The new Rugrats cartoon reboot, which debuted last year and was greenlit for a second season, is debuting a musical half-hour special featuring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tori Kelly (Sing) and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks (A Christmas Treasure) that premieres this Friday, April 15 on Paramount+.
In “Rescuing Cynthia,” Angelica accidentally leaves her Cynthia doll at home and goes on a fantastical journey to find her. On the way, she learns that everyone has forgotten Cynthia (Kelly) for a new popstar named Tabitha (Sparks). The episode features three original songs, “Cynthia is Everywhere,” performed by Tori Kelly, “New Star in the Sky,” performed by Jordin Sparks, and “Friendship Sold Separately,” performed by Tori Kelly and Jordin Sparks, which will be released across all major digital streaming platforms on Friday, April 15, following the episode’s premiere on Paramount+.
Kelly guest stars as Cynthia, Angelica’s beloved doll who is an international-pop-star-sensation-veterinarian-astronaut (among many other occupations), and Sparks guest stars as Tabitha, an impressionable high-fashion doll and rising pop star desperate for fame.
Check out official clips and images below:
From Nickelodeon Animation, the brand-new Rugrats series is a reimagining of the classic ‘90s hit that features rich and colorful CG-animation and follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. Paramount+ recently renewed the series for a second season (13 episodes) in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, and Canada with more adventures from the babies’ colorful imaginations.
The series stars EG Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille), all of whom are repricing their iconic roles in this new series. The original adventurous babies’ voice cast is joined by new voices including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles).
Produced by Nickelodeon Animation, the all-new Rugrats is based on the series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro (Rugrats) and Kate Boutilier (Rugrats) are executive producers and Dave Pressler (Robot and Monster) and Casey Leonard (Breadwinners) serve as co-executive producers, with Rachel Lipman (Rugrats) as co-producer and Kellie Smith (The Fairly OddParents) as line producer on season one.