"It is easier to build a strong child than to repair a broken man." - Frederick Douglass

Netflix Bets Big on Stories for Children

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Netflix made significant acquisitions in its programming when it announced October 2021 schedule. The streaming company purchased the rights of Roald Dahl’s stories. The deal speaks of the importance of kids’ content giving the streaming reigning king access to children’s stories to position the company to better compete with Disney+ and other kid-friendly competitors. With access, the company will get admission to Roald Dahl stories like “James and the Giant Peach,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda,” and “The BFG.”

The deal is arguably one of the widespread acquisitions Netflix has made in its programming, and it speaks to the significance of kids’ content material for the persisted growth. In 2013, the business enterprise introduced a large cope with Nickelodeon for unique and lively movies and collections. Lately, it ordered three seasons of a “Cocomelon” spinoff after bringing the YouTube-hit kids’ collection to its provider closing year.

Netflix is competing in an area that is turning extra crowded. Its apparent number one competitor for children streaming, Disney+, zoomed beyond a hundred million subscriptions in 2021. Meanwhile, HBO Max (which has the DC catalog below its umbrella, amongst different properties) and Apple TV Plus (which has Peanuts and Sesame Street adjoining properties) have targeted their points of interest on programming for children.

What is coming in October?

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“You,” “The Baby-Sitters Club” and “Locke & Key” has a brand new season in conjunction with “Seinfeld” and original films by Jake Gyllenhaal. A collection of Halloween-themed films are also coming in October, like Megan Fox and Princess Diana Netflix Inc. in conjunction with a few big-call original movies and the go back of a few collections.

After an almost two-year absence, the stalker mystery “You” (Oct. 15) returns with the third season, which unearths Joe (Penn Badgley) now married with a toddler and dwelling withinside the suburbs, but that is not going to forestall his appetite for murder.

Netflix is likewise rolling out “The Guilty” (Oct. 1) an Antoine Fuqua-directed mystery film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator seeking to keep a caller who is in grave danger; and “Maid” (Oct. 1). A safe-cracking heist mystery that serves as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”; and “Diana: The Musical” (Oct. 1), the filmed model of the Broadway musical approximately Princess Diana, starring Jeanna De Waal.

For the youngster crowd, “The Baby-Sitters Club” (Oct. 11) comes back for its second season, and also the supernatural mystery “Locke & Key” (Oct. 22). A drama miniseries primarily based totally on Stephanie Land’s best-promoting memoir about a younger girl seeking to paintings her manner out of poverty, starring Margaret Qualley; and the “Army of Thieves” (Oct. 29).

For Halloween, there are several offerings like “Scaredy Cats” and films such as “Ghost,” “Titanic” and “Zodiac” (all began October 1). The WWE-themed special “Escape the Undertaker” (Oct. 5), and a second season of the costumed courting show “Sexy Beasts” (Oct. 7).

There is a brand new installment of the behind-the-scenes docuseries “The Movies that Made Us” (Oct. 12). Megan Fox supernatural mystery” Night Teeth” (Oct. 20), and also a few of the grab-bag of Netflix content material firehose: Gwyneth Paltrow “Sex, Love & Goop” (Oct. 21). The “Colin in Black & White” is also up on (Oct. 29), and the biographic collection of Colin Kaepernick from Ava DuVernay.

Written by Janet Grace Ortigas
Edited by Sheena Robertson


MarketWatch: Here’s everything coming to Netflix in October 2021 — and what’s leaving; by Mike Murphy
LifeHacker: What’s New on Netflix in October 2021; by Joel Cunningham
The Verge: Netflix is betting big on a world’s worth of children’s stories; by Catie Keck

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