Netflix is turning 1980s-era toy line "Popples", a species of fluffy, multicolored bear/rabbit/marsupial-like creatures, into an original episodic animated series set to debut in late 2015 as it continues to beef up its lineup of children’s programming.
The company has ordered 26 half-hour episodes under a licensing pact with Saban Brands. The Popples toy line debuted in 1985, followed by a Saturday morning cartoon show that aired on U.S. television from 1986-87. Saban Brands is producing the new “Popples” series with ZAG Entertainment exclusively for Netflix. (Source: variety.com)