Netflix Offers New Year’s Eve Solution

Netflix offers New Year's Eve all night for parents with younger children
Netflix offers New Year's Eve all night for parents with younger children
Netflix offers New Year’s Eve all night for parents with younger children

THUNDER BAY – If you are a parent. chances are if you are staying home New Year’s Eve, you might send your children to bed at their regular time. Avoiding the cranky kids the next day might be the best way to start a new year.

Netflix says, “Some parents will change the clocks, blow the noisemakers at 8 p.m., and search for that New Year’s Eve countdown on the other side of the world.  Some parents will do whatever it takes to give their kids their own countdown and get them into bed before the ball actually drops”.

Forty-two percent of Canadian parents admitted they won’t let their kid’s stay up until midnight on the big night.  These findings are according to a recent survey from Leger Marketing on behalf of Netflix.

World renowned party animal King Julien, star of DreamWorks Animation’s ALL HAIL KING JULIEN on Netflix, took matters into his own paws when he heard 35% of parents said they would adjust the clocks in order to celebrate the New Year earlier and 30% would go as far as search for a countdown from a different time zone.

For the first time, King Julien will host his very own kid-sized countdown “special” on Netflix that families can use to ring in 2015 whenever they choose to celebrate. It’s three minutes of high-energy, music-filled fun that lets kids celebrate the New Year no matter the time of day.  The countdown will be available in the U.S., CanadaLatin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, the Netherlands and France beginning on Dec. 29th at

“I was totally bummed when I heard that some of my favorite little party people weren’t allowed to stay up until midnight for the biggest party of the year,” said King Julien, King of the Lemurs. “But then I realized I’m king, I make the rules!  So move over, Ryan Seacrest, I‘ve got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix.  That means the New Year’s Eve party is always on – just how it should be! What better way to ring in Julien-uary?”

The new Netflix original TV series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN launched on Dec. 19, 2014 and the first five episodes are available for Netflix members to watch instantly.   To find out more about the show, visit or

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