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Bratz
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Genre Adventure
Comedy
Developed by Peggy Nicoll
Written by Peggy Nicoll
Directed by Mucci Fassett
Voices of
Season 1

Season 2

Theme music composer Matthew Gerrard
Opening theme "Bratz TV Theme" by Lauren Evans
Ending theme "Bratz TV Theme" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Matthew Gerrard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Isaac Larian
Producer(s)
  • Mike Young
  • Bill Schultz
Editor(s) Michael Bradley
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Mike Young Productions
  • MGA Entertainment
Distributor Lionsgate Television
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
4Kids TV
Picture format
Original release September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) – February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26)
Chronology
Followed by Bratzillaz

Bratz (also known as Bratz: The Series) is an American CGI animated television series based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. It is produced by Mike Young Productions, MGA Entertainment, and distributed by Lionsgate Television and premiered on Cartoon Network and 4Kids TV. The show aired from September 10, 2005 to October 14, 2006. In 2008, after a hiatus, the show was renewed for season 2. The television series focuses on four female teenagers who run their own teen magazine.

The voice actors are Olivia Hack, Soleil Moon Frye, Tia Mowry, Dionne Quan, Wendie Malick, Lacey Chabert, and Kaley Cuoco. Every different voice actor is featured for both seasons, including season 2, where the show replaced with Canadian voice actors consisting of Britt McKillip, Britt Irvin, Dorla Bell, Maryke Hendrikse, Ellie Harvie, Kelly Sheridan, and Ashleigh Ball.

The show had produced films based on the series line of dolls, and spawned video games based its series. Some of the series include spin-offs, like Bratz Babyz, Bratz Kidz or the Bratz in their original style. Others include Bratzillaz and Bratz: C.I.Y. Shoppe Webseries, which included different plots to serve as reboots.

Plot

Set in the fictional city of Stylesville, the show revolves around four teenagers (Cloe, Jade, Sasha, Yasmin) running their own teen magazine, titled "Bratz", while struggling life at Stiles High School. Their rival magazine is "Your Thing", owned and run by the proud and demanding self-proclaimed "Reigning Queen of Fashion" Burdine Maxwell, and her mean identical twin interns Kirstee and Kaycee, known infamously as "the Tweevils". Accompanied by their friends Dylan, Cameron and Eitan, the girls' issues are exploited throughout the series, both in and outside of Stylesville.

Characters

Main characters

Bratz Magazine

Cloe

Cloe (Angel) (voiced by Olivia Hack in season 1; Britt McKillip in season 2): Cloe is in charge of the "Dear Cloe" column in the magazine, where readers write to her for teen advice. She is characterized by her romantic, dreamy and outgoing attitude, as well as her highly dramatic tendencies, hence specializing in acting and debating. Although she enjoys shopping and fashion, she plays in a tomboy side through skateboarding and riding a motorcycle. Her love interest is Cameron.

Sasha

Sasha (Bunny Boo) (voiced by Tia Mowry in season 1; Dorla Bell in season 2): Sasha is the music editor of the group and specializes in hip-hop dancing and creating songs. She is described by her bold and sassy attitude, although this can sometimes backfire and make her become with perfectionism and controlling. Her catchphrase is "Let's move people". Like Cloe, she can be a tomboy sometimes, which is reflected in her fashion of dressing. Her love interest is Cruise.

Jade

Jade (Kool Kat) (voiced by Soleil Moon Frye in season 1; Britt Irvin in season 2): Jade is the fashion editor of the group with a bubbly, open and sensitive personality. After she gets unreasonably fired from an internship at "Your Thing" magazine by Burdine, the girls decided to make their own magazine.

Yasmin

Yasmin (Pretty Princess) (voiced by Dionne Quan in season 1; Maryke Hendrikse in season 2): Yasmin is the leader of Bratz and the main journalist for the magazine due to her passion for literature. Known for her sensitive, sweet and intelligent personality, she has a strong philanthropic side, owning her own animal shelter. Her love interest is Eitan and Dylan.

