Nickelodeon has announced that the upcoming Hey Arnold! film will be titled The Jungle Movie and feature 19 voices from the original television series. Craig Bartlett, the show’s creator, is serving as the movie’s writer and executive producer. The two -hour film is scheduled to debut in 2017.
Voice actors returning include Francesca Marie Smith as Helga; Anndi McAfee as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow as Harold; Olivia Hack as Rhonda; Nika Futterman as Olga; Dan Butler as Mr. Simmons; Dan Castellanetaas Grandpa; Tress MacNeille as Grandma; Antoinette Stella as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui as Eduardo; Dom Irrera as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie as Miriam; Danielle Judovits as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.
“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,” says Chris Viscardi, SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. “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 Jungle Movie’s storyline will pick up right where the series left off when it ended in 2004. Questions such as the whereabouts of Arnold’s missing parents will be answered.