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‘Turbo FAST,’ Netflix’s First Kids Series, Gets Christmas Eve Premiere Date

A snail’s gift arrives early

“Turbo FAST,” Netflix’s first series for kids, will premiere on Christmas Eve, the streaming service announced.

The first five episodes of the Dreamworks series will be available beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 24, with more premiering throughout the year. The show is based on the DreamWorks film “Turbo,” about a very speedy snail.

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“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.”

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 Turbo FAST was produced by DreamWorks Animation Television with production services provided by Titmouse Inc., based on characters created by David Soren. The series is produced by Ben Kalina and Jennifer Ray and executive produced by Chris Prynoski.