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Release Date:
7 October 1996 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends. Full summary »
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2 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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I remember when Arnold was a boy of clay See more (53 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 88)
Francesca Smith ... Helga Pataki / ... (86 episodes, 1996-2004)

Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Johanssen / ... (81 episodes, 1996-2003)

Dan Castellaneta ... Arnold's Grandpa / ... (75 episodes, 1996-2004)

Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman / ... (71 episodes, 1996-2004)
Christopher Walberg ... Stinky Petersen / ... (70 episodes, 1996-2004)
Sam Gifaldi ... Sid / ... (58 episodes, 1996-2004)

Anndi McAfee ... Phoebe Heyerdahl / ... (56 episodes, 1996-2004)

Craig Bartlett ... Brainy / ... (49 episodes, 1996-2004)

Olivia Hack ... Rhonda Wellington Lloyd / ... (43 episodes, 1996-2004)

Tress MacNeille ... Arnold's Grandma / ... (42 episodes, 1996-2004)

Toran Caudell ... Arnold / ... (41 episodes, 1996-2001)

Kath Soucie ... Miriam Pataki / ... (41 episodes, 1996-2003)
Spencer Klein ... Arnold / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2004)
Steve Viksten ... Oskar Kokoshka / ... (36 episodes, 1996-2002)

Phillip Van Dyke ... Arnold / ... (36 episodes, 1997-2000)
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Series Directed by
Tuck Tucker (11 episodes, 1996-2002)
Larry Leichliter (11 episodes, 1996-1998)
Steve Socki (9 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jamie Mitchell (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Juli Murphy (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dan Povenmire (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
Kelly James (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Stark Howell (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Sherm Cohen (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dale Case (2 episodes, 1996)
Mark O'Hare (2 episodes, 1996)
Bert Ring (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Craig Bartlett (30 episodes, 1996-2002)
Michelle Lamoreaux (30 episodes, 1998-2004)
Joseph Purdy (28 episodes, 1996-2003)
Steve Viksten (23 episodes, 1996-2002)
Joe Ansolabehere (20 episodes, 1996-2002)
Rachel Lipman (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jonathan Greenberg (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Robert Lamoreaux (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Josephine Nericcio (2 episodes, 1996)
Antoinette Stella (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Mary Harrington .... executive producer / executive producer: Nickelodeon (98 episodes, 1996-2004)
Donna Smith .... line producer (55 episodes, 1998-2004)
Craig Bartlett .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1996-2002)
Melinda Dilger .... line producer (30 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michelle Lamoreaux .... co-producer (21 episodes, 2000-2004)
Steve Viksten .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jamie Mitchell .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kathrin Seitz .... supervising producer / supervising producer: Nickelodeon (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Joseph Purdy .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Joe Ansolabehere .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael Lessa .... senior producer / line producer (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Steve Socki .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Jim Lang (92 episodes, 1996-2004)
 
