LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saban Brands announced today plans to provide fans with more Digimon Fusion than ever before! Following its fall 2013 debut on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, starting Jan. 25, the animated series and sixth season of the hugely successful Digimon franchise will join the Vortexx on The CW lineup, airing every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EST/PST. With exciting new fusion powers and endless battle possibilities, Digimon Fusion is the perfect addition to the Vortexx on The CW block.
New episodes of the series return to Nicktoons Monday, Feb. 17, with an all-day marathon followed by two brand-new episodes at 9:00 p.m. EST. The series will rollout weekly premieres in its regular timeslot starting Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m. EST.
“By making Digimon Fusion available on two different television networks and offering fans online promotions and a new online game, we are creating even more opportunities for fans to engage with the series,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “With the continued growth of the series, we are thrilled to be able to provide fans with more of Digimon Fusion’s adventure-packed digital world.”
The Digimon fun continues with master toy licensee, Bandai America, who has produced a product line including toys, trading cards and digital apps for the series. The new Digimon Fusion Collectable Card Game will be one of the first products broadly available for purchase to the public, starting Jan. 18. To celebrate the new card game, Saban Brands and Bandai are revealing card artwork through a “Tuesday FUSEday” online promotion running throughout January. Each week, three cards are being unveiled through a post on Digimon Fusion’s Facebook page. The first two cards are released directly via Facebook and a third “super rare” card is released via a link to the official Digimon Fusion website. All cards are housed on the Digimon Fusion Facebook page and are also available for viewing on the website once they are revealed. Additional Digimon Fusion products will be available for purchase beginning mid-February at various retailers.
Also coming soon to Digimon Fusion fans is “Digimon Fusion Shoutmon Smash,” a fun and addictive online game in which Shoutmon brings his ferociousness to smash out the enemies. The game will be available on DigimonFusion.com, MyVortexx.com and other websites around the world later this month.
About Digimon Fusion
Digimon Fusion is the all-new animated series and sixth installment of the Digimon franchise. The action packed series follows Mikey, a human boy, who is transported into the digital world and must team up with his new “Digimon” or “Digital Monster” friends to defeat evil once and for all. New fusion powers allow Digimon to combine and fuse, creating endless battle possibilities. A property of Saban Brands, Digimon Fusion airs Sundays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons and will launch on Vortexx on The CW on January 25, 2014. Visit www.digimonfusion.com for more information.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing, digital and finance. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Digimon Fusion, Julius Jr., Popples, Vortexx, Zui.com and The Playforge. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. On television, Vortexx provides programming, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. The nationally broadcast programming block reaches 110 million homes and features marquee titles such as Sonic X, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Justice League Unlimited. In addition to television, Vortexx offers a variety of online and mobile entertainment destinations that will keep kids entertained 24/7/365. Vortexx is an affiliate of Saban Brands. Learn more at MyVortexx.tv.
About Bandai America Incorporated
A leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future,” Bandai America Incorporated is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. The Bandai America brand family includes Power Rangers®, Ben 10™ and Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures™, among other boys, girls, preschool and hobby product lines. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc., an entity that resulted from the integration of Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan. Global interests encompass three strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Amusement Facility and Contents. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California. Find out more about our expertise in connecting with kids in fun and fresh ways at www.Bandai.com.
Nicktoons has the highest concentration of B2–11 across all television and offers programming such as the NFL RUSH ZONE franchise, Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Alien Dawn, the Dragon Ball franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Voltron Force, Monsuno, and the Power Rangers franchise as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids’ and animation lovers’ TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons currently reaches almost 68 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nicktoons and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).