“Monster High” the new live-action series from Mattel and Nickelodeon
Mattel, Inc. and Nickelodeon have announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television musical based on Monster High, the trendy “horror” franchise about the children of famous monsters.
The new series follows fan-favorite characters Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and Frankie Stein as they navigate high school hilarity in the sacred halls of Monster High. The premiere of the show, which will be available worldwide on Nickelodeon platforms, is scheduled for 2022.
The musical event of the film, which marks the first time of Monster High will be brought to life in live action, will be available on Nickelodeon platforms globally next year.
"Up Monster High iThe strong message of inclusiveness is more relevant than ever, ”said Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television. “Nickelodeon shares our passion for the brand and its purpose having worked on the franchise when it first launched over a decade ago. They are the ideal partners to bring these beloved characters and their stories to life through episodic television and live-action television film “.
“These classic monsters have always captured children's imaginations and we are so excited and proud to welcome them Monster High to our brand for a new generation of children, ”said Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation. “We have fantastic partners on board at Mattel to create original content in different formats and, with the experience of Nick's creative team led by Claudia Spinelli for animation development and Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan for live-action, we can't see wait to show the comedy and adventure of these characters as they defy expectations and conquer the world. "
“We couldn't be more excited to be working with Ramsey, Claudia, Zack, Shauna, our writers and Nickelodeon's entire animation and live-action team to present Monster High to a new audience, ”added Adam Bonnet, executive producer, Mattel Television. "This property has always resonated deeply with fans and our reimagining of the franchise will focus on addressing important issues of identity and empowerment for today's children."
The projects of Monster Highs join other Mattel Television content production programs along with series and specials based on favorite brands Barbie, Masters of the Universe, Thomas & Friends, Polly Pocket e Fireman Sam, to name a few.
The upcoming series and films of Monster High underline a key element of Nickelodeon's content strategy, to build and expand hugely popular franchise worlds such as Star Trek, SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, Big Nate e Real pigeons fight crime, to offer the public more of what they love. Nickelodeon's new content list is informed by the network's ongoing research and insights into today's generation of kids, which is the most diverse generation ever and expects to be authentically represented in the media and the world around them. ; they want to make a positive difference in the world as they grow up; consider social media stars as their main role models, along with their parents; and increasingly satisfy their much-desired need for family time by watching entertainment content together.
Production on Monster High The animated TV series is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development. Shea Fontana (Polly Pocket, DC Super Hero Girls) is the showrunner. Adam Bonnett, executive producer, and Christopher Keenan, senior vice president of content development are overseeing the animated series for Mattel.
Jenny Jaffe (Big Hero 6: The Series, Rugrats) and the writing team of Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (Princess and the Frog, Playmobil: The Movie) were touched to write the file Monster High live-action television movie. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live-Action and Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content. Bonnett is also overseeing the live-action film for Mattel.
Monster High was first introduced in 2010 with a global fan base embracing its message of inclusiveness. Starting in 2022, Mattel will refuel the franchise and introduce Monster High to a new generation of kids.