August 12, 2016


'Rocko's Modern Life' TV Movie is Coming to Nickelodeon


Nicktoons turned the big 2-5 this year, and Nickelodeon is celebrating the anniversary by bringing back all those classic shows that us '90s kids can't get enough of. The network's latest announcement is a Rocko's Modern Life TV movie.

Nickelodeon has greenlit a one-hour special based on the cartoon, which aired from 1993 through 1996. Its original creator Joe Murray is returning as executive producer, as well as beloved characters Rocko, Heffer, Filburt and Spunky.

“What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me," Murray told EW. "And after twenty years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century. They still have a lot to say.”

Chris Viscardi of Nickelodeon Franchise Properties said the movie is a “strong example of how we are bringing our library content back for both new audiences and the generation that grew up on them in the ’90s.” 

Rocko's Modern Life follows the awkward adventures of Rocko the wallaby and his peculiar friends in the fictional O-Town. The special's air date hasn't been revealed, but '90s fans can look forward to the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie arriving next year, as well as the Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie coming this fall.

If that isn't enough nostalgia for you, check out our picks for classic Nickelodeon shows worth reviving.