New film from Nickelodeon and series creator Joe Murray brings our fan-favorite wallaby and companions back to Earth after 20 years in space.
Netflix has announced that Nickelodeon and creator Joe Murray’s new animated film, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling will debut this coming August 9. The 52-episode series, Rocko’s Modern Life, originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1993-1996, and followed an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. The show launched the careers of noted voice actors Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui; after the show’s cancelation, much of the creative talent moved on to SpongeBob SquarePants, the hit show created by Rocko creative director Stephen Hillenburg.
In Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, after being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko's old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is produced by Nickelodeon and executive produced by Murray, who also wrote the film along with Doug Lawrence and Martin Olson. It’s directed by Murray and Cosmo egurson, and produced by Lizbeth Velasco. Paula Spence is the art director, with Murray, Segurson, Dan Becker and Tom Smith serving as storyboard artists.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.