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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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Cast

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Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
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Chuckie Finster (voice)
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Kimi Finster (voice)
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Grandpa Lou Pickles (voice)
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Didi Pickles (voice)
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Kira Finster (voice)
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Howard DeVille (voice)
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Stu Pickles (voice)
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Dil Pickles (voice)
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Susie Carmichael (voice)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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13 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,556,869, 15 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,399,750, 21 September 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,203,787, 7 November 2003
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Trivia

When the film was originally released theatrically, a Scratch & Sniff stunt called "Odorama" was used. Special numbered cards, each representing a particular smell, were available with kids' meals at participating Burger King restaurants and separately at Blockbuster Video stores. Participants picked up the cards, then took them to the movie theater showing the film. When a particular number flashed on the screen, viewers scratched off the scent that had that particular number on it. Numbers flashing in red mean that the viewer should find the corresponding number on their card (glow-in-the-dark for their convenience), and be ready to scratch-and-sniff when the on-screen number turns green. The scents are as follows: #1 is strawberry, #2 is peanut butter, #3 is a flower, #4 is smelly feet, #5 is a root beer float, and #6 is a fish. See more »

Goofs

Dil disappears during the chase, and is not shown again until the end of the sequence. See more »

Quotes

Didi Pickles: We have to find something to eat. All I saved are a couple jars of baby food.
Howard DeVille: [cheerfully] I never knew strained peas and apricots went so well together...
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Crazy Credits

The Klasky-Csupo logo appears at both the beginning and at the end of the movie, compared to first two movies, where it appeared only at the end of the film. Also, the Klasky-Csupo logo is different than the one used the previous films. See more »

Connections

Follows The Rugrats Movie (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Rose
from Titanic (1997)
by James Horner
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To paraphrase Debbie Thornberry at one point, when I write about this film - and I will - I will not be kind.
20 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The end credits for "Rugrats Go Wild!" include a section headed "Klasky Csupo Accounting," which unfortunately figures; this third theatrical outing for the Rugrats and second one for the Wild Thornberrys plays more like a marketing exercise than an actual movie.

With this big-screen crossover of two TV shows, you'd think that they'd both get equal time, but due to their show having been more successful and having their full name in the title (it was originally called "Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys" before someone decided that was too obvious), Tommy, Chucky and the rest get more time on screen than the far more appealing Eliza Thornberry and Co; it's not until near the end that they're on anything like equal footing, and by then the movie's been sabotaged by a plot that's too skimpy for words (the Pickles, Finster and DeVille families - plus Susie - get stranded on the same island that the Thornberrys have pitched up on for their latest jaunt, and cue much running around and shrieking), an ounce of actual amusement amongst a ton of shrill and strained gags, too many characters squeezed into too little time, and far too many songs, pop or otherwise (Chrissie Hynde. Why?).

Having Bruce Willis do the voice of Spike doesn't help much, and neither does including some of the most heavy-handed movie references this side of a Leslie Nielsen comedy. In fact, the movie officially becomes a waste of time when their boat capsizes and it turns into a mini-homage to "The Poseidon Adventure," capped by Angelica singing "The Morning After" in her toy karaoke machine. (If only she had been the character played by Stella Stevens.)

But even that's more forgiveable than having Stu say "I can't help feeling partially responsible." Stealing lines from "The Simpsons" is the final insult... Eliza's older sister and Betty DeVille are the only ones to emerge intact. Note to Paramount: ENOUGH ALREADY!


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