One of the most popular cartoons of the 90’s Nickelodeon era, Rugrats, is being revived almost a decade after its last episode aired. The group of adventurous babies will debut for the current generation in another animated series and a live-action film.
Rugrats will return to the animated limelight with a run of 26 episodes, and production has already begun on the project, according to Nickelodeon. Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain, the original showrunners and creators, will act as producers on the new series. The original gang, Tommy Pickles, Chucky Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille, Angelica, and the rest, will all take center stage. But there will be plenty of new characters to get acquainted with.
However, Rugrats revival doesn’t stop at just a new animated series. A live-action film is also rumored to be in development through Paramount Players. According to the announcement from The Wrap, “The movie, which is written by David Goodman and described as a ‘live-action film featuring CGI characters,’ is slated for a November 13, 2020 release.” And the babies we all know and love will star in the film as well.
Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks and Interim President at Nickelodeon stated:
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….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.
Rugrats made its run from 1991 through 2004, the primetime of Nickelodeon cartoons, and even inspired a spin-off series, Rugrats: All Grown Up. And it isn’t the only Nickelodeon hit getting a reboot. Within the past year, they have announced reboots for Rocko’s Modern Life, Invader Zim, Blues Clues, and Double Dare.
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