Ricky Zoom is a British Edutainment animated series produced by Hasbro's Entertainment One and Youku.
Set in the town of Wheelford, the series follows young motorcycle Ricky Zoom and his friends, Loop Hoopla, Scootio Whizzbang and DJ Rumbler. They form the "Bike Buddies" and have adventures in their community, and Ricky dreams of becoming a rescue bike like his parents and his idol, Steel Awesome.
The series was first released on the Chinese service Youku on June 28, 2019. It premiered in the US on Nick Jr. on September 2, 2019.
Ricky Zoom contains examples of:
- An Aesop: Every episode has one.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Ricky's sister Toot can come off as this time to time.
- Big Brother Instinct: Ricky is a great big brother to Toot, especially in The Out of Controller and Saving Mr. Speedy.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Ricky's symbol is a Z, which stands for Zoom.
- Cute Machines: Plenty of the younger bikes are pretty endearing. Particularly the main group, as well as Ricky's little sister Toot.
- Expy: Ricky is obviously a motorcycle version of a certain monster truck...
- He could also be seen as the bike version of a certain race car...
- Lock-and-Load Montage: Ricky has one when he is deploying his gadgets.Speed check! Spoiler up! Visor on! Gadgets go!
- Missing Mom: Although all the main characters have parents, Loop's mother was never shown yet.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: DJ Scramble, despite being just a kid, is capable of pulling a parade float weighing several hundred pounds by himself.
- Premiseville: Wheelford is so named since it's populated by sentient motorcycles.
- The Smurfette Principle: Scootio is the only female Bike Buddy. Ricky's sister Toot makes a fairly common appearance, but strictly as a secondary character.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Ricky looks very much like his father Hank, while his body type came from his mother, Helen.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Ricky and each of his friends each have a different insignia:
- Ricky: A Z
- Loop: A spiral
- Scootio: A sun
- DJ: A criss-cross wrench and screwdriver
- Title Drop: At the end of "True Loopiness".
- Theme Tune Roll Call: "See him everywhere you go/With DJ, (Loop!) and Scootio..."
- Vague Age: Ricky and his friends act like they're 8-10 years old.
- You Mean "Xmas": "Wheelo-ween", which is very much like Halloween.