Nickelodeon has lined up an impressive roster of voice talent to round out the cast of “Rugrats,” a brand-new reimagining of the classic ‘90s animated hit. The Paramount+ Original Series is set to debut on the streaming service this spring.
Joining the original voice cast are Ashley Rae Spillers (“Vice Principals”) and Tommy Dewey (“The Mindy Project”), as Tommy’s parents; Tony Hale (“Toy Story 4“), as Chuckie’s father; Natalie Morales (“Dead to Me”), as Phil and Lil’s mother; Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) and Timothy Simons (“Veep”), as Angelica’s parents; Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”) and Omar Miller (“Ballers”), as Susie’s parents; and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), as Grandpa Lou Pickles.
Spillers and Dewey will be playing Tommy’s parents — artisan and blogger Didi and optimistic inventor Stu — while Hale will be playing Chuckie’s father, Chas, a neurotic musician. Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty, played by Morales, is Didi’s best friend and a coffeehouse owner; Angelica’s parents, played by Chlumsky and Simons, are busy city councilperson Charlotte and successful pharmaceutical representative Drew; and Susie’s parents played by Byer and Miller are Lucy, a fun physician, and Randy, a good-natured science teacher. Last but certainly not least is Grandpa Lou Pickles, played by McKean, an active senior who enjoys yoga.
“The all-new Rugrats is packed with comedy, music, and adventures that only babies can embark upon, and the role of the grown-ups is an essential piece of the series,” said Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon Animation president.
These new voice actors join the previously announced cast members reprising their iconic roles as the adventurous toddlers: E.G. Daily (Tommy), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Cree Summer (Susie), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil).
“This incredibly talented group of actors provides a fresh and very funny take on these iconic roles, combining humor with heart to bring the characters to life in a whole new way,” said Liz Paulson, senior vice president, talent, and casting for Nickelodeon.
The all-new “Rugrats” is based on the original animated series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain, which launched in 1991 and ran for nine seasons. With three hit feature films, four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, “Rugrats” secured its place as a pop culture phenomenon.
Check out this “First Look” at the all-new “Rugrats:”