Spin Master has entered into a partnership to relaunch the popular worldwide franchise Bakugan, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
An all-new series, Bakugan Battle Planet, is slated for Cartoon Network in the U.S., EMEA, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as TELETOON in Canada. The animated show will follow a group of human children who befriend mysterious alien creatures. It will debut in North America in December 2018, and Latin America and EMEA in 2019.
The collaboration with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana also includes the development of toys and the formation of a joint production committee. 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, the company’s 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.”