Are you a parent who doesn’t feel guilty tricking your kids? Are your kids a little too intelligent for their own good? It’s hard to fake the New Year’s countdown to a kid who has their heart set on staying up till midnight – but Netflix is here to help.
Sure, you can’t convince little Winston that the ball has already dropped – but a bunch of dancing animals can.
To promote its animated series All Hail King Julien – the show featuring characters from Disney’s Madagascar – Netflix has unveiled an “on-demand countdown” for the kiddos. “Have your very own New Year’s Eve with #KingJulien and his very own on-demand countdown for the little party people in your life. Bedtime for the win!” says the streaming company.
The countdown will last about three minutes, and parents can play it for their wired children at any time. Daddy needs a drink, and that just ain’t gonna happen if Winston is up all night.
Move over @RyanSeacrest. Set your own kid-friendly #NewYearsEve countdown with #KingJulien! http://t.co/o60e91Vd5N https://t.co/ovyisx9eih
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 29, 2014
According to a poll conducted for Netflix, 34 percent of parents already admit to tricking (or at least attempting to trick) their kids into an early NYE bedtime.