Chokers, velvet, and plaid were staples in ’90s fashion. Everywhere you look, you see these trends coming back. From Taylor Swift in velvet to Charlie XCX rocking platforms, there’s no arguing that celebrities are flocking to these styles.
It’s clear that 1996 is the new 2016 with the revival of so many beloved ’90s shows, movies, and designers. It’s safe to say the ’90s are coming back to the future. If you needed any more proof, we got you covered.
All Your Favourite Childhood Shows Are Returning
Duck Tales, Celebrity Death Match, Magic School Bus, and Powerpuff Girls are just a few titles in the mass of ’90s show revivals. Arguably, one of the most beloved characters is also making a splash on the small screen. We’ll give you a hint: “Move it, football head!”
Yes, Hey Arnold is coming back with the infamous ’90s diss that received a chorus of “Ooo”s from your friends on the playground. Luckily for us, we get to hear the next generation bring it back. Original creator Craig Bartlett, is back on board to create this revival after it was greenlighted by Nickelodeon. The new movie will be called Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie . The two-part, two-hour movie is the answer to the cliffhanger the series ended with. It will follow your favourite characters as they find the whereabouts of Arnold’s long-lost parents, who only appeared in the series in flashbacks.
Though rumours were circulating last year, there was no confirmation that Rocko’s Modern Life was getting a reboot. That was until a fan got a screenshot of a job posting for a storyboard artist on the Nickelodeon Animation Studio website. Allegedly, this will only be a TV movie and not a full series re-boot.
The Queen Of Girly-Grunge Is Re-creating Her Classics
Anna Sui was a staple in the girly-grunge trends that celebs like Drew Barrymore and Gwen Stefani rocked in the ’90s. Now, Anna Sui is teaming up with Opening Ceremony to create a capsule collection of her most sought-after pieces from 1993 and 1994. Stylists were fighting to get their hands on the original pieces, so the revival of these styles is a huge deal in the world of fashion. Leopard print coats, lace baby doll dresses, and butterfly embroidered tees are all coming back in style. Don’t you regret throwing out all your old clothes?
Your Favourite Movie Is Getting A Sequel…
Unless you live in a cave with no contact to outside life, you’ve probably already heard that there is a Space Jam 2 in the works starring basketball superstar Lebron James. According to IMDb, the film will be produced and directed by Justin Lin who brought us Fast & Furious and Star Trek Beyond. Joe Pytka, the director of the original film, told The Hollywood Reporter the remake is doomed because James does not have the star power that Jordan had: “Don’t do it. It’s doomed. Michael Jordan was the biggest star on the planet. When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available–Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing. They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now.”
But don’t get too excited about this film for now, as it’s not expected to be released for another two years.
…And So Is Your Least Favourite Movie
The Super Mario Bros. film back in 1993 was a huge miss. It currently sits at 15 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and has a 4/10 rating on IMDb. Despite that, Nintendo is not giving up on bringing your favourite video games to the silver screen. But this time, they are staying away from live-action and plan to use 3-D animation or anime. “I can’t say, ‘It’ll be Mario’ – just that we’ll do things that people will be familiar with, ” Nintendo CEO and president Tatsumi Kimishima told Japanese publication The Asashi Shimbum. Zelda? Star Fox? Only time will tell!