This article is for the Lizzie McGuire television series.
- For the title character, see Lizzie McGuire (Character).
- For the movie, see The Lizzie McGuire Movie.
Lizzie McGuire title card
|Created by||Terri Minsky|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||65 (List of episodes)|
Susan Estelle Jansen
|Running time||22 minutes (approx.)|
|Original channel||Disney Channel (Seasons 1-2)|
Disney + (Season 3)
|Original run||January 12, 2001 – February 14, 2004|
|Related shows||Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
What's Stevie Thinking?
Lizzie McGuire is a Disney Channel Original Series that aired from January 12, 2001, until February 14, 2004, for a total of two seasons. Its target demographic was preteens and adolescents.
The series was created by Terri Minsky. The show's working title was What's Lizzie Thinking before being changed to Lizzie McGuire. The show's producer Stan Rogow says the visual look of the show was partly inspired by Run Lola Run. Production was completed in June 2002 after the show fulfilled its 64 episode order.
The show is about growing up, in the beginning Lizzie and Miranda buy their first bras. And towards the series ending they will be saying good bye to their Junior school. Matt, Lizzie's little bro, played by Jake Thomas is hilarious. He makes Lizzie's life seem worse than it really is. Kate Sanders, played by Ashley Briaullt, makes her school and sometimes personal life seem like hell.
Main Article: List of Characters
- Hilary Duff as Lizzie McGuire
- Lalaine as Miranda Sanchez
- Adam Lamberg as David Gordon
- Jake Thomas as Matt McGuire
- Hallie Todd as Jo McGuire
- Robert Carradine as Sam McGuire
- Ashlie Brillault as Kate Sanders
- Clayton Snyder as Ethan Craft
- Main article: List of Lizzie McGuire episodes
|Season||Ep #||First Airdate||Last Airdate|
|Season 1||30||January 12, 2001||January 18, 2002|
|Season 2||34||February 8, 2002||February 14, 2004|
Animated Lizzie is an animated character who represents the title character's inner thoughts, addressing the audience directly in the manner of a Greek chorus. The show was not the first series to use animation to reflect a live-action character's innermost thoughts.
Main article: The Lizzie McGuire Movie
A film based on the show, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, debuted on May 2, 2003 at number two at the box office behind X2: X-Men United. It earned $42.7 million at the American box office and eventually grossed $55.6 million worldwide.It received mixed reviews with one critic calling it, "an unabashed promotion of Duff’s image, just as Crossroads was for Spears." Other reviews were generally positive and encouraging.
A revival web series on Disney + is currently planned with Duff reprising her role and Minsky returning as a showrunner.