For fans of Rugrats, we’ve got word that not one, but two new incarnations of the famed property are in development.
As announced by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, a 26-episode new animated series is on the way, and a live-action/CGI movie is similarly happening.
On this news, Nick’s Sarah Levy enthused, “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.”
From Paramount’s perspective, Brian Robbins 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.”
This new cartoon series will see original series creators Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain, and Arlene Klasky returning as executive producers. On the live-action movie side of things, Futurama and Family Guy’s David A. Goodman will be penning the screenplay. That film is currently pencilled in for a November 13th, 2020 release.
Rugrats debuted back in 1991, going on to run for nine seasons and spinning off the three big-screen movies. The general focus of the show centred on a bunch of babies – Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and the slightly older, slightly more mischievous Angelica – and their everyday exploits.