Netflix has released the trailer for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. The movie was first announced back in 2016 by Nickelodeon and was supposed to premiere on the network in 2018. However, that year came and went, and fans were wondering what was happening with the long awaited project. In May 2019, it was revealed that the movie was still on the way, but that it was going to be streaming on Netflix instead of Nickelodeon. Now, we have the trailer and an official release date.
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling is all set to premiere Friday, August 9th, exclusively on Netflix. A teaser was released earlier this month and it just left fans of the original series wanting more. Thankfully, Netflix was listening and have released the new trailer ahead of the August release date. The movie takes place after the events of the last episode of the iconic Nicktoons series and finds the gang returning to O-Town after 25 years in space.
Upon arriving back in town, Rocko and friends learn about the modern amenities they had missed out on while being in space. One of the bigger ones is the introduction of the smartphone (which continuously needs an update), radioactive energy drinks, food trucks, and coffee shops on every corner. Rocko is not really into what O-Town has become since they left and does not share Heffer and Filburt's enthusiasm for the 21st century. To make matter worse, he finds that his position at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics has been replaced by an instant-print kiosk. Rocko later attempts to get his favorite television show back on the air, and he does, which is when all of the attention starts as he is hailed a hero and becomes an unwilling celebrity in O-Town.
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling finds Carlos Alazraqui returning to voice Rocko, along with Spunky and Leon. Tom Kenny (SpongeBob voice actor) is back as Heffer and will also play Chuck and Really Really Big Man. Other cast members include Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead, Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph.
Rocko's Modern Life originally ran from 1993 to 1996 and consisted of 52 episodes. The show was notable for taking elements of a kid's show and making it for adults at the same time. Creator Joe Murray gave his staff a lot of creative freedom to get as weird as they wanted, which ended up with some pretty racy humor in the end. With that being said, there were two instances of censorship during the show's original run and a lot more adult humor that seemed to be right on the edge of not being for children. From there, the show became a cult favorite. You can check out the trailer for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling below, thanks to the Netflix YouTube channel.