’90s fave Rugrats is back – but there’s a rather TERRIFYING twist 🤯

We cannot unsee this.

Rugrats returns with original voice actors in CGI remake

by Carl Smith |

Here at heatworld, we bloody love a '90s revival. Steps? Totally going to their next tour. Anything Tracy Beaker-related? Still obsessed. Those delicious Cadbury Dream chocolate bars? WE WON'T REST TILL THEY'RE BACK ON SUPERMARKET SHELVES.

So obviously the news that Rugrats - our absolute favourite cartoon from back in the day - is set for a reboot has us dusting off our Cynthia doll in excitement.

Except...there's one major difference. Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica and co. have been given a 2021 CGI makeover; and it's WEIRD.

In news set to divide the actual entire globe, Paramount+ has launched a first look of the show's reboot; which features some of the original voice actors (yay) and some, um, interesting animation.

Now look, we're not totally opposed to the prospect of Phil and Lil DeVille in 3D. We just weren't mentally prepared for the change, that's all.

Check out: what the Tracy Beaker cast look like now

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heat - Tracy Beaker where are they now?

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Dani Harmer played the iconic role of Tracy Beaker in The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files from 2002 all the way up until 2012.

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After Tracy Beaker, Dani went on to star in several other TV shows as well as her own CBBC show Dani's House, which was followed by Dani's Castle in 2013. In 2012 she came 4th on Strictly Come Dancing. Dani gave birth to her daughter, Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough, in June 2016. In August 2021 Dani and her partner Simon Brough announced that she is pregnant with their second child. In 2021 Dani reprised her role as Tracey Beaker for the series My Mum Tracey Beaker and The Beaker Girls.In February 2022, Dani announced that she had given birth to a little boy, little Rowan Leon James in an adorable Instagram post. Dani received tonnes of congratulation messages, including one from Lisa Riley, who wrote, "CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL ud83dudc9bud83dudc9bud83dudc9bso so so happy for you all…..sending the biggest of snuggles and cuddles ud83dude18ud83dude18ud83dude18."

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Poor Cam had a bit of a tough time constantly being told to 'bog off' by a moody Tracy. Eventually, Tracy realised Cam's heart was in the right place and Cam became Tracy's foster mum.

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As well as reprising her role as Cam in Tracy Beaker Survival Files, Lisa as went on to star in other shows such as Hollyoaks, Casualty and EastEnders.

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Montanna played Dumping Ground resident and Tracy's frenemy Justine Littlewood. She originally auditioned for the lead role of Tracy, but it was decided she was a better fit as feisty Justine.

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Montanna has since appeared in TV shows such as Casualty, Sugar Rush, The Last Detective and Doctors. She's also had a son and most recently appeared in horror film Kill or Be Killed, quite different from her TB days.In 2021, Montanna reprised her role as Justine Littlewood for the series My Mum Tracey Beaker and The Beaker Girls.

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Social worker Elaine got a lot of stick from Tracy and the rest of the kids at the dumping ground, but let's be honest she was bit of a pain, wasn't she?

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Following her role as Elaine the Pain (she'll never shake that name, tbh), Nisha appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, The Bill and Doctors.

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Duke was a care-worker at the Dumping Ground and responsible for cooking up a storm for the kids. He had a somewhat strained working relationship with Elaine the Pain.

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Clive has also starred in episodes of Doctor Who and even landed small roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2017's Beauty And The Beast film starring Emma Watson.He's appeared in several West End theatre productions and is a regular on the pantomime circuit.

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Tracy and Liam aka Crash didn't get off to the best of starts in The Story of Tracy Beaker but later became one of her best friends in the Dumping Ground.

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Darragh joined Dani Harmer in her CBBC show Dani's House. He also stared in Casualty and Hollyoaks. As well as acting, Darragh is a 'TV writer and visual story teller' according to his Twitter bio.

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Rio was a bit of a bully to begin with, and fell out with Crash. But after a while, he softened and they became good friends.

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From The Dumping Ground to Hollywood, Craig has gone on to star in a number of films including Submarine in 2010, as well as 22 Jump Street and the film version of John Niven's Kill Your Friends.

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Adele was the It girl of the Dumping Ground and oldest member of the squad. She appeared on the show for series one and two.

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Rochelle played Olivia Johnson in Hollyoaks and has also played small roles in other shows like Doctors and the TV show Suspicion.

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Social media inevitably had a lot to say on the Rugrats revival, with one Twitter user asking, "Can they just keep cartoons 2D? Does that make me selfish?"

Another user, however, reasoned, "I'm guessing they want to appeal to the people that grew up with this show and now have kids of their own."

The jury's out, folks.

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