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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work