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Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
Genre Children's Preschool
Based on Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe
Developed by Bob Boyle
Written by Chris Monroe
Directed by Darragh O'Connell
Voices of
  • Robbie Daymond
  • Dayci Brookshire
  • Anthony Tedesco
Composer(s)
  • Mike Reagan
  • Bob Boyle
Country of origin United Kingdom
Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 38
Production
Executive producer(s) Bob Boyle
Kurt Mueller
Producer(s) Méabh Boyle
Pauline Dunne
Running time 14 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Silvergate Media
  • Brown Bag Films
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08) – present

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt is a British-Irish 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 Tiny the mouse, Clark the elephant, and Rainbow Thunder the daredevil cat trying to solve problems using STEM concepts.

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

Characters

Main

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Eric 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.
  • Ms. 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 the first season. 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

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

Episodes

Season 1 (2020)

No. Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original release date
1 "Underwear Parade" Darragh O'Connell Michael Goldberg and Gabe Pulliam Céilí Braidwood May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
2 "Musical Meltdown" Darragh O'Connell Michael Goldberg Jason Bryant Parker May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
3 "Piping Hot Pizza Problem" Darragh O'Connell Michael Goldberg Boyer Gopez May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
4 "Runaway Robot" Darragh O'Connell Bob Boyle Davide Veca May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
5 "Piratey Predicament" Darragh O'Connell Sarah Mullervy Davide Veca May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
6 "Doggy Dilemma" Darragh O'Connell Sarah Mullervy Tim Spillane May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
7 "Fast Food Fiasco" Darragh O'Connell Laura Sreenby Jason Bryant Parker May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
8 "Egg-mergency" Darragh O'Connell Halcyon Person Céilí Braidwood May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
9 "Spatula Showdown" Darragh O'Connell Halcyon Person Micha Cohen May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
10 "Ah-Choo Express" Darragh O'Connell Morgan Von Ancken Micha Cohen May 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)

Season 2 (2020)

No.
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season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original release date
11 1 "Chico Bon Bon and the Gigantic Glue Ball" Darragh O'Connell Bryan Korn & Gabe Pulliam Davide Veca July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
12 2 "Chico Bon Bon and the Sandwich Safe" Darragh O'Connell Kevin Burke & Chris "Doc" Wyatt Mireia Serra July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
13 3 "Chico Bon Bon and the Great Pinball Escape" Darragh O'Connell Morgan Von Ancken Benjamin Sanders July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
14 4 "Chico Bon Bon and the Hot Cocoa Crisis" Darragh O'Connell Bryan Korn Davide Veca July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
15 5 "Chico Bon Bon and the Garden Gobblers" Darragh O'Connell Sarah Mullervy Jason Bryant Parker July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
16 6 "Detective Coleslaw and the Magnificent Mumble Mystery" Darragh O'Connell Adam Felber Robin French July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
17 7 "Chico Bon Bon and the Mountain of Lost Socks" Darragh O'Connell Bob Boyle & Frank Rocco Benjamin Sanders July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
18 8 "Chico Bon Bon and the Danger Gnomes" Darragh O'Connell Chris Monroe Jason Bryant Parker July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
19 9 "Chico Bon Bon and the Night Tear-er" Darragh O'Connell Halcyon Person Leigh Filedhouse July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
20 10 "Chico Bon Bon and the Spaghetti Situation" Darragh O'Connell Laura Sreebny Val Anthony Ramirez July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)

Season 3 (2020)

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season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original release date
21 1 "Tower of Goo" Darragh O'Connell Morgan Von Ancken Leigh Fieldhouse September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
22 2 "Slippy Grippy Shuffle" Darragh O'Connell Gabe Pulliam Robin French September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
23 3 "Unbreakable Piñata" Darragh O'Connell Gabe Pulliam Benjamin Sanders September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
24 4 "Gong Gone Wrong" Darragh O'Connell Morgan Von Ancken Céilí Braidwood September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
25 5 "Wrecking Ball Run" Darragh O'Connell Haley Mancini Boyet Gopez September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
26 6 "Desert Disaster" Darragh O'Connell Gabe Pulliam Jason Bryant Parker September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
27 7 "Extreme Hogwash Machine" Darragh O'Connell Bryan Korn Lincoln Adams September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
28 8 "Chico Bot Bot" Darragh O'Connell Allan Neuwirth Davide Veca September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
29 9 "Pudding Volcano" Darragh O'Connell Kristofer Wellman Val Anthony Ramirez September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
30 10 "Space Toaster" Darragh O'Connell Michael Goldberg Val Anthony Ramirez September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)

Season 4 (2020)

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Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original release date
31 1 "Ice Cream Monster" Darragh O'Connell Halcyon Person Robin French October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
32 2 "Tremendous Tree Trouble" Darragh O'Connell Adam Felber Boyet Gopez October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
33 3 "Tool Belt Test" Darragh O'Connell Michael Goldberg Robin French October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
34 4 "Skate of Emergency" Darragh O'Connell Bob Boyle & Frank Rocco Robin French October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
35 5 "Very Broken Brakes" Darragh O'Connell Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt Micha Cohen October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
36 6 "Missing Book Mystery" Darragh O'Connell Haley Mancini Boyet Gopez October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
37 7 "Blunderburg Blackout" Darragh O'Connell Adam Felber Val Anthony Ramirez October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
38 8 "Sticky Situation" Darragh O'Connell Allan Neuwirth Boyet Gopez October 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)

Movies

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season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original release date
39 S1 "Very Berry Holiday" Darragh O'Connell Gabe Pulliam & Kristofer Wellman Céilí Braidwood December 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)
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