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Netflix to launch four new original animated series for kids

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MUMBAI: Netflix will premiere four new animated shows, adding to its line-up of original television series for kids.

The shows range from action adventure stories Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane to preschool shows Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia and Puffin Rock. Each show will launch all of its episodes at the same time around the world.

“We couldn’t’ be more excited to be partnering with such a diverse group of creative talent on these new Netflix series for kids. The flexibility of our platform allows us to continually bring the best TV shows from around the world to our members, and these titles compliment and extend what we currently offer - particularly for preschoolers and grade school adventure fans,” said Netflix VP of global independent content Erik Barmack.

In addition to the new original titles, Netflix is also adding three new first-run exclusive series for kids to enjoy. The award-winning Russian phenomenon, Masha and the Bear, will premiere this August in the United States. This month, Canadian animation company Nelvana Studios introduces The Day My Butt Went Psycho to grade-school kids in the US, UK, and Mexico. And Elias, the little rescue boat from the popular Norwegian preschool series of the same name, is now streaming exclusively on Netflix in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia will launch in Fall 2016, Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane along with Kulipari: An Army of Frogs ill launch later this year, whereas Puffin Rock will air on Netflix from 1 September, 2015.

Netflix has a dedicated section for kids under 12 years old featuring dozens of original series for kids as well as TV shows and movies from great partners such as PBS, Disney Channel, DreamWorks Animation, Mattel, Hasbro, LEGO and Scholastic - all in a commercial free environment.

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