Paramount is making an animated/live-action hybrid out of Nickelodeon classics. For many people who grew up in the 90s, Nickelodeon was one of the first TV destinations during childhood. Kids at the time enjoyed watching Nickelodeon’s zany cartoons, characters that they could relate to like Ren from Ren and Stimpy or Tommy from Rugrats. Others dreamed of the day they could get slimed. Those kids (now adults) will soon get a major hit of nostalgia.
Paramount Pictures has started development on a live-action/animated crossover called Nicktoons. The movie will feature many of the classic Nick cartoons of the 90s, including Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, Angry Beavers, etc., all teaming up in the style of other big animated crossover films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Wreck-It Ralph, Space Jam, and The Lego Movie.
The project will be in the hands of Mary Parent, who recently was a producer of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and she will be producing Nicktoons along with Cale Boyter under Disruption Entertainment. Right now, Parent is trying to get the rights of each series for the movie while also looking for writers who can successfully capture each style of the series and make them work together.
I remember back as a kid when it would be common to see Nick grouping all their toons together during little events and commercials. There was even a time when they all had their own ride at Universal Orlando called Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast. Nicktoons really sounds like a blast-from-the-past but this time bigger than ever on the big screen…if they bring in the right people to execute it.
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