February 25, 2015
Inspector Gadget: Netflix Reboots 80s Cartoon Using CGI

Inspector Gadget is coming back to a television screen near you!

Many former children of the 80s and 90s will be excited to see their favorite animated cyborg detective returning to the small screen with brand new adventures.

Thanks to Netflix, this major dose of nostalgic bliss will be coming back in a big way in the near future.

Digital Trends reports that the new Inspector Gadget series has been developed using CGI-animation.

This means that Inspector Gadget, Penny, Doctor Claw, and the rest of the gang will be seen in a way that they have never been seen before. Reports confirm that the rebooted series, which is being produced by DHX Media, consists of 26 brand new episodes.

The new series will premiere first in the United States before transitioning to other markets around the world -- including Ireland, France, the Nordics, Benelux, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.

Inspector Gadget is not the only 80s cartoon that is being rebooted for a brand new generation of potential fans. Danger Mouse is also being developed as a new addition to the Netflix streaming list, along with three other series for kids -- including SUPER 4, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, and Some Assembly Required.

Danger Mouse fans will have to wait until next year to see the rebooted series, because it is not scheduled to be released until Spring 2016.

Erik Barmack, the V.P. of Global Independent Content at Netflix, expressed the company's overall excitement about the classic animated series returning to the small screen through their streaming service.
"[We] can't wait for kids and families all over the world to get to know these stories."
Inspector Gadget first premiered over 30 years ago in 1983. It made history with DIC Entertainment by becoming the company's first syndicated cartoon series.

Long after the original run ended in 1986, Inspector Gadget continued to please his fans (and make new ones) throughout the 90s thanks to reruns.

The popularity and overall success of the animated series also led to the release of two live-action films -- including the hit 1999 film that starred Matthew Broderick as Inspector Gadget himself.

What do you think about the return of Inspector Gadget?

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