Most of my childhood was based around Nickelodeon in the 90’s. Remembering Saturday mornings where I would wake up extra early, hurry down the steps, creep into the kitchen and grab the
He-Man-sized punch bowl. Fill it up with Sugar Smacks, a glass of orange juice in my Jake “The Snake” Roberts wrestling cup and park myself in front of the glorious Philips widescreen 32″. There I would disappear for 3, 4, even 5 hours into Cartoon bliss. I remember Rugrats, Ahh Real Monsters, Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Hey Arnold and my favorite Rocko’s Modern Life. From here I would dissolve into traditional 2-D animation. It almost felt like a time lapse around me. Everyone would start their day around the house but no one bothered me. They figured out how to move around the 80 pound child that was sucked into the screen like a tractor beam.
Then the 90’s were over and that welcomed in visual masturbation! Bullshit animation that coupled the mindless sitcoms that would arrive and slowly disappear. Lacking substance, heart and something relatable.
As we slowly slipped into depression and felt the final nail being hammered in, a Deadline article brought us out of our self-made grave and shined some light on the fact that Paramount has decided to bring our childhood back and relieve us from the pain of what we still call the 21st century.
Do you remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Well this movie will be in that style. There is no real timeframe on when we can expect more details. But we do know a few things. Jared Hess (director for Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre) will be directing and co-writing with Jershua Hess, his wife, but if that wasn’t enough prepare yourself because we do know who will be making an appearance in the film: Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and The Angry Beavers. I’m sure there will be more but as of right now this is what we know.
Now excuse me while I binge watch my childhood and get excited for all of these characters to arrive on the big screen.