Paramount is shelving its deliberate live-action/CGI hybrid Rugrats film in favor of an animated WWE undertaking. Additionally, the corporate has given its subsequent Spongebob Squarepants film a new title, however we’ll get there in a second. Starting from the highest, a new report claims Paramount has pulled the upcoming Rugrats film from its scheduled launch date of Jan. 29, 2021. No purpose was offered by the studio for placing Tommy Pickles and his buddies again of their playpen, and it is not but clear if the film is merely getting delayed or if the undertaking is getting shelved indefinitely. It’s price noting that the film was additionally initially set for a Nov. 2020 launch earlier than getting pushed again to 2021.

With Rugrats off the desk, Paramount has changed it with one other animated film to be launched on that date. The studio will as a substitute premiere the Paramount Animation and WWE Studios collaboration Rumble, an animated film set in a world the place “monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes.” Of course, the film will function some WWE expertise offering voices, together with Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns. Additionally, the forged will function the voices of Will Arnett, Terry Crews, and Geraldine Viswanathan. This additionally pushes Rumble again six months from its personal preliminary launch date, because it was first scheduled to be launched on July 31, 2020.

As it pertains to Paramount’s animated initiatives, the studio has additionally given its subsequent Spongebob Squarepants film a new title. Originally subtitled It’s a Wonderful Sponge, the Nickelodeon TV adaptation will now be referred to as Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge on the Run. Directed by Tim Hill, the film will function franchise stars Tom Kenny (Spongebob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) all coming again to reprise their roles. Serving as a prequel, Sponge on the Run would be the third big-screen adaptation of the favored animated sequence, following the 2004 and 2015 releases of the prior installments.

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Just not too long ago, Paramount additionally launched the trailer for the redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog film, giving followers a higher take a look at the furry blue speedster’s up to date design. The film was initially set to be launched this month however was given its personal delay as a result of adverse response to its earlier trailer. Looking at every model side-by-side, the distinction is evening and day, and it is clear Paramount made the precise name on this explicit film delay. Sonic the Hedgehog will likely be launched on Feb. 14, 2020.

While Paramount’s Rugrats film will now be seen later than scheduled (if in any respect), followers of the unique animated sequence can nonetheless look ahead to Nickelodeon’s deliberate tv revival. Unlike the Rugrats live-action / animation hybrid film, the sequence will likely be animated and extra in step with the unique run of the present. No phrase but on when these new episodes will make it to tv, but it surely has been reported the community had ordered a full season’s price with 26 episodes. This information involves us from Deadline.

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