Your Thing Magazine

Burdine Maxwell

Burdine Maxwell (voiced by Wendie Malick in season 1; Ellie Harvie in season 2): Burdine is the head of "Your Thing" magazine. She is, in reality, unintentionally responsible for the creation of Bratz magazine after firing Jade unreasonably during the latter's internship. Quick to anger, impatient and bossy, she proclaims herself the "Reigning Queen of Fashion", choosing to uphold this title by dressing constantly in same pink suits and owning over 50 pairs of old-fashioned pink pumps. Her catchphrase is: "Mother of Pink!" She dotes on her dog miniature pinscher Royale and has an almost identical-looking twin sister named Burnice.

Kirstee

Kirstee (voiced by Kaley Cuoco in season 1; Ashleigh Ball in season 2): Kirstee the oldest of the Tweevils who does her bun with a crown-shaped hair tie. Due to being older and more intelligent she tends to lead and facilitate the twins' various operations.

Kaycee

Kaycee (voiced by Lacey Chabert in season 1; Kelly Sheridan in season 2): Kaycee is the youngest of the Tweevils who does her bun with a ribbon-shaped hair tie and has an adhesive bandage on her nose which, according to Sasha, was the result for three times of rhinoplasty following accidents involving it. Her catchphrase is: "Oww! My nose!" She tends to be less intelligent and has a higher voice than her sister.

Supporting characters

Cameron

Cameron (The Blaze) (voiced by Charlie Schlatter in season 1; Ian James Corlett in season 2): Cameron, often nicknamed as "Cam", is a good friend to the Bratz and has a passion for motorcycles. He's in love with Cloe and is her main love interest.

Dylan

Dylan (The Fox) (voiced by Ogie Banks in season 1; Adrian Holmes in season 2): Dylan, often nicknamed as "Dyl-Man", is another boy who has a habit of annoying the Bratz, usually resulting them in saying "Goodbye Dylan!". Although he is flirtatious and outgoing, he has a heart of gold and is there for the Bratz whenever they need him. His love interest is Sasha.

Eitan

Eitan (The Dragon) (voiced by Josh Keaton in season 1; Trevor Devall in season 2): Eitan is a boy who works at a smoothie bar in the mall area of Stylesville. He does not appear as often neither Cameron nor Dylan do. He is in love with Yasmin and in one episode ("Crush in a Rush"), Eitan agreed to ask Yasmin out on a date while in turn, the others would make a magazine article based on it. However, Yasmin learns this from the Tweevils and rejects Eitan in anger, although they later reconcile near the episode's end.

Byron Powell

Byron Powell (voiced by Greg Ellis in season 1; Alistair Abell in season 2): Byron is a man from London whom the Bratz (along with Cameron and Dylan) first met in Bratz: Rock Angelz. He lives the double life of being a reality TV show host and a secret agent at the same time, and recruits the Bratz for some of his missions. He appears to be a parody of Simon Cowell (American Idol).

Aloncé

Aloncé (voiced by Cree Summer and singing vocals by Lauren Evans): Aloncé is Sasha's favorite musician. parody of Beyoncé, she only appears in "Sasha's Big Interview" and cutscenes of the video game Bratz: The Movie and she was mentioned in the episode "Not So Hot For Teacher". Her hit singles are "Everything", "My Attitude", and "Shining Like Real Diamondz". She is a R&B singer, has a moon tattoo on the back of her hand and has two platinum CDs. Once, Aloncé went to London to have an interview with Sasha. The Bratz performed a show for her and said "she loved the show". Cree Summer (best known for voicing Susie Carmichael in Rugrats) voices Aloncé. Cree Summer also voices Mandy Pickett in Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz while Lauren Evans does Aloncé's singing voice.

London Boy and London Girl

London Boy and London Girl only appear in the Bratz: The Movie video game. Their given names are never revealed, but referred as "London Boy" and "London Girl". They live in London and are friends with Bratz. They also appear in the Bratz: Rock Angelz video game, but have no given names and are voiced by different actors (London Boy was voiced by Greg Ellis and London Girl was voiced by Hope Levy). Yuri Lowenthal and Lacey Chabert did British accents to voice the characters as they were American.

Episodes

Ratings

The first season had very good ratings, however the second season had low ratings, which led to the show's cancellation in 2008. This was shown in the United Kingdom where it was popular with young girls, and had a peak of 51,000 viewers.

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