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Hey Arnold! The Movie -- A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.


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Release Date:
28 June 2002 (USA) See more »
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A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Spencer Klein ... Arnold (voice)
Francesca Smith ... Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice (voice) (as Francesca Marie Smith)

Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Martin Johanssen / Rasta Guy (voice) (as Jamil Smith)

Dan Castellaneta ... Grandpa 'Steely' Phil / Nick Vermicelli (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Grandma Gertie 'Pookie' / Mayor Dixie / Red (voice)

Paul Sorvino ... Scheck (voice)

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Bridget (voice)

Christopher Lloyd ... Coroner (voice)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Bailey (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Big Bob Pataki / Head of Security (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Miriam Pataki / Mona / Reporter (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Christopher Walberg ... Stinky Peterson (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)

Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman (voice)
Blake McIver Ewing ... Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Blake Ewing)

Olivia Hack ... Rhonda Wellington Lloyd (voice)

Anndi McAfee ... Phoebe Heyerdahl (voice)

James Keane ... Marty Green / Riot Cop (voice)

Elizabeth Ashley ... Mrs. Vitello (voice)
Michael Levin ... Ray Doppel (voice)
Steve Viksten ... Oskar Kokoshka (voice)

Dom Irrera ... Ernie Potts (voice)
Baoan Coleman ... Mr. Hyunh (voice)

Craig Bartlett ... Brainy / Murray / Grubby / Monkeyman (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Torti ... Voices

Bobby Edner ... Jay (backyard player) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tuck Tucker 
Writing credits
Craig Bartlett (characters)

Craig Bartlett (written by) &
Steve Viksten (written by)

Produced by
Craig Bartlett .... producer
Margie Cohn .... executive producer (as Marjorie Cohn)
Albie Hecht .... producer
Julia Pistor .... executive producer
Joseph Purdy .... co-producer (as Joe Purdy)
Steve Viksten .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Jim Lang 
Film Editing by
Christopher Hink 
Casting by
Joey Paul Jensen 
Production Design by
Guy Vasilovich 
Art Direction by
Christine Kolosov 
Production Management
Lolee Aries .... executive in charge of production
Kelly Crews .... production manager
Ramsey Ann Naito .... executive in charge of production
Art Department
Clint Bond Jr. .... prop designer (as Clint Bond)
Louis Gallegos .... assistant storyboard artist (as Louis C. Gallegos)
Miyuki Hoshikawa .... storyboard artist
Diane Kredensor .... storyboard artist
Vanessa J. Martin .... prop designer (as Vanessa Martin)
Caesar Martinez .... storyboard artist
Jason Sallin .... assistant storyboard artist
Ted Seko .... storyboard artist
Dave Steen .... prop designer
Elyse Whittaker .... assistant storyboard artist (as Elyse Whittaker-Paek)
Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising sound editor
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor
Eric Freeman .... sound re-recording mixer
William Griggs .... supervising adr editor
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Holderer)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Chris Longo .... post-production sound supervisor
Daisuke Sawa .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
David Wigforss .... CG visual effects animator
Animation Department
Doug Appleton .... background painter
Seong-hoon Baek .... key animator
Aldin Baroza .... sequence director
Craig Bartlett .... original character designer
Clint Bond Jr. .... character designer (as Clint Bond)
Min Bong-Soon .... animation assistant
Al Budnick .... background painter (as Alfred Budnick)
Lee Byung-Sun .... retakes
Jae-Chul Cho .... key animator
Ji-Young Choi .... animation assistant
Stephen Christian .... digital background assistant
Bang Dae-Hyuk .... animation assistant
Lee Eun-Ha .... animation assistant
Kwan Eun-Ju .... animation assistant
Lee Eun-Young .... key animator
Paul Finn .... animatics
Charles Garcia .... layout designer
Bong Hee Han .... animation director: Sae Rom Production (as Han Bong-Hee)
Won Hee Han .... key animator (as Han Won-Hee)
Meg Hanna .... color key artist
Park Hey-Ran .... animation assistant
Younghee Higa .... sheet timer
Mi-young Hong .... key animator
Jung-sook Hwang .... animation assistant (as Hwang Jung-Sook)
Kim Hyo-Ni .... key animator
An Ji-Young .... animation assistant
Jung Jin-Ok .... key animator
Song Jin-Up .... animation assistant
Ho Jin-Young .... key animator
Seo Joo-Hyun .... chief animation assistant
Ann Jung-Ah .... key animator
Karin Kane .... color key artist
Steven Kellams .... digital background coordinator
Yang Ki-Ok .... animation assistant
Nam Ki-Young .... animation assistant
Eul-sung Kim .... animation director: Sae Rom Production (as Kim Eul-Sung)
Jung-ho Kim .... key animator (as Kim Jung Ho)
Mi-jin Kim .... animation assistant (as Kim Mi-Jin)
Mi-young Kim .... key animator (as Kim Mi-Young)
Sang Hee Kim .... key animator (as Kim Sang-Hee)
Soo-Jeong Kim .... layout artist
Sun-mae Kim .... animation assistant (as Kim Sun-Mae)
Sung-Sook Kim .... animation assistant
Susan Y.J. Kim .... background painter
Yean-Hee Kim .... animation assistant
Christine Kolosov .... animation director
Carson Kugler .... sequence director
Lee Kyung-Hee .... animation assistant
Bae Kyung-Mi .... animation assistant
Lee Kyung-Wha .... model checker
Yoon-hee Lee .... key animator
Steve Lowtwait .... layout designer
Jean-Xun Luan .... background painter
Dave Lyman .... sheet timer
Hugh MacDonald .... layout designer
Ted Machold .... animatics
Brian Mark .... layout supervisor
Vanessa J. Martin .... character designer (as Vanessa Martin)
Kim Mi-Hyang .... animation assistant
Lee Mi-Jeong .... key animator
You Mi-Young .... animation assistant
Lee Moom-Ki .... animation assistant
Jang Moon-Hee .... animation assistant
Kenji Notani .... background painter
Kim Nyung-Ja .... chief animation assistant
Ham Ok-Ki .... key animator
Hyun-Kyung Park .... key animator
Mi-Young Park .... final checker
Soon-Bock Park .... key animator
Tae-soo Park .... final checker (as Park Tae Soo)
Tom Park .... layout designer
Tim Parsons .... sequence director
Chris Robertson .... sequence director
Ahn Sang-Ryul .... layout artist
Karen Shaffer .... final checker
Catherine Simmonds .... color key supervisor (as Catherine E. Simmonds)
Koo Soo-Kyung .... animation assistant
Chae Sook-Ja .... animation assistant
Dave Steen .... character designer
Claudia Stegall .... layout designer
Kim Dong Suk .... layout artist
Lee Jong Sun .... layout artist (as Lee Jong-Sun)
Woo Sun-Young .... key animator
Teale Wang .... color production supervisor (as Teale Reon Wang)
Frank Weiss .... animation director
Um Wha-Ran .... animation assistant
Kim Wol-Sung .... layout artist
Jang Won-Young .... animation assistant
Lee Youn-Jung .... animation assistant
Kim Young-a .... animation assistant
Woo Young-Mi .... key animator
Shin Yun-Soo .... model checker
Editorial Department
Jim Passon .... color timer
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... scoring engineer
Tim Boyle .... scoring mixer
Jay Duerr .... music preparation
Bill Liston .... conductor
Bill Liston .... orchestrator
Dan Savant .... orchestra contractor
Dan Savant .... orchestral contractor
Dave Wells .... music preparation
Brendan Willard .... music editor
Other crew
Jonathon E. Goley .... overseas supervisor (as Jonathan Goley)
Michelle Lamoreaux .... story editor
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
David Brueggeman .... special thanks

