If you are a late 80s or an early 90s baby you probably are going to be happy about this! Nickelodeon just announced that they are developing a TV movie based on the old school cartoon show “Hey Arnold!”. The show that aired from 1996 to 2004 will reportedly be the focus of a new movie that will “pick up where the original series ended”, and will also answer the question of where Arnold’s parents have been all of this time.
Late ’80s and early ’90s babies rejoice: there’s a new Hey Arnold! movie in the works. According to Variety, Nickelodeon are currently developing a TV movie based on the popular series, which gave valuable game to a generation of kids (including myself!) between 1996 and 2004.
Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production Russell Hicks, is appealing to both older viewers who grew up on the show and today’s kids. “You have to remember people who are going to watch really don’t have a recollection of Hey Arnold!,” he said. “You have to make it relevant to them but also nod to the audience that is going to be interested.” One reason to believe they’ll get it right is the return of Craig Bartlett, the guy we are forever indebted to for creating Hey Arnold!
This looks like it will be a good thing for old school and new school cartoon lovers.