Netflix, DreamWorks original kids programming deal
February 13, 2013
Following the success of its House of Cards original drama commission, Internet television network Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation to create the first ever Netflix Original Series for kids.
Based on the highly-anticipated DreamWorks Animation movie Turbo, premièring in theatres this summer, the Netflix series Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) débuts exclusively this December in the United States and across the globe in the 40 countries where Netflix offers its service.
“Families love Netflix, so creating an original series for kids was a natural for us. And we’re doing it in a big way by adapting Turbo, this year’s DreamWorks Animation summer tent-pole movie,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix. “DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages. We’re thrilled to add Turbo the series as well as all new DreamWorks Animation films, starting with their 2013 slate, to Netflix.”
“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,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Katzenberg. “DreamWorks is thrilled to be part of the television revolution.”
DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo is a high velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big.T he movie has theatrical release on July 19, 2013.Turbo’s pursuit of racing greatness continues in Turbo: F.A.S.T.: an episodic animated television series that picks up where the feature film leaves off.
In addition to the original TV series Turbo: F.A.S.T., new DreamWorks Animation feature titles will be made available for Netflix members in the US to watch, beginning with the studio’s 2013 film line-up.