Tommy Pickles is coming back. So are Phil and Lil DeVille, along with Chuckie Finster, Susie Carmichael and the always scheming Angelica Pickles.
A reboot of “Rugrats,” the animated series about a group of toddlers that ran on Nickelodeon, is scheduled to premiere on Paramount Plus this year, Variety reported. The announcement was made by Nickelodeon during ViacomCBS’ investor day, the website reported.
“Rugrats” originally debuted on Aug. 7, 1991, and ran for nine seasons over 13 years, according to IMDb.com.
The description of the original series, according to IMDb.com, described “the cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don’t understand.”
Reprising their voice roles in the series will be E.G. Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil), Variety reported.
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is producing the revival and promises to follow the toddlers as “they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.”
“Rugrats is one of the most iconic cartoons recognized 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,” Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, said in a statement. “Having the voice cast behind these special characters come together is one of the essential pieces to making the show recognizable and we can’t wait to watch this talented group bring them to life again.”
“Rugrats” was nominated for 31 awards during its run and won 20 times. The show won Daytime Emmy Awards in 1992, 1994, 1995 and 2003. The series also won six consecutive Kids Choice Awards from 1996 to 2001. “Rugrats” also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001.
A revival had been in the works since 2018, when Nickelodeon gave the green light.