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Netflix joins DreamWorks to produce animated series 'Turbo:F.A.S.T'

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM  |  Updated Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM   |   Comments

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The new Netflix children's series will be called "Turbo:F.A.S.T" and will be based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movie "Turbo." The cartoon will premiere on Netflix in December of this year, after the movie's summer run. Netflix appears to be riding on the success of its original series "House of Cards," which was adapted from a British series and stars Kevin Spacey. A partnership with DreamWorks will help them capture a kid audience, something competitor streaming service Amazon Prime is already working toward with its own original children's series.

From the two companies' joint press release:

"Based on the highly-anticipated DreamWorks Animation movie Turbo, premiering in theaters this summer, the Netflix series Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) debuts exclusively this December in the United States and across the globe in the 40 countries where Netflix offers its service.

DreamWorks Animation's Turbo is a high velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big – and fast. After a freak accident miraculously gives him the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks his dreaming into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the Indianapolis 500. The film, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson, comes to theaters on July 19, 2013.

Turbo's pursuit of racing greatness continues in Turbo: F.A.S.T.: an episodic animated television series that picks up where the feature film leaves off. It showcases the world-traveling exploits of our snail hero and his tricked-out racing crew as they master outrageous new stunts and challenge any villain unlucky enough to cross their path."

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