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Construction Site is a television series created by the Jim Henson Company in 2002, and consists of 7 construction vehicles. The show was broadcast on ABC Kids for a while, and had a range of videos. Episodes are packaged as 52 x 10’ or 13 x 26’

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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 then 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:

  • Bozer & Carl- Mark Jefferis
  • Diggs- Brian Herring
  • Scooch & Lug- Mak Wilson
  • Carrie- TBA
  • Maxine- TBA

The Models

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

References

Construction Site at the Internet Movie Database


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