The iconic series will return to Nick with 26 new episodes, while Paramount Players will bow a live-action feature with CGI characters in November 2020.
Viacom is bringing Rugrats back to both the big and small screens.
The media conglomerate on Monday announced that it is reviving the children’s television series for a 26-episode greenlight at cable network Nickelodeon as well as a new live-action feature film featuring CGI characters for Paramount Players.
The TV series and movie will include new adventures with original characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, while also introducing a new world of characters.
Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return for the Nickelodeon series as executive producers. Production on the new animated series is already underway in Burbank, with casting, a premiere date and more to be announced in the coming months.
The Rugrats feature will be penned by David Goodman and released by Paramount Players on Nov. 13, 2020. Paramount Players is a division of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures that develops and co-produces co-branded feature films within the conglomerate’s portfolio. Other Viacom brands getting the feature treatment from Paramount Players are Dora the Explorer (with the show airing on Nickelodeon from 2000-14) and Are You Afraid of the Dark? (which also ran on Nickelodeon). All told, Rugrats is the seventh feature on the Paramount Players slate, joining Nobody’s Fool (due out Nov. 2), Eli (Jan. 4, 2019), What Men Want (Jan. 11, 2019), Dora(Aug. 2, 2019), Body Cam (TBD) and Are You Afraid of the Dark (Oct. 11, 2019).