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Richie Rich (2015 TV series)

Richie Rich is an American sitcom series produced by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV for Netflix.[1] The show is loosely based upon the Harvey Comics character of the same name, with Jake Brennan playing the eponymous character.[2] However, all of the original characters (except for Richie and Irona) were replaced and is way different from the original series. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, was released on February 20, 2015.[3] A second season of 11 episodes was released on May 22, 2015.[4]

Richie Rich
Genre Comedy
Based on Richie Rich by Alfred Harvey & Warren Kremer
Developed by
Starring
Composer(s) Gary S. Scott
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Don Dunn
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) AwesomenessTV
(DreamWorks Animation)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format 1080p (HDTV)
Original release February 20 (2015-02-20) – May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
External links
Website

Contents

PlotEdit

Richie Rich is a boy who turned vegetables into a clean energy source. As a result, Rich now has over a trillion dollars. Rich lives with his family in a mansion filled with toys, contraptions, and his best friends Darcy and Murray are always by his side, along with Irona, Rich's robot maid, his dad Cliff, who loves naps and is a bit dense, and his jealous sister Harper. Also, Darcy loves spending money and Murray doesn't want anything out of budget.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Jake Brennan as Richie Rich,[1] after finding a way to harness energy from vegetables, he becomes a child trillionaire.
  • Brooke Wexler as Irona,[1] Richie's robotic maid which he calls her a "super model" model.
  • Kiff VandenHeuvel as Cliff Rich,[1] Richie's and Harper's dad.
  • Lauren Taylor as Harper Rich,[1] Richie's jealous older sister who wants to get into Harvard.
  • Joshua Carlon as Murray,[1] Richie's money manager and best friend.
  • Jenna Ortega as Darcy,[1] Richie's other best friend, who enjoys spending his money without permission.

RecurringEdit

  • Ysa Penarejo as Tulip, a friend of Harper.
  • Nathan Anderson as Tahj,[5] son of Bulldozer the rapper and friend of Richie.

ProductionEdit

The series was announced in October 2014 as part of an ongoing partnership between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, in which DreamWorks will create 300 hours of original programming for the service.[6] Unlike the comics, where the lead character comes from a wealthy family, Richie Rich has a self-made fortune from an innovative green technology. The series follows his adventures with his new wealth. Brian Robbins (co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV), Tim Pollock and Jeff Hodsden (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) are the executive producers and showrunners. Additionally, AwesomenessTV's Shauna Phelan and Joe Davola serve as executive producers on the series.[2]

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
211May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)

Season 1 (2015)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Man$ion Warming"Phill LewisTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Richie Rich (Jake Brennan) is happy with his new trillionaire life, but Murray thinks he's spending too much money. When Richie's dad decides on having family game night the same day as Richie's concert, he must burst into two people and go a two places at one time.
22"Royal Flu$h"Joel ZwickJeny QuineFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Harper tries to finish her science project for Harvard grad school, but her friend, Tulip holds her back. Meanwhile, Richie is given an island and he makes fun out of it after cancelled plans.
33"The $et Up"Joel ZwickTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
When their dad's smothering level of attention drives them crazy, Richie and Harper set him up with a lady who looked unattractive on the dating website, but turns out to be pretty in person.
44"The Wonderful Thing$ He Doe$"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Richie tries to get out of doing a book report on The Wizard of Oz by directing a movie starring Darcy, Murray, Irona and neighbor's son Tahj.
55"The Madne$$ of Queen Harper"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Cliff goes to a Fantasy Football draft, leaving Harper in charge. When Richie is invited to Khalil Wood's birthday party, Harper decides to prevent Richie from going.
66"More or Le$$"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
After Richie is fed up from Darcy and Murray constantly arguing about money, he decides to switch their roles. Meanwhile, Harper introduces Cliff to her date which he doesn't approve because of the lack of fun.
77"$nowball Effect$"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
88"Good Deed$"Phill LewisVincent BrownFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
99"$pooky $tuff"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
After hearing noises in the night, Richie is convinced that his room is haunted and gets Darcy and Murray to stay with him. Harper attempts to re-create her childhood by hiring a little girl for her college application.
1010"Fir$t Love"Phill LewisBo BelangerFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Irona starts malfunctioning, resulting her to be taken away to be repaired and being replaced by Urona, a mini-model of Irona. Upon first sight, Richie instantly falls in love with Urona.

Season 2 (2015)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Rapper'$ Delight"Adam WeissmanTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
When Taj expresses his desire to get into hip-hop, Richie does his best to support.
122"Briti$h Rich"Phill LewisDave Ihlenfeld & David WrightMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Richie learns he has a new British neighbor who's copying him while Harper hosts a fundraiser for homeless turtles.
133"$uperheroe$"Phill LewisTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
After a burglary, Richie, Darcy and Murray form a superhero squad in the hopes of catching the thief.
144"$tockholm Cowboy"Patrick MaloneyBo BelangerMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
A world-famous Swedish DJ surprises Richie and friends with a visit at their mansion while Harper gets kicked off the debate team.
155"Plu$ One"Sean LambertTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Richie is named Man Of the Year. However, he is told he can only invite one guest to the award ceremony. Will it be Irona, Darcy, Cliff, Taj or Murray?
166"Back to the Pre$ent"Sean LambertBo BelangerMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Richie gets a visit from his future adult self, who brings him back to help with his disappointed son, while Harper realizes she made a mistake on an application to Harvard, and it drives her crazy.
177"Fun and Game$"Sean LambertTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
A game designer gives Richie a game he does not want that's based on his life while Harper and Cliff work on a musical number.
188"Wa$hed Up"Sean LambertDave Ihlenfeld & David WrightMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Richie runs out of ideas for an invention and seeks help from the people-and robot-he is closest to.
199"Meat the Camper$"Chuck VinsonJeny QuineMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
After the camp burns down, Richie hosts the camp at his house and drives everybody crazy.
2010"Ladie$ Man"Chuck VinsonTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
A beauty pageant comes to town and Taj, Murray and Richie develop crushes on the contestants.
2111"Family Tie$"Patrick MaloneyTim Pollock & Jeff HodsdenMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
When Grandma Barb visits, Richie and Harper learn a stunning family secret; Darcy hires a personal fashion designer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Spangler, Todd (October 29, 2014). "Netflix Picks Up 'Richie Rich' Live-Action Comedy from AwesomenessTV". Variety. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 29, 2014). "'Richie Rich' Comedy Series Picked Up By Netflix For 2015". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fowler, Matt (October 29, 2014). "Richie Rich TV Show Coming to Netflix". IGN. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Akhtar, Iyaz (April 22, 2015). "What's coming and going on Netflix for May 2015". CNET. 
  5. ^ "VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Netflix's RICHIE RICH Returns With All-New Episodes Today". Broadwayworld.com. May 22, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ Nededog, Jethro; Bennett, Anita (October 29, 2014). "Netflix orders 'Richie Rich' series from AwesomenessTV". USA Today. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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