Netflix and Nickelodeon Are Teaming up to Produce Animated Movies and TV Shows

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It’s been a busy few weeks for all things streaming. Just 2 days ago, Disney Plus officially launched, and of course, Apple TV Plus also recently opened its doors with a slew of original content – leaving industry giants like Amazon and Netflix competing to hold the crown.

Though for now, there’s no doubt that Netflix is still one of the most popular streaming services available. With its tantalizing original releases, slate of gripping movies, and addictive documentaries – the streaming giant has well and truly dominated the market. But now it seems to be upping its game in the wake of the ever-expanding streaming market – announcing an exciting collaboration with Nickelodeon.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling to see what’s in the works for the upcoming project.

Sitting back, relaxing, and hitting play on your favorite show is the best way to wind down.

Why go out and socialize when you can sit and watch TV all day? (Okay, maybe don’t do that…)

Offering a whole host of original releases, movies, TV shows, and documentaries…  it’s heaven for every television fanatic out there.

The streaming platform was once a DVD rental service, founded in the late nineties, and available exclusively in the U.S.

The company was the main rival to Blockbuster, a major chain that was the pinnacle of ’90s and early ’00s childhoods and allowed you to rent films, games, and TV box sets.

At the time, many outlets were moving away from traditional DVDs, so it’s no surprise that Netflix chose to keep with the times.

At first, you could only access Netflix here in the U.S., but, as of 2012, the company expanded its horizons to Canada, the Caribbean, and across the Atlantic to the U.K.

Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.

Closely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which just aired its seventh and final season, and is one of the platform’s biggest success stories.

Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money 10 years earlier.

Shows such as The CrownGlow, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.

And, of course, we can’t forget Stranger Things.

The sci-fi show, which has just wrapped up its third season, debuted in 2016 and has since become one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform.

Out of all the streaming services, there’s no doubt Netflix is top of the game – with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.

But now there are quite a few new kids on the block…

The likes of HBO, Apple, and Disney have entered the streaming scene – putting pressure on OG’s like Netflix to up their game.

In fact, with so many news services launching, people are going as far as to say we’re in the midst of the “streaming wars.”

In the last few weeks alone, Apple TV Plus has launched boasting a slate of original content, and just 2 days ago, Disney Plus opened its doors after a long-anticipated wait.

Let’s be honest, we highly doubt Netflix will ever lose its crown when it comes to dominating the streaming service scene, but it seems the service is keen to keep people interested… just in case.

Nickelodeon is responsible for bringing us some of the most popular kids shows in the ranks – including the likes of Spongebob Squarepants, Drake & Josh, and Fairly Oddparents.   

The 2 major studios have joined forces to produce original animated features and television series, based on both original Nickelodeon characters as well as brand-new ones too.

Brian Robbins, President of Nickelodeon, seemed very excited about the upcoming project, saying it’s time Nickelodeon expanded its platform: “Nickelodeon’s next step forward is to keep expanding beyond linear platforms, and our broader content partnership with Netflix is a key path toward that goal. “The ideas and work at our Studio are flowing, and we can’t wait to work with Melissa and the Netflix team on a premium slate of original animated content for kids and families around the world.”

“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, explained 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.” As of yet, there’s no news of when the shows under the project will launch but we’re excited to see what they have up their sleeve. While we wait, keep scrolling to see everything that has landed on Netflix in November. You may find your next favorite binge-watch…