'Turbo' series to premiere on Netflix Dec. 24

Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The first five episodes of the U.S. animated series "Turbo FAST" will be available to stream on Netflix Dec. 24, the company announced Tuesday.

Additional episodes of the show will become available throughout the year. This is Netflix' first original series for children. It will feature the voice talents of comic actors Reid Scott and Ken Jeong.

"We've long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it," Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation, said in a statement. "They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world."

"We are excited to be working with the gifted storytellers at DreamWorks Animation to deliver 'Turbo FAST,' our first original kids series, to families around the world this holiday season," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. "With new episodes on their way in the coming months, kids will have something to look forward to all year."

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