Hey Arnold! The Movie

2002

Hey Arnold! The Movie

Critics Consensus

Bland, unoriginal, and lacking the wit of the TV series, Hey Arnold is a 30 min cartoon stretched beyond its running time.

29%

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Total Count: 78

36%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 14,602
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Movie Info

Everyone's favorite football-headed city kid graduates from television to the big screen in this animated comedy-adventure based on the Nickelodeon TV series. Arnold (voice of Spencer Klein) and his good friend, Gerald (voice of Jamil Walker Smith), live in a tight-knit neighborhood in the middle of a big city. Like most of their neighbors, Arnold and Gerald love their community, and when they learn that Scheck (voice of Paul Sorvino), a wealthy and powerful developer, plans to buy up their neighborhood, tear down the buildings, and put up a massive shopping mall in its place, they decide something has to be done. While the adults come up with a dodgy scheme to blow up the streets in their neighborhood, Arnold and Gerald hatch a more practical scheme, with the help of Helga (voice of Francesca Marie Smith), who can't decide if she likes Arnold or hates his guts. Arnold and Gerald learn that their neighborhood was designated a historical landmark years ago, but can they prove it before Scheck moves in with his bulldozers? Hey Arnold! The Movie also features the voice talents of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Lloyd, and Dan Castellaneta.

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Cast

Francesca Marie Smith
as Helga/Deep Voice
Jamil Walker Smith
as Gerald/Rasta Guy
Dan Castellaneta
as Grandpa/Nick Vermicelli
Tress MacNeille
as Grandma/Mayor Dixie/Red
Maurice LaMarche
as Big Bob Pataki
Kath Soucie
as Miriam Pataki
Christopher P. Walberg
as Stinky Peterson
Elizabeth Ashley
as Mrs. Vitello
James Keane
as Mr. Green/Riot Cop
Michael Levin
as Ray Doppel
Baoan Coleman
as Mr. Hyunh
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Critic Reviews for Hey Arnold! The Movie

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Audience Reviews for Hey Arnold! The Movie

  • Dec 18, 2015
    Could be a TV movie instead.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2012
    Hey Arnold! The Movie is a fun movie for kids and fans of the show. I loved the show, and this almost was as good.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2012
    Unoriginal script and pretty much the same as the TV show but the animation was a little lighter and crisper to make it feel like a theater movie. Yet you have to be a fan of the show to appreciate anything that is going on, I'd rate this as more of an average Hey Arnold episode more than an average movie.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2012
    The TV show, one of the greatest shows Nickelodeon has ever created, & one of the greatest shows ever made that teaches morals without it even intending to. This movie, the consensus sums it up, perfectly. When the commercials to this movie showed up, it made it seem like it was going to be nothing but fun, some ass-kicking action, & great storytelling. Instead, it was bland, dull, boring, predictable, corny, & unoriginal. Everything an animated movie should not be. I can't say much on the movie because the consensus already summed it up. But I remember my whole family almost wishing to just walk out on the movie, & everyone saying "It was so dumb." It almost ruins the charm & silliness of the original show it's based on, seriously.
    Frisby 2 Super Reviewer

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