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With an Animated Series, Netflix Aims for Kids

A scene from DreamWorks Animation studio's film Turbo, which is set for release July 19, 2013
A scene from DreamWorks Animation studio's film Turbo, which is set for release July 19, 2013Courtesy DreamWorks Animation

Fresh off the launch of its new Kevin Spacey political drama, House of Cards, Netflix is planning an original animated children’s series.

Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) is a spin-off from the DreamWorks Animation studio film Turbo, which is set for release July 19. For Netflix, which recently bolstered its kid-friendly offerings by signing an exclusivity deal with Walt Disney, the Turbo series will be its first “in-house” production aimed at children.