Friday, February 7, 2014

Family Toons: The Proud Family (2001)

Disney's The Proud Family didn't last as long as it should have, but then, we say that about a lot of Disney series, since the studio has set limits on how many episodes are produced for each series. Stupid idea? Yep, but Disney's not about to change their policy any time soon, despite what fans might think.

Proud Family aired on both Disney Channel and ABC during its run, exposing the series to a wide audience. The show was built around daughter Penny (Kyla Pratt, who'd been in a UPN sitcom, One On One, before Proud), moreso than her father (Tommy Davidson, ex-In Living Color). The voice cast also included two cast members from Family Matters: Jo Marie Payton & Orlando Brown, the latter of whom would go on to co-star in the sitcom That's So Raven.

Here's a sample episode, "Love Thy Neighbor":

Rating: A-.

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