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The Proud Family is an American animated television series that aired on Disney Channel from September 15, 2001 to August 19, 2005.

Production

The Proud Family was created by Bruce W. Smith and was produced by his studio, Jambalaya Studios. Originally piloted for Nickelodeon, it was eventually picked up by the Disney Channel in September 2001. Many of the later episodes of The Proud Family were produced using Macromedia Flash. It was first broadcast in the United States on Disney Channel on September 15, 2001 (it still airs there early weekday mornings), and was later aired on Toon Disney until February 2009 when Toon Disney was re-launched as Disney XD. It has also broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada. Disney Channel admits that it will not air the new seasons of The Proud Family. The show was the first Disney animated show which didn't premiere on network/over-the-air television, which had been done since 1985 when the Walt Disney Television Animation was started. It marked the first animated Disney Channel Original Series, and, incidentally, the only animated original series from the Disney Channel not associated with, and to be produced exclusively by, Disney's TV Animation arm. Later, in January 2009, three episodes reran.

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DID YOU KNOW
  • ... that the first episode of The Proud Family was not advertised on Disney channel and aired before the scheduled premiere date.


  • ... that The Proud Family was originally presented to Nickelodeon. When they passed it over, Disney channel picked it up instead.
  • ... that LaCienega Boulevardez and Sunset Boulevardez are named after streets in Los Angeles of the same name (La Cienega Blvd and Sunset Blvd).
    • ... that Papi's green hair and laughter is a homage to Cesar Romero, best known for playing The Joker on the TV series Batman.