Rocko, our favorite wallaby, returns with his friends to Netflix on 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling'
The trailer shows the challenges that the group faces as they try to adjust to modern life after being catapulted into it directly from the 90s
We have been waiting a long, long time for this to materialize – more than two decades to be precise — and we have finally gotten what we truly deserve. Netflix has finally released the trailer for 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling'.
After being in space for more than 20 years following the conclusion of the show on Nickelodeon, Rocko and his friends Heffer (voiced by Tom Kenny), Filburt (voiced by Mr Lawrence), and Spunky (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) return to a technologically advanced O-Town. The town has coffee shops on every corner, food trucks offering multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones being upgraded on a near-constant basis and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants. Rocko also discovers that an instant-print kiosk has replaced his old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics. When he learns that his favorite TV show ever, 'Meet the Fatheads', has gone off air, he makes it his ultimate mission to bring it back.
The trailer shows the challenges the group faces as they try to adjust to modern life after being catapulted into it directly from the 90s. While Rocco's friends are obsessed with all the technological advancements and having the world at their fingertips, he himself seems to be perpetually caught in an unfavorable relationship with technology.
In a 2017 interview, creator Joe Murray had said that the film will delve into how we have become "slaves" to technology and social media. "Rocko looks at technology as a necessary evolution, but he's also aware of the downfalls that come with technology," Murray had said. "He knows that we're slaves to it."
'Rocko's Modern Life' ran on Nickelodeon for four seasons and 52 episodes. The animated comedy series follows the lives of the titular wallaby and his friends Heffer, a steer, Filburt, a turtle and Spunky, a dog.
A comedy that struck a chord with adults more than it did with children, 'Rocko's Modern Life' was a favorite for years and generated a cult following. 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling' was supposed to originally air on Nickelodeon in 2018 as a television special, but was left unaired. In May 2019, the channel sold the distribution rights of the special to Netflix.
Starring Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Mr. Lawrence, Charlie Aler, Linda Wallem, Joe Murray, Jill Talley, and Steve Little, the film is scheduled to release on the streaming channel on August 9, 2019.
You can watch the trailer for the film here: