Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) have recently approved production of the third and fourth season of hit kids’ series ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks, buoyed by a raft of new season orders from broadcasters. The list of broadcasters who ordered new seasons include France’s M6, PGST Entertainment, while PGS Entertainment, the global series distributor (excluding France) secured Nickelodeon (for international channels excluding Brazil), Super RTL in Germany and Globosat in Brazil for its kids Pay-TV service Gloob. The announcement was made by Bagdasarian Productions’ Ross Bagdasarian and TAP Managing Director Sandrine Nguyen.
PGS Entertanment also managed to snag several additional media partners, including North America’s TéléQuébec (French Canada); Europe’s Discovery/K2 (Italy), Neox (Spain), RTBF/OufTivi (French Belgium), Puls 2 (Poland), MTVA (Hungary) and LRT (Lithuania).
Production is expected to commence this fall in France, under the direction of anice Karman, with co-producers Bagdasarian Productions and Technicolor Animation Productions sharing all writing, producing and directing responsibilities.
“Janice was excited to create new adventures for The Chipmunks and Chipettes for our four generations of fans, and the incredible response to the series around the world only adds to that excitement,” said Ross Bagdasarian.
“We are delighted that M6, our first commissioning broadcaster, had the confidence to put the new CGI-animated series of ALVINN!!! into production, and given the enthusiastic response, it has clearly won over a whole new generation of fans around the world,” commented Nguyen.
“Seeing such an early commitment from all of our partners to produce more episodes shows the confidence we all have in ALVINNN!!!’s ability to deliver massive ratings, successful re-runs and ongoing success,” added Philippe Soutter at PGS.
ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks is the latest CGI-powered take on the iconic franchise, following the story of single parent David Seville as he raises six hyper-active and mischievous yet musically-gifted Chipmunks.
Janice Karman and her husband, Ross Bagdasarian, are the owners of the Chipmunks franchise and producers of the previous 80s hit TV series and the four blockbuster Chipmunk movies.
Source: Bagdasarian Productions