Come On, Netflix, You Can't Fool Us With Your New Year's Lies

The site has an 'All Hail King Julien' early countdown for kids.

Everyone's favorite "Madagascar" lemur is here to help parents catch a few extra hours without the kids this New Year's Eve.

Netflix announced the "King Julien New Year's Eve Countdown" as a part of it's "All Hail King Julien" series, and the three-minute clip might just rival "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."


Chock full of leaping, gyrating lemurs going buck-wild for the new year, the short video can be streamed at any point in the night to trick young children into thinking the clock has struck midnight.

Child-weary parents and nannies don't even have to wait until December 31 -- the special is already available to stream on the site.


Netflix's idea isn't totally out of left field. CNN Money says that about 34% of parents tell their kids it's January 1 well before the clock strikes midnight every year.