By: Gigaom
February 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM EST
Netflix to launch original kids’ series with DreamWorks this December
Netflix is partnering with DreamWorks to release its first original children's show this December. Netflix will also add new DreamWorks films to its streaming lineup.

Netflix’s first original drama, House of Cards, is available now; new episodes of Arrested Development are coming in May; and now Netflix is getting into original kids’ programming in a partnership with DreamWorks Animation. The animated series, Turbo: F.A.S.T., is based on DreamWorks’ upcoming summer film Turbo. Turbo: F.A.S.T will debut in December.

In addition, Netflix announced it will make new DreamWorks movies available for streaming, “beginning with the studio’s 2013 film line-up.”

“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 CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement.

Turbo is an animated film about a snail who competes in the Indy 500. Netflix’ series will focus on Turbo’s subsequent adventures. I’ve asked Netflix how many episodes of Turbo: F.A.S.T it has planned, how long each episode will be, and whether all the episodes will be released simultaneously as they were with House of Cards. I’ll update the post when I hear back.

Amazon is also pushing into original children’s programming for Prime Instant Video, and recently announced its first five pilots.


Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro:
Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.



Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here