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"My name is Carver, y'all!"

The Proud Family Movie is a 2005 TV film that serves as the Grand Finale for The Proud Family, and was the last entry before The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder in 2022.

The Proud Family wins a vacation to a tropical island, but it turns out to be trap by an evil mad scientist who wants the secret formula for the Proud Snacks to take over the world with an army of clones.

Penny manages to get away, but she has no idea that her family are clones as well…

This movie provides examples of:

  • Animation Bump: The epilogue has much more fluid animation than the rest of the film.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The G-Nomes are sentient peanuts.
  • Artistic License – History: Oscar excitedly explains that George Washington Carver invented peanut butter. This is a myth. GWC did not invent peanut butter, though Oscar was correct about him inventing over three hundred uses for peanuts. Dr. Carver doesn't correct him either, so it couldn't have simply been written in as Oscar's mistake.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The premise of the extended ending has Suga Mama and Puff turning into giants thanks to Oscar's Pork-Nut-O-Rade energy drink.
  • Canon Discontinuity: This film was later retconned as a dream Penny had in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder second season episode "Us Again".
  • Comic-Book Time: Penny turns sixteen, but the twins remain infants the entire time. Oscar even lampshades to Trudy that they’re "still in diapers" while she's thinking about Penny having grandchildren.
  • Dance-Off: Penny and her friends get into one of these with some of the peanut people. Zoe comes out as the winner, gaining them the victory.
  • Disney Villain Death: Dr. Carver gets this by falling off the blimp and turning into a tiny peanut just moments away from hitting the water.
  • Dressed in Layers: At the denouement, the girls pull off their civilian clothes to reveal stage outfits underneath. A quick gag has Penny pulling off multiple layers of her usual outfit before finally getting to hers.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After over 50 episodes of bitter sweetness and depressing endings, all the characters got the happy ending that the show richly deserves. Penny gets some independence, Oscar and Suga Mama gain respect for each other, and the Gross Sisters gain respect for Penny. The extended ending even shows that Oscar has become more successful thanks to the G-Nomes and his Pork-Nut-O-Rade drink...which unfortunately upsizes Suga Mama into a fifty-foot giantess.
  • Evil Knockoff: Dr. Carver creates clones of the Proud family in order to try and find the formula while making sure the originals stay on the island.
    • Dr. Carver also turns out to be this, as the real Carver would end up helping the Prouds in stopping him from taking over the world.
  • Fan Disservice: Dr. Carver (and the audience) is subject to Suga Mama removing her bathrobe.
  • Finale Movie: The Proud Family Movie serves as the conclusion to the original run of the show, though a revival series for Disney+ has continued the Prouds' story.
  • Foreshadowing: As a Running Gag, Dr. Carver's nose keeps falling off at different points. That's because it's a fake nose, and his face is actually a mask to hide his real, disfigured one.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pausing at certain scenes with Wizard Kelly would show his entire face, something that the series would usually avoid to do.
  • Gilligan Cut: When Penny sees the traditional island attire for the luau is Dr. Carver throwing for the Prouds, she says that is not wearing it. The scene then shifts to the luau later where Penny says she can’t she is wearing it.
  • I Have No Daughter!: After Penny tells him that she wishes he wasn't her father, Oscar responds that right now he wishes she wasn't his daughter.
  • Idiot Ball: Throughout the entire film, none of the Prouds suspect that the Penny clone isn’t the real Penny at all until the latter actually shows up, even after they find out about their own clones. For Oscar, that might be par for the course. But Trudy and Sugar Momma say nothing, despite being clever and outspoken
  • I'm Melting!: Penny uses Dr. Carver's Peanut Liquefication Gas to stop the Super Genome Army. The evil Carver clone picks up the smell of the gas and destabilizes just moments away from hitting the water after falling off the blimp.
  • Instant Taste Addiction: When clone Oscar eats his first hot dog, he immediately becomes addicted to hot dogs and that's the only food he eats and he makes the other clones eat it too, including the real Penny who would later get sick of it. Later on, Penny uses his hot dog addiction to help convince him to perform a Heel–Face Turn during the climax.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In the beginning of the movie, Lacienega made a good point on how Oscar wasn't the type of dad to allow her to be a dancer for 15 Cent. She even gets proven right.
  • Love at First Punch: Dr. Carver clones Suga Mama with what is assumed to be a Spanish peanut and she learns to speak Spanish by tape. When Papi insults her, the clone tells him to shut up in Spanish. Much to his complete surprise. Ironically, while he still thinks she's ugly, he starts hitting on the clone, who isn't interested.
  • McGuffin: Oscar's multiplying formula that was in Penny's necklace.
  • Mood Whiplash: Dr. Carver announces from his blimp to the people at Wizard Stadium that his warriors are planning to dominate the earth in a serious tone, what he shows them after this announcement is a cheery black and white promotional short set to "Tea At Tiffani's" by Werner Tautz which depicts the peanut clones in a friendly light. After the short ends, the mood grows worse when he reveals his true face.
  • Now or Never Kiss: In the series finale/movie, Penny believes she was gonna get a kiss from 15 Cent and calls him out on it. But when she learns that was never gonna be a kiss, she feels she will never get another chance. So she decides to kiss him herself.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Dr. Carver carries shades of this, but the original host is evidently more mature.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After Oscar backs out of his deal to give him his multiplying formula, Dr. Carver ultimately stops pretending and begins to try and torture the formula out of him.
    Dr. Carver: I've been a very patient man, I WANT THAT FORMULA! GIMME! GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!
  • Take Over the World: Dr. Carver plans to use his multiplying formula to create an army of peanut soldiers to take over the world.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zoe's character arc, which comes into full force during the battle dance sequence.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The clones, particularly Oscar's, have gained a huge affinity for hot dogs, to the point where that's all they eat to the point where Penny becomes sick of it.
  • Verbal Backspace: When Dr. Carver first tries to make a deal with Oscar for the formula, he notes what he could do with the formula, including taking over the world, before immediately switching it to something else.
    Dr. Carver: Just think of the possibilities Mr. Proud! They could care for the elderly, look after our children, TAKE OVER THE WORLD! I mean...make over the squirrels.
  • Villain Song: In the final act the clone Dr. Carver has the fantastically Large Ham "If I Ruled the World".
  • We Can Rule Together: Dr. Carver attempts this with Penny by offering her a life free of rules, responsibilities and overbearing parents. Penny, having already experienced this with the cloned versions of her family, naturally refuses, because she loves her family just the way they are.
  • You Are Grounded!: Because Penny was caught kissing 15 Cent, Oscar grounds her indefinitely to the point that he cancels her birthday party.
  • You're Not My Father: After Oscar grounds her and cancels her birthday party for kissing 15 Cent, Penny yells to him that she wishes he wasn't her father.
  • You Say Tomato: Sticky and 15 Cent pronounce "yacht" as "yatch".