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The Kids Rule the World is an American animated utopian dramedy TV series created for, and aired in, The CC (Cartoon Comedy), from February 10 to June 8, 2012. It was The CC's fourth miniseries that was aired with only 18 episodes produced and aired for the show.

Plot

The show focuses on a small group of parent-hating kids who form a "society" of their own to rebel against them and drag an obedient, well-mannered, and smart girl into the mess along with her older brother and younger sister who exhibit the same personalities.

Characters

  • Stefán (Crispin Freeman) - An obedient, well-mannered, and smart kid who is the oldest of the trio, which consists of himself, his older sister Annabelle and his younger sister Tonia.
  • Annabelle (Natalie Ayn Lind) - The older sister of the aforementioned trio who exhibits the same personalities as her older brother and younger sister.
  • Tonia ("baby talk" provided by Tara Strong) - The youngest sister of the aforementioned trio who also exhibits the same personalities as her older siblings.
  • Atticus (Zachary Gordon) - Leader of the kid "society" who drags our well-behaved trio of siblings into all of the "society" mess and wants to brainwash them into believing that parents are evil and tyrannical, though, hypocritically, he is in reality.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 18 February 10, 2012 June 8, 2012

Series (2012)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air
date
1
"Kid Society"
Ambrose Thurop
Sinclair Fitzpatrick
February 10, 2012
A trio of siblings named Stefán, Annabelle, and Tonia camp in nearby woods with their parents and get lost in there during a hike. While wandering around, looking for help, they stumble upon a "society" of kids who have made a "society" of their own because they loath their parents and wished to live on their own. The "president" of this so-called "society" is a kid named Atticus, who was made president because he was the oldest at 13. He tells them that they will live in this "society", as he claims, every kid deserves a chance to live in the "society", and he already has a house which they can live in, along with seperate jobs for each of them. The kids, being well-mannered and obedient, refuse to live in the "society", and try to escape, but they end up unexpectedly blacking out. When they wake up, they find themselves tied up in beds in an unknown room.
2
"Brainwashing"
Lester Gomez
Donald Morgan
February 10, 2012
After waking up tied up in an unknown room, Atticus enters the room and reveals his plans to brainwash them in order to make them live in the kid "society", as he couldn't convince them enough. Annabelle, though, has untied herself, but doesn't tell his siblings how to untie themselves as it is too late. Atticus reveals helmets that will purposely brainwash the wearers, and forcefully puts them on the siblings. As the siblings are "brainwashed", Annabelle is actually not being brainwashed, as her helmet doesn't work at all, but pretends she is brainwashed so she won't get brainwashed for real. As her siblings do get brainwashed and put into their "house" in the kid "society". Annabelle decides to put a plan of escaping the "society" into action.
3
"Job"
Ambrose Thurop
Donald Morgan
February 10, 2012
Annabelle is assigned a job as a nurse at the kid "society's" hospital, Little Hearts Hospital. She doesn't like the job as she is treated poorly for not doing her "job" right, even though she explains that she is a child and therefore is not a properly trained nurse. The last straw comes, however, when she is thought to have killed a newborn baby (it's actually a doll), but the "parent" of the "baby" claims the doll is actually a real baby and she killed it, so Annabelle is fired from her job. This gives her good time to map out the plan for escape.
4
"Meeting"
Lester Gomez
Madge Lisbon
March 2, 2012
All of the members of the kid "society" have a "meeting" in order to see eye-to-eye on issues about the "society" and changes that should be made to the "society". During the meeting, Annabelle tries to tell the other kid members that her siblings have been brainwashed and that Atticus was behind it all. However, no one seems fazed by this, and Annabelle soon realizes all of the other kids are brainwashed, too. One of the changes proposed is that the kids should get paid for their "jobs", and during the discussion for this change, Annabelle tries to escape but blacks out before she can, and goes on about her day, going to her "job", and shopping at the "grocery store". At the end, it's revealed that Annabelle was brainwashed, this time, succesfully.
5
"Paid?"
Fenton Cole
Poppy Livingston
March 2, 2012
Annabelle, seemingly unaware that she was brainwashed just like her siblings and the other members, is excited after a new law in the "society" is passed allowing employed members to get paid every Friday after work. After she gets her paycheck, however, she finds out she has to deduct a lot of money from her paycheck in order to accomodate buying groceries, new clothes, entertainment, and all of that good stuff. She goes to buy clothes and runs into Atticus, who wants her to come to his house and "have fun". Annabelle declines, saying she wants to have a shopping spree and then watch TV for the rest of the evening. Atticus refuses to accept this, and tries to kidnap her, in a way, and she manages to escape his clutches, but not before she throws her wallet at the cashier so she can buy her clothes. She locks herself and looks outside the window, looking to see if Atticus has followed her, and then she breaks up in tears.
6
"Submission"
Irene Gobbler
Sinclair Fitzpatrick
March 2, 2012
Atticus, fed up with Annabelle's fruitless attempts to escape the kid "society", decides to not let anyone escape the kid "society" ever and promises to make them stay there forever. Meanwhile, a little boy named Jayden (Nika Futterman) accidentally discovers the kid "society" while searching for a red and rubbery kickball. Atticus, not having banned newcomers into the kid "society", persuades Jayden with candy and other treats in order to make him stay. Jayden falls for it and ends up stuck in the "society", being given the job of "Searcher" (job which involves the searching of missing objects from the "society". Realizing Atticus' true intentions, Jayden tries to find a way to escape, though he is told he will stay forever. When he approaches Annabelle for help, Annabelle desperately finds a way for him to escape the "society". She puts Jayden into a trash bag and pretends that it contains trash that's about to be thrown out. When the coast is clear, Annabelle carefully gets him out of the bag and succeeds in escaping. Annabelle, getting a weird feeling of escape, tries to, well, escape, but is immediately caught by Atticus. He makes Annabelle work morning and night shifts at the Little Hearts Hospital, unaware that she just helped Jayden escape. Annabelle, coping with her punishment, goes home and finds Jayden's red, rubbery kickball, and looks at it, proclaiming Jayden "lucky". Elsewhere, Jayden runs out of the forest and finds his family, who was actually on a weekend camping trip. He tells them all about the kid "society", Atticus making him get an "adult job", and how he escaped thanks to a "pretty girl named Annabelle". His parents, dismissing it as his overt imagination, tell him to pack up, as their weekend camping trip is over. As the family packs up their stuff and speed off in the family truck, an enraged Atticus is revealed to have been watching, angry that he let the "little one" escape.
7
"Temple"
Diane Reed
Lamar Robinson
March 23, 2012
After reclusing himself, claiming to having been constructing his new "project", Atticus finally gets some fresh air and reveals his "project": a temple simply known as The Temple or even simpler, Temple. In it, all the members of the kid "society" will have to pray to a "Greater Being" named "Kidominous", who is supposedly a "kid version of any God you can think of". The members are expected to do this every Friday afternoon. Annabelle, as usual, is suspicious of Atticus' latest idea, but ignores it so she can avoid additional shifts at the Little Hearts hospital. At the first Temple praying, everything seems weird yet something Annabelle gets used to. However, after she hears voices in the Temple, she begins to realize that Atticus may have been wanting to summon a demon through the power of praying. Annabelle, wanting to stop it, decides not to pray and the other kids, thinking praying must be stopped at that moment, also stop praying, and soon the demon vanishes before it can possess the kids and kill them. When Atticus comes to check on them, the kids tell them that praying has gotten old, and Atticus admits it has, to which he replaces praying at the Temple with a training program designed to fight off anyone who might want to end the kid "society". Annabelle does not agree with this, but finds it better than getting possessed.
8
"Mission"
Lorraine St. Ive
Poppy Livingston
March 23, 2012
Annabelle goes to the store to buy her monthly groceries after getting paid for the second time. After looking for some fresh vegetables to buy for soup, she encounters Atticus, who tries to forcefully kiss her much to her disgust and dismay. She runs away only to hear Atticus tell her: "Trying to escape me again just like you did with your brother and sister, aren't ya?" This triggers Annabelle's memories of accidentally stumbling upon the kid "society" with her siblings and getting brainwashed with them by Atticus. After this quick realization, she decides to escape with her siblings and give it another shot. She finds them asleep on their break and carries them off. As expected, she finds herself caught by Atticus, but she manages to escape him by pretending to kiss him when it was actually a slap, and runs off. She manages to escape, but realizes that the kid "society" is now under full guard by kid "guards" who attack Annabelle and her slumped-over siblings with water balloons in order to distract her while Atticus arrives. When he does, he takes Annabelle and her siblings to a high-security and highly guarded kid "prison" where they are to be there FOREVER. As Stefán and Tonia wake up, they realize Annabelle got them into the prison, and vow to attack her. The episode ends with Annabelle's horrified reaction on her face as she realizes her siblings have turned their backs on her.
9
"Admission"
Lorraine St. Ive
Madge Lisbon
March 23, 2012
Atticus announces the admission of a new member into the kid "society": his own cousin, Adam.
10
"Trap"
Irene Gobbler
Lamar Robinson
April 13, 2012
Annabelle tries escaping for the second time, but finds traps along the way. Atticus catches her and she is sent to be burned at the stake.
11
"Burned at the Stake"
Kenneth Dumont
Michael Hollister
April 13, 2012
The day of the burning at the stake has arrived, but, as it turns out, Annabelle will not be burned at the stake. Matter of fact, she is to be Atticus' wife, as he loves her!
12
"Queen Anna"
Ambrose Thurop
Donald Morgan
April 13, 2012
Atticus and Annabelle are to be married and crowned as king and queen. But first, a wedding must take place!
13
"The Unperfect Parents"
Kenneth Dumont
Sinclair Fitzpatrick
May 11, 2012
Atticus and Annabelle end up having a "kid" (Tonia, who's pretending to be their baby), but deal with various parenting issues.
14
"Escape"
Irene Gobbler
Michael Hollister
May 11, 2012
All of the "members" of the kid society begin to have flashbacks of being brainwashed and forced to live in the kid "society", and soon begin a big escape.
15
"Kidnapped"
Diane Reed
Madge Lisbon
May 11, 2012
Atticus kidnaps all of the "members" of the kid society in a major kidnapping.
16
"Great Rescue"
Lorraine St. Ive
Lamar Robinson
June 8, 2012
Annabelle manages to escape succesfully and finds help.
17
"Demission"
Ambrose Thurop
Donald Morgan
June 8, 2012
Atticus quits as the leader of the kid "society" in order to pass off as a kidnapped kid.
18
"Destruction of Kid Society"
Kenneth Dumont
Sinclair Fitzpatrick
June 8, 2012
Annabelle, Stefan, and Tonia manage to escape along with the other kid "society" members, the kid "society" is destroyed, and Atticus is arrested, though he escapes, and is never found.
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