Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt

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Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
GenreChildren's Preschool
Based onChico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe
Developed byBob Boyle
Michael J. Goldberg
Gabe Pulliam
Written byGabe Pulliam
Michael Goldberg
Directed byDarragh O'Connell
Voices of
Composers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Ireland
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producersBob Boyle
Kurt Mueller
Darragh O'Connell
Cathal Gaffney
ProducersMéabh Boyle
Pauline Dunne
Gillian Higgins
Steve Jacobson
Bryan Korn
Laurie Rabin
Rachel Simon
Geraldine Weber
Emerald Wright-Collie
Running time14 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMay 8 (2020-05-08) –
December 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt is a children's animated streaming television series based on a series of books of the same name by Chris Monroe. The series is set in Blunderburg and revolves around Chico Bon Bon (voice of Robbie Daymond) and his friends Clark the elephant, Rainbow Thunder the daredevil cat and Tiny the mouse trying to solve problems using STEM concepts.[1][2]

A holiday special Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday was released on December 3, 2020.[3]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Chico Bon Bon (voiced by Robbie Daymond): A male monkey with a sweatband, a pair of sneakers, and his titular iconic tool belt. Chico is the leader of his Fix-it Force friends, and while smart, he tends to forget things and can often lose track easily. Chico uses a wide variety of tools, and has access to many kinds of parts the job may need.
  • Rainbow Thunder (voiced by Dayci Brookshire): A female cat with a white bodysuit. Rainbow is the Fix-it Force's main driver, often operating Tool Force 1, the Fix-it Flyer helicopter and her own Glittercycle. True to her outfit, Rainbow tends to be a bit of a daredevil, and she often performs at stadium events when not hanging with her friends. Rainbow also describes the STEM concepts in every episode.
  • Clark (voiced by Anthony Tedesco): A male elephant in a red tracksuit with white stripes. Clark is the gentle giant of the Fix-it Force, and because of this, his personality is noticeably a lot more timid compared to his friends. Clark is the math and science expert of the Fix-it Force, and he often calculates the specifications of the materials needed for the Fix-it Force's latest projects. Clark also pilots the accordingly-named Clark-copter, a spheroid helicopter stored on the roof of Tool Force 1.
  • Tiny: A miniature mouse who lives and works with the Fix-it Force. Tiny is noticeably much more athletic than the rest of the Fix-it Force, often using martial arts skills along with her small size to work her way out of delicate situations. Tiny is the only Fix-It Force member who doesn't wear clothing on a regular basis, and unlike the others, she has dot eyes and she doesn't speak.

Recurring[edit]

  • Mr. Buster McFluster (voiced by Cole Seaver): A male rabbit who does multiple jobs around Blunderberg.
  • Neil Ostrich: A male ostrich who does multiple news reports around Blunderburg. In the episode Egg-mergency, it is revealed he has a wife named Nell Ostrich, and later in the episode, they had a daughter named Nina Ostrich. Since Season 4, there has been a small running gag in that he loses his hair to the wind.
  • Mr. Dunderhead: A male beaver who acts as a construction worker around Blunderberg. He is a bit clumsy in the episodes Underwear Parade (where he listens to music while Chico is asking him to give the royal undies), & Wrecking Ball Run (Where he builds a tall wall instead of a small wall as Mayor Murphy asked). He is among several identically designed characters known as the dunderheads, appropriately named such in the fact that they always seem to cause mishaps due to misunderstandings.
  • Mayor Murphy: A female poodle who is the mayor of Blunderberg.
  • Elkin John: A male moose (named after the animal's Eurasian name) who is Clark's favorite singer. In the episode Chico Bon Bon and the Doggy Dilemma, it shows that he has a dog named Bernie. He is a spoof of musician Elton John.
  • Herb: A male hermit crab who lives in Crabby Canyon. He likes to eat piping hot food, and tends to becomes crabby if he doesn't get any.
  • Mrs. Coleslaw: An elderly female skunk who is the Fix-it-Force's neighbor. She is one of the Fix-it-Force's most frequent clients.
  • Captain Squirrelbeard (voiced by Matthew Mercer): A male squirrel pirate who sails in a pirate ship with a hot air balloon. Squirrelbeard is animated differently than other squirrels in the show, as he has a properly proportioned snout, he doesn't have stick-limbs, and he has eyes with pupils instead of dot eyes. Squirrelbeard is also named for his distinctive beard and the fact that his tail has a large chunk of it bitten off.
  • Sprinkles: A titanic pink female octopus who is Captain Squirrelbeard's friend. She likes to eat ice cream, and once rampaged through Blunderburg until she had a belly full of it.
  • The Lemurettis (Betty and Freddy): A couple of lemurs with Italian accents who run several restaurant chains in Blunderburg. Betty is yellow while Freddy is Orange.
  • Storm Cloud Lightning: A male daredevil cat who only appeared in "Spatula Showdown". He is a male version of Rainbow Thunder.
  • Conductor Clyde (voiced by Eric Bauza): A male dog who is the conductor of the Choo-Choo Express, a very fast train that runs through Blunderburg.
  • Big Phil: A male porcupine and a neighbor of Ms. Coleslaw. He likes to go jogging when it is dark out, though he usually ends up tearing surrounding objects with his quills
  • The Yum Yums (Gum Gum & Tum Tum): A pair of aliens from the planet Zum Zum who primarily feed on toast. Their original plan was to strip Blunderburg of all of its toast before Chico and the Fix-it Force made a toaster that worked on their planet.
  • Elsa: A female pig who is Rainbow's cousin. She has a toddler named Ricky Pig, who doesn't hold any interest in things that aren't races or games.

