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Rugrats Go Wild
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Directed by: John Eng
Norton Virgien
Produced by: Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky
Written by: Kate Boutilier
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
Editing by: John Bryant
Kimberly Rettberg
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
Release date: June 13, 2003
Running time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Film rating: Pg rating
Preceded by: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
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Theatrical release poster

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Promotional ad with the "beta" logo

Rugrats Go Wild is a crossover Nickelodeon animated family comedy film, based off two television cartoon shows Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. It was the third and last Rugrats film and is a sequel to The Rugrats Movie and Rugrats In Paris: The Movie. With a world-wide gross of $55 million, it is the lowest grossing Rugrats film.[1]

Plot

In the story, the little babies and their parents are on a ramshackle boat that Tommy's father, Stu, has rented in the South China Seas. The boat shipwrecks, leaving them deserted on a small island. On the same island, but on the other side, are the famous globe-trotting family, Elisa Thornberry (out to film a leopard). The little babies set off to find them, for they suspect they are somewhere on the island (as it happens, Tommy treats Nigel like an idol). Somewhere along the way, Chuckie gets lost and runs into Thornberry Tarzan-like child. Donnie, and the two switch clothes. Meanwhile, Thornberry, is tramping around the jungle and runs into Spike, the little babies dog. Since Eliza can talk to animals, Spike tells her that the little babies are lost somewhere in the island. Also, her father, Nigel, sees them. But after a bonk on the head with a coconut Nigel gets amnesia. Angelica runs into Debbie, the teenage Thornberry, and she takes off with Debbie in the Thornberry all-purpose Comvee. While not paying attention, the bumbling twosome sink the Comvee and generally cause havoc. Meanwhile, pop culture references to just about anything about castaways on an island (in particular, Gilligan's Island, Survivor, and Lord of the Flies) ensue. Also, unlike the previous movies, Susie tags along with a Polaroid-like camera in hand, and doesn't have her parents traveling with her.

Production

The Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys was originally made by Klasky Csupo's television unit, (directed by Mark Risley and written by Kate Boutilier) but after wildly successful screenings, Paramount decided it should be shelved and remade into a feature film. The television version, a 90 minute special, still exists somewhere in the Klasky Csupo/ Nickelodeon vaults.

Among the biggest hype this movie received was Bruce Willis voicing Spike, and the use of "Odorama" cards to enhance the viewing experience, Burger King and Blockbuster released a scratch and sniff piece of cardboard that was to be scratched and sniffed during the run of the movie.

Criticism of the "Odorama"

There were many complaints, however, that the only thing that the "Odorama" cards smelled like was cardboard. The Odorama card was some what of an homage to John Waters' film Polyester. Despite the homage, Waters felt he was ripped off and realized that New Line Cinema, the studio that released Polyester, didn't renew the copyright for Odorama. He later said that "a check would have been an homage". [2]

Reception

This film was produced by released in the summer of 2003 to mixed reviews, gaining a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]

Box office

The film opened at #4 at the box office and ended up grossing about $40 million. The film made about $39,402,572 in domestic grossing and $55,405,466 worldwide, making it a box office disappointment, and didn't make a box office hit like the previous two movies. However, it still grossed enough money to cover up its $25 million budget.

Ratings

This is the only Rugrats film to receive a PG-rating from the MPAA, for "some mild crude humor".

Guest stars

Besides the regulars on both shows (see the respective articles), this film featured all of four guest voices:

Soundtrack

A soundtrack was released on June 10, 2003.

Track listing

  1. "Message in a Bottle" - American Hi-Fi
  2. "Big Bad Cat" - Bruce Willis
  3. "She's on Fire" - Train
  4. "Island Princess" - Chyrel chase and Cree summer
  5. "Lizard Love" - Aerosmith
  6. "Ready to Roll" - Flashlight Brown
  7. "The Morning After" - Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer
  8. "Atomic Dog" - Geroge Clinton
  9. "Dresses and Shoes (Precious & Few)" - Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer
  10. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" - Clash
  11. "Lust for Life" - Bruce Willis
  12. "Phil's Diapey's Hanging Low" - Tim Curry
  13. "It's a Jungle Out Here" - The rugrats (expect for Chuckie ever since he's playing video games)
  14. "Changing Faces" - E.G. Daily
  15. "Frustrated Unnoticed" - Damone
  16. "Holiday" - Nobody's Angel
  17. "Get Loose" - The D4
  18. "True to Myself" - Ziggy Marley
  19. "Island in The Sun" - Weezer
  20. "Better Beware" - Lisa Marie Presley

Video Game

Rugrats Go Wild is a video game based on the movie of the same name,
and a Nickelodeon crossover game between the little babies and Elisa Thornberry just like the movie.

Gameplay

The little babies collectively known as the little babies are stuck on a desert island during a vacation gone wrong. Meeting up with Elisa Thornberry, they embark on a quest through the island's jungle.

Trivia

  • This is the only Rugrats film to earn a PG rating from the MPAA, as the film contains "some mild crude humor".
  • During the tsunami scene, Chaz Finster says "We're gonna need a bigger boat". This is a reference to the famous Steven Spielberg film, "Jaws".
  • This film is a crossover between The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats.
    • To date, this is the only Nickelodeon Movies film to be a crossover.
  • During the film's theatrical run, the film was presented with "scratch n' sniff" cards, which was used to enhance the film's experience. A number would appear and the audience must scratch the number shown on the screen when it turns green and must smell the number from the screen on the card. The cards were also included on the home video versions of the film.

Trailers and deleted scenes

Movie clips

Gallery

External links

References

  1. Rugrats Go Wild. BoxOfficeMojo.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2013.
  2. Jeff Garlin's film of John Waters' one man show This Filthy World.
  3. Rugrats Go Wild on Rotten Tomatoes
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