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Rugrats Go Wild

2003 American film

Rugrats Go Wild is a 2003 American children's film[3] based on the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[6] It is the third and final installment in the Rugrats film series as well as the second and last film in The Wild Thornberrys series. Christine Cavanaugh, the original voice of Chuckie Finster, was replaced by Nancy Cartwright.[7][8] The film was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo and released in theaters on June 13, 2003, by Paramount Pictures. It was the least successful film in the Rugrats series, grossing only $55.4 million worldwide[5] and receiving mixed to negative reviews.

The film used "Odorama," which allowed people to smell odors and aromas from the film using scratch and sniff cards (reminiscent of 1960s Smell-O-Vision).


The Rugrats go on an adventure through the safari. Tommy impersonates Nigel Thornberry, who is his role model and spoofs his nature show. The babies' broadcast is cut short when they come across a tiger and then a crocodile, both of which threaten them. Just as they begin sinking in quicksand and are nearly attacked, this is revealed as only imagination; the babies and their families are about to go on vacation on the Lipschitz cruise ship.

When the families arrive at the dock, they miss the Lipschitz cruise. Tommy's father, Stu, has rented a ramshackle boat called the S.S. Nancy which he reveals to be their real mode of transportation, and their real vacation. The families are angered that Stu did not consult them on his plans, and soon the boat is flipped over by a rogue wave during a tropical storm. Everyone is forced to abandon the ship and board a life raft as the ship sinks. Everyone blames Stu for causing all of this and lose hope of being saved. Things start looking up when Angelica sings about having hope on her karaoke machine (which resembles a toy piano) she brought, until Spike's tail accidentally knocks both her Cynthia doll and karaoke machine into the ocean.

The next morning, they arrive on a small, seemingly uninhabited island (possibly in Polynesia) and Angelica finds her Cynthia doll on the beach. The adults argue about who should be the leader. When it gets out of hand, Betty suggests a test: she draws a circle around the fighting adults and tells everyone to step out of the circle, saying that it is the bad circle. They all step out and say that they all feel better, except Stu, and make Betty the leader after Didi forbids him from volunteering, much to his chagrin.

On the opposite side of the island is the famous globe-trotting family the Thornberrys (out to film a clouded leopard). Tommy, Chuckie, and the rest of the kids, except for Angelica, set off to find them, for they suspect they are somewhere on the island. Along the way, Chuckie gets lost and runs into the Thornberry's child Donnie, who steals Chuckie's clothes, forcing Chuckie to wear Donnie's shorts. He laments on looking like a "wild boy".

Meanwhile, Eliza, the gifted Thornberry, is exploring about the jungle with Darwin, her chimpanzee companion and runs into Spike, the Pickles' dog. Since Eliza can talk to animals, Spike (now voiced by Bruce Willis) talks for the first time (although he spoke in Chuckie's dream sequence in the episode "In the Dreamtime"); he informs her that his babies are lost somewhere on the island. Under the impression that Spike means he is looking for puppies, Eliza (and a reluctant Darwin) agree to help him find them. Following a close encounter with Siri, an angry clouded leopard whom Spike believes to be just a regular domestic cat, they learn that he meant the human babies.

Simultaneously, Eliza's father, Nigel, finds the lost babies. He heads in their direction but ends up tumbling down a hill and suffers amnesia after a coconut falls on his head. They encounter Siri, but Donnie fends her off. Then Chuckie finds him and they get back their clothes. After escaping from Siri on a high-speed pram, the gang lands in a crater. Angelica (going by "Angelitiki, the Island Princess") runs into Debbie, the teenage Thornberry, and takes off with Debbie in the Thornberry's all-purpose mobile communication vehicle (commvee). In order to get back faster, Angelica steals the Thornberry's bathysphere, accidentally sinking the commvee in her attempt to pilot it. She finds and retrieves the babies and Nigel.

Meanwhile, Stu, who has managed to create a working coconut radio, and the other parents run into Donnie, who is still wearing Chuckie's shoes. After chasing him down the beach, they run into Marianne Thornberry, the mother of Eliza and Debbie and the wife of Nigel.

Stu's coconut radio picks up the babies, Angelica having accidentally turned on the bathysphere's radio. Angelica and Susie, while fighting for control, have crashed bathysphere at the bottom of the ocean. Nigel hits his head in the crash and regains his memories.

