Rugrats

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Rugrats
Genre Children's television series
Created by Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain
Voices of E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Philip Proctor
Joe Alaskey
Julia Kato
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 12
No. of episodes 172 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run August 11, 1991 - April 13, 1995 ; 6 December, 1996 – 1 August, 2004
Chronology
Followed by All Grown Up!
(2003-2008)
Other websites
Official website

Rugrats is an American animated television programme created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series originally aired from August 11, 1991 to 22 May, 1994 as Nickelodeon only commissioned 65 episodes for the show (With a holdover episode "Passover" airing on 13, April 1995) but the show was so successful in ratings for it's reruns that it began a new run that lasted from 6 December, 1996 through August 1, 2004. The show centers around four babies and the life and times of adventures through their eyes. It was the first Nicktoon and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.

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The series main character is a one-year-old bald 0-2 year old baby and toddler named Tommy Pickles (who was a wearing a white sheep costume and was a doll wearing a sheep costume) (who was a filmmaker since he was a baby and toddler). His group of playmates — several other infants and toddlers - are the other characers. Chuckie Finster (2-3 years old) is Tommy's cowardly best friend. He has red hair and wears glasses. The twins in Angelica's gang are Phil (Tommy's cowardly, spoiled and selfish bratty former adorable best friend and b*tch who's overbearing and stupid) and Lil DeVille. They love digging for and eating insects and earthworms. Tommy and Phil and Lil (that Tommy's older than) (0-2 years old) appeared in the pilot (season 0 (pre-1)), episode 0 (recorded in 1989, produced/like released in 1989-1990 and released in 2001). Spike Pickles is Tommy's other best friend who is the Pickles family's probably almost cat-like dog.

Tommy's baby brother and other best friend is Dil (born in August 31, 1991) who was born in The Rugrats Movie. Angelica Pickles is Tommy's spoiled, selfish older cousin. She is the main antagonist of the program. Kimi is Chuckie's playful stepsister. She was introduced in Rugrats in Paris. Susie Carmichael is Angelica's schoolmate and best friend. She is kindhearted and is better liked by the infants.

The other characters shown in Rugrats include the babies' parents. The parents are easily distracted. Sometimes, everybody gets easily distracted, you know? This lets the children get away and explore. The Pickles family dog, Spike, played important roles in some episodes.

In the pilot, Phil was Tommy's best friend.

Angelica (voiced by Cheryl Chase) and Prudence (voiced by Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson Duhamel) are bullies of Tommy, his parents, Chuckie, Phil and Lil, Dil, Susie, Harold, Angelica's parents and Spike.

It was the Indiana Jones parody on Rugrats: The Movie (Rugrats the Movie) (1998).

Kimi first appeared in Rugrats: The Movie 2: Rugrats in Paris (Rugrats the Movie 2: In Paris) (2000).

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Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Association Award Category Nominee Result
1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Won
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation 'A Rugrats Passover' Nominated
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category 'I Remember Melville' Nominated
CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voiceover Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica Nominated
CableAce Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series Episode 'Mother's Day' Won
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won[1]
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Episode: Mothers Day Special Nominated
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming 'The Turkey That Came to Dinner' Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won[2]
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Episode 'Autumn Leaves' Won
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Episode 'Naked Tommy' Won
Kids Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won
Cable Guide Favorite Cartoon Nominated
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Television Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
Jewish Image Awards Outstanding Achievement Won
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Cynthia Comes Alive' Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Special: All Growed Up Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
BMI Cable Award Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Babies in Toyland' Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
BMI Cable Award Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

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