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Netflix to premiere four new animated kids' shows

In 2016 the platform launches Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Tarzan and Jane as well as pre-school shows Cirque de Soleil – Luna Petunia, while Puffin Rock launches later this year.
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Online streaming service Netflix will premiere a roster of four new animated children’s shows next year.

2016 will see the platform launch new action adventures series Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane as well as pre-school shows Cirque de Soleil – Luna Petunia and Puffin Rock.

Each title will launch with all of its episodes at the same time around the world.

Cirque de Soleil – Luna Petunia from Saban Brands follows the adventures of Luna, a girl who lives in our world, but plays in dreamland. The first season will launch on Netflix in autumn 2016, kickstarting a licensing programme that will include a consumer products line, interactive digital content and a potential live tour.

Both Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane and Kulipari: An Army of Frogs are scheduled for 2016.

Meanwhile, animated pre-school series Puffin Rock – narrated by the IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd is planned for launch on September 1st, 2015.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with such a diverse group of creative talent on these new Netflix series for kids,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of global independent content.

“The flexibility of our platform allows us to continually bring the best TV shows from around the world to our members, and these titles compliment and extend what we currently offer – particularly for pre-schoolers and grade school adventure fans.”

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