Netflix Picks Up Four Children’s Shows, Including The Cirque Du Soleil-Affiliated ‘Luna Petunia’

By Alyssa Pereira

As adults, it sure seems like we do a lot of nostalgic waxing on the children’s shows we all grew up watching, often musing things like, “children’s television is not what it used to be.”

We’re all guilty of it, and in a huge way, we’re right. Children’s TV today is definitely on a whole other level, and Netlix’s most recent programming announcement really drives that point home.

Today, the media site announced that they’ve acquired four new television shows geared towards a young audience, including the notable new series “Luna Petunia”, which is a joint production with the Cirque du Soleil Media.

Yep, it sounds like there will be a literal circus in your child’s new favorite show.

The preschool series, which will premiere Fall 2016, “will introduce an engaging world that will have strong appeal across our global members,” according to Erik Barmack, VP of Global Independent Content at Netflix.

The new show follows a young girl named Luna “who
 plays 
in 
a 
dreamland where she 
learns 
how 
to 
make 
the impossible 
possible,” as The Hollywood Reporter notes.

In addition to “Luna”, Netflix has also snapped up “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs”, “Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan”, and another preschool-leaning series, “Puffin Rock”.

“Puffin Rock”, which will launch this September 1, follows Oona, a young puffin, and her younger brother Baba.

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