8 Reboots and Remakes
We’re Looking Forward to the Most
By Therese Aseoche
The entertainment industry is capitalizing on nostalgia these days, feeding us 80s and 90s kids with reboots and remakes of shows that hold a special place in our hearts if it meant instant worldwide support (and eventual box office success) for their projects. We’re not ones to complain though! Here are just 8 blasts from the past that are lined-up in the coming year that we can’t help feeling excited about!
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
We’re finally getting the closure we didn’t know we needed from Nickelodeon series “Hey Arnold!” with its upcoming film “Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie.” In the two-hour special, we’ll reunite with our favorite P.S. 118 kids who’ve grown a little older and look a little better, and accompany them in their pursuit of answers relating to the mystery surrounding Arnold’s parents.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling
Yet another Nickelodeon favorite will be gracing our televisions in the form of a TV movie, and hopefully with the same inanity and adult humor it had almost two decades ago. The return of the animated series’ original voice cast makes this one-hour film even more special, and although there’s not much news yet regarding the reboot, we’re thinking it might have something to do with how the characters will adjust to 21st century life.
The last show in the Nickelodeon Reboot line-up is Jhonen Vasquez’s strange yet oddly endearing show about an alien who arrives on Earth with the intention of conquering the human race. The “Invader Zim” reboot will likewise be a TV film that brings together original voice actors, although there’s no word yet what the film will be about.
Of all the comics and magazines of our preteen years, W.I.T.C.H. magazine stood out the most even though almost nobody could remember how the series ended. This is why the announcement of its “repackaging” comes as a very pleasant surprise to those who’ve grown up alongside the five heroines. Its publishing company said it will release 12 titles and a three-book story arc beginning Fall of this year.