Produced by Bagdasarian Productions and Ouido! Productions, the series will debut on Nickelodeon’s international channels in 2015.
PARIS -- Brand management company PGS Entertainment announced that Nickelodeon will air the brand new CG-animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks on more than 70 Nickelodeon channels internationally (excluding North America and Brazil). The series, created by Janice Karman, and produced by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions, has been picked up for two seasons (104 episodes X 11 min) and will debut on Nickelodeon’s international channels in early 2015.
“Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks is a property loved by fans around the world so we’re delighted to bring this re-imagined series to a whole new generation of kids,” commented Jules Borkent, SVP, Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks. “The new franchise will feature the fun-filled adventures of the Chipmunks and complement Nickelodeon’s existing line-up of funny, smart and entertaining kids’ content airing internationally.”
“We are working on an amazing roll out for the property and we are excited to team up with Nickelodeon as a great home for the show,” said PGS Entertainment president Philippe Soutter. “Nickelodeon’s commitment for 104 episodes shows their dedication to making the show big and we are confident that the audience will be surprised and delighted with the new series. Featuring Alvin, Theodore, Simon and the Chipettes, it’s a contemporary spin on the classic that is destined to win over a new generation of fans.”
The new series will mark the return of the franchise to television after 20 years in an all new CG-animation that will offer a fresh look at the classic adventures of Alvin, Theodore, Simon and the Chipettes. In addition, each new episode will feature a new, original song produced by Bagdasarian.
“The TV series offered Janice and me the creative freedom to create stories and explore The Chipmunks and Chipettes distinct personalities in ways that our movies don’t allow,” said Ross Bagdasarian. “And having an original song in each episode enables us to showcase a multitude of musical styles. Janice and I are overwhelmed by the incredible response to the series.”
PGS Entertainment represents the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks TV series around the world, excluding the U.S. and France. The series was commissioned by M6 in France.
Source: PGS Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.