The Proud Family

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The Proud Family
Format Animated sitcom
Created by Bruce W. Smith
Voices of Kyla 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 United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 54 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Jambalaya Studios
Y.R. Studio
Disney Channel Original Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Audio format Dolby Surround (2001-2002)
Dolby Digital 5.1 (2003-2005)
Original run September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15) – September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)
Other websites
Official website

The Proud Family is an American animated television series. It was on the Disney Channel from September 15, 2001 to August 19, 2005.

Production[change | change source]

The Proud Family was created by Bruce W. Smith. It was produced by Jambalaya Studios. It was originally scripted for the Nickelodeon channel. However, Disney Channel took it and began airing in September 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 Television Animation unit was started.

Voice cast[change | change source]

  • 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 actors[change | change source]

Co-starring[change | change source]

Notable guest stars[change | change source]

Reruns[change | change source]

The show was on ABC as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning from May 4, 2002 until September 7, 2002. The Proud Family was on BET in 2008. It also was on Toon Disney until February 2009. The show was also broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada. In 2010, the show began airing on Centric.

Movie[change | change source]

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 nominations[change | change source]

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 websites[change | change source]