Aside from 2015’s The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Monster Trucks from earlier this year, Paramount Pictures’ animation division has not produced as much content for the silver screen as their animation studio counterparts like Disney or DreamWorks since its founding in 2011. Starting next year, Paramount and Nickelodeon Studios seek to change that.
During Viacom’s quarterly earnings call last week, Paramount announced that it has slated five new animated productions for release between 2018 and 2020.
As of now, their current line-up includes:
- January 12, 2018 – Sherlock Gnomes – A sequel/spin-off of 2011’s Gnomeo and Juliet
- August 10, 2018 – Amusement Park – Starring Matthew Broderick
- March 22, 2019 – Untitled Nicktoon-Based Film
- August 2, 2019 – The Third Spongebob Squarepants Movie
- February 7, 2020 – The Loud House Movie
- July 31, 2020 –Untitled Nicktoon-Based Film
One of the Untitled Nicktoon-Based Films slated for release has already been confirmed to be a live-action/animation hybrid that will bring together characters from classic Nickelodeon shows, such as Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Hey Arnold, in a massive Avengers-styled team up event.
The standout title among these dates is the surprise announcement of a theatrical movie based on Nickelodeon’s latest hit Nicktoon, The Loud House. Created by Cartoon Network alum Chris Savino, The Loud House, which premiered just last year, follows young Lincoln Loud as he survives being the only boy in a house of ten highly energetic sisters. The show has quickly amassed a modest cult following among viewers young and old and has a third season currently in production.