Rugrats Revival adds Tony Hale, Natalie Morales, and more to the cast
Paramount + has announced the new members of the screen reader for their upcoming CG animation Rugrats Revival based on the classic Nickelodeon 90s children’s series of the same name. Tony Hale (Toy Story 4), Natalie Morales (BoJack rider), Nicole Byer (Snoopy in space), Anna Chlumsky (my girl), Ashley Rae Spillers (Vice President), Tommy Dewey, Timothy Simons, Omar Miller, and Michael McKean were tapped to give voice to the toddler’s parents.
“This incredibly talented group of actors offers a fresh and very funny take on these iconic roles, combining humor and heart to bring the characters to life in whole new ways.” Liz Paulson, Senior Vice President Talent and Casting at Nickelodeon, said in a statement (via TheWrap).
Spillers and Dewey will express Tommy’s parents with Hale and McKlean to speak to Chuckie’s father and Grandpa Lou Pickcles, respectively. Meanwhile, Morales is voicing the role of Phil’s and Lil’s mother. Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons as Angelica’s parents; and Nicole Byer and Omar Miller as Susie’s parents.
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The Rugrats The revival was officially confirmed last month and is currently set to debut in spring 2021. The new cast members will join the original lead vocals for the kids, including EG Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer and Kath Soucie as they repeat the roles of Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael, Phil and Lil DeVille .
The CG animated series is produced by Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier along with Dave Pressler and Casey Leonard. Rachel Lipman is also the producer and Kellie Smith is the line producer.
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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 a film trilogy as well as a sequel called All grown up! that showed the toddlers in their teens.