- Beginning in 2015, Netflix Will Premiere Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget, Some Assembly Required and Bottersnikes & Gumbles
LONDON, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A secret agent mouse, a cyborg detective, crazy outback animals, and a group of kids who run a toy company are just a few of the adventurous and funny characters joining the world's leading internet TV network this year. Working with award-winning global partners, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is adding new animated and live-action comedy series to its already broad selection of high-quality kids and family entertainment.
"We've seen great characters and rich storytelling work for a global audience time and time again," said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content. "That's why we're proud to be working with some of the industry's best producers and animators on these programmes and we can't wait for kids and families all over the world to get to know these stories."
Danger Mouse - Spring 2016
The world's greatest super-spy, Danger Mouse, returns in dashing, globe-spanning style with a new animated series that features all the classic characters, catchphrases and comedy that made it an 80s cult favourite. With the world once more teetering on the edge of disaster, the small but heroic secret agent is back to thrill a whole new generation of fans as he attempts to overthrow a host of villainous rivals with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry and vehicles. Originally a loose parody of British spy fiction, this new Danger Mouse series will feature British actor and comedian Stephen Fry, as Colonel K. Netflix will premiere the show in North America, Latin America, Nordics, Benelux and Japan with all other Netflix territories launching at a later date.
Inspector Gadget – March 2015
Everyone's favourite bumbling bionic detective, Inspector Gadget, is back in an all-new CGI animated series. Dr. Claw has reactivated his global crime syndicate MAD and Inspector Gadget must stop him! Backed up by his niece, Penny, her dog Brain, and an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry, the lovable Gadget fights crime as only he can. The 26-episode series, produced by DHX Media (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), premieres exclusively in the U.S. on Netflix this March and will join the service at a later date in the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Benelux, France and the Nordics - after the initial broadcast in each country.
Some Assembly Required – Summer 2015
As the new owner of Knickknack Toys, fourteen-year old Jarvis Raines hires a group of friends from school to help him create awesome new toys. Following the teens' comic day-to-day adventures, this live-action series created by Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young) and Howard Nemetz (Mr. Young, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and produced by Thunderbird Films, stars Young Artist Awards nominee Kolton Stewart, and 2015 Canadian Screen Awards nominee Charlie Storwick. Netflix will premiere the series in all Netflix territories this year, except in Canada, where it is currently the No.1 programme on YTV.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles – Spring 2016
Bottersnikes & Gumbles is a fast-paced community comedy series that follows the adventures of three young Gumbles -Tink, Bounce and Willi - as they bounce about and play while avoiding getting tin-canned by their lazy and grumpy neighbours the Bottersnikes. Developed and adapted from the much-loved Bottersnikes & Gumbles books, this new CGI-animated series is created by Cheeky Little, Mighty Nice and CAKE and co-commissioned by Netflix, BBC and Channel 7 Australia. The first 13-episode season will debut exclusively on Netflix around the world in 2016, with the UK and Australia launching at a later date.
The dedicated section for kids is available across a broad range of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, game consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs. Members are provided with a kids profile upon sign-up and can customise additional profiles for their kids. The kids experience features a character bar where you can find a deep selection of great TV programmes and films featuring that character. Kids, parents and caregivers will also be able to scan through row after row of films and TV programmes organised by easy-to-understand genres such as superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs and girl power, featuring clear and simple descriptions of the plot of each title.
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