Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children's Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series - Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Toy company – Spin Master, Japanese anime production company – TMS, Canadian animation company – Nelvana and Cartoon Network have teamed up to revive the popular Bakugan franchise for a global relaunch. The franchise has been revived for its tenth anniversary. Bakugan originally launched in 2008 and became an international success with a popular animated series and toy range. The animated series – Bakugan Battle Brawlers had a run of four seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network in several countries worldwide (between 2007 and 2012), the series also had a successful toy range. Bakugan was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009. The Bakugan franchise will be managed by a joint production committee managing a coordinated project which will include toys and a toy-based animated series.

The new series named “Bakugan Battle Planet” will air in most territories where Cartoon Network is present including the United States, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America as well as Australia and New Zealand, the only notable exceptions are Canada and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. In Canada, Bakugan Battle Planet will air on Teletoon (owned by Corus, who also own Nelvana and also operates Cartoon Network in Canada). The animated series is expected to premiere in North America in December 2018, and will premiere in Latin America and EMEA in 2019.

The new animated series will follow the adventures of Dan and his friends, who are the first kids on Earth to bond with the Bakugan – a mysterious race of alien creatures. Episode storylines will feature friendship as a major theme as well as battling and competition.

The Bakugan Battle Planet toy line will be very similar to the franchise’s previous incarnation but will also include new features that will bring together revolutionary card and app play. The new marble-like ball toys can instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will have different levels of difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced and will also allow the ability to compete against multiple opponents. The game will offer enhanced collectability because of the wide range of strategy options that are available to players.

The toy line will launch in North America and other select markets in the first quarter of 2019 and will be rolled out globally from the second quarter of 2019. Along with broadcasting rights, Cartoon Network Enterprises will be managing the product licensing program for Bakugan Battle Planet in all territories outside of Asia of which will be available at retail from 2019. In Asia, Takara Tomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage the distribution of the toy range, animated series as well as the related licensing programme.

From The Spin Master Press Release: Spin Master Announces the Global Relaunch of “BAKUGAN” In Partnership with Cartoon Network, TMS Entertainment and Nelvana Limited

Spin Master Ltd. (TSX: TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com), TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Nelvana Ltd., have announced an agreement in principle to relaunch the global hit “BAKUGAN”. Set to debut on the 10 year anniversary of the original series, the coordinated project also includes the development of toys, toy-linked TV animation and the formation of a joint production committee.

“BAKUGAN” originally launched in 2008 and quickly captured the imagination of children around the world. “BAKUGAN” became a global franchise, delivering multiple years of television content. “BAKUGAN” was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009.

The new series, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet”, will air on Cartoon Network in the US, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, and Teletoon in Canada. The animated series follows the adventures of Dan and his best friends, the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious alien creatures known as the Bakugan. With storylines themed around friendship, battling and competition combined with a new integrated toy line, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet” is anticipated to be one of the biggest and most dynamic franchises yet. In addition to the television series, additional short form content will be available online.

“BAKUGAN is a global legacy brand that aided in the evolution of Spin Master’s approach to entertainment and franchise development,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO. “We are excited to be working with our global partners to relaunch BAKUGAN, bringing innovation, excitement and battling fun to children all over the world.”

The BAKUGAN Battle Planet toy line will retain the essence of what made the original toys so popular, with exciting new features that bring revolutionary card and app play. Innovative, all-new marble-like balls with ingenious technology instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will bring different levels of play, from beginner to advanced, and allow players to compete against multiple opponents. This will offer enhanced collectability due to its wide range of strategy options.

The toy line will be available in North America and other select markets in Q1, 2019 and will be rolled out globally beginning Q2 2019. The animated series will premiere in North America in December 2018, and Latin America and EMEA in 2019. The Bakugan licensing program, led by Cartoon Network Enterprises in all territories except Asia, will also be available at retail in 2019. In Asia, Takaratomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage distribution of the toy, animated series and related licensing program.

For more information please visit http://www.bakugan.com.

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 96 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

About TMS

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide. Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. Visit TMS at http://www.tms-e.com/english/.

About Nelvana Limited

Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcasts across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit http://www.nelvana.com.

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Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

BOOM! Studios (the comic book publisher of Cartoon Network’s many animated shows including Adventure Time and Steven Universe), has released the first issue of a new short comic book series based on Cartoon Network Studios’ critically acclaimed and Creative Arts Emmy award-winning miniseries – Over The Garden Wall. The limited comic book series published under BOOM!’s imprint – Kaboom, will consist of five issues and issue one was released in the United States yesterday (19th September) is now available at comic book stores and also BOOM! Studio webstore. Digital copies can be purchased through comiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the BOOM! Studios app. The new comic book series is released just in time for Autumn and before Halloween.

