Netflix and DreamWorks teaming up to create original kids series

Craig Lloyd - Feb 12, 2013, 10:47am CST
Netflix and DreamWorks teaming up to create original kids series

Just a week-and-a-half after Netflix’s House of Cards original series debuted, the streaming service is at it again. The company announced a partnership with animated studio DreamWorks to begin working on another original series, but this time it’ll be for kids (and adults who like animated movies). This will be Netflix‘s first original cartoon series.

The show will based off the upcoming animated DreamWorks film Turbo, which is about a snail who gains special superpowers after a freak accident that allow him to travel at high speeds, something we’re sure all snails would be thankful for. However, while the series will be based on the new movie, the title will have a slightly different name: Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team).

The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, and Michael Pena, and it is opening in theaters on July 19, while the original series on Netflix will debut sometime in December. Netflix’s House of Cards is currently a huge hit, and has officially put Netflix on the map of companies creating great original content. Plus, Netflix is currently after HBO, so we’ll definitely see more original shows from the streaming service in the future.

Netflix has started to cater more towards kids in recent years. Back in December, they announced that they will soon offer Disney movies, starting with new films released in 2016. Plus, the streaming service added a “Just for Kids” section to its interface not too long ago that features programming specifically catered towards kids.

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