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Netflix, DreamWorks team for kids series

Based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Turbo [pictured], the Netflix programme Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) debuts exclusively this December in the US and across the globe.

Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. have announced that they will create the first ever Netflix Original Series for kids to debut later this year.

Based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Turbo, about an ordinary snail who embarks on a journey to compete in the Indianapolis 500, the Netflix series Turbo: F.A.S.T. will pick up where the film ends and follow the same characters.

“Families love Netflix, so creating an original series for kids was a natural for us. And we’re doing it in a big way by adapting Turbo, this year’s DreamWorks Animation summer tentpole movie,” commented Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix.

“DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages. We’re thrilled to add Turbo the series as well as all new DreamWorks Animation films, starting with their 2013 slate, to Netflix.”

DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg added: “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 is thrilled to be part of the television revolution.”

Turbo: F.A.S.T. debuts exclusively this December in the US and across the globe in the 40 countries where Netflix offers its service. In addition, new DreamWorks Animation feature titles will be made available for Netflix members in the US to watch, beginning with the studio’s 2013 film line-up.

Turbo is released in the US on July 19.

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