If you’re a kid of the 90s then you probably remember rushing home from school everyday to catch Hey Arnold! on Nickelodeon. So when we heard that our favourite Football Head was getting a movie adaptation we were excited to say the least. Now the Hey Arnold movie finally has a title: Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.
Nickelodeon also confirmed that the original cast of the TV animation will be in the new Hey Arnold movie. Our beloved Hey Arnold! characters will be voiced by the original actors, ensuring that the Hey Arnold movie feels authentic and pays homage to the original. Arnold won’t be voiced by Lane Toran, instead Mason Vale Cotton will be the voice of Arnold in the movie. Arnold‘s best pal, Gerald will be voiced by Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores Jr, Gavin Lewis as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer voices Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski voices Sid; Laya Hayes voices Nadine; Nicolas Cantu voices Curly; Wally Wingert voices Oskar; and Stephen Stanton voices Pigeon Man.
Here’s the list of the original voice actors and their corresponding characters in the Hey Arnold movie:
- Francesca Marie Smith – Helga;
- Justin Shenkarow – Harold;
- Anndi McAfee – Phoebe;
- Olivia Hack – Rhonda;
- Dan Castellaneta – Grandpa;
- Nika Futterman – Olga;
- Tress MacNeille – Grandma;
- Antionette Stella – Stella;
- Dan Butler – Mr. Simmons;
- Dom Irrera – Ernie;
- Craig Bartlett – Miles;
- Danny Cooksey – Stoop Kid;
- Jim Belushi – Coach Wittenberg;
- Kath Soucie – Miriam;
- Maurice LaMarche – Bob Pataki; and
- Danielle Judovits – Big Patty.
Chris Viscardi from Nickelodeon states:
We’re incredibly fortunate to work with these talented voice actors who brought to life one of the most celebrated cartoons in Nickelodeon’s history. The voice cast is an essential piece to the ‘Hey Arnold’ universe and we’re excited for a new generation of fans to hear these characters in a new TV movie.
The two-hour TV movie will be airing sometime in 2017 on the popular kids entertainment channel.
Are you excited for the revival of the popular TV show which ran from 1996 to 2004?