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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

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Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and newborn baby Dil get lost in the forest.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Daily ... Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Christine Cavanaugh ... Chuckie Finster (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Philip Deville / Lillian Deville / Betty Deville (voice)
Melanie Chartoff ... Didi Pickles / Minka (voice)
Phil Proctor ... Howard DeVille / Igor (voice)
Cree Summer ... Susie Carmichael (voice)
Mary Gross ... Woman Guest (voice)
Kevin McBride Kevin McBride ... Male Guest (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Aunt Miriam (voice)
Michael Bell ... Chas Finster / Grandpa Boris / Drew Pickles (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Charlotte Pickles (voice)
Jack Riley ... Stu Pickles (voice)
Busta Rhymes ... Reptar Wagon (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Grandpa Lou Pickles (voice)
Cheryl Chase ... Angelica Pickles (voice)
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Storyline

Tommy faces responsiblity when Dil, his new baby brother is born. As with all newborns, the child becomes a bane to Tommy and the rest of his gang. Even Phil and Lil don't like them. So they decide to return Dil to where he came from, the hospital. But they get lost along the way, REALLY lost, and get into even more trouble with a circus. Can they find their way home and can Tommy and Dil just get along? Written by Quentin R.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ipanat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,321,470, 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$100,494,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,894,675
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Dolby | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Nickelodeon's first animated theatrical release. See more »

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On the plane, we see the goat inside the crate. There is no way it would have made it onto the plane, as the X-Ray scanners at Airport Security would have detected it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chuckie Finster: This place gives me the juice bumps.
Phil: Maybe we should go back.
Lil: Very back!
Tommy Pickles: No! We can't go back now, you guys! Okey-Dokey Jones never goes back!
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In the Special Edition version that airs exclusively on CBS, there are some new scenes. Among them; are a new song and a scene where the monkeys take over the train. See more »


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Dull-A-Bye
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily), Melanie Chartoff, and Jack Riley
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A decent film, but it has flaws.
4 June 2011 | by CartoonKing2See all my reviews

Taking place immediately after the "Rugrats" episode "The Family Tree" where Didi finds out she's pregnant. "The Rugrats Movie" is when Tommy's new sibling is finally born. The Rugrats are very excited about Tommy's new sister, but when the baby is finally born, it's a boy. Baby Dil practically does nothing, but cry, scream, and poop. Tommy thinks he can take him back to the hospital in exchange for a new baby brother, but soon they all get lost in the woods. This is their first time in actual danger, not just their imaginations.

This is certainly not the best story for a movie, but it is okay. Baby Dil, however is very annoying. More-so in the later episodes of the show than this movie, because he constantly interrupts their adventures and makes every episode about baby-sitting Dil.

While "The Rugrats Movie" is a decent film, it has flaws.

  • It's starts the downfall of a once great cartoon show.


  • Like in "Pokémon: The First Movie" this film tries a little bit too hard to be darker and more dramatic than the TV show it's based on.


  • There are WAY too many jokes about poop, pee and other such gross things. I'm fine with crude humor when it's in small doses (like on "Rocko's Modern Life"), or when it's actually made funny (like on "The Ren & Stimpy Show"). But this movie (and the later episodes of the show) just over-do it.


There are good things too though.

  • I loved the opening sequence of the film.


  • The animation is great, and perfect for the big screen.


  • The voice acting is top-notch.


  • Some parts were really funny. Like when they spoofed "Indiana Jones".


Overall this is a decent and mildly entertaining film. But it's certainly not one of the greatest animated movies ever. There are better movies of animated TV shows ("The Simpsons Movie"; "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"; "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm"), but there are also worse ones ("Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Colon Film for Theaters"; "Pokémon: The First Movie"). Funny, nicely animated, good voice acting, but a little bit too much potty jokes, and it added a horrible character to a great TV show.

Rating: 6/10 "Decent"


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