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Netflix orders dinosaur/trucks kids series

Netflix Building41-620x413Netflix has ordered a new original kids series, Dinotrux.

The show will be made for the streaming service by DreamWorks as part of an ongoing programming deal between the pair.

Dinotrux will feature half-dinosaur half-truck characters, uniting two popular themes in boy-skewed kids TV. The series is based on the eponymous Chris Gall book series.

It follows a pair of best friends – Ty, a massive and fiercely loyal ‘T-Trux’ and Revvit, a razor-smart ‘Reptool’ – as they navigate the a mechanical domain ruled by creatures like Tyrannosaurus Trux, Scraptors and Tow-a-constrictors.

Cindy Holland, vice president Originals Content at Netflix said: “We know kids and families love discovering new series to watch together and we’re pleased to continue to expand our show line-up from DreamWorks.”

Margie Cohn, head of television at DreamWorks Animation said: “This is a property that creates a new world with stunning visuals and fantastic action combined with great characters and comedy.  In Dinotrux, the biggest guy and the smallest creature become best friends and through their unique partnership evolve their primitive world – a theme that we think will resonate with kids.”

The DreamWorks-Netflix agreement has already yielded Turbo FAST, the spin-off from the DreamWorks’ movie, and new shows for 2014 will include King Julien, Puss in Boots, and VeggieTales in the House.