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{{Infobox Television − | show_name = Rugrats + | show_name = Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long − | image = Rugrats + | image = File:Adjllogo.jpg − | caption = The Rugrats intertitle + | rating = Template:TV-G − | format = Children's television series + | format = Animated television series
Children's television series − | runtime = 22 minutes approx + | runtime = approx. 22 minutes (per episode) − | creator = Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain
+ | creator = Jeff Goode − | voices = Elizabeth Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Joe Alaskey
Philip Proctor
Julia Kato + | starring = Dante Basco
Keone Young
John DiMaggio
Amy Bruckner
Miss Kittie
Charlie Finn
Mae Whitman
Jeff Bennett
Lauren Tom
Kyle Massey
Nicholas Brendon
Sandra Oh

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The Jonas Brothers (Season 2) − | country = Template:Flagcountry

− | network = Nickelodeon + | country = Template:USA − | first_aired = August 8, 1991 + | language = English

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| network = Disney Channel(2005-present)/Toon Disney(2006-present) − | last_aired = June 8, 2004

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| last_aired = September 1, 2007 − | num_episodes = 172

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| list_episodes = List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes

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Rugrats is an animated television series that ran on Nickelodeon and it was one of the first three Nicktoons: after Doug and before Ren & Stimpy.

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American Dragon: Jake Long is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. −

Contents

Premise[]

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− The show revolves around four toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille, who are able to communicate to each other in baby speak (although viewers can understand them, because it is supposedly 'translated'). Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar. Despite the toddlers' inability and lack of desire to communicate with adults, they can understand their parents' speaking, although they often misunderstand what they hear, usually by taking metaphors literally and speaking in malapropisms. Angelica Pickles, at age three, is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party.

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Premise[]

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Jake is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in New York. He lives with his parents, Johnathan and Susan, and his eight-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His Caucasian father is unaware of his family being dragons.

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Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian.


Production[]

Production[]

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada. − It was the network's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000 and it also aired on Nick Jr's block. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date at thirteen years of longevity. Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation. − The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia.


− After the introduction of SpongeBob SquarePants, popularity for Rugrats declined. The Rugrats never had a rival this strong in popularity (many shows were produced during the Rugrats lifetime, but none were as successful as SpongeBob SquarePants). In order to keep its popularity, the studios released several movies and specials, such as the introduction of Dil Pickles and Kimi Finster. Ironically, after these introductions, fans determined that Rugrats jumped the shark.


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On January 5, 2007, it was announced that after two seasons, American Dragon: Jake Long would end production after the 52nd and final episode, "The Hong Kong Longs." [1] − When Nickelodeon declined to renew any more new episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up, Klasky-Csupo (the studios responsible for Rugrats) closed down most of its operations. At the time of their cancellation, those series were the only Klasky-Csupo series on the Nickelodeon schedule.


Characters[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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Major characters[]

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  • Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): The main protagonist of the show. Jake is a proud, lazy skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon.
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(From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season)

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  • Luong Lao Shi (Keone Young): Jake's grandpa and Dragon Master, Lao is a Chinese dragon. He runs the Canal Street Electronics at the address of 10048. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions. His attempts at training Jake sometimes causes more damage than help. His name is a play on the Mandarin Chinese word for "teacher".

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands, despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events, occasionally putting him at odds with Lao Shi.

Films[]

Main article: The Rugrats Movie

Main article: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

Main article: Rugrats Go Wild


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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): One of Jake's best friends. She is sassy, vivacious, and is somewhat of a tomboyish character. She is a fashion enthusiast, though does not necessarily partake in typical "girl" wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie always showed a dislike and distrust towards Rose, advising Jake to be wary around her. She occasionally refers to herself as 'Mama Trixie'.

Spinoffs[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

  • The Carmichaels was a spin-off planned to see Susie move away from California to Atlanta, where she apparently has relatives.


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other best friend and is extremely loyal. Although apparently slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions. In "Bring It On", he developed a global-positioning device to track his cheerleader crush, Stacey. He believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium.

Broadcast history[]

  • USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2005) (Original Run), (2006-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present) (Reruns)

    • Boomerang


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy".

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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's paramour. A member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl. She in turn eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon (see "The Hunted"). Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship (see "Homecoming"). After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been.

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): Jake's main enemy, the Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant ultimately resulting in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased.

    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)

    • CITV (2005-present)


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Secondary characters[]

  • Australia
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Main article: List of secondary characters in American Dragon: Jake Long

    • Nickelodeon (1995-Present)

    • ABC TV

    • ABC2, a digital rerun channel of ABC TV

    • ABC Kids, a short lived digital channel containing the Kids programming from ABC TV

    • Network Ten


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  • Ireland

    • RTÉ Two

    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)

    • CITV (2005-present)

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)


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Magical creatures and characters[]

  • Canada
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Main article: List of magical creatures and characters in American Dragon: Jake Long

    • Treehouse

    • YTV


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There is a menagerie of magical creatures and characters that appear in American Dragon: Jake Long. −

  • Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon

    • TV3 (199?-2006)


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Episodes[]

  • Netherlands
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Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes

    • Nickelodeon


See also[]

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Criticism[]

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Jake's original Season 1 dragon form in "Old School Training".

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Jake's Season 2 dragon form in the Season 2 opening sequence.

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Many audiences had mixed opinions about Jake's excessive use of street slang. While some liked it, others described it as irritating. There is no doubt that Jake's personality is homage to the second and third-generation immigrants who willingly embraced American culture (and adapted to its varying accents). Executive producer Eddie Guzelian also admits that the bravado of Jake's character was helped shaped by Dante Basco's ad-libbing and their own writing, which parodied the "wannabe MTV gangsta" crowd.[2] Season 2 seems to have toned down on Jake's superfluous use of slang.

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Many audiences and fans found that they had mixed opinions of Season 2. The art style was changed drastically for the second season, giving the show an edgier look than the more traditional designs of the first season. However, many fans have grown past the initial shock of the drastic art change, and at the least accept the second season as its own experience or else grown to prefer it. The outcry that accompanied its initial showing has died down considerably. Season 2 Director Steve Loter has offered some explanation to the change in aspects such as the dragon forms, in which the forms were meant to be directly related to the dragon's human form and current level of development. In the case of Jake, he would start out as a short, scrawny teenage dragon (as he is as a human), and would need to train and develop into a muscle-bound dragon (much like his form from Season 1) over time.

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Video games[]

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Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

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  • Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006
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  • Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006
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tr:Disney'in Genç Ejderi Revision as of 18:30, 19 August 2007 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Starring Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Kyle Massey Nicholas Brendon Sandra Oh Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (Season 1) The Jonas Brothers (Season 2) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time approx. 22 minutes (per episode) Release Original network Disney Channel(2005-present)/Toon Disney(2006-present) Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Major characters 3.2 Secondary characters 3.3 Magical creatures and characters 4 Episodes 5 Criticism 6 Video games 7 References 8 External links Premise Jake is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in New York. He lives with his parents, Johnathan and Susan, and his eight-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His Caucasian father is unaware of his family being dragons.

Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada.

It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation.

On January 5, 2007, it was announced that after two seasons, American Dragon: Jake Long would end production after the 52nd and final episode, "The Hong Kong Longs." [1]

Characters Major characters Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): The main protagonist of the show. Jake is a proud, lazy skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. File:Amdraggang.JPG (From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season) Luong Lao Shi (Keone Young): Jake's grandpa and Dragon Master, Lao is a Chinese dragon. He runs the Canal Street Electronics at the address of 10048. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions. His attempts at training Jake sometimes causes more damage than help. His name is a play on the Mandarin Chinese word for "teacher". Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands, despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events, occasionally putting him at odds with Lao Shi. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): One of Jake's best friends. She is sassy, vivacious, and is somewhat of a tomboyish character. She is a fashion enthusiast, though does not necessarily partake in typical "girl" wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie always showed a dislike and distrust towards Rose, advising Jake to be wary around her. She occasionally refers to herself as 'Mama Trixie'. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other best friend and is extremely loyal. Although apparently slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions. In "Bring It On", he developed a global-positioning device to track his cheerleader crush, Stacey. He believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's paramour. A member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl. She in turn eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon (see "The Hunted"). Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship (see "Homecoming"). After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): Jake's main enemy, the Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant ultimately resulting in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased. Secondary characters Main article: List of secondary characters in American Dragon: Jake Long There are many secondary characters that appear in American Dragon: Jake Long. Some are family and friends while others are enemies.

Magical creatures and characters Main article: List of magical creatures and characters in American Dragon: Jake Long There is a menagerie of magical creatures and characters that appear in American Dragon: Jake Long.

Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Criticism File:Jake.JPG Jake's original Season 1 dragon form in "Old School Training". File:JakeS2.JPG Jake's Season 2 dragon form in the Season 2 opening sequence. Many audiences had mixed opinions about Jake's excessive use of street slang. While some liked it, others described it as irritating. There is no doubt that Jake's personality is homage to the second and third-generation immigrants who willingly embraced American culture (and adapted to its varying accents). Executive producer Eddie Guzelian also admits that the bravado of Jake's character was helped shaped by Dante Basco's ad-libbing and their own writing, which parodied the "wannabe MTV gangsta" crowd.[2] Season 2 seems to have toned down on Jake's superfluous use of slang.

Many audiences and fans found that they had mixed opinions of Season 2. The art style was changed drastically for the second season, giving the show an edgier look than the more traditional designs of the first season. However, many fans have grown past the initial shock of the drastic art change, and at the least accept the second season as its own experience or else grown to prefer it. The outcry that accompanied its initial showing has died down considerably. Season 2 Director Steve Loter has offered some explanation to the change in aspects such as the dragon forms, in which the forms were meant to be directly related to the dragon's human form and current level of development. In the case of Jake, he would start out as a short, scrawny teenage dragon (as he is as a human), and would need to train and develop into a muscle-bound dragon (much like his form from Season 1) over time.

Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!" (HTML). amdrag.blogspot.com.
Eddie Guzelian. "Cast Away..." (HTML). amdrag.blogspot.com.

External links American Dragon: Jake Long at the Disney Channel Official Site American Dragon: Jake Long at the Disney Channel Asia Site American Dragon: Jake Long on IMDb American Dragon: Jake Long at TV.com American Dragon: Jake Long at JeffNet Unofficial Amdrag Blog by Eddie Guzelian & Matt Negrete

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− − Rugrats is a Daytime Emmy award winning American animated television series that aired from August 11, 1991 to June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. At 14 years, Rugrats is Nickelodeon's longest running show. According to Nickelodeon producers, Rugrats is the show that put them on top in the 90's. [1]

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Premise[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas (Tommy) Pickles, Charles (Chuckie) Finster, and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]

− − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan (Dil) Pickles is born, he is soon added as a character on the show. As a three month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is released, Kimi Finster is added as a character as Chuckie's step sister.[1]

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Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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Production[]

− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.

− − The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

− − On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, called "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years". It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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American Dragon: Jake Long was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[2]

Movies[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled "The Rugrats Movie", which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, "Rugrats in Paris", was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, "Rugrats Go Wild!", was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, characters from another popular Nickelodeon show. A TV movie was also made, in which the babies see the future, into the their young teen years. This spun off into the show All Grown Up, which takes place nine years into the future.


Episodes[]

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Premise[]

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Jake Long is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in New York. He lives with his parents, Jonathan and Susan, and his eight-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His father is unaware of his family being dragons. −

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking, anthropomorphic Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings, most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian. −

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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Production[]

Broadcast history[]

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. −

  • USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


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It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation. −

  • UK

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon UK (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (2008-Present)


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Characters[]

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Main characters[]

    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)
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  • Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon.

    • ABC Television
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(From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season)

    • Network Ten


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  • Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. He was shocked to discover that Haley is next in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake.

  • New Zealand

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)

    • TV3 (199?-Present)


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  • Luong Lao Shi (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon.

  • Ireland

    • RTÉ Two


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi.

  • Canada

    • Treehouse

    • YTV


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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's best friends, she is sassy, vivacious, and is somewhat of a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always showed a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her.

  • Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon Malaysia

    • TV3 (199?-2006)


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium.

  • Netherlands

    • Nickelodeon


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy".

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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's paramour is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in turn, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon.

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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): Jake's main enemy, the Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased.
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  • The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. Few dragons have faced him and lived. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Knights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned in for, according to Fu, 1,000 years.

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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt NeGrate, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[3]

Awards[]

Annie[]

  • 1995 - Nominated - Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


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  • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog".

