Rugrats Pre-School Daze (originally titled Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze) is a miniseries of four specials based on the Rugrats episode "Pre-School Daze". It is the third incarnation of the Rugrats franchise.
In the specials, Angelica and Susie are entering pre-school. Pre-School Daze first aired in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2005, and was released on the Tales from the Crib: Snow White and Three Jacks and a Beanstalk DVDs. The specials made their U.S. television premiere on Nickelodeon from November 16, 2008 to December 7, 2008 at 6:00 AM Eastern Time, with reruns shown until May 9, 2010.
In 2001, it was announced several Rugrats spin-off projects were being considered, including one centered on Angelica's adventures at preschool. The series was initially announced for a thirteen-episode season, but a later press release confirmed that the series would instead "take the form of four specials also targeted for telecast in 2003-04." With the success of All Grown Up! (which was originally supposed to begin after this series), the miniseries' premiere was delayed. In May 2005, Klasky-Csupo announced that it had completed the specials and would release them on the Rugrats: Tales from the Crib DVDs.
|Title card||#||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Good News, Bad News"|| July 25, 2005 (UK)|
November 16, 2008 (US)
|Angelica says to the class, during circle time, that she wants to be a news anchorperson. To make this exciting, Mrs. Weemer tells the class that they will make a news show. Angelica wants to make exciting news, but Susie rejects these ideas, and wants to show the right news. To make an enormous story, Angelica pressures one of her classmates to climb a tree, but things backfire when Angelica gets scared after also finding herself in the tree.|
|2||"Picture Imperfect"|| July 26, 2005 (UK)|
November 23, 2008 (US)
|The class prepares for their first school pictures, but Harold worries because he has never taken a good picture in his entire life. To calm his fears, Susie convinces Angelica to stand next to him, but when Savannah states that it will ruin her reputation for the rest of her school career, she has doubts about her deal with Harold.|
|3||"Tree's a Crowd"|| July 27, 2005 (UK)|
November 30, 2008 (US)
|The class performs an amusing take on George Washington's adventures with the cherry tree and crossing the Delaware River. However, Angelica gets jealous when she is assigned the role of the tree and her love interest, Matthew, is George Washington, with Savannah playing the part of Martha Washington.|
|4||"Finder's Kreepers"|| July 28, 2005 (UK)|
December 7, 2008 (US)
|Angelica says that she has the classroom keys, and she steals the teacher's keys to pretend that they are hers, but later loses them. Then Angelica, Susie and Harold must take the creepy gardener's keys to the teacher before she realizes that they're gone.|
- ↑ Nickelodeon Upfront 2002, archived at Nickandmore.com
- ↑ Production Also Gets Underway on Four Specials Spotlighting Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Adventures