Rugrats Will Return With A New TV Show And CGI Movie

Chucky and Tommy are coming back. (Photo: Nickelodeon)

Break out the rattles and nappies. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica and the rest of the gang will return in multiple mediums.

Viacom announced today that Rugrats, Nickelodeon’s hit 1990s cartoon, is coming back in a big way.

A new 26-episode season will air on Nickelodeon, while a “live-action feature film featuring CGI characters” is being produced by Paramount’s co-branded feature label, Paramount Players. It already has a US release date of 13 November 2020.

“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” said Brian Robbins, president of Paramount Players, in a press release. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”

The show’s original creators, Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain, are executive producing the new show, which is already well into production.

The movie will be written by David Goodman, an animation vet who has worked on Family Guy and Futurama.

This is one of those “Sure, why not?” pieces of news. There’s nothing about Rugrats that specifically ties it to the 1990s, and it’s a brand name parents will recognise to show their kids.

Plus, the property has already been a proven TV and film success. There were three Rugrats movies made in the late 1990s/early 2000s, with the first one even grossing $US100 million ($134 million) in the US.

And now, it seems as though another generation of kids are destined to have the catchy Rugrats theme in their head for years to come.


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    while a “live-action feature film featuring CGI characters” is being produced

    for f in {1..10}; do echo "Nope."; done; echo "Total nope."

    live-action feature film featuring CGI characters

    this sounds like the worst possible thing they could be doing. I imagine the conversation went like this.

    klasky csupo / nickelodeon : man we should bring back the rugrats like all those other 90's revivials that are in the works.
    Random executive: Sure and lets destroy it by making it a live action CG hybrid monstrosity instead of a beaitfully hand drawn movie with a unique artsyle.
    klasky csupo / nickelodeon : No thats a fucking terrible idea.
    Random executive: It's settled then Sure and lets destroy it by making it a live action CG hybrid monstrosity instead of a beaitfully hand drawn movie with a unique artsyle.

      One word: Garfield.

      I'm personally a long time fan of the franchises, but both live action movies are a clear example why one shouldn't do this.

      Wasn't that Live action/CGI Spongebob movie sort of a success at the booths?

    RIP Stu, Grandpa (both Grandpas?) and Chuckie, who all died before this news could kill them.

    I'm okay with another season, assuming it has that same ugly artstyle.
    Not that I'd watch it. Pre-movie seasons were always the best.

      awe that sucks i didnt realise so many voice actors had passed away from the show. now i really really dont want it redone without the voices.

        Classic Lou died I think somewhere after the first film, Second Lou died after the tweenage series (sorry to remind you) ended. Stu only died a few years ago (after he'd shot to internet fame with the "making pudding at 4am" meme, and Chuckie (and Oblina, and Dexter) died some years before that.

        Getting old sucks! Everyone you ever knew/of dies.

    Nooo, this will stay in the nostalgia bank.

    Nickelodeon, when are you going to make another season of Angry Beavers??? that was the shit back in the day.

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