Nickelodeon Reveals Title of the Hey Arnold! TV Movie as Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie; Original Voice Actors Return

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon
announced today that the upcoming TV movie titled Hey Arnold!: The
Jungle Movie
will feature 19 original voices from the beloved
television series. The announcement comes in the midst of Nickelodeon’s
25th anniversary celebration of original creator-driven animation. Hey
Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
is written and executive produced by the
series’ original creator Craig Bartlett and produced by Nickelodeon
Animation Studios in Burbank. The two-hour TV movie will debut in

The voice actors reprising their famed roles include: Francesca Marie
Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga; Anndi McAfee (Tom and
Jerry: The Movie
) as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow (Recess) as
Harold; Olivia Hack (Family Guy) as Rhonda; Nika Futterman (The
) as Olga; Dan Butler (Frasier) as Mr. Simmons; Dan
Castellaneta (The Simpsons) as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille (The
) as Grandma; Antoinette Stella (Melrose Place, writer)
as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Eduardo; Dom Irrera (Back
at the Barnyard
) as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Bob
Pataki; Kath Soucie (Rugrats) as Miriam; Danielle Judovits (Toy
) as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey (The Lorax) as Stoop Kid;
Jim Belushi (According to Jim) as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig
Bartlett as Miles.

Additionally, Lane Toran (original voice of Arnold) and Jamil Smith
(original voice of Gerald) will supplement the returning cast by lending
their voices to several other roles.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to work with these talented voice actors who
brought to life one of the most celebrated cartoons in Nickelodeon’s
history,” said Chris Viscardi, SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon
Franchise Properties. “The voice cast is an essential piece to the Hey
universe and we’re excited for a new generation of fans to
hear these characters in a new TV movie.”

Original cast members will give new life to Helga, a complicated and
cynical girl who puts up a mean front, but is full of extreme emotions;
Phoebe, Helga’s confidante and loyal best friend; Harold, a former bully
with a tough exterior and soft interior; Rhonda, a fashionista who comes
from a preppy and prestigious family; and Olga, Helga’s beautiful,
intelligent and friendly older sister; as well as the other colorful

New voices in the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie include: Mason
Vale Cotton (Mad Men) as Arnold; Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores,
Jr. (Game Shakers) as Gerald; Gavin Lewis (Real Boy) as
Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer (Bubble Guppies) as Stinky; Aiden
Lewandowski (Comedy Bang! Bang!) as Sid; Laya Hayes (Santa
) as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu (The Impossible Joy) as
Curly; Wally Wingert (Sonic Boom) as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton (Star
Wars Rebels
) as Pigeon Man.

Rounding out the cast, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) voices
resident villain, Lasombra, an infamous river pirate operating from a
secret compound in the jungles of San Lorenzo.

The greenlight for an original Hey Arnold! TV movie was announced
earlier this year. Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will feature a
storyline that picks up from where the original series ended in 2004 and
will resolve unanswered questions and plotlines–including Arnold
finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.

This August celebrates 25 years of original creator-driven animation for
Nickelodeon, marking a significant milestone exemplifying decades of
rich history and commitment to bringing fresh innovative content to kids
and families around the world. Later in the year, Nickelodeon will open
up a 190,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art complex to serve as the West
Coast hub for the network, housing the ever-growing number of animated
and live-action series, TV movies, and award shows and events seen

About Nickelodeon

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entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
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Katelyn Balach