Netflix Getting An Original Animated Series Based On Madagascar’s King Julien

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DreamWorks Animation announced a new animated series coming exclusively to Netflix based around Madagascar’s lord of the lemurs, King Julien. The series will be titled All Hail King Julien and it comes to Netflix starting with five 22-minute episodes on December 19th.

“We are excited to add a series focused on one of the most beloved characters from Madagascar to our growing line-up from DreamWorks Animation,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix.  “King Julien knows how to throw a great party and we expect families around the world will enjoy spending their holidays with him.”

For those of you wishing to keep your Madagascar lore and timeline intact, this new animated series will take place before the zoo-dwelling creatures from the Madagascar movies arrived on the island country. It will follow King Julien as he parties his way across the continent and also features a brand new “infectiously upbeat theme song.” Which, if you have kids, roughly translates to “you’ll have this stupid thing stuck in your head for the next month after your little hellions watch it.”

Andy Richter is back to play as the fan-favorite lemur Mort, and the rest of the cast includes voice actors Henry Wrinkler (Happy Days), Danny Jacobs , Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy), and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill).

This also is not the first spinoff from Madagascar, as Penguins of Madagascar has been running on Nickelodeon since 2008. The penguin troupe also has its own movie coming out later this month starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom McGrath.

One top of All Hail King Julien and DreamWorks’ own Turbo spinoff that resides exclusively on Netflix, the studio has ten additional series planned for 2015. One of which will be The Adventures of Puss in Boots debuting in January – based off the swave feline character from Shrek 2 and beyond.

As previously mentioned, only five of the 22-minute episodes will debut on December 19th. The rest of the series, however long it will be, is getting staggered throughout 2015. It sounds odd for Netflix, seeing that they normally just dump all their video content and let you binge watch at your leisure, but this is also how the service dealt with Turbo FAST, and it’s worked well so far for both parties.

Source: PRNewsWire
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