Here’s something to look forward to this spring: the 90s hit animated Nickelodeon series Rugrats is making a comeback in 2021!
The all-new series will premiere on Paramount Plus and will apparently be voiced by select members of the original Rugrats cast “as they embark on a new batch of epic adventures!”
The re-imagining of the classic 90s series will feature CG-animated series versions of the classic Rugrats cast: E.G. Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie), and Kath Soucie (The Rugrats twins – Phil and Lil), all of whom are reprising their iconic roles in this new series.
“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,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation, in a statement. “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.”
Get a first look at the 2021 Rugrats here:
We can’t wait to watch our favorite Rugrats characters in this new remake!
90s babies, it’s time to brush up on your Rugrats trivia.
How much do you remember about the original Rugrats?
The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years and all seasons are available to watch on Hulu. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As a 90s baby myself, the announcement of the reboot tugged at my millennial heartstrings. Rugrats was my favorite Nickelodeon show––I talked about the significance of the Hanukkah episode in an article last year––and Cynthia’s workout song immediately popped into my head as soon as I watched the trailer for the new version.
Angelica Pickles’ mom Charlotte Pickles was such an iconic female figure for 7-year-old me. Thank you, Nickelodeon for this making this incredible round-up of many of her boss lady moments:
“Well, I’ve leveraged a hostile takeover while reorganizing subordinated debt, I suppose I can change a tire.”
Take a walk down memory lane and discover 12 things you never knew about the original Rugrats TV show.
Did you ever hear about the Rugrats theory that all of the Rugrats babies were in Angelica’s head? We took a look at this fan theory back in 2016.
We hope the Rugrats reboot is a welcome source of entertainment for both 90s babies and kids who have never seen the original.
I might have to cancel all of my plans and binge watch the original on Hulu before the reboot premieres. As Rugrats’ Tommy Pickles said, “a baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do.”
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