Another animation revival is coming to television for a new generation.
According to Deadline, Nickelodeon is bringing back the nostalgic animated series Rugrats with a 26 episode order and Paramount prepping to release a feature film.
Rugrats is the story of a group of toddlers who use their imaginations to have adventures out in the world and in their own homes. The original Rugrats included Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica. The new series will introduce a world of new characters. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain will return to the series as executive producers and production is already underway.
“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,” said Sarah Levy, COO, Viacom Media Networks; and Interim President, Nickelodeon. “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.”
The new Rugrats movie is being written by David A Goodman and is set to be released November 13, 2020 by Paramount Players, a division of Paramount that works with Viacom properties like Rugrats. The feature film is reported to be live action with CGI characters.
Rugrats is the latest Viacom property to make a comeback and some upcoming specials might be springboards for the return of series like Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim.
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