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If you spent many late nights as a kid sneaking a read of your favorite Choose Your Own Adventure book, then you’ll understand exactly why this new interactive kids series from Netflix is so amazing. Combining storytelling with technology for an experience you can control, both kids and grown-ups will be clamoring to watch this revolutionary show.

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Netflix has just launched a new kids series Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, which is not like anything you’ve ever watched before. The show introduces a new technology dubbed “Interactive Storytelling,” which allows kids to control the story and interact with the characters they’re watching. Instead of being passive viewers, audiences will be able to engage with the story and become part of the action.

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Just like a traditional Choose Your Own Adventure series, the show will hit plot points where viewers are given a choice of which path to take next. The story unfolds differently depending on the selection made. With multiple choices per story, kids can, not only engage with the show, they can also watch several times and see different stories. The interactive elements can be accessed both by touchscreen on tablets and smartphones, and on a television with a remote.

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Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale follows the adventures of the feisty cat from the Shrek films as he encounters different fairy-tale characters, from giants to genies. Kids get to decide where his path will take him next. The second show utilizing Interactive Storytelling, Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, will premiere July 14.

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