All Grown Up!

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This article is about the TV series. For the Rugrats episode that inspired it, see All Growed Up.
All Grown Up!
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Also known as Rugrats: All Grown Up! (in Australia)
Genre Family comedy[1]
Animated sitcom
Created by Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Developed by Kate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
Monica Piper
Written by Kate Boutilier
Shelia M. Anthony
Monica Piper
Eryk Casemiro
Scott Gray
Erin Ehrlich
Peter Hunziker
Joe Purdy
Directed by Andrei Svislotski
Zhenia Delioussine
Ron Noble
Louie Del Carmen
Jim Duffy (III)
Creative director(s) Michael Daedalus Kenny
Jim Duffy
Voices of E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh (pilot)
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Theme music composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh
Opening theme "All Grown Up with You" by Cree Summer
Ending theme All Grown Up with You (Instrumental)
Phil & Lil's TV show song ("Coup DeVille" Only)
Susie's song ("Susie Sings the Blues" Only)
Composer(s) Bob Mothersbaugh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 55 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Eryk Casemiro
Producer(s) Jim Duffy
Cella Nichols Harris
Pemelle Hayes
Kate Boutilier
Editor(s) Kate Boutilier
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Klasky Csupo
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor Paramount Domestic Television (2003-2006)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television (2006-2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007-2008)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run April 12, 2003 (2003-04-12) – August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)
Chronology
Preceded by Rugrats
(1991-2004)
Related shows Rugrats Pre-School Daze
(2005-2005 (UK); 2008-2008 (US))
External links
Production website

All Grown Up!, also known as Rugrats: All Grown Up!, is an animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. After the success of All Growed Up, the Rugrats 10th anniversary special, Nickelodeon commissioned All Grown Up! as a spin-off series based on the episode.[2] The series ran from April 12, 2003 to August 17, 2008, and periodically aired in reruns on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons. The show's premise is that the characters of the Rugrats are now tweens and teens.[3] Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica and Susie now have to deal with teen and pre-teen issues and situations.

Production[edit]

Production of the show began in 2000. The pilot episode, All Growed Up, aired in 2001 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rugrats. Production for the series later began in September 2002. During summer 2003, teasers for All Grown Up aired. However, the scenes shown were not clips from actual episodes of the show.

The show premiered on April 12, 2003, as a preview before starting its regular run in late November 2003. When the series did start its regular run, more than 3.2 million viewers tuned in, enough to put it into the 2nd place slot for the week (behind an NFL game on ESPN) and making it the highest-rated premiere in Nickelodeon's history at the time. (The April sneak peek didn't make the top 15 cable programs for that week, due to the ongoing war in Iraq.) It aired on Nick on CBS on September 18, 2004 and ended on September 17, 2005. The original titles for this series were All Growed Up! and Rugrats: All Growed Up!.

In addition, in its first season, All Grown Up! had its first of two celebrity guest star: Lil Romeo as "Lil Q" (Cupid) in episode 11, "It's Cupid, Stupid".[4]

Beginning in Season 4, the show would be put on hiatus numerous times between 2005-2008. The first began on October 10, 2005. The second began on November 25, 2006. And the final one began on November 30, 2007. The show premiered on Nicktoons on September 2005.

In early 2007, All Grown Up! was removed from the Nickelodeon schedule in the United States. Although it later returned, no new episodes have been produced since 2006.

Nickelodeon UK aired all 55 episodes before the end of 2006. However, Nickelodeon in the United States didn't air all the episodes until 2008.

Nickelodeon US aired most of the final season of All Grown Up! November 12, 2007 through November 30, 2007. The final three episodes aired on August 3, 2008, August 10, 2008, and August 17, 2008.

