Arnold and Helga and Gerald, oh my! Nickelodeon is finally giving ’90s cartoon–loving millennials what they’ve been waiting for — a Hey Arnold! movie. The network announced in a press release on Tuesday, March 1, that a two-part animated TV movie is in the works.
“TV movies are terrific examples of how we are bringing our beloved content back to life both for new audiences and the generation that grew up on them,” Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom Kids and Family Group, said in a statement.
As previously reported, a TV movie inspired by the game show Legends of the Hidden Temple is also coming to the small screen.
Zarghami added, “These TV movies will keep the spirit and essential themes of the original source materials intact, while branching out in new ways that will speak to and captivate today’s kids.”
Hey Arnold! ran from 1996 to 2002, and centered on a fourth-grader named Arnold (voiced by Lane Toran) who lived with his grandparents in Brooklyn. He usually spent his days with his BFF Gerald Johanssen (Jamil Walker Smith) and trying to escape the wrath of Helga Pataki (Francesca Marie Smith), who bullied him but was secretly in love with him.
The show’s creator, Craig Barlett, posted a teaser of the movie via Instagram on Wednesday, March 2. The title appears to be Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie. (Hey Arnold! The Movie was released in 2002.)
“It’s official! The two-part, two-hour Jungle Movie is greenlit for production!” he wrote. “So glad to be back with my friends at Nickelodeon.”
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