Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, Spin Master-Corp and TMS Entertainment have announced the greenlight of Bakugan: Evolutions (26 x 22 mins) Season 4. New episodes of the anime adventure series are set to premiere in early 2022 in Canada on TELETOON and live and on demand on STACKTV through Amazon Prime Video Channels. Seasons 1-3 are currently available on Netflix in both Canada and the U.S., and Seasons 2 and 3 are available on STACKTV in Canada.
In Bakugan: Evolutions, the popular Bakugan heroes – including Drago, Trox, Pegatrix, Hydorous, Howlkor and Pharol – return stronger, faster, and better than ever. Odd occurrences begin to happen in the new action-packed season; elemental energy from Vestroia is seeping into Earth, creating strange phenomena, and causing Bakugan to rage out with excess energy! It’s not all bad though, as our heroes realize the Vestroian elemental energy is also causing elemental evolutions among our Bakugan. Along with new evolutions comes a new breed of elemental brawlers, propelling the Awesome Brawlers to adapt and in effect, take Bakugan brawling to a whole new level, unlocking even more awesome powers and evolutions. Once again, the fate of two worlds, Earth and Vestroia, rest in the hands of the Awesome Brawlers and their Bakugan partners.
“As the success of the Bakugan franchise continues to flourish globally, we’re excited to elevate our audiences’ experiences,” commented head of Nelvana Enterprises, Mellany Masterson “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 driving the battling toy segment and boasting over 20 signed licensees covering soft lines, home décor, and publishing. Most recently, Nelvana has signed on new licensees in France including Sun City (apparel) and Aymax (bedlinen), 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,” added Spin Master Entertainment president Jennifer Dodge. “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.”