In the new comic book series – “Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town” Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice return to the Unknown and come across a small town inhabited by creepy doll-people. But after Greg loses a shoe, it’s up to Wirt to earn money for a new pair, leading him to babysit some doll-children that may cause Wirt to stay in town forever. The comic book series is written by (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies) with art by Jorge Monlongo (The Powerpuff Girls comic book series).

in an all-new adventure from writer Celia Lowenthal (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies) and artist Jorge Monlongo (Powerpuff Girls comic book series). The first issue of Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town features main cover art also by Celia Lowenthal as well as variant covers by Natalie Hall (Adventure Time) and Miguel Mercado (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers).

Whitney Leopard, Editor at BOOM! Studios made a statement about the new comic book series:

“Over The Garden Wall beautifully blends fascinating characters, exciting thrills and surprising chills and we’re excited to continue all-new stories in this amazing world created by Pat McHale. Celia and Jorge are bring to life an exciting new adventure in OVER THE GARDEN WALL: HOLLOW TOWN, as Wirt, Greg and Beatrice learn more about family, friendship and the dangers of creepy dolls that don’t seem to leave you alone.”

http://www.boom-studios.com/2018/08/22/over-the-garden-wall-hollow-town-1-first-look/

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Steven Universe Save The Light And OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Video Games To Be Released As A Two In One Bundle Also For Nintendo Switch

Steven Universe Save The Light And OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes Video Games To Be Released As A Two In One Bundle Also For Nintendo Switch

Steven Universe Save The Light And OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Video Games To Be Released As A Two In One Bundle Also For Nintendo Switch

Today (3rd August) Cartoon Network Games and Outright Games have announced that two of Cartoon Network’s latest console games – Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will be released in a physical 2-in-1 bundle for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and for Nintendo Switch. The bundle will be released in North America on 30th October and will be released in Europe on 2nd November for $39.99 (USD)/£34.99 (GBP)/€39.99 (EUR). All three console double pack bundles are now available to pre-order from Amazon.com.

Also, this will be the first time these games will be released for Nintendo Switch, both in digital and physical form, Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will also be available to purchase individually in the Nintendo eShop on 30th October for $24.99 (USD)/£19.99 (GBP)/€24.99 (EUR) and $19.99 (USD)/£17.99 (GBP)/€19.99 (EUR) respectively.

Produced by Grumpyface Studios, Steven Universe: Save the Light is the sequel to the hit mobile RPG game – Attack the Light. The video game features an original story written by the show’s creator – Rebecca Sugar and features many of the characters and environments as featured in the show. In the game, Steven and the Crystal Gems team up to stop a mysterious gem from stealing a powerful weapon – the Light Prism. The game features real-time and turn-based gameplay battling mechanics.

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is an action RPG developed by Capybara Games produced in collaboration with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes series creator – Ian Jones-Quartey. In the game, Lord Boxman resets the POW card levels of every hero in Lakewood Plaza Turbo, a strip mall for heroes, it’s up to K.O. and his Lakewood Plaza friends to defeat Lord Boxman’s robot army and save the plaza. The game features quests, battles, levelling-up game mechanics and brawler-style combat.

Steven Universe: Save the Light is currently available in digital format on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game will be released for Steam for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX later this month. OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

Cartoon Network and Outright Games have also worked on Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and the recently released Ben 10, both games are now available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

From The Cartoon Network Games And Outright Games Press Release: Steven Universe: Save The Light And OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Retail Bundle Coming This Fall To PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Cartoon Network and Outright Games have revealed they will release a new boxed product exclusively at retail this fall featuring two of Cartoon Network’s top games in one package: Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes. The bundle will be available globally on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ on Oct. 30 in North America and Nov. 2 in Europe for $39.99/£34.99/€39.99.

Marking the first time these console titles will be available on Nintendo Switch, both Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes will also release as standalone titles in the Nintendo eShop on Oct. 30 for $24.99/£19.99/€24.99 and $19.99/£17.99/€19.99, respectively.

Developed by Grumpyface Studios with an original storyline crafted alongside series creator Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe: Save the Light is the sequel to the hit mobile RPG Attack the Light. Discover new and familiar characters on a journey through Beach City and beyond to stop a mysterious Gem new to the world of Steven Universe. Build your party of heroes from the show, level them up with new gear and abilities, and unleash mighty team attacks and Fusions in thrilling battles that blend real-time and turn-based elements.

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is an off-the-wall action RPG developed by Capybara Games with an original storyline made in collaboration with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes series creator Ian Jones-Quartey. When the diabolical Lord Boxman resets the card levels of every hero in Lakewood Plaza Turbo, a mall for heroes, it’s up to young K.O. to help his friends, defeat Boxman’s robot army and save the day. Smash and bash through ridiculous quests and hard-hitting battles featuring brawler-style combat, leveling up with new combo moves to prove yourself to the comical characters that call Lakewood Plaza home.

Steven Universe: Save the Light is currently available as a digital title on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, arriving on Steam for Windows and Mac later this month. OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is out now as a digital title on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Cartoon Network and Outright Games have previously partnered together on Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and Ben 10, both available now on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Find out more at www.outrightgames.com/SUKO.