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Netflix orders original kids series Dinotrux

Netflix has ordered 3 seasons of the show, produced by DreamWorks Animation, that's based on a children's book and set to premiere next spring.
June 13, 2014

DreamWorks Animation announced on Friday that it is producing a new original series called Dinotrux for Netflix, set to premiere next spring.

Netflix ordered 3 seasons of Dinotrux, which will be based on Chris Gall’s award-winning book series (pictured) about a land populated by half-dinosaur, half-machine creatures, the first of which was named Children’s Book of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2009.

Dinotrux is the latest in a string of Netflix original kids’ series from DreamWorks Animation that began with Turbo FAST in 2013. The company recently announced it would be bringing a trio of new shows for the streaming service debuting in 2014  King Julien, Puss in Boots and VeggieTales in the House – as well as future new episodes of DreamWorks Dragons, which is set to debut its third season on Netflix in 2015.

On Wednesday, Netflix announced it had ordered 26 episodes of the Scholastic Media CG-animated series The Magic School Bus 360°, scheduled to premiere some time in 2016.

Netflix isn’t the only major streaming service ramping up its kids programming. Last month, its chief competitor Amazon launched Tumble Leaf, the first of three new original children’s series premiering on Prime Instant Video in 2014. It will be followed by Creative Galaxy, debuting June 27, and Annedroids, debuting July 25.

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