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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.


John Eng, Norton Virgien


Kate Boutilier, Monica Piper (punch-up writer) | 16 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Daily ... Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Nancy Cartwright ... Chuckie Finster (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Phil DeVille / Lil DeVille / Betty DeVille (voice)
Dionne Quan ... Kimi Finster (voice)
Cheryl Chase ... Angelica Pickles (voice)
Tim Curry ... Nigel Thornberry (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Grandpa Lou Pickles (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Charlotte Pickles (voice)
Michael Bell ... Drew Pickles / Charles 'Chaz' Finster, Sr. (voice)
Melanie Chartoff ... Didi Pickles (voice)
Julia Kato ... Kira Finster (voice)
Phil Proctor ... Howard DeVille (voice)
Jack Riley ... Stu Pickles (voice)
Tara Strong ... Dil Pickles (voice)
Cree Summer ... Susie Carmichael (voice)


The Rugrats and family become stranded on an island, and Stu Pickles (Jack Riley) is blamed. The kids wander off into the jungle, and Spike (Bruce Willis) loses his sense of smell due to sneezing. This becomes a problem when a clouded leopard named Siri (Chrissie Hynde) 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 Thornberry (Tim Curry), 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This is the only Rugrats movie to earn a PG rating. The other two were rated G. See more »


When Donnie Thornberry is being chased, he has Chuckie's sneakers on, but they disappear and reappear in subsequent shots.. See more »


Eliza: What happened?
Debbie Thornberry: I was taking care of this island princess and...
Eliza: What's she doing in the bathysphere?
Debbie Thornberry: [scoffs] I didn't say I was taking care of her *well*.
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the end credits, additional photos from the cruise are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

TV versions of the movie remove the flashing numbers for the scratch and sniff cards that were included in the theatrical and home release versions. See more »


Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »


Changing Faces
by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily) and Greg De Belles
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily)
Courtesy of E.G. Daily Productions
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A solid, colourful, amusing and enjoyable family film
4 January 2007 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Drew offers to take his family and friends on a paradise cruise and everyone is excited. However when it transpires that his "cruise ship" is a tiny fishing boat nobody is that impressed but go along anyway. A perfect storm sees them cast adrift on an uninhabited island. While the adults come to terms with never making it off the island alive the babies are pumped about the whole thing, with Tommy convinced that he can find his idol, Nigel Thornberry somewhere in the rain forest.

Having found the other two Rugrats movies to be reasonably colourful and fun I decided to give this franchise amalgamation a try despite my low expectations. The film does deliver what you expect though and will be loved by fans of both series. The plot is nonsense of course but it gets the two series together well and provides enough story to keep it going with nary a dull moment. Although it is no Pixar, the film does have a lot more adult references than the first two films put together and they did enough to keep me interested. It also helped that the baby humour is minimised and replaced with just solid family humour.

The animation is colourful and warm and flows really well – not the most imaginative stuff but perfect for a family audience. The regular voice cast are all as good as normal in the forms of Curry, Daily, Cartwright and others. Meanwhile the additions of Bruce Willis and Chrissie Hynde are both amusing. Overall then a solid and enjoyable family film – colourful and amusing and worth a look if you are seeking out something to distract a family audience.

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rugrats Movie III See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,556,869, 15 June 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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