At the San Diego Comic Con 2016, more details on Hey Arnold movie were unveiled. The 90s’ hit cartoon show is finally back with a two-part animated movies coming to the big screen. As kids-at-heart reminisce their favourite moments, creator Craig Bartlett has answers to fans’ biggest questions. Yes, he has answers even to the weirdest ones that linger in fans’ minds.
News on the possible Hey Arnold movie started in November 2015. At the time, Viacom confirmed their plans to revive the adventures of the fourth-grader with the football-shaped head. However, their plan was to have it on the big screen.
“Kids who grew up on these characters are now of the age that they are having kids and families themselves. Our library has come to fruition and it’s time for it to start coming back to life,” Nickelodeon President Russel Hicks told Variety.
Lane Toran, the actor who originally voiced Arnold, has grown up to be a very hot singer. While there’s a new actor who’s set to voice Arnold for the reboot, fans will still hear Toran’s voice other characters. Of course, favourite characters will definitely return, Bartlett promised. Helga Pataki, Phoebe, Gerald and the rest of the gang even had a makeover for the upcoming film.
While fans wait for more details on the plot, here are answers to your biggest (and some are probably, weird) questions on the show.
1. What is Arnold’s real name?
Fans know Helga has been dreaming of marrying Arnold someday. Despite her angry antics at him, we know how much she loves the main star of the show. So, if she ends up with him, her last name would be?
Bartlett confirmed that his full name is Arnold Phillip Shortman, Buzzfeed wrote.
2. Is Eugene gay?
Remember Arnold’s kinda weird friend? The show’s creator said, “He’s not gay yet, he just will be.”
3. Why did Miss Slovak leave the school?
Bartlett noted that she was too simple. And he believes the kids needed someone like Mr. Simmons. Also, Mr. Simmons is gay – like Eugene.
4. Why does Grandpa Phil’s head has the shape of a… uhm.. male organ?
It wasn’t intentional. Here’s what Bartlett have to say: “The comment always on the web is ‘can’t unsee’ — which perfectly sums up what these things do. Once you see them, you can’t unsee them.”
5. Is Helga’s mom really like that? An alcoholic?
According to Bartlett, they wanted Helga to have a really difficult life at home. He revealed that he wanted fans to know who she really is despite of her family background.
6. Did Pigeon Man commit suicide?
Bartlett mentioned that he’ll likely be back in the first part, The Jungle Book! movie. So, to answer your question, no, he didn’t.