Netflix fans know that a new month usually brings a long list of new shows and movies to enjoy!
Since Thursday marked the first day of October, a lot of people are flocking to their Netflix accounts to scroll through some of the newest additions.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 30, 2015
When it comes to finding family-friendly entertainment, though, many parents are focused on finding what Netflix plans to add that are suitable options for their kids as well. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix will make quite a few family-friendly options available for streaming throughout October.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Monkey Thieves — Seasons 1-3
Uncle Grandpa — Season 1 (more episodes)
Wakfu — Season 1
October 3: Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation(2015)
October 5: Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race(2015)
October 9: The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show — Season 1
October 10: Lalaloopsy: Band Together(2015)
October 11: Jake and the Never Land Pirates — Season 3
LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble — Season 2
October 25: Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015)
October 30: Popples — Season 1
For the PG-13 crowd of adolescents and teenagers that want a little more action and adventure, they might enjoy The Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 3 being added to the list on October 6 and 7 respectively. Such big-screen blockbusters as Batman Begins and The Bourne Supremacy were also added to the Netflix lineup on Thursday.
It makes sense that Netflix would strive to include a large number of family-friendly options within its streaming line-up especially since that target audience seems to grow continuously.
According to GigaOm, 75 of the kids-based shows featured by Netflix generated over two million viewers in 2014 within the United States alone. The same report shows that over a dozen kids titles reached five million viewers in 2014 as well. Recent reports confirm that Netflix is not just settling for streaming existing shows and movies that are suitable for children.
The international media provider is also developing new and original series for its growing collection of children’s programming options.
According to the Verge, Netflix is collaborating with LEGO on two original series: Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One and Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship. Netflix confirmed the news as well via Twitter with an interesting image of the Netflix logo made out of Lego pieces.
Reports confirm that both series will only start with four episodes each when they premiere early next year. However, that is more than enough to stimulate the appetites of the 30 million (and counting) Netflix subscribers that reportedly watch children’s programming regularly.
The two LEGO series are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the five other original Netflix options for children that are currently in the pipeline as well.
Variety reports that Dawn of the Croods will focus on the lovable family from the 2013 box-office hit movie The Croods, placing them in a brand new sitcom that focuses on their adventures and encounters. Dawn of the Croods will start streaming on December 24, 2015.
Another Netflix original series that will make its debut in December is Glitter Force. This fantasy series takes place in the majestic kingdom of Jubiland and will focus on a pixie named Candy that recruits a team of preteen girls to help her save the Earth from being invaded by an evil emperor. Glitter Force will premiere its first 20 episodes on December 18.
— nightmere (@nightmere10) October 1, 2015
Even though neither of the new series will premiere in October, Netflix definitely has provided parents and kids alike a lot to look forward to in the months and years to come.
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