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Netflix has ordered another Lego animated series and is back in business with Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad.
The streaming giant, unveiling in all six original kids series, ordered eight episodes of Lego Elves, The Lego Group, to debut in 2017 with hero character Emily Jones returning to Elvendale with her little sister, Sophie. Netflix already has Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One and Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship in its kids’ lineup.
The streamer is also reteaming with Arad’s 41 Entertainment shingle on Super Monsters, about six preschoolers with superpowers. Netflix earlier partnered with Arad on Kong: King of the Apes and the upcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane.
Saban Brands also received two series orders from Netflix: Kibaoh Klashers, to debut next year, and Treehouse Detectives, co-produced by Saban Brands and Sunwoo Animation, and set for a 2018 launch. Also headed to Netflix is Slap Happy Cartoons’ The Hollow, an animated-action series about three teens in a maze of bizarre towns and odd time portals, to debut in 2018; and ITV Studio’s Robozuna, to launch worldwide in early 2018, and then afterward in the U.K. on CiTV.
The mix of new animated and live-action series aims to broaden the streaming service’s existing selection of kids and family entertainment shows. “At Netflix, we celebrate creativity and love sharing stories that expose kids to new and inspiring worlds,” Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content for Netflix, said Thursday in a statement.
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