With less than two weeks left to go before the new Rugrats series makes its debut on May 27, Paramount+ has released two new shorts for the streamer’s upcoming CG-animated revival of the classic ’90s Nickelodeon cartoon. The animated shorts center around Tommy Pickles, with the first one titled “Tommy’s Ball,” recreating a scene from the original series’ first season where Angelica picks on Tommy by kicking his ball over the fence. Meanwhile, the second one titled “Night Howl,” features Tommy and his dog Spike as they go check out the full moon.
Check out the first animated Rugrats revival short below!
The streamer is expected to release two more Rugrats revival shorts titled “The Slide,” and “The Lamp,” which are both modern reimaginings of classic scenes from the original cartoon, but are set to feature new endings. All Rugrats shorts will be available for streaming on Paramount+ and the streamer’s YouTube channel, starting on May 28, a day after the upcoming revival makes its debut.
Based on the classic Nickelodeon 90s children’s series of the same name, the Rugrats revival will see the return of the original main voice cast for the children, E.G. Daily as Tommy Pickles, Nancy Cartwright as Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael, and Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil.
Joining them are new cast members who are voicing the parents, including Tony Hale as Chuckie’s father Chas, Natalie Morales as Phil & Lil’s mother Betty, Nicole Byer as Susie’s mother Lucy, Anna Chlumsky as Angelica’s mother Charlotte, Ashley Rae Spillers as Tommy’s mother Didi, Tom Dewey as Tommy’s father Stu, Timothy Simons as Angelica’s father Drew, Omar Miller as Susie’s father Randy, and Michael McKean as Grandpa Lou Pickles.
The CG-animated series is executive produced by Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier, along with Dave Pressler and Casey Leonard. Rachel Lipman is also serving as a producer, with Kellie Smith set as a line producer.
The original Rugrats was created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. It debuted 30 years ago in 1991 and was in production for nine seasons. Due to its popularity, it spawned off a film trilogy as well as a sequel series titled All Grown Up!, which featured the toddlers in their teens.
Check out the second animated Rugrats revival short below: