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Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

The Rugrats get tangled in an exotic adventure, where they're helped by the Thornberrys, a family that travels the world making nature documentaries.

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Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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The Rugrats and family become stranded on an island, and Stu is blamed. The kids wander off into the jungle, and Spike loses his sense of smell due to sneezing. This becomes a problem when a clouded leopard named Siri finds out about the babies and goes after them, and the situation only gets worse when the kids become trapped underwater with an amnesic Nigel, losing oxygen fast... Written by Red Yoshi

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The family vacation just went overboard. See more »


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Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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13 June 2003 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,556,869 (USA) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

$39,399,750 (USA) (19 September 2003)
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Trivia

Neofelis nebulosa, the "leopard" which Sir Nigel wishes to photograph, and which Chrissie Hynde provides the voice, is a medium-sized cat (similar to an ocelot) of certain Southeast Asian regions. More commonly known as the clouded leopard or tree tiger, less is known about this elusive species than about most other plus-sized felines. See more »

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Eliza: Debbie, you are so self-centered.
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She's on Fire
by Pat Monahan, Scott Underwood (as Scott Michael Underwood), Robert Hotchkiss,
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Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A diaper full of dreams
12 November 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Little Tommy Pickles (Daily) worships plummy explorer Nigel Thornberry (Curry), and wishes he could join him on his adventures - much to the disdain of his sister, the brattish Angelica (Chase): "You're just a backyard baby with a diaper full of dreams." He soon gets his chance when the Rugrats are stranded on a jungle island, where the Thornberrys are tracking a rare and dangerous leopard.

Judging by the critical reception heralding Rugrats' arrival, you'd be forgiven for thinking this should join the ranks of that very special genre: films so toxic they ought only to be handled with asbestos mittens. Comments like "Dull, forgettable tripe" and - Lord save us - "A monstrosity", certainly don't inspire confidence.

In fairness, Rugrats Go Wild really isn't that bad; it just doesn't hold a candle to 2002's charming and superior The Wild Thornberrys Movie, possibly accounting for the hysterical sense of betrayal. As with most post-'The Simpsons' animations, spoofy references abound; everything from The Poseidon Adventure to Taxi Driver and From Here To Eternity is duly - if unimaginatively - sent up.

If the rather more interesting Thornberry family have been more or less shunted into second billing, Willis almost redeems this shrill, mismatched affair with his powerhouse turn as Spike, the Rugrats scatologically-minded family dog - particularly when sparring with deadly leopard Siri (Hynde, on sexily malevolent vocals).

But if Willis gets the best lines, it's Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bassist Flea, as the pint-sized tornado Donnie Thornberry, whose crazed, unintelligible gibberish leaves the most exhilarating impression.


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