Artios[]

  • 2000 to 2003 - Nominated - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television


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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale.

Daytime Emmy[]

  • 1994, 2003 - Won - Outstanding Animated Children's Program

  • 2004 - Nominated - Outstanding Animated Children's Program


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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's mother. She does not have dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her.

Emmy[]

  • 1997, 1999 to 2002 - Nominated - Outstanding Children's Program


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  • Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Knights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and bring the Dark Dragon back to power.

Genesis[]

  • 1999 - Won - Television - Children's Programming


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World Animation Celebration[]

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January 29, 2006
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June 10, 2006
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September 1, 2007
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Appearances in other media[]

Kids' Choice Awards[]

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Television[]

  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 - Won - Favorite Cartoon
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  • Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005.

Games[]

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Video games[]

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Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

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  • Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC-CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travellers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC-CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC-CD Rom)

  • Nicktoons Racing (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)


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  • Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006

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tr:Rugrats + vi:Rồng Mỹ Revision as of 14:38, 8 August 2008 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Kyle Massey Nicholas Brendon Sandra Oh Clancy Brown Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (Season 1) Jonas Brothers (Season 2) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time approx. 22 minutes (per episode) Release Original network Disney Channel Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[1]


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Major secondary characters 4 Episodes 5 Appearances in other media 5.1 Television 5.2 Video games 6 References 7 External links Premise Jake Long is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in New York. He lives with his parents, Jonathan and Susan, and his eight-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His father is unaware of his family being dragons.

Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking, anthropomorphic Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings, most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia.

It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation.

Characters Main characters Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. File:Amdraggang.JPG (From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season) Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. He was shocked to discover that Haley is next in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. Luong Lao Shi (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's best friends, she is sassy, vivacious, and is somewhat of a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always showed a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's paramour is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in turn, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): Jake's main enemy, the Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased. Major secondary characters The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. Few dragons have faced him and lived. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Knights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned in for, according to Fu, 1,000 years. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt NeGrate, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's mother. She does not have dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her. Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Knights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and bring the Dark Dragon back to power. Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!" (HTML). amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming" (HTML). amdrag.blogspot.com.

External links American Dragon: Jake Long at the Disney Channel Official Site American Dragon: Jake Long at the Disney Channel Asia Site American Dragon: Jake Long on IMDb American Dragon: Jake Long at TV.com American Dragon: Jake Long at JeffNet Unofficial Amdrag Blog by Eddie Guzelian & Matt Negrete

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Robert Mothersbaugh
Denis Hannigan
Rusty Andrews

− | country = United States

− | language = English

− | num_seasons = 12 seasons

− | num_episodes = 172 episodes

− | list_episodes = List of Rugrats episodes

− | executive_producer = Vanessa Coffey
Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky

− | producer = Cella Nichols Harris
Geraldine Clarke
David Blum
Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier

− | editor = Karl Garabedian

− | location = Universal Studios Florida

− | cinematography = Animation

− | camera = Single-camera

− | runtime = 30 min

− | company = Klasky Csupo

− | distributor = Paramount Home Entertainment

− | channel = Nickelodeon

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American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Jetix. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

− The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


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Jake Long is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in the country of America (hence the name) although most of his missions lie in New York. He lives with his parents, Jonathan and Susan, and his seven-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His father is unaware of his family being dragons. − The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[2]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[3]


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Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking, anthropomorphic Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings, most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur P. Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[3]


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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon now currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 2:30 AM ET. −

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation, which was received negatively by most fans. −

Production[]

− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

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  • Jake Luke Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal 13-year-old skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. Also, in "Jake Takes the Cake", Jake's middle name is revealed to be "Luke".
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(From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season)

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  • Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. He was shocked to discover that Haley is next in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher".

− The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result.

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone.

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[4] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[5]


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritige as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. Spud acts, and looks a lot like Jude Lizowski from 6teen. They both wear caps, have shaggy hair, love skateboarding, and have easy going attitudes.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy".

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship.

DVD Release[]

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− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[6]

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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased.
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Broadcast history[]

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  • Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon.

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    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

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  • The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned in for, according to Fu, 1,000 years.

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    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt NeGrate, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[7]

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  • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog".

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    • TV3 (199?-Present)


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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale and is completely accepting.

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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her.

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  • Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon.
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  • Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way.

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  • Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life.

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  • Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season.

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  • Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York.
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  • Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses.
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  • Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective.
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  • Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa.
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  • Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe.
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  • Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica Di Cicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at a Bachelor Contest. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren.
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  • Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping.
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Notable Guest Stars[]

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  • Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise")
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  • Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell")
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  • Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath")
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  • Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk")
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  • Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy")
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  • Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon")
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  • Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Troll Sitting")
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  • Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business")
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  • Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth")
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  • John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth")
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  • Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says")
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  • Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo")
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  • Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'")
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  • Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long")
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January 29, 2006

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1993
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Daytime Emmy Award
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June 10, 2006

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September 1, 2007

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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Television[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
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  • Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005.

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
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  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
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Video games[]

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

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  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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  • Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006

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zh:美國龍:傑克龍 Revision as of 20:40, 14 August 2009 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (Season 1) Jonas Brothers (Season 2) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time approx. 22 minutes (per episode) Release Original network Disney Channel Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Jetix.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Major secondary characters 3.3 Minor recurring characters 4 Notable Guest Stars 5 Episodes 6 Appearances in other media 6.1 Television 6.2 Video games 7 References 8 External links Premise Jake Long is a descendant of a long line of dragons, and it is his duty to protect the community of magical creatures secretly living among the masses in the country of America (hence the name) although most of his missions lie in New York. He lives with his parents, Jonathan and Susan, and his seven-year-old sister, Haley. His grandfather and sister are also dragons, the dragon powers having skipped his mother's generation. His father is unaware of his family being dragons.

Throughout the series Jake is taught how to use his innate magical powers by his grandfather and a 600-year-old talking, anthropomorphic Shar Pei named Fu Dog. Jake needs these powers to protect the other magical creatures of the city from various malevolent beings, most notably the villainous Huntsclan led by the Huntsman. Because he is the first American Dragon he is the protector of the magical world that lives in the United States. His best friends are Trixie Carter and Arthur P. Spudinski, with whom he skateboards. They are also aware of his secret. He is infatuated with Rose, another schoolmate who once was a member of the Huntsclan. The stories are driven by Jake's search for balance between his life as a schoolboy and his secret life as a powerful magical guardian.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon now currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 2:30 AM ET.

It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation, which was received negatively by most fans.

Characters Main characters Jake Luke Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal 13-year-old skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. Also, in "Jake Takes the Cake", Jake's middle name is revealed to be "Luke". File:Amdraggang.JPG (From left to right) Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud, Jake and Trixie in Canal Street Electronics (second season) Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. He was shocked to discover that Haley is next in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher". Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritige as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. Spud acts, and looks a lot like Jude Lizowski from 6teen. They both wear caps, have shaggy hair, love skateboarding, and have easy going attitudes.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship. The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased. Major secondary characters Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon. The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned in for, according to Fu, 1,000 years. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt NeGrate, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale and is completely accepting. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her. Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way. Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life. Minor recurring characters Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season. Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York. Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses. Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective. Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa. Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe. Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica Di Cicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at a Bachelor Contest. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren. Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping. Notable Guest Stars Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files") Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise") Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell") Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath") Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk") Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy") Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon") Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind") T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas") Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Troll Sitting") Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business") Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth") John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth") Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas") Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says") Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo") Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On") Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'") Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On") Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind") David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long") James Arnold Taylor as Sam Spark (episode "Family Business") Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 Preceded by Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Disney Channel Original Series Succeeded by The Suite Life of Zack and Cody References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!". amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming". amdrag.blogspot.com.

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American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD (UK & Ireland) and airs on Disney Channel in Australia. − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

− The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


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− The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[2]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[3]

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Set in Manhattan, this animated comedy/adventure series tells the story of 13-year-old skateboarder Jake Long, a Chinese-American boy who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with a very cool secret...he is a descendant of dragons, the Chinese culture's ultimate representation of excellence and the forces of Mother Nature. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing secret of her own... she's a dragon slayer. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

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− In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[3]

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 2:30 AM ET.

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It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation, which was received negatively by most fans. −

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Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.Babies shaped like a heart because of Angelica sitting in the center.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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Currently, fans are signing petitions and sending it to Disney for them to make a third season −

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− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

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  • Jacob Luke "Jake" Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal 13-year-old (14 in season 2) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. However, doing so, he helped secure his family's secret. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice.
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  • Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. Jake often refers to her as his achilles heel. He was shocked to discover that Haley is second in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"), and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher".

− The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result.

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone.

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[4] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[5]


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy".

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin.

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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased.
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− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[6]


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  • Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon.

Broadcast history[]

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  • The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger then other dragons and capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for, according to Fu, 1,000 years.

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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[7]

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  • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog".

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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He has a sister. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale and is completely accepting.

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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her.

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  • Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon.

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  • Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way.

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  • Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life.

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  • Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season.

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  • Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York.

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  • Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses.

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  • Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective.

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  • Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya.
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  • Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway.
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  • Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis.
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  • Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala.
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  • Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at a Bachelor Contest. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren.
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  • Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping.
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  • Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath")
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  • Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk")
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  • Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy")
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Daytime Emmy Award
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Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

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1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

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1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

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Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

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2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

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Video games[]

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Video games[]

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

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  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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zh:美國龍:傑克龍 Revision as of 02:58, 18 November 2009 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (Season 1) Jonas Brothers (Season 2) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time approx. 22 minutes (per episode) Release Original network Disney Channel First shown in Australia Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series finale aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD (UK & Ireland) and airs on Disney Channel in Australia.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Major secondary characters 3.3 Minor recurring characters 4 Notable Guest Stars 5 Episodes 6 Appearances in other media 6.1 Television 6.2 Video games 7 References 8 External links Premise Set in Manhattan, this animated comedy/adventure series tells the story of 13-year-old skateboarder Jake Long, a Chinese-American boy who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with a very cool secret...he is a descendant of dragons, the Chinese culture's ultimate representation of excellence and the forces of Mother Nature. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing secret of her own... she's a dragon slayer. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 2:30 AM ET.

It had been announced that Steve Loter, who had served as director of Disney Channel's Kim Possible, would be joining the show for its second season as director and executive producer alongside the current executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. However, following Disney's renewal of Kim Possible for a fourth season, Loter would resume his role as director of that series, but still serve as an executive producer of Jake Long. Nick Filippi, who had also done some directorial work on Kim Possible, will be the new director of Jake Long. With Steve Loter joining the staff, the show had all of its characters and backgrounds re-designed with new animation, which was received negatively by most fans.

Currently, fans are signing petitions and sending it to Disney for them to make a third season

Characters Main characters Jacob Luke "Jake" Long (Dante Basco): As the main protagonist of the show, Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal 13-year-old (14 in season 2) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. However, doing so, he helped secure his family's secret. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Haley Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. Jake often refers to her as his achilles heel. He was shocked to discover that Haley is second in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"), and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher". Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin. The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased. Major secondary characters Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon. The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger then other dragons and capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for, according to Fu, 1,000 years. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. They were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them resigning. However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He has a sister. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons in the series finale and is completely accepting. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her. Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way. Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life. Minor recurring characters Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season. Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York. Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses. Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective. Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya. Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis. Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala. Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at a Bachelor Contest. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren. Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping. Notable Guest Stars Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files") Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise") Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell") Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath") Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk") Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy") Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild") Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon") Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind") T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas") Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Troll Sitting") Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business") Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth") John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth") Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas") Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says") Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo") Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On") Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'") Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On") Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind") David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long") James Arnold Taylor as Sam Spark (episode "Family Business") Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 Preceded by Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Disney Channel Original Series Succeeded by The Suite Life of Zack and Cody References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!". amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming". amdrag.blogspot.com.

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American Dragon: Jake Long is an American 2D animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The final episode aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD (UK & Ireland) and airs on Disney Channel in Australia. − − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

− The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


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Set in Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of 13-year-old who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with a very cool secret...he is a descendant of dragons, the Chinese culture's ultimate representation of excellence and the forces of Mother Nature. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing secret of her own... she's a dragon slayer!. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog. − The show originally revolved around a group of children, including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[2]), toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[3]


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− In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[3]

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 3:00 AM ET.


Characters[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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  • Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and yet kind and loyal 13 year-old skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity.. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. However, doing so, he helped secure his family's secret. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice.

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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  • Haley Kay Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's 7-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. Jake often refers to her as his achilles heel. He was shocked to discover that Haley is second in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him.

