Blaze and the Monster Machines
Created byJeff Borkin
Ellen Martin
Developed by
  • Clark Stubbs
  • Jeff Borkin
  • Ellen Martin
Directed byMiguel Martinez-Joffre
Voices of
Opening theme"Blaze and the Monster Machines Theme," performed by Kyle Gordon, Mason Rather and JP Rende
Ending theme"It's Blaze," performed by Scott Krippayne (Instrumental version, 2014)
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes147 (list of episodes)
Executive producersJeff Borkin
Ellen Martin
ProducersTina Chow (2014–2016)
Logan McPherson (2014–2016)
Sarah Wall (2016–2018)
Paddy Kelly (2016–2017)
Jennifer DeMichelis (2017–2022)
Nisa Contreras (2018–2020)
Erin Twine (2022–)
Running time20–30 minutes (S1E3-S2E3, S2E6-present)
60 minutes (1-hour special; S1E1-2, S2E4-5)
Production companiesNerd Corps Entertainment (season 1)
WildBrain Studios (season 2-present)[a]
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
Nick Jr. Channel
ReleaseOctober 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) –

Blaze and the Monster Machines is an American-Canadian children's television series with a focus on teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that premiered on Nickelodeon on October 13, 2014. The show revolves around Blaze, a monster truck, and his human driver, AJ, as they have adventures in Axle City and learn about various STEM concepts which help them on their way. Joining them is the human mechanic Gabby and their monster truck friends Stripes, Starla, Darington and Zeg as well as their rival Crusher and his goofy sidekick Pickle. Then later on, Watts joins the main cast in Season 3.


Blaze and the Monster Machines focuses on Blaze, an orange-red monster truck, and his smart, young driver, AJ. They live in a world that involves many living monster trucks called "Monster Machines". Their friends include their truck friends, Starla, Stripes, Zeg, Darington, and Watts (as of Season 3), as well as Gabby, who is a mechanic who can fix anything and later on Watts' Monster Machine driver and close friend (as of Season 3). Each episode also features Crusher, a very evil sneaky blue lightning bolted tractor-trailer who cheats in races, but slowly evolves into a nicer character. Crusher is always accompanied by a small truck named Pickle, his goofy sidekick.


Each episode has Blaze and AJ go on various adventures and solve problems along the way, normally three per episode, with "assistance" from the viewing audience. Blaze might also transform into a different vehicle or artifact depending on the situation. Blaze may sometimes get a task done with the help of his Blazing Speed, a special power that allows him to go super fast. Animals in this Monster Machine world have blended windows (which have been removed as of season 5) and wheels. Despite this, AJ and Gabby are both humans. In some episodes, Blaze, AJ and their friends are in a race against Crusher. During the race, Crusher cheats, usually with the help of his gray robot parts. However, Blaze and AJ manage to get through his traps, and they always beat him in time. Not all episodes involve a proper race, but still have Blaze competing against Crusher, sometimes by racing against him to get an item. Other episodes involve helping a truck friend such as Starla, Zeg, Darington, Stripes, Watts, or even Crusher and/or Pickle. Each episode features two or three original songs usually performed by Blaze and AJ offscreen, when they are setting off on their adventure or demonstrating the episode's STEM concept.


Main article: List of Blaze and the Monster Machines episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
118October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)
218September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)
322October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)February 22, 2018 (2018-02-22)
419March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)June 12, 2019 (2019-06-12)
520August 16, 2019 (2019-08-16)November 20, 2020 (2020-11-20)
623December 18, 2020 (2020-12-18)September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
7TBASeptember 14, 2022 (2022-09-14)TBA





Special guest stars



The first season consisted of 20 episodes.[1] On June 15, 2015, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on October 10, 2016.[2] On June 21, 2017, it was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on March 26, 2018.[3] On May 22, 2018, it was renewed for a fifth season which premiered on August 16, 2019.[4] On February 19, 2020, the series was renewed for a sixth season which premiered on December 18, 2020.[5] On August 9, 2021, Charlie Adler, the voice director for the series, confirmed that the series was renewed for a seventh season,[6] which was later confirmed to have 26 episodes.[7]


Blaze and the Monster Machines premiered on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 6, 2015[8] and on Nick Jr. in Australia and New Zealand on March 9.[9] The series is also airing on Nickelodeon and Treehouse TV in Canada[10] and Nick Jr. in Africa.[11] It premiered on Nicktoons in the United Kingdom along with Ryan's Mystery Playdate on 6 January 2020.[12]

DVD releases

Blaze and the Monster Machines DVD releases are distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment under the Nickelodeon label.

