Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures are reviving Rugrats.
Fans of the ’90s cartoon will find series favorites Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil, Angelica and Susie back on TV screens for a 26 episode order. That’s not all as Paramount has also greenlit a live-action movie featuring CGI characters.
Rugrats’ original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers.
“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 of Viacom Media Networks and interim president of 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.”
“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” said Brian Robbins, president of Paramount Players. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the “Rugrats” crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”
Rugrats will join Rocko’s Modern Life, Invader Zim, and Blue’s Clues as shows being revived by Viacom.