Netflix may have recently lost a huge chunk of their children’s programming when they failed to renew their contract with Viacom (much to the delight of Amazon Prime Instant), but a new deal between the streaming service and Dreamworks Animation should go a long way to bolstering their library of family-friendly shows.
According to PC World, Dreamworks Animation will produce over 300 hours of original content which will be first available to Netflix Instant users. The very first project in the pipeline is Turbo F.A.S.T., which is a 56-episode series based on the upcoming Dreamworks movie, Turbo.
In addition to creating a landslide of original content for Netflix, this deal could boost the popular streaming services catalog in a number of intriguing ways. Many of Dreamworks feature films will soon be available on Netflix Instant, and the fact that Dreamworks owns the rights to the Classic Media Archive could potentially lead in some promising directions for Netflix users.
So rejoice, fans of classic cartoons! Your Netflix queues may soon be loaded up with He-Man, Mr. Magoo, Transformers: Animated, and many more!