Head Back to Madagascar for a Non-Stop Party as Julien Takes the Throne, With Mort, Maurice and a Colorful Cast of New Characters in His Court
GLENDALE, Calif. and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's biggest party animal is getting ready to ascend to the throne in DreamWorks Animation's ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, an all-new Netflix original TV series. The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning on Friday, Dec. 19.
Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court – not to mention nightly revelries – over a colorful cast that includes fan favorites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer.
Keeping tune with the dance-crazed taste of its lead character, the humor of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN is backed by a pulse-pounding original score that includes a brand-new, infectiously upbeat theme song. The series features a talented voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Julien's regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, alongside Emmy-winning actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Andy Richter (Conan, Arrested Development) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice, and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as Clover, the king's special-ops expert.
ALL HAIL KING JULIEN joins the hit series Turbo FAST in a growing lineup of Netflix original animated productions from DreamWorks Animation. By the end of 2016, DreamWorks Animation will debut 10 additional new series on the world's leading Internet TV Network.
"The combination of comedy, original music and stories of simple lemur life turned upside-down and fabulous by King Julien makes this series unique," said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation. "All Hail King Julien is really a showcase for our talented artists to bring the Netflix audience the great storytelling, compelling characters and fantastic design that is the hallmark of DreamWorks Animation."
"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."
New 22-minute episodes of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN will debut throughout the coming year.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 53 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranked #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 29 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.
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