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Blaze and the Monster Machines is an American/Canadian CGI interactive preschool educational animated television series with a focus on teaching the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It was created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin.
Set in an alternate universe populated almost entirely by anthropomorphic monster trucks, the series follows the adventures of Blaze, a red monster truck, and his human driver AJ. They live in the fictional town of Axle City. In each episode, both Blaze and AJ encounter a major problem and set off on an adventure to solve it. During the adventure, there are several puzzles and obstacles they have to overcome (with "assistance" from the viewing audience), mostly relating to what the episode is about. Each episode focuses on a certain STEM concept, which becomes the episode's main theme throughout.
Along Blaze are his friends, Stripes, Starla, Darington, Zeg, and later Watts, as well as Gabby the mechanic. Blaze's main adversary is Crusher, a mean truck who likes to cheat and sends out inventions which Blaze always gets past. He is accompanied by a small truck named Pickle, who serves as his adviser and voice of reason. Some episodes feature a subplot where Crusher wants to do something related to the main plot, but always ends up with humorous results.
- Nolan North as Blaze
- Dusan Brown as AJ (Season 1)
- Caleel Harris as AJ (Season 2-Season 3)
- Ramone Hamilton as AJ (Season 3)
- Matthew Mucci as AJ (Season 5-present)
- Angelina Wahler as Gabby (Season 1-Season 3)
- Molly Jackson as Gabby (Season 3-Present)
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Crusher
- Nat Faxon as Pickle
- Sunil Malhotra as Stripes
- James Patrick Stuart as Zeg
- Alexander Polinsky as Darington
- Kate Higgins as Starla
- Melanie Minichino as Watts
- → Main article: Blaze and the Monster Machines episode list
Home video releases
- → Main article: Blaze and the Monster Machines videography
- This was Nick Jr.'s last interactive show until Blue's Clues & You! and Santiago of the Seas.
- With the show renewed for a seventh season, it currently makes it one of the longest-running shows on Nick Jr. along with Bubble Guppies and PAW Patrol.
|Blaze and the Monster Machines|
|Characters||Axel City Residents||Blaze • AJ • Gabby • Zeg • Pickle • Crusher • Starla • Darington • Stripes • Watts • Bump Bumperman • Clive the Baker • Rudy|
|Velocityville||Vender • Dash • Ralley • Speedrick|
|Animal Island||Lizard • Nelson the Rhino • Bam the Gorilla • Bunk the Elephant • Scar • Wartimer and Snout • Thunderwing|
|Locations||Axel City • Monster Dome • Clive's Bakery • Badlands • Jungle • Axel City Garage|
|Episodes||Episodes (Seasons: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6) • Video releases • Race Car Adventures • Wild Wheels • Robot Power|
|Nick Jr. originals|
|1980s premieres||Pinwheel (reruns) • Eureeka's Castle|
|1990s premieres||Allegra's Window • Gullah Gullah Island • Blue's Clues • Binyah Binyah! • Little Bill|
|2000s premieres||Oobi (shorts) • Dora the Explorer • Oswald • Whoopi's Littleburg (specials) • Blue's Room • LazyTown • The Backyardigans • Go, Diego, Go! • Jack's Big Music Show • Wonder Pets! • The Upside Down Show • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan • The Fresh Beat Band|
|2010s premieres||Team Umizoomi • Bubble Guppies • Wallykazam! • Dora and Friends: Into the City! • Blaze and the Monster Machines • Fresh Beat Band of Spies • Shimmer and Shine • Nella the Princess Knight • Sunny Day • Zoofari • Butterbean's Café • Blue's Clues & You!|
|2020s premieres||Santiago of the Seas • Kinderwood • Baby Shark's Big Show! • Noggin Knows • The Tiny Chef Show|
|See also||List of Nick Jr. original programming|