Netflix To Stream New ‘Inspector Gadget’ Animated Show In March
Netflix will premiere an all-new Inspector Gadget television show, in addition to a reboot of Danger Mouse.
Inspector Gadget Reboot
Netflix announced Wednesday that it would be bringing the Inspector Gadget reboot to the U.S. in March – the 26-episode CGI reboot was produced by Canadian animation company DHX Media and has already aired in Europe.
“It’s one of those shows where we’re able to hit a few different audiences,” said VP of global independent content at Netflix, Erik Barmack. “We think that kids are going to love the show…but it’s also going to get some co-viewing because there is a generation of parents who grew up on the original.”
The new Inspector Gadget will also feature Gadget’s nemesis, Dr. Claw, and Gadget’s niece, Penny, and her dog, Brain.
The original Inspector Gadget animated series aired in 1983 and was later adapted into a live action film starring Matthew Broderick in 1999. Also hoping to appeal to a new, young generation of parents is the Netflix update of Danger Mouse, which originally aired in the ‘80s.
DuckTales and Inspector Gadget rebooting…anyone else want to tamper with my childhood??? Bring back Legends of the Hidden Temple!
— [RAPH]AEL™ (@MyNameIsRaph) February 25, 2015
Ducktales and Inspector Gadget are being rebooted BECAUSE ’90S KIDS HAVE MONEY NOW
— Matt Silverman (@Matt_Silverman) February 25, 2015