San Fernando Valley Business Journal

DreamWorks Animation Creating Netflix Series

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will create the first original series for children to be streamed through Netflix.

“Turbo: F.A.S.T” debuts in December and is based on the lead character of the Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation feature film “Turbo” coming to theaters this summer.

With more than 2 billion hours of children’s content streamed during 2012, Netflix is one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids television, said DreamWorks Animation Cheif Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg.

“They pioneered a new model for TV dramas with ‘House of Cards,’ and now together, we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming,” Katzenberg said in a prepared statement.

In addition to “Turbo: F.A.S.T.,” all new DreamWorks Animation feature titles will be available for streaming to Netflix members in the U.S. beginning with the 2013 line-up.