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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  • Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"), and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher".

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone. In the episode "Homecoming" she and Spud finally decide they are only friends and nothing more.

− The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. On August 11, 2011 the Rugrats will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary to celebrate its 20th birthday.


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In the episode "Homecoming" he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends and nothing more. In "Body Guard Duty", it is forecasted that they would "tie the knot."

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy".

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[4] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[5]


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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased.

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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DVD release[]

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  • Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon.

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Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13


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  • The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger then other dragons and capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for, according to Fu, 1,000 years. Or at least for the time being.

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[6]


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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[7]

Broadcast history[]

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  • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups" . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks.

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    • YTV


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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He has a sister. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons, when he sees Haley in her dragon form, in the series finale and is completely accepting.

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    • Nickelodeon (1994–2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)

    • CITV (2005–2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her.

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    • Nickelodeon Turkey

    • TRT


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  • Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon.

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    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9

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    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten


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  • Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way.

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    • TV2 (2003–present)


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  • Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life.

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    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23


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  • Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season.

    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


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  • Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York.

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  • Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses.

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • TV3 (1992–1994)

    • MetroVision (1996–1998)

    • NTV7 (2001–2004)


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  • Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective.

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  • Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya.

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  • Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway.

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  • Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis.

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    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006

    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997–2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


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  • Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala.

Awards[]

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The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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  • Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren.

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  • Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping.
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  • Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files")
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  • Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise")
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  • Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell")
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  • Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath")
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  • Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk")
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  • Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy")
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  • Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild")
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  • Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon")
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  • Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Troll Sitting")
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  • Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business")
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  • Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth")
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  • John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth")
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  • Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says")
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  • Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo")
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  • Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'")
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  • Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long")
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Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

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Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

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Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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Video games[]

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  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
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  • Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005.

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
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Video games[]

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

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  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)


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zh:美國龍:傑克龍 Revision as of 08:33, 16 February 2010 American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (Season 1) Jonas Brothers (Season 2) Country of origin United States Original language(s) American English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time 22 minutes Release Original network Disney Channel First shown in Australia Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an American 2D animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The final episode aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Toon Disney (now Disney XD) in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD (UK & Ireland) and airs on Disney Channel in Australia.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Major recurring characters 3.3 Minor recurring characters 4 Notable guest stars 5 Episodes 6 Appearances in other media 6.1 Television 6.2 Video games 7 References 8 External links Premise Set in Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of 13-year-old who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with a very cool secret...he is a descendant of dragons, the Chinese culture's ultimate representation of excellence and the forces of Mother Nature. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing secret of her own... she's a dragon slayer!. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 3:00 AM ET.

Characters Main characters Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and yet kind and loyal 13 year-old skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's a big show off, but at the end of the day, he shows a strong sense of responsibility and a greater sense of maturity.. It is revealed that Jake's reckless time traveling turned the Huntsman into the cruel monster he is today. However, doing so, he helped secure his family's secret. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Haley Kay Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's 7-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes, much to Jake's annoyance. Jake often refers to her as his achilles heel. He was shocked to discover that Haley is second in line to become the American Dragon. She is currently under the guidance of Sun Park in order to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become the American Dragon. Haley tries hard in school unlike Jake. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"), and in turn, uses this location as the main headquarters for all operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is famous for being the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and live to tell about it, and insisted that he train Jake himself in case the Dark Dragon should return; before this encounter, he was very laid back, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher". Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a 600-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles; he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. She is a fashion enthusiast, yet she does not necessarily partake in typical wear. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone. In the episode "Homecoming" she and Spud finally decide they are only friends and nothing more. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is Jake's other human best friend who, although apparently slow-witted, is actually a genius (he just doesn't want to live with the pressure of being a genius child). He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage as evidenced by him being able to use Panderis' wand and his grandpa knowing how to seal away the genie in taranushis chalice and his grandpa telling him stories about the mermaid city. In the episode "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In the episode "Homecoming" he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends and nothing more. In "Body Guard Duty", it is forecasted that they would "tie the knot."

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan". She was born a twin, but was taken away from her family by The Huntsman. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsmen to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan. Thus, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake start a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin. The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. It is revealed in one episode that he is the monster he is today due to Jake's reckless usage of time travel. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian because of the fact that he took her from her parents as an infant which ultimately resulted in giving her the idea that her parents were deceased. Major recurring characters Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Jake's evil teacher who eventually becomes principal. He believes in magical creatures and by the middle of season two, he is able to trick Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. He used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute, and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. In the near end of season two in the episode "Magic Enemy #1." He attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school but by the end of the episode after seeing the magical world he is satisfied and refrains himself from further attempts in proving Jake's a dragon. The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world who replaces the Huntsman as the primary villain. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger then other dragons and capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans, and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. He was seemingly killed in "Hong Kong Nights", only to be resurrected at the end of the second season. In the series finale, he captured Lao-Shi in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for, according to Fu, 1,000 years. Or at least for the time being. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups" . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks. Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a family of dragons. He has a sister. He eventually learns that his family members are dragons, when he sees Haley in her dragon form, in the series finale and is completely accepting. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not have the dragon powers, for they skipped her generation. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of 12th grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his dad's locker causing him to actually leave her. Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was blown in the episode "Hong Kong Nights" and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In season one, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder". In season two, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way. Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life. Minor recurring characters Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are oracles, possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake, Kara states that this is because there are no surprises or pleasures in life when one only sees good things occur, while Sara states that only seeing bad things leaves one constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads, while Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair in the second season. Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachne and love interest of Fu. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York. Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance; though this is overcome, she still suffers from occasional relapses. Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective. Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya. Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis. Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala. Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's new girlfriend that wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act self-destructive, Danika is the main suspect of being a siren, although it turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren. Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student form the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard, having come to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping. Notable guest stars Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files") Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise") Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell") Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath") Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk") Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy") Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild") Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon") Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind") T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas") Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Troll Sitting") Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business") Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth") John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth") Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas") Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says") Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo") Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On") Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'") Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On") Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind") David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long") James Arnold Taylor as Sam Spark (episode "Family Business") Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!". amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming". amdrag.blogspot.com.

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American Dragon: Jake Long is an American 2D animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The final episode aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD and airs on Disney Channel in Australia. − − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004.

− The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


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Set in Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of thirteen-year-old Jake Long who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with the amazing power and ability to change into the form of a dragon. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing dark secret of her own. She's a natural dragon slayer named Huntsgirl! Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger seven-year-old sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog. − The show originally revolved around a group of children (three boys and one girl), including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles, toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[3]


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− In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[3]

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 3:00 AM ET.


Characters[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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  • Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and yet kind and loyal thirteen-year-old (fourteen years old in the second season) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's initially a very big show off and lax in his responsibilities, but when it really matters, he always displays a strong sense of responsibility and maturity. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Due to this and his other adventures, Jake becomes a popular and well-known figure in the magical world. By the end of the series, Jake graduates from Millard Fillmore Middle School.

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.Template:Citation needed


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  • Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. Lao has reluctantly supported Susan's relationship with Jonathan, often calling him "daughter's husband." The two eventually work out their major differences during a family reunion. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). Nonetheless, Lao has an intense rivalry with another electronics store. Regardless, his store is the main headquarters for all magical operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is the first dragon to mentor a blood relative – a break from tradition that he insisted on should Jake ever have to face the Dark Dragon. Lao is actually the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and survive. According to Fu, Lao was very laid back (much like Jake had originally been) before this encounter, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher".

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1994 and 1995, only two Jewish-themed specials were produced, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. New episode production resumed in 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. In terms of years on air, it is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its ninth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation.[10]
The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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  • Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a six hundred-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. The two actually met when Fu was a petty thief, but (with much insistence from Fu) the two became a team shortly before Lao's first encounter with the Dark Dragon. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles (bets that often change depending on how the battle is going); he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result.

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is one of Jake's best human friends. Though often appearing to be slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He just preferred to keep it a secret to avoid the related pressure, but the truth came out in Season 2, and he found it wasn't so bad that everyone knew. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage (e.g. being able to use Panderis' wand, his grandfather knowing how to seal away the genie in Taranushis Chalice and his grandfather also telling him stories about the mermaid city). In "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In "Homecoming," after questions over being more than friends, he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends and nothing more.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

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  • Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. Of the three friends, Trixie is usually the most level-headed and responsible. She is a fashion enthusiast. Her father being a pilot gives her access to fashions from overseas, but she usually prefers her regular clothes. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone.
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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in the episode "The Academy".

− The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan." She was born an identical twin, but was taken away from her family as a newborn by The Huntsman after recognizing "the Mark of the Huntsclan" on her right palm and wrist. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl, whom in one episode is addressed by the Huntsman as "Thorn", a play on her real name that reflects her "evil side" and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsclan to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan thus rewriting history and, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However in the series finale, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake started a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin sister.

− Individual episodes are now available for purchase on Amazon Video On Demand for 99 cents per episode and on the PlayStation Store for $1.99 for two episodes.


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  • Haley Kay Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's seven-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes (much to Jake's consistent annoyance). Haley goes to a school for advanced youthes and actually tries hard to succeed. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Unlike Jake, she began developing her dragon powers at an earlier age. in the first season she is a purple dragon in the second season she is pink. As his sister, she is actually next in line to be the American Dragon. Her mentor is Sun Park, though her training is quite different from Jake's. In "Being Human," Jake purposely gets a one week suspension from his dragon duties, so Haley became his replacement. Though thinking she's up to the task, she quickly realizes how hard Jake has to work and how much pressure it creates. Nonetheless, Sun praises Haley's service and feels she can start pitching in to help Jake.

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[11]


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Reception[]

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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a whole family of magical and mystical fire-breathing dragons. Though often near feats of magic, he either mistakes them for something else or is completely oblivious to them. (In one occurrence, he chalked up Haley's brief Krylock mutation to an allergic reaction to chocolate.) He has a sister. Though Jonathan often comes off as naive or goofy, it has been shown he always has his family's best interests at heart and that some of Jake's best qualities were inherited from him. Jonathan fought the Jersey Devil (mistaking it for a bear) and vampires (who were masquerading as humans) to protect Jake from harm. Even though his last name is also a valid Chinese surname, Johnathan does not appear to be of Chinese ancestry. He does, however, feel that he is because he is 1/16th Navaho – rationalizing that Native Americans came to the continent on land bridges connected to Asia. In the series finale, he sees Haley's dragon form and finally learns the truth. While initially overwhelmed and full of questions, he is also completely accepting, noting that he always felt there was something magical to his family.

− In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[12] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[5] Jewish and Christian religion groups have given Rugrats high praises for their special holiday episodes. Rugrats were also considered a strongpoint in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[13] [14] [15] [16]


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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not appear to have inherited any natural dragon powers and abilities, for it skipped her generation. She works as a caterer. She also has a penchant to photograph milestones in her children's lives, such as Jake's first date and Haley's first lost tooth. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of twelfth grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers and abilities, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his father's locker causing him to actually leave her but he solved this problem. In the last episode, her husband finally finds out of his wife's family history.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist, though she is quite adept at fighting if required. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[7]

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are descended from the Oracle of Delphi, each possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake over this, Kara states forseeing all of life's good moments renders them without meaning for her, while Sara states that only forseeing bad moments leaves her constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads. In the second season, Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair. The two are also featured in the opening credits of Season 2.

DVD releases[]

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Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13

Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4

Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9

Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9

Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4


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  • Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachnoid human hybrid and love interest of Fu during the first season. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York.

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[17]


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  • Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance. She overcomes this by the end of that episode, but later suffers a relapse in Season 2.

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  • Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. She once noted that she saw Jake more often than her own secretary. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective. She also developed a relationship with Lao Shi, but when her assignment concluded, she had to leave – much to the regret of both.

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    • YTV (first-run)


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  • Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya.

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    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)

    • CITV (2005–2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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  • Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. He has expressed particular interest in Jake's training and future, feeling he has great promise.

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    • ABC Television (December 1991–present)

    • Network Ten (1999–2002)


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  • Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis.

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  • Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala.

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    • Nickelodeon Turkey

    • TRT


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  • Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's second love interest, who wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act dangerously self-destructive, a siren is believed to be the cause and Danika is the main suspect. It turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren, but not before she is accused of wrong-doing by Jake and friends, which deeply upsets her. She admits she later forgave Jake and the two were graduation partners.

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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9


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  • Bertha: (Kyle Massey) A giant girl whose feet smell.

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    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)

    • TV2 (2003–present)


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  • Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student from the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard who came to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping, but eventually settle into a competitive friendship. Nigel later helps save Jake from the Gorgon sisters.

