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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.

Directors:

John Eng, Norton Virgien

Writers:

Kate Boutilier, Monica Piper (punch-up writer) | 16 more credits »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tommy: It's Nigel Strawberry!
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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 »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Jungle Out Here
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Lyric by Mark Mothersbaugh and Hal Waite
Produced by Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale (as Robert Casale)
Performed by Cree Summer, Nancy Cartwright, Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily), Tara Strong, Kath Soucie and Dionne Quan
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Forgettable, confusing, with few laughs
16 June 2003 | by cs100See all my reviews

I saw this film with my daughter (6 years old) and her friend (7), none of whom are Rugrats fans, mostly because they consider the Rugrat's humor to be too immature and inappropriate. My daughter and I did, however, mostly enjoy last year's The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

The plot is a literal and figurative shipwreck. The Rugrats and their parents end up on an uninhabited island somewhere in the Pacific, on which the Thornberrys happen to be. Various groups and individuals splinter off in search of others. By the time Nigel Thornberry gets knocked on the head and reverts to the mental age of a 3 year-old, I had lost track of who was looking for whom and why. How a kid is supposed to follow all these machinations is beyond me.

The sheer number of characters and the randomness with which they run into each other prevent any sort of character depth from being explored. For example, in The Wild Thornberrys Movie, considerable attention was given to Darwin the monkey, who is one of the more interesting characters in this entire assembly (Darwin is smart and makes very insightful observations of human behavior, but he can only communicate with one person, Eliza - to everyone else, he is a dumb monkey). However, here he has what could be characterized as a cameo appearance at best. So, unless you are already familiar with all the characters, and don't expect much in terms of character development, you'll be disappointed.

I think there was a moral to the story (something about leadership and redemption), but I was nodding off by the end of the movie, having lost track of the plot. The audience I saw the film with was mostly subdued, with only a few audible laughs. My daughter and her friend said they liked the movie, but they like every movie I take them to, as long as I buy them popcorn. They did not talk about the movie at all the rest of the weekend. On the way home, we listened to the Lilo & Stitch soundtrack, which has much better songs than the few musical numbers in this movie.

I'm not giving this movie the worst rating, because it might be enjoyable for a few Rugrat fans. And the Rugrats' potty humor is not as bad as it could have been, although there are diaper jokes, bird droppings, and Spike the dog raises his leg a few times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rugrats Movie III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,556,869, 15 June 2003

Gross USA:

$39,402,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,250,496
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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