27 years after its premiere, Rugrats is coming back with a new animated series and a new movie (which so happens to be live action, with CGI characters, yikes).
In a press release, Viacom stated,
“Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting–and Reptar sightings–will be announced in the coming months.
The Rugrats movie will be written by David Goodman and is set to be released on November 13th, 2020 by Paramount Players, the division of Paramount Pictures that develops and produces co-branded feature films with Viacom’s leading media networks. Rugrats is the seventh film title announced in connection with this cross-company initiative.”
As a passionate Rugrats fan, I have high hopes. The internet, however, seems skeptical. Readers, you decide, but check out some of the best reactions to this news.
— mikasa (@mikasa22) July 16, 2018
— Kevin Nguyen (@littlekev811) July 17, 2018
— corley j (@whoseyourdr) July 17, 2018
"Rugrats are coming back with a 26-episode revival!"
alright, cool, it's nice to see Nickelodeon continue to rediscover their roots
"We're also proud to announce a live action film filled with absolutely horrifying CGI babies! Enjoy!"
boy, I'm gonna have fun sleeping tonight https://t.co/hBRvqamb8y
— Shane (@FourScore64) July 17, 2018
I ain't even gonna say a thing about the #Rugrats reboot. It is not aimed at me and that's fine. Plenty of things I enjoy already to consume instead. I am going to be a mature adult and simply focus on the multitude of things I am looking forward to!
*screams into pillow*
— Peyton [Ready For SDCC] Presgrove (@ASliceofComics) July 16, 2018
MY TWO CENTS: In general, I don't like reboots/revivals. And that's no different here. Just wait for the new art style and everyone's "OMG this isn't MY #Rugrats!! They're (insert dramatic verb here) my childhood!!!"
— Nickandmore! (@nickandmore) July 16, 2018
I can’t wait to go to Blockbuster and rent the new Rugrats reboot
— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴🔜SDCC (@SavinTheBees) July 16, 2018
Oops. I just leaked the intro for the new CGI Rugrats reboot… pic.twitter.com/7EqDTBUaV4
— Butch Hartman (@realhartman) July 17, 2018
They bringing back the rugrats pic.twitter.com/NAHRWkScsV
— Mr. BIG FELLA (@HaHaDavis) July 17, 2018
I’m surprised that no one has brought this up, but if the Rugrats reboot features the original babies as adults now with their own babies, it could be the perfect way to continue the series.
If the reboot sticks to the original formula, then things WILL get stale fast.
— NICKtendo (@itsnicktendo) July 17, 2018
— Cartoon Palooza (@JoeyTCartoonP) July 17, 2018
Dang twitter is really going thru it rn. So divided. It’s ok y’all #Rugrats is coming back ❤️
— SAYHEYY (@sayheyy801) July 17, 2018
so it turns out the writer for the live-action rugrats movie is also the writer for the first 2 fred movies
— Justin M. (@tatochypz) July 17, 2018
Rugrats live action movie won't top pic.twitter.com/ylETtSXsjs
— Mars (@MarsReviews) July 16, 2018
So I heard they're bringing back the Rugrats + a live action Rugrats movie & all I have to say about that is.. pic.twitter.com/8FFJvrs0kR
— CARPEDANEM 🤸🏻♂️💫 (@CARPEDANEM) July 17, 2018
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