DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have today announced a new partnership that will allow the pair to create three new animated original series, including King Julien, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales in the House, a part of Netflix’s big plan to become the biggest internet television network.
Netflix hasn’t given any information as to when we might expect the three series to hit the network, but they have said they should be available by the end of this year.
They did provide some details as what the series will be about, the first of which is King Julien, a character from the movie Madagascar, he will be given his own show where he’ll be seen in an adventure around with his other friends from the zoo.
Next is Puss in Boots who “has nine lives worth of stories to be told” according to the service. Finally Veggie Tales in the House will have new recipes for faith-based values, as Bob and Larry “venture off the counter top.”
“I’m pretty sure this is the first time the word ‘beloved’ has been applied to a cat, a lemur, vegetables and snails in the same sentence, but DreamWorks Animation has an incredible knack for creating characters that kids around the world adore,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, said in the companies press statement.
This clearly shows Natflix’s upcoming dominance with the kids market, after launching a specialised section just for kids, the service filled screens with a ton of kid-freindly content, including Turbo Fast in late-2013, which was another partnership with the guys from DreamWorks Animation.
And it’s still big with the adult market too, revealing in October that it had 40 million users, 29.3 of which are from the US, which means Netflix has already supposed HBO’s 28.7 million subscribers.