Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Loud House are getting original animated movies at Netflix.
According to THR, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish made the announcement during an analyst call today. The films will be made by Nickelodeon Studios, which is a division of Viacom. Nickelodeon Studios has a multi-picture deal with Netflix.
Created by Chris Savino, The Loud House is the story of a boy named Lincoln Loud, a middle child and the only boy in an 11-child family. The Loud family lives in a fictional town in Michigan called Royal Woods. The series follows their chaotic everyday life. The Loud House is currently Nickelodeon’s number two series amongst the kids, 2-11 demographic. (SpongeBob SquarePants is the first.)
The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series joined Nickelodeon’s lineup last year. A reimagining of the classic series, it follows the Turtles as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. The series was renewed for a second season consisting of 26 episodes prior to the premiere of the first season.
“This is both incremental business and powerful promotion for these two franchises,” Bakish told investors.
The movies will be original films versus TV series, and represent the growth of a relationship with an outside company in a time when Netflix is losing much of their Disney and Warner Bros. content as those companies work to build their own streaming services.
Nickelodeon Studios currently produces the animated series Pinky Malinky for Netflix, with a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender in development with the streaming service provider.