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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 November 1998 (USA)
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Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and newborn baby Dil get lost in the forest.

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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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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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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£13,355,628 (UK) (20 August 1999)
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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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