Netflix To Premiere 'Puss In Boots' Series

Netflix will debut its DreamWorks Animation-produced series Puss in Boots on Jan. 16, the OTT streaming service announced Monday.

The animated series will premiere with five, 22-minute episodes on the streaming service, with new episodes to debut throughout the year, said company officials.

“Action, comedy, adventure and heart combine with a dazzling visual style to make The Adventures of Puss in Boots both unique and timeless,” said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation in a statement. “Puss is a hero for the ages. “

Netflix also announced Monday it will partner with actor Edward Norton to premiere an original documentary My Own Man.

The documentary, produced by Norton, will premiere March 6 and reveals the sometimes painful truths that are often left unspoken between fathers and sons. The film made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014.

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