Nickelodeon Is Reviving Rugrats For A New Series & Live Action Movie!

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Now, THIS is the revival we’ve been waiting for! If you grew up in the ’90s, then you probably loved Nickelodeon‘s iconic cartoon series, Rugrats. Fan-favorites Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, Susie, and Angelica are all about to get introduced to a new generation of fans because the network announced their plans to bring back the beloved series for a new season of 26 episodes. But that’s not all! They’re also producing a live action film which will feature the characters in CGI.

There is no word yet on when the TV series will debut, but the show is already in production. Therefore, we could see some new adventures much sooner than we thought! The original creators of the show, Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain, will all return to executive produce the reboot. As for the plot, there aren’t any details right now, but we can expect some new characters to be introduced, which will make for some brand new stories.

The movie is set to be released on November 13, 2020. Though we can’t imagine how all the characters will look un-cartoonified, we’re excited AF to see whether Paramount Players can pull this off. We really never thought that after 28 long years, we’d see these talking babies again!

Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Pictures says that now is the perfect time to bring the Rugrats back. He explained in a statement, “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.”

The original Rugrats launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a massive hit. The show quickly found a place in pop culture history through its iconic characters and incredible storytelling. Seriously, who can forget how to show tackled Chuckie’s mom’s death? We’re still crying over it.

Watch the scene below and prepare to feel emotional all over again:

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,” Nickelodeon president Sarah Levy added. “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.”

Rugrats ran for nine seasons over a span of 13 years and also inspired a spin-off called All Grown Up!, which focused on the characters’ preteen years. The film won’t be the first for the franchise either since The Rugrats Movie was released in 1998, followed by two sequels, Rugrats in Paris and Rugrats Go Wild in 2000 and 2003.

We officially cannot wait for these little tykes to make the comeback they deserve!