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Rugrats to return to screens with new series and Paramount movie

Published on: 17th July 2018

A new animated series revival featuring the characters from the ’90s cartoon has received a 26-episode order.

Nickelodeon and Paramount Players, the new film division launched to develop projects based on properties from Viacom cable channels, have given a greenlight to a live-action Rugrats film featuring CGI characters. Both the TV series and the movie will include new adventures with characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters.

The show’s 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, California, with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting will be announced in the coming months.

Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks and interim president of Nickelodeon, commented: “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 characters in brand-new adventures. 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.”

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