Rugrats Go Wild
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Two of the most popular animated series on the children's cable network Nickelodeon get wrapped up in one big-screen package in this comedy-adventure, featuring the characters from Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. Drew and Didi Pickles (voices of Michael Bell and Melanie Chartoff) decide to take a special vacation with their children, Tommy (voice of Elizabeth Daily) and Angelica (voice of Cheryl Chase), with their friends (both grown-ups and toddlers) coming along for the ride. However, the ship Drew has chartered isn't especially seaworthy, and their party ends up stranded on an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"As matinee probations go, the movie's tainted by too many bad songs and too much of Bruce Willis."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"The end product is surprisingly engaging, thanks at least in part to a pair of very stinky feet."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"If you dismiss the flaws and pretty unimaginative plot line, you'll really have some fun with the film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Unless you're a Nickelodeon executive or a six-year-old who's never heard of Pixar, you'll be fervently hoping such desperate tactics signal the end of this tiresome spin-off franchise."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC
"Parental love combined with guilt can make you do anything for your child."
‑ Irene Ferris,
"[T]his is harmless entertainment for very young children. Everyone else though, will be wriggling in their seats like 2-year-olds with wet diapers."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The creators of Rugrats and Thornberrys have done a clever job of figuring crossover points for bringing the two together."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"[T]his is more like a TV sweeps month stunt than the beginning of new chapter of Rugrats history."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Rugrats Go Wild boasts tiresome plotlessness, TV-grade animation, and doesn't even propagandize the kids with hearty moral messages"
‑ Mike Sage, Peterborough This Week
"Nickelodeon calls this a "crossover" adventure. I call it a crowded movie with too many characters and a tendency toward hyperactivity."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"For all the doubling of franchises, Odorama- smelling and smart-aleck references to famous movies and songs, there's nothing particularly bright and charming about the film."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Fun meet-up of Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys on deserted island."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Nothing about Rugrats Go Wild is particularly bad or crass; it's just exhaustingly mediocre."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"As a Rugrats neophyte, I found it hard to understand what makes them so beloved: their voices are shrill and charmless, and so much of the humour springs from grating babytalk."
‑ Catharine Tunnacliffe, eye WEEKLY
"Can adults sit through it with minimal doses of Novocaine from the concession stand? The answer: A qualified yes."
‑ Paul Povse, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
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