PR Newswire
By Rishi Iyengar
September 25, 2014

Popples, those iconically colorful 1980s toys that turned briefly into cartoon characters, are getting a new lease of life next year on Netflix.

The online video streaming site announced a partnership with Saban Brands — the company behind children’s shows like Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation — to create a show based on the Popples, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix has ordered 26 half-hour episodes that will be available for streaming in late 2015, the Reporter says.

The series will revolve around five Popples named Bubbles, Sunny, Lulu, Izzy and Yikes, who are colorful creatures that live in Popplopolis and try to help everyone around them. Their good intentions usually backfire, leading to rather comical attempts at damage control.

Popples previously featured in a Saturday morning cartoon series that ran from 1986 to 1988.

“With the global reach of Netflix, we know Popples will reach a whole new generation of kids that will love it as much as their parents,” said Saban Brands founder Haim Saban.

[THR]

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