Nickelodeon and Netflix joined forces with a new, multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series. The new projects will be based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters, but will also include all-new IPs. This isn’t the first time that the two companies have worked together, in the past, Nickelodeon launched the animated specials “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” and “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.” Nickelodeon is also premiering specials based on “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in the future.
“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Netflix vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb.
“We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with Brian Robbins, Ramsey Naito, and the creative team at Nickelodeon in new ways as we look to find fresh voices and bring bold stories to our global audience on Netflix.”
“Nickelodeon’s next step forward is to keep expanding beyond linear platforms, and our broader content partnership with Netflix is a key path toward that goal,” said Brian Robbins, President, Nickelodeon. He added, “The Nickelodeon Animation Studio is home to the world-class artists and storytellers behind some of the most iconic characters and shows ever made, and our head of Animation, Ramsey Naito, has been building on that legacy over the past year by ramping up development and production exponentially. The ideas and work at our Studio are flowing, and we can’t wait to work with Melissa and the Netflix team on a premium slate of original animated content for kids and families around the world.”
Netflix Animation’s upcoming 2019 animated slate includes the family animated feature film “Klaus” from Sergio Pablos, which debuts on November 15th, and the animated series “Dino Girl Gauko” from Japan on November 22nd. The adult animated film “I Lost My Body” from Jérémy Clapin is set to debut on November 29th, and “Fast & Furious Spy Racers” from DreamWorks is scheduled to start on December 26th.
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