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From L to R: Cloe, Yasmin, Jade, and Sasha.

Everybody now (mmh)
Time to show the whole world what were all about
We're the girls with a passion for fashion
Ooh Bratz
Always be there for each other
Ooh Bratz (yeah)
Stylin' how we feel (Ooh yeah)
Talkin' about best friends (Friends)
Together we can do anything
Gotta bend your dream make a chance and believe, make it real
Theme Song

Bratz is an All-CGI Cartoon that aired from September 2005 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, Yasmin, 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.

Bratz contains examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: The marketing for Rock Angelz prominently features Roxxi alongside the four main girls as the titular band. The film itself is actually mostly about the girls trying to run their own style magazine; they don't think of forming a band until near the end (as part of a plan to get into a concert after the Tweevils steal their tickets), and they don't meet Roxxi until shortly afterwards.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Cloe = Angel
    • Jade = Kool Kat
    • Sasha = Bunny Boo
    • Yasmin = Pretty Princess
  • All Just a Dream: "Jade's Dream".
  • Bad Boss: Burdine.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": In "The Cloe Life", when the girls try to get back at Portia.
  • Big Bad: Burdine Maxwell.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: Burdine is known to do this whenever she gets mail.
    Burdine: Junk, junk, junk! More junk! Mother of pink, don't you know junk mail when you see it?
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Dylan.
    • The same applies to the Tweevils, but Kaycee is the biggest, always getting bonked on her broken nose.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Dylan.
  • Casting Gag: It's probably not a coincidence that Kaycee is voiced by Kelly Sheridan, Barbie's longest-running voice actor.
  • Catchphrase: Among the Bratz gang: "Not cool!"
  • 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.
  • Disguised in Drag: Dylan pulls this off in one episode for a dance competition as "Delilah".
  • 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'.
  • Drama Queen: Cloe.
  • Dumb Blonde: The Tweevils.
  • Flower-Pot Drop: In "To Catch A Thief", this happens to Kaycee when she trips while carrying a tall flowerpot.
  • Foreshadowing: In Fashion Pixiez, Breeana and Cymbeline's dad calls them "Princesses" as an Affectionate Nickname. Later in the movie, he's revealed to be the King of the Pixies, making Breeana and Cymbeline actual princesses.
  • 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.
    • Also, played with in "Sasha's Big Interview", when Cloe says who gets all of her stuff when she dies. Of course, this was brought about by a 99-degree fever.
  • 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 and that the woman in the picture is not even her. Runaways ensue.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Burdine and the Tweevils.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: The Bratz and the Tweevils thought Burdine killed her former intern (a girl named Heather Stone) and tried to get rid of her bones in "Skeletons in the Closet." It later turns out that the "bones" were just dog treats and that Heather's just fine—she simply quit without telling Burdine.
  • Nice Girl: All four of the girls, especially Cloe and Yasmin; they don't call the former "Angel" for nothing.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: London Milton in "Kidnapped" is obviously a parody of Paris Hilton.
  • 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.
  • Precision F-Strike: In "Jade's Dream", after nearly getting themselves crashed, Burdine furiously calls Kirstee a "technotard", a variant on the R-slur (itself already a major no-no word in childrens' programming, even in 2006).
  • 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.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: In "Jade's Dream", eating as much as a single cheeseburger causes Burdine to instantly gain a massive amount of weight as she's eating it... then explode like a glitter filled balloon.
  • Theme Twin Naming: The series features twins named Kirstee and Kaycee.
  • Valley Girl: The Tweevils. Sometimes Cloe.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Kirstee and Kaycee throw up into barf bags numerous times from airsickness in Rock Angelz.



Burdine recalls when she had been publicly humiliated by a dog last year.

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