Netflix announced that it signed a deal with DreamWorks Animation to stream more than 300 hours of their original content. Netflix will now be the premiere home of new original series from the award-winning creators of global box-office hits including the Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. The deal also includes the launch of a TV show adaption of the upcoming kids’ flick Turbo this coming December, in addition to creating new TV shows from DreamWorks’ feature films.
The world’s largest Internet TV network is now looking to boost their content for kids, which is said to be one of its most important demographics. Besides original content, next year will see the release of popular animated movies The Croods, Turbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. According to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the new deal is an important expansion of their relationship, allowing Netflix 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.”
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