It is being reported that Disney XD has acquired the US broadcast rights for airing the upcoming ‘Max Steel‘ CGI animated series. The ‘Max Steel‘ series is an update to the three season (2000–2002) and direct-to-video series that was based on the Mattel action figure line. Now Mattel and FreeMantle Enterprises are bringing it back with a 26-episode CGI series which will start airing in spring of 2013. (Source: TBI Vision)
Disney XD has acquired animated action series Max Steel. Disney’s boy-skewing channel has taken US rights and will also have the series Central and Eastern Europe, South and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.
Producer and distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has also sold the series, a reboot of an earlier animated series based on a Mattel action figure, to Cartoon Network and Boing in Italy, Lagardère in France and Canal Panda in Portugal.
Cartoon Network has already taken pan-Latin rights and FME has also now sold it to Turner Broadcast Systems across Asia-Pacific in a multi-territory deal covering Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Sander Schwartz, president, Kids & Family Entertainment FME, added, “In addition to having our ideal broadcast partner in the U.S. with Disney XD coming on board, we’re delighted that Max Steel has found a home in so many territories around the world.”
The new 26x30mins CGI series is produced by FME, Mattel and NerdCorps. The show will launch around the world from next spring.
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