Cast[edit]

  • Robbie Daymond as Chico Bon Bon
  • Dayci Brookshire as Rainbow Thunder
  • Anthony Tedesco as Clark
  • Chrissie Fit as Tiny
  • Blu Bishop as Dr. Merv
  • Emma Sloan Jacobs
  • Roberta Lemons
  • Joanna Lewis
  • Ian Nikus
  • Cole Seaver
  • Matthew Mercer

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
1"Underwear Parade"Darragh O'ConnellMichael Goldberg and Gabe PulliamCéilí BraidwoodMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Blunderburg's annual Underwear Parade is about to begin. The mayor's royal undies keep falling down. The Fix-It Force work hard to help them stay put.
2"Musical Meltdown"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergJason Bryant ParkerMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Famous pianist Elkin John is about to perform on the top of Blunderburg Tower. However, his piano won't fit inside the elevator.
3"Piping Hot Pizza Problem"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergBoyer GopezMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Bridge-eating beetles prevent Mr. McFluster from delivering a pie across the canyon. The team explore options, including the use of air pressure.
4"Runaway Robot"Darragh O'ConnellBob BoyleDavide VecaMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
The Fix-It Force is surprised to hear a high-tech refrigerator they built has come alive. They go on a hunt to catch the missing robot.
5"Piratey Predicament"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyDavide VecaMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Captain Squirrelbeard takes a cupcake to a sea monster pal. His boat gets stuck, so Chico's crew sets out to help get him back out to sea.
6"Doggy Dilemma"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyTim SpillaneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
The Fix-It Force takes care of Bernie the dog. The sneaky puppy manages to escape, so the friends head out to find him.
7"Fast Food Fiasco"Darragh O'ConnellLaura SreenbyJason Bryant ParkerMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
The Lemurettis can't cope with demand after their Pizzarito becomes a popular snack. The Fix-It Force try to come up with a solution, involving automation.
8"Egg-mergency"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonCéilí BraidwoodMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Neil and Nell Ostrich announce that they are having a baby. The Fix-It force think of ways to get their egg to the hospital before the baby arrives.
9"Spatula Showdown"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonMicha CohenMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Rainbow Thunder and Stormcloud Lightning have a pancake-flipping contest. She needs the best spatula in the business in order to be crowned the best.
10"Ah-Choo Express"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenMicha CohenMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Clark isn't allowed to go to Blunderburg Station because he has a cold. His friends come up with a way to bring the trains to him, instead!

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
111"Gigantic Glue Ball"Darragh O'ConnellBryan Korn & Gabe PulliamDavide VecaJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
The gang relies on some super glue to fix up the town following a large burp-quake. However, the glue works better than any of them could have hoped.
122"Sandwich Safe"Darragh O'ConnellKevin Burke & Chris "Doc" WyattMireia SerraJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
Mayor Murphy's new sandwich concoction proves so irresistible that she hides it from the town. However, when she loses her key to the safe she put the sandwich in, trouble unfolds.
133"Great Pinball Escape"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenBenjamin SandersJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
The friends team up to help free Mrs. Coleslaw's toaster from a big hole.
144"Hot Cocoa Crisis"Darragh O'ConnellBryan KornDavide VecaJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
When his morning cocoa is too cold, Herb the Hermit Crab throws a temper tantrum. The gang puts their heads together to figure out how to heat it back up.
155"Garden Gobblers"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyJason Bryant ParkerJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
The mayor's carrots are devoured by the Garden Gobblers so it is up to the gang to devise a plan to put a stop to their greed.
166"Magnificent Mumble Mystery"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberRobin FrenchJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
Mrs. Coleslaw enlists Chico and his friends to solve a mystery.
177"Mountain of Lost Socks"Darragh O'ConnellBob Boyle & Frank RoccoBenjamin SandersJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
Chico and his pals develop a machine capable of sorting a giant pile of mismatched socks. The friends then resolve to return missing socks to their owners.
188"Danger Gnomes"Darragh O'ConnellChris MonroeJason Bryant ParkerJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
The mayor's mechanical garden gnomes get out of control and end up polluting the town air. The friends then gather to find a cleaner solution.
199"Night Tear-er"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonLeigh FiledhouseJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
Mrs. Coleslaw helps Chico and his friends find out who is behind the "Night Tear-er" pranks.
2010"Spaghetti Situation"Darragh O'ConnellLaura SreebnyVal Anthony RamirezJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
The gang comes together to help the Lemurettis attract customers to their new restaurant perched atop Mount Parmesan.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

