Does anyone remember watching Rocko’s Modern Life during the 90’s? Remember the insane randomness in the cartoon Invader Zim? I got some interesting news to share. Originally in 2017 Comic Con, Nickelodean revealed two teaser trailers for the return of Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim. Now we get an update from Bob Bakish, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Viacom in regards to these cartoons. They are actually cartoon movies and they will be premiering on Netflix. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus will be on Netflix in summer 2019. It’s updated that Rocko’s Modern Life will be in late Summer.
Created by Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim premiered on March 30, 2001, running for 27 episodes over two seasons on Nickelodeon, winning an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for individual achievement in animation (which went to storyboard artists Kyle Menke and Steve Ressel, respectively). The series chronicles an alien named Zim who arrived on Earth from his home planet of Irk with imperialistic intentions of conquering the planet (in order to gain favor with his Irken home race). Wildly ineffective but hilariously earnest, Zim and his robot companion GIR attempted to blend in and study the human race while simultaneously trying to enslave it. Despite Zim and GIR’s subpar disguises, the only humans who realize they are extraterrestrials are school-aged paranormal investigator Dib.
In INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about.
Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the 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. Just like the original ‘90s series, “Static Cling” is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.
Also, it’s been announced a while back that Netlfix will also be in charge of other Nick projects such as the live action TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, an animated series called Pinky Malinky, two animated movies of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles and The Loud House.
What do you think about these movies being in Netflix?
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