Chico Bon Bon: Monkey With a Tool Belt is an upcoming Netflix series based on a character created by Duluth artist Chris Monroe, which dropped its trailer last week. Armed with tools and engineering smarts, monkey mechanic Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force will help the people of Blunderberg solve all of their problems.
In the trailer, Chico gets a call for help on his banana phone, he makes a bridge out of nothing and his sidekick quips, “It’s better than magic — it’s science!”
Monroe’s first of the “Chico Bon Bon” books was published in 2008. It tells the story of a precocious and tool-smart monkey who gets himself out of jams — like being captured by an organ grinder — with the items affixed to his belt, such as a screwdriver, nutdriver, nutcracker and squeegee, a Ouiji, planer strainer and grease container.
Launching on the streamer on from 8 May, the animation for the fun series, the animation for Chico Bon Bon is done by India based animation studio, Assemblage Entertainment.