As 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Nicktoons, Nickelodeon is keeping the nostalgia flowing.
The network announced today it will air an original one-hour TV special based on its classic ‘90s show, “Rocko’s Modern Life.”
With “Rocko’s” original creator Joe Murray on board as executive producer, the animated special will bring back all the show’s classic characters and offer some surprising new takes on life in O-Town.
“What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me, and after twenty years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century,” said Murray. They still have a lot to say.”
Originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated “Rocko’s Modern Life” follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer Wolfe and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town.
Chris Viscardi, SVP, content development for Nickelodeon said the greenlighting of “Rocko” is a “strong example of how we are bringing our library content back for both new audiences and the generation that grew up on them in the ’90s.”
The network announced earlier that a new “Hey Arnold” movie titled “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie” will premiere in 2017, as well as a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” TV movie set to premiere this fall.
Additional news of the “Rocko’s” special airdate and casting will be announced in the coming months.