October 18, 2021
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company and creators of “Bakugan,” and TMS Entertainment announced the green light and start of production for a new season of “Bakugan” titled, “Bakugan: Evolutions.” The fourth season of the anime adventure series is set to premiere in early 2022 in Canada on TELETOON and live and on-demand on STACKTV through Amazon Prime Video Channels. Seasons 1 through 3 are currently available on Netflix in both Canada and U.S. and seasons 2 and 3 are available on STACKTV in Canada.
“As the success of the ‘Bakugan’ franchise continues to flourish globally, we’re excited to elevate our audiences’ experiences,” says Mellany Masterson, head, Nelvana Enterprises. “The new world created for ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ is sure to engross audiences with bigger and better battles than ever before and the new products from Spin Master and our licensees will further engage our fans.”
The franchise continues to make its mark with Bakugan in the battling toy segment and more than 20 licensees signed covering soft lines, home décor, publishing and more. Most recently, Nelvana has signed on new licensees in France including Sun City (apparel) and Aymax (bed linen), both set to launch products this Christmas. Additionally, Hachette continues to add to its publishing offering with new titles releasing this fall. In Canada, Nelvana continues to build its licensing program with Scholastic (publishing), Exclusive Brands (confectionery), Franco Manufacturing (home accessories) and a soon-to-be-announced apparel and accessories partner.
“We’re committed to deepening our fans connection to the franchise, sharing the adventures of ‘Bakugan’ with audiences on a global scale through the successful series and integrated toy line,” says Jennifer Dodge, president, Spin Master Entertainment. “Together with Nelvana, we have seen the ‘Bakugan’ fan base build substantially over the years, inspiring the production of new ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ content that will be more innovative, accessible and interactive than ever before.”
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