Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling
Studio: Nickelodeon Release Date : August 9, 2019 Series: Rocko's Modern Life
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Cumulative rating:
(4 ratings submitted)
Associated Studio: Yeson Entertainment

Synopsis

Rocko, Heffer and Filburt return from being stranded in space for twenty years and still have to deal with modern life, including the fact that Rocko's favorite show, "The Bigheads" is no longer on the air. Meanwhile, an accident causes Mr. Bighead to throw Conglom-O into bankruptcy and the only thing that can save it is to bring back "The Bigheads."

Characters

Rocko
(Voice: Carlos Alazraqui)
Heffer Wolfe
(Voice: Tom Kenny)
Filburt Shellbach
(Voice: "Mr." Doug Lawrence)
Ed Bighead
(Voice: Charlie Adler)
Bev Bighead
(Voice: Charlie Adler)
Spunky
Ralph Bighead
(Voice: Joe Murray)
Bloaty the Tick
Squirmy the Ringworm
Really Really Big Man
(Voice: Tom Kenny)
Dr. Paula Hutchison
(Voice: Linda Wallem)

Broadcasters

Netflix

Trivia

  • When writing for the character of Rachel Bighead, Joe Murray and his team consulted the GLAAD organization on how to write for transgender characters.

Video Information

Technical Specifications

Running time: 45:55
Animation Type: Standard Animation - Digital Ink and Paint
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD - Television)
Color Type: Color
Print Type: Video (HDTV)
Negative Type: Digital
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Justin Delbert :

An excellent Rocko's Modern Life special. It's basically a reboot special about Rocko trying to bring back a cartoon he liked from the 90's as a reboot special. How Meta. The show is also very progressive as it didn't shy away about acceptance for the LGTB community. I highly recommend this special even if you're not a major fan of Rocko, which I am not.
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From PopKorn Kat :

Now this is how you do a revival! The original Rocko is my favorite Nicktoon. Every season and episode has held up, even to this day. It's smart, funny, well-written, and subversive. How would the titular wallaby and his pals adjust to the hectic 21st century? Well...let's just say Heffer and Filburt adapt easier than Rocko and Ed.
Rocko, Heffer and Filburt have been floating around in space since the events of "Future Shlock" occurred over twenty years ago. When they crash-land back in O-Town, they find that it's the 21st century and everything has changed. Conglom-O has lost a lot of money, dooming O-Town. Distraught that The Fatheads is no longer on TV, Rocko has an idea: bring it back, and get the original creator behind it!
The special's basically an episode of the original show that's four times as long, but it never feels like it overstays its welcome. If anything, it may be too short--I felt the ending was abrupt, even though all the plot threads were resolved.
The show's message--"accept change"--is important for everyone to understand. You can't avoid it--the "whinds" of change won't let you. One important plot point hammers this moral home--the creator of Rocko's favorite show is revealed to be a trans woman named Rachel. While Rocko, Heffer, Filburt and Bev have no problem with this, Ed takes a while to adjust. The character of Rachel was handled very respectfully, with no offensive stereotypes in play and no derogatory jokes about her character or appearance. The message goes both ways. When Rocko is upset about the Fatheads' new child in Rachel's Fatheads revival, he realizes his logic is just as flawed as Ed's once was. (He very quickly changes his tune, fortunately.)
Should you watch this special? Yes. If you're a newbie to the Rocko show, maybe take some time to watch the original episodes to understand what's going on. (I'd personally start off with the Rachel Bighead episodes and "Future-Schlock," the series finale.) If you've been a Rocko fan for a while, you will not be disappointed.

