YMMV / The Rugrats Movie

  • Awesome Music: "Take Me There" by Blackstreet and Mya (featuring a rap verse from Mase and Blinky Blink), the first song that plays during the ending credits. So awesome that it reached #10 on the US R&B charts and became a platinum single. And it was written specifically for the film.
    • "I Throw My Toys Around" by No Doubt and Elvis Costello, probably the greatest song written specifically for a Nickelodeon feature ever.
    • "On Your Marks, Get Set, Ready Go" by Busta Rhymes, as mentioned below under Ear Worm.
    • When the babies are reunited with there parents, an orchestral reprise of the theme song plays. Better yet is that they got Mark Mothersbaugh, composer for the show, to do the film score.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "This World is Something New to Me", a musical number in which several babies in the nursery suddenly start to sing about having just been born, and then proceed to pee into the air.
    • The Lipshitz muscial number that's only in the TV Broadcasts could count as well.
    • When Dil is about to be born, we suddenly see a montage of the planets, and the history of the earth from dinosaurs to Stonehenge.
  • Critical Dissonance: The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it opened at #1 at the box office, became the first non-Disney animated movie to gross over $100 million in the United States, and is fondly remembered by 90's kids to this day. 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!
  • Genius Bonus: Boris (Didi's father) giving the babies chocolate coins is part of a Jewish tradition, although this usually occurs on Hanukkah (hence the name "Hanukkah Gelt").
  • Ear Worm: The song "On Your Marks, Get Set, Ready Go" by Busta Rhymes. "I AM REPTAR, HEAR ME ROAR! I AM REPTAR, THEKINGOFDINOSAURS!!"
    • "Take me there, I wanna go there, take me there, let's go there, just take me to that great place with wonders and wishes..."
  • 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.
  • The Scrappy: If Dil wasn't this to the fans here, he was certainly it to Chuckie and the twins (at first).
    • Phil and Lil are also hated in this movie for the way they treat Tommy by complaining about his brother and acting nasty to him.
  • Squick: The "Pee Fountain" scene in the The World Is New To Me number. Ugh.
    • The sound effect when Dill poops his diaper.