Netflix Announces New Original Series Including Spinoff Of How To Train Your Dragon

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Netflix may have had a troublesome year with its shares dropping at the stock market and its subscriber count going down, but the streaming giant keeps pushing forward with brand new content. The company has just recently announced a slew of new shows for children age 2-6 to look forward to, and that includes a spinoff of the critically-acclaimed 3D animated film series, How To Train Your Dragon.

According to a report by Variety, Netflix is adding seven new animated and live-action series to its roster of children's shows, one of which includes DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders. The series is a spinoff of DreamWork's How To Train Your Dragon film franchise and is the brainchild of Jack Thomas, the Emmy-award winning executive producer of the Nickelodeon series, The Fairly Odd Parents.

Children of Netflix subscribers will also get to see shows based on children's books like Hello Ninja and Go, Dog Go, a series which features the adventures of a young pup named Tag Barker.

There's also a series called StarBeam, a superhero animated series being developed by Preacher's producer, Jason Netter. Sesame Street producer Liz Keyishian is working on a new program called Izzy Bee's Koala World, a show that tells the story of an 11-year-old "koala-whisperer" saving the animals in Australia with the help of her mother.

There's also the show Emily's Wonder Lab, a live-action series starring Emily Calandrelli who introduces children to all sorts of experiments and science activities. Last but not least is the show What-To-Doodles which features the story of adventurous creatures.

It seems like Netflix is definitely trying to up its game, expanding its roster so that it also caters well to families and to children.

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