Nickelodeon Movies
TypeFilm production arm of Nickelodeon and family film distribution of Paramount Pictures
FoundedFebruary 25, 1995; 28 years ago (1995-02-25)
Area served

(National Amusements) (1995–present)
ParentParamount Players
(Paramount Pictures)

Nickelodeon Movies is the film production arm of American children's network Nickelodeon and the family film distribution label of Paramount Pictures, launched on February 25, 1995 and based in Los Angeles, California.

The division has earned numerous accolades including 2 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, over 13 Saturn Awards nominations, and 4 in-house honors via the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Since its launch, over 40 feature films have been produced for theatrical release and starting in 2021, the studio has been producing films for Paramount+ and Netflix.


Nickelodeon/20th Century Fox deal (1993–95)

In 1993, Nickelodeon agreed to a two-year contract with 20th Century Fox to make feature films. The joint venture would mostly produce new material, though a Nickelodeon executive did not rule out the possibility of making films based on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats and Doug.[1] None of the movies were produced due to the 1994 acquisition of Paramount Pictures by Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, and they would distribute the movies instead. With the creative differences with John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren & Stimpy and an inability to market that property in a family-friendly manner instead of a "cynical and gross humor" scuttled the film.[2][3] However, Paramount and Viacom would go forward and start development on The Rugrats Movie a year after the acquisition.

The Nickelodeon version of the Doug film was not made due to the acquisition of the show's production studio, Jumbo Pictures, by The Walt Disney Company in 1996. With this, the show moved to Disney's ABC network and new seasons aired as a part of its programming block Disney's One Saturday Morning as Disney's Doug. In 1999, Walt Disney Pictures released a film finale to the series, Doug's 1st Movie.

Nickelodeon Movies (1995–98)

Logo used from 1998 to 2000
Logo used from 1998 to 2000

Nickelodeon Movies was then founded on February 25, 1995. On July 10, 1996, the studio released its first film, Harriet the Spy, a spy-comedy film based on the 1964 novel of the same name.

On July 25, 1997, the studio then released its second film, Good Burger, a comedy film, starring Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Abe Vigoda, Dan Schneider, Shar Jackson, Josh Server, Lori Beth Denberg, Jan Schweiterman, Linda Cardellini and Sinbad. It was based on the Good Burger sketch on Nickelodeon's popular sketch comedy series All That.

On November 20, 1998, the studio released The Rugrats Movie, which is Nickelodeon Movies' first animated film and the first Nicktoon to be shown in theaters. It received mixed critical reception, but despite this, the movie became a box office success, earning $100,494,675 in the domestic box office and $140,894,675 worldwide.[4] It also became the first non-Disney animated film to gross over $100 million domestically. The success of the film led to two sequels.


On February 11, 2000, the studio released Snow Day, a comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Zena Grey, Josh Peck, Mark Webber, Schuyler Fisk, Jade Yorker and Emmanuelle Chriqui. This film met negative reviews, yet it grossed $62,464,731 worldwide.

Logo from 2000 to 2008
Logo from 2000 to 2008

Nine months later, the studio released Rugrats in Paris: The Movie on November 17, 2000. It is the first sequel to The Rugrats Movie, and grossed $76,507,756 at the domestic box-office and $103,291,131 worldwide.[5] The film received favorable reviews, becoming the most critically acclaimed Rugrats film to date.

On December 21, 2001, the studio released its first CGI animated film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It is based on a series of shorts that aired on Nickelodeon in 1998. It became a critical and box-office success, earning $80,936,232 in the United States and $102,992,536 worldwide. It stars voice actors Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence, Jeffrey Garcia, and Candi Milo, and co-starred Martin Short and Patrick Stewart. On March 24, 2002, this movie was nominated for the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Shrek.[6] It is the first Nickelodeon film to be nominated for an Academy Award. The success of the film spawned this film into a TV series, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2002 to 2006.

On March 29, 2002, the studio released Clockstoppers, a sci-fi action film, starring Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, and French Stewart. This film received negative reviews and was a box office disappointment, only earning $36,989,956 in the United States and $38,793,283 worldwide.

On June 28, 2002, Nickelodeon Movies released Hey Arnold!: The Movie, starring the series' original cast members and guest starring Paul Sorvino as Scheck, the CEO of a real estate company called Future Tech Industries (FTI). The film received negative reviews and grossed $15.2 million.[7] It was originally going to be a TV film entitled Arnold Saves the Neighborhood, but executives of Paramount Pictures decided to release this film theatrically. It was the first animated film from Nickelodeon to get a PG rating.

In 2002 and 2003, the studio, along with Klasky Csupo, released two films based on popular TV shows, The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Rugrats Go Wild, respectively. The Wild Thornberrys Movie was released on December 20, 2002, starring the show's original cast members, Lacey Chabert, Tim Curry, Jodi Carlisle, Danielle Harris, Michael "Flea" Balzary, and Tom Kane. This film received positive reviews and was a box office success. It only grossed $40.1 million domestically and $60.7 million worldwide. On March 23, 2003, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[8]

Rugrats Go Wild, a crossover of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, was released on June 13, 2003. This film met with negative critical reception and was a minor box office success, unlike previous Rugrats movies, only earning $39.4 million in the United States and $55.4 million worldwide. This film is also the only Rugrats film to receive a PG rating.[9]

On November 19, 2004, Nickelodeon released The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, based on the popular Nickelodeon television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. This film received positive reviews and grossed $85.4 million in the United States and $140.2 million worldwide.[10] The success of this film led to a sequel,[11] and it was adapted into various media, including its own video game, soundtrack, books, and toy line.

