Blaze and the Monster Machines

American children's television series

Blaze and the Monster Machines is an American animated children's TV series that premieres on Nickelodeon as part of its Nick Jr. Channel block. The show involves a reddish-orange monster machine named Blaze, his best friend, AJ, and their Monster Machine friends: Stripes, a yellowish-orange tiger truck, Starla, a purple pickup truck as a cowgirl, Darington, a blue and white stunt truck, Zeg, a lime green dinosaur truck, and Watts, a magenta electric truck driven by her best friend, Gabby racing around Axel City with the Monster Dome on the other side along with their enemy, Crusher, a deep blue Monster Machine, and his little funny sidekick, Pickle, a green Monster Machine.

Blaze and the Monster Machines
GenreAnimation
Adventure
Science fiction
Created byJeff Borkin
Ellen Martin
Developed by
  • Clark Stubbs
  • Jeff Borkin
  • Ellen Martin
Country of origin
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes151
Production
Executive producersJeff Borkin
Ellen Martin
ProducersTina Chow (2014)
Logan McPherson (2014-2016)
Sarah Wall (2016-2018)
Paddy Kelly (2016-2017)
Jennifer DeMichelis (2017-present)
Nisa Contreras (2018-2020)
Running time23 minutes
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (Seasons 1-7), Nick Jr. Channel (Season 8)
ReleaseOctober 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) –
present

The show features a fast reddish-orange monster machine and all of his friends, living in Axel City, a city with a place called the Monster Dome on the other side of it.

Characters

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  • Blaze (Nolan North) is an orange-red monster truck. He's so good-hearted, loyal, and brave. He's a close friend to Starla, the purple cowgirl/pickup truck. His catchphrase is "Let's Blaze!". His eyes are blue. He transforms into anything.
  • AJ (Jakari Fraser) is Blaze's brown human best friend and driver who's so smart. He is a Filipino science and technology expert. He really likes driving.
  • Crusher (Kevin Michael Richardson) is a deep blue tractor trailer truck with a light blue lightning bolt motif who's Blaze's biggest rival. He's very bad at cheating. He has all of his latest inventions inside of him.
  • Pickle (Nat Faxon) is a small, and green singing hatchback monster truck. He's Crusher's sidekick with stripes and bumps on him. He likes joking around.
  • Gabby (Kensington Tallman) is a human mechanic with light skin, blue eyes and purple hair in a ponytail. She wears a white shirt with blue overalls.
  • Stripes (Sunil Malhotra) is an orange tiger truck with purple stripes on him. He roars a lot. He's from the jungle. He lives in a treehouse.
  • Starla (Kate Higgins) is a purple pickup truck with a sparkly cowgirl hat. She's a roping expert. She speaks with a thick Southern accent. She says "Yee-haw!".
  • Darington (Alexander Polinsky) is a very clumsy blue and white stunt truck with a gold star motif. He likes doing cool tricks.
  • Zeg (James Patrick Stuart) is a light green dinosaur truck who's so prehistoric. He's the best friend of Blaze and AJ.
  • Watts (Melanie Minichino) is a magenta Monster Machine. She is also pretty fast. She's powered by electricity. She speaks with a South American accent.
  • Sparkle (Julieta Cortez) is Blaze's younger sister with hot pink pigtails with yellow stars holding them. Her eyes have glittery pink eye liner and eyelashes. She has a finish of sparkles on her tires (to coincide with her name), which has the same print as her older brother, Blaze, an orange-red monster truck who's so loyal.

