Unlike the Hanna-Barbera version, which depicted a somewhat older Richie closer to adolescence, this revival series was more faithful to the comics, as Richie appeared in his original form as a younger child in his tuxedo and shorts.
This animated series provides examples of:
- Absent-Minded Professor: As with the comics, Professor Keenbean.
- Adapted Out: Jackie Jokers.
- Alliterative Name: Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Freckles Friendly, and Mayda Munny.
- Circus Episode: One episode had Richie and his friends help a ring master save his circus by performing in various circus acts.