Netflix and Nickelodeon partner to take on Disney+

Netflix and Nickelodeon are teaming up on new content in the battle to compete against the family friendly Disney+ service which launched yesterday.

The two entertainment powerhouses have entered into a new multi-year which will see them produce original animated feature films and television series.

That content will be based on characters in the Nickelodeon library as well as new IPs. Nickelodeon airs such shows as Spongebob Squarepants, Loud House, Rug Rats, Dora the Explorer, Danny Phantom, The Ninja Turtles and PAW Patrol.

“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,” said Netflix vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb. “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 and Nickelodeon have partnered before on the animated specials Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Coming soon are specials based on The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Top Photo: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Courtesy: Nickelodeon.

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