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Rugrats Set for Small-Screen Reboot, Feature Film


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Nickelodeon has lined up a 26-episode new version of the classic animated series Rugrats, which is also getting a live-action film with CGI characters from Paramount Players.

The reimagined TV series and movie will follow the adventures of the iconic characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, while also introducing a number of new talking tots. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain are serving as executive producers on the reboot, which is currently in production in Burbank.

The new Rugrats feature film is being penned by David Goodman. It will be released on November 13, 2020, by Paramount Pictures’ 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, the 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,” added Brian Robbins, the president of Paramount Players. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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