Three months ago I made the decision to ditch cable television and use Netflix instead. The decision wasn’t an easy one, but I wanted more control over how much and what kinds of shows my kids watched. Before the switch the kids would come home from school, grab a handful of crackers and some cheese and veg out in front of the television until supper then rush to do their homework and get overwhelmed and frustrated. Now the radio is on when they come home. Instead of heading straight for the TV they sit down and craft while they snack, I make supper and they do their homework later with Hubby’s help. After supper we spend more time on homework, or playing with Lego and if they have time it’s easy to pop on one episode of their favourite show(s) for a little snuggle time before bed. I love that we can consume the shows we like, when we like without feeling as if we are tied to the TV schedule. Being able to control content with Netflix has really made life more enjoyable.
One great thing about being a Netflix subscriber is being able to watch Netflix Original Series, and as of today that includes original Series for kids! In the first ever Netflix Original Series for kids, we are reunited with Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team as they challenge the world to “snail up!” as they make their global television debut on Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24th at 12:01 AM PT – with the launch of DreamWorks Animation’s all new Turbo FAST series. Available exclusively in all Netflix territories. You will be able to stream the first five episodes this holiday season, with additional all new episodes premiering throughout the year.
The first-ever Netflix original series for kids, DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST is a high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme as Turbo and his adrenaline-fueled crew go on daring new adventures, race on the coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challengers. No matter how wild things get, these snails always have each other’s backs. The all new television show digs deeper into the crazy personalities of the snail crew and features 2D design to create a stylized look reflective of the Stunt Team’s fast-paced, souped-up world. Reid Scott fromVeep lends his voice to show’s title character, and comedian Ken Jeong reprises his role from the feature film as the fan-favorite manicurist turned home shopping icon Kim Ly.
The kids and I had our own little viewing party this afternoon to kick off the Christmas festivities and they loved the first episode. It’s filled with all of their favourite characters from the Dreamworks movie plus all the action. The animation is exciting and has inspired the kids to zoom off to create their own Turbo Fast artwork. To learn more about #TurboFAST follow @Netflix_CA and @DWAnimation and make sure to visit TeamTurboFast.com and Netflix.com/Turbo. Check out the trailer too!
To take the fun beyond the TV you can now download the wildly popular Turbo Racing League app by PikPok and compete in fun challenges against your friends.
Disclosure – I received access to a screener and samples to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.