Released in 1998, The Rugrats Movie was significant for a number of reasons. As the film approaches its 20th anniversary next year, it seems as good a time as any to look back on this great film. Here's everything you need to know about The Rugrats Movie:
9. It Almost Didn't Happen
#Rugrats was originally supposed to end with its third season. After the huge success of the Passover and Chanukah specials, #Nickelodeon changed their minds, commissioning two more seasons and the movie.
8. The Main Voice Cast Had To Re-Audition For The Movie
They all retained their roles.
7. The Film Introduces Tommy's Baby Brother, Dil Pickles
Dil was voiced by well-known voice actress Tara Strong. Strong voiced recurring character Timmy McNulty in earlier Rugrats episodes.
6. The Supporting Cast Is Packed With Big Names.
Forest Rangers Frank and Margaret are voiced by David Spade and Whoopi Goldberg, while rapper Busta Rhymes gave voice to the Reptar Wagon.
5. Tim Curry Voiced Annoying Reporter Rex Pester
Curry later voiced his The Wild Thornberries character, Nigel Thornberry, in the crossover movie Rugrats Go Wild.
4. E.G. Daily Named The Scene Of Tommy And Dil Alone In The Forest As Her Favorite To Record
It was also Christine Cavanaugh's (Chuckie) favorite scene in the movie.
3. 'The Rugrats Movie' Was The First Animated Film Produced By Nickelodeon Pictures
The studio was previously responsible for the live-action films Good Burger and Harriet The Spy.
2. It Became The First Non-Disney Animated Film To Gross Over One Hundred Million At The Box Office.
This effort was surpassed a month later by the DreamWorks feature The Prince Of Egypt, which earned over $200 million.
1. The Success Of 'The Rugrats Movie' Lead To Two Sequels, 'Rugrats In Paris' And 'Rugrats Go Wild'
While both films were successful, neither matched the box office numbers of the original.