Bratz is an All-CGI Cartoon that aired from September 2004 to October 2006 based on the hit Bratz toyline. The cartoon was later revived again in 2008, with season 2 airing in February of that year. In total, the cartoon had 40 episodes.
The cartoon stars four teenage girls - Sasha, Yazmin, Cloe, and Jade - as they run a fashion magazine. Their magazine, Bratz, began after Jade was fired from an internship from Your Thing. Jade's former boss, Burdine Maxwell, hates the girl's success and, along with her interns Kirstee and Kaycee, will do anything to stop the girls.
The 2000s Bratz series is unrelated to the future cartoons Bratzillaz and Bratz: C.I.Y. Shoppe Webseries as well as the direct-to-video films.
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Bratz contains examples of:
- Affectionate Nickname:
- Cloe = Angel
- Jade = Kool Kat
- Sasha = Bunny Boo
- Yasmin = Pretty Princess
- All Just a Dream: "Jade's Dream".
- Bad Boss: Burdine.
- Big Bad: Burdine Maxwell.
- The same applies to Kaycee Tweevil, who always got bonked in the broken nose.
- Casanova Wannabe: Dylan.
- Cranky Landlord: One appears over the phone in "Bye Bye Burdine".Kirstee: (picks up and scoffs) She isn't here...Building Manager: Then ya better find her! This is the Building Manager! Tell Burdine her rent's overdue! You got a week to pay up, or you're out on the street! (hangs up)Kaycee: Rude dude! What does he want us to do? Write the magazine ourselves?
- Digital Destruction: A majority of the post-lawsuit videos from the CGI films and episodes have this treatment. The footage is rendered in PAL instead of the normal NSTC from past videos, and the audio is pitch shifted up, making the characters sound much younger than normally. The only videos that didn't get affected are Pampered Petz and Bratz Babyz Save Christmas.
- Drama Queen: Cloe.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The Fashion Pixiez movie contains a scene that looks surprisingly like a rave party, with everybody attending high on 'evil pixie magic'.
- Dumb Blonde: The Tweevils.
- Flower-Pot Drop: In "To Catch A Thief", this happens to Kaycee when she trips while carrying a tall flowerpot.
- Girly Bruiser: In the episode "It's Not About Me Week", Yasmin actually drops a bully with one punch.
- Hard-Work Montage:
- Occurs in "Bye Bye Burdine", as Kirstee and Kaycee write fraudulent Your Thing articles.
- If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: In "To Catch A Thief", Dylan proclaims to the Bratz girls that he will call first dibs on their CDs if they don't come back alive. He gets a "Goodbye, Dylan!" in response.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: In "Not So Hot For Teacher", the Tweevils frame the Bratz girls by putting up an embarrassing picture of Burdine all over school. When Kirstee and Kaycee pretend to call out the Bratz for doing such a thing the next morning, Burdine questions the twins of when they saw the pictures, revealing that she took them all down last night. Runaways ensue.
- Limited Wardrobe: Burdine and the Tweevils.
- Mistaken for Murderer: The Bratz and the Tweevils thought Burdine killed her former intern named Heather Stone and tried to get rid of her bones in "Skeletons in the Closet". The bones turned out to be doggie treats and she wanted them in pieces, and Heather quit without telling Burdine.
- Only Six Faces: The animators were really lazy with the direct-to-dvd movies and cartoon leading us to see the same person dancing in seven different locations in the same club. Also, Cameron and Dylan show up in the strangest locations in Forever Diamondz.
- Sometimes the animators would change the characters' clothing, hair, and sometimes skin color to fill in the background.
- Pink Means Feminine: Ms. Burdine and the Tweevils.
- Running Gag:
- "Goodbye, Dylan!"
- Kaycee and "Ow, my nose!"
- "Do you know who I am? I am Burdine Maxwell: the founder, president, and editor-in-chief of Your Thing Magazine, and the reigning Queen of Fashion!".
- Rushed Inverted Reading: When following Burdine in "To Catch A Thief", Kaycee holds a magazine upside-down.
- Single-Minded Twins: Kirstee and Kaycee.
- Theme Twin Naming: The series features twins named Kirstee and Kaycee.
- Valley Girl: The Tweevils. Sometimes Cloe.