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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

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Tommy, Angelica, Chuckie, Phil and Lil get lost while on vacation and must find their way home.

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Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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Chuckie Finster (voice)
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Didi Pickles / Minka (voice)
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Howard DeVille / Igor (voice)
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Aunt Miriam (voice)
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Charles 'Chaz' Finster, Sr. / Grandpa Boris / Drew Pickles (voice)
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Reptar Wagon (voice)
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Tommy faces responsiblity when Dil, his new baby brother is born. As with all newborns, the child becomes a bane to Tommy and the rest of his gang. Even Phil and Lil don't like them. So they decide to return Dil to where he came from, the hospital. But they get lost along the way, REALLY lost, and get into even more trouble with a circus. Can they find their way home and can Tommy and Dil just get along? Written by Quentin R.

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lost | home | hospital | baby | newborn baby | See more »

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An adventure for anyone that ever wore diapers.


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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ipanat  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,971,685 (UK) (26 March 1999)

Gross:

£13,355,628 (UK) (20 August 1999)
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First non-Disney animated movie to gross over $100 million USD at the box office. See more »

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After Dil is brought home from the hospital, the sink is overflowing with water and bubbles, and dishes. but appears empty a few seconds later. See more »

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[first lines]
Chuckie Finster: This place gives me the juice bumps.
Phil: Maybe we should go back.
Lil: Very back!
Tommy Pickles: No! We can't go back now, you guys! Okey-Dokey Jones never goes back!
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Featured in Leeza: Episode dated 20 November 1998 (1998) See more »

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One Way or Another
Written by Deborah Harry and Nigel Harrison
Performed by Blondie
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A solid, colourful and enjoyable film
29 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Rugrats Movie was enjoyable, not quite as good as Rugrats In Paris, but it is solid and colourful. Of course the film isn't without its flaws. The second half was rather loud for my liking, and while the story is simple, which is fine by me, there are bits where the film drags and it doesn't quite have the sense of fun that makes the show so enjoyable. That said though, the film is very, VERY cute and means well. While it is by all means a kids movie, there are a handful of laughs and references to other films for adults. I particularly loved Phil's "I didn't know she could fly"(in reference to Angelica) and Lil replies "I think it's because she's a witch." The animation is colourful and true to that of the show, and the soundtrack is great. The voice cast is especially strong, with Tara Strong, EG Daily and Christine Cavanaugh as standouts. Though as much as it pains me to say this, great actors like Whoopi Goldberg and Tim Curry have very little to do, and did disappoint. Overall, it's a decent movie, it is colourful cute and fun, but does have a tendency to drag and a bit loud in places. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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