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Netflix, Nickelodeon form multi-year deal to produce original animated films, series

by Brittani Tuttle

Netflix and Nickelodeon have announced that they have formed a new, multi-year output deal to create original animated feature films and television series.

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This deal will include new projects based on both the Nickelodeon library of characters and all-new IP. Nickelodeon has already brought several titles to Netflix, including “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” and “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.” Specials based on “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” are also forthcoming.

“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 Melissa Cobb, vice president of original animation for Netflix. “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 of Nickelodeon. “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.”

Stay tuned for more updates on this partnership as they are announced.

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