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Dreamworks’s Shrek and Turbo to get new life on Netflix

Cartoon characters inspried by the DreamWorks favourites like Shrek and this summer’s new character – speedy snail Turbo – will get their TV premiere on Netflix.

It’s the biggest original programming deal in Netflix’s history, adding more than 300 hours to its library over several years.

The new shows will be inspired by characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit franchises and upcoming feature films such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixIt will also draw on the vast Classic Media library, which DreamWorks acquired in 2012 and includes some of the most popular animated characters in history, aiming to expand its television production and distribution worldwide.

“This deal represents a major expansion of what’s already a phenomenal relationship, allowing us to bring beloved DreamWorks characters to the 40 countries where Netflix operates and setting the stage for us to innovate together as we expand into new markets,”  said Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos.

In February, Netflix and DreamWorks announced their first ever Netflix Original Series for kids based on the film Turbo, which premieres on July 17.

Turbo F.A.S.T, an episodic animated programme, which picks up with the speedy snail where the feature film left off, will be available in all Netflix territories beginning in December.

Netflix has been adding original programming to its list of movies over the last year. In February, it debuted the original series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey.


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