|Middle School Moguls|
|Directed by||William Reiss|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Producer||Louis J. Cuck|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original release||September 2 –|
September 29, 2019
Middle School Moguls is a 2019 American animated television miniseries created by Gina and Jenae Heitkamp. The series stars Laurie Hernandez, Daniella Perkins, Haley Tju and Jade Pettyjohn. The series premiered on September 2 on Nickelodeon, and aired through September 29, 2019. Gina and Jenae Heitkamp originally started the idea for the series as "a doll and book line" sold in Target stores in 2016, and they were contracted by Nickelodeon afterward.
Mogul Academy is an entrepreneurial school where its students work to make their businesses come true. Students Valeria, Winnie, Yuna, and Celeste work to establish their businesses and make them come true.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|1||"The Making of a Mogul"||William Reiss||Adeline Colangelo||September 2, 2019||101||0.40|
|2||"Mo'gul Money, Mo Problems"||William Reiss||Emilia Resella-Howard||September 15, 2019||103||0.51|
|3||"Mogulize, and a Side of Fries"||William Reiss||Sarah Eisenberg & Becky Wangberg||September 22, 2019||102||0.73|
|4||"Mogul on a Mission"||William Reiss||Adeline Colangelo||September 29, 2019||104||0.58|
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media described the show as likable and praised its "themes of diversity and perseverance." She also pointed out that the values of "thinking big and working hard" can apply to any situation, with any "failures" as an opportunity for success in the future as a major theme in the show, along with characters which challenge stereotypes. This includes, she argues, a female student is a "tech whiz," one character has two mothers, a non-binary teacher, and a new designer who draw inspiration from herself to "create fashion choices for body types that run the gamut," meaning that the show shares the message of "being unique, challenging stereotypes, and following your dreams." Producer, writer, and teacher Gina Catanzarite noted that show's scripts "are peppered with business terms," with the teenage characters using their skills to solve problems, and celebrates smart girls who "exhibit the skills, vision, and persistence" to achieve career goals.
"Our fashion designer Yuna has two moms and I think the way that it’s handled in the show I feel is just perfect,” Jenae [Heitkamp] said. “It’s not a storyline, it just like like ‘these are my moms and they are supportive and affectionate.’"