Netflix Snags Five New Kids' Series

In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.

April 6, 2018

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In partnership with a number of global content producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action series to its selection of kids and family entertainment.

"Danger Mouse," "Inspector Gadget," "Some Assembly Required," "Bottersnikes & Gumbles" and "Super 4" will all join the Internet TV network in various regions worldwide this year and next.

“We’ve seen great characters and rich storytelling work for a global audience time and time again,” says Erik Barmack, vice president, global independent content, Netflix. “That’s why we’re proud to be working with some of the industry’s best producers and animators on these shows and we can’t wait for kids and families all over the world to get to know these stories.”

  • "Inspector Gadget" (DHX Media)–March

The bumbling bionic detective Inspector Gadget is back in an all-new CGI animated series. The 26-episode series will premiere exclusively in the U.S. on Netflix this March and will be available at a later date in Latin America, the U.K., Ireland, Benelux, France and the Nordics after the initial linear broadcast in each country.

  • "Super 4" (Morgen Studios, Method Animation)–April

The new CGI animated series inspired by Playmobil toy brand will makes its U.S. premiere exclusively on Netflix in April.

  • "Some Assembly Required" (Thunderbird Films)–summer 2015

As the new owner of Knickknack Toys, 14-year old Jarvis Raines hires a group of friends from school to help him create awesome new toys. Following the teens' comedic day-to-day adventures, this live-action series will premiere in all Netflix territories this year, except in Canada, where it currently airs on YTV.   

  • "Danger Mouse" (FremantleMedia)–spring 2016

A FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and CBBC co-production with animation by Boulder Media, the '80s favorite "Danger Mouse" will return in this all-new mixed media series.

Netflix will premiere the show in North America, Latin America, Nordics, Benelux and Japan in spring 2016 with all other Netflix territories launching at a later date.

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment owns the global TV and licensing rights to the heritage property.

  • "Bottersnikes & Gumbles" (Cake and partners)–spring 2016

Cake, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice have teamed to bring the heritage book series Bottersnikes & Gumbles to TV screens in a co-commission from Seven Network Australia, CBBC and Netflix.

Production has begun on the 52 x 11 CG adaptation, which will follow the adventures of three young Gumbles as they bounce about and play while avoiding getting tin-canned by their lazy, grumpy neighbors, the Bottersnikes.

Seven Network will air the series in Australia, CBBC in the U.K, and Netflix will offer the show in all other global markets where the SVOD service is available. Worldwide distribution of the series will be handled by Cake.

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