With the release of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Nickelodeon Movies returned to making box-office hits. The studio purchased the film rights of the A Series of Unfortunate Events book series in May 2000.[12] Paramount Pictures, owner of Nickelodeon Movies, agreed to co-finance, along with Scott Rudin.[13] Various directors, including Terry Gilliam and Roman Polanski, were interested in making the film. One of author Daniel Handler's, Lemony Snicket's real name, favorite candidates was Guy Maddin. In June 2002, Barry Sonnenfeld was hired to direct. He was chosen because he had previously collaborated with Rudin and because of his black comedy directing style as seen in his films The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and Get Shorty.[14] Sonnenfeld referred to the Unfortunate Events books as his favorite children's stories.[15] The director hired Handler to write the script[16] with the intention of making Lemony Snicket as a musical, and cast Jim Carrey as Count Olaf in September 2002.[16] Sonnenfeld eventually left over budget concerns in January 2003 and director Brad Silberling took over. This film was released on December 17, 2004, a month after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released. It received positive reviews and became a huge box office success, earning $118,634,549 at the United States box office and $209,073,645 worldwide. This film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup in 2005.

In 2005, the studio and Paramount Classics purchased a documentary film, Mad Hot Ballroom, at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It became the studios' first (and, so far, only) documentary film and their only film to have a limited theatrical release. It grossed $8,117,961 in the United States and $9,079,042 worldwide. It also was a huge critical success.

Several months later, the studio and Paramount Pictures released their first co-production with both Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released a family comedy film, Yours, Mine and Ours, a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. This film stars Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. This film was critically panned, but was a modest box office success, earning $53,412,862 in the United States and $72,028,752 worldwide.

On June 16, 2006, Nickelodeon released the wrestling comedy film Nacho Libre. It is very loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta. This film stars Jack Black, Héctor Jiménez, and Ana de la Reguera. This film met with mixed critical reception, but was a box office success, earning $80,197,993 in the domestic box office and grossed $99,255,460 worldwide. A sequel to this film is being considered.[17][18]

Two months later, the studio released another CGI film, Barnyard, starring the voices of Kevin James, as Otis, a carefree cow who loves throwing parties, Courteney Cox as Daisy, a kind-hearted cow, David Koechner as Dag, an evil coyote, Sam Elliott as Ben, Otis's father and the leader of the barnyard, Danny Glover as Miles, an old mule, and voice actors Cam Clarke, Jeff Garcia, S. Scott Bullock, Tino Insana, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Fred Tatasciore, and Rob Paulsen. This film met with negative critical reception, but was a box office success, earning $72,637,803 at the United States box office and grossed $116,476,887 worldwide. Like Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the film's success has spawned into a TV show, Back at the Barnyard, which ran from 2007 to 2011 on Nickelodeon, longer than The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Chris Hardwick replaced Kevin James as the role for Otis.

On December 15, 2006, the studio released Charlotte's Web, a family drama film based on E. B. White's book of the same name, starring Dakota Fanning, Kevin Anderson, Beau Bridges, and the voices of Dominic Scott Kay, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Reba McEntire, Kathy Bates, with Thomas Haden Church and Cedric the Entertainer. This film became a critical and box office success, earning $82,985,708 in the United States and $144,877,632 worldwide. This is Nickelodeon's first G-rated film in five years and first live-action film rated G as well as being the studio's highest-grossing film with that rating. Dakota Fanning won a Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Actress at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards.

Two years later on February 14, 2008, the studio released The Spiderwick Chronicles, a fantasy drama film based on the bestselling book of the same name, starring Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, and Seth Rogen. This film was released in both regular and IMAX theaters and received favorable reviews and was a box office success, earning $71,195,053 in the United States and $162,839,667 outside of the United States.[19]

On July 28, 2008, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies released a coming-of-age comedy film, Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, based on two bestselling British novels by Louise Rennison, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers. The film met with positive reviews and was a box office success. It was released in theaters in the United Kingdom, earning £8,647,770 and grossed £13,835,569 worldwide. To date, it has a direct-to-DVD release in the United States and has made its U.S. premiere on Nick at Nite on March 12, 2009. It is also the first film from Nickelodeon Movies to receive a PG-13 rating.

On January 16, 2009, Hotel for Dogs was released, starring Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Troy Gentile, with Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle. It is based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. This film received mixed reviews from film critics, but was a box office success, earning $73,034,460 in the United States box office and grossed $117,000,198 worldwide. It is distributed by DreamWorks. This marks the first film from Nickelodeon to be distributed outside of Paramount Pictures. However, it is still distributed under Paramount.

Five months later on June 12, 2009, Paramount Pictures released Nickelodeon Movies' Imagine That, a comedy-drama film starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker, Martin Sheen, Marin Hinkle, and Yara Shahidi. The film received negative reviews, mainly criticizing Murphy's performance. It was also a box office failure, only earning $16,123,323 at the domestic box office and grossed only $22,985,194 worldwide.


