The entrance to DreamWorks in Glendale. (File photo / June 18, 2013)

In the latest push to expand its television production business, DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year deal to produce animated television shows for German broadcaster Super RTL.

Under the deal, the creator of the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" franchises will supply up to 1,100 hours of animated programming for Super RTL, the leading children's TV channel in Germany.

The licensing agreement includes new television series inspired by DreamWorks' hit franchises and future films, the first two of which will be "How to Train Your Dragon" and a show based on the upcoming snail comedy "Turbo,"  set for release in July.

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