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November 25, 2000
As non-insightful and inaccurate as I found Robin Rauzi's review of "Rugrats in Paris" (did she really not sit back and enjoy all the satire and spoofs?), I am compelled to address her complete disregard for the wonderful cast ("Those Little Rugrats Are in Paris? Oui, Wee," Nov. 17). Overlooked entirely, in list or mention, were Kath Soucie's delightful Phil, Lil and Betty Deville; Jack Riley and Melanie Chartoff as Stu and Didi Pickles, Tommy's parents; Tara Strong as Dil; and the introductory performance of Dionne Quan as Kimi, the newRugrat who becomes Chuckie's sister.
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August 22, 2011
Susan Sarandon was the voice of what character in the 2000 animated film "Rugrats in Paris"? Coco LaBouche
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October 10, 1993 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Simpsons" may have a higher profile, but Nickelodeon's Doug and Rugrats are attracting their own audiences with a similar formula: animation and wry humor. "Doug," entering its fourth season along with the "Rugrats," chronicles life through the eyes of its 11-year-old protagonist as he continues to travel through a world of silly-sounding names and naive adventures. Like Walter Mitty before him, Doug gets through scrapes with the aid of his vivid imagination.
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April 18, 2010
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August 22, 2011
Susan Sarandon was the voice of what character in the 2000 animated film "Rugrats in Paris"? Coco LaBouche
MAGAZINE
April 16, 2000
As head writer for the Rugrats television series and one of many writers to work on "Rugrats in Paris-The Movie," I was distressed to read in "Birth of a Nickelodeon Nation" (by Irene Lacher, special Hollywood issue, March 26) that Susan Sarandon, John Lithgow and Debbie Reynolds will provide the voices of the "preternaturally eloquent babies" in the film. These fine actors play adults in the film. The voices of the babies will belong to--and have always belonged to--a group of actors who are often unseen but should not be unsung: Christine Cavanaugh (as Chuckie)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1993
The attack on Nicktoons by Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists President Tom Sito was based on blatant misrepresentations (Letters, Nov. 7). Regarding his charge that studios working for Nickelodeon cut corners and cost American jobs by sending production work overseas, Sito ignores the fact that every cartoon series produced for TV is animated out of the country. He knows this too well--it was his union, with its prehistoric work rules and a series of foolhardy strikes, that greased the skids under local animators.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1998
As the former senior story editor of "Rugrats," I was naturally delighted to see your cover story on the show ("Talk About a Baby Boom," by Paul Brownfield, Aug. 16). I was even more delighted to see that, for once, Paul Germain received due credit as a main creative force behind the series. I'm sorry that so much of your article was devoted to behind-the-scenes squabbling on the show. Sure, the writers had some creative differences with Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, and all of us together, as usual, had to battle the inexhaustible determination of network executives to make sure that nothing funny, intelligent or different ever gets on the air. "Rugrats" may have been what is termed a "writer-driven" show, but its charm derives in large part from the distinctive Klasky Csupo art style (there was a reason Paul chose this studio over numerous competitors to produce "The Simpsons")
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2001
Iwould like to echo the sentiments expressed by Mary McNamara regarding the dearth of children's movies ("For the Kids [In All of Us]," June 20). As the mother of my own 3-year-old, I must daily endure the entreaties of my son to "Go to movies, Mommy?" I am then forced to try to explain to him that, unfortunately, there are no movies out right now for little kids. Like McNamara, my friends and I have been forced to endure the empty span since the release of Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove" last winter.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Robots" (Fox, $30) is a visually stunning computer-animated family comedy from the creative team of "Ice Age." The best of the extras are the original "Robots" short used to pitch the movie; a decent "making of" featurette; a mini-documentary on the Blue Man Group, who collaborated on the score; an informative look at the creation of each character, including interviews with the voice actors; and laid-back commentary with director Chris Wedge and production designer William Joyce.
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November 29, 2003 | Michael Mallory, Special to The Times
They're a bunch of cartoon babies who consistently delivered top ratings over 12 seasons, nabbed four Emmys, spawned three successful feature films and created a huge merchandizing presence. Trouble is, real-life children grow up. Now the kids' network Nickelodeon and animation studio Klasky-Csupo have done something unprecedented in animation: allowed the characters to grow up too.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
It was perhaps inevitable that the characters from the popular Nickelodeon TV series "The Rugrats" and "The Wild Thornberrys" and their respective feature films would meet on the big screen. The result, "Rugrats Go Wild," is ideal for family audiences familiar with the combined characters that densely populate this adventure. For the uninitiated, the Rugrats are the world's most precocious babies.
NEWS
June 12, 2003 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
"I've never seen 'The Rugrats,' I've only met Bruce once, sort of in passing, and we weren't together when we did the duet." Even after all these years, Chrissie Hynde, the famously feisty leader of musical group the Pretenders, plays by her own rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't know much about Kwanzaa? Neither do the kids on "Rugrats"--until tonight's episode (8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon), when the Carmichael family's jovial Aunt T. arrives and insists on celebrating it. There was a time when you could have predicted what would come next: a camouflaged lecture on African American heritage followed by a message about the need for tolerance and respect. It's a mark of how sophisticated children's programming can be these days that the script by Lisa D.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They survived the great outdoors and sampled the sights of Paris. Now the "Rugrats" turn tweens for a day in a one-hour special marking the top-rated toon's 10th anniversary tonight at 8 on Nickelodeon. As I am neither a kid (though I sometimes act like one) nor a parent, the show's enduring appeal tends to escape me.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1999 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No More Neon: Monty's Steakhouse, the Westwood fixture set atop the Westwood Center building at 1100 Glendon Ave., has closed. Arden Realty Inc. purchased the building in early '98 with plans to renovate it completely from the outside in. Monty's had been entrenched in the penthouse since 1969 (the structure dates from '65). During its reign, its neon sign became a landmark and its dark interior saw lots of interesting events, including Snoop Doggy Dogg's acquittal party.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1996
"View From the Rug Up" (TV Times, July 21) presented an inaccurate account of the creation and production of the Nickelodeon series "Rugrats." As the story editors of the original five seasons of "Rugrats," we'd like to set the record straight. The piece presents Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo as the prime movers behind the show, and only toward the end of the article is Paul Germain mentioned in passing as someone they "created 'Rugrats' with." In fact, Paul Germain was instrumental not only in creating the series but in producing every one of the 65 original episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2001
Iwould like to echo the sentiments expressed by Mary McNamara regarding the dearth of children's movies ("For the Kids [In All of Us]," June 20). As the mother of my own 3-year-old, I must daily endure the entreaties of my son to "Go to movies, Mommy?" I am then forced to try to explain to him that, unfortunately, there are no movies out right now for little kids. Like McNamara, my friends and I have been forced to endure the empty span since the release of Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove" last winter.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2000
As non-insightful and inaccurate as I found Robin Rauzi's review of "Rugrats in Paris" (did she really not sit back and enjoy all the satire and spoofs?), I am compelled to address her complete disregard for the wonderful cast ("Those Little Rugrats Are in Paris? Oui, Wee," Nov. 17). Overlooked entirely, in list or mention, were Kath Soucie's delightful Phil, Lil and Betty Deville; Jack Riley and Melanie Chartoff as Stu and Didi Pickles, Tommy's parents; Tara Strong as Dil; and the introductory performance of Dionne Quan as Kimi, the newRugrat who becomes Chuckie's sister.
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