Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
Main cast: Elizabeth Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Lacey Chabert (Eliza Thornberry), Tim Curry (Nigel Thornberry), Flea (Donnie), Danielle Harris (Debbie Thornberry), Bruce Willis (Spike), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Kath Soucie (Phil/Lil/Betty DeVille), Tom Kane (Darwin), Jodi Carlisle (Marianne Thornberry), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), Dionne Quan (Kimi Finster), and Joe Alaskey (Grandpa Lou)
Directors: John Eng and Norton Virgien
After the last unfortunate potty-humor filled movie (Rugrats In Paris), the Rugrats franchise bounds back somewhat with Rugrats Go Wild. This movie sees a Rugrats and the Wild Thornberrys crossover, but the overall effect is less exciting that it seems. However, for 80 minutes of decent entertainment, one can do worse, I guess.
The Pickles, the DeVilles, and the Finsters are all going off for the holidays! Unfortunately, Stu Pickles takes it onto himself to ditch the cruise tickets for a creaky old boat he purchased without telling anybody. Nobody is pleased, especially not when My Heart Will Go On collides with The Perfect Storm to cause everyone to get stranded on a deserted island. Lucky for them, the Thornberrys are also on the island looking for a white leopard. Wacky baby hijinks ensue.
It is amusing to see what happens when Angelica Pickles meets Debbie Thornberry, but soon the amusing cultural references and movie homages give way to typical baby adventure antics. The perennially never growing Tommy and friends are at it as usual, only this time, Spike the dog talks, thanks to Eliza Thornberry's gift of speaking to animals.
The only downside to this movie is the songs. They aren't of Disney calibre, and they aren't even halfway decent either. If we are to have another movie in the future, I suggest we get rid of the songs altogether. The voices are already sharp and there are already too much shouting in this movie. The songs make it even more grating on the senses.
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