The Proud Family Movie

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The Proud Family Movie
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GenreComedy
Animated
Based onThe Proud Family
by Bruce W. Smith
Written byCalvin Brown, Jr.
Ralph Farquhar
John Patrick White
Stiles White
Directed byBruce W. Smith
StarringKyla Pratt
Tommy Davidson
Paula Jai Parker
Jo Marie Payton
Tara Strong
Orlando Brown
Soleil Moon Frye
Jeff Bennett
Alisa Reyes
Omarion
LisaRaye McCoy
Arsenio Hall
ComposersElik Alvarez
Frank Fitzpatrick
Freddy Sheinfeld
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersBruce W. Smith
Willard Carroll
Ralph Farquhar
ProducerChris Young
EditorBrandy Hammes
Running time91 minutes
Production companyJambalaya Studio
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Original release
  • August 19, 2005 (2005-08-19)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Proud Family (2001-2005)
Followed byThe Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (2022)
External links
Official website

The Proud Family Movie is a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the Disney Channel animated series, The Proud Family. It premiered on August 19, 2005 and serves as the finale to the show’s original run.

Plot[edit]

Penny Proud is about to celebrate her 16th birthday, and she is excited for herself and her friends to be part of a dance group lead by 15 Cent since he's Sticky's cousin. However, when 15 Cent drives Penny home, her father Oscar gets angry when he finds them kissing. Overreacting on this, Oscar grounds Penny indefinitely and cancels her birthday, which left Penny very furious as she outrageously resents Oscar for being her father.

In the meantime, Oscar manages to create a serum that could make his Proud Snacks tastier, but it instead causes the snack to expand and explode. As he is hauled away following his failed presentation, he protests that his formula has no expiration date, which is overheard by a man named Dr. Carver, who has been trying to create an army of humanoid peanuts but never got his formula stabilized. Plotting to nab the formula, Carver invites the Proud family to his home in Legume Island. Trudy forces Oscar and Penny to go, hoping they will bond in spite of their issues. Upon arrival, the Prouds meet the G-nomes, dwarf-sized creatures made from peanuts.

Carver tries to negotiate obtaining the formula from Oscar, but when Oscar refuses, Carver reveals he has created peanut clones of his family from DNA snatched from them while they were partying. Oscar runs away and tries explaining to his family, but they don't believe him. Meanwhile, the clones get a mix-up when the real Penny comes with them back to the mainland to search for the formula, while her clone remains with the original family. Penny soon enjoys the free life, which the clones allowed her, but gets tired of it.

At that moment, a mysterious G-nome leads the Prouds and the Penny clone on a perilous journey to the other side of the island, saying there is someone who can answer their questions. Along the way, the Penny clone proves to be the kind of daughter that Oscar desires: obedient. When they meet the person that the G-nome wanted them to meet, he turns out to be the real Dr. Carver, who explains that the Dr. Carver that they met was actually a clone made of a peanut. Dr. Carver revealed that he created the G-nomes based on his research of peanuts. He created the Carver clone as a means of carrying out his research for the better of mankind, but the Carver clone went sizzling crisp in the sun one day and became evil. Donning a disguise of his original form, the Carver clone took over the island and enslaved the G-nomes, turning Carver's peanut research for evil. This made Oscar realize that his formula is the key and tells the family he had left it in a locket for Penny's birthday, which she opened back home.

With this information, the Penny clone reveals herself by trapping the Prouds and the real Dr. Carver before informing the other clones, who take the formula after revealing their true nature to the real Penny. Realizing what just happened, Penny gathers her friends head over to Legume Island and rescue her family. Unfortunately, the Carver clone has already used the formula to create and stabilize his peanut soldier army to conquer the world and had already left on an air blimp. Anticipating that this would happen, Carver revealed that he has a container of gas that could instantly turn solid peanuts into peanut butter. Penny takes the container and boards on the blimp, intending to release it. Before she is about to, the Carver clone tries to convince her otherwise by offering her a life of complete freedom from her family. Though Penny admits that while she may have a lot of issues with her family (especially Oscar), she refuses the Carver clone's offer and unleashes the gas, melting the peanut soldier army and reverting the Carver clone back into a lifeless peanut.

With the Carver clone's plot finally foiled, the Prouds are declared heroes by the public, and Oscar gives Penny her birthday necklace before allowing her to attend the dance group with 15 Cent and her friends. Penny and her friends then end the movie with a song.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The score to the film was composed by Elika Alvarez, Frank Fitzpatrick and Freddy Sheinfel. The film features new songs written by Frank Fitzpatrick, Jorge Corante, Robyn Johnson, Stephen Anderson and Jayne Houston, along with covers of calypso songs. The songs featured in the film are:

  • "Blowin' Up the Spot" - Performed by Omarion Grandberry (Instrumental only)
  • "Right Here" - Performed by 'Jhené Aiko'
  • "Boom Boom Boom" - Performed by Arsenio Hall (Dr. Carver and Bobby Proud)
  • "If I Ruled the World" - Performed by Arsenio Hall (Dr. Carver and Bobby Proud)
  • "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - Performed by Afrika Bambaatta & the Soulsonic Force
  • "Together Makes it Better" - Performed by Kyla Pratt (Penny Proud), Alisa Reyes (LaCienga Boulevardez), Karen Malina White (Dijonay Jones) and Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey)

Release[edit]

The Proud Family Movie premiered on Disney Channel on August 19, 2005 and was released on VHS and DVD on December 6, 2005 with an extended ending.

The film re-aired on Disney Channel on May 28, 2016, as part of Disney Channel's 100 DCOM Marathon to celebrate the 100th film, Adventures in Babysitting and again on April 5, 2021 as part of Disney Channel's Monday block DCOM and Dessert.

As of November 12, 2019, the film was available to stream on Disney+.

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