Sunday, November 24, 2019

Is 'Danny Phantom' About to Go Ghost Again? Butch Hartman Teases Revival Movie

Could there be a Danny Phantom movie in the works? Butch Hartman, the creator of the beloved animated Nickelodeon series, has hinted that there could be!


In a Twitter poll, Hartman is asking fans to vote for which movie they're more excited to see, with the options being The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen 2, or Danny Phantom, The Movie.


Whilst it's not a confirmation that Danny Phantom is coming back to our screens, the news does follow Netflix and Nickelodeon recently announcing that they have formed a new, multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series - based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters as well as all-new IP - for kids and families around the world. The deal marks an expansion of the existing relationship between the companies, which has already brought several popular titles to Netflix, including animated specials Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, the TV series Pinky Malinky, and also forthcoming are specials based on The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And as Danny Phantom is one of the most requested shows Nickelodeon gets asked to revive, there is a good chance that we could be seeing a Danny Phantom revival of some kind in the future. It's time to Go Ghost, again!

One thing that may hinder a Danny Phantom revival is that Hartman left Nickelodeon in February 2018 following a 20 year career at the studio. However, he recently partnered with Pocket.watch to animate Hobby Kids Adventures, an animated series inspired by the HobbyKids family, which features on NickJr.com and Viacom's Pluto TV.

Danny Phantom follows Danny Fenton, who was once your typical shy kid - you know, kind of a wallflower. But all that changed one afternoon when Danny accidentally blew up his parents' laboratory and became ghost-hunting superhero Danny Phantom! Now 1/2 ghost, Danny's picked up some pretty cool paranormal powers - but only his best friends Samantha and Tucker know his secret. These days, Danny's busy fighting ghosts, saving the world and hiding his new identity - which is actually a whole lot easier than trying to survive ninth grade!

Danny Phantom was second Nicktoon created by Butch Hartman, and premiered on April 3, 2004, running for 53 episodes over three seasons. It spawned two video games, Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy and Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle, plus appearances in over a dozen more. Most recently, Danny Phantom made a appearance in Butch Hartman's original Nickelodeon short, The Fairly Odd Phantom in February 2017.

Would you like to see Danny Phantom go ghost again? Let me know in the comments!

More Nick: Netflix and Nickelodeon Form Multi-Year Output Deal to Produce Original Animated Films and Series!

H/T: Special thanks to @JeffreyKare for the news!
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