Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim

‘Rocko’s Modern Life,’ ‘Invader Zim’ movies are coming to Netflix

Time to rejoice, '90s kids!

May 11, 2019
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Brace yourselves for the nostalgia because the CEO of Viacom announced today that Nickelodeon has sold the rights to their TV movies, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus, to Netflix.

We can’t wait for this throwback!

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NickAlive! reports that CEO and Viacom President Bob Bakish confirmed during the company’s Q2 Earnings Conference Call that both movies would now be heading to Netflix.

The teaser for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was originally released in 2017 during San Deigo Comic Con, but no official release date was ever revealed.

According to a plot synopsis, the movie is set to “bring the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.”

The teaser trailer for Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus was revealed during 2018’s SDCC.

According to the film’s plot, “ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for.”

While neither film has an official release date yet, the fact that Netflix has secured both movies gives us hope that we’ll finally be able to watch them in the very near future.

Are you excited for these throwback films to finally see the light of day? What other shows or movies would you like to see Netflix acquire? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

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