Created by Janice Karman, New Seasons to be Produced by Bagdasarian Productions in Collaboration with Technicolor Animation Productions, and Distributed by PGS Entertainment.
Bagdasarian Productions in association with Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) have recently announced the greenlighting of production for Season 5 (52 x11’) of the hit animated TV series, ALVINNN!!! & the Chipmunks, following new orders from broadcasters worldwide. PGS Entertainment, the global series distributor (excluding France), has secured Nickelodeon (for international channels including the U.S., excluding Brazil) and Telequebec (French) and Family Channel (English) in Canada.
Originally created in 1958, the Chipmunks are one of the largest family franchises in the world, with a multi-generational, international following. Janice Karman and her husband Ross Bagdasarian are the owners of the franchise and producers of the previous 80’s hit TV series, as well as of four blockbuster Chipmunk movies. Currently, the new series is being aired on more than 70 Nickelodeon channels internationally, as well as over 100 leading free-to-air platforms. Season 5 will commence production next month in France under the direction of Janice Karman, with co-producers Bagdasarian Productions and TAP sharing writing, producing, and directing responsibilities. Parenthetically, the family is celebrating the Chipmunks’ 60thAnniversary this year!
“We’re thrilled by the success of the series as well as the quality that improves with each season. Our new seasons will feature several multi-part Holiday episodes that enable us to expand our franchise in fresh new ways,” said the show’s creator, Janice Karman.
“We are proud and excited that Season 5 has been greenlit during the 60th anniversary celebration of the Chipmunks. Alvin is an evergreen property that has brought entertainment and joy to the whole family for generations,” said Sandrine Nguyen of TAP.
“ALVINNN!!! has proven to connect with boys and girls of all ages and delivers massive re-run performances. We are proud to continue being a part of this incredible rating success story and grateful that our partners keep coming back for more ‘munks,” said Philippe Soutter of PGS.
Presented in CGI-animation, ALVINNN!!! & the Chipmunks reflects the trials and tribulations of a single parent, David Seville, trying to raise six hyperactive Chipmunks. Like most parents, Dave’s patience will be pushed to the limit, forcing him to end many sentences with the iconic, “ALVINNN!!!” The series takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride of music, laughter, and stories geared to entertain the Chipmunks’ generations of fans. Each episode features a new, original Chipmunks song.
ALVINNN!!! & the Chipmunks is now guaranteed to be on-air with new episodes until at least 2022.