Netflix, DreamWorks Animation Partner on Original Kids Series
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are partnering on the launch of the former's first-ever original series for kids.
The show is based on DWA's upcoming 3D animated film Turbo, about a Ryan Reynolds-voiced snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500, slated for release July 19. Titled Turbo: F.A.S.T., the Netflix spinoff unspools worldwide in December.
In addition, all DWA feature film titles from 2013 will be available for Netflix-steaming.
"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 tentpole movie," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, said in a statement. "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."
Echoed DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg: "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."
Turbo the movie also includes the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Snoop Lion.