Richie Rich (2015 TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||February 20 – May 22, 2015|
Richie Rich is a sitcom series produced by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV for Netflix. The show is loosely based upon the Harvey Comics character of the same name, with Jake Brennan playing the eponymous character. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, was released on February 20, 2015. A second season of 11 episodes was released on May 22, 2015.
Richie Rich is a boy who turned vegetables into a clean energy source. As a result, Rich now has over a trillion dollars. Rich lives with his family in a mansion filled with toys, contraptions, and his best friends Darcy and Murray are always by his side, along with Irona, Rich's robot maid, his dad Cliff, who loves naps and is a bit dense, and his jealous sister Harper. Also, Darcy loves spending money and Murray doesn't want anything out of budget.
- Jake Brennan as Richie Rich, after finding a way to harness energy from vegetables, he becomes a child trillionaire.
- Brooke Wexler as Irona, Richie's robotic maid.
- Kiff VandenHeuvel as Cliff Rich, Richie's and Harper's dad.
- Lauren Taylor as Harper Rich, Richie's jealous older sister who wants to get into Harvard.
- Joshua Carlon as Murray, Richie's money manager and best friend.
- Jenna Ortega as Darcy, Richie's other best friend, who enjoys spending his money.
The series was announced in October 2014 as part of an ongoing partnership between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, in which DreamWorks will create 300 hours of original programming for the service. Unlike the comics, where the lead character comes from a wealthy family, Richie Rich has a self-made fortune from an innovative green technology. The series follows his adventures with his new wealth. Brian Robbins (co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV), Tim Pollock and Jeff Hodsden (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) are the executive producers and showrunners. Additionally, AwesomenessTV's Shauna Phelan and Joe Davola serve as executive producers on the series.
|1||10||February 20, 2015|
|2||11||May 22, 2015|
Season 1 (2015)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Man$ion Warming"||Phill Lewis||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|Richie Rich (Jake Brennan) is happy with his new trillionaire life, but Murray thinks he's spending too much money. When Richie's dad decides on having family game night the same day as Richie's concert, he must burst into two people and go a two places at one time.|
|2||2||"Royal Flu$h"||Joel Zwick||Jeny Quine||February 20, 2015|
|Harper tries to finish her science project for Harvard grad school, but her friend, Tulip holds her back. Meanwhile, Richie is given an island and he makes fun out of it after cancelled plans.|
|3||3||"The $et Up"||Joel Zwick||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|When their dad's smothering level of attention drives them crazy, Richie and Harper set him up with a lady who looked unattractive on the dating website, but turns out to be pretty in person.|
|4||4||"The Wonderful Thing$ He Doe$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|Richie tries to get out of doing a book report on The Wizard of Oz by directing a movie starring Darcy, Murray, Irona and neighbor's son Tahj.|
|5||5||"The Madne$$ of Queen Harper"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|6||6||"More or Le$$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|7||7||"$nowball Effect$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|8||8||"Good Deed$"||Phill Lewis||Vincent Brown||February 20, 2015|
|9||9||"$pooky $tuff"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|10||10||"Fir$t Love"||Phill Lewis||Bo Belanger||February 20, 2015|
Season 2 (2015)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Rapper'$ Delight"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|12||2||"Briti$h Rich"||Phill Lewis||Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright||May 22, 2015|
|13||3||"$uperheroe$"||Phill Lewis||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|14||4||"$tockholm Cowboy"||Patrick Maloney||Bo Belanger||May 22, 2015|
|15||5||"Plu$ One"||Sean Lambert||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|16||6||"Back to the Pre$ent"||Sean Lambert||Bo Belanger||May 22, 2015|
|17||7||"Fun and Game$"||Sean Lambert||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|18||8||"Wa$hed Up"||Sean Lambert||Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright||May 22, 2015|
|19||9||"Meat the Camper$"||Chuck Vinson||Jeny Quine||May 22, 2015|
|20||10||"Ladie$ Man"||Chuck Vinson||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|21||11||"Family Tie$"||Patrick Maloney||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
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