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DreamWorks announces deal to bring 300 hours of classic and original content to Netflix

Jun. 17, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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As the battle for movie rentals wages on, Netflix has struck a huge blow against their competition. In a deal with Dreamworks, Netflix will begin streaming a huge catalog of titles and create new original animated series based on various franchises like TURBO. Currently, Netflix licenses these shows from the network that airs them (Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network) but will now get them directly from the studio.

As Netflix branches into original programming, this move solidifies them in another demographic. HOUSE OF CARDS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and HEMLOCK GROVE are adult-oriented while these new animated series will appeal to children and teenagers. Dreamworks recently acquired a massive library of cartoons from Classic Media that includes Casper the Friendly Ghost, Voltron, He-man, Gumby, Felix the Cat, and many more. This new deal with Netflix could potentially include those titles. This would be a very lucrative deal for both sides while also giving Netflix a competitive advantage with exclusive releases from the Dreamworks feature animated film division.

TURBO will be the first title to get a series on Netflix titled F.A.S.T. but no premiere date is slated. Netflix recently lost the rights to Viacom titles for streaming so this is a very nice replacement for them.

TURBO opens everywhere on July 17 and will premiere on Netflix next year.

Source: Yahoo

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10:02PM on 06/17/2013

awesome

the more the merrier
the more the merrier
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7:54PM on 06/17/2013
Hopefully this includes Netflix Canada. Our collection isn't nearly as good as the States
Hopefully this includes Netflix Canada. Our collection isn't nearly as good as the States
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6:51PM on 06/17/2013

Great news for Netflix :)

While I probably won't be watching shows based on stuff like Turbo, they definitely have their place as this article stated. I didn't know Netflix lost Viacom stuff, though, so I'm even more strongly in support of this move. If I'm not wrong, doesn't Viacom have Nickelodeon under their belt? If so, that's a huge blow against Netflix, but this Dreamworks deal will hopefully rectify that, especially since they are bringing classic stuff to the fray as well as the new stuff!

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While I probably won't be watching shows based on stuff like Turbo, they definitely have their place as this article stated. I didn't know Netflix lost Viacom stuff, though, so I'm even more strongly in support of this move. If I'm not wrong, doesn't Viacom have Nickelodeon under their belt? If so, that's a huge blow against Netflix, but this Dreamworks deal will hopefully rectify that, especially since they are bringing classic stuff to the fray as well as the new stuff!

Arrested Development is amazing, but it's great to hear Netflix will be offering even more quality content aimed at younger audiences.
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