The Rugrats Movie

Check out our review of The Rugrats Movie - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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The Rugrats Movie

Starring: Voices by EG Daily, Christine Cavanaugh. (U)

Release date: 1998

3 out of 5


Those loveable (or, in the case of bullying Angelica, thoroughly unlikeable) animated babies get their own feature-length cartoon as little Tommy (Daily) takes his friends on all sorts of adventures following the birth of his little baby brother Dill.
There are some surprisingly scary notions here for a film aimed at tots (the babies are separated from their parents and have to find their way home), but then they’ve probably seen Jurassic Park on TV, so this will seem positively tame. The cool soundtrack (Lenny Kravitz, Beck, Lisa Loeb) is more likely to be appreciated by grown-ups watching, but this is nonetheless perfect fare for junior fans of the hugely successful TV series. Two more-of-the-same sequels, Rugrats in Paris (2000) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003), which teamed the toddlers with the Wild Thornberrys, followed. 

Is The Rugrats Movie suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

As mentioned above, younger viewers may be scared by the idea of the babies being apart from their parents.

If you like this, why not try: The Wild Thornberrys Movie, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Curious George, Doug's 1st Movie,