Wednesday 21 February 2018

Star of hit 90s cartoon 'Hey Arnold' reveals plans for TV movie

Hey Arnold
Hey Arnold
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fans of 'Hey Arnold' can rejoice as a TV movie of the hit 90s Nickelodeon cartoon is in the works.

Frencesca Marie Smith, who voiced Helga Pataki on the show, told Anton Savage on Today FM that she and show creator Craig Bartlett are in talks with Nickelodeon about the project.

"We’re getting back together, ostensibly, this is the plan," she said.

"We’ll see how things go with the script, but it should be a TV movie, a reunion, very exciting.

"It’s been something we’ve been cooking up, and we’ve had thousands of fans really excited for a long time, they’re riding the nostalgia train I guess, but they really wanted to see us come back and wrap up some of the story threads that we kind of left hanging before, and Nickelodeon heard their pleas I guess.”

Smith also revealed that she has been in talks with the branch of Nicelodeoin who are behind The Plat, which is a new network broadcasting a lot of their 90s content, including Hey Arnold.

"Of course, one of the big questions with Craig and with ‘The Splat’ is, "Can you still do [the voice]?" and the decision will be up to them but I’d like to think I still can."

The hit show ran on Nickelodeon for eight years airing 100 episodes, 86 of which featured Francesca’s character, Helga.

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