The Rugrats is set to return with Nickelodeon ordering a revival of 26 episodes and a film by Paramount Pictures which is set to be released on November 13, 2020.
The original animated series, created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain, ran from August 1991 to 2005 and explored the “imaginary adventures of a group of toddlers”. The creators are set to return for the new series as executive producers.
During the announcement Sarah Levy, COO, Viacom Media Networks; and Interim President, Nickelodeon, stated:
“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, Chuckie and pals.”
The Rugrats movie will be the seventh film to emerge from the collaboration between Paramount Pictures and Viacom’s flagship cable networks, an initiative that was launched in 2017. Rugrats has been on the big screen since 1998 with the films The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie which was released in 2000 and Rugrats Go Wild in 2003. The new film will be written by David A. Goodman.
Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players added, “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.”
The announcement of the revival of the 90s classic and award winning television series follows the return of a number of fan favourites including Blue’s Clues and specials of Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim.
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