As Nickelodeon fansite NickAlive! notes, Bob Bakish, Viacom's President and Chief Executive Officer, revealed that Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus would be premiering on Netflix in a recent earnings call with investors.
Although they were announced in 2016 and 2017, respectively, both films went through delays that saw the shows' respective creators, Rocko's Joe Murray and Zim's Jhonen Vasquez, publicly question whether the films would ever be released.
While it's unclear when the movies will debut, Static Cling, written and directed by Murray, will reportedly see Rocko's signature brand of subversive satire on the digital age. Enter the Florpus will see what happens when Zim's supreme self-confidence is shattered.
Although they apparently won't air on the cable channel, these films are two of several Nickelodeon reboots in the works, including a Rugrats revival. A TV film based on the fan-favorite Hey Arnold!, Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie premiered on Nickelodeon in 2017.
Earlier this year, the long-delayed Nickelodeon cartoon Pinky Malinky premiered on Netflix, and the kids cable giant also set films based on The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the streaming giant.
Directed by Joe Murray and Cosmo Serguson, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling stars Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny Mr. Lawrence, Charlie Adler, Linda Wallem, Jill Talley, Steve Little, Murray and Segurson.
Directoed by Jhonen Vasquez and Jake Wyatt, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus stars Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Andy Berman, Melissa Fahn, Wally Wingert, Kevin McDonald, Rodger Bumpass and Olivia d’Abo.