I prefer All Grown Up to the Original Rugrats they're both good shows but All Grown Up is so much better.
I totally recommend it I used to watch it when it was on. I'm 13 now and I've just started watching it again. Arlene Klasky said in an interview at Comic-con Her and Gabor had so much fun and have so many memories making Rugrats, All Grown Up! And The Wild Thornberrys and are happy enough to bring Rugrats and All Grown Up! Back to our screens and even stated if it goes well will make another Rugrats movie or even an All Grown Up! Movie. Let's Just Hope they do
I liked the original Rugrats better vs this show. I`m not saying this is a bad show but I think the original one set the bar at the max. This show does try to be good but I think a 6.5 is fair enough for this show in my personal opinion.
I love this show, even now. All the negative comments, not just on this website, are about how they changed from Rugrats. Well, think how much your personality's changed since you were 1!
I really think they should do more about Phil and Wally though. Wally appeared in two episodes, in one she hated Phil, in the other she loved him. (The Big Score and A Deville House But, to me this show was amazing. I love Rugrats too, noone she hate either one since they are the same. I really don't understand your negativity.
Phil was always my favourite character in the Rugrats episodes, and All Grown Up!. I just wish they put All Grown Up! back on TV and not just Rugrats on NickJR. Bring All Grown Up! back! :) :) :) :)
I do really love this show. However though after season 1, the characters changed a lot. Tommy is the only one responsible. Chuckie was still a scaredy cat, now he's a rebel. Phil was smart, now he's frickin' brain dead. Lil was okay now she's always complaining. Kimi was nice now she's a jerk. Angelica is still a jerk. Susie is still really nice. And dil brings the humor to the show. I only like tommy dil and Susie. I hate chuckie Kimi Phil lil and Angelica. However though it's still really good.
Lemme say this: Rugrats was so much better. It was more unique, and creative, but this is about a bunch of (what?) 11 year old kids running around doing boring things and worrying about school. I need a break from school.
Like my title says, Rugrats didn't need a spinoff. This show ruins the whole thing for me. I've tried watching it a couple times, but I always get bored.
Oh, yes, and what happened to Lil being a tomboy? Noe she goes around wearing girly hats and pink clothes. I miss her being a tomboy, like me. It'd be unique for someone her age. Not many teenagers are tomboys.
As a kid,I loved the Rugrats. However,after one episode of showing what they looked like when they grew up,the creators thought it was a great idea to turn THAT into a series. And as a result,we get a mediocre spin-off known as All Grown Up, The show is about Tommy,Chuckie,Phill,Lil,Angelica,Susie,Dil and Kimi older than they usual all,going through life,. Now,this show is NOTHING like the original Rugrats. None of the characters act like their usual selves. Tommy is now a stereotypical kid who's just boring. Chuckie is just a idiotic freak who is a coward,and is now a complete nerd. Phill and Lil are not gross anymore,(well at least Phill has a bit of disgustingness inside him). Kimi is just like Tommy,and somehow has a pink mohawk. Angelica is by far the WORST character of the entire show. She's more bratty than she is before,doesn't care about the others,trys to outwit others on being popular,and only loves her parents because of her Mom's credit card. The adults are now boring,especially Didi,who is now a soccermom. Susie and Dil are the only good characters. Susie acts the same,while Dil adds humor to the show. The animation remains the same,and the show could be funny at times. The plots are also very dull. I mean,most of them are about stereotypical things,like growing up to be 13,or breaking up,but seriously,is this Rugrats or Degrassi? But overall,All Grown Up is underrated,but still kills the original Rugrats.
Take the cacky teen show format and mix it with Rugrats and you end up with pure garbage. What a suprise!! Seriously, if the people at Klasky Csupo thought that this idea was good then they must have all been on drugs whilst making it. Rugrats had already went on way past it's prime so why make a spin off!? What's the logic in that. I guess Nick were just desperate for money and seeing as Rugrats had been their most profitable show so they thought to make a new show where The Rugrats are now nearly teenagers. If there is something I hate it's half-assed, money grabbing spin off shows. My words of advice? Stay well away from "All Grown Up"!
Ah, Rugrats. One of those shows from the 90's that you just never forget. It was about a group of toddlers who went on all sorts of crazy misadventures, while simultaneously being completely oblivious to the ways of the world. Those were the days, right? Well, you can only imagine how excited I was when it was announced that the show was being continued! Yeah, I couldn't wait! Only to find out, everyone was about 9 years older.
