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The Rugrats Movie

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 1998
  • Norton Virgien
  • 76 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy adventure based on the popular TV series. Tommy Pickles is feeling forced out by his new baby brother who just makes too much noise. But when Tommy hatches a plan to return his sibling to the hospital, it leads to some unexpected adventures.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Tommy PicklesElizabeth Daily
Chuckie FinsterChristine Cavanaugh
Philip Deville / Lillian Deville / Betty DevilleKath Soucie
Didi Pickles / MinkaMelanie Chartoff
Howard Deville / IgorPhilip Proctor
Susie CarmichaelCree Summer
Reptar WagonBusta Rhymes
Newborn babyIggy Pop
Rex PesterTim Curry
Ranger MargaretWhoopi Goldberg
Ranger FrankDavid Spade

Crew

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DirectorNorton Virgien
DirectorIgor Kovalyov

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1999-03-26
Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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