6 January 2004 | Lando_Hass
It is almost inevitable that when something good and entertaining is made in the entertainment biz, there's something that is made after it that serves some relation to it, but is a piece of garbage. Sadly, a great and entertaining show like Rugrats has suffered from this. I'm pretty old for Rugrats, but regardless of age, the show was still Nickelodeon's best animated show, and is definitely one of TV's greatest animated achievements. What has disgraced Rugrats? The spin-off piece of garbage that is `All Grown Up.'
All Grown Up has the same characters from the original Rugrats, but they are all grown up now, and in school. That right there already ruins the entire main idea of Rugrats. Rugrats was such a significant show because it depicted life through the eyes of toddlers, and every week would show the `adventures' they go on. That's what made it so original, the fact that they were babies, but now that they're all older, it isn't original anymore. It's just like all those other ridiculously awful shows on Nickelodeon.
What's even worse about the show is that all the characters now have all these problems involving popularity and all that other garbage, and again, that is something that furthers this travesty from the original Rugrats.
The animation in this isn't distinct like the original Rugrats. Instead, the backgrounds (buildings, houses) all look too generic and plain. The color and look of everything from characters to exteriors is too light, and worst of all, the drawings look too perfect, and really have no significance whatsoever. The original show's animation wasn't the best, but that was the beauty of it. The animation wasn't the best ever, and it looks like it was done that way on purpose. Back then, the characters and backgrounds look like they were actually hand drawn by people, and they weren't so plain.
I simply cant stand this vile. The fact that it's predecessor was RUGRATS, a great show, is ridiculous. If you want to make an animated show that displays problems in the lives of kids in school, call it something else, just don't relate it to Rugrats. Sitting through this, to put it best, is a rigorous task. It'll most likely last a looong time, seeing as how kids probably watch it.
Overall score: ½ out of 10.