Days after Disney launched its streaming service, Netflix has announced a multi-year partnership with Nickelodeon where it would see both companies produce original animated content based on Nickelodeon’s extensive library of characters as well as new characters.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that both companies are teaming up, given that as a result of Disney Plus (Disney’s streaming service), Disney has pulled the licensing for its various intellectual properties from various streaming services, Netflix included. This means that in a bid to remain relevant and attractive, Netflix will need to come up with more original content than ever.
The new deal is said to be an expansion of the partnership between both companies that recently brought Netflix subscribers the titles, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. The deal will also bundle upcoming specials to the streaming service based on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
According to a statement from Netflix vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb, she 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.”
Netflix Animation supports the global community of storytellers across all genres, tones, and techniques. The upcoming 2019 animated slate includes family animated feature film Klaus from Sergio Pablos (streaming November 15), kids animated series Dino Girl Gauko from Japan (streaming November 22), adult animated film I Lost My Body from Jérémy Clapin (streaming November 29), and Fast & Furious Spy Racers from DreamWorks (streaming December 26), among others.