With the other parents' help, Marianne then raises the commvee and uses the automatic-retrieval system to rescue Nigel and the babies just as the air runs out. They are reunited with their families and forgive Stu, and everyone finally gets on board the Lipschitz cruise. The Thornberrys join them too, deciding that they should take a vacation, much to Debbie's delight. Spike vows never to lose his babies again.


Main articles: List of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys characters

Main characters from Rugrats[edit]

Supporting and guest characters from Rugrats[edit]

The Wild Thornberrys[edit]

One-shot characters[edit]


Rugrats Go Wild was originally made by Klasky Csupo's television unit (directed by Mark Risley and written by Kate Boutilier), but after screenings, Paramount decided it should be shelved and remade into a feature film.

Among the biggest hype this movie received was Bruce Willis voicing Spike, and the use of "Odorama" cards to enhance the viewing experience, Burger King and Blockbuster released a scratch and sniff piece of cardboard that was to be scratched and sniffed during the run of the movie.

There were many complaints, that the only thing that the "Odorama" cards smelled like was cardboard. The Odorama card was somewhat of an homage to John Waters' (decidedly adult-oriented) film Polyester. Despite the homage, Waters felt he was ripped off and realized that New Line Cinema, the studio that released Polyester, didn't renew the copyright for Odorama. He later said that "a cheque would have been an homage".[9]

"Odorama" cards would later be released with the DVD release of the movie. Early trailers for the film give the title The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys.


During its initial theatrical run, Rugrats Go Wild was presented in "Smell-O-Vision". During certain scenes in the movie, an icon would pop up on screen with an item inside of it (example: a smelly shoe). When this happened, audience members would smell a scratch-and-sniff card (which were handed out at the box office) with the corresponding image.


Rugrats Go Wild is the only Rugrats film to receive a PG rating by the MPAA.[10]

Home media[edit]

Rugrats Go Wild was released on VHS and DVD on December 16, 2003. Most VHS copies included a "Smell-O-Vision" scratch-and-sniff card, as did most initial run DVDs. Later copies of the DVD did not include additional cards, but did retain the option to view the film with the scratch-and-sniff icons on. The film is also available as a part of the Rugrats 3-disc set of all three films, as well as a double feature 2-disc set that also included The Rugrats Movie. The film was re-released on DVD on August 29, 2017.


Box office[edit]

The film grossed $39.4 million domestically and $55.4 million worldwide against a production budget of $25 million. The film earned less than each of the other two Rugrats films. The film opened at #4 with Finding Nemo at the #1 spot.[5]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 39% based on 89 reviews, with an average rating of 5.02/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "The Rugrats franchise has gone from fresh to formulaic."[1]Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 38 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[11] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.[12]

Neil Smith at the BBC gave the film 2 out of 5.[13]Film4 said the film wasn't that as bad as other reviews suggested but "it just doesn't hold a candle to 2002's charming and superior The Wild Thornberrys Movie".[14]


An original soundtrack was released on June 10, 2003, from Hollywood Records.[16]

The following is a list of songs that appear on the Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ab"Rugrats Go Wild". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  2. ^ ab"Detail view of Movies Page". Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  3. ^ abcd"Rugrats Go Wild (2003)". AllMovie. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
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  5. ^ abcd"Rugrats Go Wild". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  6. ^Lenburg, Jeff (2009). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons (3rd ed.). New York: Checkmark Books. p. 222. ISBN .
  7. ^Thomas, Kevin (June 13, 2003). "Rugrats go 'Wild' in search of adventure". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  8. ^"Rugrats Go Wild!". DVD Talk. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  9. ^Jeff Garlin's film of John Waters' one man show This Filthy World.
  10. ^Nichols, Peter M. (June 20, 2003). "Diaper-Clad Adventurers Heed the Call of the Wild". New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  11. ^"Rugrats Go Wild Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  12. ^"Find CinemaScore"(Type "Rugrats" in the search box). CinemaScore. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  13. ^"Rugrats Go Wild". BBC. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  14. ^"Rugrats Go Wild". Film Four. Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  15. ^Phares, Heather (June 10, 2003). "Rugrats Go Wild – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  16. ^ ab"Rugrats Go Wild". Rovi Corp. Retrieved July 18, 2013.

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Directed by
Norton Virgien
John Eng

Produced by
Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo

Written by
Kate Boutilier

Executive Producers
Albie Hecht
Julia Pistor
Eryk Casemiro
Hal Waite

Tracy Kramer
Terry Thoren
Patrick Stapleton

Production Designer
Dima Malanitchev

John Bryant
Kimberly Rettberg

Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh

Executive Music Producer
George Acogny

Casting by
Barbara Wright, C.S.A.

