All Grown Up!
|All Grown Up!|
|Also known as||Rugrats: All Grown Up! (in Australia)|
Family comedySurreal humor
|Created by||Arlene Klasky
|Developed by||Kate Boutilier
|Written by||Kate Boutilier
Shelia M. Anthony
|Directed by||Andrei Svislotski
Louie Del Carmen
Jim Duffy (III)
|Creative director(s)||Michael Daedalus Kenny
|Voices of||E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh (pilot)
|Theme music composer||Mark 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)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||55 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Arlene Klasky
Cella Nichols Harris
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Klasky Csupo
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
|Distributor||Paramount Television (2003-2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006-2008)
|Original run||April 12, 2003– August 17, 2008|
|Related shows||Rugrats Pre-School Daze
(2005-2005 (UK); 2008-2008 (US))
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. The series ran from April 12, 2003 to August 17, 2008, and currently airs in reruns on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons. The show's premise is that the characters of the Rugrats are ten years older. Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica and Susie now have to deal with teen and pre-teen issues and situations.
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!.
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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
|Season||Episodes||First air date||Last air date|
|Season 1||12||April 12, 2003||March 27, 2004|
|Season 2||13||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|
VHS and DVD releases
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||Main episodes on the DVD are Susie Sings The Blues and Coup DeVille. 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 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
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
- Erickson, Hal. "All Grown Up! [Animated TV Series]". Allmovie. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- Graeber, Laurel (August 22, 2004). "FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; Queen of Mean Turns 13: How Unlucky Is That?". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- Mallory, Michael (November 29, 2003). "Rugrats' spinoff leaves sandbox world behind". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- Shattuck, Kathryn (November 23, 2003). "FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; Just a Bunch of Big Babies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
- Lil' Romeo
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- All Grown Up at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012.