The party really doesn’t die, the “scary cool” ‘Monster High’ gang is back for a live action TV movie and a reboot of the animated series.
The announcement was made on social media Feb. 23. The ‘Monster High’ social media pages have been dormant since 2018, so the announcement came as a pleasant surprise to fans.
— Monster High (@MonsterHigh) February 23, 2021
‘Monster High’ originated as a Mattel toy line in 2010 and was created by Garrett Sander. Fan’s first question following the announcement was if Sander would be returning to the franchise. However, he spoke out on Instagram and confirmed he will not be a part of the reboot, but is excited for the characters to come back to life.
Garrett has just confirmed he won't be working on the new project with monster high! But he supports them 🖤 pic.twitter.com/2Zg8TZ05mK
— Scorp (@woodenskullette) February 23, 2021
Nickelodeon and Mattel Television will bring the freaky fabulous series to the small screen in 2022.
“These classic monsters have always captured kids’ imaginations, and we are so excited and proud to welcome ‘Monster High’ to our brand for a new generation of kids,” said Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation.
He boasted about the partnership with Mattel and is excited about the creators who are contributing to the project.
Claudia Spinelli, who has worked on Jimmy Neutron and The Fairly Odd Parents will oversee the animated project along with Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Nickelodeon’s SVPs of live action.
Overseeing the project on Mattel’s side is executive producer Adam Bonnett, who has worked on “Polly Pocket” and “Thomas & Friends,” and Christopher Keenan, SVP Content Development, who also worked on “Polly Pocket” and “Barbie Princess Adventure.”
The showrunner for the animated series will be Shea Fontana, who has worked on DC Superhero Girls.
“We can’t wait to showcase the comedy and adventure of these characters as they defy expectations and take on the world,” said Naito.
Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television, also was enthusiastic about the Nick collaborations, he says the companies have the same passion.
“They are the ideal partners to bring these beloved characters and their stories to life through episodic television and the live-action television movie,” said Soulie.
‘Monster High’ was more than just a children’s show about monsters, it portrayed themes of inclusivity and inspiration, Soulie added that these topics are more relevant now than ever.
Bonnet also commented saying, “This property has always resonated deeply with fans and our reimagination of the franchise will focus on addressing important themes of identity and empowerment for kids today,”
While ‘Monster High’ will be reinvented, it is comforting to know that the creepy ghouls will remain wholesome, and continue to spread positivity to a new audience.