Dreamworks Animation's Turbo FAST Launches as First-ever Netflix Original
Series For Kids on December 24
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2013
-- New Series Stars The Adrenaline-Fueled Snail Stunt Team with Veep 's Reid
Scott Voicing Turbo and Fan Favorite Ken Jeong Reprising his Feature Film Role
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team
are challenging the world to "snail up!" as they make their global television
debut on Christmas Eve – Tuesday, 24th December at 12:01 AM PT – with the
launch of DreamWorks Animation's all new Turbo FAST series, exclusively in all
Netflix territories. Families will be able to stream the first five episodes
this festive season, with additional all new episodes premiering throughout
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The first-ever Netflix original series for kids, DreamWorks' Turbo FAST is a
high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme as Turbo
and his adrenaline-fuelled crew go on daring new adventures, race on the
coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challengers. No matter how wild
things get, these snails always have each other's backs.
Stunt Team members – Turbo, Whiplash, Burn, Smoove Move, White Shadow,
Skidmark and Chet – already have legions of fans from their appearance in the
DreamWorks Animation feature film Turbo , which opened in cinemas around the
globe earlier this year and has already grossed more than $280 million. The
all new television show digs deeper into the crazy personalities of the snail
crew and uses 2D design to create a stylised look reflective of the Stunt
Team's fast-paced, souped-up world. Reid Scott from Veep lends his voice to
show's title character, and comedian Ken Jeong reprises his role from the
feature film as the fan-favourite manicurist turned home shopping icon Kim Ly.
"We've long said that Netflix is revolutionising the television industry and
now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it," said Jeffrey Katzenberg,
CEO of DreamWorks Animation. "They have been fantastic partners whose vision
has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around
"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."
Turbo FAST was produced by DreamWorks AnimationTelevisionwith production
services provided by Titmouse Inc., based on characters created by David Soren
from the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture "Turbo". Producers include Ben
Kalina and Jennifer Ray. Executive Producers include Chris Prynoski.
For more information about #TurboFAST the coming weeks, follow @NetflixUK and
@DWAnimation and visit TeamTurboFast.com and Netflix.com/Turbo .
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About DreamWorks Animation DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality
entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and
series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the
world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced
management team and advanced film-making technology and techniques. DreamWorks
Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by
FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation
ranks No.12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are
produced in 3D. The company has theatrically released a total of 27 animated
feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung
Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon 3 and Puss in Boots.
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