If you have been anywhere on the internet this past week, you would have had a hard time avoiding any news about Disney+ this Disney+ that. Many wondered how would the granddaddy of online streaming services would react, and today, they got their answer as Netflix announced a new multi-year partnership with Nickelodeon.
With this multi-year deal, the two plan to produce original animated features and TV series for kids and families. This will be in the form of new content based on Nickelodeon’s library of characters as well as new IP, expanding upon a relationship that already saw Netflix stream the animated specials Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus earlier this year. Specials based on The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently in the works.
“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,” Netflix vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb, stated. “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.” (Source: http://bit.ly/36VhwNw)
More Invader Zim content is never bad
The only slightly disappointing news was the absence of an announcement about this new partnership also including all of Nickelodeon classic catalogue. Such an announcement would have made an even bigger splash during Disney+'s launch window. But alas, new content is also good.
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