Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica will all return in new adventures on both the big and small screens, and each project will also introduce a new world of characters.
Cue that Mark Mothersbaugh theme song and get out your favorite Reptar plushy: Nickelodeon's Rugrats are back on the playmat! The franchise will make a nostalgic return after over two decades, as Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have announced a relaunch of the TV series with a 26-episode order and a live-action film featuring CGI characters.
The show's original creators, Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain, are executive producers the projects. Viacom plans on announcing more production details in the coming months, including casting, and a date for the premiere of the first episode.
Animation veteran David Goodman (Family Guy, Futurama) scripts for a November 13, 2020 release date.
"Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans", said Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players. She had this to say.
Expect some new characters too. "What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies".
Rugrats was produced, on and off, for 9 seasons. It has won four Daytime Emmy Awards and has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That film, a crossover with fellow Nicktoons series The Wild Thornberrys, followed the 1998 Rugrats Movie and its 2000 sequel, Rugrats in Paris. Each of the movies gained mixed reviews from critics, but made massive amounts of money at the box office.
Rugrats is just the latest kids' program getting the reboot treatment at Nickelodeon, joining the return of Blue's Clues and upcoming specials of beloved properties, Rocko's Modern Life and Invader Zim.
Nickelodeon tackled live-action/animated hybrids in both The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and its 2015 big screen sequel The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, animated primarily in 2D animation with limited live-action segments.
Production on the show has reportedly already begun in Burbank. You can check out the original report over at Deadline.