Series Casting by
Joey Paul Jensen (11 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Production Management
Donna Smith .... production manager (15 episodes, 1996-1999)
Heather Adams .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bennett E. McClellan .... executive in charge of production (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ryan Slater .... assistant production manager (3 episodes, 1999)
Brian A. Miller .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Clint Bond Jr. .... prop designer (19 episodes, 1996-2002)
Miyuki Hoshikawa .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist (19 episodes, 1996-1999)
Chris Robertson .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist (16 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jay Lender .... storyboard artist / assistant storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Sherm Cohen .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist / ... (13 episodes, 1996-1998)
Melissa Suber .... assistant storyboard artist (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Amber Tornquist .... assistant storyboard artist (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kelly James .... storyboard director / storyboard artist (9 episodes, 1996-2002)
Tuck Tucker .... storyboard director / storyboard supervisor (9 episodes, 1996-2002)
Steve Lowtwait .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist / ... (8 episodes, 1996-1999)
Tim Parsons .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard director / ... (8 episodes, 1997-2004)
Ted Seko .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist (8 episodes, 1997-2002)
Carson Kugler .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tricia Garcia .... storyboard artist / storyboard director (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Elyse Whittaker .... assistant storyboard artist / prop designer (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Stark Howell .... storyboard director / storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dan Povenmire .... storyboard director (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jerry Richardson .... prop designer (5 episodes, 1996)
Claudia Stegall .... prop designer (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Karen Heathwood .... assistant storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Debbie Baber .... storyboard artist / storyboard director (4 episodes, 1996)
John Mathot .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1996)
Louis Gallegos .... assistant storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Vanessa J. Martin .... prop designer (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jason Sallin .... assistant storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Dave Steen .... prop designer (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Derek Drymon .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1996)
Aldin Baroza .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard director (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Jennifer Jarmel .... prop designer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Pettengill .... assistant storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Chris Savino .... prop designer / storyboard director (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark O'Hare .... storyboard director (2 episodes, 1996)
Bert Ring .... storyboard director (2 episodes, 1996)
Caesar Martinez .... assistant storyboard artist / storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Diane Kredensor .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999-2004)
Meg Hanna .... color key / color scanner (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Karin Stover .... color key (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Brad Brock .... foley mixer / sound mixer / ... (92 episodes, 1996-2004)
Jason Freedman .... sound editor (84 episodes, 1996-2004)
Diane Greco .... foley artist / foley mixer (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
Marc Mailand .... sound editor (43 episodes, 1996-2000)
Greg LaPlante .... sound editor / sound effects editor (35 episodes, 1996-1997)
Timothy J. Borquez .... sound mixer / sound supervisor / ... (15 episodes, 1996-1999)
Thomas Syslo .... supervising sound effect editor / supervising sound effects editor (15 episodes, 1996-1999)
Les Wolf .... dialogue editor / sound editor (15 episodes, 1996-1999)
Rick Hammel .... dialogue editor (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Matt Corey .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Timothy J. Garrity .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Animation Department
Christine Kolosov .... animation director / background coordinator / ... (20 episodes, 1996-2002)
Doug Appleton .... background painter (19 episodes, 1996-2002)
Clint Bond Jr. .... character designer (19 episodes, 1996-2002)
Al Budnick .... background painter (19 episodes, 1996-2002)
Kenji Notani .... background painter (19 episodes, 1996-2002)
Brian Mark .... layout designer / layout supervisor (18 episodes, 1996-2002)
Teale Wang .... color key supervisor / color production supervisor (18 episodes, 1996-2002)
Paul Finn .... animatic / animation technician / ... (16 episodes, 1996-2002)
Craig Bartlett .... original character designer / character designer (16 episodes, 1996-1999)
Catherine Simmonds .... color key stylist / supervising color stylist (15 episodes, 1996-2002)
Karin Stover .... color key artist / ink and paint artist / ... (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jay Lender .... layout designer / storyboard artist (12 episodes, 1996-1998)
Caesar Martinez .... layout designer / background painter (12 episodes, 1996-1998)
Hugh MacDonald .... layout designer (11 episodes, 1997-2002)
Karen Shaffer .... final checker (11 episodes, 1997-2002)
Claudia Stegall .... layout designer / character designer (11 episodes, 1997-2002)
Steve Socki .... animation director / sheet timer (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
Larry Leichliter .... animation director / sheet timer (10 episodes, 1996-1998)
Steve Lowtwait .... layout designer / character designer (8 episodes, 1996-2002)
Dave Lyman .... sheet timer (8 episodes, 1997-2002)
Jian-Xun Luan .... background painter (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Tom Park .... layout designer (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Karen Hansen .... final checker (6 episodes, 1996)
Juli Murphy .... animation director (6 episodes, 1996)
Charles Garcia .... layout designer (6 episodes, 1998-2002)
Dale Case .... sheet timer / animation director (5 episodes, 1996)
Jerry Richardson .... character designer (5 episodes, 1996)
Youngja Kim .... background painter (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Shawn Ahn Lee .... ink/painter (4 episodes, 1996)
Brian J. Arnold .... animatic / animatics (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Younghee Higa .... sheet timer (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Vanessa J. Martin .... character designer (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Dave Steen .... character designer (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Adriana M. Galvez .... background painter (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nick Jennings .... background painter (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jonathon E. Goley .... overseas animation supervisor / overseas background supervisor (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
