chuggington characters

The Chuggington Wooden Railway was released in September 2010 to Canada, and on 1 March 2011 to specialty retailers in the United States.
The series is set in the fictional town of Chuggington, and follows the adventures of 6 young novice railway anthropomorphic locomotives, (or “Trainees”,) named Wilson, Brewster, Koko, Hoot, Toot and Piper.
In the UK, several children’s books are in the works, including Koko on Call: A Nightlight Adventure, based on an early episode.[18] Publications International and Scholastic introduced Chuggington books to the U.S. market in late 2010 and early 2011, respectively.
The Chuggington Interactive Railway was released in the United States in February 2011.
The first series of 52 episodes was sold to broadcasters including the BBC, ABC (Australia), TF1 (France) and Super RTL (Germany) in a deal announced in February 2008.[5] A second series of 26 episodes was purchased by the BBC and many other broadcasters throughout the world.

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Wilson joins the Chug Patrol rescue squad, Brewster teams up with the Chuggineer construction crew and Speed Fleet recruits super-fast Koko.
Series Produced by  Charlie Caminada … executive producer: Ludorum / executive producer (121 episodes, 2008-2014) Dick Rothkopf … executive producer: Ludorum / executive producer (121 episodes, 2008-2014) Don Toht … executive producer: Ludorum / executive producer (121 episodes, 2008-2014) Rob Lawes … executive producer: Ludorum / executive producer (109 episodes, 2008-2014) Mandy Kamester … executive producer: BBC / executive producer (68 episodes, 2008-2011) Jacqueline White … producer (67 episodes, 2010-2014) Sarah Ball … producer (54 episodes, 2008-2010) Chris Rose … executive producer: BBC / executive producer: CBBC (54 episodes, 2008-2010) Sophia Zhu … executive producer: MMDE (39 episodes, 2011-2014) Stan Wong … executive producer: MMDE (35 episodes, 2010-2011) Sarah Legg … executive producer: CBeebies / programme executive: CBeebies (26 episodes, 2013-2014) Series Music by  Chris McHale … (112 episodes, 2008-2014) Series Film Editing by  Jane Hicks … (40 episodes, 2008-2010) Jill Garrett … (5 episodes, 2011) Andrew Hassenruck … (1 episode, 2010) Series Casting By  Scott Sherratt … (94 episodes, 2008-2013) Series Art Direction by  Ben Turner … (8 episodes, 2008-2010) Don Toht … (2 episodes, 2010) Series Production Management  Bingfeng Cheng … production manager (53 episodes, 2008-2010) Valerie Evering … production manager (53 episodes, 2008-2010) Bing Feng Cheng … head of production: MMDE (39 episodes, 2010-2011) Zhen Zhang … production manager: MMDE / executive producer: MMDE (39 episodes, 2010-2011) Xiang Guo … production manager: MMDE (38 episodes, 2010-2011) Chen Chun … production manager: MMDE (21 episodes, 2013-2014) Azon Zhou … head of production: MMDE (21 episodes, 2013-2014) Ziang Guo … production manager: MMDE (1 episode, 2010) Series Art Department  Marnie Pitts … artist (25 episodes, 2009-2011) Todd Herlitz … character designer (18 episodes, 2008-2010) Qiyin Ma … models and textures (18 episodes, 2008-2010) Etsu Kahata … additional designer (17 episodes, 2008-2010) Elanna Allen … additional designer (16 episodes, 2008-2010) Maxwell Doig … additional designer (16 episodes, 2008-2010) Jason B.
If you plan to join, one very helpful page is the rules of the Chuggington Wiki.
During training, Wilson and Chug Patrol must evacuate animals from the Safari Park.
Chuggington is a british TV Series which has been airimg in the UK by the BBC since 2008.
Koko loves going flat out, whooshing ahead of the others, and has yet to learn that speed isn’t everything.
Koko is painted green and white on her body with purple lining and underbody.
In the Season 2 premier, Koko’s New Look, Zephie painted her, out of anger, to look like a pirate.
Unlike Wilson and Brewster, Koko is completely electric and uses her own power directly from the tracks beneath her.
Koko will always own up or apologize and try to put things right, once she has understood the full implications of her actions.
Koko is based on the 0 Series Shinkansen, a Japanese bullet train.
Koko is very confident and loves to explore and have adventures.
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Three apprentice engines (called ‘trainees’ of course!) are learning to ride the rails and perform essential tasks – Wilson (an eager but slightly impetuous red engine), Brewster (a loyal and rugged freight engine) and Koko (whose speed and daring deeds sometimes get her into mischief).
Wilson is a trainee with the Chug Patrol rescue squad and Brewster has joined the Chuggineers – a construction and engineering crew, while Koko learns with Speed Fleet – the fastest passenger trains.
