Netflix announced today that its first ever children's animated series Turbo FAST, based on the DreamWorks Animation movie Turbo, will debut on December 24 at 12:01 PST with the first five episodes. The streaming service has also released the first trailer, which you can check out below, along with the full press release for more details.
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 film Turbo, 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 the 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.
Here's what DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had to say in a statement.
"We've long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it. They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world."
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos had this to say in his statement.
"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. 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.