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Credits

Director

Joe Murray
Cosmo Segurson

Music

Pat Irwin

Producer

Lizbeth Velasco

Production Manager

Jessica Dalton-Claffey

Executive Producer

Joe Murray

Art Direction

Paula Spence

Production Coordinator

Kevin Lam
Dan Koskie

Associate Producer

Angela Leung

Color Styling

Jessica Yost

Production Assistant

Chelsea Jauregui
Jeff Sornig

Music Editor

Jonathan Hylander

Background Painting

Jackie Bae
Michael Baillie Jr.
Adriana Galvez
Craig Simmons
Miguel Gonzalez

Additional Writing

Dan Becker
Cosmo Segurson
Tom Smith

Voice Director

Joe Murray

Recording Engineer

Justin Brinsfield
Manny Grijalva

Writer

Joe Murray
"Mr." Doug Lawrence
Martin Olson

Executive in Charge of Production

Stephanie Bang

Storyboard Artist

Dan Becker
Cosmo Segurson
Tom Smith
Joe Murray

Background Design

Michael Baillie Jr.
Miguel Gonzalez
Craig Simmons

Sound Designer

Jeff Hutchins

Casting

Gene Vassilaros
Shiondre Austin

Post Production Supervisor

Amy Reynolds

Supervising Timing Director

George Chialtas

Sheet Timing

Lee Crowe
Sherie Pollack

Character and Prop Design

Dan Becker
Tom Smith
Jennifer Wood

Animatic Editor

Kevin Lee

Animation Checking

Alma Glick

Dialogue Editor

Michael Wessner

CG Animator

Dan Becker

Supervising Picture Editor

Otto Ferrene

Model Clean-Up

Erik Elizarrez
Ray Leong

Casting Coordinator

Roxanne Escatel

Vice President of Animation Production

Andrew Huebner

Director of Post Production

Oliver Pearce

Senior Vice President of Production

David J. Steinberg

Machine Room Operator

Chris "C.J." Kinyon
Gregory Mitchell

Digital Operations Engineer

Kimberly Madore
Chris Spears
Mardine J. Pouryousef

Archive and Resource Library

Anna Martino
Michael Pazmino
Jean-Paul Fernandez
Kevin Iwaki

Vice President of Digital Operations

Eric Swanborg

Director of Audio Production

Justin Brinsfield

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History

7/13/2019

  • New title added by ToonStar95
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7/18/2019

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7/21/2019

  • Credits added by Josue_Duperon

7/27/2019

  • Characters added by ToonStar95

8/9/2019

  • Characters added by PopKorn Kat

8/10/2019

  • Characters added by PopKorn Kat

8/10/2019

  • Credits added by ToonStar95
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  • Aspect ratio added by ToonStar95
  • Print format added by ToonStar95
  • Negative format added by ToonStar95
  • Original Language added by ToonStar95

8/10/2019

  • Credits added by Josue_Duperon
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  • Color type added by Josue_Duperon

8/11/2019

  • Synopsis added by eutychus
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8/11/2019

  • Credits added by EmiozunaToonz

8/13/2019

  • Screenshots added by eutychus

8/13/2019

  • Comments added
  • Justin Delbert

8/22/2019

  • Trivia added by TibbyH

8/31/2019

  • Comments added
  • PopKorn Kat

Sources

Paula Spence: Art Direction
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Joe Murray: Writer
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"Mr." Doug Lawrence: Writer
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Martin Olson: Writer
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Dan Becker: Storyboard Artist
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Cosmo Segurson: Storyboard Artist
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Tom Smith: Storyboard Artist
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Joe Murray: Storyboard Artist
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Lizbeth Velasco: Producer
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Pat Irwin: Music
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Joe Murray: Director
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Cosmo Segurson: Director
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Joe Murray: Executive Producer
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Angela Leung: Associate Producer
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Jessica Dalton-Claffey: Production Manager
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Kevin Lam: Production Coordinator
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Dan Koskie: Production Coordinator
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Chelsea Jauregui: Production Assistant
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Jeff Sornig: Production Assistant
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Kevin Lee: Animatic Editor
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Dan Becker: Additional Writing
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Cosmo Segurson: Additional Writing
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Tom Smith: Additional Writing
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George Chialtas: Supervising Timing Director
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Joe Murray: Voice Director
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Gene Vassilaros: Casting
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Shiondre Austin: Casting
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Roxanne Escatel: Casting Coordinator
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Dan Becker: Character and Prop Design
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Tom Smith: Character and Prop Design
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Jennifer Wood: Character and Prop Design
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Michael Baillie Jr.: Background Design
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Miguel Gonzalez: Background Design
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Craig Simmons: Background Design
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Jackie Bae: Background Painting
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Michael Baillie Jr.: Background Painting
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Adriana Galvez: Background Painting
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Craig Simmons: Background Painting
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Miguel Gonzalez: Background Painting
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Erik Elizarrez: Model Clean-Up
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Ray Leong: Model Clean-Up
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Jessica Yost: Color Styling
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Dan Becker: CG Animator
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Lee Crowe: Sheet Timing
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Sherie Pollack: Sheet Timing
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Alma Glick: Animation Checking
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Justin Brinsfield: Director of Audio Production
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Justin Brinsfield: Recording Engineer
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Manny Grijalva: Recording Engineer
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Michael Wessner: Dialogue Editor
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Jonathan Hylander: Music Editor
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Otto Ferrene: Supervising Picture Editor
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Amy Reynolds: Post Production Supervisor
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Oliver Pearce: Director of Post Production
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Eric Swanborg: Vice President of Digital Operations
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Kimberly Madore: Digital Operations Engineer
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Chris Spears: Digital Operations Engineer
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Mardine J. Pouryousef: Digital Operations Engineer
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Chris "C.J." Kinyon: Machine Room Operator
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Gregory Mitchell: Machine Room Operator
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Anna Martino: Archive and Resource Library
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Michael Pazmino: Archive and Resource Library
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Jean-Paul Fernandez: Archive and Resource Library
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Kevin Iwaki: Archive and Resource Library
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David J. Steinberg: Senior Vice President of Production
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Stephanie Bang: Executive in Charge of Production
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Andrew Huebner: Vice President of Animation Production
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Jeff Hutchins: Sound Designer
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