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He was never noticed. She was never heard. But together they might be the next big thing.

— Description on Nickelodeon's Rags page

Rags logo


Musical comedy

Directed by

Bille Woodruff

Produced by

Nick Cannon
Lauren Levine
Marjorie Cohn
Keke Palmer

Written by

Elizabeth Hackett
Hilary Galanoy
Jason Fuchs


Max Schneider
Keke Palmer
Drake Bell
Avan Jogia
Isaiah Mustafa
Zak Santiago
Christina Sicoli
Devon Weigel
Keenan Tracey
Burkely Duffield

Music by

Rodney Jerkins


United States



Original channel


Rags is a Nickelodeon Original TV Movie. It stars Max Schneider, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell, and Avan Jogia. The film's plot is similar to Cinderella, but with a male lead. It follows Charlie Prince, an orphan, living with his "evil" stepfather and stepbrothers, and Kadee Worth, an international pop star. Charlie dreams to be a singer, but can't catch a break, while Kadee wants the world to hear her talent, not what she is forced to sing. It premiered on Nickelodeon May 28, 2012.


Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't seem to catch a break. Kadee Worth, on the other hand, is the daughter of music mogul Reginald Worth and is an international pop phenomenon. While the world knows her as a glamorous superstar, she is secretly frustrated with singing other people's songs and wearing clothes other people choose for her. Kadee wants the world to hear and see her true talent. Despite every obstacle that gets thrown in their way, once Charlie and Kadee find one another, they each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.


Songs Featured



Filming of the movie took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Shooting began in mid May of 2011 and wrapped on June 21, 2011.


  • Kadee leaves some of her mail in the ground when she goes to catch up with Trumpet.
  • In the Look At Me Now scene, Charlie is strumming his ukulele, but stops to help Kadee off the bench, though the ukulele is still heard playing.
  • Also in the Look At Me Now scene, more instruments than were shown were heard playing, such as the piano.
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