Rugrats Pre-School Daze
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2007)|
|Rugrats Pre-School Daze|
|Created by||Arlene Klasky
|Developed by||Monica Piper|
|Written by||Jill Gorey
John F. Fitzpatrick
|Directed by||John Holmquist|
|Voices of||Cheryl Chase
|Country of origin||United Kingdom
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Arlene Klasky
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||NTSC / PAL|
|Original run||July 24 – July 28, 2005|
|Preceded by||Rugrats (1991-2004)|
|Related shows||All Grown Up! (2003-2008)|
Rugrats Pre-School Daze is the second spin-off series to the Nickelodeon 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 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 Nicktoons ever produced. The complete series was released on February 28, 2013 on iTunes.
In 2001, the show was commissioned, along with All Grown Up!, for 13 episodes and was slated to premiere late 2002. It was also announced that the new spin-off was to feature new looks for the two characters.
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, and there were also known to be complications involving the planned animation designs for the characters. 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.
- Angelica (Cheryl Chase, pilot)
- Susie (Cree Summer, pilot)
- Harold (Pat Musick)
- Clark (Lauren Wood)
- Johnny (Tress MacNeille)
- Jake (Tara Strong)
- Fred (Garry Marshall)
- Willy (Jane Wiedlin)
- Dulce (Grey DeLisle)
- Savannah (Shayna Fox)
- Ms. Weemer, the teacher (Vicki Lewis)
- Myka Pickles
- Leonardo (Amy Gunzenhauser)
- Gertrude (Florence Stanley)
|0||"Pre-School Daze ("Rugrats" episode)"||US: April 10, 2004
UK: July 24, 2005
|In the pilot episode of the series, Angelica, Susie and Harold go to pre-school.|
|1||"Good News, Bad News"||US: November 16, 2008
UK: July 25, 2005
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"||US: November 23, 2008
UK: July 26, 2005
|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"||US: November 30, 2008
UK: July 27, 2005
|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"||US: December 7, 2008
UK: July 28, 2005
|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.|
Home release 
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.
- "NEW EPISODES OF "ALL GROWED UP" & "PRE-SCHOOL DAZE" ON THE WAY!". March 6, 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- "SCHOOL DAZE INFO!". March 6, 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
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- Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze TV Show - Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze Television Show - TV.com