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Rated PG for some thematic elements
76 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Was originally scheduled to air on TV as 3 half hour episodes that would end the "Hey Arnold!" (1996) cartoon television series.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[last lines]
Eugene Horowitz:[singing] We saved our neighborhood. They could not tear it down, they could not turn our smile into a frown...
Gerald:[turns off the stereo] Show's over, Eugene.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Makes a pretty picture, but doesn't go outside the lines to make itself even more beautiful, 29 June 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Hey Arnold! The Movie is harmless, cute, and eventful. Never being a huge fan of the show, but always liking it, I was pleased with the movie adaptation, but found it hard to accept. It's a longer episode of the show, but doesn't do anything daring or very memorable. The Simpsons got sealed into a dome, South Park started a war with Canadians, and even Spongebob set foot on land. Arnold didn't accomplish something as monumental as all the others.

For what it is, it's nothing but an extended episode of the show. Arnold and his pals Gerald and Helga try to stop Mr. Sheck, a giant businessman, from taking over their small neighborhood and replacing it with a huge, revolutionary mall. This means destroying Arnold's block and possibly losing all of his friends in the mix.

Its entertainment stems from its simplicity and the character's desire to achieve their goal. They try and buy secret agent gear to sneak into Sheck's office. Arguably my favorite scene in the movie is the broken hearted bus driver complaining about his failed relationship. The scene mirrors the film Speed, and is pretty much one of the best homages to the film I've seen.

But like I said, if you're going to bring it to the big screen, do something bigger than the series. This could've been an hour long special on Nickelodeon. A seventy-five minute film based on a Nickelodeon's series doesn't say much other than "we thought we'd make you see it a different way." Arnold is likable to a degree, but he's just another perky kid who wants a seemingly impossible thing done. Every character we've seen before. The one character I absolutely loved in the show was Oskar Kokoshka, a con artist who lived in Arnold's apartment. He has a brief appearance in the film, and does his signature voice I've loved since my childhood. Sadly, his presence is far too short. He he he.

Hey Arnold! The Movie isn't bad, but not consistently funny. The voice acting is good, the characters are still charming, the only thing that fails is its ability to stay inside the lines and not venture out to explore a bigger range in storytelling. At this point in time, the future of the series looked grim, and it seems the movie just serves as a piece of the show's history.

Voiced by: Spencer Klein, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Paul Sorvino, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Christopher Lloyd. Directed by: Tuck Tucker.

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