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Paramount To Release 5 Animated Features Between 2018-20, Including ‘Loud House’ Film

Paramount hasn’t done much of anything since launching its feature animation division in 2011, but it’s hopes to change that starting next year.

The studio has announced in the past couple weeks that it will release at least five animated features between 2018 and 2020. Paramount, a subsidiary of Viacom, which also owns Nickelodeon, will co-brand most of those films with the kids network.

Three of the five animated features will be based on Nick properties, including a third Spongebob Squarepants bigscreen outing as well as a feature based on the network’s latest hit series The Loud House. Created by industry veteran Chris Savino, The Loud House follows Lincoln Loud, the only boy in a house with 10 sisters. (Savino drew upon his own experiences of growing up with five sisters.) A third season of The Loud House tv series is also currently in production, bringing the total number of episodes to 78 half-hours.

Here is the current release line-up:

January 12, 2018 – Sherlock Gnomes
August 10, 2018 – Amusement Park
August 2, 2019 – Spongebob Squarepants 3 movie
February 7, 2020 – The Loud House
July 31, 2020 – Unannounced Nickelodeon IP feature film animation

  • I’m perfectly fine with The Loud House getting it’s own feature film. Heck, with it being one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows of all time (even sometimes beating Spongebob in viewership) and having a strong dedicated fanbase, I don’t blame them at all of wanting to make a full length movie of of it. Might as well. Granted, I haven’t watch much of it and it’s mainly because I’m currently in tune with Steven Universe and Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil but from the few episodes of The Loud House that I did saw, it did seem a lot of fun without being too crude.

  • Marc Hendry

    I wonder if Nickelodeon will ever have another hit of the same scale as Spongebob.
    They seemed to get everything right with that show, and I have no idea how that happened

    • Mermaid Warrior

      I doubt they’ll ever get that kind of hit again. Not saying that they’ll never make another great show, but Spongebob was the kind of success monster that just doesn’t come around often. How many other TV shows can you name that had that kind of success? Only ones I can think of are Pokemon and The Simpsons. And hell, part of the reason Nickelodeon has been struggling the past several years is because they kept expecting to replicate that success. I’m not really sure how Spongebob got so big either.

      • Marc Hendry

        In terms of the content and look of the show, I think the first few years of Spongebob were pretty much the perfect TV cartoon, but there must be a million other factors that determine a show’s success

    • Josh Moore

      I personally don’t think Loud House needs to be the next Spongebob. I think it just needs to run for a good amount of years before the humor becomes really tired and end in good terms kind of like what happened with Phineas and Ferb. One can hope that happens.

      • Mermaid Warrior

        I agree with this sentiment, although Nickelodeon has had this problem of wanting every show to be the next Spongebob and then ignoring those shows when it doesn’t happen. I hope they stop doing that.

  • Josh Moore

    Nice to see a Nicktoon other than Spongebob to get a theatrical movie in a while. Chris Savino and his crew have been doing great with the show and I can’t wait to see what the Loud House movie will be like when it comes out.

  • OG Thug McNasty

    I don’t mean to be a prude, but the correct capitalization is SpongeBob SquarePants.

    • AmidAmidi

      Cartoon Brew stopped using incaps a while back, and we don’t use them except in cases where the incaps increase clarity for the reader or if it’s a company named after a person whose name traditionally takes an incap, like McDonald’s. Applying standard capitalization to commercial products creates fairness and avoids excessive corporate branding in our editorial content.

  • OG Thug McNasty

    GOD, NO! A major factor of The Loud House‘s charm is its Sunday Comic Strip aesthetic; changing everything to CG would just be pointless. I’m sure Chris Savino’ll try to keep the look of the film similar to the show (hopefully with some minor added details to make the whole thing look more theatrical).

    • Dave 52

      If they were to do it in CG I suggest taking The Peanuts Movie or even the CG used in live action portion of Sponge Out of Water route. It’s CG sure but it remains true to the style of the original source material.

