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The Adventures Of Chuck And Friends: When Trucks Fly

Score: 83%
Rating: TV-Y
Publisher: Shout! Factory
Region: 1
Media: DVD/1
Running Time: 110 Mins.
Genre: Animated/Family/TV Series
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo

Features:

  • A Brand New Sing-Along!

As I mentioned in my previous review, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends is a cartoon about a town of sentient vehicles. All the residents are some kind of vehicle. They eat (refuel with gas) at a diner and the kids play at the dump and the dirt track, among other places. Chuckís friends Rowdy, Handy, Boomer, Digger, Biggs, and Soku are always up for the random adventures that Chuck thinks up, no matter how insane they might be. Of course, they will sometimes have to remind Chuck to finish what he starts. There is a new friend introduced in this set named Flip. Heís a "stunt truck" that can flip himself over and over.

To start off this set of episodes, Chuck meets a baggage carrier truck and decides that he wants to fly like a jumbo jet. He tells his friends all about it, so they try to do separate ideas but instead, they will have to work together to make it happen. Youíd think they would remember this lesson, but they will get excited and forget to work together in other episodes, like the Scout Troop episode. Chuck and his friends are in a scout troop, the Spark Plugs. They learn how to track trucks, but really they learn that they need to work together and they need to have honor. Biggs and Boomer remember the lesson, but Flip and Chuck will have to learn things the hard way again.

As we all know by now, Chuck has a very short attention span. Rowdyís uncle is a street sweeper, which makes Chuck want to play a game where he is Super-Sweeper Chuck, so he gets Rowdy to dump out trash everywhere for him to clean up. Rowdy doesnít want to, but Chuck promises to clean up. If youíve watched any of Chuck and Friends by now, youíll already know that Chuck is going to get distracted and leave Rowdy to clean up. Chuck is a very ADHD kid, but he is learning how to be a responsible car.

These kids will also learn about things that they just havenít experienced in life so far. They have a favorite TV show with a villain on it. When the actor playing that villain comes to town, the kids assume that heís a villain in real life because he is on the show. They spend a lot of time trying to capture him before they have to speak to him as a person. Later, in a different episode, Chuck meets a blind motorcycle whose sidecar sees for him. He explains to Chuck that even though he canít see, he can learn even more about the things around him using his other senses. This makes Chuck start thinking about using his other senses as well, so when Soku canít find the pieces to his new race track, the group use their other senses to help him find them.

If you like the other episodes of The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, then you should definitely check outThe Adventures of Chuck and Friends: When Trucks Fly. It is right in line with the previous release and even has a sing-along bonus feature just like the other DVD. It is appropriate for all ages and should keep your kids entertained.



-Cyn, GameVortex Communications
AKA Sara Earl

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