Voice Direction by
Charlie Adler

Unit Production Manager
Robin Kay Levine

Sequence DirectorsRick Farmiloe
Michael Girard
Raymie Muzquiz
Toni Vian
Frans Vischer
Additional Sequence DirectorsHoward E. Baker
Jeff McGrath
Stephen Sandoval
Vitaly Shafirov
Greg Tiernan

Digital Production Manager
Jerry Mills

Production Supervisor
Nicholisa Contis

Additional Casting
Paula Kaplan

(in order of appearance)

AndBruce Willis as Spike

Supporting Cast
(in order of appearance)

Dr. LipschitzTony Jay
ToaEthan Phillips
SiriChrissie Hynde
Casting AssociateMaryanne Dacey
Casting CoordinatorScott Malchus


Zhenia DelioussineTom Ellery
Edmund FongDave Fontana
Raul "Ray" IndolosEric Lara
Frank MarinoLuther McLaurin
Panagiotis RappasIgor Veichtaguin
Dave WilliamsPatricia Wong
Storyboard CoordinatorWarner Munroe
Punch-up WritersMonica Piper
David Regal
Paul Greenberg
Vito Viscomi

Based on Rugrats Characters Created by

Original Character Design byArlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Peter Chung

Based on The Wild Thornberrys Characters Created by

Original Character Design byLaslo Nosek
Gena Kornyshey
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Marianna Tankelevich
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Ray Smyth
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Bu Ok Lee

Painting Assistant Technical Directors

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Sunwoo Entertainment USA
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Production ExecutiveJae Y. Moh
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Executive ProducersAlfonso Weinlein
Thad Weinlein
Assistant Picture EditorsVince Gonzales
Catherine M. Johnson
Picture Editorial CoordinatorCari Mossman
Supervising Sound EditorBeth Sterner, M.P.S.E.
Sound Effects EditorsDavid E. Stone, M.P.S.E.
Chuck Michael
Supervising Dialogue EditorCarol Lewis
Dialogue EditorsEliza Pollack Zebert
Tammy Fearing
Supervising Foley EditorWillard J. Overstreet
Foley EditorsEd Callahan, M.P.S.E.
Fred Burke
Assistant Sound EditorsAnne Couk
Roger Fearing
Ethan Holzman
Foley ArtistsSarah Monat
Robin Harlan
Foley MixerRandy K. Singer
ADR MixerBob Baron
ADR CastingBarbara Wright, C.S.A.
Digital Sound Editing byParamount Pictures
Re-Recording MixersPatrick Cyccone, Jr.
Michael Keller, C.A.S.
Dolby Sound ConsultantBryan Pennington
Color TimerJim Passon
Negative Cuttting Services byMary Nelson-Fraser & Associates
Track ReadingGlenwood Editorial
Lip AssignmentCharlie Cooper
Music EditorMichael Baber
Additional Music byKevin Kliesch
OrchestratorsBill Boston
Richard Bronskill
Christopher Guardino
Tom Hiel
James T. Sale
Orchestra Conducted byNick Ingman
Orchestra LeaderMichael Davis
Orchestra Contracted byCool Music Ltd., London
Harmonica Performed byW.B. Willis
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Music Recorded atAbbey Road Studios, London
Music Recorded and Mixed byJohn Kurlander
Additional Music
Recorded and Mixed byRobert Casale
Kamil Rustam
Al Schmitt
Music CoordinatorJoe Fischer
First Assistant AuditorTony Criscione
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Adi Weinberg

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Accounting ExecutiveDouglas Willard
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Jen Lurie
Payroll CoordinatorKaren Barrezueta
AccountantDoug Marshall
Assistant AccountantsPon Charuratna
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Executive for The Buena Vista Music Group
Mitchell Leib

Soundtrack Available on

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"The Rugrats Theme"
  byMark Mothersbaugh

  byCurtis Hudson and Lisa Stevens
  Produced byGeorge Acogny
  Performed byCree Summer

  from Titanic
  byJames Horner

"The Morning After"
  byJoel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha
  Produced byGeorge Acogny
  Performed byCheryl Chase

