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The Rugrats Movie

The Rugrats Movie

Norton Virgien, Igor Kovalyov (1998)

76min
U Certificate
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Review

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Characters from Nickelodeon's popular TV series Rugrats get their own movie in this fun feature-length animated adventure. Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry and David Spade are among the celebrities lending their voices, as cute toddler Tommy Pickles persuades his pals to help him return his new-born brother, Dil, to the hospital so that he can have his parents all to himself again. Of course, their journey doesn't go as planned, and the youngsters end up in a scary forest where they come across a group of circus monkeys who kidnap Dil. Messages about bravery and friendship are well mixed in with the fun so as not to spoil the enjoyment for children, and there are plenty of laughs for adults, too, especially in the various movie homages, including superb spoofs of famous scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Fugitive. Indeed, Nickelodeon conducted "parent-focused research" to make sure the movie had enough "multi-generational appeal" to guarantee box-office success. The result is a treat for all the family.

Summary

Tommy tries to return his new brother to the baby shop, helped by Angelica, Chuckie, Phil and Lil - but the friends get lost in dense woodlands en route, turning their expedition into a scary and exciting journey of discovery. Animated comedy based on the TV series, with the voices of Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Whoopi Goldberg and Busta Rhymes.

Cast & Crew

Tommy Pickles Elizabeth Daily
Chuckie Finster Christine Cavanaugh
Philip Deville / Lillian Deville / Betty Deville Kath Soucie
Didi Pickles / Minka Melanie Chartoff
Howard Deville / Igor Philip Proctor
Susie Carmichael Cree Summer
Reptar Wagon Busta Rhymes
Newborn baby Iggy Pop
Rex Pester Tim Curry
Ranger Margaret Whoopi Goldberg
Ranger Frank David Spade
Director Norton Virgien
Director Igor Kovalyov
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Childrens Drama

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