The Proud Family Movie
|The Proud Family Movie|
|Based on||The Proud Family|
by Bruce W. Smith
|Written by||Calvin Brown, Jr.|
John Patrick White
|Directed by||Bruce W. Smith|
Paula Jai Parker
Jo Marie Payton
Soleil Moon Frye
|Theme music composer||Elik Alvarez|
|Producer(s)||Bruce W. Smith|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation|
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Preceded by||The Proud Family (2001-2005)|
The film opens with a man named Dr. Carver, the great-great-grandson of George Washington Carver, trying to generate a super 'Gnome Warrior', a prototype for an army of humanoid peanut warriors, but it disintegrates. The scene then turns to Penny Proud, who is celebrating her 16th birthday in her hometown of Wizardville, California, and fails her driver's ed. She and her friends are excited to be a part of 15 Cent's (Sticky's cousin and parody of 50 Cent) dance group, Spare Change.
Oscar Proud, Penny's over-protective father, has invented an everlasting multiplying formula that was supposed to make his Proud Snacks tastier, but it instead causes the snack to expand and explode. As he is hauled away from his presentation, he proclaims that his formula has no expiration date. Dr. Carver, overhears Oscar's ranting; plots to get Oscar's formula since he has never gotten his experiment to stabilized. When 15 Cent drives Penny home, Oscar gets mad when he finds them kissing. After Oscar gives her the worst grounding of her life, and essentially cancels her birthday party, Penny - in a fit of rage - wishes he wasn't her father. This marks the culmination of their relationship as seen over the entire series. Disguising himself, Carver invites the Proud family to Legume Island. Trudy forces Oscar, Sugar Mama, and Penny to go in hopes they will re-bond. The family meets the inhabitants of the island, short peanut creatures called the Genomes.
Carver tries to negotiate obtaining the formula from Oscar by offering him $10 million. However, a G-nome named Wally convince Oscar not to. When Oscar refuses (who doesn't have the formula with him), Carver constructs evil peanut clones of his family from DNA snatched from them while they were partying. Oscar runs away and tries explaining to his family, but they don't believe him. The clones get a mix-up when the real Penny comes with them back to the mainland to search for the formula; Penny's clone remains with the original family. Penny soon enjoy the free life which the clones allowed her, in spite of their bizarre personalities and Oscar's clone becoming a celebrity, but quickly tires of it. She discovers that Cashew, a G-nome she befriended earlier on the island, had stowed away; he wanted to see what it was like to have a 'real family.' He also reveals to her the true nature of the clones.
At that moment, Wally leads the Prouds and the Penny clone on a perilous journey to the other side of the island, where he claims there is someone who can answer their questions. Along the way, the Penny clone proves to be the kind of daughter Oscar desires – obedient. When they meet the person Wally wanted them to meet, he turns out to be the real Dr. Carver. Dr. Carver explains that he moved to the island and began his goal on cloning technology and created the friendly island creatures, but wanted someone to inherit all that he learned and cloned himself, it was a success but the clone went sizzling crisp in the sun one day and turned evil. Donning a disguise of his original form, the clone took over the island and forced the G-nomes to work for him (excluding Wally) and began using Carver's peanut research for world domination. Oscar realizes his formula is the key and tells the family he had left it in a necklace for Penny's birthday, which she opened back home. Her clone informs the other clones, who took the formula. Penny and Cashew gather her friends to go back to Legume Island and rescue the family. They steal 15 Cent's yacht to get there, but Penny accidentally sinks it.
Evil Carver has already prepared to leave to take over the world with his Super G-nomes. The clones attack Penny and her friends and family, but she convinces the Oscar clone to help - by bribing him with hot dogs which he had become obsessed with earlier - and he defeats the rest of the clones. Evil Carver unleashes a sea creature on them but Dr. Carver recognizes the monster as Bobo, a former experiment that went bad and convinces it to being good. Seeing the evil Carver making his getaway, Dr. Carver reveals a possible solution - a container of gas that could instantly turn solid peanuts into peanut butter. Penny takes the gas, boards the clone's airship, and battles him with help from Oscar, who para-sails up using one of Sugar Mama's giant underwear. Just as Penny is on the verge of releasing the gas, evil Carver offers her to join him and live a free life, without rules or responsibilities. However, Penny retorts that, even though they aren't the perfect one, her family is who she cares about and unleashes the gas, foiling the clone's plot and destroying the army. The clone, having only been hit slightly by the gas, turns back into a peanut and falls into the ocean. Oscar then gives Penny her birthday necklace, stating that he now knows she's mature enough that she is ready to make her own decisions, and finally accepts her for who she is, and they then make up on national TV.
15 Cent has Penny and her friends sing instead of acting as his back-up dancers and the crowd loves them. On Legume Island, the real Carver and his peanut people along with the Proud clones listen as a radio announcer says that Penny and her friends' song has been popular for five weeks (35 days) in a row.
In an extended ending, the scene fast-forwards three days later where Cashew is now part of the Proud Family, Penny is receiving her driver's license and helps Oscar by driving through town advertising his new drink Pork-Nut-o-Rade, but Puff drank it back home earlier, turning him into a large and rampaging monster. He chases them around the world up to China, until Suga Mama, who also drank the concoction, takes him home.
- Kyla Pratt – Penny Proud
- Tommy Davidson – Oscar Proud
- Paula Jai Parker – Trudy Proud
- Jo Marie Payton – Suga Mama
- Tara Strong – Bebe Proud / Cece Proud / Cashew
- Orlando Brown – Sticky Webb
- Jeff Bennett – Mr. Bufferman
- Soleil Moon Frye – Zoey Howser
- Alisa Reyes – LaCienega Boulevardez
- Karen Malina White – Dijonay Jones
- Omarion – 15 Cent
- LisaRaye McCoy – Choreographer
- Arsenio Hall – Dr. Carver / Bobby Proud
- Jeremy Suarez – Wally
- Carlos Alazraqui – Puff / Board Member
- Billy West - Board Member / Cab Driver
- Carlos Mencia - Felix Boulevardez
- Maria Canals - Sunset Boulevardez
- Alvaro Guttierez – Papi
- Phil LaMarr – Dr. Carver in Disguise / Board Member
- Aries Spears – Wizard Kelly / Board Member
- Keith David – Bebe Proud Clone
- Kevin Michael Richardson – Mangler Mania/Bobo the Sea Beast
- Masi Oka - Japanese Kid / Announcer
The score to the film was composed by Elika Alvarez, Frank Fitzpatrick and Freddy Sheinfel. The film features new songs written by Frank Fitzpatrick, Jorge Corante, Robyn Johnson, Stephen Anderson and Jayne Houston, along with covers of calypso songs. The songs featured in the film are:
- "Blowin' Up the Spot" - Performed by Omarion Grandberry (Instrumental only)
- "Right Here" - Performed by 'Jhené Ako'
- "Boom Boom Boom" - Performed by Arsenio Hall (Dr. Carver and Bobby Proud)
- "If I Ruled the World" - Performed by Arsenio Hall (Dr. Carver and Bobby Proud)
- "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - Performed by Afrika Bambaatta & the Soulsonic Force
- "Together Makes it Better" - Performed by Kyla Pratt (Penny Proud), Alisa Reyes (LaCienga Boulevardez), Karen Malina White (Dijonay Jones) and Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey)
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