For those of us out there who remember watching these cartoons growing up can now relive the glory days as Nickelodeon hopes to score a new touchdown starting with a favorite animated character who has a head shaped like a football.
The Viacom-owned kids’ outlet is developing a new TV movie based on “Hey Arnold!,” the animated series that ran between 1996 and 2004 and focused on a fourth-grader with an oblong noggin who lived with his grandparents in a boarding house. The TV movie will feature a story-line that picks up where the original series ended and resolves unanswered plot-lines including the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents, long missing from the program.
With the revival of “Arnold,” Nickelodeon is formalizing a quest to build part of its future by tilling its past. The network has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of the classic Nickelodeon series, “The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as its senior vice president of content development for franchise properties – a new role. While Viscardi will oversee creative strategies for key content like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Dora The Explorer,” he will also mine the network’s vast library of original series to develop new shows for modern audiences.
So in case your wondering Yes, that does mean that Nickelodeon could potentially revive some more of their older series’ like “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life” or “The Wild Thornberrys,” though the network’s executives declined to discuss specific projects other than “Hey Arnold!” Executives at the network also declined to offer a specific date for when the new content might be ready or air. How ever everyone here over at The Realm Cast will keep you updated as more information becomes available.