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Nickelodeon Releases First Clips from “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Hey Arnold!” TV Movies at SDCC

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Nickelodeon announced multiple tv movies based on some of its older properties over the past two years. These have included the live-action Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, and movies based on Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Invader Zim. The Legends of the Hidden Temple movie released last year, but we hadn’t even seen footage of any of the animated movies until this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

On Thursday, the first clip from Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was shown. In it, Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt explore O-Town in today’s times, which has changed quite a bit since the 1990s. They discover strange, new experiences including 3-D printing and dark, gritty comic book movies. Although the things being satirized may have changed, the humor and animation still feel like the Rocko’s Modern Life audiences fell in love with over 20 years ago. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling releases in 2018.

On Friday, the first clip from the long-awaited Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie was shown. In this clip, Arnold’s friends put together a video highlighting his good deeds and the people he has helped and touched over the years. Throughout this clip, fan favorite characters like Pigeon Man and Stoop Kid make appearances as well as references to episodes of the original series. This was the perfect clip to showcase first as it not only reminded audiences of Arnold’s previous adventures but will also hype them up for the further clips and trailers to come as well as the movie of course. Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie releases this November.

Are you looking forward to these movies? Which one are you more excited for?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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Trevor has loved animation since he was young. He would watch any animated movie or cartoon and wonder endlessly about just how they made it. He made his own flipbooks and short movies throughout his childhood. He always wanted to be part of the animation industry. These days, Trevor attends college and majors in 3D Animation. Aside from animation, he also enjoys video games, computers, and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @trevdiggitydawg.

  • Yellow

    I didn’t watch either show growing up, only bits and pieces, but those clips both look great. The animation is perfectly in the style of the originals, but obviously nice and cleaned up. The Rocko movie looks to be quite funny, and Hey Arnold quite heartfelt.

  • Frank Coufal

    I can’t wait to see them!