Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nickelodeon Unveils First Look At "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie" At SDCC 2016

Nickelodeon today unveiled a super first look at next year's Hey Arnold! as part of the networks "Happy Happy! Joy Joy!: 25 Years of Nickelodeon Original Animation" celebratory panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016!

As previously reported, Nick is reviving the iconic Hey Arnold! as a television movie to answer questions about Arnold's family, and to introduce the series to a new generation of viewers.

At Comic-Con, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie debuted first looks at the characters fans fell in love with in the mid-90's. All of them look the same, though Arnold seems to be sporting slightly updated attire. He's upgraded from a pullover sweater to a pullover sweater and a jacket over top of his button-down. The sneak-peek has also revealed that everyone’s favorite Pig, Abner, is back!:

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie is a brand-new two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie that will pick up where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.

More Hey Arnold!: Nickelodeon Animation Studio Unveils "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie" Background Art!

The movie will feature 19 original voices from the beloved television series who will reprise their famed roles, including: Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga; Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow (Recess) as Harold; Olivia Hack (Family Guy) as Rhonda; Nika Futterman (The Boxtrolls) as Olga; Dan Butler (Frasier) as Mr. Simmons; Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons) as Grandma; Antoinette Stella (Melrose Place, writer) as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Eduardo; Dom Irrera (Back at the Barnyard) as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie (Rugrats) as Miriam; Danielle Judovits (Toy Story) as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey (The Lorax) as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi (According to Jim) as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles. Additionally, 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.

New voices in the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie include: Mason Vale Cotton (Mad Men) as Arnold; Benjamin "L'il P-Nut" Flores, Jr. (Game Shakers) as Gerald; Gavin Lewis (Real Boy) as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer (Bubble Guppies) as Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski (Comedy Bang! Bang!) as Sid; Laya Hayes (Santa Hunters) as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu (The Impossible Joy) as Curly; Wally Wingert (Sonic Boom) as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Pigeon Man. Rounding out the cast, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) voices resident villain, Lasombra, an infamous river pirate operating from a secret compound in the jungles of San Lorenzo.

The movie is being written and executive produced by the series' original creator Craig Bartlett, and is being produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. The two hour-long TV movies will debut on Nickelodeon in 2017.

As part of Nickelodeon's "Happy Happy! Joy Joy!: 25 Years of Nickelodeon Original Animation" SDCC 2016 panel, Craig Bartlett also revealed a few fun facts about himself, including that he designed Angelica's Cynthia doll in the Rugrats!

Original source: Hypable; Additional source: Hey Arnold Wiki.
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