Netflix today announced series orders for two preschool animated series, Not Quite Narwhal and Dew Drop Diaries. The new series hail from DreamWorks Animation, who also produce the popular series Gabby’s Dollhouse, which appeared on the Netflix U.S. Daily Top 10 TV Shows with its most recent season.
Each series has been ordered for two seasons, consisting of 26 episodes total. Gabby’s Dollhouse recently launched its fourth season, with an additional 20 episodes ordered.
“Kids absolutely love the world of Gabby’s Dollhouse and we can’t wait to bring them even more,” said Heather Tilert, Director of Preschool Content for Netflix. “Along with these new series, we are continuing to build a home for kids with characters they know and love and new friends for them to meet.”
Not Quite Narwhal: Curious and fun-loving Kelp has always believed he’s a narwhal like the rest of his family under the sea, until the day he makes the most amazing discovery — he’s actually a unicorn! Rather than choose one or the other, Kelp embraces being both a narwhal and a unicorn, juggling his day-to-day life as he figures out how to navigate his two worlds: the ocean and land. Based on the like-titled children’s book by Jessie Sima. Co-executive produced by Brian Roberts, Nakia Trower and Sarah Katin.
Dew Drop Diaries: Dew Drop Diaries follows a group of three-inch tall family fairies — or as they’re known in the fairy world Dew Drops — who live inside teensy fairy houses on brownstone balcony gardens in “The Big City.” They have been assigned to human families to secretly help out around the house with the little things that can often fall through the cracks, like making sure your first lost tooth actually makes it under your pillow before bedtime or your favorite toy doesn’t get left behind at the park. Created and executive produced by Rick Suvalle; executive produced by Aliki Theofilopoulos.
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Bringing together kids’ love of unboxing videos, cats, miniatures, and dollhouse play, Gabby’s Dollhouse is a narrative-based activity series that “unboxes a story.” It leads preschoolers room to room through a fantastical dollhouse with mini-worlds, irresistible kitty characters, and delightfully quirky adventures. It’s the ultimate in dollhouse wish fulfillment … shrinking down and playing inside your own dollhouse world. Co-created and executive produced by Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey.
Expanding on its preschool offerings, Netflix recently launched Bedtime Stories with Netflix Jr., an original podcast to help little ones drift off to sleep. Additionally, this Spring will see the launch of Netflix Jr. Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine for kids ages 2-5 featuring their favorite preschool series and characters they enjoy on the streamer.