Netflix And Nickelodeon Team Up For New Content

The two will produce original films and shows together.

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Streaming giant Netflix has signed a new, multi-year partnership with Nickelodeon to create original animated entertainment based on Nickelodeon's catalog and never-before-seen characters.

The details surrounding this new deal are still unknown, according to Engadget. However, the two previously joined forces to produce and distribute two entries in classic Nickelodeon properties: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, which premiered on Netflix in August 2019. Further, both companies previously announced a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender remake, with the show's original creators attached as producers of this brand-new reimagining.

Netflix recently came under fire for testing a new feature for select users, where the company experimented with options to change the playback speed to 0.5x, 0.75x, 1.0x, 1.25x, and 1.5x. Several directors, comedians, actors, and other creators criticized this experimental feature, citing it as an infringement on their creative process. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to the backlash, saying the varying playback speeds are to gauge consumer interest.

In other Netflix news, the company confirmed it has no plans to debut a game-streaming service, with Hastings saying Netflix is "really focused on doing incredible series and films and unscripted." Netflix recently announced that its highly-anticipated The Witcher TV series has been renewed for a second season, with the first season slated for a December 20 stream date.

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