The 'Hey Arnold!' TV Movie You've Been Waiting More Than 10 Years For Is Almost Here

Nickelodeon is bringing back the beloved TV show and its original cast.

Calling all TV-obsessed '90s kids: your favorite football head is back.


On Monday, Nickelodeon confirmed to the A.V. Club that Hey Arnold! will be making its highly anticipated return in the form of a TV movie in 2017. 

While the show's original creator, Craig Bartlett, first broke the news of the revival on his Instagram in March, the network has just now officially green-lighted the cast. 

Following the thematic lead of Rugrats Go Wild, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie is bringing back 19 of the show's original voice actors for a talk on the wild side. 

From Helga to Grandpa to Stoop Kid, Nick's latest revival will be one giant, animated blast from the past.

And what would a "Hey Arnold!" movie be without the voices of Arnold and Gerald themselves? Nickelodeon plans to find out.

Though Lane Toran and Jamil Walker Smith, the original voices of Arnold and Gerald, are returning, they won't be reprising their roles. 

Considering Toran and Smith were both 12 when first cast in Hey Arnold! and 22 when the show ended, a lot has changed in the past fourteen years — including their voices. While many fans may be disappointed by the casting change, the duo will voice other characters, keeping the production all in the Hey Arnold! family.

Following in Toran and Smith's footsteps are Mason Vale Cotton, best known for playing Bobby Draper on Mad Men, and Benjamin Flores Jr., who acts on another Nickelodeon show, Game Shakers

Though the movie's premise remains as hidden as Nick's other temple-themed revival, many presume it will pick up where the last episode left off, with Arnold finding a map he believed could lead to answers about his long-lost parents. 

Even more fans just hope this movie resolves that cliffhanger — and the one about Helga and Arnold's relationship status — once and for all, so they can finally get the closure they've been craving for 14 years. 

H/T: The A.V. Club

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