DreamWorks’ Animation’s new series based on the Turbo film, titled Turbo FAST, will be premiering on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 12:01 am PST in all territories via Netflix. The series has the honor of being Netflix’s first-ever original kids’ series since its inception. The first five episodes of Turbo FAST will be made available this holiday season, with new episodes premiering throughout 2014.
Turbo FAST follows the titular snail and the rest of his Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST) as they go on various high-octane adventures, race on the coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challenges. The show will provide a deeper look into the side characters that added more spice to the film, such as Whiplash, Burn, Smoove Move, White Shadow, Skidmark and Chet. The biggest change about the series is that it is now using 2D animation techniques instead of 3D CG.
“We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it,” said DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. “They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world.”