A secret agent mouse, a cyborg detective, crazy outback animals, and a group of kids who run a toy company, are just a few of the characters joining the Netflix Internet TV network beginning this year. Working with global partners, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action comedy series to its kids and family entertainment.
“We’ve seen great characters and rich storytelling work for a global audience time and time again,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of Global Independent Content. “That’s why we’re proud to be working with some of the industry’s best producers and animators on these shows and we can’t wait for kids and families all over the world to get to know these stories.”
In 2011, Netflix launched a dedicated section for kids under 12 years old featuring TV shows and movies from partners like PBS, Disney Channel, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, Mattel, Hasbro, Lego and Scholastic, all in a commercial-free environment. In 2012, Netflix and the Walt Disney Company signed an industry-first agreement making Netflix the Pay TV home of all live action and animated feature films released by Disney theatrically beginning in 2016. Additionally, all DreamWorks feature films are now available on Netflix in the Pay TV window. And DreamWorks is creating 300 hours of original kids shows exclusively for Netflix, including Turbo F.A.S.T., All Hail King Julien, Puss In Boots, Dragons and DinoTrux.
The dedicated section for kids is available across a broad range of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, game consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs.