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'''''Rugrats in Paris: The Movie''''' is the second of three animated movies based on the {{Nickelodeon}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', released in 2000 between the show's seventh and eighth seasons. Topping the introduction of Tommy's brother Dil in ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', three new series regulars make their debut in this film.

The plot is as follows: Chuckie realizes he has an empty void in his life left by the death of his mom, and he wishes he had a new mother. Meanwhile, a Reptar robot that Stu made for [=EuroReptarland=], a French theme park featuring Reptar, malfunctions, so he is called to come there for repairs, bringing all the kids' families with him.

Over in Paris, we meet Coco [=LaBouche=] and her smarmy sidekick Jean-Claude. Coco is looking to be promoted to president of the Reptar company once her boss, Mr. Yamaguchi, retires. Since Yamaguchi is looking for a candidate who "has the heart of a child." Coco lies to by telling him that she loves children, and that she's engaged to a man with a child of his own. When Coco catches Angelica having been eavesdropping on her, Angelica offers to help set her up with Chuckie's dad, Chaz. Coco then pretends to take interest in Chaz and gradually wins him over, but has little luck trying to bond with Chuckie (especially since she shows her TrueColors to the kids behind Chaz's back). During their Parisian adventure, the Rugrats meet a girl their age, Kimi Watanabe, and her mother, Kira, an assistant of Coco's, who develops a mutual romantic interest in Chaz (not to give away the movie's ending, but [[spoiler:suffice to say, the fact that [[LateArrivalSpoiler they're two of the new characters debuting here]] should [[ForegoneConclusion tell you how it turns out]]]]). Also, Tommy's dog Spike falls for a poodle named Fifi (this isn't plot relevant, but since [[spoiler:Fifi also becomes a series regular]], it needs to be mentioned).

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!!This film contains examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Coco leaves Chaz a gift--a golden inhaler--with a note addressing him as "Cha'''d'''".
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The passport scene. More specifically, Phil & Lil would each get their own passport, Tommy and Dil would need to have a do-over (most passports require babies to have their eyes open) and Angelica would also need a do-over (the kid in question is the ONLY one that can be in the picture)
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6zFSOqPqYY "When You Love."]] If the ethereal voice of Music/SineadOConnor doesn't [[TearJerker get to you,]] the place in the movie it plays: a dance for kids and their moms, where Chuckie is all alone...
** "I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever" by Cyndi Lauper playing in the airplane as well is very moving.
* BerserkButton: Angelica is angry about being betrayed by Coco... but at the thought of someone other than herself hurting the babies, Angelica is absolutely furious, declaring, [[HypocriticalHeartwarming "Listen, Lady! NOBODY messes with my dumb babies, 'cept ME!"]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Kira is the Betty; Coco is the Veronica. The princess is the ThirdOptionLoveInterest. [[spoiler:Chaz marries Kira over Coco at the end - and the princess as well, although she was never seriously a competitor]].
* BigDamnMovie: Just like it's predecessor.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:Chuckie]] lets one out when he bursts into the church to stop the wedding. Notably, this later turns into a running gag in the series - "No" is the only word he can say to the grown-ups.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Both Angelica and Coco play this trope real good.
* BookEnds: The film starts with the babies playing The Bobfather during Lou and Lulu's wedding reception before joining in on the party; the film ends with the same thing happening at Chaz and Kira's wedding reception.
* BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheHaughty: In the same scene, no less. When Chuckie realizes his dad is about to marry a total BitchInSheepsClothing instead of the nice, loving mother he'd been dreaming of having, Angelica feels so guilty for her contributions to Coco's plan that she immediately tries to comfort him, and when this doesn't work and he's sadder than ever, she can't take it anymore and confesses everything she did to the babies.
* CharacterFocus: This film is very much Chuckie's story, to the point where it could've easily been released under the title ''The Chuckie Movie''.
* ChildHater: Coco [=LaBouche=], to the point where she sends her lackey to dispose of the babies in a giant mech.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Besides a full-length graphic novel adaptation, the ''Rugrats'' newspaper strip did a two-week storyline tying in with this movie.
* ColonCancer: The full title is the extremely convoluted "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie: Rugrats II".
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: [[spoiler:Coco in the end. The famous "I see London..." gag is even quoted.]]
* CompanionCube: Wawa, Chuckie's teddy bear.
** Also a TragicKeepsake, [[spoiler:because his biological mother, Melinda, made it for him before she died]].
* ConspicuousCG: Painfully obvious throughout the film (particularly during the robot chase sequence.)
* CousinOliver: Kimi this time, since this is ''her'' introduction.
* CruellaToAnimals: Coco, probably. Where do you think she got those peacock feathers?
* CultureClash: The Reptarland theme park; a bizarre mishmash of French and Japanese culture. Chaz and Stu even comment upon it.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Coco, as this exchange will show you:
-->'''Kira''': Mme. Labouche! You cannot go through with this! It's obvious: You don't really love Chaz or Chuckie!
