What To Watch On Netflix This August

Netflix is giving parents a break from all the summer fun this August. The majority of the original content being released this month is children’s programming–push play for the kids and curl up on the couch with the latest issue of Pulse.

Embrace Your Inner Child: Beat Bugs & The Little Prince

Adults may enjoy some of the children’s programming coming to Netflix this month…one of the most intriguing titles is Beat Bugs. The Beatles inspired sing-along show is in its first season and will feature Fab Four covers by Eddie Vedder, P!nk, Sia and other popular artists. Drops August 3.

Also being released is a film adaptation of the classic children’s book The Little Prince. It showcases multiple styles of animation including 2D and 3D stop-motion, and has the potential to be one of the best films of the year in the genre. Drops August 5 (US exclusive).

Back To School Early: Bottersnikes & Gumbles and Project Mc2

Netflix is releasing some educational content to help kids jumpstart into the new school year. The network obtained the rights of the Australian favorite Bottersnikes & Gumbles. The series, which aims to teach children about the environment, was adapted into a TV show from a popular book series. Drops August 19.

This month also marks the return of Project Mc2, a live-action show about a group of spies who love science. Drops August 12.

Time Travel: The Get Down

Don’t miss out on the most promising series on Netflix this month. Baz Luhrmann (director of The Great Gatsby and Romeo & Juliet) created and directed The Get Down, set in the 1970s. It follows a group of teenagers running wild on the streets of the Bronx. Jayden Smith, the biggest name attached to the project, appears in six of the first 13 episodes. Drops August 12.

Movie Night: XOXO

Netflix is consistently committed to producing movies that make viewers laugh. XOXO, a comedy set at an EDM festival, will not disappoint. Strangers’ worlds collide at the event, which will inevitably cause trouble. Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and Ryan Hansen (2 Broke Girls) are used to making mischief on their TV shows–XOXO should be a wild ride. Drops August 26.

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