Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie SDCC Preview
Nickelodeon premiered this clip yesterday at San Diego Comic Con, introducing us to the new Hey Arnold! cast and look.
Although the kid voice actors from the original are all grown, the casting is very good for the new voices — and you’ll find the voices of Phoebe, Helga, Harold and some of the other classmates are the original voice actors! Main character Arnold, now voiced by Mason Vale Cotton, is on his fourth voice actor — the actor was changed twice during the show’s original run, as the young actors grew older and voices changed. (This is why cartoons may use a female voice actor to voice boys: longevity of the same “kid” voice, like Fairly Odd Parents’ Timmy Turner.)
It’s very encouraging to see the animation behind this TV movie reboot as well. Arnold first appeared as the stop-motion creation of Craig Bartlett, then moved to 2D animation when the show was picked up for production in 1996. Now the animation looks better than ever, and I for one cannot wait to see more this fall.
- Courtney (harmonicacave