Back in September 2015, it was announced that a NickToons movie was in early development by Paramount Pictures. It would be a cross-over movie with some of the most famous NickToons characters from Nickelodeon’s classic shows such as Rugrats, Doug, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Modern Life, etc. The film is said to have an “Avengers style” theme by many sources. Some Classic NickToons fans definitely were ecstatic at the fact that the network hasn’t forgotten about its roots, others were wondering what the hell Nickelodeon was thinking. Despite the mixed opinions, the movie is happening, and here’s what we already know about it:
- Jared Hess will be directing. Author & director of the very notable book & film Napoleon Dynamite.
- Ren & Stimpy will NOT be in the film. Co-creator of the show Bob Camp told screen geek in March that Paramount wanted nothing to do with the idea and that their adult sequel “poisoned the well”.
- The film is set to be released on July 31, 2020.
It’s quite obvious that Nick is trying to get back those viewers that some of their new content just isn’t bringing to the table. Appealing to the 90s lover’s culture by rebooting their classics may be a smart strategy. With the Hey Arnold & Rocko’s Modern Life TV movies on the way, I’m almost sure millions will be watching to see just how dedicated Nickelodeon is to rebooting it’s classics.