The deal brings the 20th season of the Pokemon animated series, Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon, to the channel, as well as the next Pokemon animated film, Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. The movie will premiere on Monday, December 5, and viewers will receive a sneak peek at the first two episodes of the new animated season. The animated series will premiere in early 2017.
Pokemon: The Series had previously been broadcast on Cartoon Network, and The WB network before that.
The Pokemon TCG recently announced new additions to the game for February (see “More 'Sun & Moon' Releases for 'Pokemon TCG' in February”). VIZ Media continues to release manga and books in the U.S. for the property (see “ICv2 Interview: Viz's Kevin Hamric” and “'The Art of Pokemon Adventures' From VIZ Media”).
(See trailers for the movie and new season of the animated series below.)