The Proud Family 

Last Updated on: April 23rd, 2023

The Proud Family (One Saturday Morning Show)

“The Proud Family” is an animated television series that originally aired on Disney Channel from 2001 to 2005. Created by Bruce W. Smith, the show follows the daily lives and adventures of the Proud family, an African-American middle-class family living in the fictional town of Wizardville.

The main character is Penny Proud (voiced by Kyla Pratt), a 14-year-old teenager who navigates the challenges of adolescence, school, and family life. She is a strong-willed and confident young girl with a vivid imagination and a passion for standing up for what is right.

Penny’s family members include:

  1. Oscar Proud (voiced by Tommy Davidson) – Penny’s father, an overprotective and humorous entrepreneur who runs his own snack food business.

  2. Trudy Proud (voiced by Paula Jai Parker) – Penny’s mother, a loving and caring veterinarian who balances work and family responsibilities.

  3. BeBe and CeCe Proud (voiced by Tara Strong) – Penny’s mischievous and rambunctious toddler twin siblings.

  4. Suga Mama Proud (voiced by Jo Marie Payton) – Penny’s sassy and lively grandmother, who provides comedic relief and wisdom.

Throughout the series, Penny faces various challenges at school and in her personal life, dealing with issues such as friendship, self-confidence, and social responsibility. The show also addresses themes of cultural identity, racial awareness, and the importance of family bonds.

“The Proud Family” is known for its vibrant animation, humor, and its efforts to represent and celebrate African-American culture. It often incorporates elements of hip-hop and soul music, and it features guest appearances from prominent African-American figures, musicians, and actors.

The series received positive reviews for its positive portrayal of a diverse African-American family and its efforts to tackle relevant social issues in a family-friendly and accessible way. It was praised for its relatable characters and its ability to entertain both children and adults with its humor and heartwarming moments.

Additional Details:


  • Penny Proud: Kyla Pratt
  • Oscar Proud: Tommy Davidson
  • Trudy Proud: Paula Jai Parker
  • Suga Mama Proud: Jo Marie Payton
  • BeBe & CeCe Proud: Tara Strong
  • Puff the Dog: Tara Strong
  • Dijonay Jones: Karen Malina White
  • Zoey Howzer: Soleil Moon Frye
  • LaCienega Boulevardez: Alisa Reyes
  • Sticky Webb: Orlando Brown
  • Nubia Gross: Raquel Lee
  • Bobby Proud: Cedric the Entertainer
  • Wizard Kelly: Aries Spears
  • Smart Baby/Red-Nosed Baby: Ron Glass
  • Felix Boulevardez: Carlos Mencia
  • Sunset Boulevardez: Maria Canals
  • Papi Boulevardez: Alvaro Gutierrez
  • Michael Collins: Phil LaMarr
  • Dr. Payne: Kevin Michael Richardson
  • Peabo: Cree Summer
  • Lil’ Wiz: Aries Spears

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