There’s almost no arguing that Rugrats was one of the best cartoons to watch when you were growing up in the 90s and you can speak to pretty much anyone in that generation about Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Anjelica and Reptar and instantly see a smile come to their face.
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I wasn’t aware that Rugrats had been cancelled – I figured I had just got older and stopped watching it- but apparently it finished back in 2004 which means a whole generation were deprived of seeing a bunch of babies crawl around and get into really dumb adventures. Nickelodeon have realised the error of their ways though and revealed yesterday that they’ve commissioned a new 26 episode series as well as a live action movie featuring CGI characters. Not really sure how that’s gonna work – are the babies going to be CGI or what, but I’m certainly interested to see how they translate it into 2018.
Here’s what Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy had to say about the new series:
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.
She’s not wrong there. Hope they keep Chopsticks as the theme music too. To be honest I’m probably not even going to end up watching it myself, but it’s good news for anyone with kids as there’s gonna be a really sweet show that you can both enjoy. Nice one Nickelodeon.
For more of the same, check out this Nickelodeon channel that only shows 90s cartoons. Great.