Paramount+ Expands Kids Titles with More SpongeBob, Dora & TMNT


As Brian Robbins sees it, kids and family programming is one of the major keys to the success of Paramount+.


The executive, who serves as CEO of Paramount Pictures and chief content officer of kids and family for Paramount+, used his time at the service’s investor presentation Tuesday to announce the expansion of Nickelodeon’s top franchises as part of his continued efforts to bolster the streamer.


SpongeBob SquarePants, already a centerpiece of Paramount+ with spinoffs Kamp Koral and the linear Patrick Star Show, is expanding with three new animated movies based on the show’s original characters. The first of those will debut in 2023, with a fourth film in the SpongeBob franchise currently in development that is slated for a theatrical release after 2020 feature Sponge on the Run was moved exclusively to Paramount+.



Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also be the subject of a series of exclusive movies for Paramount+ starting next year after Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s previously announced theatrical feature debuts in August. While many fans are concerned regarding Seth Rogan’s virulent off camera comments and controversies, Paramount plans to release the animated movies quickly afterward on Paramount+ and each center on villains in untold tales.



Kneon over at Clownfish TV expressed his concerns about Rogen beginning to be associated with multiple childhood related entertainment properties like TNMT and Darkwing Duck.


Seth Rogen is Coming for Your Childhood.


As for Dora the Explorer, Robbins announced an all-new CG-animated preschool series coming to the streamer in 2023. That joins the previously announced live-action, tween-focused Dora series that remains in the development stages that is inspired by the tone of the 2019 theatrical release Dora and the Lost City of God.


via THR

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