Netflix has signed a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon to “produce original animated feature films and television series” based on the television network’s existing characters, as well as new ones.
Netflix vice president of original animation Melissa Cobb said in a statement: “Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that reimagine 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.”
Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said: “The next step forward is to keep expanding beyond linear platforms, and our broader content partnership with Netflix is a key path toward that goal.”
This huge announcement came as Disney+ revealed staggering subscriber base on the first day of its release, with the brand-new platform managing to get 10 million viewers onboard.
Netflix also recently signed a multi-year deal with Kuku Studios to produce a multitude of animated films and series.