American streaming website Netflix and pay television network Nickelodeon have formed collaboration for a multi-year output deal to produce original animated content; the announcement was made public on Wednesday.
Netflix and Nickelodeon have formed a multi-year deal to produce original animated feature films and television series, based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters as well as all-new IP
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As per the deal, the television network Nickelodeon will develop and produce animated feature films and series based on both existing Nickelodeon characters as well as some new additions. It builds on the two companies’ existing relationship, which has previously produced “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Invader Zim” specials for Netflix.
The upcoming projects include specials based on “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Vice President of Netflix’s original animation, Melissa Cobb said, “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, “he added.
Meanwhile, the president of Nickelodeon Brain Robbins said, “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”.
He further 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.”