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Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul
Starring: E.G. Daily as Thomas 'Tommy' Pickles
Christine Cavanaugh as Charles 'Chuckie' Finster, Jr.
Kath Soucie as Phillip 'Phil' Deville/Lillian 'Lil' DeVille/
Elizabeth 'Betty' DeVille
Cheryl Chase as Angelica C. Pickles
Tara Strong as Dylan Prescott 'Dil' Pickles (1998-2004)
Cree Summer as Susan 'Susie' Carmichael (1992-2004)
Dionne Quann as Kimi Wanatabe-Finster (2001-2004)
Jack Riley as Stuart 'Stu' Pickles
Melanie Chartoff as Diane 'Didi' Kerpacketer-Pickles
Michael Bell as Andrew 'Drew' Pickles/Charles
'Chaz' Finster, Sr.
Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles (1992-2004)
Phil Proctor as Howard 'Howie' DeVille
David Doyle as Louis 'Grandpa' Pickles (1991-1998)
Joe Alaskey as Louis 'Grandpa' Pickles (1998-2004)
Nancy Cartwright as Charles 'Chuckie' Finster, Jr.
Number of episodes: 173
Original run: 11 August 1991 - 9 September 2005 (Nickelodeon's longest running show with a record 14 year span)
Original network: Nickelodeon
Status: Cancelled/Ended. As of 2006, reruns are still aired by Nickelodeon networks around the world.
| About the show
Nickelodeon's most popular show is about a group of toddlers, originally composed of one-year old Tommy Pickles, two-year-old Chuckie Finster, one and a half- year-old twins Phil and Lil DeVille and three-year-old Angelica Pickles, who is also Tommy's cousin.
The series follows their adventures through a child's point of view.
Rugrats was inspired by Klasky and Csupo's (formerly husband and wife) then infant children.
The show debuted in 1991 as one of the original three Nicktoons along with Doug and Ren and Stimpy. It originally run from 1991 until 1994, but after a increasing popularity in ratings when shown in reruns, Rugrats re-entered in production in 1996.
The show led to 3 movies: The Rugrats Movie in 1998, that introduced Tommy's baby brother Dil Pickles, that appeared on the show the following season.
It reached #1 at the box office the weekend of its release and became the first non-Disney animated movie to gross $100 million in the US and Canada ($141 million worldwide).
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is a sequel to the 1998 film, released in November of 2000. It introduced other new characters that would later appear on the show. Chaz Finster, Chuckie's father, meets and marries Kira Watanabe. She's also Kimi Watanabe's mother, who the babies meet earlier in the movie.
A third movie, Rugrats Go Wild! was released in 2003. It is a crossover with The Wild Thornberrys.
2001, the show celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a one-hour
special episode called All Growed Up about what
would be like 10 years older. It became the highest rated
episode in Nicklodeon's history, therefore Nick commissioned a full
series, the spin-off show All Grown Up! which started its
regular run in
Two other spin-offs, Angelica and Susie's Pre-school Daze and The Carmichaels were also planned.
Rugrats - Decade In Diapers at Amazon.com
The Rugrats: All Growed Up
On June 28, 2001, the Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Creators Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo and the voice cast of the show attended the traditional ceremony. The star is located outside of the Hollywood Toys and Costume shop, near Cherokee, at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard.
Being another show of my childhood back in the early 90's (and my not so childhood after years went by), I can still find the time to watch Rugrats reruns on Nick every time I see they are on. The show is so fun and charming that it's hard not to fall in love with the characters when you see them. Rugrats is probably Nickelodeon's best animated show.
|Awards and Nominations|
Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation" 1995
|BMI Film & TV Awards||Won BMI Cable Award 2002, 2003|
|Casting Society of America, USA||Nominated for "Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television" 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003|
|Daytime Emmy Awards||Won
for "Outstanding Children's Animated Program" 1994, 2003
Nominated for "Outstanding Children's Animated Program" 2004
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Nominated for "Outstanding Animated
(For Programming One
Hour or Less)" 1997
Nominated for "Outstanding Children's Program" 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
|Genesis Awards||Won for "Television - Children's Programming" 1999|
|Humanitas Prize||Won for "Children's Animation Category" 1999|
|Kids' Choice Awards, USA||Won for "Favourite Cartoon" 1996,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Nominated for "Favourite Cartoon" 2002, 2003
|TV Guide Awards||Nominated for "Favorite Children's Show" 1999
Won for "Favorite Children's Show" 2000
|Television Critics Association Awards||Nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming" 2001|
|Walk of Fame||Star on the Walk of Fame for Television "The Rugrats"|
|World Animation Celebration||Won for "Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series" 1997|
|Young Artists Awards||Nominated for "Best Performance in a Voiceover - Young Artist"|