Spin Master and Nelvana sign Hachette Publishing for Bakugan book series in France

The global children’s entertainment company Spin Master and the children’s animated content distributor, Nelvana have struck up a partnership with Hachette Publishing to launch a new Bakugan book series in France.

The partnership will kick off this autumn with the release of two new titles: Le Bakugan Dore, which lands on bookshelves this month, and a second release to land in December this year.

“Building on the strong foundation our team has secured with prime broadcast placement on Gulli and Canal J and along with the support of Spin Master’s international roll-out of toys, we are excited to launch a new publishing programme for Bakugan in France with Hachette,” said Mellany Masterson, head of Nelvana Enterprises.

“Hachette’s leadership and expertise in publishing make them the perfect partner to bring the world of Bakugan to more fans in new ways.”

Season One, Bakugan: Battle Planets (100 x 11 min) and Season 2, Bakugan: Armored Alliance (104 x 11 min) currently air on Gulli weekdays at 4:35PM in France and on Canal J at 6:45PM.

Both seasons air on Cartoon Network in the US, and TELETOON in Canada, as well as on Cartoon Network in Spain, Italy, Middle East, Gulli, Canal J and M6 in Africa, Sony Pop in the UK, Super RTL in Germany, RTL in the Netherlands, Hungary, and Croatia, Nine GO! In Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Star in Greece, 1+1 in the Ukraine, PopTV in Slovenia, VMMa in Belgium, and SIA in Lithuania.

Spin Master launched Bakugan: Armored Alliance toys internationally this autumn after a successful launch in North America this past spring 2020. An additional wave of products will also launch internationally this coming Spring. Nelvana, who co-produces the series with Spin Master and TMS Entertainment, manages the franchise’s licensing programs in both France and Canada.

Bakugan: Armored Alliance (104 x 11 min) follows the adventures of Dan Kouzo and his best friends: the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious alien creatures known as Bakugan. The fate of not one but two planets rests in the hands of this new breed of Bakugan Brawlers.