Netflix, Nickelodeon in partnership for making movies, TV shows
MUMBAI: Internet TV network Netflix and kids broadcaster Nickelodeon have announced that they have formed a new, multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series – based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters as well as all-new IP – for kids and families around the world.
This marks an expansion of the existing relationship between the companies, which has already brought several titles to Netflix, including animated specials ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ and ‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’. Also forthcoming are specials based on ‘The Loud House’ and ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’.
“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. 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,” said Netflix VP original animation Melissa Cobb.
“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. 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,” said Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins.