Netflix Amps Up Its Effort to Change How We Watch TV

Yeppers, they’re entering children’s programming now with a series based on DreamWorks as-yet-unreleased film, TURBO, about a supercharged snail.


The TV version will be called TURBO: F.A.S.T. and is described by its makers this way:

From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.

You know how this works, right? Once Netflix grabs the minds of our kids, it’s got us by the genootchkies. We figure what the hell. It isn’t like our current corporate overlords are so all-fired good, you know?