Paramount+ and Nickelodeon unveiled the trailer for Monster High: The Movie. The live-action musical is another adaptation of the hugely popular franchise that focuses on the children of famous monsters and horror creatures. The streaming platform and network also took the opportunity to announce the film’s release date, which will be released in early October – just in time for the spooky season. In the story, a teenage girl arrives at Monster High School, and just as she begins to fit in, an evil menace puts her new friends in jeopardy.
The trailer for Monster High: The Movie reveals impressive production values, which invite you into a colorful but not silly world. There are also important monster rules taught, such as never knocking on a closed coffin because it’s extremely rude. In a shocking twist, a non-monster has seemingly infiltrated among the students, and it’s hard to tell who the odd one out is when everyone has a slightly devious side.
The trailer also reveals that while Monster High is under threat and the kids have a lot to learn educationally, there will always be time to sing and dance – it’s a musical, after all. So we can join Clawdeen Wolf (Miia Harris), Frankie Stein (Ceci Balagot), Draculaura (Nayah Damasen) and Deuce Gorgon (case walker) for this spooky adventure.
Monster High: The Movie is led by Todd Hollandwho previously led The real O’Neals, Malcolm in the middle, and a list of TV movies. The story is of Jenny Jaffe (Big Hero 6: The Series, Rugrats), Greg Erbeand Jason Oremland (princess and the frog, Playmobil: the movie).
The film will premiere the same day on Nickelodeon and Paramount+. Later this year, Nickelodeon is also set to bring to screens an animated series inspired by the hit Mattel franchise, which is currently worth over $1 billion and has spawned books, video games, albums and, of course, ranges of toys.
Monster High: The Movie premieres October 6. You can watch the trailer and check out the official synopsis below:
“Monster High: The Movie” follows Clawdeen Wolf (Miia Harris, Just Beyond), who is born half human and half werewolf, after arriving at her new school, Monster High. She quickly befriends her classmates Frankie Stein (Ceci Balagot, Dispatches from Elsewhere) and Draculaura (Nayah Damasen, Grey’s Anatomy), and for the first time in her life, Clawdeen feels like she finally has found a place where she fits in and can truly be herself, even if she keeps her human half-secret. When a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her true identity, Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart and find a way to save the day alongside her newfound friends.