Okay, umm...... who's bright idea was this? I mean, really. You go from a nice little show about kids who spend their lives exploring, imagining and all that good crap, to a show about preteens who experience normal, real life situations. I'm sorry, but that's NO GOOD.
But MetalCake25, just because the show's different, that doesn't mean it's not good! Well, I can go ahead and say that's not the case here. Why? It's too bland! Due to the jump in age for the characters, you don't get the same atmosphere or situations that were enjoyed in the previous iteration of the series. Instead, we're treated to the same darn thing that you see in most preteen sitcoms. Yep, that's right, everything that you love about those dramedy series can be found in here! Gee, thanks Nickelodeon! Now, not only can I watch live action dramedy shows, I can watch animated dramedy shows, too! I feel so grateful!
Okay, enough of the sarcastic tones. Let's dissect this show some more.
In terms of animation, it's nothing special. It's kind of insipid, really. You'd think that a show that succeeds another that started out from the 90's, it'd look spectacular, but there's really nothing new. The art style is lame, I don't even know what they were going for with this. It's like they tried to mix the style of Rugrats with some action cartoon or something. For example, Tommy's hair looks like some purple variant of that of a Super Saiyan. You get the idea.
The voice acting is actually not that bad. The characters at least sound like they're older versions of their past selves. So, I guess it's decent.
The humor is...... not good. As I mentioned before, the major change really screwed up a lot of things, and the humor portion definitely took one of the largest hits. It's boring, lifeless, and just all around not properly executed. Seriously, the preteen direction does NOT work with Rugrats. I don't know how many times I have to say it, but I can't stress it enough. But, let's just not compare this show to Rugrats for a minute. Let's compare it to shows that have main characters with similar ages, like Ed, Edd n' Eddy or something along the lines of that. Those characters sometimes go through similar situations seen in this show, even though they may be blown out of proportion or unrealistic. However, they can still be hilarious with it, all while maintaining those sort of plots. This show doesn't do that. It doesn't even try to do that. I don't know what to say other than the fact that it's just not very funny.
I believe I've ranted on the plots of the show enough, so I'll just leave that as it is.
The characters, as I've mentioned before, are not the same. Long gone are the curious and clueless personalities of the characters. Now present are these stereotypical, bland personalities. Well, I'll say that some of the characters aren't completely changed: Chuckie is still timid and Angelica is still bossy. Everyone else? You wouldn't think they're the same character as before.
In terms of sound, it's actually pretty much the same stuff from the original series. Yeah, there's more modern tunes here and there, but nothing drastic.
Well, I'm pretty much done here. This show completely destroyed Rugrats. Why couldn't they have just kept that show cancelled and never look back? Obviously, it didn't work out. This show is so forgettable, and really, it shouldn't be watched by anyone who enjoyed the original series. But I guess I should look on the bright side: at least there wasn't an ADULT spin-off. Yeah, I guess that's good.... unless the creator of this show is reading this.
I've watch the original Rugrats and they were adorable and funny. I first watched the pilot back in 2001 and I was disappointed in the change of one or two of the characters. To this day, I'm no longer paying attention to the way they're drawn, but it's still disappointing when they loose their cuteness from the originals. They're not as funny as they were whey they were smaller. Yep. This totally ruined the Rugrats style. R.I.P. Rugrats 1991-2003.
My Remake of my 35th review because it got deleted. (I'm getting tired of my reviews getting deleted for no reason.)
What the Heck is this crud? Rugrats grown up? talk about Unoriginal. It's not anything like the originals and the chracthers hair is screwed up and plus I bet they liked and showed this crud more then they showed the Original, Rugrats! It's ALL dil and Kimi's Fault! Thanks a lot! Losers! You ruined our beloved classic by messing up a good formula and ruining it by growing them up! It's just about the Babies grown up into Pre-teens, They hand out at school adn do a bunch of teen things. That's Boring! that's one of the reasons why I HATE Amercian Cartoons, and everyone will like Japanese Animes and Mangas instead. Japanese Animes and Mangas are Top Animation style!! This cartoon gets a E for ruining our Beloved Classic, Rugrats. Here the Results:
Voice-acting: B 7.0/10.0 Solid, High Quatily and Decent.
