Reanimated ‘Rugrats’

Streamer Paramount+, formerly CBS All Access, premieres the first tranche of episodes for its reimagined Rugrats show tomorrow, May 27.   

Additional episodes will debut at a yet-to-be-determined date. After the entire season has run on Paramount+,  it will then air on Nickelodeon.

The original babies – and returning voice cast –  kick things off in the one-hour first episode, “Second Time Around.” Tommy Pickles (E.G. Daily) rallies the infant gang to help Chuckie Finster (Nancy Cartwright) after his attempt to be brave goes horribly wrong. This adventure includes dinosaurs.

Also returning are Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille).

They are joined by many new and notable voices: Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales, (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles).

The new iteration of Rugrats is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

The original series (1991-2006), which aired on Nickelodeon for 178 episodes over nine seasons, was created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain.

You can stream the first nine seasons on Paramount + and Hulu. You can buy individual episodes for $1.99 from Google Play or other providers.

There was also a sequel series, All Grown Up!, (2003-2008), with the babies as adolescents. It ran for 55 episodes over five seasons on Nickelodeon, and can now be streamed on Paramount+ — or bought by the episode for $1.99 each from Amazon or other providers.

Paramount + has several subscription options, all of which come with a free trial:

  • Ad-supported, $5.99/month
  • Ad-supported, $59.99/year
  • Almost ad-free, $9.99/month
  • Almost ad-free, $99.99/year

You can get the first month free if you sign up with the code “Spring” by Saturday, May 29.

The service also offers a 25% discount to students.

Later this year, Paramount + plans to replace its current ad-supported plan with a new option that does not include live access to local CBS stations. Live access will only be available via the ad-free plan.This change will not affect current subscribers.

(Top image source: YouTube video)

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