Saturday, September 05, 2015

Nickelodeon Movies And Paramount Pictures Developing "Nicktoons" Movie, Featuring Classic Animated Nick Series

Hot on the heels of Nickelodeon announcing that that a "Hey Arnold!" revival is very much on the cards and that Nickelodeon is currently looking at the networks library to bring more classic Nickelodeon shows back, including "Rugrats", The Tracking Board is reporting the very exciting news that beloved animated Nickelodeon series of the '90s are making a return in the biggest way possible!

Sources has exclusively confirmed to The Tracking Board that Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures are in the early stages of developing a massive live-action/animated crossover film featuring characters from hit 1990s Nickelodeon cartoons. "Rugrats", "Angry Beavers", "Hey Arnold!", "Rocko's Modern Life", "Ren and Stimpy", and more are coming together for what's being pitched as a Justice League or Avenger's-esque team-up film called "NICKTOONS"!!

Citing "The Lego Movie", "Space Jam", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", and "Wreck It Ralph" as influences, "Nicktoons" is poised to follow a similar model, employing a hefty amount of self-referential humor and charm.

TTB sources say that Mary Parent is leading the charge on this film, working with the studio to develop and lock down the rights to the individual series. Parent and Cale Boyter are producing the picture via their company, Disruption Entertainment, which signed an overall deal with Paramount in March 2015.

Parent has a proven track record with adapting Nickelodeon cartoons into successful features, having produced this year's "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water". Nickelodeon Movies, which is a subsidiary of Paramount, is also producing, while Elizabeth Raposo will oversee for the studio.

Paramount is currently in discussions with different writers, looking for the perfect scribe to tackle a project balancing such immensely beloved properties.

Naysayers ought not to fear, as sources say that the creators have no intentions to ruin or update the characters unfavorably, only to create a fun adventure reuniting audiences with the treasured cartoons in an exciting new approach, pleasing old fans and creating new ones.

Not Just Cartoons... We're Nicktoons!

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