For those of you who have been waiting for another Hey Arnold! movie, the wait is almost over. Well, actually, you’ll still be waiting until Thanksgiving 2017 to see the final film, but as series creator Craig Bartlett announced at Comic-Con, they’ve started production on Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie and will be ready to roll it out by Turkey Day next year.
Also revealed at the panel, in which Bartlett addressed the numerous fan questions he’s received about his football-headed protagonist over the years, were new looks at Arnold, Helga, Gerald, Phoebe, and even Grandpa and Abner. If you’re worried that Bartlett and his creative team have gone overboard modernizing the classic 90s characters’ appearance, don’t be; the changes are subtle and arguably necessary.
As Polygon reports in their panel write-up, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will answer questions as to what became of Arnold’s parents and why his head is so oddly shaped when theirs are perfectly normal, as Bartlett confirmed:
“It’s very meta and it answers just about every fan question I’ve ever gotten from fans over the years. The biggest question the movie will answer is who Arnold’s parents are and what happened to them … I cant’t give away too much information, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but literally every question I’ve ever been asked will be answered. I’ve collected all of the questions over the years!”
Check out the new looks for your favorite Hey Arnold! characters below (via Facebook):
For more on Hey Arnold!, be sure to get caught up with some of our previous coverage provided at the following links:
- Marc Summers Comes Out of Retirement to Host ‘Double Dare’ at Comic-Con 2016
- ‘Hey, Arnold!’ Reboot Title Revealed; Original Voice Actors Returning
- Nickelodeon’s ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Is Becoming a TV Movie
- ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Being Developed by Nickelodeon
- Nickelodeon Reviving 90s Programming; Includes ‘All That’, ‘Hey Dude’, and Much More