Growing up, I LIVED for all things 90s Nickelodeon, especially Nick at Night. I would watch everything from Are You Afraid of the Dark to Ren & Stimpy to Rocko’s Modern Life and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. As an adult, I still have that nostalgia for the shows I loved at a younger age, which makes it all the more exciting that a few of them are getting rebooted for a new generation!
On August 9, 2019, Netflix and Nickelodeon will release ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING, a Netflix original film from creator Joe Murray. Originally airing from 1993-1996, the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town.
The official synopsis of the film states: “After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.”
The cast includes voice performances by Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Linda Wallem, Steve Little, Joe Murray, Cosmo Segurson, Tom Smith and Dan Becker.
Needless to say, we can’t wait to see Rocko return to the small screen along with his friends. I can only imagine what kind of antics he will get up too!
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