Netflix Inks Overall Deal With Animation Studio Behind “Big Mouth”

Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and Jenny Slate in "Big Mouth"

The streaming giant and the animation studio have signed an overall deal.

Multiple outlets confirm that Netflix and Titmouse, the animation company behind the hit comedy Big Mouth, have signed a multi-year production commitment. Under the deal, the streamer will have a first look at shows that Titmouse develops.

“When Netflix asked if we wanted to go steady, we were thrilled. When we asked if it could be an open relationship, they said, ‘Yeah, of course. It’s the 21st century, kid. That’s the only way we’ll have it.’ Now we are friends with benefits and I couldn’t be more stoked,” said Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski. “This new and exciting relationship will help quench our relentless thirst for producing animated cartoons. Excuse me, I’m gonna go carve NF+TM on a tree now.”

Mike Moon, head of adult animation at Netflix said, “Titmouse has been at the forefront of the evolving animation industry and is the creative force behind an impressive variety of projects, including our very own Big Mouth’ and The Midnight Gospel. We’re thrilled to expand our collaboration with Chris, Shannon, and the entire team at Titmouse as we continue to develop and produce bold original animation together.”

The pact follows Netflix’s launch of its in-house animation studio in 2018.