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Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Chuckie Finster (voice)
Kimi Finster (voice)
Grandpa Lou (voice)
Didi Pickles (voice)
Kira Finster (voice)
Howard DeVille (voice)
Dil Pickles (voice)


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Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rescue Me  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Tony Jay's last film. See more »


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


Charlotte Pickles: [On the phone] Johnathan, why aren't you answering the phone? I need you to divert a tropical storm!
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Crazy Credits

Aside from the Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and Klasky-Csupo logos, there are no opening credits beyond the title. See more »


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The Rugrats Theme
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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 (London, England) – 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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