Rugrats Pre-School Daze
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|Rugrats Pre-School Daze|
|Developed by||Monica Piper|
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
|Distributor||Viacom Media Networks|
|Picture format||NTSC / PAL|
|Original release||July 25– July 28, 2005 (UK)|
|Related shows||All Grown Up!|
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 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 Nickelodeon series. 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.
Savannah and Harold also appear in All Grown Up! and a few of these characters have appeared somewhere on Rugrats or All Grown Up. Harold, however, appeared in the last "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" movie.
- Angelica (Cheryl Chase)
- Susie (Cree Summer)
- Harold (Pat Musick)
- Savannah (Shayna Fox)
- Kayla (Hope Levy)
- Ms. Weemer, the teacher (Vicki Lewis)
- Clark (Lauren Wood)
- Charlotte Pickles, Jonny (Tress MacNeille)
- Jake (Tara Strong)
- Fred (Garry Marshall)
- Willy (Jane Wiedlin)
- Dulce (Grey DeLisle)
- Leonardo (Amy Gunzenhauser)
- Gertrude (Florence Stanley)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. air date||UK air date|
|"Pre-School Daze"||Carol Millican||John E. Fitzpatrick and Jill Gorey and Barbara Herndon||November 2, 2002||July 24, 2005|
In the pilot episode of the series, Angelica, Susie, and Harold go to pre-school.Note: This is an All Grown Up! episode in the United Kingdom, but is a Rugrats episode in the United States.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. air dates||UK air dates|
|1||"Good News, Bad News"||John Holmquist||Monica Piper||November 16, 2008||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 after also finding herself in the tree.Note: Charlotte makes an appearance in this episode.
|2||"Picture Imperfect"||Carol Millican||Shelia M. Anthony||November 23, 2008||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"||Chris Hermans & Andrei Svislotski||Story by: Joe Purdy & Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak|
Teleplay by: Joe Purdy
|November 30, 2008||July 27, 2005|
|The class performs an amusing take on George Washington's adventures with the famous cherry tree and crossing the Delaware River. However, Angelica gets jealous when she is assigned the role of the tree and her love interest, Matthew, is George Washington, with Savannah playing the part of Martha Washington.|
|4||"Finder's Kreepers"||Jeff Scott||David Rosenberg||December 7, 2008||July 28, 2005|
|Angelica says that she has the classroom keys, and she steals the teacher's keys to pretend that they are hers, but later loses them. Then Angelica, Susie, and Harold must take the creepy gardener's keys to the teacher before she realizes that they're gone.|
All four episodes of Pre-School Daze were released on the Region 1 DVDs of the Rugrats: Tales from the Crib movies (Snow White and Three Jacks and a Beanstalk), each containing two episodes. Some episodes appear as bonus features on All Grown Up! DVDs.
- "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.
- Inside The "All Grown Up" Series Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- Meet The Nicktoons Family Archived 2012-06-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze TV Show – Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze Television Show – TV.com