Jun 282021

Rugrats: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray in a large 26-disc set that includes all 9 seasons from Paramount, released on May 18th.



Rugrats: The Complete Series

Genre(s): Animation, Family, Comedy
Paramount | NR – 4034 min. – $55.99 | May 18, 2021

Date Published: 06/28/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Writer(s): Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain, Arlene Klasky (created by)
Voice Cast: E.G. Daily, Kath Soucie, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase, Jack Riley, Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, David Doyle, Tara Strong, Nancy Cartwright

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 26

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1



Synopsis: Rugrats reveals the world from a baby’s point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica (CHERYL CHASE), the oldest, likes to terrorize her cousin, Tommy (ELIZABETH DAILY), and his friends, and is famous for screaming, “You stupid babies!” The adults in the series are often clueless.

Quick Hit Review: Rugrats wasn’t a shot I watched during its 9 season airing from 1991 through 2003, not sure why, probably because I likely was watching shows on the Disney Channel or regular content on the network (i.e. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Real Ghostbusters, etc.) rather than Nickelodeon. Watching it now, and with zero nostalgia, at times it has chuckle worthy moments though the animation, early on especially, was a bit crude (same could be said of The Simpsons which debuted only a couple years prior to this).



This 26-disc set comes housed in an extra-extra wide keep case with seasons 1-5 on one side and 6-9 on the other, in spindles, though these are not removable unlike some of the other complete series sets Paramount has released in the past. Features include a few featurettes: “Runaway Reptar”, “All Growed Up”, “Babies in Toyland” as well as two Tales from the Crib: “Snow White” and “Three Jacks & a Beanstalk”.


VIDEO – 3¼/5, AUDIO – 3½/5

The video quality of this isn’t always the best but pretty much on par with any early DVD transfers, especially for shows that aired in the 1990s (I imagine the first few seasons of The Simpsons probably were less than striking). However, the video does get better as the series went along so I will say it’s more than adequate.

Each episode has a Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Nothing incredible but serviceable with dialogue coming across with good clarity.

 06/28/2021  DVD Reviews, DVD Rundown, Quick Hit Reviews Tagged with:

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