Netflix to Air NYE Mini-Special Starring King Julien

Netflix plans to release a New Year’s Eve-themed animated countdown special starring the King Julien character from DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar” movies.

Aimed at parents who want to celebrate the turning of the clocks with their kids without having them be up as late as midnight, the animated short will premiere on Netflix on December 29 at Netflix.com/KingJulien. The short special, which runs for three minutes, will be available in the US, Canada, Latin America, the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, the Netherlands, and France.

Netflix is also the home for a new original animated TV series starring King Julien. “All Hail King Julien,” which premiered on December 19, is produced by DreamWorks Animation as part of a broader original programming deal with Netflix. Five episodes are available at the moment, with more to roll out next year.