×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix to Add Three Original Series from DreamWorks Animation, Sets Debut for New ‘Turbo FAST’ Episodes

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announced three new original series, set to debut in late 2014 on the Internet-streaming service: “King Julien,” “Puss in Boots” and “Veggie Tales in the House.”

In addition, the companies said a set of five new episodes from the first season of “Turbo FAST,” the series based on the movie about racing snails, will available on April 4. “Turbo FAST” launched with five episodes on Dec. 25 last year; Netflix didn’t add the full series at once, as is its practice, citing production constraints from the animation studio. All told, Netflix has ordered 26 eps of “Turbo FAST” (pictured, above). On Wednesday Netflix added DWA’s “Turbo” feature film for members the U.S. and Canada, to become available in Latin America later this spring.

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announced their pact last summer, under which the studio is to develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming based on DWA characters. The companies did not disclose a price tag but said it was Netflix’s biggest deal to date for original content.

“King Julien” will revolve around the popular lemur from DWA’s “Madagascar” franchise, while “Puss in Boots” is about the legendary swashbuckling cat from the studio’s “Shrek” films. “Veggie Tales in the House” series will provide “new recipes for faith-based values” from the anthropomorphic vegetables.

Popular on Variety

SEE ALSO: Netflix Breaks From Binge-Viewing Strategy With ‘Turbo Fast’ Series from DreamWorks Animation

“We could not be having more fun as we create this content for Netflix,” Margie Cohn, head of television at DreamWorks Animation, said in a statement. “Each show is so diverse and the platform gives us so many opportunities to play with our characters in new and surprising ways. Our goal is to keep the audience always wondering what we’ll come up with next.”

Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content, added that”DreamWorks Animation has an incredible knack for creating characters that kids around the world adore. We’re very excited to launch the new episodes of ‘Turbo FAST’ in the coming weeks, and the three new series by the end of the year.”

More Digital

  • Madhuri Dixit Nene

    Bollywood Icon Madhuri Dixit to Make Netflix Series Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

    Iconic Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit Nene is poised to make her Netflix acting debut with an as-yet-untitled series. Karan Johar is set as creative producer. The series will be a suspenseful family, written by New York-based writer-director Sri Rao, reflecting on the lives lead by people in the entertainment industry. Dixit featured in some of [...]

  • Richie Mehta in Macao

    Richie Mehta Advances Macao Project 'The Price of Tea'

    After winning six prizes on Friday with his “Delhi Crime” series, Canadian-Indian director Richie Mehta is again making film project “The Price of Tea,” which was previously pitched in Macau, as his top priority. Having attended the International Film Festival & Awards Macao’s project market with “Tea” in 2017, Mehta is back this year on [...]

  • Billy Magnussen Aladdin

    'Aladdin' Spinoff With Billy Magnussen's Character in the Works for Disney Plus

    Disney is developing a spinoff of its live-action “Aladdin” with Billy Magnussen reprising his Prince Anders character. The unnamed project is in early development for the studio’s recently launched Disney Plus streaming service. Disney has hired Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme to write a script centered on the haughty Prince Anders, one of Princess Jasmine’s [...]

  • Bernie Sanders Trump win

    Bernie Sanders Vows to Break Up Comcast, Verizon & AT&T: 'Their Greed Must End'

    Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled plans to launch publicly-funded broadband networks and break up big internet providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T Thursday. “Their greed must end,” the Sanders campaign wrote in its high-speed internet policy proposal. The campaign argued that high-speed internet access should be treated as a public utility, [...]

  • The Office

    Streaming Wars Heat Up Rerun Market as New Services Stock Up on Hits

    In a year in which more than 500 scripted series are on the air and new streaming services seem to debut nearly monthly, some of the biggest money being thrown around for content has gone to a handful of old TV shows, the kind that for years have hummed along evening television without much fuss. [...]

  • The Irishman

    'The Irishman' Nabs 17.1 Million U.S. Viewers on Netflix in First Five Days, per Nielsen

    Martin Scorsese’s mafia saga “The Irishman” was watched by 17.1 million unique Netflix viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its streaming release, according to Nielsen estimates. By comparison, Sandra Bullock-starrer “Bird Box” scored nearly 26 million U.S. viewers in its first seven days of availability (Dec. 21-27, 2018) on Netflix, according [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content