So I was on the internet (I’m on there every now and again ) and saw that there’s a ‘Hey Arnold’ movie coming out. I didn’t get too excited though because lets face it the internet is about as reliable as the condoms my parents used in ’92. But now I’m feeling more and more amped as it turns out this movie looks like it’s actually going to happen.
“Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie” picks up from where the original series left off in 2004 and will resolve unanswered questions and plotlines — including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.
“Original voice actors Francesca Marie Smith will return as Helga; Anndi McAfee as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow as Harold; Olivia Hack as Rhonda; Nika Futterman as Olga; Dan Butler as Mr. Simmons; “The Simpsons” vet Dan Castellaneta as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille as Grandma; Antoinette Stella as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui as Eduardo; Dom Irrera as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie as Miriam; Danielle Judovits as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.Arnold, and many of the kid characters from the original cartoon, will be voiced by new actors. Mason Vale Cotton will play the title character; Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores Jr. will voice Gerald; Gavin Lewis as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer as Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski as Sid; Laya Hayes as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu as Curly; Wally Wingert as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton as Pigeon Man.
The original voice of Arnold, Lane Toran, and the original voice of Gerald, Jamil Smith, will lend their voices to several other roles.”
Seems pretty fucking legit to me. Hey Arnold is an all time classic, it’s shows like this that taught my generation values, taught us how to think and act like human beings. I learned the harsh reality at a tender age from Ronnie Matthews that celebrities aren’t always the person they appear to be on TV. The show also put me on to the fact that most girls are being a total bitch to me because they really, really like me. It’s so easy to tell right off the bat if a person watched Hey Arnold growing up or not. People who use the words “safe space”, or “participation trophy” most certainly didn’t get their daily dosage of Nick during their childhood. Here’s where my anxiety starts to kick in though… think about the kind of person you were when you originally watched the show vs how you’ll be watching the new movie. It’s actually depressing. For instance, at 8 years old I was an ambitious, good natured kid who liked baseball and video games. Watching it a year from now? 25 years old, scrolls on Instagram and sees a college classmate getting married, smokes cigarettes during the commercial breaks. Damn. Hopefully shit went south with some of the other characters too so i won’t feel like a total piece of garbage. Maybe Harold knocked some girl up from Tinder or Phoebe let a scholarship go down the drain because of an addictive personality. Who knows!? This made for TV movie could be just the pick me up our generation needs.
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