On January 8, 2007, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies announced that they had signed M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, the first of which would encompass the main characters' adventures in Book One.[20] The film was later released in theaters in 3D on July 1, 2010, and was universally panned by critics, fans, and even from audiences who weren't familiar with the TV series and is nowadays often considered one of the worst movies ever made. A year later, it won five Razzies, including worst screenplay, worst director and worst picture of the year. This was the studio's first feature film released in 3-D. On its opening day in the United States, The Last Airbender made $16 million, ranking fifth overall for Thursday openings.[21] Despite negative critical reception, the film was a box office success, and grossed $131,601,062 in the United States box office, also grossed $187,340,196 in other countries, making for a total of $318,941,258 worldwide. That planned trilogy was finally scrapped in 2018, to make way for a new, unrelated, live-action series produced by Netflix.

Logo from 2010 to 2019
Logo from 2010 to 2019

On March 4, 2011, Nickelodeon Movies released Rango, a CGI-animated western comedy film, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant and Ned Beatty. The film was produced by Gore Verbinski's production company Blind Wink, and Graham King's GK Films. The CGI animation was created by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), marking its first full-length animated feature. ILM usually does visual effects for live-action films.[22] It is also the first animated film for Verbinski. During voice recording, the actors received costumes and sets to "give them the feel of the Wild West"; star Johnny Depp had 20 days in which to voice Rango and the filmmakers scheduled the supporting actors to interact with him.[23] Verbinski said his attempt with Rango was to do a "small" film after the large-scale Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, but that he underestimated how painstaking and time-consuming animated filmmaking is.[22][23] This film has met universal acclaim from critics and general audiences alike and was the first Nickelodeon film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, ten years on since the category was introduced when Jimmy Neutron was nominated. The success of Rango led Paramount to create its own animation studio, Paramount Animation.

Nine months later, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies partnered with Columbia Pictures once again and released The Adventures of Tintin, a performance-captured animated 3D film, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, with the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and based on three from the comic book series of the same name by Hergé, The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944). This film was released in 3D and IMAX 3D theaters, as well normal "2D" theaters, and earned $77,591,831 in North America and $296,402,120 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $373,993,951.[24] It also was studio's first animated film to be shown in 3D. John Williams, the composer for the film, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. This film became the first non-Pixar film to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and is the first Nickelodeon film to do so.

On February 28, 2012, a sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie titled The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was announced to be in production, and was scheduled to be released in 2015.[needs update] Philippe Dauman, the president and CEO of the studio's parent company Viacom, told sources:[25]

"We will be releasing a SpongeBob movie at the end of 2014, which will serve to start off or be one of our films that starts off our new animation effort."

Dauman also once again said that the Paramount animation productions will be a new opportunity for his company as they will each cost less than $100 million, and the animation unit will only have 30 to 40 people, allowing for good financial returns and profits. Thanks to modern technology, the films still look "great" despite the lower cost, he said. He also lauded his studio team for winning an animation Oscar for Rango, the studio's first fully owned CGI effort. "We're very proud of that," he said.[25][26]

The sequel was directed by Paul Tibbitt, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, produced by Mary Parent, and executive-produced by the series' creator, Stephen Hillenburg.[27] The series' cast members reprised their roles from the first film.[28] The sequel was animated using the same animation style (traditional animation) as the TV show.[29]

In 2012, following the news of the Viacom buyout of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, it was announced that Nickelodeon would produce a new film through Paramount Pictures with an expected release date sometime in 2012.[30] In late May 2011, it was announced that Paramount and Nickelodeon had brought Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on to produce the next film that would reboot the film series.[31] Bay, Fuller, and Form would produce alongside Walker and Mednick. For the script, the studio originally hired Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to write the film for close to a million dollars. A year later the studio turned to writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec to rewrite the script.[31][32] In February 2012, Jonathan Liebesman was brought into negotiations to direct the film. It was released on August 8, 2014.

On October 26, 2012, the studio released a Halloween comedy film, Fun Size, starring Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, and Thomas Mann. This film met with negative reviews, and was a box office failure. It grossed $11.4 million, and is the lowest wide-grossed film ever produced by Nickelodeon Movies.

A reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened on August 8, 2014. It was the biggest opening weekend for any movie produced by Nickelodeon Movies, grossing over $65 million in its first three days of release in the United States. It has since become Nickelodeon Movies's highest-grossing movie domestically (in North America) and worldwide, with over $191 million domestically and a total of $493.3 million worldwide.[citation needed]

On February 6, 2015, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the second film based on SpongeBob SquarePants, was released. The film grossed almost $163 million in the United States and $323.4 million worldwide, making it the third-most successful film produced by the studio.

On June 3, 2016, the studio released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The film was met with mixed reviews and grossed $240.6 million worldwide.

Nickelodeon Movies was also involved in the film Monster Trucks, though merely as a label partner as Paramount vacillated several times about including the Nickelodeon Movies vanity card within the film. It was released on January 13, 2017, as a critical and box-office flop.

An original animated feature produced by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies in association with Ilion Animation Studios, titled Wonder Park, released on March 15, 2019, with reviews being mixed, praising the animation and voice acting while criticizing the story and tone, and performed poorly at the box office, grossing $119 million against a budget of $80–100 million. A television series based on it, which is titled Adventures in Wonder Park, is scheduled to air on Nickelodeon in the near future making it the third animated film from Nickelodeon Movies, after Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Barnyard, to serve as the basis for an animated series on the network.[33]

On August 9, 2019, the studio released the first film based on the Nick Jr. Channel animated series Dora the Explorer, titled Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Produced by Paramount Players, it is directed by James Bobin. It received positive reviews and was a box office success.

