Netflix Greenlights Three Kids-Targeted Series

Netflix will add three new original series to its lineup of kids-targeted programming to debut in late 2014, the OTT company announced Thursday.

The new DreamWorks Animation-produced titles include King Julien, Puss In Boots and Veggie Tales In The House, according to Netflix officials.

In addition, Netflix and DreamWorks will offer new episodes of its first kids-targeted original series Turbo FAST, which will be available on the streaming service April 4, said the company.

“DreamWorks Animation has an incredible knack for creating characters that kids around the world adore,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President, Original Content in a statement. “We’re very excited to launch the new episodes of Turbo FAST in the coming weeks, and the three new series by the end of the year."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.