Magazine article Screen International

Netflix, DreamWorks Team for Kids Series

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix, DreamWorks Team for Kids Series

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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. …

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