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Nickelodeon Drops Teaser Clips for ‘Rugrats’ Musical Special

Grammy winner Tori Kelly and Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks guest star in the all-new episode, ‘Rescuing Cynthia,’ that hits Paramount+ April 15.

Nickelodeon has announced Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tori Kelly (Sing) and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks (A Christmas Treasure) are joining the Rugrats cast for a musical half-hour special, “Rescuing Cynthia” coming to Paramount+ on April 15.

In the musical episode, Kelly guest stars as Cynthia, Angelica’s beloved doll who is an international-pop-star-sensation-veterinarian-astronaut (among many other occupations), and Sparks stars as Tabitha, an impressionable high-fashion doll and rising pop star desperate for fame. When Angelica accidentally leaves her Cynthia doll at home and goes on a fantastical journey to find her, she learns that everyone has forgotten Cynthia for a new popstar named Tabitha.

The episode features three original songs, “Cynthia is Everywhere,” performed by Kelly, “New Star in the Sky,” performed by Sparks, and “Friendship Sold Separately,” performed by Kelly and Sparks. The songs will be released across all major digital streaming platforms on April 15, following the episode’s premiere.

Check out the clip Angelica Misses Cynthia featuring Kelly:

Check out Introducing Tabitha featuring Sparks:

The new Rugrats series, from Nickelodeon Animation, is a reimagining of the classic ‘90s hit that features colorful CG-animation and follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. Paramount+ recently renewed the series for a second season (13 episodes) in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, and Canada.

Reprising their roles from the original series are EG Daily (Tommy Pickles); Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster); Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles); Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael); and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille).

Joining the original cast are Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles).

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation, the all-new Rugrats is based on the series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro (Rugrats) and Kate Boutilier (Rugrats) are executive producers and Dave Pressler (Robot and Monster) and Casey Leonard (Breadwinners) serve as co-executive producers, with Rachel Lipman (Rugrats) as co-producer and Kellie Smith (The Fairly OddParents) as line producer on Season 1.

Source: Nickelodeon

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.