30 years after they first toddled into our lives, the adventurous Rugrats have returned for their inevitable reboot. Much like “The Powerpuff Girls” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” before them, not even these imaginative babies are safe from the power of ’90s nostalgia, which is how they found themselves on Paramount+ with a (mildly disturbing) new look. It’s not hard to understand why the streamer decided to resurrect the beloved Nickelodeon classic. The original series was so successful that it spawned 172 episodes over nine seasons, along with some very lucrative movies and a five-season long spin-off series. It was only a matter of time before the babies made a comeback.
The first 24 episodes of the new “Rugrats” hit Paramount+ last year, and now the series is set to return for a second season. If you’re looking to embrace the nostalgia and revisit the playmates from your childhood — or if you have children you need to distract with bright colors — then you’ll find everything you need on the upcoming season of “Rugrats” below.
When And Where To Watch Rugrats
The first season of the reboot debuted back in 2021, when episodes were dropped on Paramount+ in chunks, before airing one-by-one on Nickelodeon. The second season of “Rugrats” is due to arrive on Paramount+ in 2023. No official date has been revealed, but the second season will consist of 13 episodes.
“Rugrats” is a CG re-imagining of the original series, once again following the pint-sized perspectives of Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Susie Carmichael, twins Phil and Lil DeVille, and the real star of the show, Tommy’s cousin Angelica. A big part of the show’s appeal is watching all of their personalities clash: Tommy is their fearless one-year-old leader, always ready to charge into trouble and defend his friends. His bespectacled, red-headed bestie Chuckie is nervous and fearful, but always loyal. Sure, he has to be dragged along into the adventure, but he always ends up in the mix. While the twins bring lots of eccentricity to the mix, Angelica brings nothing but trouble — she’s spoiled, selfish, and mischievous, all of which make her extremely entertaining. Her schoolmate Susie is her goodhearted polar opposite and they make for an unlikely team. Led by their unique young perspectives, the series shows the world through their eyes as they embark on grand adventures and drive their parents nuts with their antics.
What Rugrats Season 2 Will Be About
It’ll be business as usual in Rugrats playpen. Last season saw the toddlers letting their imagination run so wild that they found themselves fending off villains in space, traveling through Chas Finster’s body, and embarking on a dangerous mission … to bust Angelica out of preschool. And don’t even get me started on the Halloween special — there may or may not have been werewolves involved, but it’s best not to talk about it.
Hopefully, there are fewer monsters in the future, though the President of Nickelodeon Animation, Ramsey Naito, promises plenty more adventure. Along with the renewal news, Naito said:
“This next season of Rugrats will dive even deeper into the secret life of babies and their unsuspecting parents, while continuing to highlight the main themes of friendship and family. For 30 years, the Rugrats have resonated with fans around the globe and we can’t wait to continue telling original and fresh stories with these beloved characters.”
What We Know About The Rugrats Cast And Crew
The most impressive thing about this ‘Rugrats” reboot is easily the voice cast. The new series brought back many of the original actors, including E.G. Daily and Nancy Cartwright reprising their roles as Tommy Pickles and Chuckie Finster. Other returners include Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael, and Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil DeVille.
New “Rugrats” cast members include Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey as Tommy’s parents Didi and Stu Pickles; Tony Hale as Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster; Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons as Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles; Nicole Byer and Omar Miller as Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael; and Michael McKean as Grandpa Lou Pickles. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and original series creators Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain.
Rugrats Teaser Trailer
A reimagining of the classic ’90s hit, Rugrats features rich and colorful CG-animation and follows Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.
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Source: Slash Film