Nickelodeon Movies distributed an original feature called Playing with Fire, starring John Cena, and directed by Andy Fickman. The film was released on November 8, 2019. It received negative reviews, but was a modest box office success.


A third SpongeBob film, Sponge on the Run, was released in Canadian theaters on August 14, 2020, and digitally on Netflix in other territories on November 5, 2020, followed by a release via PVOD and on Paramount+, in the United States, on March 4, 2021, following the COVID-19 pandemic.[34][35] The film is directed and co-written by former writer Tim Hill. It is the last SpongeBob film to involve series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died on November 26, 2018, from ALS.[36][37][38]

On May 19, 2019, a film based on PAW Patrol—a Canadian series aired by Nick Jr. in the United States—was announced. The film was produced in Canada by Spin Master Entertainment,[39] with Nickelodeon Movies signing on to present the film internationally. Unlike previous films from Nickelodeon Movies, the copyright to PAW Patrol: The Movie is not owned by Paramount, with Spin Master owning the copyright and Paramount/Nickelodeon only serving as distributors. The film was directed and co-written by Cal Brunker, and it was released in both Canada and the United States on August 20, 2021, and simultaneously streaming on Paramount+.[40] The film received positive reviews and was a box office success.

Additionally, the studio also released two direct to streaming movies: The Loud House Movie, a film adaptation based on Nickelodeon's popular Nicktoon of the same name for Netflix that is produced by British Film Institute, which was released on August 20, 2021, the same day as the PAW Patrol movie. The film received praise for animation, acting and songs though some criticized the plot. The other film, The J Team, a musical comedy starring JoJo Siwa was released on Paramount+ on September 3, 2021, as an original film.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, directed by Rob Minkoff and Mark Koetsier and starring Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka, and Samuel L. Jackson was released theatrically on July 15, 2022 in the United States and other territories.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie was released on Netflix on August 5, 2022.

On July 12, 2021, it was revealed that Blue's Big City Adventure, a live-action/animated hybrid movie based on Blue's Clues & You!, would be made to mark the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Directed by Matt Stawski and written by Angela Santomero and Liz Maccie, the film began production in summer 2021.[41] The film was released on Paramount+ on November 18, 2022.[42]

Two more films were released on Paramount+: Fantasy Football, a sports comedy starring Marsai Martin, release on November 25, and a musical remake of Snow Day, released on December 16.

Upcoming projects

Nickelodeon Movies is teaming up with Point Grey Pictures to make a CG-animated film reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which is currently in production with Jeff Rowe directing.[43] The film is currently scheduled for release on August 4, 2023.[44][45]

The sequel to PAW Patrol: The Movie, titled PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, is currently in development with Cal Brunker returning as director and Jennifer Dodge, Laura Clunie, and Toni Stevens as producers. The film is scheduled for release on September 29, 2023.[46]

Nickelodeon Movies is also working with Avatar Studios to make a theatrical CG-animated film, alongside 2 other animated films that will be released by Paramount Pictures, with one of the films, centered on the original characters, beginning production in October 2022. It will serve as the first project from Avatar Studios and is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2025.[47]

On March 2, 2021, Yokai Samba, a film previously in development at DreamWorks Animation, had been picked up by the studio.[48]

On August 2, 2021, Paramount Pictures announced that a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film was in the works with Colin Jost and Casey Jost penning the script and Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker signing on as producers.[49]

An animated musical Smurfs film was announced in February 2022 and is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2025.[50]

A fourth theatrical SpongeBob SquarePants film and three spinoff films set for release on Paramount+ were announced in February 2022, with the first of the spinoffs scheduled for release in 2023 and the fourth theatrical film scheduled for release on May 23, 2025.[51][52]

In March 2023, a sequel to Good Burger was announced, with Thompson and Mitchell reprising their roles, for a release on Paramount+ in 2023.[53]


All films listed are produced and/or distributed by Paramount Pictures unless noted otherwise.

Release date Film Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Co-production with Budget Gross (millions)
Story by Screenplay by
July 10, 1996 Harriet the Spy Bronwen Hughes Greg Taylor
Julie Talen
Douglas Petrie
Theresa Rebeck
Mary Kay Powell
Nava Levin
Rastar $12,000,000 $26.6
July 25, 1997 Good Burger Brian Robbins Dan Schneider
Kevin Kopelow
Heath Seifert
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Tollin/Robbins Productions $8,500,000 $23.7
November 20, 1998 The Rugrats Movie Norton Virgien
Igor Kovalyov
David N. Weiss
J. David Stem
Arlene Klasky
Gábor Csupó
Klasky Csupo $24,000,000 $140.9
February 11, 2000 Snow Day Chris Koch Will McRobb
Chris Viscardi
Albie Hecht
Julia Pistor
C.O.R.E. $13,000,000 $62.5
November 17, 2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Stig Bergqvist
Paul Demeyer
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Jill Gorey
Barbara Herndon
Kate Boutilier
Arlene Klasky
Gábor Csupó
Klasky Csupo $30,000,000 $103.3
December 21, 2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius John A. Davis John A. Davis
Steve Oedekerk
John A. Davis
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Steve Oedekerk
Steve Oedekerk
John A. Davis
Albie Hecht
O Entertainment
DNA Productions
$30,000,000 $103
March 29, 2002 Clockstoppers Jonathan Frakes Rob Hedden
Andy Hedden
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Rob Hedden
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Gale Anne Hurd
Julia Pistor
Valhalla Motion Pictures $26,000,000 $38.8
June 28, 2002 Hey Arnold!: The Movie Tuck Tucker Craig Bartlett
Steve Viksten
Craig Bartlett
Albie Hecht
Snee-Oosh, Inc. $3,000,000 $15.2
December 20, 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Cathy Malkasian
Jeff McGrath
Kate Boutilier Arlene Klasky
Gábor Csupó
Klasky Csupo $25,000,000 $60.7
June 13, 2003 Rugrats Go Wild Norton Virgien
John Eng
November 19, 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Stephen Hillenburg Derek Drymon
Tim Hill
Stephen Hillenburg
Kent Osborne
Aaron Springer
Paul Tibbitt
Stephen Hillenburg
Julia Pistor
United Plankton Pictures $30,000,000 $140.2
December 17, 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Brad Silberling Robert Gordon Laurie MacDonald
Walter F. Parkes
Jim Van Wyck
DreamWorks Pictures
Parkes/MacDonald Productions
$140,000,000 $209.1
May 13, 2005 Mad Hot Ballroom (distribution only) Marilyn Agrelo Amy Sewell Marilyn Agrelo
Amy Sewell
Brian David
Cange Wilder Knight II
Paramount Classics
Just One Productions
$500,000 $9.1
November 23, 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours Raja Gosnell Madelyn Davis
Bob Carroll, Jr.
Bob Hilgenberg
Rob Muir
Ron Burch
David Kidd
Robert Simonds
Michael G. Nathanson
Robert Simonds Company
Columbia Pictures
$45,000,000 $72
June 16, 2006 Nacho Libre Jared Hess Jared Hess
Jerusha Hess
Mike White
Mike White
Jack Black
Julia Pistor
David Klawans
HH Films
Black & White Productions
$35,000,000 $99.3
August 4, 2006 Barnyard Steve Oedekerk Steve Oedekerk
Paul Marshal
O Entertainment
Omation Animation Studio
$51,000,000 $116.5
December 15, 2006 Charlotte's Web Gary Winick Susannah Grant
Karey Kirkpatrick
Jordan Kerner The Kerner Entertainment Company
Walden Media
$85,000,000 $144.9
February 14, 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mark Waters Karey Kirkpatrick
David Berenbaum
John Sayles
Mark Canton
Larry Franco
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Karey Kirkpatrick
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Atmosphere Pictures
$90,000,000 $162.8
July 25, 2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Gurinder Chadha Gurinder Chadha
Paul Mayeda Berges
Will McRobb
Chris Viscardi
Gurinder Chadha
Lynda Obst
Goldcrest Pictures $997,955 $14.9
January 16, 2009 Hotel for Dogs Thor Freudenthal Jeff Lowell
Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Lauren Shuler Donner
Ewan Leslie
Jonathan Gordon
Jason Clark
DreamWorks Pictures
Cold Spring Pictures
The Montecito Picture Company
The Donners' Company
$35,000,000 $117
June 12, 2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Ed Solomon
Chris Matheson
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Ed Solomon
Di Bonaventura Pictures
Goldcrest Pictures
Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud III GmbH Ko.
$55,000,000 $23
July 1, 2010 The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan
Sam Mercer
Frank Marshall
Blinding Edge Pictures
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
$150,000,000 $319.7
March 4, 2011 Rango Gore Verbinski John Logan
Gore Verbinski
James Ward Byrkit
John Logan Gore Verbinski
Graham King
John B. Carls
Blind Wink Productions
GK Films
Industrial Light & Magic
$135,000,000 $245.7
December 21, 2011 The Adventures of Tintin Steven Spielberg Steven Moffat
Edgar Wright
Joe Cornish
Steven Spielberg
Peter Jackson
Kathleen Kennedy
Columbia Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
WingNut Films
Hemisphere Media Capital
October 26, 2012 Fun Size Josh Schwartz Max Werner Stephanie Savage
Josh Schwartz
Bard Dorros
David Kanter
Anonymous Content
Fake Empire Productions
$14,000,000 $11.4
August 8, 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Evan Daugherty
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Galen Walker
Scott Mednick
Ian Bryce
Platinum Dunes
Gama Entertainment
Mednick Productions
Heavy Metal
$125,000,000 $493.3
February 6, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Paul Tibbitt Stephen Hillenburg
Paul Tibbitt
Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Paul Tibbitt
Mary Parent
Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
$74,000,000 $323.4
June 3, 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Dave Green Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Galen Walker
Scott Mednick
Platinum Dunes
China Movie Media Group
Gama Entertainment
Mednick Productions
Smithrowe Entertainment
Alibaba Pictures
$135,000,000 $245.6
January 13, 2017 Monster Trucks Chris Wedge Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Matthew Robinson
Derek Connolly Mary Parent
Denis L. Stewart
Paramount Animation
Disruption Entertainment
$125,000,000 $64.5
March 15, 2019 Wonder Park Dylan Brown (uncredited)[54][55] Robert Gordon
Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Kendra Halland
Paramount Animation
Ilion Animation Studios
$100,000,000 $119.6
August 9, 2019 Dora and the Lost City of Gold James Bobin Tom Wheeler
Nicholas Stoller
Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson[56] Kristin Burr Paramount Players
Walden Media[57]
Media Rights Capital
Burr! Productions
$49,000,000 $120.6
November 8, 2019 Playing with Fire Andy Fickman Dan Ewen Dan Ewen
Matt Lieberman
Todd Garner
Sean Robbins
Paramount Players
Walden Media
Broken Road Productions
$29,900,000 $69.4
August 14, 2020[a] The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Tim Hill[58] Tim Hill
Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger[59]
Tim Hill Ryan Harris Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
Media Rights Capital
Mikros Image
$60,000,000[citation needed] $4.8[60][61]
August 20, 2021 PAW Patrol: The Movie[b] Cal Brunker[40] Billy Frolick Billy Frolick
Cal Brunker
Bob Barlen
Jennifer Dodge Spin Master Entertainment
Mikros Image
$26,000,000[62] $130.1[63]
The Loud House Movie Dave Needham Kevin Sullivan
Chris Viscardi
Chris Viscardi Top Draw Animation; distributed by Netflix
September 3, 2021 The J Team Michael Lembeck Eydie Faye JoJo Siwa
Eydie Faye
Don Dunn
Syrinthia Studer
JoJo Siwa Inc.; distributed by Paramount+
July 15, 2022 Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank[c] Rob Minkoff
Mark Koetsier
Chris Bailey
Ed Stone
Nate Hopper
Rob Minkoff
Adam Nagle
Peter Nagle
Guy Collins
Yair Landau
Susan Purcell
$45,000,000 $41.7
August 5, 2022 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Andy Suriano
Ant Ward
Tony Gama-Lobo
Rebecca May
Vladimir Radev Flying Bark Productions
Top Draw Animation; distributed by Netflix
November 18, 2022 Blue's Big City Adventure Matt Stawski Liz Maccie
Angela Santomero
Traci Paige Johnson
Angela Santomero
9 Story Media Group
Brown Bag Films
Line by Line Media;
distributed by Paramount+
November 25, 2022 Fantasy Football Anton Cropper Zoe Marshall
Dan Gurewitch
David Young
LeBron James
Spencer Beighley
Jamal Henderson
Marsai Martin
Joshua Martin
Timothy Bourne
Awesomeness Films
SpringHill Company
Genius Productions
NFL Films; distributed by Paramount+
December 16, 2022 Snow Day Michael Lembeck Will McRobb
Chris Viscardi
Samantha Martin
Teleplay by: Samantha Martin R.J. Gilbert Wellsville Pictures; distributed by Paramount+
Upcoming films
August 4, 2023[44] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Jeff Rowe Brendan O'Brien Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
James Weaver
Point Grey Pictures TBA Post-production
September 29, 2023[46] PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Cal Brunker TBA Jennifer Dodge
Laura Clunie
Toni Stevens
Spin Master Entertainment
Mikros Image
2023 Baby Shark's Big Movie!
2023 Zoey 102
2023[53] Good Burger 2 Phil Traill Kevin Kopelow
Heath Seifert

James III
Shauna Phelan
Zack Olin
Distributed by Paramount+
2024 The Casagrandes Movie
2023[51][64] Saving Bikini Bottom Liza Johnson Kaz
Tom J. Stern
TBA Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures; distributed by Netflix
In development
February 14, 2025[50] Untitled Smurfs musical animated film Chris Miller Pam Brady TBA Paramount Animation Pre-production
May 23, 2025 Untitled fourth SpongeBob SquarePants film TBA Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
In development
October 10, 2025 Untitled animated Avatar: The Last Airbender film Lauren Montgomery[65] TBA Bryan Konietzko
Michael DiMartino
Eric Coleman[66]
Paramount Animation
Avatar Studios
In production
TBA Yokai Samba Leo Matsuda TBA Paramount Animation In development
Untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new live-action film TBA Colin Jost
Casey Jost
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Scott Mednick
Galen Walker
Platinum Dunes
Untitled second and third SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff films TBA Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures; distributed by Paramount+

Cancelled or inactive projects

Title Status Description
Untitled Ren & Stimpy animated film Cancelled In May 1993, Nickelodeon announced a two-year picture deal with 20th Century Fox to produce some of its movies, including its IPs such as the aforementioned Ren & Stimpy, though it was reconsidered as an ill fit for the children's market overall, and would have likely ran into creative issues with creator John Kricfalusi (who would be forced out several months after the deal was announced).[67][68] Fox's film deal with Nick expired when Viacom purchased the network, along with Paramount Pictures, in 1994 leaving Paramount to distribute and co-produce the network's theatrically released films.
Untitled Doug animated film Franchise shifted to Disney Nickelodeon was also making a Doug film adaptation in 1993 when they made a deal with 20th Century Fox to make films based on their properties along with other films based on other Nickelodeon properties. When Viacom acquired Paramount Pictures in 1994 the idea was killed and the deal ended quietly the next year. In 1996, the show's studio, Jumbo Studios was acquired by Disney and a film based on the Disney version of the series (known as Disney's Doug to differentiate from the original series) was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1999, Doug's 1st Movie.[69][70]
Bone Cancelled In the late 1990s, an attempt was made through Nickelodeon Movies to produce a film based on the Bone comics. Jeff Smith, author of the Bone comics, stated in a 2003 interview that Nickelodeon had insisted on the Bone cousins being voiced by child actors and wanted the film's soundtrack to include pop songs by the likes of N'Sync. Smith's response was that nobody would insert pop songs in the middle of The Lord of the Rings or The Empire Strikes Back and therefore pop songs should not be placed in Bone either.[71] The film was then developed at Warner Bros. under their Warner Animation Group banner instead. However, in 2019, Netflix purchased the rights to turn Bone into an animated series. Although it was cancelled in April 2022.[72]
Prometheus and Bob A live-action Prometheus and Bob film was announced in 1998 as an adaptation of the KaBlam! series.[73] The film was to be produced by Amy Heckerling and directed by Harald Zwart, but the film later fell through due to lack of interest.
Sector 7 Development Hell In May 2000, Nickelodeon won a bidding war against Pixar in acquiring the film rights to the novel Sector 7 with Darren Aronofsky attached to direct and Good Machine as co-producer. As of March 2019, the project remains in development hell.[74]
Ectokid Unknown After the cancellation of Razorline, Barker sold the television and film rights of the Ectokid series to Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures in 2001. The film was set to have Barker, Don Murphy, and Nickelodeon's Albie Hecht and Julia Pistor as producers, Joe Daley as executive producer, and Karen Rosenfelt overseeing development at Paramount. Barker would also act as executive producer of the television series, with Daley and Murphy as producers. Talking to Daily Variety, Barker explained that his aim was to create "a franchisable world" for the studio, "of great, transcendent beauty; one that reconfigures people's expectations of what ghosts are, of what comes after death."[75] As of November 2018, no further information regarding both the film and the television series surfaced, presumably both were cancelled.
Jimmy Neutron 2: The Search for Carl Cancelled In February 2002, a sequel for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was reported in development for a summer 2004 release.[76] Producer Albie Hecht reported to The Los Angeles Times that the sequel "would be made on the same budget as the first, but with a new batch of inventions and adventures in Jimmy's town of Retroville." On June 20, 2002, The Hollywood Reporter reported that writer Kate Boutilier had signed a writing deal with Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures to write a sequel for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius titled Jimmy Neutron 2: The Search for Carl, but the sequel was never materialized.[77] Instead the sequel's plot was used as the basis for the Game Boy Advance version of the video game Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron. Another reason the film was cancelled is because the writers could not agree on a story and Alcorn later stated in an interview that "once the TV series came out, there wasn't a lot of incentive to make a movie when fans could simply watch Jimmy Neutron for free at home."[78]
Imaginary Friend In March 2002, it was announced that Nickelodeon Movies would produce Imaginary Friend, a Gary Ross-helmed live-action/animated hybrid about a boy and his imaginary friend who takes him from the real world to an animated fantasy world. Written by Anne Spielberg, the film would’ve reunited Ross and Spielberg after scripting the 1988 Oscar-nominated Big. Would've been produced by Nickelodeon and Ross' Larger Than Life.[79][80]
Sequels to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Nickelodeon Movies hoped that Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events would become a film series like the Harry Potter film series.[14] Jim Carrey thought his character would be good as the basis for a film franchise since it would allow him to dive into a new role.[81] "I don't have a deal [for a sequel], but it's one that I wouldn't mind doing again because there are so many characters," the actor explained in December 2004. "I mean, it's just so much fun. It's so much fun being a bad actor playing a character..."[82] In May 2005, producer Laurie MacDonald said "Lemony Snicket is still something Paramount is interested in pursuing and we're going to be talking with them more."[83] In October 2008, Daniel Handler said that "a sequel does seem to be in the works. Paramount has had quite a few corporate shakeups, which has led to many a delay. Of course, many, many plans in Hollywood come to naught, but I'm assured that another film will be made. Someday. Perhaps."[84] In June 2009, Silberling confirmed he still talked about the project with Handler, and suggested the sequel be a stop motion film, with each film being in a new medium, due to the young lead actors having grown too old to continue their roles. "In an odd way, the best thing you could do is actually have Lemony Snicket say to the audience, 'Okay, we pawned the first film off as a mere dramatization with actors. Now, I'm afraid I'm going to have to show you the real thing.'"[85] The franchise ran a live-action series for 3 seasons on Netflix.
The Anybodies film adaptation Unknown In December 2004, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon acquired the film rights from the book series of the same name.[86][87][88] It was originally set to be released sometime in 2006,[89] but it has not been released since then.
Untitled The Fairly OddParents animated film Cancelled In 2005 or 2006, Butch Hartman considered making a theatrical adaptation of his animated television series The Fairly OddParents after the show's initial cancellation in 2006,[vague] to be produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures. The film was to be animated much like the series as well as previous Nickelodeon fare such as the Rugrats trilogy and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, but was scrapped due to a management change at Paramount although the script was already written. Despite this, Hartman expressed interest in releasing the film for DVD someday, and stated that the script could serve for another TV movie of the show. The series ended on July 26, 2017, and Butch Hartman left Nickelodeon in early 2018 before moving to Sony Pictures Animation to plan any direct-to-video sequels to the original film,[90][91] seemingly ending any chances of the film happening.[92]
Sequels to The Last Airbender The Last Airbender, released in 2010, was originally intended to be the first film in a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender film trilogy each based on the series' three seasons. Due to the poor reception of the film, Nickelodeon and Paramount decided to put further plans for the sequels on hold. In September 2018, a new unrelated live-action remake of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender for Netflix was announced, effectively cancelling any lingering chances of possible sequels to the film.[93]
Mighty Mouse Moved to Paramount Animation As early as 2004, Omation Animation Studios and Nickelodeon announced their intention to bring Mighty Mouse (a property held by CBS Corporation) back to the big screen with a CGI Mighty Mouse feature film that was tentatively scheduled to be released sometime in 2013.[94] This film never materialized and the project's fate was unknown until in 2019, when it was confirmed that the project would be revived by Paramount Animation, and that Jon and Erich Hoeber were announced to be the writers for the film.[95][96]
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Development Hell In November 2011, Steven Spielberg announced a sequel to the 2011 film The Adventures of Tintin and was planned to be released sometime in the future.[97] As of 2019, there have been little to no info about the film, but Peter Jackson is still involved with the project.[98][99]
Untitled Henry Danger film Cancelled On May 5, 2017, former president of Viacom's Nickelodeon group, Cyma Zarghami, announced that a film based on the live-action series Henry Danger was in development, but as of 2019, no further information about the film was announced. The series ended on March 21, 2020, and both Dan Schneider and Cyma Zarghami left Nickelodeon in 2018,[100][101] seemingly ending any chances of the film happening.
Untitled Are You Afraid of the Dark? film On November 13, 2017, it was announced that a film adaptation and reboot of Are You Afraid of the Dark? was in the works at Paramount Players, with a release date set for October 11, 2019. It writer Gary Dauberman was going to write the screenplay, Matt Kaplan was going to produce, and D.J. Caruso was going to direct the film.[102][103] The film was removed from Paramount's release schedule on February 27, 2019, and a series revival instead premiered on October 11, 2019.[104]
Untitled Rugrats film On July 16, 2018, Variety reported that a new Rugrats movie was in production alongside a revival of the series with a release date originally set for November 13, 2020. The movie would've been a live action/CGI hybrid, to be written by David Goodman and would be produced by Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures.[105][106][107] On February 27, 2019, it was announced that the movie would be pushed back to January 29, 2021.[108] On April 26, 2019, it was announced that David Bowers would be set as director, along with Karen Rosenfelt as producer.[109] However, on November 12, 2019, the film was pulled from Paramount's release schedule, in favor of WWE Studios' Rumble, which was delayed from a July 2020 release.[110]