George S. Chialtas .... sheet timer / animation director (3 episodes, 1997)
Jerilyn Dever .... animatic / animatic technician (3 episodes, 1997)
Dene Ann Heming .... supervising color stylist / color key stylist (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jennifer Jarmel .... character designer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Pettengill .... layout designer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Elyse Whittaker .... character designer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ted Machold .... animatic / animatics (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Frank Weiss .... animation director / sheet timer (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Don Judge .... animation director / sheet timer (2 episodes, 1996)
Jamie Mitchell .... animation director (2 episodes, 1996)
Skinny Wen .... overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Edgar Larrazábal .... sheet timer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting Department
Dawn Hershey .... casting supervisor / casting coordinator (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Aimee Comeau .... casting coordinator (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Editorial Department
Barry Cohen .... on-line editor (18 episodes, 1996-1999)
Christopher Hink .... picture editor / supervising editor (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Shawn Trask .... post-production assistant / additional post-production services / ... (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Scott Jeffress .... supervising editor (7 episodes, 1996)
Matt Corey .... assistant editor / post-production assistant (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Merthe .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Kip Gibson .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Heather Adams .... post-production director (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dan Aguilar .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dexter P. .... colorist: DaVinci (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Suzanne Benton .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Meg Hanna .... color scanner (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Kirwan .... colorist: DaVinci (3 episodes, 1997)
Jessica Dorff .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mishelle Fordham .... additional post-production services / additional post-production assistant (3 episodes, 1999)
Michael Petak .... additional post-production services / additional post-production assistant (3 episodes, 1999)
Matt Brown .... additional post-production services (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Music Department
Steven R. Galloway .... music editor / music remixer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Perkins .... music preparation (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
John DeLaurie .... driver (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark Merthe .... driver (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Valenti .... story editor / story editor: Nickelodeon (36 episodes, 1997-1999)
Danica Ivancevic .... writing assistant / writers assistant (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jim Lara .... production assistant / production coordinator (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michelle Lamoreaux .... executive assistant / story editor (9 episodes, 1997-1999)
Vince Calandra .... story editor: Nickelodeon (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Lisa Fuson .... assistant to producers / executive assistant (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dave Warden .... intern / production assistant (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kelly Crews .... production coordinator / senior production coordinator (8 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jonathon E. Goley .... overseas supervisor / overseas background supervisor (7 episodes, 1996-1999)
Ryan Slater .... production coordinator / production assistant (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Kenneth Mu .... production assistant / intern (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Michael Walsh .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cecile Candari .... intern (6 episodes, 1996)
Josephine Nericcio .... writers assistant / assistant to writers (6 episodes, 1996)
Lindsay Pei .... intern (6 episodes, 1996)
Christie Insley .... executive assistant (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
June Tedesco .... production assistant / intern (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
Robert Cseko .... financial services / financial services: Nickelodeon (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bill Hutten .... financial services / financial services: Nickelodeon (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rafael Parente .... voice: cast (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jonathan Greenberg .... story editor (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lora Lee .... production executive / story editor: Nickelodeon / ... (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Cecile Michaelis .... production assistant / production coordinator (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
David Brueggeman .... production assistant / production intern (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Joseph Purdy .... story editor (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Craig Bartlett .... voice director / developer (3 episodes, 1996)
Rachel Lipman .... story editor (3 episodes, 1996)
Antoinette Stella .... story editor (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Vito Curcuru .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
Stephanie Henning .... intern (3 episodes, 1997)
Kristina Klockars .... executive assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
Dina Buteyn .... executive assistant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ani Cash .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Heath Cecere .... intern (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kristie Fujuyama .... intern (3 episodes, 1999)
Doris Lee .... intern (3 episodes, 1999)
Joanne Tsai .... intern (3 episodes, 1999)
Mike Ferris .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1996)
Marcy Lynn Dewey .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)
Inger Halverson .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)
Nancy Goree .... intern (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Stephen King .... intern (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christopher Thorp .... intern (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Holly Almaguer .... intern (2 episodes, 1999)
Teri Dengate .... intern (2 episodes, 1999)
Adrian Hammers .... intern (2 episodes, 1999)
Steve Keller .... production executive (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Thanks
John Zimmerman .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
Jim Lang .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
William Shakespeare .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Francesca Smith .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
 

