DreamWorks Animation's Turbo FAST Launches as First-Ever Netflix Original
Series For Kids on December 24
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 /CNW/ - 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, December 24th 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 holiday season, with additional all new episodes premiering throughout
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-fueled 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's feature film Turbo, which opened in theaters 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 features 2D design to create a stylized look reflective of the Stunt
Team's fast-paced, souped-up world. Reid Scott from Veep lends his voice to
the show's title character, and comedian Ken Jeong reprises his role from the
feature film as the fan-favorite manicurist turned home shopping icon Kim Ly.
"We've long said that Netflix is revolutionizing 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 Animation Television with production
services provided by Titmouse Inc., based on characters created by David Soren
from the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture "Turbo." The series was produced
by Ben Kalina and Jennifer Ray and executive produced by Chris Prynoski.
For more information about #TurboFAST the coming weeks, follow @Netflix_CA and
@DWAnimation and visitTeamTurboFast.com and Netflix.com/Turbo.
About Netflix Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with
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billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For
one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want,
anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play,
pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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 filmmaking 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 #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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