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Netflix has commissioned a new children's show starring Dame Julie Andrews. It'll be called 'Julie's Greenroom' and will air on Netflix early next year.

The show will be aimed at preschool children and will feature a cast of puppets learning about the performing arts.

Like fellow puppet show 'Sesame Street', it will feature a host of celebrity guest stars, including Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Idina Menzel.

Andrews is best known for her roles in the films 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'. In a statement, she said the show's subject matter was close to her heart.

"This project represents the fulfilment of a long-held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts," she said.

It will be the second show produced for Netflix by the Jim Henson Company, the firm behind 'The Muppet Show', 'Fraggle Rock' and 'Dinosaur Train'.

The first show, 'Word Play', will hit Netflix next month. It features four baby animals as they learn new words.

Plus another new kids' show is launching on Netflix on August 3rd. 'Beat Bugs' is inspired by the music of The Beatles, and features appearances from Pink, James Bay, Regina Spektor and James Corden.

Kids programming is big business right now, with the BBC and Sky recently launching dedicated kids' apps.

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