To ring in the 25th anniversary of Nicktoons “Rugrats,” “Ren & Stimpy” and “Doug, Variety has an article up about several behind-the-scenes tidbits that have gone mostly unknown.
The Co-Creator of “Rugrats” Didn’t Like Angelica
Arlene Klasky, co-creator of Klasky-Csupo and “Rugrats,” confessed that she never really liked Angelica, finding her and her signature catchphrase, “You dumb babies!,” “too mean.” She admitted to the New Yorker that the original “Rugrats” creative team struggled to keep the show edgy while also appropriate for children, and that the Angelica conflict was the reason for the team’s breakup.
You can read the entire article here.
Animation Resources.org has a fantastic Ren and Stimpy board up and if you’ve never visited Animation Resources and you’re into animation, you’re in for a huge treat because it’s one of the unsung jewels of the internet. Check it out!
Mtv has an interesting article up called 11 SECRETS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ANIMANIACS, PINKY & THE BRAIN, AND FREAKAZOID!
Tom Ruegger, the 14-time Emmy Award winner, who also created Tiny Toon Adventures, Road Rovers, Histeria!, and is currently the showrunner for Disney’s The 7D, recently did a Reddit AMA to celebrate the fact that you can now stream Animaniacs on Netflix.
Having worked on Animaniacs, as well as Pinky and the Brain, I can say that Tom Ruegger was one of the most talented individuals I ever had the fortune of working with. Incidentally Tom Ruegger was kind enough to do an interview with us years back.
You can read the whole article on Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Freakazoid here.