‘Rugrats’ revival with original voice cast to debut on Paramount Plus

Get ready for the return of Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael, and Phil and Lil DeVille.

A new CG animated series “Rugrats” is scheduled to premiere on streaming service Paramount Plus (ng CBS All Access) in 2021, Nickelodeon announced on ViacomCBS investor day.

Reprising their roles are stars EG Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil). Nickelodeon Animation Studio is producing the renaissance, promising to follow young children as they “explore the world and beyond from their diminutive and wildly imaginative point of view.”

The original “Rugrats” series, which debuted on Nickelodeon in 1991, ran for nine seasons over 13 years, winning four Daytime Emmys and six Kids’ Choice Awards.

“Rugrats is one of the most iconic cartoons recognized by fans around the world, and this original version is one that we are taking great care of and are proud to create for a whole new audience,” said Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation. “Having the voice of the cast behind these special characters is one of the essential pieces in making the show recognizable and we can’t wait to see this talented group bring them to life again.”

The computer-animated revival is based on the original series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier are executive producers with Dave Pressler and Casey Leonard on board as co-executive producers and Rachel Lipman as co-producer. Mollie Freilich, Nickelodeon’s senior manager for current series animation, is overseeing production.

Separately, ViacomCBS is rebooting “Dora the Explorer” and “Fairly OddParents” as live action series.

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