Exclusive: Ren and Stimpy Won’t Be Part of NICKTOONS Reboot

For those of you who don’t remember, there was a Ren & Stimpy reboot back in 2003 called ‘Ren & Stimpy: Adult Part Cartoon’. It aired on Spike and only lasted about 5 episodes before being cancelled. It was nothing like the classic show, and if you haven’t seen it, you aren’t missing out on much.

Back in 2015, it was announced that Nickelodeon would be rebooting the Nicktoons and giving them a feature movie. It was widely assumed that Ren & Stimpy would be included, but according to co-creator Bob Camp, that isn’t the case.

While speaking directly to us at Wizard World Cleveland, Camp gave us some insight on what exactly is going on with the characters:

“They’re rebooting the Nicktoons without Ren and Stimpy. We actually pitched a Ren and Stimpy movie to Paramount, they wanted nothing to do with it. [Adult Party Cartoon] poisoned the well. I think it really left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth. I had nothing to do with that one. And now, someone [at Paramount] doesn’t want anything to do with Ren and Stimpy.”

When asked if he’d be interested in bringing the characters back, Camp said:

“I’m always interested – but no one else seems to be.”

He also said he has a few new projects in the works. You can follow him on Facebook here.

While not really a surprise given the terrible quality of the 2003 show, I think it’s safe to say that no one (outside of mega fans) even remembers the show. A Nicktoons reboot without those two characters would surely make a few people mad.

What do you think of this? Would you like to see Ren & Stimpy in the Nicktoons reboot? Be sure to tell us your thoughts below!

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  • zid

    Adult ‘party’ cartoon. An adult ‘part’ cartoon would be Rule #34 and definitely not something they’d show on nick.

  • Ricardo Cantoral

    Surely the public has long forgotten that repugnant revival of Ren of Stimpy. I think the suits at Paramount want to play it safe. A majority of Nicktoons programing was vapid and rarely controversial. I personally have noticed anytime there was a discussion about Nicktoons with people my age, nobody mentions R&S. I think most kids found it to be too disturbing yet they still watched in awe.

  • Andrew Henke

    I had no idea the Adult Party Cartoon episodes even existed until now. It’s a shame that such a bad decision scarred the series forever.

    • jim

      the bad decision was not reeling john k a bit to make the new show good not garbage