Anyone who knows me knows Rugrats is one of my most favourite things ever 😁 and I’m so happy I found this little Angelica purse in Primark yesterday 👍🏻 always so great to see Rugrats merch about, I’m so looking forward to the funko pops soon 😍❤
I saw somebody else do this, but noticed that a lot of my favourite movies weren’t included, so I made my own! This is mainly for me but I thought I might as well share it with everyone else, and we can all enjoy them together! This isn’t finished yet, I still have a ton of movies to add when I find the time.
And please let me know if you find any of the links are not working :)
The most obvious sign that Nickelodeon hated ChalkZone was that it was the early 2000s and it never got some tie-in with a food product.
I’m not talking about toys at fast food restaurants (because it did); I mean themed Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, cereal, Pop Tarts, fruit snacks, Cheese Nips, or Campbell’s Soup. Because back then, tons of Nicktoons got those. It’s kind of funny how back then, how popular your show/movie was measured on whether or not there was some tie-in food product.
But it IS too bad it never got a cereal. Just think…ChalkZone Cereal - You Could Fit a Lot of it in That Bowl!
everyone associates should i stay or should i go with stranger things but to me it will always be the song angelica and debbie jam out to in the 2003 rugrats/the wild thornberrys crossover film rugrats go wild
Over ten years ago, Nickelodeon cancelled the long awaited series conclusion to “Hey Arnold”, known by fans as the “Jungle Movie”. Ostensibly it was because series creator Craig Bartlett refused to sign an exclusive contract with the network. The real motivation however was that Nick had two jungle themed movies in their line up, “Hey Arnold’s” and the Rugrats/Wild Thornberries crossover “Rugrats Go Wild”. “Hey Arnold” had ended on a cliff hanger that would have been picked back up in its movie (Thus leaving its viewers waiting for the next promised installment). “Wild Thornberries”, however, had already had a movie that had effectively ended its story. Rugrats had not only had two movies, but had long worn out its welcome by becoming nothing but a cash cow shell of its former self. Guess which horse Nick decided to bet on?
As usual, it was the wrong one. In the end, “HA”’s fan base had their hearts broken. Meanwhile “Rugrats Go Wild” was such a failure that creators Klasky-Csupo went bankrupt.
For the past decade and a half, I’ve been nothing if not bitter at Nickelodeon for this reason. True it was a bitterness that actually started when new “HA” episodes were being preempted for “Rugrats” reruns but still a bitterness that has continued to grow ever since. It grew when “The Jungle Movie” was cancelled. It grew when Nick held back most of the final season of their best and most under appreciated KC show, “As Told By Ginger.” It grows every times I see “Spongebob” still on the air and know Nick is still repeating the same mistakes they made with “Rugrats.” It grew exponentially with Nick’s extremely poor mishandling of “The Legend of Korra” and their transparent hatred for it. But it all started with “Hey Arnold.”
I had resigned myself to the fact that the “Jungle Movie” was lost forever. Banished to a vault somewhere by executives too stupid to see what was right in front of them. No hope. No conclusion. Not even a graphic adaptation. Sure there were rumors. “THE JUNGLE MOVIE WILL FINALLY BE RELEASED IN JUNE 2015″ one site would promise. The date would come and go and still no “Jungle Movie.” It was not to be.
There was also talk of bringing back the old Nicktoons. But given Nick’s piss poor track record and my own cynical nature, I was less than thrilled. So less than thrilled I ranted about this on this very blog.
Then tonight my sister looked at her phone. “They’re bringing back ‘Hey Arnold.’” Expecting news of a reboot, I took to my own iPhone to see…and nearly fainted from shock.
The new series will not only pick up where the old left off, but will start with a movie.
We’re getting our “Jungle Movie.”
“Craig Bartlett, the creator of “Hey Arnold!,” was pitching a different idea and started talking to Nick executives about the ways the characters from the old series continued to gain mentions in online forums, citing fan art and fan fiction to short films on YouTube. Barrett will be writer and executive producer on the new “Arnold” move…”