The first trailer for the new CGI version of Rugrats has been released, and it takes some getting used to.
Rugrats was a comical and heartwarming TV show that followed the lives and imaginations of babies, revealing the world from their point of view.
The programme ran for nine seasons – from 1991 to 2004 – and was so popular that it generated three movies and a spin-off series called All Grown Up.
This new series is a modern reworking of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon, which will land on Paramount+ on May 27.
Fans will be happy to know that the reboot sees voice actors EG Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil) return to reprise their roles.
Nickelodeon Animation Studio said the revival will follow the toddlers as ‘they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.’
Sure enough, the first trailer for the show sees the babies entering a ‘magical cave of fun stuff’ inside a video game featuring a huge ‘dog monster’.
Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, said: ‘Rugrats is one of the most iconic cartoons recognised by fans around the globe, and this original version is one we are taking great care and pride in creating for a brand new audience.
‘Having the voice cast behind these special characters come together is one of the essential pieces to making the show recognisable and we can’t wait to watch this talented group bring them to life again.’
News of the revival has left fans a little divided. Some are loving the look of the reboot while others wish the original had been left well alone.
‘So the new animated #Rugrats reboot looks pretty neat!’ one person said.
Another posted: ‘I can safely say I’m hype!’
However, others aren’t too convinced, with one saying: ‘Rugrats’ original artstyle is iconic, beautifully textured and oozes motion and personality even when standing still. How did we get here?’
Another asked: ‘You had me until “updated animation style” you couldn’t just do a higher quality cartoon? You had to make it look like fricken jimmy neutron?!’
The Rugrats reboot is slated to arrive on Paramount+ on May 27.
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