Trivia / The Proud Family

  • Actor Allusion: One episode has Penny communicating with a tiger similar to Dr. Dolittle. Her voice actress Kyla Pratt played the daughter of the famous doctor in the modern film version, who also inherited his gift in a later sequel.
  • Completely Different Title: In France, it was titled "Cool Attitude".
  • Digital Destruction: The movie was originally aired in widescreen and later cropped for fullscreen. The DVD uses the fullscreen version.
  • He Also Did:
    • A decade before the show debuted, Bruce W. Smith was the director and production designer for Bébé's Kids, notable for being one of only two animated features to star a predominantly black cast (he'd later animate for the other one).
    • After this show ended, Bruce Smith and his production studio, Jambalaya, moved onto Warner Bros. to make the notorious short-lived series Da Boom Crew and that was the last anyone heard of them.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The Movie was only available on DVD and only some of the first season was available on iTunes. However, in July 2017, 51 out of the 52 episodes that aired on TV were made available for streaming on Watch Disney Channel and for purchase on places like iTunes.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": The series never aired in Russia, but the movie did... over 10 years after it originally aired in the US.
  • Missing Episode:
    • The episode "Don't Leave Home Without It" is the only one from the show's original run that Disney has not released in any form. This likely has to do with licensing issues involving the Destiny's Child song "Independant Woman," which is odd since they sung the theme song.
    • The original pilot. It was rarely shown and it is very hard to find images of it online. The only clips of it available online come from commercials that aired around the show's debut.
  • No Export for You: The show hasn't aired in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Poland and Turkey, despite the crossover episode with Lilo & Stitch: The Series having aired in those territories.
  • The Other Darrin: In the series, Bobby Proud was voiced by Cedric the Entertainer while in the movie he was replaced by Arsenio Hall (who also voices Dr. Carver) for unknown reasons.
  • Playing Against Type: Paula Jai Parker plays the responsible, caring mother Trudy Proud, which is a far cry from the more trashy characters she played in Friday, Hustle & Flow, and My Babys Daddy.
  • What Could Have Been...:
    • The show was initially pitched to Nickelodeon.
    • The unaired 1999 pilot meant for Nickelodeon featured numerous differences. Most were design related however Dijonay's was originally "Delinquinetta''.
  • The Wiki Rule: Has a wiki here.
  • Word of Gay: Yes and no. This is what Bruce Smith had to say on the subject of LGBTQ characters.
  • Write What You Know: Creator Bruce W. Smith based Oscar and Penny on his own experiences as a father.

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