Nickelodeon and Netflix Sign Deal to Bring Back New Animated Shows
Featuring Nickelodeon characters old and new.
Nickelodeon and Netflix have announced a new multi-year — and multi-million dollar — deal to produce original animated movies and TV shows. The two companies previously collaborated on Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Their upcoming projects include specials based on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Netflix explained the renewed partnership to Variety, noting that 60 percent of its subscribers regularly watch children’s shows and movies. Kids cable networks are suffering as direct-to-consumer streaming platforms offer a wider range of family-friendly content that can be downloaded to entertain restless children on-the-go. “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 Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins.
It’s currently unclear when Nickelodeon’s new specials will premiere on Netflix. Stay tuned as further details emerge.