The main characters of the show. From left to right: Helga, Arnold and Gerald
|Created by||Craig Bartlett|
|Developed by||Craig Bartlett
Phillip Van Dyke
Jamil W. Smith
Francesca Marie Smith
Christopher P. Walberg
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||100 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original run||October 7, 1996– June 8, 2004|
The show stars 4th-grader Arnold, who lives with his grandparents Phil and Gertrude, proprietors of the Sunset Arms boarding house. In each episode, Arnold often helps a schoolmate solve a personal problem, or encounters a predicament of his own.
Hey Arnold! takes place in the fictional American city of Hillwood. Craig Bartlett stated in an interview that the city on the show is based on large northern cities, including Seattle (his hometown), Portland, Oregon (where he went to art school) and New York City (from which many landmarks were borrowed). Bartlett, having grown up in Seattle, bases many of the show's events on his own experience growing up in the city. The Pig War mentioned in the episode with the same title took place on the boundary between what is now the State of Washington and British Columbia.
The overpass above Arnold's house is possibly the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. In many first-season episodes and later, the Brooklyn Bridge is seen as a prominent landmark in the city. Other episodes show an overview of Arnold's neighborhood, with the New York City skyline in the horizon, complete with the Empire State Building, Central Park and World Trade Center, suggesting that Hillwood could be a neighborhood in Brooklyn or Queens. Also according to a list of public elementary schools in New York City PS 118 is a school in St. Albans, which is a residential community in the New York City borough of Queens. Also, in the episode "Eugene's Bike", Arnold and Eugene visit Quigley Stadium which is in West Haven, Connecticut and was home to the West Haven Yankees from 1972-1979. West Haven is just north of New York. However, the stadium used in the series bears no resemblance to the actual Quigley Stadium.
Hey Arnold! was created by Craig Bartlett and is based on his comics starring Arnold, which he created in 1986. Using the Will Vinton facilities Walkabout Program (a student production lab), Craig Bartlett created his Arnold Escapes From Church short film which later generated two more clay-animated short films, The Arnold Waltz (1990) and Arnold Rides a Chair (1991) which eventually aired on an early-1990s episode of Sesame Street. The familiar, cel-animated Arnold came about in the mid-1990s when Nickelodeon picked up the new series. Apart from the animation style, Nick's Arnold now wears a sweater, with his plaid shirt untucked (resembling a kilt). Only Arnold's cap remains from his original clay-animation wardrobe. "Arnold" comic strips also appeared in Simpsons Illustrated magazine (Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is Craig Bartlett's brother-in-law.).
Hey Arnold! debuted as an animated short for the Nickelodeon film Harriet the Spy in 1996.
The show also aired on "Nick on CBS" from 2002 up until September 2004.
|Arnold||Toran Caudell, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, Alex D. Linz|
|Helga G. Pataki||Francesca Smith|
|Gerald Johanssen||Jamil Walker Smith|
|Grandpa Phil||Dan Castellaneta|
|Grandma Gertie||Tress MacNeille|
In the 2002 theatrically released film, Arnold, Helga and Gerald set out on their quest to save their neighborhood from a greedy developer who plans on converting it into a huge shopping mall. This film featured the voice talents of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino, and Christopher Lloyd.
Amazon.com released the first two seasons on DVD through its CreateSpace program in August 2008. The remaining seasons were released in later months. The DVDs are sold as "burn on demand" items.Some episodes have also been released on iTunes.
|Nick DVD name||Release date||Discs||Episodes|
|Season 1 (1996-97)||August 21, 2008||4||20|
|Season 2 (1997-98)||August 21, 2008||4||19|
|Season 3 (1998-99)||December 7, 2009||6||27|
|Season 4 (1999-2000)||November 27, 2009||4||19|
|Season 5 (2001-04)||December 4, 2009||4||15|
Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. It later spanned a movie.
after she discover a pay phone was near Helga and Harold
Ernie's poem "Knocked Down"
Conductor through PA system
Charlie or it was Jimmy?
Principal Wartz Oh, Dr. Bliss, I'm Principal Wartz. Welcome to P.S. 118.
Grandpa pulls it to the "British" fort
Hey Arnold! was an American animated television show on the Nickelodeon network. It was about a boy with a football-shaped head named Arnold, a bully, or mean girl named Helga who loved him, and their lives in Hillwood, a made up great town in the north like New York City, Chicago, or Seattle. Episodes of Hey Arnold! lasted for about 23 minutes each, and later on, Nickelodeon made a movie from it.