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    • TV5

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23


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  • The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. When Jake travels back in time to reveal the truth about dragons to his father, he encounters a teenaged Huntsman, who (while dedicated to the Huntsclan) is shown to be quite wimpy, bullied by his peers and speaking with a cracking voice. However, after Jake knocks him into a pit with a dangerous monster, the battered Huntsman displays a new intensity that terrifies his peers and vows to destroy every last dragon on Earth. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian, stealing her from her parents as an infant and claiming her parents were deceased. (He did, however, know who and where her real parents were to maintain potential leverage.)

    • Channel 1 (1995)
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    • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups" . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks.

    • Channel 2 (2000)

    • Nickelodeon Israel (2003–2008)


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  • Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Rotwood used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. As a believer of magical creatures, he teaches a class about them. However, because his facts are all wrong, Jake is always hopelessly confused and suffering from low grades in the class. He has a noted dislike of Jake, largely due to a frequent lack of respect. Rotwood eventually develops a suspicion of Jake and keeps a close eye on him. By Season 2, he becomes principal and tricks Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. In Season 2's "Magic Enemy #1.", he attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school. By the end of the episode, Rotwood gets a personal look at the magical world and is quite delighted, though Jake ensures he has no proof of what he saw. Though wanting to be famous for proving magical creatures exist, Rotwood appears to have a true affinity for them. At graduation, he and Jake seem to have put their differences aside as they shake hands. In "Dreamscape," it is suggested he encountered a Chimera while a baby.

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  • The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger than other dragons, as well as capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. His fate in "Hong Kong Nights" was left ambiguous, but he was apparently indeed destroyed as a resurrection is needed to bring him back in Season 2. The resurrection required Jake's own chi or blood to succeed. Chang also gifted him with even more power than before. In the series finale, he captured Lao Shi in order to blackmail Jake into serving the dragons of the world a mind control potion. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for 1,000 years or at least for the time being.

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    • Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was revealed in "Hong Kong Nights," and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon.

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
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    • Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life.

    • TV3 (1992–1994)

    • MetroVision (1996–1998)

    • NTV7 (2001–2004)


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  • Brad Morton: A bully at Jake's school. He is noticeably bigger than the other students, suggesting he may've been left back. Brad later states he was left back in the third grade twice. He is also noticeably dim, such as taking twelve years of piano lessons and being unable to play well in the slightest.

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    • Nickelodeon


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  • Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In Season 1, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder." In Season 2, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way.

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Notable guest stars[]

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  • Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files")

    • Italia 1
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  • Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise")
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  • Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell")
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  • Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath")
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  • Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk")
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  • Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy")
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  • Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild")
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  • Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind")

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  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas")

    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006
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  • Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")

    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997–2001), repeats episodes sometimes.
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  • Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting")
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  • Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business")
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  • Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth")
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  • John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth")
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  • Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says")
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  • Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo")
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  • Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'")
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  • Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon")
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  • Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long")
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  • Stephen Tobolowsky as Troll (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting")
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Episodes[]

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    • Nickelodeon (France) (2005–2008)

    • Nicktoons (France) (2003–2005)

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Awards[]

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The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Association
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January 21, 2005

Award Category
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January 29, 2006

Result


Season 2

1992
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31

Daytime Emmy Award
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June 10, 2006

Outstanding Animated Program
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September 1, 2007

Won


1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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  • Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005.
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  • Juniper Lee has a lot of similarities to Jake Long, so The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is considered a near-counterpart of American Dragon: Jake Long.

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  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)


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See also[]

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  • Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "American Dragon: Jake Long" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Opening theme "The Chosen One" performed by Mavin (first season) Jonas Brothers (second season) Country of origin United States Original language(s) American English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time 22 minutes Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation Release Original network Disney Channel Picture format 1080i (16:9) (HDTV) Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 First shown in United Kingdom Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an American 2D animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The final episode aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD and airs on Disney Channel in Australia.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Recurring characters 3.3 Antagonists 4 Notable guest stars 5 Episodes 5.1 Cancellation 6 Appearances in other media 6.1 Television 6.2 Video games 7 References 8 External links Premise Set in Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of thirteen-year-old Jake Long who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with the amazing power and ability to change into the form of a dragon. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing dark secret of her own. She's a natural dragon slayer named Huntsgirl! Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger seven-year-old sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 3:00 AM ET.

Characters Main characters Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and yet kind and loyal thirteen-year-old (fourteen years old in the second season) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's initially a very big show off and lax in his responsibilities, but when it really matters, he always displays a strong sense of responsibility and maturity. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Due to this and his other adventures, Jake becomes a popular and well-known figure in the magical world. By the end of the series, Jake graduates from Millard Fillmore Middle School. Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Keone Young): Lao, as Jake's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. Lao has reluctantly supported Susan's relationship with Jonathan, often calling him "daughter's husband." The two eventually work out their major differences during a family reunion. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). Nonetheless, Lao has an intense rivalry with another electronics store. Regardless, his store is the main headquarters for all magical operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is the first dragon to mentor a blood relative – a break from tradition that he insisted on should Jake ever have to face the Dark Dragon. Lao is actually the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and survive. According to Fu, Lao was very laid back (much like Jake had originally been) before this encounter, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher". Fu Dog (John DiMaggio): Fu is a six hundred-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. The two actually met when Fu was a petty thief, but (with much insistence from Fu) the two became a team shortly before Lao's first encounter with the Dark Dragon. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He's particularly skilled at potion-mixing. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles (bets that often change depending on how the battle is going); he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Charlie Finn): Spud is one of Jake's best human friends. Though often appearing to be slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He just preferred to keep it a secret to avoid the related pressure, but the truth came out in Season 2, and he found it wasn't so bad that everyone knew. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage (e.g. being able to use Panderis' wand, his grandfather knowing how to seal away the genie in Taranushis Chalice and his grandfather also telling him stories about the mermaid city). In "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In "Homecoming," after questions over being more than friends, he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends and nothing more. Trixie Carter (Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. Of the three friends, Trixie is usually the most level-headed and responsible. She is a fashion enthusiast. Her father being a pilot gives her access to fashions from overseas, but she usually prefers her regular clothes. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in the episode "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Mae Whitman): Rose, Jake's primary love interest, is a member of the Huntsclan. There is a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan." She was born an identical twin, but was taken away from her family as a newborn by The Huntsman after recognizing "the Mark of the Huntsclan" on her right palm and wrist. Jake eventually learns of her secret identity as the Huntsgirl, whom in one episode is addressed by the Huntsman as "Thorn", a play on her real name that reflects her "evil side" and she, in return, eventually learns that Jake is the American Dragon. Contrary to expectation, Rose helped Jake throughout the show until the Huntsman learned of their relationship. After Rose's wish for all Huntsclan to be destroyed (herself included) was granted, Jake immediately wished that Rose had never become a member of the Huntsclan thus rewriting history and, resulting in a normal life for her but also meaning that their relationship had never been. However in the series finale, she later learns of the relationship and helps Jake defeat the Dark Dragon. After defeating the Dark Dragon, it can be assumed that she and Jake started a long distance relationship. It is unknown what became of her twin sister. Haley Kay Long (Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's seven-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes (much to Jake's consistent annoyance). Haley goes to a school for advanced youthes and actually tries hard to succeed. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Unlike Jake, she began developing her dragon powers at an earlier age. in the first season she is a purple dragon in the second season she is pink. As his sister, she is actually next in line to be the American Dragon. Her mentor is Sun Park, though her training is quite different from Jake's. In "Being Human," Jake purposely gets a one week suspension from his dragon duties, so Haley became his replacement. Though thinking she's up to the task, she quickly realizes how hard Jake has to work and how much pressure it creates. Nonetheless, Sun praises Haley's service and feels she can start pitching in to help Jake. Recurring characters Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a whole family of magical and mystical fire-breathing dragons. Though often near feats of magic, he either mistakes them for something else or is completely oblivious to them. (In one occurrence, he chalked up Haley's brief Krylock mutation to an allergic reaction to chocolate.) He has a sister. Though Jonathan often comes off as naive or goofy, it has been shown he always has his family's best interests at heart and that some of Jake's best qualities were inherited from him. Jonathan fought the Jersey Devil (mistaking it for a bear) and vampires (who were masquerading as humans) to protect Jake from harm. Even though his last name is also a valid Chinese surname, Johnathan does not appear to be of Chinese ancestry. He does, however, feel that he is because he is 1/16th Navaho – rationalizing that Native Americans came to the continent on land bridges connected to Asia. In the series finale, he sees Haley's dragon form and finally learns the truth. While initially overwhelmed and full of questions, he is also completely accepting, noting that he always felt there was something magical to his family. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother. She does not appear to have inherited any natural dragon powers and abilities, for it skipped her generation. She works as a caterer. She also has a penchant to photograph milestones in her children's lives, such as Jake's first date and Haley's first lost tooth. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of twelfth grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers and abilities, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his father's locker causing him to actually leave her but he solved this problem. In the last episode, her husband finally finds out of his wife's family history. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist, though she is quite adept at fighting if required. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Kara & Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are descended from the Oracle of Delphi, each possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake over this, Kara states forseeing all of life's good moments renders them without meaning for her, while Sara states that only forseeing bad moments leaves her constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads. In the second season, Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair. The two are also featured in the opening credits of Season 2. Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachnoid human hybrid and love interest of Fu during the first season. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York. Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance. She overcomes this by the end of that episode, but later suffers a relapse in Season 2. Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. She once noted that she saw Jake more often than her own secretary. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be a mermaid detective. She also developed a relationship with Lao Shi, but when her assignment concluded, she had to leave – much to the regret of both. Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya. Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. He has expressed particular interest in Jake's training and future, feeling he has great promise. Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis. Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala. Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's second love interest, who wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act dangerously self-destructive, a siren is believed to be the cause and Danika is the main suspect. It turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren, but not before she is accused of wrong-doing by Jake and friends, which deeply upsets her. She admits she later forgave Jake and the two were graduation partners. Bertha: (Kyle Massey) A giant girl whose feet smell. Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student from the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard who came to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping, but eventually settle into a competitive friendship. Nigel later helps save Jake from the Gorgon sisters. Antagonists The Huntsman (Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. Though he is quite powerful on his own, he commonly leaves his minions to do the fighting for him. When Jake travels back in time to reveal the truth about dragons to his father, he encounters a teenaged Huntsman, who (while dedicated to the Huntsclan) is shown to be quite wimpy, bullied by his peers and speaking with a cracking voice. However, after Jake knocks him into a pit with a dangerous monster, the battered Huntsman displays a new intensity that terrifies his peers and vows to destroy every last dragon on Earth. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian, stealing her from her parents as an infant and claiming her parents were deceased. (He did, however, know who and where her real parents were to maintain potential leverage.) Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups" . They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks. Hans Rotwood (Paul Rugg): Rotwood used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. As a believer of magical creatures, he teaches a class about them. However, because his facts are all wrong, Jake is always hopelessly confused and suffering from low grades in the class. He has a noted dislike of Jake, largely due to a frequent lack of respect. Rotwood eventually develops a suspicion of Jake and keeps a close eye on him. By Season 2, he becomes principal and tricks Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. In Season 2's "Magic Enemy #1.", he attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school. By the end of the episode, Rotwood gets a personal look at the magical world and is quite delighted, though Jake ensures he has no proof of what he saw. Though wanting to be famous for proving magical creatures exist, Rotwood appears to have a true affinity for them. At graduation, he and Jake seem to have put their differences aside as they shake hands. In "Dreamscape," it is suggested he encountered a Chimera while a baby. The Dark Dragon (Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger than other dragons, as well as capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to fight the Dark Dragon and survive the encounter twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. His fate in "Hong Kong Nights" was left ambiguous, but he was apparently indeed destroyed as a resurrection is needed to bring him back in Season 2. The resurrection required Jake's own chi or blood to succeed. Chang also gifted him with even more power than before. In the series finale, he captured Lao Shi in order to blackmail Jake into serving the dragons of the world a mind control potion. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for 1,000 years or at least for the time being. Councilor Chang (Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was revealed in "Hong Kong Nights," and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. Bananas B (Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life. Brad Morton: A bully at Jake's school. He is noticeably bigger than the other students, suggesting he may've been left back. Brad later states he was left back in the third grade twice. He is also noticeably dim, such as taking twelve years of piano lessons and being unable to play well in the slightest. Eli Pandarus (Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In Season 1, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder." In Season 2, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way. Notable guest stars Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files") Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise") Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell") Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath") Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk") Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy") Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild") Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind") T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas") Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting") Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business") Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "Legend of Dragon Tooth") John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "Legend of the Dragon Tooth") Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas") Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says") Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo") Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On") Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'") Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon") Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On") Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind") David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long") James Arnold Taylor as Sam Spark (episode "Family Business") Stephen Tobolowsky as Troll (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting") Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Cancellation The series was meant to go on for a third and fourth season and even go to live-action movies, but Disney Channel decided to end it after two seasons. 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Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. Juniper Lee has a lot of similarities to Jake Long, so The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is considered a near-counterpart of American Dragon: Jake Long. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!". amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming". amdrag.blogspot.com.