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211"Tower of Goo"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenLeigh FieldhouseSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Mrs. Coleslaw and the Blunderfolk meet a huge sticky goo monster. Chico uses his spray to fight through the goo to rescue his friends.
222"Slippy Grippy Shuffle"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamRobin FrenchSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
"Dancing with the Seals" is on in town and Mrs. Coleslaw needs help. She asks the Fix-It Force to make grippy shoes that can help her keep time with the slippery sea animals.
233"Unbreakable Piñata"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamBenjamin SandersSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
When she's piñata wrestling, Tiny becomes the invincible Macho Mouse! But can the Fix-It Force help her in a match against the durable Piñata of Doom?
244"Gong Gone Wrong"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenCéilí BraidwoodSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Captain Squirrelbeard's loud treasure gong is keeping everyone awake, sending the Fix-It Force on a search for ways to soundproof the town.
255"Wrecking Ball Run"Darragh O'ConnellHaley ManciniBoyet GopezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Clark is eager to win the Elephant Ninja Warrior Race. The Fix-It Force engineer a pendulum to help him get through a difficult obstacle at the end of the challenge.
266"Desert Disaster"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamJason Bryant ParkerSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
The Fix-It Force find themselves stuck in the middle of a desert. They have no food or water. They decide to build a glider to fly back to Blunderberg.
277"Extreme Hogwash Machine"Darragh O'ConnellBryan KornLincoln AdamsSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Rainbow's nephew Ricky Pig is pretty stinky since he refuses to take baths, so Chico's crew designs the ultimate stunt course to finally get him clean.
288"Chico Bot Bot"Darragh O'ConnellAllan NeuwirthDavide VecaSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Blunderburg's new fix-it robot is causing problems instead of solving them! Can Chico's team step in to stop the bot from making more of a mess in town?
299"Pudding Volcano"Darragh O'ConnellKristofer WellmanVal Anthony RamirezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Mount Fudgey is threatening to erupt chocolate pudding all over the town. The Fix-It Force engineer a pipe network to channel the pudding away.
3010"Space Toaster"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergVal Anthony RamirezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
The Yum Yums from Planet Zum Zum love toast, so Chico and friends teach these aliens how to make it before they blast off with the town's total supply.

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

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311"Ice Cream Monster"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
The Fix-It Force must locate a huge serving of ice cream. A giant monster is on the loose trying to eat all the ice cream she can get.
322"Tremendous Tree Trouble"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
Blunderburg's trees are at risk because of tree-gobbling insects. Chico and pals remember that Sprinkle Ball might just come in handy.
333"Tool Belt Test"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
Chico is always the best at the tool belt test. However, accidents around him put his winning streak at risk.
344"Skate of Emergency"Darragh O'ConnellBob Boyle & Frank RoccoRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
Skateboarders will make a mess of City Hall before Mr. McFluster's once-a-year inspection — unless Chico's crew can build a park with a radical ramp.
355"Very Broken Brakes"Darragh O'ConnellKevin Burke & Chris “Doc” WyattMicha CohenOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
No street cart is safe when Mrs. Coleslaw blindly slips into the driver's seat of Tool Force One. Only Chico's makeshift parachute can slow her down!
366"Missing Book Mystery"Darragh O'ConnellHaley ManciniBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
Book adoring thieves are stealing anything they can read. The Fix-It Force create a device to help locate them and collect the books.
377"Blunderburg Blackout"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberVal Anthony RamirezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
They've lost all power in Blunderburg Tower! Without a battery with a big-enough charge, Chico and Co. need to find a new way to generate electricity.
388"Sticky Situation"Darragh O'ConnellAllan NeuwirthBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
Popsicles are the ideal way to manage the heat. But thrown away sticks are causing problems all over the town. Chico comes up with a way to repurpose them into new objects.

Holiday Special[edit]

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39S1"Very Berry Holiday"Darragh O'ConnellGabe Pulliam & Kristofer WellmanCéilí BraidwoodDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
The Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.

Release News[edit]

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt was released on May 8, 2020 on Netflix.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt' on Netflix, a 'Paw Patrol' Wannabe Headlined by a Hipster Monkey". Decider. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Toolbelt". Common Sense Media. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Have Yourself an Animated Xmas with New Netflix Specials!". 7 October 2020.

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