Get ready to wash your hands after taking part in Garbage Day, because Nickelodeon's upcoming Rocko's Modern Life TV movie just got some exciting news. The original voice actors from the subtlety irreverent '90s animated series will be back in tow for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, which is the project's new and official title. Here's who will be returning, as well as what we can expect to see when Rocko and the gang return to our lives in the modern era.
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling would not be a revival without it's leading man, and Reno 911 vet Carlos Alazraqui has signed on to voice the titular wallaby, his dog Spunky, and Leon, one of those green long-necked twins. Legendary voice actor Tom Kenny is also slated to return, as both Heffer and Really Really Big Man, which should blow the minds of younger fans who only know him as Adventure Time's Ice King or Spongebob Squarepants's main character.
Doug Lawrence will return as the shell-backed Filburt, and other former series regulars like Charlie Adler (the Big Heads), Linda Wallem (Dr. Hutchinson), Jill Talley (Nosey), and creator Joe Murray (Ralph Big Head) will lend their voices to their respective characters as well. And it's not just about the former stars, as Eastbound & Down's Steve Little and the Rocko movie's director Cosmo Segurson will jump on as newcomers to the series as Cowboy and Pillow Salesman, respectively.
Each actor will return to each of their respective characters, who have been lost in space since 1996, and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling will find Rocko and the gang attempting to adjust to 21st century living and all the stress that comes along with it. Heffer and Filburt should have no trouble going with the flow, but Rocko definitely will face some troubles adjusting to new life.
Does that mean we're about to see Rocko get on Tinder and have some strange encounter? Considering some of the unsavory stuff the show was able to sneak by censors back in the day, it wouldn't be surprising. The press announcement teased the show will be revealing more details on the series via social media, to inform fans young and slightly-less-young who want to follow along with the process.
Rocko's Modern Life is one of three classic Nicktoons that will get an upcoming revival, with Hey Arnold and Invader Zim also earning TV-based features of their own. Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, is set to premiere in 2018, but fans will get their first taste of Nickelodeon nostalgia with Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie this fall. Invader Zim's return has yet to receive a premiere date, but it's safe to speculate that the film won't be making its premiere in 2017.
Gloriously, Rocko's Modern Life airs sporadically during the late night hours on Teen Nick, so set your DVR for any potential airings that could pop up from now until the premiere of Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling in 2018. There's also a lot of great television for those looking for something to get hooked on, so get started by searching our summer premiere guide for all shows new and returning. Also, for those who may not be aware, there's also an entirely separate Nicktoons crossover movie that has been in development for awhile, and it got some rather unsavory news recently. Check out which Nicktoons will not be in tow for the massive crossover right here.
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