Rugrats Pre-School Daze

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Rugrats Pre-School Daze
Rugrats Pre-School Daze.jpg
Format Animation
Created by Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Developed by Monica Piper
Written by Jill Gorey
Barbara Herndon
John F. Fitzpatrick
Directed by John Holmquist
Presented by Klasky Csupo
Voices of Cheryl Chase
Cree Summer
Composer(s) Mark Mothersbaugh
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Producer(s) Mark Risley
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NickTV
Picture format NTSC / PAL
Original run July 25, 2005 (2005-07-25) – July 28, 2005 (2005-07-28) (UK)
Chronology
Preceded by Rugrats (1991-2004)
Related shows All Grown Up! (2003-2008)

Rugrats Pre-School Daze also known as Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze is the second spin-off series to the Nicktoon TV series Rugrats and the last series in the Rugrats franchise. It focuses on Angelica Pickles and Susie Carmichael as preschool students and is based on the Rugrats episode that piloted it. It first aired in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2005, and all episodes have been released on DVD in the United States. The show aired on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. in the United States from November 16, 2008 to December 7, 2008 at 6:00 AM Eastern Time. With only four episodes produced and aired, it is the shortest-lived of all of the Nickelodeon series. The complete series was released on February 28, 2013 on iTunes.[1]

History[edit]

In 2001, the show was commissioned, along with All Grown Up!,[2] for 13 episodes and was slated to premiere late 2002.[3] It was also announced that the new spin-off was to feature new looks for the two characters.[3]

The next official word on this series was in a press release for All Grown Up! in September 2002, which it was announced that it was now a series of 4 episodes,[4] and there were also known to be complications involving the planned animation designs for the characters.[5] With the success of All Grown Up! (which was actually supposed to begin after this series), the spin-off was forgotten until May 2005, when K-C announced that it had completed the "first" 4 episodes, and was planning on releasing the episodes with the upcoming Rugrats: Tales From The Crib DVDs.

For a brief period of time in 2010, Pre-School Daze was put back on the air on Nickelodeon on weekend mornings, showing all of the episodes once, and then it was taken off the air again.

Characters[edit]

Savannah and Harold also appear in All Grown Up! and a few of these characters have appeared somewhere on Rugrats or All Grown Up.[6]

Episodes[edit]

# Episode Original airdate
0 "Pre-School Daze ("All Grown Up!" episode in the UK; "Rugrats" episode in the US)" UK: July 24, 2005
US: April 10, 2004
In the pilot episode of the series, Angelica, Susie and Harold go to pre-school.
1 "Good News, Bad News" UK: July 25, 2005
US: November 16, 2008
Angelica says to the class, during circle time, that she wants to be a news anchorperson. To make this exciting, Mrs. Weemer tells the class that they will make a news show. Angelica wants to make exciting news, but Susie rejects these ideas, and wants to show the right news. To make an enormous story, Angelica pressures one of her classmates to climb a tree, but things backfire when Angelica gets scared when she also found herself in the tree. Note: Charlotte makes an appearance in this episode.
2 "Picture Imperfect" UK: July 26, 2005
US: November 23, 2008
The class prepares for their first school pictures, but Harold worries because he has never taken a good picture in his entire life. To calm his fears, Susie convinces Angelica to stand next to him, but when Savannah states that it will ruin her reputation for the rest of her school career, she has doubts about her deal with Harold.
3 "Tree's A Crowd" UK: July 27, 2005
US: November 30, 2008
The class performs an amusing take on George Washington's adventures with the cherry tree and crossing the Delaware River. But, Angelica gets jealous when she's the tree and her sweetheart, Matthew, is George Washington, with Savannah playing the part of Martha Washington.
4 "Finder's Kreepers" UK: July 28, 2005
US: December 7, 2008
Angelica says she has the classroom keys. Then she steals the teacher's keys to pretend they are hers, and loses them. Then Angelica, Susie and Harold must take the creepy gardener's keys to the teacher before she realizes that they're gone. Note: This is the final episode in the Rugrats series.

Home release[edit]

All four episodes of Preschool Daze were released on Region 1 DVDs of the Rugrats: Tales from the Crib DVD movies Snow White and Three Jacks And A Beanstalk, each having two episodes.

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