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Netflix’s Next Big Premiere Comes Next Week, at Movie Theaters

Turbo movieNetflix is big with kids (and their parents). But so far all of the big original shows Netflix has produced/bought for itself have been grown-up-only affairs: Not a lot of family-friendly stuff happens in “House of Cards” or “Orange Is the New Black.”

But that changes at the end of the year. That’s when Netflix starts running “Turbo: F.A.S.T.”, a series from DreamWorks Animation, based on DreamWorks’ “Turbo,” which debuts at the box office next week.

So if Netflix subscribers, or investors, want to try to gauge what they’re going to see in December, they can head to the theaters on Wednesday. Or they can check some early reviews, which seem mildly enthusiastic, but won’t have any impact on the movie’s actual audience.

Or, if they’re in a real hurry, they can watch a trailer:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald