Netflix to Stream New Kids Series From Mattel in 201517 Jun, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix has inked a deal with toy brand Mattel for an original children’s series and movie based on the latter’s animated “Ever After High” franchise to launch in 2015.
The Netflix original series will be preceded by Ever After High Spring Unsprung, a new movie, in early 2015, and 12 episodes of “Ever After High” will follow.
"The engaging and magical storylines of ‘Ever After High’ make it a great addition to our growing slate of original kids programming," Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, said in a statement. "Mattel has a track record of making high quality animated programs and we're excited to extend our relationship, bringing our members the enchanting world of ‘Ever After High.’"
Netflix earlier this week said PBS children’s science series “The Magic School Bus” would be reimagined as a 26-episode series exclusively for the SVOD pioneer beginning in 2016.
The CG-animated series “The Magic School Bus 360” aims to introduce a new generation of kids to science, with a emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education.