Animation: D-- 4.0/10.0 Very Poor, Hideously Bright colors painted on the chracthers and crummy hair styles!
Graphics: D-- 4.0/10.0 Poor Drawn, Poor Pixeled, and Poor Building Design.
Sound: F 3.0/10.0 Horrible Soundtrack. The RUgrats as teens sure don't know how to rock n roll! Nick was on Drugs back then in 2003 and they are on drugs today as of 2008, because they replacing all our good shows with new Unoriginal trash!
Dialouge: F- 2.0/10.0 Worse then the sound, The Scripts are too Sissy, and Girly.
Lasting Appeal: E- 3.5/10.0 There is a bad lasting appeal because it gets boring after the first 5 minutes.
Overall: E 3.0/10.0 Nick must be on something when they thoughted of growing up the rugrats, they should have NEVER done that. Our beloved classic is runined by Dil and Kimi and THIS! I'm glad this spin-off got the can, Otherwise I would STILL be screaming.
I am in the same way as Kimokiko. I am sixteen, and I love this show. Of course, I started watching it when I was eight, but I haven't stopped liking it now. There are only a few things which stop me from giving a 10: 1, the characters act way older than they are. I mean, Kimi is supposed to be ten, but she acts 16. They all look older too. Would you let your 11 year old wander around town by themselves? Also, the characters are not very similar to their original characters. I don't know why the first one bothers me, but I know why this one does. These are supposed to be the same as the original characters from Rugrats, but they don't act like the characters. But if you take it as it is, without comparison to all your beloved childhood memories of Rugrats (which is and always will be the better show), it's a pretty good show.
Now,I love the Rugrats,and I honstly didn't think Kimi and Dil ruin the show,they just made it better. (I didn't hate the original episodes,I loved them,but what I mean by that is that I like the new ones better) Don't take that seriously. However,this show came in and ruined everything the Rugrats had. This show is about the Rugrats as teenagers. Now,never make a spin-off with the characters as teenagers and are not kids anymore. Just look at Ben 10:Alien Force. The first problem is that none of the Rugrats act like their normal selves. Tommy use to act brave,now he's just trying to be cool. Chuckie used to be a wuss but was my favorite character,now he's a moron and doesn't tell the babies what they are doing is wrong. Phill and Lil used to be grossly funny and played with their boogers,ate bugs and loved to be dirty. Now,they just act normal. Kimi was nice,now she's a jerk. In one episode,the others made a room for her,but said "I HATE IT!". She wasn't even thankful once. Angelica and Susie fight over guys now and Susie doesn't constantly try to stand up to Angelica. Dill is the only good character despite the fact he was a crybaby back then. The parents have lost their laughter and are now boring. Also,the music has changed now. In the original,it was xylophone music which was cute. Now,it's rock music. Yes,I know teenagers hate xylophones,but couldn't they do something else. And the theme song has changed too. It's still rock music,and if that wasn't enough,lets add lyrics. "Every birthday,my mom and dad would say your another year..." Blah,Blah,Blah,they couldn't make a rock version of the original theme song? The only episodes I loved were the All Growed Up episode and the movie one and that was it. The rest was just bad. This is a reason why spin-offs seem to fail at times. Look at Planet Sheen and this. Bring back the original Rugrats,Nick! This didn't need to be made.
Basically the rugrats characters put into an "As Told by Ginger" and "Recess" kinda setup. Unfortunately, it more feels like they simply used the rugrats characters to gain appeal, as for the most part, they're next to nothing like they were in the original rugrats. Now, I'm not saying Spinoffs should be the same as the original, I'm more leaning towards that it's so different, that it hardly even qualifies as a proper spinoff.
I will admit, it did have some okay moments, but I generally can't recommend this show, and recommend you watch Rugrats instead.
Truth be told I love this show to this day and I'm turning 16 soon. I've seen every single episode with 'In the family's way' 'TP+KF' 'A DeVille House divided' being my favorites, however every episode is unique and memorable. When i started watching the show again I remembered episodes i watched 5 years ago. Believe it or not this show shaped the way I looked at things. All of the kids have a place in my heart.
