It’s Back! ‘Rugrats’ Returns with New Episodes and Live-Action Film
According to Variety, Paramount and Nickelodeon announced that it will revive the iconic children’s series with a 26-episode order from Nickelodeon along with a live-action film featuring CGI characters. As assumed, both the film and television series will include the beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil – with the addition of new characters. As reported, the original series creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the series as executive producers.
Written by David A. Goodman, the Rugrats film is expected to hit theaters November 13, 2020 by Paramount Players. This will be the fourth film from the franchise. It joins The Rugrats Movie (1998), Rugrats in Paris (2000), and the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys crossover film Rugrats Go Wild (2003).
“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, COO of Viacom Media Networks and interim president of Nickelodeon. “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.”
“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” President of Paramount Players, Brain Robbins added. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the “Rugrats” crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”
The Rugrats is the latest Nickelodeon classic to be resurrected. As previously reported, the cherished television show Blue Clues will be returning to television with production already underway. The television network also announced the return of Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life.
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