Construction Site


Construction Site

Construction Site is a television series created by The Jim Henson Company in 1999, and consists of 7 construction vehicles. The show was broadcast on ABC Kids (US) for a while, and had a range of videos. It was originally produced for and shown on CITV starting in 1999. In 2000 it was nominated for a Children's BAFTA for the Best Pre-School Live Action. Episodes are packaged as 52 x 10’ or 13 x 26’. The show is somewhat similar to Bob the Builder. Two 13 episode seasons were produced.

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The Characters

The main characters consist of a range of different construction equipment. They are as follows:

  • Bozer the Bulldozer
  • Diggs the Backhoe
  • Scooch the Front-End Dumper
  • Carrie the Forklift
  • Carl the Crane
  • Lug the Dump Truck
  • Maxine the Cement Mixer

There were also mentioned/visiting characters:

  • Flatty the Flatbed
  • Scatch the Dumper
  • Gertie the Dump Truck
  • Dumper the Jumper Truck
  • Big Rig
  • Kevin The Crane

There are also other vehicles:

  • The Low Loader
  • The Tall Crane
  • The Conveyor Belt

Setting

The series was set around a huge construction site, and we rarely see them come out of it. There were no humans, as this would be awkward with the puppet-like vehicles. The site consists of factories, a battery charge bay, a park, a Dock, a few Sheds, a Tall Bridge, a Scrapyard, a Mountain, a Forest, and many more.

Voice Talents

Many of the characters were voiced by one same person the voices are as follows:

The Models

  • The vehicle models are used by live-action animatronic puppet models. This is the first time The Jim Henson Company have used these, as these type of puppets were restricted to movies like Babe and Labyrinth.

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