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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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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 »


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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)

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$294,380 (Brazil) (23 January 2004)

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$294,380 (Brazil) (23 January 2004)
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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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When the boat sinks, Charlotte tears the bottom half of her dress to stop the hole. When they get on the island, it is not torn anymore. See more »

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Tommy: It's Nigel Strawberry!
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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 »

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References Polyester (1981) See more »

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Should I Stay or Should I Go
by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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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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