With the recent launch of Disney+, Netflix has decided to stay competitive as streaming services continue to grow.
On Wednesday, Netflix signed a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon to produce original animated films and shows based on previous and new characters. Although spinoffs of existing shows like “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” and “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus” have been brought back by Netflix, now viewers can look forward to new spinoffs of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Loud House.”
“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,” Netflix vice president of original animation Melissa Cobb said. “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.”
According to Netflix, 60 percent of their subscribers have children shows and movies in their daily rotation. With their partnership with Nickelodeon, Netflix hopes to profit from its young audience.
With more content coming to Netflix’s library with already well-known characters, make sure you keep your eyes out for a Spongebob Squarepants musical centered on Squidward.