PRE-SCHOOL MONTH: New characters bolster Chuggington

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

July 19th 2011 at 8:00PM
PRE-SCHOOL MONTH: New characters bolster Chuggington

Plus special event planned at Kings Cross St Pancras later this month showcasing key licensees.

Ludorum has added three new characters to the next series of pre-school hit Chuggington.

Piper, Decka and Skylar will all be introduced in the third series, which is due to broadcast in 2012.

Chuggington made its debut in September 2008 on Cbeebies, with Ludorum investing over $20 million into production to date - there are 104 x ten-minute episodes, plus 52 x four-minute episodes of Chuggington Badge Quest available for broadcast.

In addition, three Chuggington specials are currently in development and will be released on DVD from 2013 onwards.

As well as the new programming, Ludorum is teaming with Tomy for a two-day event at Kings Cross St Pancras targeting parents with children travelling from the terminal to UK and international summer holiday destinations.

Chuggington @ St Pancras runs on July 30th and 31st, with families invited to visit a dedicated stand to demo products from Tomy, Mega and VTech among others.

Kids can log on to www.chuggington.com for games and activities and watch the latest episodes with a special Chuggington screening. Kids can also be photographed before collecting a special Chuggington passport and a goody bag containing products donated by licensees including a die-cast engine from Tomy, a story book from Parragon, a DVD from 2entertain and a puzzle from Ravensburger, all in a bag from Trademark Collection.

Fans will also have the chance to enter a colouring competition to a win a grand prize.