Monster Excessive Stay-Motion Film Musical & Reboot Sequence Are Occurring at Nickelodeon
Monster Excessive is getting double-rebooted for tv, with a brand new animated sequence and the toy line’s first live-action venture each within the works. Deadline reviews that Nickelodeon and Mattel are teaming as much as develop an all-new animated sequence adaptation together with a live-action TV film. The community plans to premiere each Monster Excessive variations in 2022.
The brand new Monster Excessive animated sequence will observe in style characters like Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, and Frankie Stein as they “navigate the hilarity of highschool within the hallowed halls of Monster Excessive.” Shea Fontana (DC Superhero Ladies) serves because the sequence showrunner with Claudia Spinelli overseeing the venture for Nickelodeon and Christopher Keenan overseeing for Mattel. Govt producer Adam Bonnett says the reimagination of the franchise will “give attention to addressing essential themes of id and empowerment for youths in the present day.”
In the meantime, Jenny Jaffe (Huge Hero 6: The Sequence) will write a live-action “TV film musical occasion” primarily based on the favored Mattel toy line alongside Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (Princess and the Frog). It isn’t Jaffe’s first foray into Nickelodeon as she can also be engaged on an upcoming reboot of Rugrats. Nickelodeon’s Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan will oversee the Monster Excessive film. Bonnett is connected to each initiatives.
“These traditional monsters have all the time captured children’ imaginations and we’re so excited and proud to welcome Monster Excessive to our model for a brand new technology of youngsters,” Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation, mentioned in an announcement. “We now have terrific companions on board at Mattel to create unique content material in numerous codecs, and, with the experience of the Nick inventive staff helmed by Claudia Spinelli on the animation growth facet, and Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan on the live-action facet, we will not wait to showcase the comedy and journey of those characters as they defy expectations and tackle the world.”
Mattel TV Common Supervisor Fred Soulie provides: “Monster Excessive‘s robust message of inclusivity is extra related than ever. Nickelodeon shares our ardour for the model and its goal having labored on the franchise when it first launched greater than a decade in the past. They’re the perfect companions to carry these beloved characters and their tales to life via episodic tv and the live-action tv film.”
Launched by Mattel in 2010, the Monster Excessive dolls have impressed a number of animated specials and TV motion pictures, however by no means earlier than has there been a live-action adaptation. The characters embrace Frankie Stein, the daughter of Frankenstein’s monster and his bride; Draculaura, Depend Dracula’s vegetarian daughter who faints on the sight of blood; Clawdeen Wolf, the Wolfman’s daughter; Cleo de Nile, the 5,842-year-old daughter of the Mummy Pharaoh Ramses de Nile; Lagoona Blue, a Black Lagoon-like sea creature’s daughter; and Ghoulia Yelps, the groaning daughter of a zombie.
No casting info has but been revealed for the brand new Monster Excessive initiatives and it is unclear when manufacturing will start. With plans to launch each variations subsequent yr, it appears possible that the ball will begin rolling earlier than the tip of the yr. This information involves us from Deadline.