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Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004. + American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The show

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had premiered on January 21, 2005 and was cancelled on September 1, 2007.[3] The show currently airs on Disney XD in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD and airs on Disney Channel in Australia and Mexico.

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− The show focuses on eight babies, as well as a dog, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[4][5] It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.

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Set in New York City (specifically the borough of Manhattan), this animated series tells the story of thirteen-year-old Jake Long who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with the amazing power and ability to change into the form of a dragon. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing dark secret of her own. She's a natural dragon slayer named Huntsgirl. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger seven-year-old sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

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American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on Family in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD.


Characters[]

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Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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Main characters[]

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  • Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Voiced by Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal thirteen-year-old (fourteen years old in the second season) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's initially a very big show off and lacks in his responsibilities, but when it really matters, he always displays a strong sense of responsibility and maturity. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Due to this and his other adventures, Jake becomes a popular and well-known figure in the magical world. His catchphrase is "Awww Man". By the end of the series, Jake graduates from Millard Fillmore Middle School and he is dating Rose, who he has unusually strong romantic feelings for.

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The show originally revolved around four children (three boys and one girl) and a dog. The fearless brave leader Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California), the cautious toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house, the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille who were ready for a new challenge, and Spike, Tommy's dog. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. A running gag in the show is that they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator" in "The Trial" episode. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she is not manipulative. As a result of this, as well as being favored by the babies, she often clashes with Angelica.[6]


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  • Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Voiced by Keone Young): Lao, as Jake and Haley's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. Lao has reluctantly supported Susan's relationship with Jonathan, often calling him "daughter's husband." The two eventually work out their major differences during a family reunion. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). Nonetheless, Lao has an intense rivalry with another electronics store. Regardless, his store is the main headquarters for all magical operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is the first dragon to mentor a blood relative – a break from tradition that he insisted on should Jake ever have to face the Dark Dragon. Lao is actually the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and survive. According to Fu, Lao was very laid back (much like Jake had originally been) before this encounter, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher".

− After The Rugrats Movie (1998), in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a 1 year old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[7]


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  • Fu Dog (Voiced by John DiMaggio): Fu is a six hundred-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. The two actually met when Fu was a petty thief, but (with much insistence from Fu) the two became a team shortly before Lao's first encounter with the Dark Dragon. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He is highly skilled at brewing potions and casting spells, which constantly proves to be an asset. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles (bets that often change depending on how the battle is going); he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result.

− Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. The babies often manage to get away with meandering off and going on escapades, for the reason that Tommy’s daddy, Stu, is more often than not trying to create toys downstairs in the basement. Tommy's mother, Didi, is normally reading the most modern good-parenting guide too actively to take any kind of notice, and his paternal grandfather, Lou, is customarily sleeping in front of the television, oblivious to their antics.[8] While most of the time, the babies are in their playpen, they always manage to get out using a plastic screwdriver Tommy keeps in his diaper (unbeknownst to any of the adults). When they create any kind of mess or visible damage, they are almost never seen as the instigators, due to them being babies. If an older person is in the vicinity of the mess (usually Angelica), that individual is held accountable. The most treacherous escapade the babies embarked occured in The Rugrats Movie where they got lost in the forest going against a man-eating wolf and a pack of circus monkeys determined to steal their baby food.


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  • Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Voiced by Charlie Finn): Spud is one of Jake's best human friends. Though often appearing to be slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He just preferred to keep it a secret to avoid the related pressure, but the truth came out in Season 2, and he found it wasn't so bad that everyone knew. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage (e.g. being able to use Panderis' wand, his grandfather knowing how to seal away the genie in Taranushis Chalice and his grandfather also telling him stories about the mermaid city). In "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In "Homecoming," after questions over being more than friends, he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends on a platonic level and nothing more.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.).[9][10]

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  • Trixie Carter (Voiced by Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. Of the three friends, Trixie is usually the most level-headed and responsible. She is a fashion enthusiast. Her father being a pilot gives her access to fashions from overseas, but she usually prefers her regular clothes. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone.
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  • Haley Kay Long (Voiced by Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's seven-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes (much to Jake's consistent annoyance). Haley goes to a school for advanced youths and actually tries hard to succeed. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Unlike Jake, she began developing her dragon powers at an earlier age. In the first season she is a purple dragon, in the second season she is pink. As his sister, she is actually next in line to be the American Dragon. Her mentor is Sun Park, though her training is quite different from Jake's. In "Being Human," Jake purposely gets a one week suspension from his dragon duties, so Haley became his replacement. Though thinking she's up to the task, she quickly realizes how hard Jake has to work and how much pressure it creates. Nonetheless, Sun praises Haley's service and feels she can start pitching in to help Jake.

Origins[]

Rugrats was formed by the then husband-and-wife duo of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, along with Paul Germain in 1989. Klasky-Csupo had a major animation firm at the time which also provided services for commercials and music videos. Klasky, Csupo, and Germain were also animating The Simpsons at the time, which they would continue to do until 1992. The trio decided to create their own series in reaction to a proclamation by the children's cable network Nickelodeon that they were to launch their own line of animated shows, which would be later called Nicktoons. With the comedic stimulation branching from the antics of Klasky and Csupo's infant children, the 6Template:Frac–minute pilot episode, "Tommy Pickles & the Great White Thing" (never to be aired), went into production.


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The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in the episode "The Academy".

Peter Chung, along with Klasky and Csupo, co-designed the characters and directed the series pilot, "Tommy Pickles And The Great White Thing," as well as the opening sequence. The production was completed in 1990 and they submitted it to Nickelodeon, who tested it with an audience of children. The feedback for the pilot episode was primarily positive. With that, the series went into production. Chuckie and Angelica were added as characters.


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  • Rose/Huntsgirl (Voiced by Mae Whitman): Rose is Jake's crush and is also part of the Huntsclan, a clan that wants to destroy magical creatures like Jake as a dragon. Rose is the Huntsgirl and needs to kill the American dragon to be part of the Huntsclan. Rose has a Chinese dragon-shaped birthmark on her hand to show that she is part of the Huntsclan, in which was revealed in the episode The Ski Trip, when Jake realises that Huntsgirl and Rose is the same person with the same tattoo. After this, he disappointedly dumps her. Later on in the series, Rose finds out that Jake is the American Dragon, and since then, she starts helping him but still trying to show that she still "hates" him. In the episode, Dreamscape, Rose finds out that she has a mother, a father, and an unnamed identical twin sister but she was taken away by the Huntsclan because she has the Chinese dragon-shaped birthmark on her left wrist and hand, which is referred to as "the Mark of the Huntsclan." At the end of the series it is implied that she and Jake are a full couple. Throughout the entire series, she develops very strong romantic feelings for Jake, despite him being a dragon.

− Paul Germain felt that the series needed a bully. Angelica was based on a bully in Germain's childhood, who was a girl. In addition to that, it was Germain who decided that Angelica would be a spoiled brat. Arlene Klasky, one of the show's creators initially did not like Angelica Pickles. Klasky also protested Angelica's actions in episodes like "Barbecue Story" (where she threw Tommy's ball over the fence).


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Recurring characters[]

− In a New Yorker article, Klasky said, "I think she's a bully. I never liked Angelica." Klasky never fully approved of her character development. Her bullying caused Arlene to disdain her. Angelica started to become a problem for the some of the Rugrats staff. In some instances, her voice, Cheryl Chase, had trouble portraying a mean Angelica. To help Chase out, Steve Viksen, one of the writers, would mention that Angelica was the series's J.R. Ewing.

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  • Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake and Haley's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a whole family of magical and mystical fire-breathing dragons. Though often near feats of magic, he either mistakes them for something else or is completely oblivious to them. (In one occurrence, he chalked up Haley's brief Krylock mutation to an allergic reaction to chocolate.) He has a sister. Though Jonathan often comes off as naive or goofy, it has been shown he always has his family's best interests at heart and that some of Jake's best qualities were inherited from him. Jonathan fought the Jersey Devil (mistaking it for a bear) and vampires (who were masquerading as humans) to protect Jake from harm. Even though his last name is also a valid Chinese surname, Johnathan does not appear to be of Chinese ancestry. He does, however, feel that he is because he is 1/16 Navajo – rationalizing that Native Americans came to the continent on land bridges connected to Asia. In the series finale, he sees Haley's dragon form and finally learns the truth. While initially overwhelmed and full of questions, he is also completely accepting, noting that he always felt there was something magical about his family.
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  • Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake and Haley's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother and the daughter of Luong Lao Shi. She does not appear to have inherited any natural dragon powers and abilities, saying it skipped her generation. She works as a caterer. She also has a penchant to photograph milestones in her children's lives, such as Jake's first date and Haley's first lost tooth. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of eighth grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers and abilities, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his father's locker causing him to actually leave her but he solved this problem. In the last episode, her husband finally finds out of his wife's family history.

− After the episode "The Trial," Klasky complained that the Rugrats were starting to act too old for their age. Csupo often acted as a mediator in arguments between Klasky and the writers, with the writers often winning. Some of the offscreen tensions ultimately found their way into the scripts and, naturally, into the show. In 1993, shortly before Nick premiered the last of the original 65, production of new episodes ceased, and most of the Rugrats writing team left Klasky-Csupo. After the first run days were over, Nick had enough episodes to show every day, and did just that in 1994, scheduling the show in the early evening, when both kids and parents will be watching. After 3 years of repeats, the show went back into production. However, the tensions between Klasky-Csupo and their former writers still existed.


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  • Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist, though she is quite adept at fighting if required. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[11]

− After The Rugrats Movie and seeing the "new" Angelica in the film, Klasky changed her tune: "I think she's great for the show; I love Angelica."[12]


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  • Kara and Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are descended from the Oracle of Delphi, each possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake over this, Kara states foreseeing all of life's good moments renders them without meaning for her, while Sara states that only foreseeing bad moments leaves her constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads. In the second season, Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair. The two are also featured in the opening credits of Season 2.

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1995 and 1996, only two Jewish-themed specials were aired, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. Production on new episodes began 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997 to 2000. As of 2011, it is the longest-lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its eighth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation; SpongeBob will reach Rugrats in terms of years on air in 2013.[13]


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  • Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachnoid human hybrid and love interest of Fu during the first season. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York.

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years." It was narrated by Amanda Bynes. Nickelodeon approved of its ratings and popularity so much (about 70% of viewers with cable tuned in), they eventually commissioned a full series, All Grown Up, which ran from 2003 to 2008.


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  • Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance. She overcomes this by the end of that episode, but later suffers a relapse in Season 2.

Rugrats ended on June 8, 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon, Hey Arnold. After the run, two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were produced and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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  • Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. She once noted that she saw Jake more often than her own secretary. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be an undercover mermaid detective, seeking out the Kelpie. She also developed a relationship with Lao Shi, but when her assignment concluded, she had to leave – much to the regret of both.

Voice actors[]

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  • Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya.

− Through its full run, Rugrats, occupied several main voice actors. E.G. Daily provided the voice of Tommy Pickles, except in the unaired pilot where Tami Holbrook provided the voice; Christine Cavanaugh was the original voice of Chuckie Finster, but left after 2001 for personal reasons and was subsequently replaced by Nancy Cartwright in 2002. The fraternal twins, Phil and Lil (as well as their mother, Betty) were voiced by Kath Soucie; Dil Pickles (and Timmy McNulty) were voiced by Tara Strong. Cheryl Chase initially auditioned for the role of Tommy, but was passed up. When the show came to series, she was brought on board to be cast as the voice of Angelica Pickles. Dionne Quan was the voice of Kimi Finster, however as she is legally blind, in order to do the voice, the producers had to interpret the scripts into Braille, so she could read them by sensing the bumps with her fingers. Susie was primarily voiced by Cree Summer, though in two episodes where she could not be in attendance E.G. Daily filled in.[14] Other regular voice actors included Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles, Jack Riley as Stu Pickles, Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles, and Michael Bell as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster. David Doyle provided the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles until his death in 1997, where Joe Alaskey took over till the end of the series. In 2000, Debbie Reynolds joined the cast as Lulu Pickles, Lou's second wife, and remained until the series' end.


