Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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They must recover a stolen document they need in order for the neighborhood to stop being bulldozed.




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Tuck Tucker


Craig Bartlett (characters), Craig Bartlett, Steve Viksten

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30 December 2002 | Danny_G13
Exactly the same as the show
No bells or whistles, no shiny moviemagic, no nothing. In the way Xfiles movie was perceived as an elongated episode of the show, so is this. Problem is, it looks grotty. The actual look is so identical to the show it does not translate well to being introduced to 'blown-up-o'vision'. The animation is utterly identical to the show, everything is.

Fact is this: if you like Hey Arnold!, then you'll probably enjoy this as a decent episode. But no way does this deserve to be a movie. It looks not even as good as a rushed job, and the plot is as shabby as anything *I* could come up with in 2 minutes.

It's a kid's movie, with some half-decent gags to be fair, but it's a rip off.

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Did You Know?


After the success of The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Nickelodeon came to an agreement with Hey Arnold! (1994) Creator Craig Bartlett for an Arnold theatrical film, as well as a television movie. The original plan was for the theatrical film to be about Arnold searching for his parents, titled The Jungle Movie, while the television movie, originally titled "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood", was about Arnold saving his neighborhood from being torn down. Problems with the script kept the theatrical movie on hold for several years, and Nickelodeon, wanting an Arnold movie in theaters before the show lost its popularity, had "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood" converted into this film. However, a poor showing at the box-office, along with Craig Bartlett leaving Nickelodeon for Cartoon Network, caused The Jungle Movie to be put on the shelf indefinitely. However, the show's cult following convinced Nickelodeon to announce on November 23, 2015 that they have green-lit The Jungle Movie. Bartlett returned as a writer and executive producer, with many of the original cast reprising their respective roles. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017) premiered as a 2-hour long T.V. movie on November 24, 2017, concluding the series.


Helga: I'm everywhere and nowhere, but mostly I'm everywhere.


Arnold's deflated basketball disappears from his hand when he and Gerald walk over to the crowd who are watching the news coverage of Scheck on the T.V.


2 Way
Written by
James Brown & Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo), featuring Master P
Courtesy of The New No Limit Records


Plot Summary

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Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family


Release Date:

28 June 2002



Country of Origin


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,706,332 30 June 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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