Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon.
Premise: The show stars 4th-grader Arnold, who lives with hisgrandparents Phil and Gertrude, proprietors of the Sunset Arms boarding house. In each episode, Arnold often helps a schoolmate solve a personal problem, or encounters a predicament of his own.Production: Hey Arnold! was created by Craig Bartlett and is based on his comics starring Arnold, which he created in 1986. Using the Will Vinton facilities Walkabout Program (a student production lab),Craig Bartlett created his Arnold Escapes From Church short film which later generated two more clay-animated short films, The Arnold Waltz(1990) and Arnold Rides a Chair (1991) which eventuallyaired on an early-1990s episode of Sesame Street. The familiar, cel-animated Arnold came about in the mid-1990s when Nickelodeon picked up the new series. Apart from the animationstyle, Nick's Arnold now wears a sweater, with his plaid shirt untucked (resembling a kilt). Only Arnold's cap remains from his original clay-animation wardrobe. "Arnold" comic strips also appearedin Simpsons Illustrated magazine (Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is Craig Bartlett's brother-in-law.).
Hey Arnold! debuted as an animated short for the Nickelodeon film Harriet the Spy in1996.
The show also aired on "Nick on CBS" from 2002 up until September 2004.
Main voice cast:
Arnold: Toran Caudell, Phillip Van Dyke, Spenser Klein, Alex D. Linz
Helga G. Pataki: FrancescaSmith
Gerald Johanssen: Jamil Walker Smith
Grandpa Phil: Dan Castellaneta
Grandma Gertie: Tress MacNeille
Film: In the 2002 theatrically released film, Arnold, Helga and Gerald set out ontheir quest to save their neighborhood from a greedy developer who plans on converting it into a huge shopping mall. This film featured the voice talents of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino,...