They have lots to learn from their mentors, Jackman- the heroic chief of Chug Patrol, Zack, Tyne and Fletch, the highly-skilled Chuggineers and Hanzo, the fastest chugger in Chuggington.
Old Puffer Peteis a steam train and is the oldest chugger in Chuggington – but he’s been looked after so well, he can still chuff up and down the tracks (albeit slowly and wheezily).
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With tons of collectible wooden engines, unique "2-in-1" buildings and compatibility with other wooden train systems, your child will enjoy hours of imaginative, developmental play.
The new Chuggington StackTrack playsets from TOMY feature revolutionary track that is engineered for stability with sturdy connections, letting your child build elevated layouts like never before.
Chuggington Wooden Railway combines the classic charm of wooden train play with the modern and exciting world of Chuggington.
This auction is for a Chuggington lot of die-cast train engine and cars.
This auction is for a Chuggington train action playset.
This package contains 1 Chatsworth Chugger Championship Die-Cast Train figure.
This auction is for a Chuggington train playset.
This is the Launch Go Roundhouse This is complete and includes the roundhouse, 3 accessories, Koko train, track and instructions.
You are bidding on an individual Chuggington die cast metal train car.
This is complete and includes the Wilson train, all the track, signs/posts, supports and instructions.
This auction is for a Chuggington lot of train tracks.
Includes red train carrying case which is excellent used just a few minor surface scuffs.
They are not compatible with other diecast train sets or wooden train sets.
You get one wooden train named skylar and then the rest of the trains are diecast.
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My son loves Chuggington, and it’s something I can handle too! Compared to Thomas, my kid’s other favorite, Chuggington’s characters are more vibrant and fun, the storylines are not as repetitive, and ultimately the lessons are more worthwhile.
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Well, our little toddler just loves these Chuggington DVDs and that’s worth five stars.
This is the only show he stops dead doing what he’s doing to watch and the storylines are so cute and teach so many lessons that I welcomed having my little guy watch Chuggington.
Our Toddler Just Loves Chuggington DVDs.
In terms of the nature of both series, Chuggington may well be cartoonish, but it is by no means ashamed of it, and nor should it be.  It adds to the fun and enjoyment that children must get when they watch this series.  Thomas isn’t as ‘cartoonish’ as its counterpart, but in a bid to relate to its audience, relies far too much on elements that the writers believe they will like – alliteration and rhyming are the prime examples here, but at the same time, the over-reliance upon ridiculous gimmicks such as children’s parties, picnics and storytelling sessions.  In Chuggington, the main characters are children, and they are found to be constantly learning from and observing the ‘adult’ trains as they strive to be the best that they can be.  This value does not translate into Thomas and Friends in its current state at all.
In Chuggington, the main moral ideas seem to be geared toward having a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.  That you’re capable of anything if you put your mind to it, which is a wonderful moral to put to children as it will boost their self-esteem, encourage them to try harder and make a go of learning new skills which will aid their personal development.  The episodes I have observed as part of this study have taught very positive morals in a very constructive manner – self belief, taking the advice of others and using it effectively, having patience and learning how to deal with jealousy.  These are all life lessons that children will need to learn to see their way through life, and the way they’re portrayed in Chuggington is very transparent.  You’re watching something which is entertaining, but at the same time, the lesson the Chuggers have learned is obvious.  It’s effective storytelling at its best and puts the current stock of Thomas and Friends stories to shame.
However, Chuggington does better Thomas and Friends in one area with its character designs – the human characters.  These actually look and feel like real people, and they are fascinating to look at in terms of their looks facially, builds, heights and weights, and it adds real depth to the series.  It could be argued that Nitrogen have been working to a precedent with Thomas – for nearly 25 years, the human characters were simply figurines, and to maintain the ‘look’ of the old series, they have developed the people in the series to match this style, whilst also adding ‘life’ to them at the same juncture.
Chuggington is a bright, bustling modern metropolis, with opportunities for the characters to go beyond that and into the countryside, which can vary from a set of lush green rolling hills akin to those of the British isles to breathtaking rocky gorges, which would be more prevalent within an American landscape.  We can therefore deduce that Chuggington is placed within a ‘global’ setting, and cannot be pinned down as British, American or Australian, it’s simply diverse.  Having seen the series redubbed for the American audience whilst holidaying in Colorado in 2010, it translates exceptionally well and the series sits well with any accent, language or dialect!  The cast of locomotives is equally as diverse with the three main characters based on British, American and Japanese designs of Diesel locomotive, and living side-by-side with steam, Diesel and Electric locomotives of every ‘re-imagined’ design.
Whilst both series deal with talking trains, the design of the characters are very different.  Keeping in tradition with the values of old, any new Thomas and Friends characters are developed directly from real life locomotives, and the designs are followed stringently to create a locomotive which mirrors it’s real life counterpart.  This is particularly true of the newer designs that Nitrogen Studios are responsible for under their own steam, such as Charlie, Hiro and Scruff, who are far more detailed in appearance than the model designs that have existed since the series began.  Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James and Percy still retain their ‘toy-like’ appearance out of faith to the originals, built by Clearwater Features in 1983.
