June 13, 2003
By Veronica Mixon
Nickelodeon combines two of their popular
cartoon series in Rugrats
Go Wild. Tommy voiced
by E.G. Daily and the gang are stranded
on a desert island and its Drew's fault.
They eventually meet the Thornberry
crew who are camped out while shooting
their latest footage. If this is a desperate
attempt to compete in the market place
(Pixar's Finding Nemo is awesome!!),
that's OK because there are some moments
of genuine comic relief despite all
of the poop jokes.
The meeting between bratty Angelica
(Cheryl Chase) and teenage Thornberry
brat Debbie (Danielle Harris) is hilarious.
Instead of competiting with Susie Carmichael
(Cree Summer), Angelica gets a loud,
whiny mentor to look up to. Meanwhile,
Chuckie (Nancy Cartwright) and Donnie
(Flea) exchange places and Eliza (Lacey
Chabet) get to talk to the Pickles'
dog, Spike (voiced by Bruce Willis).
Of course, the babies wonder off and
have a wild underwater adventure with
Sir Nigel (Tim Curry) while escaping
a hungry leopard and there are a couple
of requisite songs. The surprise is
the bumbling comic behavior of the adults
who rarely get screen time in the feature
movies. There are no real surprises
or innovations but that's probably intentional.
Rugrats Go Wild
is cute and fans will probably be delighted.