Netflix is expanding its original programming to include an animated series for kids in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, a studio known for its wildly successful “Shrek” and “Madagascar” franchises. They will work on an original series based on the upcoming film “Turbo,” which is a story about a speedy snail, called “Turbo F.A.S.T.” The animated series will debut in December.
Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement after the deal was reached:
“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.”
The video streaming site has been focusing its energies on developing original series as a way to differentiate itself from its competitors. Its drama “House of Cards,” directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey, has been one of the more talked-about series at the moment not only because of the storyline but because of Netflix’s unorthodox approach of releasing all episodes from the first season.
Like “House of Cards,” expect Netflix to release all episodes of “Turbo F.A.S.T.” all at once.