Recently I was invited to a luncheon with a group of local bloggers celebrating the upcoming launch of a NEW original series on Sprout called “Terrific Trucks.” It was a fabulous luncheon event at Heydey Restaurant in Minneapolis, and we got to meet and chat with Kristofer Updike, Sprout’s Director of Programming and the Creator of this new show for kids!
The food and service at Heydey was impressive, and made for a pleasant get-together as we saw a preview of Terrific Trucks.
What is Terrific Trucks?
Here’s the scoop:
TERRIFIC TRUCKS stars construction site crew Tork (the dump truck), Dug (the digger), Sparky (the front end loader), Stotz (the semi) and Blinker (the scooper) – each with their own unique personality. The series follows the five live-action trucks as they take on big jobs each day in a fun, exciting and immersive environment that showcases the trucks in a close up style. Whether they are crushing cars, digging a foundation, or tearing down a barn, important lessons will be shared as the trucks overcome obstacles on projects to get the job done – proving nothing is too tough for a terrific truck when they work together as a team. New episodes of TERRIFIC TRUCKS will air every Saturday at 9am ET on Sprout.
What do I love about Terrific Trucks?
This show uses REAL TRUCKS – not animated trucks. Though there is some computer animation to help bring them to life, the show is filmed using two fleets of real trucks at a quarry outside of Toronto, Canada.
Plus, two of the characters are girls (one pink, one green!). I love that both boys and girls can identify with at least one of the characters!
WATCH A PREVIEW!
TUNE IN SATURDAYS AT 8AM CT!
Tune in to Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, for TERRIFIC TRUCKS, set to premiere on Saturday, July 9 at 8:00am CT. New episodes of TERRIFIC TRUCKS will air every Saturday 8am CT on Sprout. (Your kids are already up early on Saturday mornings anywaMovies & TVy, right?) 🙂
The Sprout website has FREE games for 2-5 year olds that are fun and educational:
- Terrific Team Match Up
- Build a Terrific Truck
- Job Site Dash
- Home Base Maze
- Bill Board’s Memory Match
Plus, download the FREE Sprout Playground app which now includes Terrific Trucks Get Truckin’—a new, free interactive Terrific Trucks game available exclusively within the app.
To learn more: