Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Lindsey Caldwell - Feb 25, 2015, 7:19pm CST
Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Adult children of the 1980’s rejoice. Inspector Gadget is back in March 2015! Netflix has announced their new children’s programming lineup. It is adding five new shows including remakes and original content to their latest kids programming announcement. Gadget won’t be back in is faded, flat color scheme as you remember him. This is a CGI Inspector Gadget series. Netflix is also creating a remake of the British spy cartoon Dangermouse. Also new to Netflix are the shows Bottersnikes and Gumbles, Super 4, and Some Assembly Required.

Dangermouse is being developed by Netflix and is set to launch in the spring of 2016. Stephen Fry, British comedian, will voice the character of Colonel K. The special children’s programming will be available for streaming as soon as March 2015.

Inspector Gadget is coming in March 2015. It’s not the cartoon version of the bumbling detective, but it’s a new CGI version for the newest generations of kids to enjoy. The series will be at least 26 epidsodes and will be produced by DHX Media.

Netflix will be airing the Canadian live-action comedy series Some Assembly Required. The tween series is #1 show on Canada’s YTV. It will be coming to all of Netflix’s territories in Summer 2015, except Canada, where it will remain a YTV property.

In the Spring of 2016 Netflix will exclusively debut Bottersnikes and Gumbles which is based on a children’s book series of the same name. Adding to their kids programming is Super 4. The new computer-animated cartoon series launches in April exclusively on Netflix. It’s based on Playmobil characters.

Netflix kids programming has grown almost as quickly as their movie selection. Available on TV’s, computers, tablets and mobile devices, it’s never been easier to for a child to access TV shows. On a tablet, it’s become the go-to solution for occupying fidgety children. Netflix has been steadily arming itself with a selection of kids shows that parents can trust and children enjoy. It is likely aiming to become the default method of television consumption for children just like it is for adults.

Source: Netflix


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