Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »
The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.
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Wishes come true in Rugrats in Paris The Movie, and love makes its way into the hearts of those young, old and overseas. Chuckie's dad, Chazz, starts dating again, and it's Chuckie's wish to find a new mom. When Stu Pickles is summoned to Reptarland, an amazing new amusement park in Paris, to work on his Reptar invention, Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil, Lil, Dil, Didi and the whole gang tag along to the city of romance. But the Rugrats' big adventure turns out to be more than glamour, fashion and smelly cheese. Chuckie learns that when it comes to princesses and potential mommies, things are not always what they seem, and for Chazz, finding the right woman can be difficult in any language. As the Rugrats' travels take them from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and everywhere in between, the world's favorite babies learn new lessons about courage, loyalty, trust and above all, true love. Written by
The Rugrats visit Paris -- and Paris will never be the same.
With lots of fun references to other movies (`Godfather' being the best homage) `Rugrats in Paris' is a good time for all.
The animation in this film is not as flashy as in the first `Rugrats' movie that came out in 1998 but because of that it works all that much better. It is more simplistic, less dark and much more in the vein of the Nickelodeon cartoon series.
It also has a few breakthrough moments: why Chuckie doesn't have a Mom, Chuckie's first word (at least the first word understandable by adults) and actual empathy by Angelica for another person's feelings.
That is why I continue to watch the `Rugrats' both on television and in their movies: unlike so many other cartoon characters they continue to evolve and grow though I hope they never truly grow up.
In addition to the usual voices used in the Nickelodeon series the addition of Debbie Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, John Lithgow and Casey Kasem make this film version just that much better. Especially Susan Sarandon who plays the scheming Coco LaBouche' a real star turn if ever there was one.
There are a few scary moments that children of the actual age that the Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil are supposed to be might find to be a little too much but the overall film has a lot of warm, fuzzy moments that, as is the standard for all the Rugrats' productions, teach a good lesson without hitting you over the head with it.
There is pathos, sweetness, redemption, scariness and just the right amount of humour to make this a film that all the family should see.
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