Recurring

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  • Bump Bumperman (voiced by Jeff Bennett) is a truck who announces all the races.
  • Animals, Crusher's Inventions (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Joe (voiced by Nat Faxon) is Gus' best friend. Based on the same generation GMC Sierra like Starla, but male.
  • Gus (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is Joe's best friend.
  • Gasquatch (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is a mud-loving truck.
  • Swoops (voiced by David Shatraw) is a large green helicopter with a grille and bumper. He wears a yellow hat.
  • Speedrick (voiced by Keith Ferguson) is a snooty race car, and is the main antagonist of Race Car Superstar.
  • Becky Checkerflag (voiced by Grey DeLisle)
  • Snout the Warthog (voiced by Ian James Corlett)
  • Wartimer the Warthog (voiced by Trevor Devall)
  • Bunk the Elephant (voiced by Jess Harnell)
  • Bam the Gorilla (voiced by Sirena Irwin)
  • Skyler the Falcon (voiced by Kate Higgins)
  • Nelson the Rhino (voiced by Cedric Yarbrough)
  • Burt Black'n'White (voiced by Eric Morgan Stuart)
  • Paulina (voiced by Nika Futterman)
  • Paulie and Ollie (voiced by Evan Agos)
  • Petey (voiced by Connor Andrade)
  • Peggy (voiced by Juliet Donenfeld)
  • Jimmy (voiced by Leo Gragnani)
  • Annie (voiced by Emma Sloan Jacobs)
  • Kimmy and Ellie (voiced by Destiny Ochoa)
  • Floppy (voiced by Charlie Townsend)
  • Singer 1 (voiced by Scott Krippayne)
  • Singer 2 (voiced by Tommy Leonard)
  • Singer 3 (voiced by Seann Bowe)
  • Singer 4 (voiced by Matthew Tishler)
  • Reece (voiced by Kate Higgins) is a green female garbage truck. The name is made of creativity, alluding to the fact that it means "recycling".
  • Debris (voiced by James Patrick Stuart) is a white French-accented garbage truck with a red dump bed.
  • Clive (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is the town baker of Axle City.
  • Rudy (voiced by Jeff Bennett) is Crusher's teammate. Based on Hummer H2 SUT converted to a 2-door single cab with Starla's grille and wheel wells.
  • Ferris (voiced by Jeff Bennett) is a chopped roof tow truck. In the Season 1 episode "The Mystery Bandit", at the very ending scene, it turns out to be that he was actually the one who took the lost items. Yet once again based on GMC Sierra.
  • The King (voiced by Charlie Adler)
  • The Royal Knights
    • Green Knight and Yellow Knight (voiced by Jeff Bennett)
    • Purple Knight (voiced by Cree Summer)
    • White Knight (voiced by Charlie Adler)
  • The Moose
  • Carnival Barker (voiced by Mick Lauer)
  • Lucy (voiced by Grey Griffin)
  • Brodie (voiced by Kate Higgins)
  • Robbie (voiced by Charlie Adler)
  • Little Girl (voiced by Cate Gragnani)
  • Little Boy (voiced by Jack Fisher)
  • Littlest Girl (voiced by Destiny Ochoa)
  • Dance Truck 1 (voiced by James Patrick Stuart)
  • Dispatch (voiced by Nolan North)
  • Traffic Trucks (all voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Kate Higgins and Nat Faxon)
  • The Animals
  • Monkey (voiced by Amber Hood)
  • Bunny (voiced by Hynden Walch)
  • Bunny 2 and Panda (voiced by Stephanie Sheh)
  • Frog (voiced by Nolan North)
  • The Sneaky Fox (voiced by Tara Strong)
  • Blaze and Sparkle's Dad (speaking voice by Jess Harnell; singing voice by James Richard)
  • Blaze and Sparkle's Mom (voiced by April Stewart)
  • Snowbie (voiced by Becky Robinson)
  • Sea Star (voiced by Cristina Vee Valenzuela)
  • Swordfish (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson)
  • Turtle (voiced by Nolan North)
  • Shark Flowers and Biggest Shark Flower (voiced by Abby Trott)
  • Crab 3 (voiced by Nika Futterman)
  • Dolphin/Crab 1 (voiced by Kate Higgins)
  • Crab 2/Crab Announcer (voiced by Fred Tatasciore)
  • Zuzu (voiced by Debi Derryberry)
  • Oola (voiced by Kaitlyn Robrock)
  • Zork/Alien Announcer (voiced by Sean Kenin)
  • Kissing Bear (voiced by Kate Higgins is a bear-styled monster van based on a looser GMC Savana.

Special guest stars

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