Viacom, owners of Nickelodeon, has sold the rights to “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” and “INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus” made-for-TV movies to Netflix. “Rocko’s Modern Life” originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1996 and follows an Australian wallaby called Rocko and his two best friends, Heffer and Filburt, throughout various adventures in O-Town. The movie, “Static Cling”, sees the characters return from outer space where they have been since 1996 and struggle to adapt to the new modern life of technology, social media and an endless array of food trucks.
“Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.
“INVADER ZIM” ran for two seasons from 2001 and follows alien Zim as he tries to conquer Earth along with his robot companion GIR.
In “INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus”, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about.