Top 10 Best Characters in Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie

The best characters from this solid Nickelodeon film. I'm only including characters that were present in the film and excluding characters that weren't. If they were only in for a few seconds I guess they count. If you haven't seen the movie yet looking at the comments of this list not might a good idea because there is some mild spoilers.

The Top Ten

1 Arnold Shortman Arnold Shortman

A bit cliche but in general without his optimism La Sombra would've won and Arnold would've never been reunited his parents along with Helga and Gerald's help to.

I was about to choose Helga, but Arnold's kind personality just really took over me and I can't resist myself! So I voted Arnold!


I know that this is about the best characters of the Jungle Movie and I honestly thought that the movie was fantastic, but I have two questions for the movie:
1. If you notice the height of the kids and their looks, there are some babies that are like 3 years old at the most. If the parents have been in a deep sleep for 9 years, how were they born?
2. Why did they need Arnold to do it ultimately? There was water there and the bags were there, they could’ve just got the bags, sprinkled the stuff in the water, and put it on each parent. Why wait 9 years for Arnold to do it with the heart when they could’ve done it in like 15 minutes 9 years before? It makes no sense

2 Helga Pataki Helga Pataki Helga Pataki is a character from the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold created by Craig Bartlett. She's known for being bossy and being a bully to most kids she encounters. However she's secretly loves Arnold despite the fact she acts bitter around him to keep her secret. She will often pull out a more.

Honestly I've never been more proud of Helga until this movie. It takes a lot of guts to admit to your crush that you love them by saving a tribe. She saved the day and was the reason Arnold reunited with his parents both because she had the videos to send him to San Lorenzo and her locket. I don't think the green eyed tribe or Arnold would've been able to see their parents ever again without her! What would Arnold do without his Helga?

Without her Arnold would've never gone to San Lorenzo plus her locket saved the village of the Green people.

3 Gerald Johanssen Gerald Johanssen

He was essentially good comedic relief in the movie.

4 Phoebe Heyerdahl Phoebe Heyerdahl

She helped the rest of Arnold's class escape and generally was useful.

5 Grandpa Phil Shortman Grandpa Phil Shortman

He shined a lot in this movie.

6 Mr. Simmons Mr. Simmons

While he didn't a lot in the film he was fun to watch.

7 Stinky Peterson Stinky Peterson

He didn't speak a lot in the movie but he was pretty solid.

8 Sid Sid

He was somewhat ok but not great in this film.

9 Eduardo Eduardo

Even though he doesn't appear the last twenty minutes or so he was still a decent character.

10 La Sombra La Sombra

The main villian of the movie and to be honest while he's excellently voice acted his character comes off as generic in all honesty.

The Contenders

11 Harold Berman Harold Berman
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