All Grown Up!

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All Grown Up!
Also known asRugrats: All Grown Up!
Created by
Developed by
Written by
  • Kate Boutilier
  • Shelia M. Anthony
  • Monica Piper
  • Eryk Casemiro
  • Scott Gray
  • Erin Ehrlich
  • Peter Hunziker
  • Joe Purdy
Directed by
Creative director(s)
Voices of
Theme music composer
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 originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes55 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Arlene Klasky
  • Gabor Csupo
  • Eryk Casemiro
  • Jim Duffy
  • Cella Nichols Harris
  • Pemelle Hayes
  • Kate Boutilier
Editor(s)Kate Boutilier
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseApril 12, 2003 (2003-04-12) – August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)
Preceded byRugrats
Related showsRugrats Pre-School Daze

All Grown Up! is an American animated television series airing from 2003 to 2008 created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. It is a spinoff of Rugrats and takes place about ten years after the original series where the characters are now tweens (10-12).[1]

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 2003 to 2008 with a total of five seasons and 55 episodes.


Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica, and Susie now have to deal with preteen and teenage issues and situations.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot movieJuly 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)
113April 12, 2003 (2003-04-12)August 28, 2004 (2004-08-28)
212June 4, 2004 (2004-06-04)February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12)
311April 11, 2005 (2005-04-11)October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
49December 7, 2005 (2005-12-07)November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
510November 21, 2007 (2007-11-21)August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)


  • Thomas "Tommy" Pickles: Tommy, now an 11-year-old boy with a full head of hair, is the elder brother of Dil Pickles and self-proclaimed leader of the group. 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. He also has an interest in film making and inventing like his father. His friends still look up to him for help and advice whenever the situation gets out of control.
  • Dylan "Dil" Pickles: Dil is Tommy's 10-year-old brother and has somewhat inherited his father and brother's interest in inventing. Dil is known for his unconventional habits, style, speech, interests and beliefs (especially in aliens) which are hinted to have been caused by being dropped as a baby by the DeVille twins. Although he is the youngest he is often the most insightful of the group and has really deep moments.
  • Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr.: Chuckie is Tommy's best friend and Kimi's older stepbrother. At 12 years old, Chuckie is still shy and timid, although he has a "rebellious streak" at times and can be protective of Kimi. He and Tommy are known to cause havoc at school, angering their vice principal. He gets gross tendencies.
  • Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille: Phil and Lil are good friends of Tommy, Chuckie and Dil. Phil and Lil are 11 years old twins who have remained very close and still have gross tendencies when together. Lil is a tomboy but has matured a bit more than her brother and has picked up interests in fashion and boys. Phil has displayed some talent at cooking. Both of them have an interest in sports and have been on the school soccer team.
  • Kimi Watanabe-Finster: Kimi is Chuckie's 11-year-old stepsister. 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. Kimi also has a good relationship with Chuckie even though sometimes he is protective of her. Like Lil she has grown into a little bit of a tomboy, has adopted a punk style, and has started embracing her Japanese heritage more.
  • Angelica Pickles: Angelica is Tommy and Dil's cousin, now 13 years old as a teenager, and is often the most stereotypical character. She is usually seen doing many typical "teen things" like getting a cell phone, pursuing boys, and getting the latest fashion trends. Although she has grown up, Angelica continues to be mean and spoiled in her pursuit of popularity. She also still constantly rivals the rest of the kids with her self-serving and bossy behavior. However, she maintains a close relationship with Susie and has learned to soften up to others, frequently giving help or acting kind when it comes down to it.
  • Susie Carmichael: Susie, also 13 years old, is Angelica's best friend and tries to keep her grounded when she can. Susie is still known to be helpful and kind to her younger friends while also keeping her reputation as the responsible one of the group. She is smart and has displayed a considerable talent for singing, a skill that often makes Angelica jealous because of the attention she receives for it.

