Rugrats Revived with New TV Series, Live-Action Movie


Now included in the upcoming slate of Nickelodeon revivals (alongside the likes of Blue’s Clues and Hey Arnold!) is the '90s animated Nickelodeon television show Rugrats. The franchise will make a nostalgic return after over two decades, as Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have announced a relaunch of the TV series with a 26-episode order and a live-action film featuring CGI characters.

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

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Beginning in 1991, Rugrats followed the animated adventures of toddlers Tommy Pickles, Chucky Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille and Angelica Pickles and how they observed the world of adults around them. Running for 9 seasons until 2004, Rugrats aired over 300 TV segments (comprised of 172 episodes) and had three theatrical releases between 1998 and 2003.

The show’s original creators, Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain, are executive producers the projects. The upcoming live-action film is written by David Goodman. The fourth Rugrats film is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 13, 2020.

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