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  • Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. He has expressed particular interest in Jake's training and future, feeling he has great promise. It is noted that he is the only dragon in the series that breathes ice instead of fire.

Writing style[]

− With Rugrats it usually took a few months to make an episode, for the story has to get written, and then approved. The next process consisted of voice recording, storyboarding, pre-eliminating animation, overseas production & delivery, editing and polishing. All of that had to happen even before Klasky-Csupo sent the master tapes to Nick. In addition, fine animation took time to make. During the first six seasons of Rugrats it was, primarily divided into two eleven-minute episodes. After the second movie, during season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show, though it returned to its original two-episode-per-show format in the final two seasons.[15]


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  • Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis.

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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  • Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala.

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


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  • Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's second love interest, who wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act dangerously self-destructive, a siren is believed to be the cause and Danika is the main suspect. It turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren, but not before she is accused of wrong-doing by Jake and friends, which deeply upsets her. She admits she later forgave Jake and the two were graduation partners.

DVD releases[]

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Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13

Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4

Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9

Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9

Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4

Movie Trilogy March 15, 2011 3 3 Films

Halloween September 20, 2011 1 TBA[16]


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  • Bertha: (Tara Strong) A giant girl whose feet smell.

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats were released on June 2, 2009 along with The Fairly OddParents first and second seasons.[17]


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  • Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student from the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard who came to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping, but eventually settle into a competitive friendship. Nigel later helps save Jake from the Gorgon sisters.

Nick Picks DVDs[]

− These 2 Rugrats episodes were released on the Nick Picks DVDs.


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Antagonists[]

  • Nick Picks Volume 1: Finsterella
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  • The Huntsman (Voiced by Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He is fanatically devoted to destroying all magical creatures (especially dragons), viewing them as disgusting and unnatural, and has no qualms against killing any humans who get in his way. Though he typically leaves his henchmen to do the fighting for him, he has proven quite powerful on his own. When Jake travels back in time to reveal the truth about dragons to his father, he encounters a teenaged Huntsman, who (while dedicated to the Huntsclan) is shown to be quite wimpy, bullied by his peers and speaking with a cracking voice. However, after Jake knocks him into a pit with a dangerous monster, the battered Huntsman displays a new intensity that terrifies his peers and vows to destroy every last dragon on Earth. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian, stealing her from her parents as an infant and claiming her parents were deceased. (He did, however, know who and where her real parents were to maintain potential leverage.) Throughout the series, The Huntsman was a masked character always wearing a dragon skull helmet with a balaclarva covering his face, only showing his eyes. His face is finally shown in his final appearance when Jake kicks him into an elevator, smashing his helmet. In rage, he tears off half of his shirt and balaclarva showing that he has a huge dragon birthmark on his chest and face and that he is bald. In a running gag, he is often defeated in a comical fashion, such as Jake's flaming flatulence and being humiliated in front of his peers.

  • Nick Picks Volume 2: All Growed Up
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    • Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Voiced by Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups". They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks.
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  • Professor Hans Rotwood (Voiced by Paul Rugg): Rotwood used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. As a believer of magical creatures, he teaches a class about them. However, because his facts are all wrong, Jake is always hopelessly confused and suffering from low grades in the class. He has a noted dislike of Jake, largely due to a frequent lack of respect. Rotwood eventually develops a suspicion of Jake and keeps a close eye on him. By Season 2, he becomes principal and tricks Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. In Season 2's "Magic Enemy #1.", he attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school. By the end of the episode, Rotwood gets a personal look at the magical world and is quite delighted, though Jake ensures he has no proof of what he saw. Though wanting to be famous for proving magical creatures exist, Rotwood appears to have a true affinity for them. At graduation, he and Jake seem to have put their differences aside as they shake hands. In "Dreamscape," it is suggested he encountered a Chimera while a baby.

Reception and achievements[]

Critical reception[]

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  • The Dark Dragon (Voiced by Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger than other dragons, as well as capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Very little is known about him or his origins, but it is mentioned that he is consumed by dark magic. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to do so twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. His fate in "Hong Kong Nights" was left ambiguous, but he was apparently indeed destroyed as a resurrection is needed to bring him back in Season 2. The resurrection required Jake's own chi or blood to succeed. Chang also gifted him with even more power than before. In the series finale, he captured Lao Shi in order to blackmail Jake into serving the dragons of the world a mind control potion. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for 1,000 years or at least for the time being.

− Since its debut in 1991, Rugrats generally received positive reviews from critics and fans. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to the show as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[18] It was named the 92nd-best animated series by IGN.[19] Rugrats was also considered a strong point in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[20][21][22][23] In a press release celebrating the show's 10th anniversary, Cyma Zarghami stated, "During the past decade, 'Rugrats' has evolved from a ratings powerhouse, being the number one children's show on TV, to pop icon status. It has secured a place in the hearts of both kids and adults, who see it from their own point of view".[24] According to Nickelodeon producers, this show made them the number-one channel in the 1990s.[25] Jeff Jarvis reviewed Rugrats and stated, "When the Simpsons was a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was just a belch joke with hip pretensions. As a series, it grew flesh and guts. It was my favorite cartoon...until I discovered Nickelodeon's Rugrats, a sardonic, sly, kid's eye view of the world that skewers thirty-something parents and (The) Cosby (Show) kids."[26]

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    • Councilor Chang (Voiced by Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was revealed in "Hong Kong Nights," and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. In the first season, Chang is seen breathing lightning.
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    • Bananas B (Voiced by Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life.
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  • Brad Morton: A bully at Jake's school. He is noticeably bigger than the other students, suggesting he may have been left back. Brad later states he was left back in the third grade twice. He is also noticeably dim, such as taking twelve years of piano lessons and being unable to play well in the slightest.

Popularity, appeal, and controversy[]

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  • Eli Pandarus (Voiced by Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In Season 1, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder." In Season 2, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way.

− When Rugrats débuted in 1991, it was not as hugely popular as it would later become. When production went on a hiatus from 1994, Nick began showing Rugrats repeats everyday. More and more people began to take notice of the show, with ratings and popularity for Rugrats and Nick rising. From 1995 to 2000, it was the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon and the highest rated kids' show. The show experienced a wide diverse audience consisting of kids, teenagers and adults alike. Rugrats was successful in receiving an average of 26.7 million viewers every week: 14.7 million kids (2-11), 3.2 million teens (12-17), and 8.8 million adults (18 and over). In addition, Rugrats was seen internationally in over 76 countries.[24] It was the only one of the three original Nicktoons that continued in the 2000s, and had its own spin-off. It is the most successful of the three original Nicktoons. While the other Nicktoons were popular during their run, Doug would later slip out of Nick's hands and into Disney's; and Ren and Stimpy would crash and burn in a creative rights dispute (only to return several years later in a much raunchier version on another network). During its run, Rugrats was enjoyed by a number of famous stars including Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter, Ray Romano, Nivea and Bow Wow.[27]


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Notable guest stars[]

− With 172 episodes produced over the course of nearly 13 years, Rugrats remains the longest-running Nicktoon to date. SpongeBob SquarePants will surpass both benchmarks when it airs its 173rd episode on February 27, 2012.

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  • Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files")
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  • Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise")
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  • Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell")
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  • Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath")
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  • Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk")
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  • Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy")
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  • Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild")
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  • Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting")
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  • Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business")
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  • Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "The Legend of Dragon Tooth")
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  • John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "The Legend of the Dragon Tooth")
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  • Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas")
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  • Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son")
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  • Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says")
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  • Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo")
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  • Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'")
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  • Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon")
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  • Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On")
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  • Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind")
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  • David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long")
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Rugrats was one of very few shows that pictured observant, identifiably Jewish families.[28] Jewish and Christian religion groups gave the show high praises for their special holiday episodes. Nonetheless, at one point the Anti-Defamation League and the Washington Post editorial page castigated the series for its depiction of the Pickles grandparents, who purportedly looked like Nazi caricatures.[28]

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Outstanding Animated Program
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1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

'A Rugrats Passover'

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

'I Remember Melville'

Nominated

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Young Artist Awards

Best Performance in a Voiceover

Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica

Nominated

CableAce

Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series

Episode 'Mother's Day'

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won[29]

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Episode: Mothers Day Special

Nominated

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

'The Turkey That Came to Dinner'

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won[30]

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Episode 'Autumn Leaves'

Won

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Episode 'Naked Tommy'

Won

Kids Choice Awards

Favorite Movie

Won

Cable Guide

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Television

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

Jewish Image Awards

Outstanding Achievement

Won

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Cynthia Comes Alive'

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Special: All Growed Up

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

BMI Cable Award

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Babies in Toyland'

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

BMI Cable Award

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


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The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001, commemorating the show's 10th anniversary.

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  • Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. In that episode, they had their Season 1 looks. Through this crossover, American Dragon: Jake Long is established to be in the same universe of the following cartoon series: Kim Possible; The Proud Family; and Recess, for all of them have characters who appeared in Lilo & Stitch: The Series.

− On June 28, 2001, in commemoration of their tenth anniversary, Rugrats received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it Nickelodeon’s first (and to date, only) series to receive a star. It was placed at 6600 W. Hollywood Bl., near Cherokee Ave. outside a toy and costume shop.[31]

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  • Juniper Lee has a lot of similarities to Jake Long, so The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is considered a near-counterpart of American Dragon: Jake Long. Both shows involve adolescent Chinese-Americans which have been given magical powers and must keep the balance between the magical and real world, something that they must keep a secret. Also, in both cases, this position was previously held by a grandparent, who now acts as a mentor. Another rather shocking coincidence is that in both shows the main character's dog can talk, and they are both of similar appearances. However even though both dogs have accents only that they have different accents and one is a pug while the other is a shar pei. They also have little siblings which at many times the main characters find them as nuisances. In addition both shows started and ended at very close dates. Both shows ran from 2005-2007.

− − In the October 2001 issue of Wizard Magazine, a leading magazine for comic book fans, they released the results of the 100 Greatest Toons ever, as selected by their readers, Rugrats ranked at #35. Three other Nicktoons—SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy—also placed on the list.[32]

− − In a list of TV Land’s The 2000 Best Things About Television, ranking the all-time TV shows, channels, commercials, people, catch phrases, etc., Rugrats is ranked #699.[33]

− − Angelica Pickles placed 7th in TV Guide's list of “Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.[34]

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Rugrats in other media[]

Films[]

− In 1998, The Rugrats Movie was released, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. It grossed in worldwide results, $140,894,675, making it a very large box office success, considering its modest $24 million budget. Not only was the movie a commercial success, the film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics. As of 2011, it remains the highest grossing Rugrats film to date. In 2000 a sequel, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. While it received a positive reception, it did not gross as high as the first film.

− In 2003, Rugrats Go Wild was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[35] It is the lowest grossing Rugrats film to date.

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Comics[]

− From 1998 to 2003, Nick produced a Rugrats comic strip, which was distributed through Creator's Syndicate. Initially written by show-writer Scott Gray and drawn by comic book artist Steve Crespo, with Rob Armstrong as editor. Will Blyberg came on board shortly after as inker. By the end of '98, Lee Nordling, who had joined as a contributing gag writer, took over as editor. Nordling hired extra writers, including Gordon Kent, Scott Roberts, Chuck Kim, J. Torres, Marc Bilgrey, and John Zakour, as well new artists including Gary Fields, Tim Harkins, Vince Giaranno, and Scott Roberts. Stu Chaifetz colored the Sunday strips. The Rugrats strip started out in many papers, but as often happens with spin-off strips, soon slowed down. It's still seen in some papers in re-runs. Two paperback collections were published by Andrews McMeel It's A Jungle-Gym Out There and A Baby's Work Is Never Done.

− − During this time, Nickelodeon also published 30 issues of an all Rugrats comic magazine. Most of these were edited by Frank Pittarese and Dave Roman, and featured stories and art by the comic strip creators and others. The last nine issues featured cover art by Scott Roberts, who wrote and drew many of the stories. Other writers included Roman, Chris Duffy, Patrick M. O'Connell & Joyce Mann, and Jim Spivey. Other artists included Joe Staton and Ernie Colón. The magazine also included short stories, many by Pittarese, and games, as well as reprints from an earlier, UK produced Rugrats comic.

