|All Grown Up!|
|Created by||Arlene Klasky|
|Run||April 12, 2003 – August 17, 2008|
|Episode #||55 (List of episodes)|
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All Grown Up! is an animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. After the success of the Rugrats 10th anniversary special "All Growed Up", Nickelodeon commissioned All Grown Up! as a sequel series based on the episode. The series ran from April 12, 2003 to August 17, 2008, and currently airs as reruns on TeenNick's "NickRewind" from time-to-time (rarely).
The show aired as reruns on Nickelodeon from August 18, 2003 until November 12, 2005, it was dropped from the channel on February 2006, but then returned in April 2007 until June 25, 2009, then on July 7, 2009, All Grown Up! was dropped from Nickelodeon again. The show began re-running on TeenNick as part of NickRewind (formerly known as The 90's Are All That, The Splat, andNickSplat) on October 10, 2015.
The show's premise is that the characters of the Rugrats are now ten years older. Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, the twins Phil and Lil, Susie, Dil, and Kimi are now have to deal with pre-teen issues and situations.
Production of the show began in September 2002. During summer 2003, teasers for All Grown Up! aired. However, the scenes shown were not clips from actual episodes of the show.
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 3.2 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 didn't make the top 15 cable programs for that week, due to the ongoing war in Iraq.) It aired on Nick on CBS on March 13, 2004 and ended on September 11, 2004. The original titles for this series were All Growed Up! and Rugrats: All Growed Up!.
In early 2007, All Grown Up! was removed from the Nickelodeon schedule in the United States. Although it later returned, no new episodes have been produced since 2005. The show premiered on Nicktoons on July 6, 2008.
Nickelodeon USA aired most of the final season of All Grown Up! in November 2007. This started on November 12 and ended on November 30. The final three episodes aired on August 3, 10, and 17, 2008.
Sometime around 2013 and 2014, Nicktoons Network aired re-runs of"All Grown Up!" at 5:30 AM EST (2:30 AM PST) every Sunday and Monday morning.
Main article: List of All Grown Up! episodes
The show lasted for 55 episodes and 5 seasons, not including "All Growed Up".
To view the gallery of All Grown Up!, click here.
- Unlike its predecessor which had 2 segments that made up the half hour episodes, this series featured 1 half hour episode, making it a half hour TV series.
- The first outfits the kids wear (from pilot to "Bad Kimi", and "Chuckie's in Love") are the same as their first outfits in "All Growed Up", but colored differently.
- Dil is by far the most developed character in the series.
- All Grown Up! has three episodes with the word "rat" in the title, those episodes are, "River Rats", "Rats Race", and "Rat Traps".
- Once season two aired, the animation and art style changed drastically to HD coloring, and the characters also changed their clothes each episode. Character designs also changed significantly as the crew and other pre-teens look a bit older compared to their season one designs.
- Although the animation and art style changed in season two, season two and future seasons still used the same intro sequence that showed the characters in their season one look/animation.
- The song in the closing credits is just the instrumentals to the opening. To listen to it, click here.
- "Rachel, Rachel" is the only episode that was produced and aired in 2006.
- "Coup DeVille", "Susie Sings the Blues", and "Chuckie's in Love" can all be watched on the Game Boy Advance.
- Only Tommy and Dil were shown as adults, along with Stu and Didi being extremely old in "Brother, Can You Spare the Time?".
- There's some debate as to exactly how much into the future/how much older the gang is. Most advertisements claim ten years, but some promos said nine years. Also, Tommy is said to be 10 year old, Chuckie is 11, and Angelica was originally 12, but turned 13 in "Lucky 13". In the original series, Tommy turned one in the first episode, Chuckie was stated multiple times to be two, and Angelica was apparently 2 and a half for the first couple seasons, and (presumably) turned 3 in "Angelica's Birthday".