Six countdown specials include characters from Inspector Gadget, Puffin Rock and more
Parents, you can decide when it’s midnight this New Years’ Eve thanks to Netflix.
The online streaming provider has created six fake countdowns featuring characters from popular children’s programs, like King Julien from All Hail King Julien and Inspector Gadget, so parents can ring in 2016 with their children whenever they want to. With these specials, you’ll be able to put your kids to bed early and still have time for a grownups-only celebration.
The other special countdowns include Oona and Baba from Puffin Rock, Care Bears & Cousins, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Project Mc2. Last year, Netflix launched one fake countdown featuring King Julien.
Plus, Netflix actually did research that shows parents would like to party on NYE without their children. In a survey, 41 percent of U.S. moms and dad have no qualms about tricking their children into falling asleep early with a special countdown, and 58 percent of parents around the world would love to put kids to bed before midnight.
Once the little ones are tucked in and sound asleep, you can pop some champagne and celebrate the new year with Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy on ABC; Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN;Carson Daly, Andy Cohen, and Gwen Stefani on NBC or Pitbull on Fox.