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Published July 31st 2012
The Rugrats Movie
The Rugrats Movie is a feature length animated film, based on the original Rugrats television series of the 1990s and was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and was the first ever Nickelodeon movie, which has paved the way for many more.
This film carries on from the television series, after Didi, the mother of the main character of Tommy, becomes pregnant, with what she thinks is a girl and ends up giving birth to a beautiful baby boy, who is named Dil.
Tommy and his friends don't get along with Dil at first and after having to deal with long sleepless nights of crying, being bopped on the head with rattles, drool drenched toys and stinky poopy diapers, they decide to send baby Dil away.
When the babies end up accidentally driving away in Tommy and Dil's dad Stu's latest invention, The Reptar Wagon, their cousin Angelica realises they have her Cynthia doll and takes Spike the dog to track them down, and unlike in the television series, their parents actually work out that they've lost them.
The kids find themselves in the forest, where the adventure really begins, as they play games with run away circus monkeys, get chased by a giant hungry wolf and realise how important baby Dil is to them.
The Rugrats Movie is a film is extremely melancholy in places and is just made for the entire family to enjoy. It has a great soundtrack and features one of the best homages to Raiders Of The Lost Ark I have seen in a kid's movie and be sure to watch till the end of the credits, for an extra surprise.
The Rugrats Movie is rated G for general guidance and was originally released on both VHS and DVD in 2001.