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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) Poster

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Scheck's henchman orders two Bartlett's in the restaurant, a reference to co-screenwriter and Hey Arnold! (1994) creator Craig Bartlett.
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After the success of The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Nickelodeon came to an agreement with Hey Arnold! (1994) creator Craig Bartlett for an Arnold theatrical film as well as a TV-movie. The original plan was for the theatrical film to be about Arnold searching for his parents, while the TV-movie, originally titled "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood", was about Arnold saving his neighborhood from being torn down. Problems with the script kept the theatrical movie on hold for a number of years, and Nickelodeon, wanting an Arnold movie in theaters before the show lost its popularity, had "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood" converted into this film. However, a poor showing at the box office, along with Craig Bartlett leaving Nickelodeon for Cartoon Network, means that the original movie probably will never be made.
Was originally scheduled to air on TV as 3 half hour episodes that would end the Hey Arnold! (1994) cartoon television series.
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The first Nickelodeon animated movie to receive a PG rating.
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A store sign has the name "Viksten" on it, a reference to co-screenwriter Steve Viksten.
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The "sneeze" sound effect in the Nickelodeon Studios vignette, was originally featured in the Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye (1997).
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The film has many references to other films and media such as Mission Impossible, The Shawshank Redemption, The Incredible Hulk, All the President's Men, Speed, Scooby-Doo and more.
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