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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Klein ...
Arnold (voice)
Francesca Smith ...
Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice (voice) (as Francesca Marie Smith)
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Gerald Martin Johanssen / Rasta Guy (voice) (as Jamil Smith)
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Scheck (voice)
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Coroner (voice)
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Mr. Bailey (voice)
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Big Bob Pataki / Head of Security (voice)
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Miriam Pataki / Mona / Reporter (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Christopher Walberg ...
Stinky Peterson (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
Sam Gifaldi ...
Sid (voice)
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Harold Berman (voice)
Blake McIver Ewing ...
Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Blake Ewing)
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Storyline

When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood. Written by Britney

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A Big Problem Calls For A Big Head


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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28 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Arnold Saves the Neighborhood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£35,881 (UK) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

£113,047 (UK) (27 December 2002)
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The "sneeze" sound effect in the Nickelodeon Studios vignette, was originally featured in the Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye (1997). See more »

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In one scene Grandpa packs up all of Arnold's stuff, but in the scene when Arnold and Gerald have a sleepover all of Arnold's stuff is suddenly back in his room. See more »

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Helga: My brave little football-headed hero.
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Decent, but not as engaging as it ought to have been
14 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love the show, this movie was just decent in my opinion.

Pros: The animation is very good, very vibrant and colourful. The music is infectious and memorable. The dialogue is witty and funny, with plenty of modern and adult pop culture references to satisfy adults and teenagers, and there is enough funny dialogue to amuse kids too. The characters are still the charming characters I know and love, and the voice acting is great.

Cons: The pace is uneven, the ending feels rushed and the middle drags a tad. The additional characters are well voiced and animated, but not as interesting as they had potential to be. What hurts the film is the story, a good idea but too thin and predictable for the running time.

Overall, decent as a standalone, but not as engaging it ought to have been and I hate to say this, the show is better. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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