The Proud Family

American animated sitcom

The Proud Family is an 2D animated television series. It was on the Disney Channel from January 21, 2001 to October 30, 2006.

The Proud Family
Created byBruce W. Smith
Voices ofKyla Pratt
Tommy Davidson
Paula Jai Parker
Jo Marie Payton
Tara Strong
Opening theme"Here Comes Penny Proud" by Solange Knowles feat. Destiny's Child
Country of origin Canada
 United States
 Germany (Season 3)
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes89 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)CINAR
Disney Television Animation (Poilt Only)
TMO -Loonland Film GMBH (Season 3)
DistributorCookie Jar Group
Release
Original networkCTV
Family Channel (Canada)
Disney Channel
Disney XD (United States)
Audio formatDolby Surround (2001-2002)
Dolby Digital 5.1 (2003-2005)
Original releaseJanuary 21, 2001 (2001-01-21) –
October 30, 2006 (2006-10-30)
Other websites
Official Website

ProductionEdit

The Proud Family was created by Bruce W. Smith. It was produced by CINAR. It was originally scripted for Disney However, Disney Channel took it and began airing in January 2001. Some of the episodes in later seasons were produced using Adobe Flash.

The show became the first Disney animated show which did not premiere on a network/over-the-air television. This had been done since 1985 when the Wildbrain Studios unit was started.

Voice castEdit

  • Kyla Pratt - Penny Proud. Penny is the main protagonist of the show. She is 14 years old. She is usually embarrassed by the way her father, Oscar, acts. She likes hanging out with her friends. However, they have gotten her into trouble. She obeys her parents. She also gets into bad situations because of peer pressure. Penny is a feminist and a talented singer. She does well in school and often gets straight A's. She is on the football team and part of the newspaper staff at her school.
  • Tommy Davidson - Oscar Proud. Oscar is very protective of his daughter Penny and his other children. He is the son of Suga Mama. Oscar is hyperactive and immature. However, he is very smart. Oscar owns his own snack food business called Proud Snacks. The flavors he chose are not popular.
  • Paula Jai Parker - Trudy Proud (née Parker). Trudy is a veterinarian. She is the mother of Penny, BeBe and CeCe. She comes from a wealthy family. Her father is a doctor and her sister Diana is a famous actress. She gives Penny advice. Trudy is married to Oscar.
  • Jo Marie Payton - Suga Mama Proud. Suga Mama is the grandmother of Penny, Bebe and CeCe. She is "hip" and loves wrestling. She is the mother of Oscar and Bobby. She is the mother-in-law of Trudy. She is very nice but sassy. She is known for teasing Oscar, who she often beats up. However, she loves him and does not show it all the time.

Other voice actorsEdit

Co-starringEdit

Notable guest starsEdit

BoardcastEdit

CTV (Canada) Family Channel (Canada) Treehouse TV (Canada) Disney Channel (United States) Disney XD (United States) ATV (Turkey) EBS (South Korea) Mediacorp (Singapore)

MovieEdit

In 2005, The Proud Family Movie was released as a DCOM on Disney Channel. The movie was released as the series finale. Arsenio Hall voiced Bobby in the movie.

Awards and nominationsEdit

2004 - Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Television Production - Shannon Tindle

for episode "Culture Shock" (Nominated)

2003 - Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production Produced for Children (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Television Production - Shannon Tindle

for episode "Forbidden Date" (Nominated)

2003 - Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production - Bruce W. Smith for episode "A Hero For Halloween" (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Writing in an Animated Television Production - James E. West II & T. Smith III for episode "I Had A Dream" (Nominated)
2004 - Outstanding Animated Series (Won)
2003 - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television - Eileen Mack Knight (Won)
2002 - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television - Eileen Mack Knight (Won)
2005 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special - Tommy Davidson (Nominated)
2005 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special - JoMarie Payton (Nominated)
2005 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special' - Kyla Pratt (Nominated)
2004 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special - Tommy Davidson (Nominated)
2004 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special' - Kyla Pratt (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Cedric the Entertainer (Won)
2003 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special - Tommy Davidson (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special - JoMarie Payton (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special' - Kyla Pratt (Nominated)
2003 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Ving Rhames (Nominated)
2002 - Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special - Tommy Davidson (Nominated)
2002 - Outstanding Youth or Children's Series/Special (Nominated)
2004 - Favorite Cartoon (Nominated)
  • NAMIC Vision Awards
2005 - Children's (Won)
2005 - 'Best Comedic Performance - JoMarie Payton (Nominated)
2004 - Best Comedic Performance - JoMarie Payton (Nominated)
2004 - Best Comedic Performance - Paula Jai Parker (Nominated)
2004 - Outstanding Children's Programming (Nominated)

Other websitesEdit