Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) have announced the very exciting news that their hit CG-animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks has been greenlight for a third and fourth season, following fresh orders from commissioning broadcasters!
TAP secured the participation of M6 (France), while global distributor (excluding France) PGS Entertainment signed on Nickelodeon (international, excluding Brazil), Super RTL (Germany) and Globosat for its kids Pay-TV service Gloob (Brazil).
PGS has also secured several additional media partners including North America’s TéléQuébec (French Canada); Europe's Discovery/K2 (Italy), Neox (Spain), RTBF/OufTivi (French Belgium), Puls 2 (Poland), MTVA (Hungary) and LRT (Lithuania).
The new seasons will kick off production this fall in France under the direction of Janice Karman, with the co-production companies sharing writing, producing and directing responsibilities. The announcement was made Monday by Ross Bagdasarian, Bagdasarian Productions and Sandrine Nguyen, Managing Director (MD), Technicolor Animation Productions.
The hit CG-animated ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks debuted on over 70 Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels worldwide in 2015 and on many other leading broadcasters across the globe, quickly becoming a ratings success. The series centers on long suffering single parent David Seville as he tries to raise six hyperactive Chipmunks who push his patience to the limit. The show is an energetic mix of music, comedy and stories aimed at entertaining Chipmunks fans of all ages.
Below is Bagdasarian Productions' official press release announcing the news, via Animation World Network:
‘ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks’ Gets Greenlit for Seasons 3 & 4
New seasons to be produced by Bagdasarian Productions in collaboration with Technicolor Animation Productions and will be distributed by PGS Entertainment.
Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) have greenlit production of seasons three and four of the hit children’s series, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, following new season orders from commissioning broadcasters. TAP secured the participation of M6 in France, while PGS Entertainment, the global series distributor (excluding France) secured Nickelodeon (for international channels excluding Brazil), Super RTL in Germany and Globosat in Brazil for its kids Pay-TV service Gloob. The announcement was made by Ross Bagdasarian, Bagdasarian Productions and Sandrine Nguyen, Managing Director, Technicolor Animation Productions.
PGS has also secured several additional media partners including North America’s TéléQuébec (French Canada); Europe’s Discovery/K2 (Italy), Neox (Spain), RTBF/OufTivi (French Belgium), Puls 2 (Poland), MTVA (Hungary) and LRT (Lithuania).
The two new seasons will commence production this fall in France under the direction of Janice Karman, with co-producers Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions sharing all writing, producing and directing responsibilities.
“Janice was excited to create new adventures for The Chipmunks and Chipettes for our four generations of fans, and the incredible response to the series around the world only adds to that excitement,” said Ross Bagdasarian.
“We are delighted that M6, our first commissioning broadcaster, had the confidence to put the new CGI-animated series of ALVINN!!! into production, and given the enthusiastic response, it has clearly won over a whole new generation of fans around the world,” commented Nguyen.
“Seeing such an early commitment from all of our partners to produce more episodes shows the confidence we all have in ALVINNN!!!’s ability to deliver massive ratings, successful re-runs and ongoing success,” added Philippe Soutter at PGS.
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks launched on more than 70 Nickelodeon channels internationally in April 2015 (excluding North America and Brazil), as well as on leading free to air platforms including TéléQuébec (French Canada) and Teletoon (English Canada) in North America; M6 (France), Super RTL (Germany), CSC/Pop (UK), BBC Alba (Gaelic UK), Discovery/K2 (Italy), Neox (Spain), SIC (Portugal), RTBF/OufTivi (French Belgium), RTS (French Switzerland), RSI (Italian Switzerland), ORF (Austria), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), MTV3 (Finland), RUV (Iceland), Carousel (Russia), Plus Plus (Ukraine), Puls 2 (Poland), MTVA (Hungary), Kanal 2 (Estonia), LRT (Lithuania) in Europe; on TVNZ (New Zealand) in the Pacific; on SpaceToon (Middle East), Kidz (Turkey) in the Middle East; on SBC (Seychelles) in Africa; on Thai TV3 (Thailand), MNC TV (Indonesia), Mediacorp (Singapore) in Asia; and Globo Brazil in Latin America.
Presented in CGI-animation, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks reflects the trials and tribulations of a single parent, David Seville, trying to raise six hyper-active Chipmunks. Like most parents, Dave’s patience will be pushed to the limit, forcing him to end most sentences in “ALVINNN!!!” The series takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of music, laughter and stories geared to entertain the Chipmunks’ four generations of fans and features a new, original Chipmunk song in every episode.
Janice Karman and her husband, Ross Bagdasarian, are the owners of the Chipmunks franchise and producers of the previous 80s hit TV series and the four blockbuster Chipmunk movies.
Source: Bagdasarian Productions
Original source: Animation Magazine; H/T: ToonZone Forums member LegoFan224.
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