Rugrats 2021 show review

The Rugrats are Back on Paramount+

If you’re a kid that grew up in the 90’s, chances are you grew up watching Rugrats. The adventures of Tommy Pickles, a baby and his friends who their imagination and innocence leads them on adventures throughout their world. The original series took us all over, and we grew up loving the adventures they took. Fans loved the series so much, they could relate to one of the characters and knew others who could easily be the other characters.

So when we heard that Paramount+ was bringing Rugrats back we had a hopeful reluctance. The animation has been updated to the more preferred 3D animation style kids relate to today. But the characters weren’t changing, so while being apprehensive – I happily reviewed the new Rugrats show and wondered if it would hold up compared to the original.

When Tommy’s parents bring home a foster puppy, Tommy must find a way to keep Spike from being replaced.

We were able to watch the first couple episodes of the new Rugrats show. For the first few minutes the animation style was a little bit to adjust to, but after a few minutes it didn’t bother or take away from the stories being told. The main crew of babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Lil, Phil, Susie and even Angelica are voiced by the original cast so for older fans it’ll be just like a continuation of the original show. The adventures and stories keep the original magic the cartoon had so you’ll enjoy watching the show if you were a fan before.

When a “professional organizer” comes over, it’s up to Tommy and his friends to stop her from taking all the toys.

What surprised us watching the new Rugrats show was not only did we enjoy the new episodes, but we’ve started to relate to the parents. Children of the 90’s are now at the stage they can not only remember the joys these shows used to bring us, but also can see things from the parent’s perspectives. Thankfully, we’re not relating to Grandpa just yet! The show will be one you’ll enjoy watching with your kids, and the updated storylines bring the Rugrats back into today’s world and lens.

Beginning May 27, the first six episodes of the RUGRATS debut season will be available on Paramount+, with the rollout of additional episodes to be announced at a later date. The premiere episode, “Second Time Around,” is a special double episode.

Overall Rating:

Four and a half Star Review

About RUGRATS:

The all-new original animated series RUGRATS premieres Thursday, May 27th on Paramount+.
Beginning May 27, the first six episodes of the RUGRATS debut season will be available on Paramount+, with the rollout of additional episodes to be announced at a later date. The premiere episode, “Second Time Around,” is a special double episode.

The series stars E.G. Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille), all of whom are reprising their iconic roles in this new series. 

The original adventurous babies’ voice cast is joined by new voices, including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales, (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles). 

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the all-new RUGRATS is based on the series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro (“Rugrats”) and Kate Boutilier (“Rugrats”) are executive producers and Dave Pressler (“Robot and Monster”) and Casey Leonard (“Breadwinners”) serve as co-executive producers, with Rachel Lipman (“Rugrats”) as co-producer and Kellie Smith (“The Fairly OddParents”) as line producer. Charlie Adler (“Rugrats”) serves as the voice director. 

The original “Rugrats” series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. “Rugrats” was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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