Who knew a snail could be so fast?
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 F.A.S.T." 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, "Turbo F.A.S.T." is a high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything 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 theatres 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-favourite 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 F.A.S.T.,' 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."
*This list is based on the titles available on Netflix in early September 2013.
(500) Days of Summer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Across the Universe
Air Force One
Battle: Los Angeles
Beverly Hills, 90210
Bowling for Columbine
Boyz N the Hood
Children of Men
Dazed and Confused
Degrassi Junior High
Eat Pray Love (OK, maybe this is a reason to get U.S. Netflix)
Enemy at the Gates
The English Patient
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Fifth Element
The Fog of War
The Great Escape
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold