The Monster High franchise is being rebooted by Nickelodeon and Mattel with both a live-action TV movie and a new animated series.
Nickelodeon and Mattel are giving Monster High a two-fold reboot.
2022 will the release of a new Monster High animated series and the franchise’s first-ever live-action outing in the form of a TV musical movie. The series has tapped Shea Fontana as showrunner, while the movie is being penned by Jenny Jaffe, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland.
“These classic monsters have always captured kids’ imaginations and we are so excited and proud to welcome Monster High to our brand for a new generation of kids,” Nickelodeon President of Animation Ramsey Naito said. “We have terrific partners on board at Mattel to create original content in different formats, and, with the expertise of the Nick creative team helmed by Claudia Spinelli on the animation development side, and Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan on the live-action side, we can’t wait to showcase the comedy and adventure of these characters as they defy expectations and take on the world.”
“Monster High’s strong message of inclusivity is more relevant than ever,” Mattel Television General Manager Fred Soulie added. “Nickelodeon shares our passion for the brand and its purpose having worked on the franchise when it first launched more than a decade ago. They are the ideal partners to bring these beloved characters and their stories to life through episodic television and the live-action television movie.”
Inspired by classic movie monsters, Monster High launched in 2010 as a line of fashion dolls created by Mattel before spawning a web series and numerous direct-to-video films and TV specials, as well as books and video games.
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