Netflix keeps adding more children’s entertainment for its subscribers to choose from. The streaming platform has announced the addition of five original or exclusive series set for release in 2015 and 2016.
First to arrive on Netflix will be an animated reboot of Inspector Gadget. Produced by DHX Media, the series will follow the famed, gadget-laden Inspector as he fights to stop crime alongside his niece Penny and her dog Brain. All 26 episodes of Netflix’s Inspector Gadget series will be available on the streaming service in March 2015.
SUPER 4, a CGI series inspired by the German PLAYMOBIL toys, will debut in the United States exclusively on Netflix in April. Then in the summer of 2015, the streaming platform will unveil Some Assembly Required, a live-action series from Thunderbird Films featuring a teenage toy inventor.
Netflix will add two more children’s programming titles in the spring of 2016. Danger Mouse is a remake of the 1980’s British show of the same name and will feature English actor Stephen Fry as the voice of Colonel K. Netflix will also launch the Bottersnikes & Gumbles series; based on the popular Australian children’s books of the same name, the animated series will be developed by production companies Cheeky Little, Mighty Nice, and CAKE.
“We’ve seen great characters and rich storytelling work for a global audience time and time again,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content, in a release. “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.”
In addition to these upcoming series, Netflix already carries a breadth of kids’ titles. The streaming platform carries properties from DreamWorks Animation such as All Hail King Julien, Turbo FAST, and The Adventures in Puss in Boots. Netflix also heavily focused on the importance of family movie night in an ad campaign in late 2014.
Netflix’s most recent children’s entertainment offering is the live-action series Richie Rich, which debuted on February 20, 2015.