  • ParryL

    And still no bone…

    • Dave 52

      Bone is with Warner Brothers and is being made under their animation division Warner Animation Group. The same studio that made The LEGO Movie.

      • ParryL

        Wow. Csnt believe I missed that. Thanks!

        • Dave 52

          No problem!

  • Mermaid Warrior

    They were also really weird about The Legend of Korra. Sure, the show got four seasons, but they did a really poor job of marketing it and the scheduling was all over the place. The show was a sequel to one of their biggest hit series so you’d think they would have tried harder. My guess is that Nick markets almost all of its shows to younger kids, and LoK was very much made with an older audience in mind, so they didn’t really know what to do with it.

  • Alberto Herrera Jr.

    I cannot wait to see The Loud House Movie! I really enjoy the series, because I love the comic strip animation style, the humor, and the characters. (I was even able to remember all of the sisters’ names by heart in almost a month after the debut of the show)

    It’s about time that Nickelodeon gives a Nicktoon a full animated film that’s not SpongeBob. (The last time that it has ever happened was Rugrats Go Wild)

    I think that Amusement Park sounds interesting, since it will be directed by a former Pixar animator, and it is being animated by Ilion Animation Studios, whose most well known work was the underrated film, Planet 51. I hope that Paramount and Nickelodeon won’t have communication problems with the studio, since they are Spanish. I hope that the movie and its upcoming Nicktoon will be good.

    I am a little bit worried about Sherlock Gnomes, since it will come out in January, and everybody knows that January is mostly a ? month for movies, and people don’t like watching a new movie in January, unless it got a nomination for the Academy Awards that comes the month after. (The Revenant, Anomalisa, Moonlight, etc)

    I am also worried about the third SpongeBob movie, since the creator has been diagnosed with ALS, and I am worried that his brilliance in writing SpongeBob will not be in the movie. (I am mostly sad because he won’t get to see his new fans, and he won’t get to do more stuff in his life)

    As for the untitled Nickelodeon film, I bet that it will be revealed as the new Nicktoons crossover film that will be directed by Jared Hess. (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) What’s disappointing about it is the fact that Doug, Ren, and Stimpy will not appear in the film. Paramount even rejected a pitch for a Ren and Stimpy movie, since they “didn’t want anything to do with Ren and Stimpy.” We should all blame Adult Party Cartoon for that.

    Overall, this is a nice list of upcoming movies. Good luck, Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation.

    -Alberto Herrera

    • Dave 52

      A Ren and Stimpy movie, even if it were green-lit, would be something hard to pull off and even harder to advertise and market.

      • GW

        He’s aware of that so he has another feature film pitch with a character called He Hog: http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/who-wants-to-see-he-hog-movie.html

        I’m not generally a John K. fan but this He Hog movie sounds pretty interesting. Nickelodeon surely wants nothing to do with John K. but maybe somebody else could pick it up.

      • Max C.

        Fox tried it once in the days before Toy Story, but the idea along with a Doug movie was nixed because it wasn’t “warm and fuzzy” or appealing to a general audience like other family films at the time. Flash forward to 2017 and we have an emoji movie produced exclusively with dimwitted children in mind.

  • Too Many Cooks

    1. I wonder if the Loud House movie will be traditionally animated.

    2. I wonder if the third SpongeBob movie will be a direct sequel to the second one, or if it will ignore the second one just as the second one did the first one.

    3. I wonder if the unannounced Nickelodeon IP film is an original property, an adaptation of another current series (what else do they even have? Ninja Turtles?), an adaptation of a series that’s already ended, or that Nicktoons crossover movie we heard about.

  • Animator606432

    I’ve never seen the loud house but i’m glad Nick is giving something other then the sponge guy a big commercial push. They need it because these last few years have been…rough to put it nicely. I couldn’t care less about Spongebob 3 though; I still love the first few seasons and first film is decent but, i’m so done with that show. Amusement Park could be interesting but I know little about it so i’ll wait and see. Sherlock Gnomes sound patchy just based on the title and release date. With the right sense of humor it could be great but again we shall see/