Netflix’s Rocko’s Modern Life movie is coming soon, and we’re SO ready to return to an even more modern O-Town
The ’90s nostalgia craze is not yet over, people. On Tuesday, July 16th, Netflix officially announced a premiere date for its upcoming reboot special of Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life. Come August 9th, fans of the bizarre-yet-lovable ’90s animated show will be able to stream Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, a totally original movie that introduces the characters, who made their last appearance on TV in 1996, to the 21st century in a totally self-aware way.
“After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants,” reads Netflix’s summary of Static Cling.
And get ready because there’s a brand-new Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling teaser, released by Netflix on June 16th.
Rocko seemingly has to grapple with 21-century modernity and being proclaimed a hero of O-Town. Our poor little wallaby friend can’t seem to catch a break, can he?
*chanting* WE LOVE ROCKO! #RockosModernLifeStaticCling comes to Netflix on 8/9 pic.twitter.com/ydYE3wZ9SV— Netflix Family (@netflixfamily) July 16, 2019
In July 2017, Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel teased the upcoming animated film in a sneak-peak video, which currently has over 2.3 million views.
Rocko, a shy Australian wallaby, doesn’t seem to be taking the transition into his even more modern life particularly well, whereas Heffer and Filburt are literally eating up all the new tech, food, and totally 21st-century experiences.
After being put on the back burner for all of 2018, we’re thrilled that the Rocko’s Modern Life movie is finally coming to fruition. It’s going to be a blast from the past (with a modern twist) and we can’t wait to jump back into the weird world of O-Town with all its strange places like Holl-o-Wood, Chokey Chicken, and Conglom-O Corporation.
pic.twitter.com/ym7ZnwaPvN— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) July 16, 2019
pic.twitter.com/qqcHgYH3cC— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) July 16, 2019
pic.twitter.com/eW5vEIo5B2— Birdie W. (@Birdii215) July 17, 2019
Leave it to Rocko’s to toe the line of adult satire and kids’ comedy. Tune into Netflix on August 9th to soak in all the nostalgia.
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