Netflix Teams Up with DreamWorks Animation for Netflix’s First Original Kids Series

Feb 13, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are teaming together "to create an original series for children based on the upcoming film ‘Turbo.’ Due this summer, that film stars a speedy snail. The TV series. ‘Turbo F.A.S.T.,’ which picks up were the film leaves off, is scheduled to debut on Netflix in December,reports USA Today.

The story continues, " ‘Families love Netflix, so creating an original series for kids was a natural for us,’ said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement announcing the deal, adding, ‘DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages.’ "

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said in the announcement, "Netflix boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids’ television. They pioneered a new model for TV dramas with ‘House of Cards,’ and now together, we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming. DreamWorks is thrilled to be part of the television revolution."

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  1. Didn’t Dreamworks just lay off most of its animation division? I guess it only takes one guy to move objects around in Flash once the real work has been done and the models are in the mainframe.

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