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How the Most Progressive Moments in My Favorite Cartoons Shaped My Feminism

I don't think any feminist voyage starts out perfectly; mine certainly didn't. It took me years to realize that I was oppressed as a neurodivergent woman, and even longer to realize I had privileges as an able-bodied white person. It's been a very topsy-turvy journey that has both empowered and humbled me.

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Rugrats Artist Re-Imagines Kids All Growed Up, Preserving Their “Awkward Lumpiness”

There are plenty interpretations of what the Rugrats might look like all grown up, but this one comes from the show's storyboard artist, Eric Molinksy.

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After Nickelodeon Reboots the ’90s Cartoon Lineup, They’ll Make A Nicktoons Crossover Movie

Remember Nickelodeon's plan to reboot Hey Arnold! and Rugrats and other '90s-era Nicktoons? Apparently, the end goal of this slew of TV reboots is to turn the world of Nicktoons into a massive crossover tentpole film.

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The Rugrats & Hey Arnold! Reboots You Didn’t Ask For Are Coming Anyway

Nickelodeon plans to reboot two cartoon darlings from the 1990s: Hey Arnold! and Rugrats. “We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” said Russell Hicks, who's the president of content and development at Nickelodeon.

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Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Babe, Chuckie, and Dexter, Has Passed Away at 51

Christine Cavanaugh, known for her role as Goslyn Duck from Dark Wing Duck, Chuckie on Rugrats, Oblina on Ahhhhh Real Monsters, Babe in the 1995 film, Dexter in Dexter's Laboratory, as well as live-action roles on Cheers, Empty Nest, Wings, and The X-Files, passed away December 22nd in Los Angeles.

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Were the Rugrats All Dead? YouTube Channel “Cartoon Conspiracy” Investigates

Today in Depressing

What, you don't remember this conspiracy/urban legend about Nickelodeon's Rugrats? You said you were how old? Nevermind. Go away. Watch the rest of Cartoon Conspiracy here. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Feed Your Inner Nostalgia Fiend With Children’s Cartoon Characters “All Grown Up”

Almost Totally Excellent

It’s been a while since we lost our heads over Isaiah Stephens’ series of Disney characters dressed up as non-Disney characters. But even once we finished with those posts, he was still drawing awesome things. It’s a Schrödinger’s artist situation. This time he’s done adult versions of characters from famous kid’s cartoons, like Doug, Pokémon, The Powerpuff Girls, and Hey Arnold!, in a series he calls All Grown Up. You can see individual shots of many of the characters on his Tumblr.

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Part 3 Of Tohad’s Reimagined Childhood Series Is Badass… When It’s Not Completely Terrifying

That kind of describes Tohad's, aka Sylvain Sarrailh's, previous illustrations as well. Badass: Baby Mario riding Yoshi into battle. Terrifying: Tohad's take on Rugrats, behind the cut. It will haunt your nightmares. Consider this your warning. Previously in Reimagined Childhood

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All Grown Up: the Redesign Art of Celeste Pille

Meddling Kids

Celeste Pille's really all grown up redesigns of Rugrats characters have been getting a lot of attention lately, but a quick dip into her Tumblr reveals examples of her work for a massive swath of 90's kid nostalgia, from Pepper Ann to Hey Arnold!, The Magic School Bus, Recess, Kiki's Delivery Service and more.

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Most Roger Klotz Cackles From Doug Are The Same Sound

The year was 1991. Metallica's Black Album had just been released, Terminator 2: Judgment Day was dominating the box office, and the children's TV network Nickelodeon aired the first episodes of three animated series -- Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, and Doug -- collectively called "Nicktoons." Rugrats proved to be quite successful. The adventures of the show's inexplicably loquacious infants spanned nine seasons, launched two spinoffs and three feature films. Likewise, Ren and Stimpy's often crude and outlandish toilet humor helped cement its status as a cult classic for adults and children alike. But the third show, Doug, didn't manage to make quite as big a mark on the hallowed halls of animation history.

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Real-Life Rugrats

Close your eyes. Think "real-life Rugrats." Cycle through the four or five creepiest iterations that come to mind. Sorry, but Isaiah Stephens still has you beat.

(via TDW | Artist's DeviantART page)

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