The 200 Million Dollar Deal

Heidi Banaschak, Staff Reporter

Netflix and Nickelodeon have agreed to a partnership that will bring many childhood memories back to the TV screen. While there are currently Nickelodeon shows on Netflix, such as “A Fairly Odd Summer” and “Victorious,” the deal seems to be taking a new approach compared to other streaming services. 

This 200 million dollar, multi-year deal will create and air original Nickelodeon animated films and series, based on Nickelodeon’s library of characters, on Netflix. 

This featured content will include a new Spongebob spinoff, as well as never before seen characters making a debut. Netflix also announced new specials, such as “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.” With these new story lines, the audience will be entertained by unfamiliar plots and casts. 

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced their deal a day after Disney Plus was released. Disney had also bragged about gaining 10 million subscribers on their first released day. Netflix possibly arranged their public announcement of the partnership for the day after the release of Disney Plus in order to still attain their subscribers, since Disney Plus does require a cheaper subscription pay.

Nevertheless, Nickelodeon fans will once again be able to view their favorite cartoon characters as they journey on into new films and series.