Netflix and Nickelodeon are partnering to produce all-new original content for animated feature films and television series. Part of the multi-year deal will include content based on existing Nickelodeon franchises as well as new ones.
“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,” Melissa Cobb, Netflix Vice President of Original Animation said in a statement. “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,” Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins 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," he added. "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.”
Animated specials already appearing on Netflix includes Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, with The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles forthcoming.