-->'''Coco''': Which is which again?
-->'''Kira''': I can no longer stand by and watch you destroy their lives! I'm going to tell Chaz the truth, and there's not a thing you can do to stop me!
-->''(cut to the outside of the car they're in, and Coco tosses Kira out)''
-->'''Coco''': [[LampshadeHanging Except throw you out on the curb!]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: For Chuckie.
* DisappearedDad: Kimi's father doesn't show in the film, though it's implied to be the function of a divorce. [[spoiler:An episode of ''AllGrownUp'' confirms this]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Though not the end of the series, [[spoiler: Chuckie finally has a mother and Chaz is now HappilyMarried with Kira, and Kimi as the new addition to the family]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Angelica may be a notorious bully, but she is completely disgusted at how Coco treats the other kids. "Listen lady, nobody messes with my dumb babies except me!"
* TheFashionista: Coco, and a thematic one at that! She seems to wear a different outfit every scene she appears in, and each one has a different theme (for example, she wore an outfit covered in clocks while talking to Stu the first time).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The kids have plush versions of Reptar and Robosnail fighting vigorously when en route to Paris.
** Stu lets Tommy demonstrate the controls for the Reptar mecha.
* FriendToAllChildren: Kira, in stark contrast to [[ChildHater her boss]]. This is crucial to the plot.
* GenreSavvy: At Phil calling her name and ''throwing cake at her'', Susie ducks, letting it hit Angelica instead.
* FoodFight: During the final scene, with the wedding cake.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: Chaz and Kira at the end of the movie]].
* HeroStoleMyBike: Kira, during the climax.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Chaz Finster, of all people, proves to be one. How can he not see that Chuckie is ''terrified'' of Coco? The other kids cower when she's around, too. And yet he thinks she's the perfect mom for Chuckie. [[spoiler:He does realize his mistake at the end though.]]
* HospitalityForHeroes: Coco picked up the tab on the TrueCompanions' trip to Paris.
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:Upon the Rugrats exposing Coco's plot, Chaz calls off the wedding, Yamaguchi fires her, and Angelica tears her dress to expose her underpants.]] And then there's either one of the two Stingers...
** Angelica is the one who plots with Coco. She ends up getting imprisoned with all the kids, then being left behind by the Reptar mech, knocked off a bridge when it crashes through it, clings for dear life on his nostril, gets sprayed with imitation boogers, gripped in his hand, tossed up the Eiffel Tower, thrown into his mouth, swung round trying to climb a ladder...
* HumongousMecha: The Reptar robot and the Super Escargot used in the parades and plays. [[spoiler:The babies pilot the former to escape from the warehouse. Jean-Claude chases them in the latter.]]
* IdioticPartnerConfession: Jean-Claude confesses to Coco's kidnapping plot.
* JerkassRealization: Chaz has one after [[spoiler: seeing Coco's true nature. It dawns on him that he almost got himself into a loveless marriage, and given Chuckie a terrible stepmom]] by getting so caught up in the romantic atmosphere of Paris, he didn't bother to learn about the woman in front of him.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you haven't seen the movie already, then hopefully you haven't also seen the episodes of the show that came after it, which would spoil that [[spoiler:Kira marries Chuckie's dad, and Chuckie and Kimi become stepsiblings]].
* TheLegendOfChekhov: Played with, as it's not the legend that ''was'' true, but ''came'' true. Twice in the movie, during the parade and the stage show, Chuckie hears and watches a fairy tale about everyone fearing and fleeing from a rampaging Reptar, only for the beautiful Princess to stay, show no fear, and promise to protect Reptar, who is NotEvilJustMisunderstood. Chuckie dreams he could have the Princess as his new stepmother, but of course she isn't real. At the end of the movie, Chuckie hijacks the giant Reptar mecha and before getting used to the controls, he accidentally razes a building with a day-care center in it. Everyone runs in fear... except for Kimi, who loves Reptar and stays, waving and shouting hello. So Chuckie does get his princess after all, except instead of a stepmother, the princess is his step''sister''.
* LetsGetDangerous : When Chuckie realizes it's up to him and his friends to save his dad from marrying Coco. From that moment on, the LovableCoward goes full CowardlyLion, with emphasis in the 'lion' part.
* McNinja: The park uses ''ninjas'' as security guards. More justified than most examples because the park is run by Japanese. They're don't seem all that competent, however, if a pack of babies can outsmart them.
* MediumBlending: One of those rare South Korean/North American instances ([[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Grimsaem]] and Creator/RhythmAndHues in this case).
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Angelica was in cahoots with Coco until the latter [[spoiler: revealed that she was never going to go through with her promises to her and has her locked up with the rest of the kids]]. Also, Kira is an interesting inversion of this trope; Coco treats her...marginally less horribly than most people, but Kira eventually turns on her upon seeing how badly Coco treats ''other'' people (especially children).
* MusicForCourage: "Chuckie Chan".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone : Angelica's reaction when realizing the consequences of her helping Coco through the whole movie. She even admits that it was the lowest thing she had ever done and laments how at times she just can't stop herself from being a huge AlphaBitch.
