Sunday, September 20, 2020

Nickelodeon's New 'Rugrats' Series to Be Animated Using CGI

Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica and Susie may look a little different in the upcoming Rugrats revival!

Nickelodeon's upcoming Rugrats is being animated using CG-animation! The news was revealed by Laura Hohman is a CG Supervisor at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California, who is currently working on the network's reboot of the iconic series during an interview The Rookies.

The news is not too surprising: when Nickelodeon first announced that they were reviving the beloved series for a new generation of fans, the series was announced along with a planned CGI/live action hybrid theatrical movie from Paramount Players, which would of seen the babies reimagined in CGI along with live-action actors. However, the film has been shelved for the time being. Additionally, Nickelodeon Animation has been advertising job vacancies for CGI artists for the new Rugrats reboot on their jobs board.

It's currently unknown whether Tommy, Chuckie and the Rugrats gang will be 3D characters in the new Rugrats series, or whether the series will still be 2D, just animated using CGI.

Rugrats focuses on a group of toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles, and their day-to-day lives that became adventures in their imaginations. The original Rugrats Nicktoon series launched in August of 1991 as one of the original Nicktoons and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products, three hit theatrical releases, various video games and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years, and also spawned three spin-off series, All Grown Up!, Angelica and Susie's School Daze and Rugrats: Tales from the Crib. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nickelodeon is slated to premiere their Rugrats revival during 2021, with most of the surviving original voice actors expected to reprise their respective roles. However, Dil Pickles, Tommy's younger brother who was introduced in The Rugrats Movie, is not expected to feature in the series until season two.

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Originally published: Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Additional source: @ZeeEllToons95.

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