Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation for their first ever original series for kids. It will be based on DreamWorks’ “Turbo,” due in theaters July 19. Netflix’s “Turbo: F. A. S. T. (Fast Action Stunt Team)” will then debut in December. Check out the synopsis for “Turbo” below.
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says “DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages. We’re thrilled to add Turbo the series as well as all new DreamWorks Animation films, starting with their 2013 slate, to Netflix.”
DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg adds, “[Netflix] pioneered a new model for TV dramas with ‘House of Cards,’ and now together, we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming.”
Turbo is a high velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big – and fast. After a freak accident miraculously gives him the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks his dreaming into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the Indianapolis 500. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson.