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Netflix Teams with DreamWorks for First Original Kids' Series 'Turbo: Fast Action Stunt Team'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 12, 2013 at 3:36PM

Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation for their first ever original series for kids. It will be based on DreamWorks' "Turbo," due in theaters this Summer. Netflix's "Turbo: F. A. S. T. (Fast Action Stunt Team)" will then debut in December.
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'Turbo'

Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation for their first ever original series for kids. It will be based on DreamWorks' "Turbo," due in theaters July 19. Netflix's "Turbo: F. A. S. T. (Fast Action Stunt Team)" will then debut in December. Check out the synopsis for "Turbo" below.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos says “DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages. We’re thrilled to add Turbo the series as well as all new DreamWorks Animation films, starting with their 2013 slate, to Netflix.”

DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg adds, "[Netflix] pioneered a new model for TV dramas with 'House of Cards,' and now together, we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming."

Turbo is a high velocity 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big – and fast.  After a freak accident miraculously gives him the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks his dreaming into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the Indianapolis 500.  The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.