"Atomic Dog"
  byGeorge Clinton, Jr.,
  Garry M. Shider and David L. Spradley
  Performed byGeorge Clinton
  Courtesy of Capitol Records
  Under License from EMI Special Markets

"It's A Jungle Out Here"
  Music byMark Mothersbaugh
  Lyric by
  Mark Mothersbaugh and Hal Waite
  Produced byMark Mothersbaugh
  and Robert Casale
  Performed by
  Cree Summer, Nancy Cartwright,
  E.G. Daily, Tara Strong, Kath Soucie
  and Dionne Quan

"Ready to Roll"
  byFil Bucchino and Matt Hughes
  Performed by
  Flashlight Brown
  Courtesy of Hollywood Records

"Frustrated Unnoticed"
  byDavid J. Pino
  Performed byDamone
  Courtesy of
  The RCA Records Label

"Lust for Life"
  byIggy Pop and David Bowie
  Produced byGeorge Acogny
  Performed byBruce Willis

"Lizard Love"
  bySteve Tyler, Joe Perry
  and Jeff Lynne
  Performed byAerosmith
  Produced byJack Douglas
  Courtesy of Columbia Records

  Written and Performed by
  E. Teraiamano
  Courtesy of Manuiti/Playasound

"Dresses and Shoes
  (Precious and Few)"
  byWalter Nims
  Produced byGeorge Acogny
  Performed by
  Cheryl Chase

"The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
  (Theme from Gilligan's Island)"
  bySherwood Schwartz and George Wyle

"Island Princess"
  Music byMark Mothersbaugh
  Lyric by
  Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier
  Produced byMark Mothersbaugh
  Performed by
  Cheryl Chase and Cree Summer

"She's on Fire"
  byPat Monahan,
  Scott Michael Underwood,
  Robert Hotchkiss, James Stafford
  and Charles Colin
  Performed byTrain
  Courtesy of Columbia Records
  By Arrangement with
  Sony Music Licensing

"Big Bad Cats"
  byAlex Greggs, Bradley Daymond
  Ralph, Daniel O'Donoghue,
  Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier
  Produced byGeorge Acogny
  Performed by
  Bruce Willis and Chrissie Hynde

"Should I Stay or Should I Go"
  byMick Jones and Joe Strummer
  Performed byThe Clash
  Courtesy of Epic Records/
  Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

"Message In a Bottle"
  Performed byAmerican Hi-Fi
  American Hi-Fi Performed Courtesy of
  Island Records

"Changing Faces"
  byE.G. Daily and Greg De Belles
  Performed byE.G. Daily
  Courtesy of E.G. Daily Productions

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"Rugrats Go Wild" -- Rated "PG"

"...a Polynesian island farce." -- Albie Hecht, Excecutive Producer

(Above: The logo and cast of the film, from © 2003 Viacom.)

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

Early on, since the film was first announced in 2002, there are rumors that the film will have the Rugrats in the jungle. Eventually, the rumors were proven right.

In an interview with TV Guide(which I have yet to verify), it was said that the Rugrats will be stranded on an island in the Philippines. Eliza, who's also on that same island, will meet them by accident. The film will also have a bigger role for Susie, and feature references to "Titanic", "Survivor", "Lord of the Flies", and, of course, "Gilligan's Island".

In January 2003, Simon & Schuster made its summer 2003 catalog available to its clients, which includes almost all the details that the TV Guide article included (even though I still haven't seen that article). In the film, Stu invites the family and friends on a luxury cruise. But, like the S.S. Minnow on Gilligan's Island, the tiny ship was tossed, and they ended up on what they thought was an uncharted, deserted island, with no phones, no lights, no motor cars, not a single luxury -- like Robinson Crusoe, it's primitive as can be. (Sorry, can't resist.) As the grownups try to sort out the problem, the Rugrats break loose, eventually discovering Tommy's TV hero, Nigel Thornberry, whose family is on that island, on assignment. The Rugrats were hoping that Nigel would take their families back to civilisation, but, Nigel accidentally bumps his head, causing him to talk like a baby (not unlike what happened in the Regarding Stuie episode). Furthermore, Spike will lose (at least, temporarily) his sense of smell. Will the Rugrats get back to civilisation? Of course they will, but, of course, getting there's half the fun.

For more complete details of the story, click here. (Warning: Spoilers)

There was 4 books published that are based on the film. For details, and their covers, click here.

