Paramount+ Announces RUGRATS Reboot Will Premiere in May

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Paramount+ Announces RUGRATS Reboot Will Premiere in May

By Movieguide® Staff

Grab your diapers, babies! Paramount+ announced the premiere of the RUGRATS reboot ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.

Nicktoon’s CG-animated series will hit the streaming platform on May 27.  

The animated series, which first debuted in 1991, is bringing back the original voice actors E.G. Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil) to reprise their classic roles.

The show will also add new cast members for the voices of the children’s parents.  

“This incredibly talented group of actors provides a fresh and very funny take on these iconic roles, combining humor with heart to bring the characters to life in a whole new way,” Liz Paulson, Senior V.P. of Talent and Casting at Nickelodeon, said.

Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, added: “The all-new Rugrats is packed with comedy, music and adventures that only babies can embark upon, and the role of the grown-ups is an essential piece of the series.”

The RUGRATS have also received big-screen adaptations, including THE RUGRATS MOVIE, RUGRATS GO WILD, and RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE. 

Movieguide®’s review of RUGRATS GO WILD reads

In RUGRATS GO WILD, a feature-length cartoon, little Tommy Pickles and his baby friends are stranded on an island, where they meet animal expert Nigel Thornberry, who’s looking for a rare leopard. RUGRATS GO WILD has a positive moral message that families should work together and play together, but it also has some light crude humor and language.

Movieguide®’s review of RUGRATS IN PARIS reads

RUGRATS IN PARIS is a fun movie emphasizing morals, that is flawed by scatological elements that are often gross. While toddlers often do things that are not exactly pleasant, using these actions as comic points throughout a movie may hinder any parental efforts to try to deter or minimize these things, especially among small children

Although previous RUGRATS series and Movies contain mostly family-friendly content, Movieguide® has yet to review 2021’s revival of the series.