Characters[edit]

Tommy Pickles is the older brother of Dil Pickles, he is now a pre-teen with a full head of hair. He is often the leader of the pack. Many years ago, he once fell into the river water but his grandpa Lou got him out quickly but this experience affected Tommy, causing him to have a fear of water.
Chuckie is Tommy's best friend and Kimi's stepbrother. Chuckie still is shy and timid, although he has had a "rebellious streak" at times. He and Tommy are known to cause havoc at school, angering their vice principal. He gets gross tendencies.
Dil Pickles is Tommy Pickles' younger brother and has inherited his father's interest in inventing. Dil is known as his unconventional interests and beliefs (especially in aliens).
Phil and Lil are good friends of formerly Tommy, Chuckie and Dil. Phil still has gross tendencies, although Lil has matured and picked up interests in fashion and boys. Both of them played soccer at some point in the series.
Angelica is the cousin of Tommy and Dil, now a teenager and is friends with Susie. Although she still tends to be self-serving and bossy toward her younger cousins and their friends, she has mellowed as she got older.
Susie Carmichael is Angelica's close friend. Also a teenager, Susie is still known to be helpful and kind to her younger friends. She has a talent for singing.
Kimi Finster is Chuckie's younger step-sister. While she lives with her mother Kira and step-father Chas, she has a good relationship with her biological father, Hiro, who lives in Japan. She also has a half-sibling through her father and step-mother.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 15 April 12, 2003 March 27, 2004
Season 2 10 June 5, 2004 January 15, 2005
Season 3 10 February 12, 2005 July 16, 2006
Season 4 10 October 10, 2006 November 20, 2007
Season 5 10 November 21, 2007 August 17, 2008

Merchandise[edit]

VHS and DVD releases[edit]

A total of seven All Grown Up! DVDs have been released:

VHS and DVD name Ep # Release date (R1) Release date (R2) Release date (R4) Additional information
Growing Up Changes Everything 2 August 26, 2003 November 8, 2004 September 15, 2005 The DVD also includes two bonus Rugrats episodes. These are, Rugrats: All Growed Up! and Rugrats: My Fair Babies.
Lucky 13 4 August 31, 2004 September 5, 2005 September 15, 2005 Episodes on the DVD are Lucky 13, Tweenage Tycoons, Truth or Consequences and Thief Encounter.
O'Brother! 4 November 16, 2004 November 7, 2005 November 17, 2005 Episodes on the DVD are Brother, Can You Spare The Time?, Tommy Foolery, The Old and The Restless and Bad Kimi.
All Grown Up And Loving It 4 January 11, 2005 February 13, 2006 March 30, 2006 Episodes on the DVD are It's Cupid, Stupid!, Chuckie's In Love, Saving Cynthia and Fear Of Falling.
Interview With A Campfire 4 April 5, 2005 July 27, 2006 September 29, 2006 Episodes on the DVD are Interview With A Campfire (Parts 1 and 2), River Rats and Bad Aptitude.
Dude, Wheres My Horse? 4 July 26, 2005 N/A N/A Episodes on the DVD are Dude, Where's My Horse? (Parts 1 and 2), Blind Man's Bluff and Yu-Gotta-Go.
R.V. Having Fun Yet? 4 October 11, 2005 N/A N/A Episodes on the DVD are R.V. Having Fun Yet (Part 1 and 2), The Science Pair and It's Karma, Dude.

Nick Picks[edit]

  • Nick Picks Volume 1: Lucky 13
  • Nick Picks Volume 2: Interview With A Campfire
  • Nick Picks Volume 3: Dude Where's My Horse
  • Nick Picks Volume 4: R.V. Having Fun Yet
  • Nick Picks Holiday: The Finster Who Stole Christmas

Books[edit]

There are a range of All Grown Up! books published:

  • Ask Angelica!
  • Whats With Dad?
  • Chuckie's Ghost
  • Cookie Crisis!
  • It's About Time
  • The Scavenger Hunt
  • Welcome to Fifth Grade!
  • Boys vs Girls
  • Angelica for President
  • Coolest Girl In School

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal. "All Grown Up! [Animated TV Series]". Allmovie. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Graeber, Laurel (August 22, 2004). "FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; Queen of Mean Turns 13: How Unlucky Is That?". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. ^ Mallory, Michael (November 29, 2003). "Rugrats' spinoff leaves sandbox world behind". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ Lil' Romeo

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