World Premiere 6/1/2003

The world premiere for Rugrats Go Wild was held Sunday 6/1/2003 at 3PM PT at the Cinerama Dome Theater in Hollywood, just a short distance from Klasky-Csupo studios (the first 2 Rugrats films debuted at Mann's Chinese Theater, while The Wild Thornberrys Movie debuted in Toronto). Expected to appear at the premiere is Bruce Willis, as well as the regulars from both TV series, and the film's producers. Unrelated celebs expected to appear include Jodie Foster, Eddie Murphy, Michael Chiklis, Larry King, Tony Hawk, Marilu Henner, Blair Underwood, Lorenzo Lamas, and Holly Robinson-Peete. As usual, the premiere is a charity event, benefitting Caring for Children & Families with AIDS, Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services, Hollygrove, and Vista Del Mar, through the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The Soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film, from Hollywood Records(a Walt Disney company), will be available in stores on 6/10/2003. Here's a list of songs that will be featured; songs in pink are written especially for the film.

"Message In A Bottle" -- American Hi-Fi
"Big Bad Cat" -- Bruce Willis and Chrissie Hynde
"She's On Fire" -- Train
"Island Princess" -- Rugrats**
"Lizard Love" -- Aerosmith
"Ready To Roll" -- Flashlight Brown
"The Morning After" (from The Poseidon Adventure) -- Angelica and Susie*
"Atomic Dog" -- George Clinton
"Dresses And Shoes" ("Precious And Few") -- Angelica & Susie*
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" -- The Clash
"Lust For Life" -- Bruce Willis
"Phil's Diapey's Hanging Low" -- Nigel Thornberry and Rugrats***
"It's A Jungle Out Here" -- Rugrats
"Changing Faces" -- E.G. Daily

* -- Sung only by Angelica in film.
** -- Sung only by Angelica & Susie in film.
*** -- Song appears only on soundtrack; not used in film.

Please note that out of the album's 14 tracks, half of these will feature songs "sung" by the Rugrats characters (including songs sung by Bruce Willis & Chrissie Hynde, who will be singing as their characters, instead of themselves).

Of the three films, this film has the most numbers sung by Rugrats characters -- 7 out of 14 tracks. In comparison, The Rugrats Movie had 4 Rugrats numbers out of 13 tracks, while Rugrats In Paris has only one out of 12 to 14 tracks (depending on pressing).

Here are the other songs that appear in the film, but are not on the soundtrack; songs with no artist credited are instrumental versions recorded especually for the film.

"Rugrats Theme"
"Ono" -- E. Teraiamano
"Holiday" -- Cree Summer (as Susie?)
"'Rose' from Titanic"
"Theme from Gilligan's Island"
"Frustrated, Unnoticed" -- Damone*

* -- Was to have been part of soundtrack, but was later removed.

When the soundtrack was first announced in early May 2003, here's what was to have been featured:

"Lizard Love" - Aerosmith
"Message In A Bottle" - American Hi-Fi
"Island In The Sun" - Weezer
"Atomic Dog" - George Clinton
"True To Myself" - Ziggy Marley
"Ready to Roll" - Flashlight Brown
"Big Bad Cat" - Bruce Willis / Chrissie Hynde
"Better Beware" - Lisa Marie Presley
"Frustrated, Unnoticed" - Damone
"Get Loose" - D4
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" - The Clash
"She's On Fire" - Train
"Holiday" - Nobody's Angel

Songs in red were originally to have been part of the soundtrack, but was later removed; it is unclear if they will still be included in the film itself.

See The Posters

In April 2003, theatrical posters for the film became available to theaters showing the film.

The first, teaser poster, shown here at left, features only Spike and the tag line "Wassup Dog?".

The second poster, shown here at right, features the Rugrats at the top of the tree and the Thornberrys at the bottom.

Both posters from the Club Cooltoons Newsletter; © 2003 Viacom.

"Wild" Around The World

International distribution of Rugrats Go Wild will also begin in the summer, but not long after the US release -- the first known country (outside the US, Canada and parts of the Caribbean) to get the film is Britain, where it'll be released Friday, 8/8/2003. This is almost 2 months after its first release in the US. In the past -- for The Rugrats Movie, there was a 4-month gap between US and international release (Britain also); while for Rugrats In Paris, the gap was roughly 3 months (France being the first overseas country, in this case; the gap for Britain was almost 5 months). And we haven't forgotten about The Wild Thornberrys Movie, where there was only a gap of about 1.5 months between the US (12/20/2002) and Britain (2/7/2003).

