NickToons: All your favourite Nickelodeon characters are teaming up in an Avengers-style movie

Setting the scene for Tommy Pickles vs. Football Head, we hope

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Even with the arrival of 90s nostalgia channel The Splat, it still felt like the fondness for Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, Doug et al could have been capitalised on more.

Nickelodeon and Paramount are doing it right now though, according to Deadline, moving forward with a team-up movie involving the best-loved characters to be directed by Napoeon Dynamite's Jared Hess.

NickToons promises to have the vibe of that scene in The Avengers when The Hulk arrives to complete the line-up, except this supergroup will likely consist of people like Tommy Pickles, Nigel Thornberry and Doug.

Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and The Angry Beavers are all expected to feature, but Nickelodeon has a huge characer library spanning 25 years to pick from so expect at least cameos from more.

Jared Hess will also pen the feature with his wife and writing partner Jarusha Hess.

His next film (if Relativity ever escapes its Chapter 11 bankruptcy) is Masterminds, a comedy starring  Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Kate McKinnon.