Rugrats Revival In The Works At Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Studios announced that the beloved animated children’s series Rugrats will be getting a 26-episode revival and a live-action film with Paramount Pictures. Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain created the original series and will be returning as executive producers. While production for the new series has already begun, no cast list or premiere date has been announced. The live-action film, however, is slated for a November 2020 release.
The original series premiered in 1991 to great commercial success. Rugrats follows the adventures of a group of toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil DeVille and Angelica Pickles. Both the new series and live-action film will feature the original characters and introduce new ones.
The Rugrats revival follows the 2017 release of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie. Hey Arnold! is another beloved ’90s NickToon and the long-awaited 2017 film finally answered the series’ most burning questions to audience delight. Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie has a score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. No doubt, Nickelodeon wishes to follow this up with another nostalgic success. Rocko’s Modern Life, Blue’s Clues, and Invader Zim are also set to return to Nickelodeon.
Brian Robbins, the President of Paramount Players said, “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.” Nickelodeon’s announcement seems to have mixed reactions on Twitter. Fans are excited at the prospect of a series revival, but shudder at the idea of a live-action film. Nickelodeon has announced that the film will be live-action featuring CGI characters. Many Twitter users believe that the characters will look frightening in CGI. We can only wait and see what Nickelodeon will bring to us in the next few years.