Madagascar spin-off series All Hail King Julien will be released on Netflix UK this December.
The animated show is set long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, where King Julien holds court – not to mention nightly revelries - over a colourful cast that includes fan favourites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers.
It is the latest original series to be produced by Netflix’s partnership with DreamWorks Animations and follows snail-racing series Turbo FAST. Indeed, by the end of 2016, DreamWorks Animation will have premiered 10 new series on the Internet TV service.
The series features a talented voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Juliens 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 kings special-ops expert.
Keeping tune with the dance-crazed taste of its lead character, the humour of the show is also backed by a pulse-pounding original score that will include a new theme song – something parents will no doubt be bracing themselves for already.
The first five 22-minute episodes of All Hail King Julien will be released on Netflix in the UK, U.S., Canada, Latin America, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France on Friday 19th December – just in time for Christmas.
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.