Netflix has rolled out plans for a kid-oriented on-demand countdown for New Year’s Eve. The streaming service is offering the special “All Hail King Julien” for families who want their children to go to sleep before midnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The special, starring the royal party animal first introduced in the ‘Madagascar’ franchise (currently voiced by Danny Jacobs and originally voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen in the 2005 film), spans just over three minutes and features a dance party, a slide and a countdown. ‘Is it almost midnight yet? Who cares, it’s midnight somewhere!’ he says just before the big moment,” the story reports.
About one-third of parents start New Year’s Eve festivities early in order to trick their children into thinking it’s midnight and to get them into bed earlier, the story says, citing Wakefield Research.