Netflix Orders Series Based on 1980s Line of Toys

Sep 25, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Netflix has ordered an original show based on a 1980s toy line. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the streaming service ordered a children’s show based on the Popples toys.

The service is working with Saban Brands on the show, which has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes that will stream next year. The toy was also the focus of a 1980s show, which aired Saturday mornings from 1986-1988.

“Introduced in 1985, Popples are brightly colored creatures who live in the world of Popplopolis and can transform from fluffy balls into furry friends,” the story reports. “Each episode will focus on the characters Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy and Yikes. Popples — who are always trying to help their friends, neighbors and each other — often find that their good intentions backfire in comedic ways, leading them to find new and crazy ways to undo the mayhem they’ve caused.”


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