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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ Revived at Nickelodeon as TV Movie

Creator Joe Murray returns as an executive producer on the upcoming revival.

Rocko's Modern Life


Everyone’s favorite wallaby, talking cow and neurotic turtle are returning to TV.

Nickelodeon announced Thursday afternoon it has ordered a TV movie of “Rocko’s Modern Life,” the cartoon comedy which originally aired on the channel in the mid-’90s.

Rocko, Heffer and Filburt will all return to O-Town, though voice casting has yet to be confirmed for the revival.

“What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me, and after 20 years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century,” creator Joe Murray said in a statement. “They still have a lot to say.”

Nickelodeon already has two other major revivals in the works. “Legends of the Hidden Temple” will return this fall and a “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie” is planned for 2017.

“Rocko’s Modern Life” aired 52 episodes between 1993-1996, and the series has been remarkably hard to watch since then. Episodes weren’t released on iTunes until 2008, and the all the episodes weren’t available on DVD until 2013. You can now purchase the series on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu, but nostalgic adults who grew up on the adventures of Rocko and his pals have been hoping for easier access since Nickelodeon properties saw a brief life on Netflix end in 2013.

No release date for the TV movie was provided, though more information is expected to hit in the coming months.

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