Back in February, Netflix announced a partnership with DreamWorks Animation that would see the release of the original kids series Turbo FAST in this month. The show is based on the character from the movie Turbo.
Netflix has now released a trailer for the series, and revealed that the first five episodes will debut on Christmas Eve. More episodes will be released in the coming months.
The description is as follows:
The first-ever Netflix original series for kids, DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST is a high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme as Turbo and his adrenaline-fueled crew go on daring new adventures, race on the coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challengers. No matter how wild things get, these snails always have each other’s backs.
Stunt Team members — Turbo, Whiplash, Burn, Smoove Move, White Shadow, Skidmark and Chet — already have legions of fans from their appearance in the DreamWorks Animation’s feature film Turbo, which opened in theaters around the globe earlier this year and has already grossed more than $280 million. The all new television show digs deeper into the crazy personalities of the snail crew and features 2D design to create a stylized look reflective of the Stunt Team’s fast-paced, souped-up world. Reid Scott from Veep lends his voice to the show’s title character, and comedian Ken Jeong reprises his role from the feature film as the fan-favorite manicurist turned home shopping icon Kim Ly.
Netflix dubs the show its first original series for kids (Mako Mermaids doesn’t count, apparently).
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had this to say: “We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it. They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world.”
“We are excited to be working with the gifted storytellers at DreamWorks Animation to deliver Turbo FAST, our first original kids series, to families around the world this holiday season,” added Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. With new episodes on their way in the coming months, kids will have something to look forward to all year.”
Back in the summer, Netflix and DreamWorks expanded their relationship in Netflix’s biggest deal for original content to date. It includes over 300 hours of new, original content, and will see shows based on characters from Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Turbo Fast will be available at 12:01 PST on December 24th in all Netflix territories. In the meantime, you can check out the show’s page.
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