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Crazy School Daze is American animated comedy series produced by OctoYoshi Studios and Nickelodeon Animation Studios. It revolves around R.J. and his friends, Kim and Todd, going on crazy adventures, usually around their school, which is named Crazy School (original, I know). The show premiered on Nickelodeon on June 8, 2001 and ended on September 19, 2008. Crazy School Daze received positive reviews from critics and fans and received a feature film on June 17, 2005 which got a sequel that was released on June 22, 2007.

Premise

Crazy School Daze centers around R.J., Kim, and Todd going on crazy (and very stupid) adventures around and outside of their school, Crazy School. The show mostly revolved around the main characters, but also had episodes dedicated to side characters.

Voice Cast

  • Haley Joel Osment as R.J.
  • Cree Summer as Kim
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Todd
  • Tara Strong as Mrs. Doris and C.J.
  • Grey DeLisle as Principal Cree Z. and R.J.’s Mom
  • Spencer Klein as Sam
  • John DiMaggio as Vice Prinicpal Stu Pidd
  • DJYoshi as Kim’s Dad
  • Tichina Arnold as Kim’s Mom
  • Jill Talley as Todd’s Mom
  • Mark Hamil as Todd’s Dad

Production

In August 1999, DJYoshi pitched the pilot to Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon greenlit the series and production started. The pilot was completed in February 2000 and aired during the Oh Yeah! Cartoons on March 24, 2000.

Seasons

Season Episodes First aired Last aired
1 20 June 8, 2001 May 31, 2002
2 20 October 18, 2002 June 27, 2003
3 20 November 21, 2003 July 3, 2004
4 20 October 30, 2004 April 4, 2005
5 20 September 19, 2005 May 4, 2007
6 20 October 19, 2007 September 19, 2008

Television film

On June 13, 2003, Crazy School Daze: Lucked Out aired. It centers around R.J. believing he’s cursed because a clover he found is giving him bad luck instead of good luck and must find ways for the misfortune to stop. It gained 3.58 million viewers when it premiered. It was released on DVD and VHS on June 17, 2003 by Paramount Home Entertainment with 4 other episodes of the show.

(More coming soon.)

Feature films

On June 17, 2005, Crazy School Daze: The Movie was released in theaters by Paramount Pictures and was produced by OctoYoshi Studios and Nickelodeon Movies. The film focuses on R.J. and his friends having to stop the plan of a teenager named Anna who goes to their rival school, Insanitown High School. The film was a box office success and received positive reviews from critics and holds a 78% “approval“ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Animation services were provided by Sunwoo Entertainment.

Two years later, on June 22, 2007, Paramount Pictures released a sequel entitled Crazy School Daze: Two Times in a Row. It was produced by OctoYoshi Studios and Nickelodeon Movies and centers around Kim and Todd trying to help R.J. talk to his crush before spring break is over and it’s too late. Just like its predecessor, the film was box office success and received positive reviews from critics. Most critics have said that it isn’t as good as the first movie, however. It holds a 75% “approval“ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Like the first film, the animation services were provided by Sunwoo Entertainment.

Reception

Crazy School Daze received positive reviews from critics. Many praised its writing, characters, and animation. On Common Sense Media , the show has 4 out of 5 stars claiming, "Goofy fun for all ages." The show has a rating of 7.9/10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Trivia

  • "Popped Culture" is one of the most infamous episodes in the series due to the characters acting out of character and and the jokes seeming rushed.