Nickelodeon is reviving the Rugrats. The kids animated series revival will include 26 episodes. While production on the series has begun, we have no cast information or release date. We do know that the creators of the original series Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain are returning to executive produce the series.
There is also a live-action Rugrats film in the work. The film will be written by David Goodman, and is slated for November 13, 2020. The original Rugrats series had three movies made in 1998, 2000, and 2003. The last of the films was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. The films grossed almost $300,000,000 million dollars from start to finish.
Sarah Levy, COO, Viacom Media Works, and Interim President, Nickelodeon stated this:
“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,
Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players had this to say:
“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans. Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”
Both of the projects will feature the original characters Tommy Pickles, Angelica Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille, and Susie Carmicheal. As well as feature new characters, maybe Chuckie’s stepsister Kimi and Tommy’s little brother Dill will appear as well. This is apart of what has been revivals of a few series by Nickelodeon. They have revived or given specials to Hey Arnold!, Invader Zim, and Rocko’s Modern Life. It seems as though Nickelodeon is capitalizing off it’s older shows nostalgia.
The Rugrats animated TV series ran from 1991-2004. The original show had a spinoff called All Grown Up! that ran from 2003-2008. The show was about the characters from Rugrats in their adolescent and teenage years. These shows were very popular during their run on Nickelodeon and still are to this day. As mentioned before, the Rugrats franchise also included three films: The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and Rugrats Go Wild. If you grew up with these films, then this is definitely a good day for you!
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Source: The Wrap