Title Region 1 Episodes
Blaze of Glory: A Mini Movie February 17, 2015 "Blaze of Glory" & "The Driving Force"
High-Speed Adventures August 11, 2015 "The Bouncy Tires", "Stuntmania!", "Epic Sail" & "The Team Truck Challenge"
Rev Up and Roar February 16, 2016 "Zeg and the Egg", "Dino Dash", "Gasquatch!" & "Dragon Island Duel"
Fired Up! July 12, 2016 "Fired Up!", "Five Alarm Blaze", "Trouble at the Truck Wash" & "Sneezing Cold"
Race Into VelocityVille February 14, 2017 "Race Car Superstar", "Race to Eagle Rock", "Sky Track", "The Wishing Wheel", "The Hundred Mile Race" & "The Polar Derby"
Wild Wheels: Escape to Animal Island September 19, 2017 "Animal Island", "Toucan Do It!", "The Big Ant-venture" & "Falcon Quest"
Heroes of Axle City February 13, 2018 "Tow Truck Tough", "Light Riders", "Rocket Ski Rescue" & "Race to the Top of the World"
Blaze Saves Christmas November 6, 2018 "Monster Machine Christmas", "Breaking the Ice", "Catch That Cake!" & "Ninja Blaze"
Robot Riders February 5, 2019 "Robots to the Rescue", "T-Rex Trouble", "Meatball Mayhem" & "Robots in Space"
Ninja Blaze August 27, 2019 "Ninja Blaze", "Ninja Soup", "Pickle Power", "Defeat the Cheat" & "The Super-Size Prize"
Knight Riders February 11, 2020 "Knight Riders", "Knighty Knights", "Royal Rescue" & "The Flying Lion"
Race for the Golden Treasure July 28, 2020 "Race for the Golden Treasure", "Treasure Track", "The Island of Lost Treasure" & "The Wishing Wheel"
Axle City Grand Prix February 2, 2021 "Axle City Grand Prix", "The Bouncing Bull Racetrack", "Deep Sea Grand Prix" & "Raceday Rescue"
The Case of the Treat Thief July 27, 2021 "The Treat Thief", "Blazing Amazing Stories", "Toy Trouble!" & "Officer Blaze"
Dino Derby February 1, 2022 "Dino Derby", "Dinosaur Parade", "Dinocoaster" & "Dino Dash"
Big Rig to the Rescue! October 4, 2022 "Big Rig to the Rescue!", "Big Rig Blaze", "Big Rig: Dolphin Delivery" & "The Big Balloon Rescue"

Video game

In 2021, Outright Games released a racing game, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Racers on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Mobile streaming

On August 31, 2017, the first two seasons and the first half of the third season were added to the Noggin app.


  1. ^ Known as DHX Media Vancouver for seasons 2–5.

See also


  1. ^ "Nickelodeon to Debut over 100 Episodes of Brand-New Educational Preschool Series in 2014–2015 Season" (Press release). 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Nick boosts preschool with Sid and Marty Krofft pick-up, more Blaze".
  3. ^ "More Blaze, PAWs & Shimmer for Nickelodeon".
  4. ^ "Nick Greenlights New Seasons of Four Pre-K Faves". 22 May 2018.
  5. ^ Patrick Hipes (February 19, 2020). "'Are You Afraid Of The Dark?', 'All That', 'Top Elf,' 'Blue's Clues', The Casagrandes' & 'PAW Patrol' Among Slew Of Nickelodeon Renewals". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Charlie Adler [@charlie_adler] (August 9, 2021). "It is our pleasure to be a part of this great show Drew! So happy your son is enjoying it! We start recording Season 7 today!!! Thanks for the kind words! #BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2021-08-09. Retrieved August 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Breaking News – Nickelodeon Supercharges Its Franchise Strategy with Steady Stream of New Premium Content for 2022–23 Season". 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-05-06.
  8. ^ "Prepare for Monster Truck Adventures in Blaze and the Monster Machines". Viacom UK & Ireland Press Centre (Press release). London: Viacom International Media Networks. February 12, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Knox, David (March 9, 2015). "Airdate: Blaze and the Monster Machines". TV Tonight. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "CORUS Kids June/July 2015 Highlights". Corus Entertainment (Press release). May 25, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  11. ^ Ferreira, Thinus. "BET and two new channel2014". Channel 24. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "Proof of the Nicktoons UK airing". Retrieved 1 January 2020.