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7th October 2014

Press Release
Tuesday 7th October 2014

Traintastic News For Chuggington Fans:
Chuggineers Ready to Build out now on DVD!



Brand new action-packed episodes from Chuggington, the contemporary animated train TV programme for pre-schoolers which broadcasts on CBeebies, are now available on DVD -  ‘Chuggineers: Ready to Build, is released on the 13th of October 2014.

 The DVD has a running time of 72 minutes, featuring 4 x 11’ episodes, including the action packed ‘Chuggineers: Ready to Build 23 minute special.  The DVD also features the Chuggington music video: We are the Chuggineers. ‘Chuggineers: Ready to build DVD is available from all good DVD retailers with a RRP of £7.99, and includes an exclusive free poster.
Chuggington follows the adventures of three young trainees, Wilson, Koko and Brewster as they take on new apprenticeships and face exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. With the help, support and guidance of the more experienced Chuggers, they learn positive values, including respect and loyalty, and new skills, such as teamwork and patience, empowering them to be the best trainees they can be.



Action packed adventures await: It’s time for the three trainees to move up to advanced training.

Join Brewster and the Chuggineers as they take on their biggest job ever as they build the high speed link between Chuggington and Tootington. There are bridges to build and tunnels to dig but trouble lurks around the corner. Will Brewster be able to save the day in the Chugineers: Ready to Build Special.


DVD includes:


Chuggineers: Ready to Build


Brewster Makes Tracks
Back Up Brewster
The old Silver Mine Line
On Track Brewster

Special Features:

We Are The Chuggineers Music Video
Character Sneak Peeks: Tyne, Fletch and Cormac

The storylines continue to echo children’s own experiences of learning through play, example and practice with the trainees learning from experienced ‘Chuggers’ just as children learn from parents, carers and teachers.

 Get ready for new and exciting action packed train adventures in Chuggington...for more information visit

About Chuggington™
Chuggington is a contemporary, action based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children aged 2 – 5 years. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees - Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills empowering them to become the best trainees they can be. Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder ™. Further information is available at <>

About Ludorum plc
Ludorum is a specialist in developing, building, acquiring and marketing global intellectual entertainment properties.  Its first global pre-school property is Chuggington™. Ludorum was co-founded and is managed by Rob Lawes (CEO) and formerly CEO of HIT Entertainment PLC which managed a strong portfolio of children's properties including Bob the Builder™, Barney™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™ and Guinness World Records®, and by Dick Rothkopf (Chairman) and the co-founder and former CEO of Learning Curve, International, the company that held toy licenses for Thomas & Friends and other preschool properties.

About Abbey Home Media:
Abbey Home Media is the UK’s leading independent distributor of children’s home entertainment. It is a fully integrated children’s business including all areas of Intellectual Property exploitation: Broadcast Sales, DVD, Video and Audio Distribution, Licensing and Consumer Products, Co-productions and Development of Series and Specials.
Abbey has been at the forefront of creating quality children’s programmes for over 15 years and currently distribute DVD releases such as Horrid Henry, Sesame Street, In The Night Garden, Topsy & Tim, Paddington,  Justin Fletcher, The Carebears, Strawberry Shortcake, The Milkshake Show and many more.

Anne Miles, Managing Director of Abbey Home Media says ‘we love Chuggington are delighted to be releasing this latest DVD into the market which we are sure children will love’.