It’s been thirty-six years since Rugrats debuted in the early 1990s. If you were a child growing up during the 90s, then you probably remember the popular animated show. It first aired in 1991, and after nine seasons, ended in 2004.
During its run, Rugrat won four Daytime Emmy Awards and six Kids’ Choice Awards. In addition, the show also gained itself a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. But most importantly, it gained loads of fans and captured their hearts and imagination.
Now, 30 years later, it is making a comeback! And furthermore, it will feature the original voice cast. That means you will once again hear E.G. Daily voicing Tommy Pickles, Nancy Cartwright doing Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael, and Kath Soucie lending her voice as both Phil and Lil DeVille. The exciting news was released by Nickelodeon, alongside a picture of the CG-reimagining of Rugrats.
The new Rugrats will be released on the new streaming service Paramount+ – which had previously been known as CBS All Access. You can get a free trial before signing up. And if you’re nostalgic for your childhood shows, then you’ll definitely be tempted to sign up as the streaming service will also have SpongeBob Squarepants, as well as the new SpongeBob series called “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.” In addition, there will be a live-action version of Dora the Explorer and The Fairly Oddparents in addition to a revival of iCarly.
So strange to have all shows we grew up with coming back around, isn’t it? But it can also be exciting. Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation, released a statement that said, “Rugrats is one of the most iconic cartoons recognized by fans around the globe, and this original version is one we are taking great care and pride in creating for a brand-new audience. Having the voice cast behind these special characters come together is one of the essential pieces to making the show recognizable and we can’t wait to watch this talented group bring them to life again.”
Also thrilled about the news was the Rugrats voice director, Charlie Adler. He shared the exciting news on Twitter where he expressed how much he was looking forward to working with the cast.
While there are many people who are excited to work on the latest project, the fandom is actually quite divided in their feelings about the reboot. Some don’t like the new look, with one person calling it strange-looking, and someone else tweeted, “Can Hollywood please stop doing remakes of things and just come up with new and innovative ideas.. no one wants to see Rugrats in a weird animation style.”
Of course, there are those fans who are excited to see the new series reboot. There were plenty who were happy to know the original voice cast would be a part of it. One person expressed that they were thoroughly “hyped” for the reboot.
#ParamountPlus is bringing back your favorite babies: The Rugrats. The new series features the original voice cast with an updated animation style. pic.twitter.com/2vmzPUhmXc
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 24, 2021
There is still no word on when it will officially be coming out, but the fans who are looking forward to the new release are crossing their fingers that it will be soon. What do you think of the reboot? Are you excited? Let us know!SKM: below-content placeholder