The Rugrats are officially on their way back, with the original voice cast returning for the reboot 20 years on from the original- and the nostalgia is real.
We’ve had no shortage of terrible CGI designs in the past few years (Sonic, we’re looking at you), but it seems like the iconic babies have dodged that bullet, with fans pleasantly surprised at just how, erm, normal the kids look.
The reboot sees voice actors EG Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil) return to reprise their roles.
Nickelodeon Animation Studio said the revival will follow the toddlers as ‘they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.’
Meanwhile, upcoming streaming service Paramount Plus shared a first look clip, showing Angelica attempting to enlist Chuckie in her latest scheme.
Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, said: ‘Rugrats is one of the most iconic cartoons recognised by fans around the globe, and this original version is one we are taking great care and pride in creating for a brand new audience.
‘Having the voice cast behind these special characters come together is one of the essential pieces to making the show recognisable and we can’t wait to watch this talented group bring them to life again.’
Fans are thrilled at the news, with some asserting that they’re ready to fight their younger relatives for the TV remote for this one.
‘Rugrats is trending… So, I click on it, AND THEY’RE REBOOTING IT WITH THE ORIGINAL VOICE CAST. I AM HERE FOR IT. GOING TO GO BINGE THE OLD ONE BEFORE THE NEW ONE COMES OUT! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘So the new animated #Rugrats reboot looks pretty neat!’ while one more said: ‘I can safely say I’m hype!’
The original series aired from 1991, for 13 years until 2004, with the episodes following Tommy and co and their adventures.
It became a hit, earning four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Meanwhile, fans have got plenty to get nostalgic about, with reboots of Dora The Explorer and The Fairly OddParents also in the works.
The Rugrats reboot is slated to arrive on Paramount Plus later this year.
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