Richie Rich (2015 TV series)
Richie Rich is an American sitcom series produced by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV for Netflix. The show is loosely based upon the Harvey Comics character of the same name, with Jake Brennan playing the eponymous character. However, all of the original characters (except for Richie and Irona) were replaced with a new supporting cast. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, was released on February 20, 2015. A second season of 11 episodes was released on May 22, 2015.
|Based on||Richie Rich by Alfred Harvey & Warren Kremer|
|Composer(s)||Gary S. Scott|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||February 20 –|
May 22, 2015
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.
- Jake Brennan as Richie Rich, after finding a way to harness energy from uneaten vegetables, he becomes a child trillionaire. Unlike his comic book counterpart he is not born rich and he was a self-made trillionaire.
- Brooke Wexler as Irona, Richie's robotic maid which he calls her a "super model" model. She will sometimes try to hit on inanimate electronics.
- Kiff VandenHeuvel as Cliff Rich, Richie's and Harper's childish father that isn't very smart and likes to eat or take naps.
- Lauren Taylor as Harper Rich, Richie's jealous older sister who wants to get into Harvard.
- Joshua Carlon as Murray, Richie's money manager and best friend who does not like Darcy taking Richie's money and spending it.
- Jenna Ortega as Darcy, Richie's other best friend, who happens to be a golddigger and enjoys spending his money without permission.
- Ysa Penarejo as Tulip, a friend of Harper who is not very bright and optimistic. She believes her name comes from having "two lips" not the flower.
- Nathan Anderson as Tahj (nicknames himself "T-Nice"), son of Bulldozer the rapper and friend of Richie. For some reason he likes to do Ballet and is attracted to Richie's older sister Harper, he is also always been neglected by other people who always know him as "Bulldozer's son."
- Peter Glennon as Swedish House Sensation (real name Rebecca), once a popular DJ from Sweden, but now Richie's personal meatball chef after a messed up concert. Apparently he only knows how to make meatball based food because that's the only thing he cooks.
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. 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.
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|1||10||February 20, 2015|
|2||11||May 22, 2015|
Season 1 (2015)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Man$ion Warming"||Phill Lewis||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|Richie Rich (Jake Brennan) is happy with his new trillionaire life, but Murray thinks he's spending too much money. When Richie's dad decides on having family game night the same day as Richie's concert, he must burst into two people and go a two places at one time.|
|2||2||"Royal Flu$h"||Joel Zwick||Jeny Quine||February 20, 2015|
|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.|
|3||3||"The $et Up"||Joel Zwick||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|When their dad's smothering level of attention drives them crazy, Richie and Harper set him up with a lady who looked unattractive on the dating website, but turns out to be pretty in person.|
|4||4||"The Wonderful Thing$ He Doe$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|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.|
|5||5||"The Madne$$ of Queen Harper"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|Cliff goes to a Fantasy Football draft, leaving Harper in charge. When Richie is invited to Khalil Wood's birthday party, Harper decides to prevent Richie from going.|
|6||6||"More or Le$$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|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.|
|7||7||"$nowball Effect$"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|8||8||"Good Deed$"||Phill Lewis||Vincent Brown||February 20, 2015|
|9||9||"$pooky $tuff"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||February 20, 2015|
|After hearing noises in the night, Richie is convinced that his room is haunted and gets Darcy and Murray to stay with him. Harper attempts to re-create her childhood by hiring a little girl for her college application.|
|10||10||"Fir$t Love"||Phill Lewis||Bo Belanger||February 20, 2015|
|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
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Rapper'$ Delight"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|When Taj expresses his desire to get into hip-hop, Richie does his best to support.|
|12||2||"Briti$h Rich"||Phill Lewis||Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright||May 22, 2015|
|Richie learns he has a new British neighbor who's copying him while Harper hosts a fundraiser for homeless turtles.|
|13||3||"$uperheroe$"||Phill Lewis||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|After a burglary, Richie, Darcy and Murray form a superhero squad in the hopes of catching the thief.|
|14||4||"$tockholm Cowboy"||Patrick Maloney||Bo Belanger||May 22, 2015|
|A world-famous Swedish DJ surprises Richie and friends with a visit at their mansion while Harper gets kicked off the debate team.|
|15||5||"Plu$ One"||Sean Lambert||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|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?|
|16||6||"Back to the Pre$ent"||Sean Lambert||Bo Belanger||May 22, 2015|
|Richie gets a visit from his future adult self, who brings him back to help with his disappointed son, while Harper realizes she made a mistake on an application to Harvard, and it drives her crazy.|
|17||7||"Fun and Game$"||Sean Lambert||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|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.|
|18||8||"Wa$hed Up"||Sean Lambert||Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright||May 22, 2015|
|Richie runs out of ideas for an invention and seeks help from the people-and robot-he is closest to.|
|19||9||"Meat the Camper$"||Chuck Vinson||Jeny Quine||May 22, 2015|
|After the camp burns down, Richie hosts the camp at his house and drives everybody crazy.|
|20||10||"Ladie$ Man"||Chuck Vinson||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|A beauty pageant comes to town and Taj, Murray and Richie develop crushes on the contestants.|
|21||11||"Family Tie$"||Patrick Maloney||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||May 22, 2015|
|When Grandma Barb visits, Richie and Harper learn a stunning family secret; Darcy hires a personal fashion designer.|
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