Earlier this year, Netflix announced three new original series from DreamWorks animation. These would be based on King Julien from the Madagascar films, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales.
The company announced today that it has given All Hail King Julien a release date – December 19 – and that the first five episodes will be available on that date, while additional episodes will debut throughout the coming year.
Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland said, “We are excited to add a series focused on one of the most beloved characters from Madagascar to our growing line-up from DreamWorks Animation. King Julien knows how to throw a great party and we expect families around the world will enjoy spending their holidays with him.”
Here’s how the show is described:
Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court not to mention nightly revelries over a colorful cast that includes fan favorites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer.
Keeping tune with the dance-crazed taste of its lead character, the humor of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN is backed by a pulse-pounding original score that includes a brand-new, infectiously upbeat theme song. The series features a talented voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Juliens regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, alongside Emmy-winning actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Andy Richter (Conan, Arrested Development) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice, and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as Clover, the kings special-ops expert.
Netflix says that by the end of 2016, it will debut ten additional new series from DreamWorks Animation. The first original collaboration between the two was Turbo FAST, which debuted lsat December.
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