Nickelodeon studio has presold upcoming TV movies Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus to streaming service Netflix, announced Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish during the company’s Q2 earnings conference call.
The news confirms that both movies, extensions of beloved old Nick shows, are still forthcoming, and that streaming rights for them both are now firmly in Netflix’s hands.
Written and exec produced by Murray, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings back original voice stars Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Rocko, Spunky and Leon; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck and Really Really Big Man; Mr. Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Filburt Turtle and Maitre D’; Charlie Adler (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe and Mrs. Fathead; Linda Wallem (Nurse Jackie, executive producer) as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Nosey; and Joe Murray as Ralph. Newcomers Steve Little (Adventure Time) and Cosmo Segurson, also directing with Murray joins the cast as Cowboy and Pillow Salesman, respectively.
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus stars Richard Horvitz (Angry Beavers) as Zim, Rikki Simons (Mighty Magiswords) as GIR, Andy Berman (The Wonder Years) as Dib Membrane, Melissa Fahn (OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes) as Gaz Membrane, Wally Wingert (Sonic Boom) as Almighty Tallest Red, Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall) as Almighty Tallest Purple, Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Professor Membrane, Olivia d’Abo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Tak — Zim’s Irken rival — and Paul Greenberg (Yo-kai Watch) as Zim and Dib’s classmate, Poonchy.
The movies are being produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank and are yet to confirm the premiere dates for either of them.