Rugrats Pre-School Daze
|Rugrats Pre-School Daze|
|Developed by||Monica Piper|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||NTSC / PAL|
|Original release||July 25 – July 28, 2005 (UK)|
|Preceded by||Rugrats (1991–2004)|
|Related shows||All Grown Up! (2003–2008)|
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 and Nick Jr. 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 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.
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.
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)
|#||Episode||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate|
|0||"Pre-School Daze ("All Grown Up!" episode in the UK; "Rugrats" episode in the US)"||Carol Millican||John E. Fitzpatrick and Jill Gorey and Barbara Herndon||UK: July 24, 2005|
US: April 10, 2004
|In the pilot episode of the series, Angelica, Susie and Harold go to pre-school.|
|1||"Good News, Bad News"||John Holmquist||Monica Piper||UK: July 25, 2005|
US: November 16, 2008
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||UK: July 26, 2005|
US: November 23, 2008
|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
|UK: July 27, 2005|
US: November 30, 2008
|The class performs an amusing take on George Washington's adventures with the 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||UK: July 28, 2005|
US: December 7, 2008
|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. Note: This is the final episode in the Rugrats series.|
All four episodes of Preschool Daze were released on Region 1 DVDs of the Rugrats: Tales from the Crib, and 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.
- Inside The "All Grown Up" Series
- Meet The Nicktoons Family
- Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze TV Show - Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze Television Show - TV.com