Children of the '90s are in for a very special treat today: Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold! movie has been given a name, and it's fitting for a story about urban youth in New York City—being that, well, it's a jungle out there.
Folks, get ready for Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie. The film is set to pick up where the original series left off in 2004. It'll tackle all the pressing questions that fans have been asking in the years since, such as: Where the hell are Arnold's parents? Will Helga Pataki ever profess her love for Arnold? And just what is Gerald up to? That dude was cool.
The TV movie will bring back 19 original voices from the beloved television series, with a glut of original actors reprising old roles. Arnold is set to be played by a different actor though, with Mason Vale Cotton (Mad Men) voicing the football-headed lead. Lane Toran (original voice of Arnold) and Jamil Smith (original voice of Gerald) will supplement the returning cast by lending their voices to several other roles.
Chris Viscardi, senior vice president of content development for Nickelodeon franchise properties, said in a statement: “The voice cast is an essential piece to the Hey Arnold! universe and we're excited for a new generation of fans to hear these characters in a new TV movie.” The two-hour flick will debut on Nickelodeon next year.
For more Hey Arnold! conjecture and discussion, check out this episode of Fuse's Back of the Class podcast: