90s nostalgia couldn’t have gotten more sweeter when it was announced that a former Nickelodeon television show would make a comback in the form of a TV movie special. That particular show involved a few lead characters such as a distraught turtle named Filbert, a voracious steer named Heffer and an anthropomorphic Australian kangaroo err I mean a wallaby named Rocko.
That show was named Rocko’s Modern Life and became a big hit with audiences. Check out the first official footage from #SDCC2017 for the upcoming TV movie special:
Rocko’s Modern Life ran for only four seasons but has somehow found its way back on the television screen. The creator of #RockosModernLife Jim Murray is once again handling the directing duties and will bring back its original voice cast that included Carlos Alazraqui, Douglas Lawrence, Charlie Adler, and Tom Kenny who famously voices Spongebob Sqarepants. #RockosModernLifeStaticCling
We’re Not In The 90s Anymore
As Rocko declares in the video, “The 21st century is a very dangerous century.” This 2.5 minute clip gives us everything we need to know about what’s going on in their current world. We learned from the announcement that Filbert and Rocko have returned from an outer space adventure and haven’t been back to Earth in over twenty years. Times have changed for better or worse depending on who you ask.
With different means of transportation, hundreds of smart-phone brands, Foodtrucks that sell tacos within tacos, radioactive drinks and realistic 3-D effects, Rocko is clearly overwhelmed by it all and struggling to catch up to society. Hell, even the comic book shop that he used to work at is closed. Say goodbye to basic paper printing and say hello to auto-laser creating paper press. While Filbert and Heffer seem to be adapting to the 21st century just fine, Rocko is struggling mightily as he fears that things will never be the same.
No release date has been announced as of yet. But it will be out sometime next year in 2018.
Are you excited for this 1-hour special? How much nostalgia did you feel while watching the teaser clip for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling? Sound off in the comment section below!