Rugrats Set To Return With New Series And Movie
It's 2018, and a baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do!
Grab your baby bottles and text the Phil to your Lil, because everyone's favourite baby gang -- the Rugrats -- are returning to screens.
That's right, decades after the show's 1991 premiere, Paramount and Nickelodeon have announced in a statement released today that Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Phil and Lil DeVille, Susie Carmichael and the original queen bee herself, Miss Angelica Pickles, will be gracing our screens once again. Word is there will also be new characters introduced into the mix as the series develops, but no word on whether they'll be as iconic as Angelica.
The series reboot has been picked up for a 26-episode season, with a "live-action film featuring CGI characters" to follow.
“Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children,” said Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players.
“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,” said Sarah Levy, from Nickelodeon and Viacom.
“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.”
Although there's no word on whether the original voice actors will be back, the show is set to be in good hands, with the original executive producers -- Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain -- all returning.
There's also not a lot of info to share about the Rugrats film. Slated for a November 2020 release, it will be written by David Goodman, but there's no word on what a live-action film with CGI characters will look like, as yet.
Catch us watching this reboot the second it premieres like:
Feature image: Nickelodeon