Production history[edit]

The idea originated in All Growed Up, a special which aired in 2001 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rugrats. Nickelodeon was so impressed by the high ratings it achieved, with more than 12 million viewers tuning into the special,[3] that it commissioned an entire series revolving around the teenage main characters. Production for the series later began in September 2002, under the pilot's name; however, Nickelodeon insisted that the program go with the more grammatically correct title All Grown Up instead, especially since the characters in the special used more grammatically correct words. During summer 2003, teasers for All Grown Up aired. However, the scenes shown were not clips from actual episodes of the show.

At the time, this was not the only spinoff of Rugrats under consideration[citation needed].

In 2002, Nickelodeon aired the episode Pre-School Daze,[4] the proposed pilot to a series in which characters Angelica and Susie attend pre-school (the program ultimately aired in the UK in 2005, and then made its North American debut, long after the original series had been cancelled, in 2008).

Another proposed spinoff was a series featuring Susie and the Carmichael family, who would've moved from California to Atlanta, Georgia, in the new series; it was first proposed for the 1999–2000 television season, but with Nick and Klasky-Csupo deciding to concentrate on all the original-aged Rugrats, all together, that concept was shelved. The Kwanzaa special, which aired in 2001, had served as a pilot for this new series, but some felt that the (ultimately rejected) series would have been contradictory to established continuity .[5]


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 5.2 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 did not make the top 15 cable programs for that week, due to the ongoing war in Iraq.) The show aired in reruns on "Nick on CBS" for six months from March 13, 2004, to September 4, 2004. 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 stars: Lil Romeo as "Lil Q" (Cupid) in episode 11, "It's Cupid, Stupid".[6]

In early 2007, All Grown Up! was removed from the Nickelodeon schedule in the United States. Although it later returned to air the remaining episodes in 2008.

Nickelodeon US aired most of the final season of All Grown Up! from June 15, 2008 through August 17, 2008. Since the series' cancellation, Nicktoons continued to air reruns until October 28, 2013.


VHS and DVD releases[edit]

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

VHS and DVD name Publisher Episodes # Release date (Region 1) Release date (Region 2) Release date (Region 4) Additional information
All Grown Up! Nickelodeon 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 Nickelodeon 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! Nickelodeon 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 Nickelodeon 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 Nickelodeon 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? Nickelodeon 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? Nickelodeon 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.
Season 1 Beyond Home Entertainment 15 N/A N/A April 1, 2015[7] Includes two bonus episodes of Rugrats Pre-School Daze
Season 2 Beyond Home Entertainment 10 N/A N/A April 1, 2015[8] Includes two bonus episodes of Rugrats Pre-School Daze
Season 3 Beyond Home Entertainment 10 N/A N/A June 3, 2015[9]
Season 4 Beyond Home Entertainment 10 N/A N/A September 1, 2015[10]
Season 5 Beyond Home Entertainment 10 N/A N/A September 1, 2015[11]
The Complete Series Beyond Home Entertainment 55 N/A N/A August 17, 2018[12]
Nick Picks
Title Episodes Release date Title
Nick Picks Vol. 1 1 May 24, 2005 Lucky 13
Nick Picks Vol. 2 1 October 18, 2005 Interview With A Campfire
Nick Picks Vol. 3 1 February 7, 2006 Dude Where's My Horse
Nick Picks Vol. 4 1 June 6, 2006 R.V. Having Fun Yet
Nick Picks Holiday 1 September 26, 2006 The Finster Who Stole Christmas


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

  • Ask Angelica!
  • What's 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


  1. ^ Mallory, Michael (November 29, 2003). "Rugrats' spinoff leaves sandbox world behind". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  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. ^ "The Tweenage Rugrats". 10 December 2004. Archived from the original on 10 December 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Preschool Daze". 4 December 2004. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  5. ^ "The Tweenage Rugrats". 13 December 2004. Archived from the original on 13 December 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Romeo Miller". IMDb. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Beyond Home Entertainment – Beyond Home Entertainment". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Beyond Home Entertainment – Beyond Home Entertainment". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Beyond Home Entertainment – Beyond Home Entertainment". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Beyond Home Entertainment – Beyond Home Entertainment". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Beyond Home Entertainment – Beyond Home Entertainment". Beyond Home Entertainment. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Amazon". Amazon. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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