By Sahil Patel
Netflix continues to build out its children’s programming library with a new original series based on the popular Popples toy line.
Based on the series of fantasy characters created by Those Characters from Cleveland, a subsidiary of American Greetings, the new animated “Popples” series will reimagine the Popples characters, which can transform from fluffy balls to furry creatures and back again. Each episode will center on five friends who always try to help their family and friends, only for situations to backfire.
Set to debut in all Netflix territories in 2015, “Popples” will be produced by Saban Brands with ZAG Entertainment. The original Netflix order is for 26 half-hour episodes.
The show will follow the 1980s “Popples” Saturday morning TV series, which aired from 1986 to 1987.
Popples header image via Mental Floss