The engines are basically that, they are railway engines fulfilling tasks that would be expected of them on a railway in the 1950s and 1960s.  But at the end of the day, the mechanical nature of the storylines means that personality traits hold no bearing on the Island of Sodor these days – you can basically write a storyline first and then slot the character in second.  A prime example of this would be in Diesel’s Special Delivery from Series 14 of Thomas.  Diesel is a notorious trouble-maker, he used to tell lies, cause havoc and demean the steam engines with threats of scrap – here, we see him vying for the attention of children to be ‘clapped and cheered’.  Not only is this a huge departure from the original character who simply wished to dominate, it’s a storyline which is clearly geared toward a more sensitive and child-like character such as Rosie or Percy.
Quite honestly, this is severely underestimated as a competitor by HIT Entertainment, and they’re going to discover that much to their peril if the standard of writing for the series does not improve dramatically very quickly!  In terms of story quality, they are second to none.  There is always something to engage your interest throughout, they make effective use of their character base, and utilise it to their full potential to create storylines that are humorous, exciting and enjoyable.  The subplots throughout push the running time forward with ease, there’s always something happening within Chuggington, and it doesn’t always have to be focussed upon the ‘Character Of The Day’ – the supporting cast for the series are well represented, well portrayed and well used.
Thomas, however, isn’t the product of a ‘creative team’.  He and the original stories are drawn from the between three generations of a family.  A father passing on the of steam and railways to his son, and in turn, the same story repeating itself, but with far more creative results when the Rev Awdry nursed his son through measles with three simple, but moral, railway stories to keep him amused.  The story progresses somewhat with the urging of a wife to seek publication, an editor who is so enthralled and encapsulated by the work being produced that he commissions a new book every year for nearly 30 years, the torch being picked up by the same son for whom the original stories were intended, and later grabs the attention of people in media who help maximise its full marketing potential on a global scale.
I had always been intrigued by the differences between Thomas & Friends and Chuggington.  However, having never watched any episodes of Chuggington in full, I could not make an informed opinion and chose to believe that the series was somewhat inferior to Thomas, given what I had been hearing from other people.  But when Series 15 of Thomas and Friends aired, and left a very bitter taste in the mouth of the faithful older fans, I knew the time was right to explore the other side of the fence.
The energetic and humorous stories are meant to entertain, but also to help equip children from three to six with the practical social and emotional skills required to get along in today’s challenging society.
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Featuring new wagons and machines, including the massive yellow Mega Chug Crane, and new friends Payce, the tunnel runner from Tootington, and Cormac, the cheeky forklift engine, “Chuggineers Ready To Build” (SRP: $14.98) will help Wilson, Brewster, Koko and little trainees at home discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork.
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The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination.
Dick Rothkopf and the other Chuggington creators at Ludorum also believe in the importance of teaching young children and their parents to be safe inside and outside vehicles.  The new Chuggington public service announcement is a perfect demonstration of that.  They also have a terrific safety website with games, tips, and other activities for kids.  And they have agreed to provide information about helmets, bike safety, seat belts, and safety seats in upcoming episodes of their show.
Today, as part of Child Passenger Safety week, Dick and I spent time with the lively youngsters at Harriet Tubman Elementary School here in Washington, DC.  The young students, however, were much more interested in our Chuggington friends, Wilson, Brewster, and Koko.
At the end of the day's events, the Tubman Elementary School kids took a pledge to “Think Safe, Ride Safe, and Be Safe,” and they were awarded with badges just like those earned by their favorite Chuggington characters.  Kids everywhere can take the same pledge on the Chuggington safety website.
He loves things to be perfect and tidy, just as a dustbin engine should be! Note: The Chuggington wooden trains are compatible with Thomas wooden trains and track.
Every episode of Chuggington consists of two vignettes ("Rolling Reporter Wilson," etc.) and a BADGE QUEST segment, in which a shrill loudspeaker named Vee (controlled by aliens?!) hands down tasks to the trainees so that they can get a stupid badge.
The trainees on Chuggington are asked to handle any number of random tasks: shipping freight, pulling the ice cream car (named Frostini, complete with comical Italian accent), or starring as an extra in Action Chugger’s shitty action movie.
I’m not saying a bunch of little British twats screaming out the theme song is any better (thanks to "Another Brick in the Wall" and "The Living Years," I am firmly against using British boy choirs in rock songs), I’m just saying that the producers felt compelled to dumb down what was already a dumb British show.
"Lights Camera Action Chugger." The trainees are basically hired as pissboys on Action Chugger’s movie set.
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