Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks

 
Big-wheeled fun that's heavy on positive messages.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids will learn about important personal and social skills like being a good friend and taking responsibility for your actions.

Positive messages

Lessons in responsibility, dependability, honesty, and friendship are integral to the series.

Positive role models

Adult characters are knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging with the younger group. Friends support one another and share their feelings openly. Female characters hold their own among the boys in school and at play.

Violence & scariness

Animated vehicles sometimes crush inanimate cars -- nothing upsetting.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the lively characters in this animated series will captivate young viewers -- especially boys -- with their daredevil stunts. Important lessons in honesty, persistence, and friendship are reiterated throughout each episode, but kids will be so busy enjoying the show's action that they won't realize that they're learning, too. The absence of controversial content coupled with clever humor (like when one vehicle makes himself overheat to avoid a test in school the next day) makes it appealing on many levels and to several age groups.

What's the story?

BIGFOOT PRESENTS: METEOR AND THE MIGHTY MONSTER TRUCKS revolves around a group of young, big-wheeled buddies on their way to becoming the next generation of car-crushing monster trucks. Led by a space-age moon-buggy named Meteor (voiced by Cameron Ansell), the clan consists of a diverse vehicular cast, including Jose the fire engine (Mitchell Eisner), Junkboy the garbage hauler (Cliff Saunders), and Ponytail the pink (but definitely not delicate) truck (Taija Isen). Also hanging in there with his friends is Little Tow (Scott McCord), who moved to Crushington Park when his dad, Bigfoot, retired from the monster truck circuit. When they're not at school perfecting their jumps or working on their obstacle course time trials, Meteor and his friends enjoy doing what most kids do -- getting dirty. They spend much of their free time off-roading, spinning doughnuts in the mud before heading to the Gunk Busters wash station for a squeaky clean shower.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The brightly animated series Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks is full of high-flying action that young viewers will love. Luckily for parents, it's also packed with the kinds of positive messages and constructive content that kids need. The good-natured buddies enjoy a strong friendship based on mutual respect and open discussions about their feelings. For example, in one episode, Meteor learned the importance of being responsible when he let having fun distract him from his promise to buy tickets for his friends to see their idol, The Crushmeister (Cal Dodd), in action. His honesty with them was a reminder that they had played a role in his procrastination, too, and needed to accept part of the blame.

Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks will entertain its youngest viewers with bright, engaging animation and high-flying stunts. And older kids will find lots to smile about thanks to the show's clever humor and relatable storylines, which feature issues involving school and friends. Fun stunts and positive messages combine to make this one to add to kids' watch list.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about being a good friend. How do Meteor and his friends show their support for one another?

  • Why is friendship important, especially during difficult times? What does it mean to be a good friend?

  • What's so appealing about cars and trucks as characters? Why do your kids like Meteor and his pals?

TV details

Cast:Cameron Ansell, Scott McCord, Tajja Isen
Network:Discovery Kids
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Cars and trucks, Friendship
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:DVD

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Adult Written bychandranbill April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Great show for toddlers

My son loves this show!!! It teaches him about good behavior, sharing, etc. and he remembers it. And he has fun watching it too.
Kid, 7 years old October 22, 2010
age 7+
 

cars

love it
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Too much violence
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Parent of a 2 year old Written byklue October 12, 2010
age 2+
 

Upset show was taken off air

My son absolutely loves this show and now will no longer see it except from our dvr. we recorded 20 episodes in the last 2 wks. unfortunately Hasbro wants to sell more toys so they took off educational shows to air shows that they sell toys of. My son is heartbroken . will it air on another channel?
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