(Left: A poster for the French version of the film, "Les Razmoket à l'État Sauvage" ("Rugrats In A Wild State"). From Vrak.TV; © 2003 Viacom.)


And in Britain, the film has an identity crisis -- the teaser poster (at left, from eBay) uses the name and logo of The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys, while the second poster (at right), has the Rugrats Go Wild logo and name.

(Both posters from eBay.)

Here are the known release dates so far:

9/4/2003Australia* (Tasmania)
9/18/2003Australia* (Queensland, Victoria)
9/25/2003Australia* (everywhere else)

* -- Nick Australia has given 9/18 as the only release date for Australia.


The Story Behind The Story

The Rugrats' third theatrical adventure will feature characters from another Nicktoon hit from Klasky Csupo -- The Wild Thornberrys. The name of the film will be "Rugrats Go Wild". Previous names given, but later rejected, were "Rescue Me!" and "The Rugrats Meets The Wild Thornberrys". The current name was first used in a trade ad at a licensee convention (see below), but was later rejected, only for Nick to use it after all. The latter name, "Rugrats Meets The Wild Thornberrys", was used in catalogs by Simon & Schuster, as well as in early press material, before Nick decided to stick to Rugrats Go Wild.

According to the Done Deal site, Kate Boutilier, one of the writers of the first 2 films, will also be among the writers of this film, as well as a stand-alone Thornberrys feature, which was released in December 2002.

Tapped to direct the picture are Norton Virgien and John Eng. Virgien has directed The Rugrats Movie, whbile John Eng has directed The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

And now comes the million-dollar question: which Rugrats will be featured? The answer -- the classic, familiar, toddler Rugrats will take part in the film. There were rumors that the tweenage Rugrats will be featured in the film, instead of the original Rugrats, due to the success of the All Growed Up special, but unfortunately, Klasky Csupo shot those rumors down when they announced the start of the film's production on Friday, 12/7/2001.

The first major star to line up for a role in this film is rapper LL Cool J, who will provide the voice of Piki, a handmade doll that says hip-hop phrases when his belly is pushed -- apparently, his role in the film is uncredited, as he is not listed in the credits. Also appearing in the film is Bruce Willis -- formerly of Moonlighting and Die Hard, he'll be the voice of Spike, who, of course, will be understood by Eliza.

Also starring in this film is Chrissie Hynde of the rock group The Pretenders, who will voice Siri the clouded leopard. The character will be singing a duet with Spike in the film.

Add Ethan Philips as Toa and Tony Jay as Dr. Lipschitz, and you got the entire supporting cast -- every voice in the film besides the main characters. There are 4 supporting actors in this film, as opposed to 24 for Rugrats In Paris and 18 for The Rugrats Movie.

The crossover will be released in the US & Canada on 6/13/2003, about seven months after the stand-alone Thornberrys feature, which will be released on 12/20/2002 in the US & Canada; that film will have Eliza attend a boarding school, and feature guest voices of Rupert Everett, Marisa Tomei, Brenda Blethyn, Alfre Woodard, and Lynn Redgrave as Nigel Thornberry's mother. A made-for-TV prequel will have Nigel knighted in England, which will set the scene for the film.

(Left: Poster for "The Wild Thornberrys Movie", from eBay; Above: Banner ads for the film, from Nick.Com; both ©2002 Viacom.)

And below is the very first ad for the Rugrats / Thornberrys film. This was part of a program distributed to attendees at the New York Licensing Fair in June 2002. It should be kept in mind that the logo and/or the picture may change down the road; that ad was created so Nick would have something to show at the New York Licensing Fair. Also, the reason why a date of July 2003 is given is so that the film will be far away enough from A Series Of Unfortunate Events, a live-action film from Nick that is slated for release in theaters in the 2003 Holiday season (the crossover was originally announced for release at that time).

Please note the film's early logo -- this was before they have chosen "Rugrats Meets The Wild Thornberrys" and reverted to "Rugrats Go Wild".

(Ad ©2002 Viacom. Special thanks to "Nickdisk" at the Nickdisk forum.)

The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys

Left: The logo for The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys, before they decided to keep the Rugrats Go Wild name. This logo was featured in Simon & Schuster's Summer 2003 catalog, publicising books based on the film, until it was decided that they'll stick with "Rugrats Go Wild".

(Above: The logo for The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys, from Simon & Schuster. © 2002 Viacom.)


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