− − Finally, Nick produced a special, 50 page comic magazine retelling of the film Rugrats In Paris, edited by Pittarese and Roman, with script by Scott Gray, pencils by Scott Roberts, and inks by Adam DeKraker.


Video games[]

Video games[]

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  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Munchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nickelodeon Party Blast (Gamecube), Xbox (Tommy and Angelica are playable)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons Basketball (PC CD Rom) (Tommy appears in All Grown Up! appearance)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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Live performances[]

− − Rugrats—A Live Adventure was a show about Angelica's constant attempts to scare Chuckie. To help Chuckie combat his wide range of fears, Tommy invents a magic wand called the "People-ator" to make Chuckie brave. Angelica, however, wants Chuckie to stay scared, so she steals Tommy's wand. The Rugrats try to get it back, but to no avail. Angelica becomes Princess of the World. Eventually, Chuckie becomes brave thanks to the help of Susie, Mr. Flashlight and the audience.[36] Many songs were included in the play, including the theme song. The music was met with a rather mixed reception, which applause was tepid at best. However, the dancing was much better received. In addition, as soon as a character approached the stage to engage the crowd, the response from the kids was wild. Chuckie's pleas help from the audience to stop Angelica's megalomaniacal march toward world domination elicited much excitement and response. Overall, despite the criticism, the show was well received.[37] The show had two 40-minute acts, with a 20-minute intermission (or a commercial break).

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Merchandise[]

− − Merchandise that was based on Rugrats varied from video games toothpaste, Kellogg’s cereal to slippers, puzzles, pajamas, jewelry, wrapping paper, Fruit Snacks, Inflatable balls, watches, pens, pencils, markers, cookie jars, key rings, action figures, and bubblegum.

− The show also managed to spawn a popular merchandise line at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, EBay, Hot Topic, JCPenney, Toys "R" Us, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and Basic Fun, just to name a few.[38]


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  • Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006

− The Rugrats had their own cereal made by Post called Reptar Crunch Cereal. The Rugrats and Reptar were predominantly featured on the front, there's a board game on the back, and a special $3 rebate for Runaway Reptar on the side. This cereal was released for a limited time only, sold at US supermarkets 8/1/99 to 9/15/99 only, and not all supermarkets carried the cereal. To memorialize the movie, Rugrats in Paris, another Rugrats-based cereal came out in October 2000. Simply called the Rugrats in Paris Cereal, it has a similar appearance to Trix; it's a sweetened, multi-grain cereal with small-round bits in plain, red, purple and green. Small Eiffel Towers could also be seen.[39]

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  • Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006

Rugrats made fast-food appearances as well with the most appearances being on

− Burger King. Their first fast food appearance was in 1994, when the Hardee's fast food chain offered a collection of Nicktoons toys as premiums that were included with kids' meals at Hardee's. All 4 Nicktoons at that time were featured—Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug and Rugrats. Other food items that feature Rugrats were Fruit Snacks, Macaroni and Cheese, Bubble Gum and Campbell's Rugrats Pasta with Chicken and Broth.[40]


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Books[]

− In their first tie-in with Burger King, 5 Rugrats toys were offered with their Kids Club meals, a different one with each meal. Each toy came with a 12-page (including covers) miniature version of Nickelodeon Magazine, which featured the toy's instructions, word search, picture puzzle, "Say What?”,a scrambled word puzzle, a coupon for Oral-B Rugrats toothpaste & toothbrush, and entry blanks to subscribe to Rugrats Comic Adventures, Nick Magazine and the Kids Club. From 1998 till 2003, "Rugrats" based-products included watches and various toys.[41]

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Jeff Goode has written two children's books about American Dragon which were released in 2003 and 2004 - before the initial TV show started airing.

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  • American Dragon Book 1: The Dragon Hunter, ISBN 078681926X — released April 1, 2004

See also[]

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  • American Dragon Book 2: The Gnome Eater, ISBN 0786819278 — released May 1, 2004

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "American Dragon: Jake Long" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) American Dragon: Jake Long American Dragon - Jake Long (title card).jpg Created by Jeff Goode Voices of Dante Basco Keone Young John DiMaggio Amy Bruckner Miss Kittie Charlie Finn Mae Whitman Jeff Bennett Lauren Tom Opening theme "American Dragon" performed by Mavin (first season) Jonas Brothers (second season) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes) Production Running time 22 minutes Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation Release Original network Disney Channel Toon Disney Picture format 1080i (16:9) (HDTV) Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Original release January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007 External links Website American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The show had premiered on January 21, 2005 and was cancelled on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney XD in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD and airs on Disney Channel in Australia and Mexico.


Contents 1 Premise 2 Production 3 Characters 3.1 Main characters 3.2 Recurring characters 3.3 Antagonists 4 Notable guest stars 5 Episodes 6 Appearances in other media 6.1 Television 6.2 Video games 6.3 Books 7 References 8 External links Premise Set in New York City (specifically the borough of Manhattan), this animated series tells the story of thirteen-year-old Jake Long who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with the amazing power and ability to change into the form of a dragon. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing dark secret of her own. She's a natural dragon slayer named Huntsgirl. Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger seven-year-old sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

Production American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on Family in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD.

Characters Main characters Jacob "Jake" Luke Long (Voiced by Dante Basco): Jake is a proud and lazy yet kind and loyal thirteen-year-old (fourteen years old in the second season) skateboarder who is, in secret, a dragon. He uses his duties as a dragon to help defend the underground magical world of New York City, while continuing his training into becoming the first American Dragon. He's initially a very big show off and lacks in his responsibilities, but when it really matters, he always displays a strong sense of responsibility and maturity. Jake is famous for being the second dragon to survive an encounter with the Dark Dragon and the first to do so twice. Due to this and his other adventures, Jake becomes a popular and well-known figure in the magical world. His catchphrase is "Awww Man". By the end of the series, Jake graduates from Millard Fillmore Middle School and he is dating Rose, who he has unusually strong romantic feelings for. Luong Lao Shi "Grandpa" (Voiced by Keone Young): Lao, as Jake and Haley's Chinese Dragon maternal grandfather, is a Dragon Master who teaches Jake the necessary skills in becoming a protector of magical creatures. Lao has reluctantly supported Susan's relationship with Jonathan, often calling him "daughter's husband." The two eventually work out their major differences during a family reunion. He runs the Canal Street Electronics shop, which is infamous for never having any customers (the shop's slogan is "Never had a customer, never had a sale"). Nonetheless, Lao has an intense rivalry with another electronics store. Regardless, his store is the main headquarters for all magical operations. His friend Fu Dog is his guardian who can create magical potions to assist in these missions. Lao's attempts at training Jake can, at times, cause more damage than help. However, Jake learns and puts into use the skills that are essential in becoming the American Dragon. He is the first dragon to mentor a blood relative – a break from tradition that he insisted on should Jake ever have to face the Dark Dragon. Lao is actually the first dragon to face the Dark Dragon and survive. According to Fu, Lao was very laid back (much like Jake had originally been) before this encounter, but matured immensely after defeating him. The name, Luong Lao Shi, appears to be a Romanized translation of the Chinese words for "dragon" and "teacher". Fu Dog (Voiced by John DiMaggio): Fu is a six hundred-year-old talking Shar Pei and Lao's only companion, who speaks with a Brooklyn accent. The two actually met when Fu was a petty thief, but (with much insistence from Fu) the two became a team shortly before Lao's first encounter with the Dark Dragon. Like many magical animals, Fu is able to walk upright, and has no trouble using his front paws as hands despite the apparent absence of opposable thumbs. He is highly skilled at brewing potions and casting spells, which constantly proves to be an asset. Despite his age, he frequently keeps up-to-date with current trends and events that will occasionally put him at odds with Lao Shi. He is somewhat lecherous, and is infamous for constantly gambling and placing bets on Jake in battles (bets that often change depending on how the battle is going); he owes an immense amount of money to many magical beings as a result. Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski (Voiced by Charlie Finn): Spud is one of Jake's best human friends. Though often appearing to be slow-witted, he is actually a genius. He just preferred to keep it a secret to avoid the related pressure, but the truth came out in Season 2, and he found it wasn't so bad that everyone knew. He owns a laptop computer that sports surveillance capabilities and other functions that assist him in the field. His philosophy is that he believes that all play and no work is just as bad as all work and no play and he wants to be the medium. He apparently has magical potential and may have a wizard heritage (e.g. being able to use Panderis' wand, his grandfather knowing how to seal away the genie in Taranushis Chalice and his grandfather also telling him stories about the mermaid city). In "Something Fishy This Way Comes," it is revealed that he has a fascination with the advanced mermaid city. In "Homecoming," after questions over being more than friends, he and Trixie finally decide they are only friends on a platonic level and nothing more. Trixie Carter (Voiced by Miss Kittie): As one of Jake's human best friends, she is sassy, vivacious and is a judgmental character. Of the three friends, Trixie is usually the most level-headed and responsible. She is a fashion enthusiast. Her father being a pilot gives her access to fashions from overseas, but she usually prefers her regular clothes. In the situation of Jake and Rose's relationship, Trixie has always shown a dislike and distrust towards Rose advising Jake to be wary around her. But over time, she started to be more supportive of their relationship and even tried to help Jake move on once she was gone. Haley Kay Long (Voiced by Amy Bruckner): Haley is Jake's seven-year-old little sister who is quite intelligent, talented, a bit of a perfectionist, and a goody two shoes (much to Jake's consistent annoyance). Haley goes to a school for advanced youths and actually tries hard to succeed. She is also quick to point out Jake's faults and make herself look superior to him. Yet, deep down, she looks up to him. Unlike Jake, she began developing her dragon powers at an earlier age. In the first season she is a purple dragon, in the second season she is pink. As his sister, she is actually next in line to be the American Dragon. Her mentor is Sun Park, though her training is quite different from Jake's. In "Being Human," Jake purposely gets a one week suspension from his dragon duties, so Haley became his replacement. Though thinking she's up to the task, she quickly realizes how hard Jake has to work and how much pressure it creates. Nonetheless, Sun praises Haley's service and feels she can start pitching in to help Jake.