Sure there isn't as much innocence to it but believe it or not the innocence starts fading around that age. Those of you complaining about them wanting to grow up to quickly well no crap all kids these days are like that. I think that although it is a few years old it still clearly represents kids these days. and a wake up call to anybody who hasn't been with the times kids these days as young as 10 are doing crazy stuff these days yes including hitting on other kids. anyhow This show is an overall amazing show and is still appealing after all these years :)
all grown up was just nick's desperate attempt to keep the rugrats alive. judging by the fact there are no more new eps & it's not even on tv, it didnt work. it was bad enough when Dil & Kimi came into the picture. the special was OK, but a series was too much. i can see why AGU didnt last but mabye a year or so. it's just more preteen crap(like there arent enough shows on nick about preteens-_-) im so glad it's not on anymore cuz it was just a disgrace to the original rugrats & to nick. bottom line: i hate this spin-off!!!
"Hmmm. We can't really think of anymore Rugrats episodes anymore. Got any ideas? I got it! Let's make them older and give them life difficulties! It'll be great!"
That was probably all the thought put into,"All Grown up! It's Rugrats minus 8. Once again, Nick's trying to give into the "mature audience." It fails. not even a marathon of new episodes can save this crap.
It's a shame. The Rugrats was one of my favourite cartoons while I was growing up, then Nick decides to create this spin-off that completely misses the point of why the Rugrats became a success in the first place. Basically, the plot follows the Rugrats ten years later, in their preteen years. Now, let's just say that this show is Boring with a capital 'B'. That's it. It's a show about preteen life. As I already hate slice of life stuff anyway, alarm bells quickly start ringing (Well, for me anyways).
Let's start with the only positive thing I can say about the show; The animation and art style sticks to the original recognisable Rugrats style. And being as this is the only good thing I can say about this tosh, everything else just goes downhill from here.
The stories for each episode aren't interesting (as if the main plot itself wasn't already boring). They're either generic plots that have been done to death on other shows, or completely rehashed storylines with little to no creativity.
The characters' personalities have been completely altered. Tommy's more cautious, Chuckie's an utter moron, Phil and Lil are barely together anymore, Angelica and Susie only care about boys and Kimi has a mohawk hairstyle for some reason. And don't get me started on Dil...
The music is awful, too. It's just generic rock. I preferred the xylophone music in the original Rugrats.
As for humour? Well... there's virtually none. You might get a few laughs out of Dil sometimes, but aside from that, there's no humour whatsoever.
All Grown Up was failed spin-off trying to resurrect a dying franchise (No thanks to SpongeBob). Do yourself a favour and watch the original Rugrats. It's much better than this rubbish.
It's safe to say that at one point in a franchise's life, it slowly dies out with something so bad, it officially kills it. In the case of All Grown Up, it succeeded in destroying the Rugrats for good. The show was based on a TV special that shows the Rugrats if they were teenagers. Now while the special was good, there was no need for a TV show based on it. All Grown Up continues the story of the Rugrats and their teen lives, and it's just as boring and bad as it sounds. The artwork and animation stays true the Rugrats format, but that is the only real good thing in this show, form here on in, it goes down hill. The stories are not interesting in the least bit, they are usually either generic stories already seen on another show, or are rehashed stories with very little creativity or new things in them. Another problem is that some of the characters do not act like who they once were. Tommy was a brave and courageous baby who loved adventure and his family. Now Tommy is too cautious and for some reason does not like being with Grandpa at all. In one episode of Rugrats, Grandpa moved out and Tommy was very sad and didn't want him to leave. So now why the 180 and Tommy being less distant from him? Angelica and Susie now just care about boys instead of their own ambitions to be the best. Phil and Lil are barely together anymore and just focus on being cool instead of doing anything that was disgusting but funny as well. The music in this show is just generic rock music that does not fit in at all, even if it is a teen show. As for humor, there really is none, there may be some funny things from Dil every now and then but most of the humor is non existent. In the end, All Grown Up was the final nail for the Rugrats' coffin and destroyed the franchise with poor stories, lack of humor and charm, and characters that don't act like who they once were. Stick with the beloved Rugrats instead of this, it is a disgrace to a great cartoon and has no right to bear the name Rugrats.
It had good plots,good theme,and good setting,and kept the watcher attention.But he humor was bad and never made me laughed.The Theme song will tell you what the show is about:
Every birthday, my mom and dad would say
You're another year older, another year wiser
But I still go to school to get an education
I treat each and every day like a mini vacation !
All Grown Up !
I really wanna shout it out !
All Grown Up !
I want the world to know!
