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Netflix and DreamWorks Animationís launch of Turbo FAST comes Christmas Eve (VIDEO)

By April Neale Dec 11, 2013, 3:06 GMT

Netflix and DreamWorks Animationís launch of Turbo FAST comes Christmas Eve (VIDEO)

Netflix and DreamWorks Animationís launch of Turbo FAST comes Christmas Eve (VIDEO)

The first ever Netflix original animated series, Turbo FAST, a 2D animated sequel to the feature film, Turbo, is a high octane ensemble comedy series teaming Turbo, fresh off his Indy 500 victory tour, with a posse of adrenaline-fueled snail buddies. 

Forming the Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST), they meet exciting new challenges and go on daring new adventures.  In a departure from the Netflix pattern of debuting an entire series at one time, Turbo FAST will launch new episode groups timed to school holidays, making “Break Time, Turbo Time.”

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 PST – 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 year.

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 filmTurbo, 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 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 the world.”

“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."  Turbo FAST is Produced by Ben Kalina and Jennifer Ray and Executive Produced by Chris Prynoski.

For more information about #TurboFAST the coming weeks, follow @Netflix and @DWAnimation and visit TeamTurboFast.com and Netflix.com/Turbo.

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one 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.



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