I loved the Nickelodeon game shows of the ’80s and ’90s such as Double Dare, G.U.T.S., Nick Arcade, Finders Keepers, and of course, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Most of them weren’t on the air all that long, but they still had a lasting impact on many people. This nostalgia was re-ignited when Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids (or Nick GAS for short) came along and brought reruns of these favorites with it, and plenty of episodes can still be found to this day on YouTube if the urge to watch them comes along.
But now, in a time where reviving old shows is the popular thing to be doing, it’s been announced that Nickelodeon will be revisiting some of their old favorites. The network has announced new projects based on the aforementioned Legends of the Hidden Temple and also one of their hit animated series, Hey Arnold!. The only catch is, it might not be the kind of revival you were hoping for.
Nick recently made a presentation of their upcoming programs, during which they announced that a live-action TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple is on the way, while Hey Arnold! will be getting a two-part TV movie.
While Hidden Temple won’t be a revival of the game show, sadly, it will share many things with the game show, which saw teams competing in Indiana Jones inspired events for the chance to take on the temple and its many obstacles for big prizes. Familiar elements you can expect to see in the movie include the Steps of Knowledge, cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, silver snake, and others, and last but certainly not least, Olmec, the giant talking stone head. Fun bonus fact: the voice of Olmec was provided by Dee Bradley Baker, who has also voiced Daffy Duck and the Tazmanian Devil in Space Jam; Captain Rex, Admiral Kassius Konstantine, and more on Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Waddles on Gravity Falls; and my personal favorite, Klaus the fish on American Dad!, among many, many others.
The movie will star Nick’s 100 Things to Do Before High School actress Isabela Moner will star, and the movie is expected to premiere later this year. Despite having no interest in this personally, I might still give it a watch because hell, maybe big numbers will lead to the real deal getting another run. I’m a Silver Snake, leave me alone!
As for Hey Arnold! all we know at the moment is that the two movies will arrive sometime in 2017.
The news was reported by Variety, and you can find info on other upcoming Nick shows there.