Tommy and friends are coming back – on both the big and small screen, as Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have set a revival of Rugrats with a 26-episode order from Nickelodeon, and a live-action film featuring CGI character from Paramount.
Original series creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain will return to the new series, which is currently being produced in Burbank, California, in an executive producer capacity.
The Rugrats film will be written by David A. Goodman, set for a November 13th, 2020, release by Paramount Players – only the seventh film to come out of the cross-company initiative which launched in early 2017.
Sarah Levy, COO of Viacom Media Networks, and interim President of Nickelodeon, said “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. 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.”
Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players added, “Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans. Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”