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Netflix to add three animation shows

MUMBAI: Expanding its programming for everyone in the household, Internet TV network Netflix is adding three animated series to its growing slate of original preschool content.

On the heels of this month’s earlier announcement of preschool original series ‘Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia’ and ‘Puffin Rock’, Netflix introduces ‘Word Party’, ‘Kazoops!’ and ‘True And The Rainbow Kingdom’.

Created to engage and pique the curiosity of preschool viewers, these new series feature elements of language acquisition, problem solving and critical thinking throughout each episode.

‘Word Party’ is a vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites young viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, learn these new words themselves, and even celebrate these achievements with a “Word Party!” Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time – enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous. Twenty-six 11-minute episodes will premiere exclusively on Netflix around the world next year.

‘Kazoops!’ also airs next year. Monty has a huge imagination, a great sense of adventure and is always asking the question “Why,” because the world is full of stuff people do and say that makes him scratch his head and wonder. Are all monsters scary? Can animals play music? Why must we wear matching socks?

Accompanied by his best friend Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig, Monty challenges everyday preconceptions about life through the power of his imagination. Kazoops! aims to promote curiosity and critical thinking and brings to the screen a playful CGI animation style that draws on traditional claymation and fun 2D graphic art. The 13 episode series will premier on Netflix around the globe late next year and launch in the UK and Australia at a later date.

‘True And The Rainbow Kingdom’ airs in 2017. This is a comedy adventure series for preschoolers from Guru Studio, Home Plate Entertainment and i am Other. True is the guardian of the magical Rainbow Kingdom and the show’s bright and resilient girl lead. True, along with her best friend, Bartleby the cat, use ingenuity and creative thinking to solve problems big and small, and bring harmony and love to all. Coming in 2017, ten 22-minute episodes will premiere on Netflix globally and launch in Canada at a later date.