Monday, July 15, 2013

The Casts Of Nickelodeon's Classic Nicktoons "Rugrats" And "Hey Arnold!" All Grown Up

The British national daily newspaper 'The Guardian' is reporting in the following article from the 'Art and Design' column on their official website,, the fantastic Nicktoons news that Omaha, Nebraska-based artist Celeste Pille has imagined what the characters from the popular Classic Nickelodeon original animated shows "Rugrats" and "Hey Arnold!" would look like grown up! Apparently, "Hey Arnold!" creator Craig Bartlett was alerted to Pille's work by "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" creator Matt Groening. Both are said to be fans of her work.

Gerald Johanssen from Hey Arnold!

"Currently pursuing a master's degree in political science"

Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold!

"English major, recently hired as a social media manager after one year living at home and another year spent in a thankless, penniless internship".

Charles "Chuckie" Finster from Rugrats

"Channelled his anxiety into writing and performing, and now finds himself a burgeoning slam poetry superstar. During the day you'll find him coaching forensics".

Kimi Finster from Rugrats

"Journalism major recently accepted into Stanford's Documentary and Film Master of Fine Arts programme. Her video project on blended families and cultures made for a standout portfolio. She eagerly anticipates the amount of travel her career will demand and looks forward to many collaborative projects with Tommy Pickles".

Angelica Pickles from Rugrats

"Angelica went on to internet fame for her terrible song, Weekend, and its even more terrible music video (produced by Ark Music Factory and paid for by her parents), and just when everyone thought her 15 minutes were up she leveraged her awesomely bad song's popularity into a reality show on Bravo called Fallen Angelica. She may not be a good singer, but she's shrewd, ambitious and makes for incredibly quotable television"

Arnold from Hey Arnold!

"Philosophy major, currently working on his certification in professional building design. Builds/designs furniture in his spare time".

Susie Carmichael from Rugrats

"Susie attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has achieved critical acclaim for her experimental art rock, dance-punk music, and looks forward to writing concept albums in each of the 10 languages in which she is fluent".

Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

"Tommy is honing his skills in mountain climbing, scuba diving, and paragliding to become a master at wildlife photography. He aspires to be a regular contributor to National Geographic and plans to abseil into an active volcano in the near future to capture the terrifying beauty of lava lakes".

What do you think of Celeste Pille's imaginings for the casts of classic Nicktoons "Hey Arnold!" and "Rugrats"? What do you imagine the cast characters look and be up to all grown up? Let The Daily Nick know what you think on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and/or Facebook!

You can also see more of Celeste Pille's artwork and doodles on her official Tumblr website/blog,