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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

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Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and newborn baby Dil get lost in the forest.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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Chuckie Finster (voice)
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Philip Deville / Lillian Deville / Betty Deville (voice)
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Didi Pickles / Minka (voice)
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Howard DeVille / Igor (voice)
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Woman Guest (voice)
Kevin McBride ...
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Aunt Miriam (voice)
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Chas Finster / Grandpa Boris / Drew Pickles (voice)
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Stu Pickles (voice)
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Reptar Wagon (voice)
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Storyline

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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An adventure for anyone that ever wore diapers.


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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Ipanat  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,321,470 (USA) (20 November 1998)

Gross:

$100,491,683 (USA) (9 April 1999)
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Trivia

Dil's full name is Dylan Prescott Pickles. In an earlier version of the script, his first name was to be Dilbert. See more »

Goofs

When Chuckie breaks his glasses, they switch back from broken to fixed. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is an additional scene of the goat bucking the Reptar wagon down the street with Grandpa Lou inside napping. Edmund (Suzie's older brother) comes out of his house and waves as he watches them go down the street. After the scene ends, the Klasky Csupo logo and the Paramount logo are shown. The Klasky Csupo logo shown is different from the logo shown in the seasons leading up to the movie. See more »

Connections

References A Cry in the Dark (1988) See more »

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This World Is Something New to Me
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Dawn Robinson, Lisa Loeb, B-Real (as B Real), Patti Smith, Lou Rawls, Laurie Anderson, Gordon Gano, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson of The B-52's (as the B-52s), Phife Dawg (as Phife), Lenny Kravitz, Beck, Jakob Dylan, and Iggy Pop
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A solid film that will please kid fans of the series but offers little for the adult audience that comes with a cinema release
22 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tommy and his friends are excited and looking forward to the arrival of his new baby sister. However when young Dil arrives he turns out to be a boy as well as not being as much fun as had been expected. With Dill taking all his parent's attention away from Tommy, the other babies find themselves all marginalised by this screaming and pooping creature. Trying to return Dil to the hospital turns into a much bigger adventure than they planned when they wind out lost deep in the woods.

Some cartoons are aimed at kids but have plenty for adults to enjoy; some cartoons are so completely for kids that adults struggle to get anything from them. The Rugrats Movie falls somewhere in the middle, being engaging enough for adults without really having that much specifically for them. Of course for kids the simple plot will provide enough adventure to hold the attention while the baby jokes come fast enough to amuse. Adults will not be turned off by the film because it is professional enough to distract, but the adult references are few and far between and certainly not as clever as the Pixar films that adults will be used to.

The voice cast deliver the characters from the TV show well enough and will please fans by delivering more of the same but just over a longer running time. Guest turns from Curry, Goldberg, Spade, Clinton, Cho and Rhymes don't add a great deal but in their defence I suppose it was easy work for money. Overall then a professional and enjoyable film for child fans of the series which fills the running time well. However there isn't much for adults other than the promise that at least it won't grate the way some kids films do.


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