The BAKUGAN craze continues as the hit anime series is now ready to air on a number of Cartoon Network channels internationally, Nelvana Enterprises announced today in advance of MIPTV.
The action-adventure series aimed at boys aged 6 to 11 is already a broadcast and consumer products phenomenon in Japan and Canada, and premiered on Cartoon Network in the U.S. on February 24.
Under the new agreement, the series is available for broadcast on Cartoon Network channels in the U.K., Europe (excluding Spain), Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan. Launch dates in specific territories as applicable will be announced in the coming months.
BAKUGAN follows the adventures of Dan and his fellow Battle Brawlers as they use strategy and skill to unleash their Bakugan power and save Vestroia and Earth from destruction.
The series is a co-production from Nelvana Enterprises, Spin Master, Sega Toys, TMS Ent., Japan Vistec and Sega Corporation, with animation by Japan Vistec and TMS Ent.
The companion toy line features collectible BAKUGAN spheres that transform into "battle brawling" action figures when rolled onto special game cards