Netflix expands kids’ shows for early New Year countdowns

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Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix claims most parents fool their kids (or try to, anyway) into believing that midnight happens earlier than it actually does on New Year’s. Netflix helps them by offering a streaming three-minute countdown led by characters from kid’s show.

Netflix offered the programming last year with King Julien, a wacky critter from “Madagascar.”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

It’s expanding the service this year with a list of kid characters:

— Time traveling talk show hosts “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” with the robots of “Dinotrux”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

— Oona and Baba, the cuddly denizens of “Puffin Rock”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

— The ultracool tween girl stars of “Project Mc2”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

— The telescoping cyborg “Inspector Gadget”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

— The pastel-colored “Care Bears & Cousins”

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Netflix is bringing back its kid-centric countdowns for parents who want their children out of sight long before they ring in the New Year.

Parents can set the countdown for any time they want. Happy New Year!