** Chaz Finster counts as this after he realizes how much of a jerk Coco is and what horrors he put the babies through.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The theatrical trailer includes a bit where Angelica demands to know which of the babies put a pooped diaper in her suitcase, falls over due to her platform shoes, and Phil comments that "someone got up on the wrong side of the bread". There is no such scene in the movie, although Phil's line pops up on a different scene (referring to a mean stewardess, rather than Angelica).
** Also, the shot of Spike urinating on the Eiffel Tower and the Rugrats using the Reptar bot are shown happening in daylight rather than nighttime and dusk as in the actual film. Chuckie also doesn't wear the helmet to pilot the Reptar bot like in the trailer; Tommy instead wears it and sits on Chuckie's shoulders.
* NoOSHACompliance: Subverted on the flight to Paris, when the plane's stewardess refuses to pick Robosnail up off of the floor. It's not like picking up a plush toy is strenuous, and she's in fine health. She's just mean and rude.
--> '''Stewardess''': Unfortunately, the union forbids me from picking it up. That's a job for your ''mommy''. \\
'''Phil''': ''Somebody'' got up on the wrong side of the bread.
* ObviouslyEvil: Coco [=LaBouche=]: with her [[ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow dark eye shadow]], triangular brows, and devilish outfits. Even the ''babies'' are quick to notice how Coco [=LaBouche=] means ''big trouble.'' Chaz on the other hand ''somehow'' doesn't notice this blindingly obvious fact which makes the most of the film portray him as a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter, if not an ''idiot.''
-->'''Lil''': She's not a very nice lady. She's too "pointy."
** Hell, even ''Dil'' notices how obviously evil Coco is, as he promptly whacks her with his rattle upon first meeting her.
* ParentalBonus: Not that many small children are going to get the references to ''Film/TheGodfather'', which are clearly there for the parents/older siblings in the audience.
** For example, the (rocking) horse head Phil and Lil found in their crib.
* PeacockGirl: Coco's wedding dress.
* SequelGoesForeign: The first of the Rugrats movies to do this as the second would be in Africa.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: "NOOOOOOOOO!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Press releases for the film spelled Kimi's name with two Ms.
* ShoutOut: The opening scene mimics ''Film/TheGodfather'', complete with a stylized ''Rugrats II'' title card.
** Since Reptar is already an {{Expy}} for Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, a Japanese creation, it was only natural that the Reptarland park had heavy Japanese influence. And to hammer it home, [[spoiler: the climax features Stu's giant Reptar robot (controlled by the babies) battling Robo-Snail (controlled by Jean-Claude).]]
** The scene where Reptar has Angelica in his hand while hanging high up on the Eiffel Tower has mirrors Film/KingKong.
** And of course, Chuckie's dream sequence about becoming [[JackieChan Chuckie Chan]].
** The scene where Spike and Fifi are eating a pizza together is one to WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp.
* TheStinger: Not in the movie itself, but the DVD contains two different bonus clips showing what probably happened to Coco and Jean-Claude (which is [[spoiler:being stuck either loading passengers into the "Ooey Gooey World" ride or testing underarm deodorants]]).
* TemptingFate: Coco says this gem after Angelica rips her dress off. Coco backs away trying to hide her exposed undies from the church people... [[spoiler: only to turn around and see tourists taking snapshots of her undies]]
-->'''Coco''': Well take a Picture! This is the last time you will see Coco ''or'' her underpants!\\
[[spoiler: (''Turns around to see tourists taking pics of her underwear; Coco runs off sobbing'')]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Parodied with Chuckie's dream. "Here comes Chuckie Chan!!" Later done for real with Chuckie's LetsGetDangerous moments.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Quote Creator/DonLaFontaine in the theatrical trailer: "[[spoiler:And introducing the newest Rugrat, Kimi!]]"
** Let's not forget [[spoiler:the fact that Chuckie gets a mother]].
* TruthInTelevision: The scene with the babies screaming once the plane takes off is quite normal due to the air pressure changes. If you take a close look, you can see Tommy holding his hands up to his ears.
* UrineTrouble: While roaming the streets of Paris, Spike urinates on the Eiffel Tower.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: "Who Let the Dogs Out?", "My Getaway", and "When You Love". Notably, only "Who Let The Dogs Out?" achieved the crossover popularity the producers were striving for.
* WeddingSmashers: The babies literally ruin Coco's wedding with the giant Reptar mech.
* WouldHurtAChild : Coco and Jean-Claude have no qualms about hurting or threatening kids. Jean-Claude is even willing to use a giant mecha to stop the children near the end of the movie, not caring at all if they (or anyone else) get hurt or even killed. [[spoiler:He did, however, overlook the chances of them retaliating with their ''own'' giant mecha.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Coco wasn't happy to learn from Jean-Claude that the babies got away.
-->'''Coco:''' You bumbling idiot! ''YOU DISGUST ME!!''
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