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Hey Arnold movie will take place ‘one or two years’ after series finale

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Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie marks the next film in Nickelodeon’s series of made-for-TV movies based on ‘90s classics. A new featurette for the show gives us a little more information about what to expect.

Narrated by Craig Bartlett, the show’s creator, Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie will take place only one or two years after the series finale, which aired in June 2004. The movie will start in the neighborhood where Arnold grew up — and one that will be instantly recognizable to fans — but quickly change to a jungle in South America. The majority of the film will take place in the South American jungle, according to Bartlett, in a made up country called San Lorenzo.

Bartlett spoke about the movie last year during a Nickelodeon panel at San Diego Comic-Con, confirming that the film will answer almost every question he has received from fans over the years, including one of the biggest.

"The biggest question the movie will answer is who Arnold's parents are and what happened to them,” Bartlett said.

Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie follows in the steps of The Wild Thornberries and Rocko’s Modern Life, which also received or are set to receive made-for-TV movies. One of Nickelodeon’s most admired series, Invader Zim, is also in the process of being adapted into a made-for-TV, feature-length film.

Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie will be released on Nov. 23.