Sunday, August 4, 2013


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this title from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

The Adventures Of Chuck & Friends:  
 Bumpers Up!

    Available on DVD August 13 from Shout! Factory Kids

"Chuck and his friends are getting ready to throw good times into high gear!  The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Bumpers Up!  will arrive on DVD on August 13, 2013, from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, LLC. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes and exciting bonus content, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Bumpers Up! is priced to own at $12.99.

The unbelievably fun adventures of Chuck, the little dump truck with big dreams, and his friends—Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — continue with 10 more exciting cartoons from The Adventures Of Chuck & Friends.  Chuck’s adventures in movies, music and art will have you rolling with laughter and cheer! No matter what obstacles are in his way, Chuck knows that with good friends and a little imagination, he’s always going to cross the finish line a winner."

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.  

Episodes Include:
1.     Choosy Chuck
2.     The Art Of Being Chuck
3.     Commercial Trucks
4.     Prince Chuck
5.     Lights, Cameras, Trucks!
6.     Truck And Roll
7.     Contest Countdown
8.     Soku-Kun
9.     Rowdy The Rock Star
10.  Flower Power

Bonus Features:
Also includes a brand new sing-along!


My Thoughts: 

Even though we only received this DVD last week, we have already seen it half a dozen times.  While Savannah loves My Little Pony, there is something about cars and tractors that make her go crazy. When we are out in the stroller or going for a car ride, she is pointing out the different cars, and says "Hi" to John Deer driving by. :-)  So, when we are not watching her ponies or princesses on television, we are catching the latest episode of "The Adventures of Chuck & Friends", which airs on The Hub TV Network.  If you haven't seen this show, it is about a talking car named Chuck, and the adventures and fun he has with his other car friends and parents.  If it wasn't for tuning into The Hub TV Network to catch My Little Pony, I don't think we would have ever known about this show.

The first time we saw it, Savannah thought it was based on the popular talking cars movie.  But, then after watching it a few times, she had all the character names down, and started telling her Daddy about the show each night when he got home.  Now, I can say that Savannah and Arabella are true fans of Chuck & Friends, and love watching and collecting DVDs which are released from Shout! Factory.  Like the other The Adventures of Chuck & Friends DVDs we own from Shout! Factory, this upcoming DVD (releases on 8/13), it has become an instant hit.  

As a parent, I love this show as it shares lessons for children, including the importance of teamwork, friendship, perseverance and family.  Out of the 10 episodes, my girls both found "Choosy Chuck" to be their favorite.  This episode has Chuck having to choose between his friends, when it came to bringing only along to the show.  His parents only had 1 extra ticket for him to give a friend.  And, when Chuck told his friends this, they went out of their ways to try to prove that they were Chuck's "best" friend, at times trying to outdo the others.  But, when it came time to choosing, Chuck just couldn't choose between his friends.  If he couldn't bring them all, then he didn't want to go.  He didn't want those not chosen to feel bad or miss out.  And, to settle things, he told his parents to keep his ticket and to go and enjoy themselves.  I will not spoil the ending and tell if you Chuck went.  You will have to pick up a copy of this upcoming DVD release to watch with your kids to find out. :-)


About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio develops and produces shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and SCRABBLE. Many of these shows air on The Hub, a television network for kids and their families.  Studio programming can also be seen in more than 170 countries globally. The Hub is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this title from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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