Variety announced that Astro Boy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid director David Bowers will helm a live-action/CGI hybrid Rugrats movie for Nickelodeon. Bowers directed Rodrick Rules, Dog Days and The Long Haul; Diary of a Wimpy Kid films. He also helmed the animated film Flushed Away.
Rugrats is based on animated children’s television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show, which first aired in 1991, ran for nine seasons with 176 episodes and focused on the comic adventures of a group of toddlers including Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica.
The screenplay will be written by David A. Goodman. This will be yet another Nick cartoon that will get the live-action treatment after 2010’s The Last Airbender and this years Dora the Explorer.
Rugrats will hit theaters Jan. 29, 2021