The Huntsman and Huntsgirl in the episode "The Academy". Rose/Huntsgirl (Voiced by Mae Whitman): Rose is Jake's crush and is also part of the Huntsclan, a clan that wants to destroy magical creatures like Jake as a dragon. Rose is the Huntsgirl and needs to kill the American dragon to be part of the Huntsclan. Rose has a Chinese dragon-shaped birthmark on her hand to show that she is part of the Huntsclan, in which was revealed in the episode The Ski Trip, when Jake realises that Huntsgirl and Rose is the same person with the same tattoo. After this, he disappointedly dumps her. Later on in the series, Rose finds out that Jake is the American Dragon, and since then, she starts helping him but still trying to show that she still "hates" him. In the episode, Dreamscape, Rose finds out that she has a mother, a father, and an unnamed identical twin sister but she was taken away by the Huntsclan because she has the Chinese dragon-shaped birthmark on her left wrist and hand, which is referred to as "the Mark of the Huntsclan." At the end of the series it is implied that she and Jake are a full couple. Throughout the entire series, she develops very strong romantic feelings for Jake, despite him being a dragon. Recurring characters Jonathan Long (Jeff Bennett): As Jake and Haley's well-meaning American father, he's a normal human who has no clue that he's married into a whole family of magical and mystical fire-breathing dragons. Though often near feats of magic, he either mistakes them for something else or is completely oblivious to them. (In one occurrence, he chalked up Haley's brief Krylock mutation to an allergic reaction to chocolate.) He has a sister. Though Jonathan often comes off as naive or goofy, it has been shown he always has his family's best interests at heart and that some of Jake's best qualities were inherited from him. Jonathan fought the Jersey Devil (mistaking it for a bear) and vampires (who were masquerading as humans) to protect Jake from harm. Even though his last name is also a valid Chinese surname, Johnathan does not appear to be of Chinese ancestry. He does, however, feel that he is because he is 1/16 Navajo – rationalizing that Native Americans came to the continent on land bridges connected to Asia. In the series finale, he sees Haley's dragon form and finally learns the truth. While initially overwhelmed and full of questions, he is also completely accepting, noting that he always felt there was something magical about his family. Susan Long (Lauren Tom): Jake and Haley's Chinese human-born to Dragon ancestry mother and the daughter of Luong Lao Shi. She does not appear to have inherited any natural dragon powers and abilities, saying it skipped her generation. She works as a caterer. She also has a penchant to photograph milestones in her children's lives, such as Jake's first date and Haley's first lost tooth. Throughout the series, she keeps the family secret from Jonathan out of fears that he would freak out and (possibly) leave her; yet, this does not occur. However, on the last day of eighth grade, she wrote a letter explaining her families dragon powers and abilities, but never gave it to him. In one episode, Jake went back in time, took the note and put it in his father's locker causing him to actually leave her but he solved this problem. In the last episode, her husband finally finds out of his wife's family history. Sun Park (Sandra Oh): She is the Korean Dragon as well as Haley's dragon master and Jake's Home Economics teacher. She appears to be a pacifist, though she is quite adept at fighting if required. According to executive producers Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete, Sun was originally set to die in "Homecoming", however the scene was cut for being too dark.[2] Kara and Sara (Tara Strong): Twin siblings who are descended from the Oracle of Delphi, each possessing the ability to see into the future. Kara only sees good things occur but is very moody and sullen, while Sara only sees bad things occur but is very happy and cheerful. When questioned by Jake over this, Kara states foreseeing all of life's good moments renders them without meaning for her, while Sara states that only foreseeing bad moments leaves her constantly looking at the positives of things and being cheerful at any good news. In the first season, they are identical redheads. In the second season, Sara is a blonde and Kara has black hair. The two are also featured in the opening credits of Season 2. Veronica (Tara Strong): An arachnoid human hybrid and love interest of Fu during the first season. She runs a stand in Magus Bazaar, a magical shopping district in New York. Silver (Kari Wahlgren): A highly intelligent mermaid and ally of Jake, first shown as one of the prisoners for the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt. Strangely, despite her species, she suffers from aquaphobia in her first appearance. She overcomes this by the end of that episode, but later suffers a relapse in Season 2. Dolores Derceto (Susan Blakeslee): The first principal of Jake's school. She once noted that she saw Jake more often than her own secretary. Though initially appearing to be a paraplegic, she is revealed in the second season to be an undercover mermaid detective, seeking out the Kelpie. She also developed a relationship with Lao Shi, but when her assignment concluded, she had to leave – much to the regret of both. Councilor Andam (Clarence Williams III): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Africa and is from Kenya. Councilor Kulde (Jeff Bennett): One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Europe and is from Norway. He has expressed particular interest in Jake's training and future, feeling he has great promise. It is noted that he is the only dragon in the series that breathes ice instead of fire. Councilor Omina: One of the members of the Dragon Council. She is the Dragon of Atlantis. Councilor Kukulkan: One of the members of the Dragon Council. He is the Dragon of Central America and is from Guatemala. Danika Hunnicutt (Jessica DiCicco): Jake's second love interest, who wins him at their school's fund-raising Bachelor Auction. When Jake starts to act dangerously self-destructive, a siren is believed to be the cause and Danika is the main suspect. It turns out that she was actually a pawn for the actual siren, but not before she is accused of wrong-doing by Jake and friends, which deeply upsets her. She admits she later forgave Jake and the two were graduation partners. Bertha: (Tara Strong) A giant girl whose feet smell. Nigel Thrall (Adam Wylie): Millard Fillmore Middle School's new foreign exchange student from the United Kingdom who turns out to be a wizard who came to America to complete his training. He and Jake immediately become rivals, as Nigel outdoes Jake at skateboarding and rapping, but eventually settle into a competitive friendship. Nigel later helps save Jake from the Gorgon sisters. Antagonists The Huntsman (Voiced by Jeff Bennett): The Huntsman (referred to as "Huntsmaster" by his subordinates) is the leader of the Huntsclan and the main antagonist of the series. The Dragon Council rates him as the #4 threat to the magical community. He is fanatically devoted to destroying all magical creatures (especially dragons), viewing them as disgusting and unnatural, and has no qualms against killing any humans who get in his way. Though he typically leaves his henchmen to do the fighting for him, he has proven quite powerful on his own. When Jake travels back in time to reveal the truth about dragons to his father, he encounters a teenaged Huntsman, who (while dedicated to the Huntsclan) is shown to be quite wimpy, bullied by his peers and speaking with a cracking voice. However, after Jake knocks him into a pit with a dangerous monster, the battered Huntsman displays a new intensity that terrifies his peers and vows to destroy every last dragon on Earth. He ultimately meets his demise when Rose's wish to destroy all Huntsclan is granted. The Huntsman was originally Rose's first guardian, stealing her from her parents as an infant and claiming her parents were deceased. (He did, however, know who and where her real parents were to maintain potential leverage.) Throughout the series, The Huntsman was a masked character always wearing a dragon skull helmet with a balaclarva covering his face, only showing his eyes. His face is finally shown in his final appearance when Jake kicks him into an elevator, smashing his helmet. In rage, he tears off half of his shirt and balaclarva showing that he has a huge dragon birthmark on his chest and face and that he is bald. In a running gag, he is often defeated in a comical fashion, such as Jake's flaming flatulence and being humiliated in front of his peers. Huntsboys #88 and #89 (Voiced by Kyle Massey and Nicholas Brendon): Two Huntsclan students that become the Huntsman's apprentices in the second season. It was confirmed, that they were admitted into the Huntsclan because of their impressive skills in a fantasy video game (killing three dragons, a giant leech and a pack of Manticores.) which the Huntsman took literally, as shown in one of Fuu's "rap-ups". They both act brave and arrogant, when in reality, they are cowards who run in fear at the sight of a dragon. Other than Rose, #88 and #89 are the only known Huntsclan members that were left alive after Rose's wish for the destruction of all Huntsclan was granted due to them quickly resigning before they were eliminated (and ran off with their masks being the only part of their uniform, in their boxers). However, they made a return in "Shaggy Frog". They were never shown without their masks. Professor Hans Rotwood (Voiced by Paul Rugg): Rotwood used to be a famous professor, until his theories on magical creatures humiliated him in front of his peers, destroyed his credibility as a scientific researcher, got him fired from his job at the Hoboken Science Institute and reduced him to his current position at Jake's school. As a believer of magical creatures, he teaches a class about them. However, because his facts are all wrong, Jake is always hopelessly confused and suffering from low grades in the class. He has a noted dislike of Jake, largely due to a frequent lack of respect. Rotwood eventually develops a suspicion of Jake and keeps a close eye on him. By Season 2, he becomes principal and tricks Jake into revealing himself as a dragon to him. In Season 2's "Magic Enemy #1.", he attempts to make Jake reveal himself as being a dragon by humiliating him at school. By the end of the episode, Rotwood gets a personal look at the magical world and is quite delighted, though Jake ensures he has no proof of what he saw. Though wanting to be famous for proving magical creatures exist, Rotwood appears to have a true affinity for them. At graduation, he and Jake seem to have put their differences aside as they shake hands. In "Dreamscape," it is suggested he encountered a Chimera while a baby. The Dark Dragon (Voiced by Clancy Brown): The number one threat to the magical world. His human form is never seen in the series. The Dark Dragon is shown to be stronger than other dragons, as well as capable of creating and controlling shade demons. Very little is known about him or his origins, but it is mentioned that he is consumed by dark magic. Few dragons have faced him and lived; Lao Shi was the only one before Jake encountered him, and Jake is the first dragon to do so twice. He feels that magical creatures are superior to humans and should be the dominant species of Earth instead. He appeared twice in the first season, in which he tried to get Jake to join him. His fate in "Hong Kong Nights" was left ambiguous, but he was apparently indeed destroyed as a resurrection is needed to bring him back in Season 2. The resurrection required Jake's own chi or blood to succeed. Chang also gifted him with even more power than before. In the series finale, he captured Lao Shi in order to blackmail Jake into serving the dragons of the world a mind control potion. In the end, he was defeated by Jake and Rose when he was sucked into a portal where he will be imprisoned for 1,000 years or at least for the time being. Councilor Chang (Voiced by Lauren Tom): A member of the Dragon Council that was secretly working for the Dark Dragon. Her cover was revealed in "Hong Kong Nights," and she was imprisoned. However, in the second season, she escapes from prison to get revenge on Jake and revive the Dark Dragon. In the first season, Chang is seen breathing lightning. Bananas B (Voiced by Adam Wylie): The first ever "hip-hop helper monkey" who replaces Fu as Jake's animal guardian. However, when Chang escapes from prison, Bananas joins her out of fear for his life. Brad Morton: A bully at Jake's school. He is noticeably bigger than the other students, suggesting he may have been left back. Brad later states he was left back in the third grade twice. He is also noticeably dim, such as taking twelve years of piano lessons and being unable to play well in the slightest. Eli Pandarus (Voiced by Jonathan Freeman): The Wizard of Wall Street. Pandarus desires to be the most powerful magical being. In Season 1, Pandarus is fairly cowardly, as he cowers and begs not to be hurt after he is defeated in "Eye of the Beholder." In Season 2, he appears less cowardly and is much more wicked, being more willing to kill his enemies or those who get in his way. Notable guest stars Corey Burton as Sigmund Brock (episode "The Rotwood Files") Nestor Carbonell as Cupid (episode "The Love Cruise") Tia Carrere as Yan-Yan (episode "Fu and Tell") Lacey Chabert as Jasmine (episode "Dragon Breath") Diane Delano as Ogelvy (episode "Fu Dog Takes a Walk") Will Friedle as Greggy (episode "Feeding Frenzy") Dee Bradley Baker as Pooka Pooka (episode "Haley Gone Wild") Monty Hall as Himself (episodes "Eye of the Beholder" and "A Befuddled Mind") T'Keyah Crystal Keymah as Trixie's mom (episodes "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" and "Hairy Christmas") Tress MacNeille as Queen Lilliana (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Wendie Malick as Aunt Patchouli (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting") Ron Masak as Marty (episode "Family Business") Edie McClurg as The Tooth Fairy (episode "The Legend of Dragon Tooth") John C. McGinley as Dr. Diente (episode "The Legend of the Dragon Tooth") Phil Morris as Trixie's dad (episode "Hairy Christmas") Paige Moss as Marnie Lockjelly (episode "Bite Father, Bite Son") Laura Ortiz as Vicky (episode "Siren Says") Liliana Mumy as Olivia Meers (episodes "Fu and Tell" and "Switcharoo") Kay Panabaker as Lacey (episode "Bring It On") Rob Paulsen as Thad Rochefort-Chaise (episode "Jake Takes the Cake'") Daryl Sabara as Hobie (episode "Ring Around the Dragon") Brenda Song as Tracey (episode "Bring It On") Mindy Sterling as Mrs. Grumplestock (episode "A Befuddled Mind") David Ogden Stiers as Narrator (episode "The Talented Mr. Long") James Arnold Taylor as Sam Spark (episode "Family Business") Stephen Tobolowsky as Troll (episode "Adventures In Trollsitting") Episodes Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes Season Episodes First Airdate Last Airdate Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006 Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007 Appearances in other media Television Jake, Spud, Trixie, Lao Shi, and Fu Dog made a guest appearance in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Morpholomew" on July 1, 2005. In that episode, they had their Season 1 looks. Through this crossover, American Dragon: Jake Long is established to be in the same universe of the following cartoon series: Kim Possible; The Proud Family; and Recess, for all of them have characters who appeared in Lilo & Stitch: The Series. Juniper Lee has a lot of similarities to Jake Long, so The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is considered a near-counterpart of American Dragon: Jake Long. Both shows involve adolescent Chinese-Americans which have been given magical powers and must keep the balance between the magical and real world, something that they must keep a secret. Also, in both cases, this position was previously held by a grandparent, who now acts as a mentor. Another rather shocking coincidence is that in both shows the main character's dog can talk, and they are both of similar appearances. However even though both dogs have accents only that they have different accents and one is a pug while the other is a shar pei. They also have little siblings which at many times the main characters find them as nuisances. In addition both shows started and ended at very close dates. Both shows ran from 2005-2007. Video games Two video games based on the show were produced, one for Nintendo DS and one for Game Boy Advance.

Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS) — released October 12, 2006 Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA) — released October 12, 2006 Books Jeff Goode has written two children's books about American Dragon which were released in 2003 and 2004 - before the initial TV show started airing.

American Dragon Book 1: The Dragon Hunter, ISBN 078681926X — released April 1, 2004 American Dragon Book 2: The Gnome Eater, ISBN 0786819278 — released May 1, 2004 References

Matt Negrete. "Awwww man!". amdrag.blogspot.com.
Matt Negrete. "Inside Homecoming". amdrag.blogspot.com.

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