Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Why 'Fairly OddParents' May Not Be Coming to 'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Anytime Soon

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has delighted fans by including so many Nickelodeon characters from the network's vault, including Reptar from Rugrats, Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold!, Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys, CatDog, Powdered Toastman from The Ren & Stimpy Show, and Oblina from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters together in one game. However, even though Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has an impressive cast list, some shows have been left out, leaving fans feeling a bit disappointed.

One show in particular that fans were surprised to see missing from the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl line-up was The Fairly OddParents, Nickelodeon's long-running animated series about a boy with magical fairy godparents. With more characters for NASB set to be released as DLC, fans are hoping that Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda and/or even Vicky will be poofing into the game in the future. Unfortunately, fans may be waiting a long time to see Fairly OddParents added to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.

It all boils down to rights and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl being made for a global audience. Although Fairly OddParents is produced by Nickelodeon for the network, the network only has the rights to the series for the U.S.

In 2001, the Canadian animation production, distribution and merchandise licensing company Nelvana partnered with Nickelodeon to license the international distribution rights to two Nick series, Taina’s World (which became Taina) and The Fairly Odd Parents, as well as the consumer products rights to Fairly OddParents. Although the deal was signed 20 years ago, Nelvana still holds all rights to the first five seasons of Fairly OddParents outside of the U.S. (as well as the rights to Taina), making it a bit tricky for the game to add Fairly OddParents characters when its been released globally. It's also the reason why Fairly OddParents aired on a few Disney channels internationally.

The developers of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl previously said that they couldn't clear the rights for all the properties they wanted in the game, and Fairly OddParents may unfortunately be one of those properties.

This is backed up by, when THQ Nordic announced in 2018 that they were partnering with Nickelodeon to produce video games inspired the network's hit series, Fairly OddParents was listed as "US only", meaning Fairly OddParents could only be released in the U.S.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. To find out more about the game, click here.

Additional source: @Anthonyg3281, @HarryHumbleIME.

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