Friday, October 28, 2016

Mattel Appointed Master Toy Licensee For "ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks"

Mattel has secured the master toy license for the hit CG-animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks from Bagdasarian Productions, in collaboration with Technicolor Animation Productions!

A full line of ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks toys, including role play, music items, articulated figures, playsets, R/C vehicles, plush and feature plush, will launch through a Toys "R" Us exclusive in the US this fall before rolling out nationwide, and in Latin America and Europe, in 2017.

The deal was signed by PGS Entertainment, which reps ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks worldwide, save France (M6).

Following successful launches on Nickelodeon's international channels (excluding Brazil) in 2015, the kidsnet bowed the first season of ALVINNN!!! in the US this past August, where it quickly became a top-rated program.

The M6-commissioned series also airs in North America on TéléQuébec (French Canada) and Teletoon (English Canada).

In Europe, broadcast partners include M6 (France), Super RTL (Germany), CSC/Pop (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) and LRT (Lithuania).

Additional international networks airing the show are TVNZ (New Zealand), SpaceToon (Middle East), Kidz (Turkey), Thai TV3 (Thailand), MNC TV (Indonesia), Mediacorp (Singapore) and Gloob (Brazil).

Following new season orders from commissioning broadcasters, Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) greenlit production of seasons three and four of the hit children's series earlier this month.

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks is created, written and directed by Janice Karman, who co-owns the Chipmunks brand with her husband, Ross Bagdasarian.

Both Karman and Bagdasarian lend their voices to the animated content and were behind the original TV series from the ’80s, as well as four newer, globally successful feature films.

Original source: Kidscreen.
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