Published Nov 13, 2019The world of streaming services got even more competitive with the launch of Disney+ this week, and Netflix and Nickelodeon have now announced a new partnership to bolster their own collections of content.
The network and the streaming giant have announced a multi-year deal to produce original animated feature films and television series, based on both Nickelodeon's existing library and new characters.
"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," network president Brian Robbins said in a statement.
Netflix's vice-president of original animation Melissa Cobb added, "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."
The two companies had previously worked together to deliver animated specials Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling earlier this year, while specials based The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently in the works.