Hey Arnold! The Movie

2002 PG 1h 15m DVD

Hey Arnold! The Movie

2002 PG 1h 15m DVD
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In this animated feature, football-headed fourth-grader Arnold and his buddy Gerald are forced to come up with a plan when a powerful developer wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex."
Spencer Klein, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Paul Sorvino, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Vincent Schiavelli, Maurice LaMarche, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Kath Soucie, Elizabeth Ashley
Tuck Tucker
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Hey Arnold!: The Movie has the potential to inspire family discussions about the importance of preserving historical neighborhoods, and how preservation can sometimes be at odds with monied interests and what others believe to be "progress." There's cartoonish violence here and there (punching, dynamite explosion where nobody gets hurt), but it's relatively tame compared with other cartoons out there. And there are lessons about the importance of close-knit neighborhoods and the people and small businesses that sustain them.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Cartoonish violence. A character sits on a bear trap. Two characters fight in a kitchen where one wields a spatula and another wields pickle juice. Two security guards are hit with billyclubs -- one is hit in the groin. Dynamite explodes, no one is hurt. One character punches out another. A character stands under a bird and is hit in the face with bird droppings.


Name-calling: "Football head."

Social Behavior

Preserving unique neighborhoods and the small businesses that sustain them, requires a lot of work in the face of outside interests who would rather tear down whole sections of cities and convert them into malls packed with the same kinds of chain stores you see in most places.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

There is a brief scene in a bar. Characters have unspecified drinks in front of them, but no one acts intoxicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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