That nostalgia train that has taken a pitstop in the 90s is still chugging along, as now a beloved Nickelodeon series of yesteryear is making a return.
According to Variety, Nickelodeon and Paramount have announced they are relaunching the 90’s baby centered series Rugrats. Following the adventures of Tommy Pickles & his friends, the new animated-series version of Rugrats comes from original series creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain with Nickelodeon having already given it a 26-episode order.
“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.”
Alongside this new animated series, Paramount Players, a new film division that focuses on properties from various Viacom cable channels, will produce a live-action Rugrats film featuring CGI characters.
“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.”
Written by David Goodman, the film will open on November 13, 2020.