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

Year Category Film Recipient(s) Result
2002 Best Animated Feature Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius[111] Steve Oedekerk
John A. Davis
2003 Best Original Song The Wild Thornberrys Movie[112] Paul Simon ("Father and Daughter") Nominated
2005 Best Makeup Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events[113] Valli O'Reilly
Bill Corso
Best Original Score Thomas Newman Nominated
Best Art Direction Rick Heinrichs
Cheryl Carasik
Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Nominated
2012 Best Animated Feature Rango[114][115][116][117] Gore Verbinski Won
Best Original Score The Adventures of Tintin[118] John Williams Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Film Recipient(s) Result
2003 Best Original Song – Motion Picture The Wild Thornberrys Movie[119] Paul Simon ("Father and Daughter") Nominated
2012 Best Animated Feature Film Rango Gore Verbinski Nominated
The Adventures of Tintin[120] Steven Spielberg Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Year Category Film Recipient(s) Result
1997 Favorite Movie Actress Harriet the Spy Rosie O'Donnell Won
1999 Favorite Movie The Rugrats Movie Won
2001 Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Susan Sarandon Won
2004 Rugrats Go Wild Bruce Willis Nominated
2005 Favorite Movie Actor Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Jim Carrey Nominated
2007 Nacho Libre Jack Black Nominated
Favorite Movie Actress Charlotte's Web Dakota Fanning Won
2012 Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Rango Johnny Depp Nominated
2015[121] Favorite Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nominated
Favorite Movie Actor Will Arnett (also for The Lego Movie) Nominated
Favorite Movie Actress Megan Fox Nominated
Favorite Animated Movie The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Nominated
2017 Favorite Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Nominated
Favorite Movie Actor Will Arnett Nominated
Favorite Movie Actress Megan Fox Nominated
#Squad Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson Nominated
2022[122] Favorite Animated Movie PAW Patrol: The Movie Nominated
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Nominated
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Awkwafina (also for Raya and the Last Dragon) Nominated
Tom Kenny Nominated
Keanu Reeves Nominated

Saturn Awards

Year Category Film Recipient(s) Result
2005 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Make-Up Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso Nominated
2007 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film Charlotte's Web Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Special Effects Karin Joy, John Andrew Berton, Jr., Blair Clark and John Dietz Nominated
2008 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film The Spiderwick Chronicles Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor Freddie Highmore Nominated
2012 Saturn Award for Best Animated Film Rango Nominated
The Adventures of Tintin Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Music John Williams Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Special Effects Matt Aiken, Jamie Beard, Joe Letteri, Keith Miller, Wayne Stables and Matthias Menz Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Editing Michael Kahn Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Production Design Kim Sinclair Nominated


  1. ^ The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run was theatrically released on August 14, 2020 only in Canada. It was later released on Netflix internationally on November 5, 2020, and then on Paramount+ on March 4, 2021 in the United States.[35]
  2. ^ Unlike previous films from Nickelodeon Movies, PAW Patrol: The Movie was produced in Canada, and the film's copyright is owned by Spin Master rather than Paramount. Nickelodeon Movies only distributed the film internationally, and did not produce it outright.
  3. ^ Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is a film that had been in development for many years, and had no involvement from Nickelodeon or Paramount. Paramount had acquired the distribution rights to the film from GFM Animation in January 2022 for select territories and was later announced to be released under Paramount Animation, later Nickelodeon Movies.


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