Pokémon Animated Series and Movies Coming to Disney XD in the US Starting December 5th

THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES DISNEY XD WILL AIR POKÉMON ANIMATION IN THE US

New Season of the Popular Pokémon Animated Series and New Pokémon Animated Movie to Premiere on Disney XD in the US


Bellevue, WA—Thursday, November 17—The Pokémon Company International announced today a multiyear animation distribution deal with Disney XD, making the network the new home for Pokémon animated content in the US. Disney XD and its multiple platforms will air the 20th season of the popular Pokémon animated series and much of the Pokémon animation library, including 19 previous seasons consisting of over 900 episodes, plus 15 movies.

The upcoming season of the beloved Pokémon animated series, premiering on Disney XD in early 2017, will be titled Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon and will feature new characters and action-packed adventures that continue the great storytelling and narrative of the Pokémon universe. Disney XD in the US will also premiere the new feature-length animated film, Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, on Monday, December 5, when viewers will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming season with the debut of the first two episodes.

“During our 20-year celebration, fans' appetite for Pokémon is at an all-time high, and The Pokémon Company International is thrilled to join forces with Disney XD as the new home for Pokémon animation in the US,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president at The Pokémon Company International. “Disney XD is the perfect way to deliver Pokémon animation to kids and fans across the country on its multiple platforms.”

Pokémon animated content currently airs on Disney XD in Europe. Additional air dates for Pokémon animated content on Disney XD in the US will be announced at a later date.

Fans can view a new trailer for Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon here: https://youtu.be/5XgjmXLwe18.

Fans can view a new full-length trailer for Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel here: https://youtu.be/IBbCZgQBzK4.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

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