All Grown Up !
I really wanna shout it out !
All Grown Up with you
All Grown Up... with... you !"
Its about babies from the show rugrats who grow up and go trough wild adventures in school.
To me and to probably many others, the original Rugrats was a cartoon classic for Nick. But this... it just doesn't even compare. I do like some of this show, the humor, the plots, and I think the idea of a spinoff is interesting, but I just like the original Rugrats a lot more than this. It's not even a close contest. I respect those people who disagree and think this is better than the original, but I strongly disagree with that. This show as a whole, IMO, gets about a "C", or a very average grade. Can be good but usually not, I don't think
Okay,what were the creators thinking?They really ruined a great cartoon and turned it into dog poo.Ben 10 did the same thing because they aired two stupid prequels.And now,this was worse.It's about all the cute babies and how they're grown up.Okay,they ruined everybody.Dill's stupid now and Chuckie is an idiot.And Kimi with a mohawk?Really?!Dill and Kimi never ruined the show.They made it better.But this ruined Rugrats.I wish they were babies again.A D.Scores:
Animation:5\10 Same as Rugrats
Humor:3\10 It has zero humor.The original Rugrats was funnier
Voices:0\10 They ruined everyone's voice.
Music:0\10 I absoloutley HATE it.It's just Rock Music.While the original had Xlyphone music.And it was a lot better
Theme:3\10 It's just teenagers written all over it.
Oh my god.I cannot believe they putted this show on the air.It ruined a great cartoon.
So all grown up was based off of the TV special All Growed up, which was one of nick's most viewed TV movie so I can understand at the time why they thought it would be a good idea to make it a show. Things didn't turn out so great though.
It wasn't a horrible show in my opinion. It just wasn't that great. I watched it when there was nothing else on. I don't think it was the kind of show anybody MADE time to see. It was just another one of those shows about the life and times of these kids growing up, which is just a done to death concept.
Let's be honest it was a spin off of one of Nick's longest running and most successful programs at the time, and as we all know that about 8 out of 10 times a spin off is bound to fail especially if it's predecessor was really good. this show was doomed from the first season. I mean these are the same kids who had a giant robot fight in the middle of Paris, why should I be excited for their first kisses?
Spin offs are always compared to the original and I'm sorry but compared to the Rugrats it didn't have what it took to make it.
Well, I was a MASSIVE Rugrats fan growing up in the 1990s! However, by the time 2001 and the All Growed Up special came along, I was off Kids TV and onto (better!?) things. I never even knew it existed (but more on that later)! In 2003, All Grown Up! came about and again I had no idea. That was until late 2003 however, when I was channel hopping and came across All Grown Up! on ITV1. I was quite shocked at what I was seeing! The Rugrats grown up :O - I watched it for a few seconds, laughed and turned over. Two years later in 2005, I was channel hopping yet again and yet again I came across AGU on ITV1. This time however, I watched a whole episode (Miss Nose It All) and instantly fell in love with the programme. It was just so much more that I expected it to be. All I wanted to do was watch more episodes and find out about the characters i'd yet to see properly. I went to Nickelodeon and found that they showed two episodes a day. After watching all of the first three series and the Rugrats AGU special over the next few months, I was completely transfixed on AGU! I loved it. Dil Pickles had firmly established himself as my favourite cartoon character of all time. I didn't have to wait long to watch series 4 and then in 2006, I found out the horrible news. AGU had been put on indefinite hiatus :-( - Nickelodeon showed all of series 5 and then completely stopped showing AGU. 2007 was a sort of "Gap year" were I bought all the DVDs and had to make do with my videotape recordings. However, 2008 saw AGU come back (sort of). It got a regular place on TV again, albeit repeats, but its better than nothing... At first in Nicktoons and then back on Nickelodeon. It has of course been replaced again on those channels and now in 2009 it will be repeated on Nicktoonsters (starting tomorrow, 2.2.09, funnily enough!).
AGU will always have a place in my heart, as will Dil Pickles. It will probably disappear completely over the next few years. No new eps have been made since 2006 and no more will ever be made. The repeats (US: Re-runs) will also dry up. But we'll always have the memories, and the download links :D
My message to all the people who don't like AGU on here because you think it takes away from the Rugrats. I urge you to re-think and give it another go. You are missing out on a fantastic show that is loyal to Rugrats and advances their story.
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