A staple of '90s kids television is poised to make a big comeback, with the "Rugrats" franchise set for a new TV series and movie.
Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced this week that the titular tots -- Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica -- are returning to both the small and big screens. Nick has ordered a brand new season of its classic animated series, and production is already underway on its 26 episodes. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain will all be back to executive produce.
In addition to the show, a live-action "Rugrats" movie is also planned, which will feature CGI versions of the beloved characters. And like any good reboot, both iterations of the new "Rugrats" will "introduce a new world of characters," according to Nick.
"Rugrats" first hit Nickelodeon back in 1991, and featured the fantastical playroom adventures of a group of babies, led by the fearless Tommy Pickles. It ran for nine seasons, and also spawned two feature films.
Details about casting and premiere dates for the show are being kept under wraps for now, but the movie already has a release date: November 13, 2020. We can't wait.
This animated comedy finds Tommy Pickles (E.G. Daily) trying to return his baby brother to the hospital after being warned by his mean-spirited friend, Angelica (Cheryl Chase), that once his new sibling is born his parents won't care about him. But, soon after they embark on the mission, Tommy and his friends lose their way in the woods and get into trouble with a pack of wild monkeys who have escaped from the circus. The kids begin to think that maybe things weren't so bad at home after all. Read More