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Netflix acquires Irish animated TV show Puffin Rock, narrated by Chris O'Dowd

Published 05/06/2015 | 10:58

Puffin Rock has been acquired by Netflix
Puffin Rock has been acquired by Netflix

Netflix has announced that Irish animated TV show Puffin Rock is among four new original series for kids being added to the service.

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The pre-school show is narrated by Chris O'Dowd and is one of two pre-school shows - the other being Cirque du Soleil - Luna Letunia.

Puffin Rock is set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland where Oona, a plucky young puffin, and her little brother Baba, explore an array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures.

Penguin Random House Children’s, Dog Ears, and twice-Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon (Song of the Sea and Secret of Kells) partnered on the 13-episode season, which will premiere on September 1.

Also new to the streaming service are action adventure stories Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane. Each show will launch all of its episodes at the same time around the world.

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