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’90s NickToon ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ Gets A Reboot

That’s right folks, it looks like the classic ’90s animated series, Rocko’s Modern Life, will be getting a reboot in the form of a brand new one-hour television special on Nickelodeon.

Rocko’s Modern Life: ‘Static Cling’ will premiere in 2018—almost 25 years after the show first debuted. It will feature all of the original cast and crew and will be produced by Joe Murray, the creator of the beloved 1990’s animated series.

In an interview with Motherboard, Murray explained how Rocko’s Modern Life: ‘Static Cling’ rejoins everyone’s favorite cartoon wallaby after being in space for almost 20 years and will focus more on people’s reliance on modern technology.

The brand new TV special rejoins Rocko (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui), his companion, Spunky, and cohorts Heffer Wolfe (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Filburt Turtle (voiced by Mr. Lawrence), as they adjust to O-Town twenty years in the future.

There will also be a few new characters introduced, including “Cowboy” voiced by Steve Little (Adventure Time, Eastbound & Down) and co-director Cosmo Segurson, as the pillow salesman.

The first trailer for Rocko’s Modern Life: ‘Static Cling’ premiered at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con and shows our heroes, as they try and adjust to life in the 21st Century.

Realizing  that they’re “not in the ’90s anymore,” the video cuts through several new locations, including the coffee shop, Buzzbucks; it shows us a more dramatic, mature side of Rocko’s favorite comic book hero, Really Really Big Man; the obsolescence of his former life at Kind of a Lot O’ Comics [a local comic book store]; and the return of his cynical next door neighbors, Ed and Beverly Bighead (voiced by Charlie Adler).

In addition to Rocko’s Modern Life, several other classic NickToons are getting a reboot, including Invader Zim and Hey Arnold!

A trailer for Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie also debuted at SDCC 2017. The TV movie will serve as a sequel to the 2002 major motion picture and is expected to provide a definitive conclusion to the series.


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