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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

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 ...
Male Guest (voice)
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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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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. See more »


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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ipanat  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,321,470 (USA) (22 November 1998)

Gross:

$100,494,675 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first Nickelodeon movies released to DVD. See more »

Goofs

When the Rugrats are riding away from the house in the Reptar Wagon, they are heading left away from the house, but a later zoom out shows that they are on the same street, heading right away from the house. 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 »

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Raiders March
by John Williams
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Hang on to Your Diapees! One of the Last Classic Things from the 90s!
15 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Rugrats television series is almost twenty years old, which is surprising because when one watches the episodes of the TV series the color and overall look of the show looks like a 2000 television series. Enough with that, lets discuss the film. Its what every TV show movie adaptation is. Just an extended episode of the series. Though the sequel is something that is a step in the right direction to be different from the series. With this though, it's fitting to be a full length movie because to chop this down to a thirty minute film would be impossible. Though, this is a favorable TV show adaptation in many ways.

The plot is basic, but may be complex to a kid age five or six who this is targeted for. Parents may need to explain somethings about babies after the hospital scene. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil are our protagonists in this ride and Tommy's mother Didi is having a baby. When welcoming what was thought to be a baby girl, is now a baby boy. They go with the name Dillon Prescott Pickles and now Tommy has a baby brother.

Instead of being a nice companion he becomes a big nightmare for the whole Pickles family because Dil will not stop crying. Both parents Didi and Stu are too focused on Dil to pay attention to Tommy which is how every family gets when a new child is born. Phil, Lil, and Chuckie get tired of the crying and put Dil in the new "Reptarmobile" which Tommy's dad made in an effort to take him back to the hospital because he's "broked". Tommy does the adult thing of trying to resist, but after some odd results, the four wind up lost in the forest with no one to help them.

The movie gets heartbreaking in a few sequences and tends to squeeze a tear out of audiences. Some of the humor and references will possibly be way over young kids' heads which is basically how every kids' movie can be sometimes. Watching this for the first time in about eight years I pointed out a lot more and understood more and more of it. The question remains me for me which children's film do I like more; The Rugrats Movie or Hey Arnold: The Movie? I think Hey Arnold's film made a bit more sense than this, but still both are fine pieces of film.

This was too Nickelodeon's film film to win a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award which I think is pretty lame. I don't think the company's film deserved to win the company's award. Thats like me patting myself on the back and giving me $100,000 for my review and giving it a "best" award. But I guess on a certain level it makes the smallest amount of sense. Either way though, this film deserves it and is still widely enjoyed by audiences today.

Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, Tara Strong, and Charlie Adler. Directed: Igor Kovalyov and Norton Virgien.


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