Friday, June 21, 2013

New Dreamworks shows coming to Netflix

Netflix is continuing to expand their animated programming.  A few months ago, they signed deals with Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting to stream Adult Swim and Cartoon Network episodes from previous seasons.  New Disney films will be also be available for streaming in 2016.

The latest move in animated offerings will come from Dreamworks, producer of hits like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar.  Netflix has poured loads of cash into creating original programming, which produced the critically acclaimed House of Cards and also included reviving the cancelled series Arrested Development.  But this deal looks to be the largest investment in original content to date.

The first series is expected to debut in 2014, which is also when Netflix will begin streaming Dreamworks feature films.  Details of characters were not announced, but the new deal is said to include over 300 hours of new, exclusive programming.

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