Nickelodeon's plans to bring back cartoons from the 90's are much grander than previously imagined as it has been reported that the animated stars of your childhood may be teaming up for a new movie.
The proverbial glass of water has begun to show ripples of great vibration as Reptar's silhouette begins to take form on the horizon. Excitement has grown over the past few days after Russell Hicks of legendary kid's TV network Nickelodeon revealed that plans to bring new life to some of their classic 90's properties have been set in motion.
One can be forgiven for getting excited about the prospect of seeing by-gone gems like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and (this writer's personal favorite) Doug polished up and back on the old tube for new audiences, and, with network rivals Cartoon Network rebooting properties such as Powerpuff Girls for a modern audience, it would be a fair assumption that Nickelodeon would tread a similar path. However, it would appear that this is a much bigger story than just standard revivals...
The Tracking Board has added more coal to the nostalgia hype train by reporting that the previously mentioned cartoons (sans Doug, which was acquired by Disney in 1996), along with Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life and Angry Beavers, are all potentially starring in an Avengers-style crossover movie.
With the rumored title being Nicktoons, the movie is expected to take cues from many of the other franchise flagship projects in Hollywood that have became popular due to the popularity of the shared cinematic universes of Marvel and DC. Tracking Board have also named The LEGO Movie and the legendary animation/live-action hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit as influences for the project.
There is no mention of CatDog in the report, but hope is not abandoned at this time.