Year after lonely year went by and the fate of Arnold — that Arnold, the animated Arnold from Hey Arnold!, the popular Nickelodeon series that ran from 1996 through 2004 — was left unresolved.
Series creator, Craig Bartlett, had it all worked out with Nickelodeon to deliver Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, but then this happened and then that happened and finally it just didn’t happen. So forever — cartoon land “forever,” that is — Arnold would live with his grandparents in the rooming house and the fate of his parents would never, ever be resolved.
Rejoice! Word arrived from Paramount Home Media this past week that it finally happened and Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie got made and it will be making its DVD debut on Feb. 13. Rumors abound that this is either the long-anticipated wrap to the series … or, a possible prelude to a reboot of Hey Arnold!
Either way, fans — and new fans — can now learn what Arnold’s (voiced by (Mason Vale Cotton) map leads to in the jungle of San Lorenzo. And, as luck would have it, Arnold, his buddy Gerald (voiced by Benjamin Flores Jr.), the lovely Helga (voiced by Francesca Marie Smith) and their classmates “win” a trip to San Lorenzo … but it’s a trick!!!
Will Arnold solve the mystery of what happened to his parents? Will the perpetual fifth graders of PS 118 escape the trap set by “pirates?” You’ll have to wait until Feb. 13 to find out! Grrrrrrr … the wait, but it’s a wait that is well worth it.
Also heading home on Feb. 13 are the latest comedy antics of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer in Broad City: Season 4 … a double-disc DVD release.
Bonus goodies included deleted and extended scenes, a blooper reel and the “Hack Into Broad City” webisodes.