Bagdasarian Productions’ Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks, produced in collaboration with Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP), recently polled by Mediametrie as the number-one series of the decade in Europe, has announced an agreement with the Disney Channel in Spain to broadcast the four seasons already produced as well as three upcoming seasons, totaling 364 episodes of 11 minutes. This commitment will make Disney Channel the free-to-air home of The Chipmunks in the territory until at least 2029. This deal, secured by PGS Entertainment, the international distributor (excluding France and US), marks the first licence with the network for the Alvin series.
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 Alvinnn!!! series, created by Janice Karman, is being aired on more than 70 Nickelodeon channels internationally, as well as over 100 leading free-to-air platforms. Season 5 has recently gone into production with all first-run partners on-board, including Nickelodeon (for international channels including the US, excluding Brazil), Super RTL in Germany, Gloob in Brazil, and Telequebec (French) and Family Channel (English) in Canada.
“The Disney name is synonymous with quality content and we are proud to be a part of that family in Spain,” said Ross Bagdasarian of Bagdasarian Productions.
“We are very happy to be able to include Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks to Disney Channel’s content catalogue in Spain. We know it is a beloved franchise and we are sure that it will be very well received by our audience,” says Inés Ramos, programming and acquisitions director, kids and family, The Walt Disney Company Iberia
“Alvinnn!!! became the number-one animated show in Europe on free-to-air platforms and we are excited to continue building the franchise in Spain with our friends and partners at Disney," 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.