Saban Brands and Netflix announced today that the new original kids series, Popples, will be available exclusively on Netflix.
The animated series (26 x half hours) re-imagines the adorable Popples characters that debuted in 1985 as a toy line, before becoming a popular Saturday morning cartoon that ran in the US from 1986 to 1987. Once again, viewers will be able to visit the colorful world of Popplopolis, when the revamped series hits the Netflix library in late 2015. Saban Brands is producing the new Popples series with ZAG Entertainment.
Each episode will be driven by wacky Best Popple Pals (BPPs) Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy and Yikes. Always wanting to help their friends, the BPPs’ optimistic intentions continually backfire, leading them to find new and crazy ways to unwind the mayhem they’ve caused.
Popples is the latest kids offering from Netflix, which just picked up fantasy-adventure series Wakfu from France’s Ankama Animation, as well as The Adventures of Figaro Pho from Australia/Canada-based Chocolate Liberation Front.