DreamWorks Animation Bringing Original Series to Netflix

Dreamworks Animation properties come to NetflixLast year, DreamWorks Animation brought us the series Dragons: Riders of Berk, continuing their How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Then, earlier this year they announced they’ll be creating another series based on this year’s Turbo which will air exclusively on Netflix. It’s apparent that the studio is really getting into turning their properties into serious franchises. And they’re not done.

It has been announced that DreamWorks Animation has struck up another deal with Netflix. This time around, they’ll be bringing even more original series to the streaming service. No specifics have been given about what these shows will be. However, it has been announced that it will consist of over 300 hours of new programming. The new series will be based on current and upcoming DreamWorks characters, though, as well as the Classic Media library (which includes properties ranging from He-Man to Rocky and Bullwinkle to Mr Magoo).

This multi-year deal is the biggest of its kind for Netflix, who has recently been making moves to get into the original content arena. The first of the series are expected to hit the service in 2014. Turbo F.A.S.T. (based on next month’s Turbo from DreamWorks Animation) will hit the streaming service this December, though.

This is surely a huge coup for Netflix as they continue to make strides in the original content department. With DreamWorks controlling some great properties, it will be very interesting to see what comes out.

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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