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Trivia:
Helga's middle name, Geraldine, is a tribute to former Nickelodeon executive Geraldine Laybourne. This was confirmed by the show's creator Craig Bartlett in a chat in which he revealed that Geraldine was what the G. in Helga G. Pataki stood for.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In "The List", Grampa Phil pours five pieces of cereal into a bowl, but in the next shot there are only three.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
'Big' Bob Pataki:[scolding] Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
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Referenced in Vamps (2012)See more »

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46 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
I remember when Arnold was a boy of clay, 14 November 2005
Author: Ddey65 from United States

My first exposure to Arnold was long before the show's key audience was born, let alone heard of him. It was in a small clay-mation film "Arnold Escapes from Church," which was one of many at the 21st Tournee of Animation in at the Huntington Arts Cinema on Long Island. The football-headed kid that we all know and love sits in church with his family while the pastor reads "The Lord's Prayer," and imagines all kinds of weird things happening in the process. At a time when anti-media zealots were frantically trying to censor anything they assume will warp children's collective imaginations, so much so that they virtually eliminate their imaginations, this was one of a few 'toons(other than perhaps MUPPET BABIES) that made it seem acceptable. By the early-to-mid 1990's though, such a mentality seemed all too common-place, and the Arnold Universe was less focused on the world in his head than the world around him.

Arnold is street-wise, rational, and good-natured to a fault. He lives in a boarding house owned by his grandparents, which CLAIMS that kids aren't allowed, but makes an exception for him and one other. He's got perhaps the coolest bedroom any kid could possibly have. Not even three-dimensional FedEx from the remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen" has a room as cool as Arnold's, even though that was a cool bedroom as well. Arnold's rural neighborhood is surrounded by eccentric kids and adults. And who are the people in his neighborhood, to paraphrase the late Fred Rogers? Well, the kids consist of Gerald, Helga, Stinky, Eugene, Lila, Rhonda, Harold, Sid, Phoebe, and others. The adults consist of his grandparents(Phil and Pookie), Mr, Hyunh, Oskar, his wife Susie, Ernie Potts, and a host of other eccentrics. One can not say anything about "Hey Arnold!" without focusing on Helga Pataki, who has the kind of relationship with him you might expect from nine-year-old girls and boys. Helga, of course publicly insults and torments him, but privately agonizes over her desire for him, and frequently beats herself up over how she treats him. And who can blame her for her guilt? He's the kind of kid who knows you don't have to be a superhero to do good. In "Stoop Kid," he teaches a bullying brat not to be afraid to leave the stoop of his apartment. In "Pigeon Man," he befriends a neighborhood recluse who's treated like a freaky urban legend, because he'd rather spend time with homing pigeons. In "Runaway Float" he stops the title from crashing into City Hall, and taking his friends with it. In "Grandpa's Sister," he mends a long standing grudge that began over the death of a beloved family pet. In "Crabby Author," he visits a favorite children's author who's now a reclusive, bitter old woman, and inspires her to return to the career that made her famous. He even makes an impact on Helga Pataki, sometimes intentionally.

One thing's for sure, Craig Bartlett really knows how to celebrate the holidays, whatever those holiday may be. In the unforgettable "Arnold's Christmas," Arnold struggles to reunite Mr. Hyunh with his South Vietnamese daughter who he hasn't seen since the Fall of Saigon. In "Arnold's Halloween," we see Arnold and Gerald repeat their own adaptation of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," only in their case they WANT to cause a panic! In "Veteran's Day," we find how Arnold's Grandfather contributed to the allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge by giving the Nazis bad experimental lunch-meat, and Gerald's Dad was a reluctant Vietnam Vet who was assigned to desk duty and saved the life of a wounded G.I. with his paperwork(literally!) after a major NVA attack.

In truth, Bartlett does not write children's television. He writes adult television with kids as his central characters, that are not excessively violent or sexually suggestive. An outstanding 'toon if there ever was one on Nickelodeon, which will be difficult to replace.

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