YMMV: The Rugrats Movie

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "This World is Something New to Me"
    • The Lipshitz muscial number that's only in the TV Broadcasts could count as well.
  • Critical Dissonance: The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but opened at #1 at the box office, and became the first animated movie not made by Disney to gross over $100 million in the United States. Of course it also helped that the series was still very popular at that point.
  • Design Student's Orgasm: Well it is a Klasky-Csupo production. Of particular note is the scene of the traditionally animated Stu flying his computer generated whirligig invention through a photographed sky!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Tommy comes dangerously close to crossing this line when he gets so fed up with his brother, after having left his friends behind for Dil's sake, that he nearly pours banana baby food on him to let him be devoured by the monkeys
    • Could possibly also count as Despair Event Horizon because Tommy did have more than enough reason to be upset by that point.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The whole idea of toddlers being lost in the forest.
    • The wolf stalking the Rugrats and becoming very close to killing them had it not been for Spike
  • Tear Jerker: Early on after Dil arrives you see Tommy having to sing to himself because his parents are too busy, and then it goes to Spike, howling in the rain.
    • Tommy being disowned and abandoned by his friends, leaving him to save Dil from the monkeys on his own.
    • The scene in the rain where Tommy finally snaps and considers leaving Dil behind in the forest with the monkeys. Probably the most dramatic scene in the history of the series, and quite impressive when you consider that this is a one year old and his newborn brother, and yet it can still send shivers down anyone's spine and tears down their faces.
      • Even more impressive is he's planning on pouring banana-flavored baby food on Dil and leaving him with monkeys, and it somehow manages to make you cry instead of laugh at how how ridiculous it all is.
      • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: The scene is highly reminiscent of the Sacrifice of Isaac.
      • And when Dil has his Heel Realization & Tommy recomposes himself and brings him back under the tree. Even the monkeys are close to tears as they sadly look at Tommy & Dil.
      Tommy: I'm sorry Dil. It's OK, Dilly. Everything's gonna be ok
      • A bit later, as Tommy recovers his watch, he hears Dil's terrified wailing. Tommy tucks Dil in with the blanket singing a similar lullaby from earlier, as he tries make Dil (and himself) not lose hope.
      Tommy: Baby, please! Rest your head? Soon we will be home in bed. Until then, I'll protect you like no other. You're okay for a little brother.
    • Spike saving the babies from the wolf at the last minute, only to fall off the bridge with it.
      Angelica: (in tears) Dumb dog. Why'd you have to go and... (breaks down sobbing)
      • When Tommy is about to ask the "Lizard" (Actually Tommy's father) to send them back home, he looks back at the other babies, who are all crying over Spike's sacrifice, and instead wishes for his doggy back.
  • The Scrappy: If Dil wasn't this to the fans here, he was certainly it to Chuckie and the twins (at first).
  • Squick: The "Pee Fountain" scene in the The World Is New To Me number. Ugh.