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Teletoon bolsters its position as Canada’s animation station with four new original series

From a media release:

TELETOON continues to deliver the best in animated programming with a stacked fall schedule featuring four brand new Canadian original series: Bravest Warriors, Cupcake & Dino: General Services, Chop Chop Ninja, and Total Dramarama, as well as the debuts of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Super Dinosaur, and Transformers: Cyberverse. Additionally, new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Wishfart, Teen Titans Go! and many more, round out the fall slate. Plus, fans can catch full seasons of the animation station’s favourites and new episodes of hit series the day after the broadcast on TELETOON On Demand.

New Canadian Original Series

Starting off the fall season, follow the larger-than-life antics of Cupcake, a pastry with a Napoleon complex, and his fun-loving brother, Dino as they try to make a name for themselves in the super competitive general services business in Cupcake & Dino: General Services debuting Monday, September 3 with back-to-back episodes at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Following the premiere, the series will air Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET.

Then, the incredibly successful and popular digital-first series Bravest Warriors blasts onto TELETOON on Monday, September 3, launching with back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET. Produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and created by Pendleton Ward ofAdventure Time, the animated comedy set in the far future follows the adventures of teenaged heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens using the power of their emotions. After the premiere, the series will air Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET starting on Tuesday, September 4.

Plus, straight from the dojo, the sensei approved action-packed series Chop Chop Ninja kicks off on Saturday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The new show packs some serious punch as Iro, an exuberant young ninja, along with his three friends – fellow classmates at the Ninja Academy – protect his island home from a steady onslaught of treacherous and not so treacherous villains, in hopes of proving that he deserves the legendary title of Chop Chop Ninja.

Also, this fall beginning, Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Total Dramarama is the outrageous, unexpected and totally random prequel to Total Drama Island. The series re-introduces Total Drama Island cast members as four-year-olds in a daycare centre. While they might be small, their personalities aren’t. Inside these pint-sized bodies are hilariously familiar characters Duncan, Harold, Leshawna, Owen, Beth, Noah, Izzy, Jude, Cody, Bridgette, and Courtney, and they are not going down for their naps without a fight. Left in charge of this feisty bunch of four-year-olds is Total Drama Island’s scary but loveable Chef.


Preview: Wishfart shakes up Saturday mornings on Teletoon

I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. Scooby Doo, Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs Bunny and the Pink Panther were all mainstays at my house. Now, decades later, I’m adding a new one to my Saturday morning viewing: Wishfart.

Debuting this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Teletoon, the outrageous, hilarious Wishfart shakes up the airwaves in this country. After premiering in the UK, Italy, Africa and Belgium already—and headed to the Ukraine and Russia soon—Wishfart finally bows in its home and native land. It’s about time.

Created and produced by John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams, the founders of Wishfart Productions, each episode of the animated project focuses on Dez (voiced by Mac Haywood), a teen leprechaun who is just getting used to his wish-granting powers. Alongside his friends—a ghost named Akiko (Grojband‘s Stephany Seki) and a puffin named, well, Puffin (Flashpoint‘s Sergio Di Zio)—Dez tries to fix wishes that have gone horribly wrong, a.k.a. wishfarts.

In Episode 1, “Cartwheel, Cartwheel, Cartwheel,” Dez gets into major trouble when he grants Akiko her wish of becoming human again. She’s overjoyed to have feet and be able to feel things—she’s positively giddy when she licks a cactus and studs her tongue with thorns because she can register pain—but Dez’ actions have a disastrous effect. The King of the Underworld emerges and commands Dez to reverse the wish before it brings an end to the world. Wishfart‘s scripts are tight, the voice actors are stellar and the animation, while current, is definitely reminiscent of the classics I tuned in to. Check it out.

Wishfart airs Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Teletoon.

Image courtesy of Wishfart Productions.


Link: Len Cochrane, Pioneer of Canadian Kids TV, Dies at 71

From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: Len Cochrane, Pioneer of Canadian Kids TV, Dies at 71
Len Cochrane, Canada’s biggest impresario of kids TV, died Tuesday. He was 71.

Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Cochrane died Tuesday morning, with no word on the cause of death. Born in 1946, he retired from Corus in January 2014 as president of Teletoon Canada, the country’s cable kids channel that Cochrane launched on Oct. 21, 1997. Continue reading. 


DHX Media and Amazon Prime strike U.S. exclusive on new animated kids’ series, Looped

From a media release:

DHX Media (or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company, has licensed season one of its new animated comedy series Looped, exclusively for Amazon Prime members in the U.S to stream or download via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at www.amazon.com/primevideo. This original kids’ series will debut on Prime Video in the U.S. on July 25.

In addition, DHX Media will add five seasons of the classic children’s series The Busy World of Richard Scarry, the first season of the much-loved Madeline series, and the feature special Madeline Sing Along with her Friends, to the U.S. Prime Video catalogue, bringing more popular kids content to the catalogue for Prime members to enjoy.

Looped – Ever wish your life had a reset button, or you knew you were having a pop-quiz before it was popped? Wish you looked like a hero in front of that super cute girl, or knew the star quarterback’s moves before he did? Spoiler alert! In the new animated series Looped, Luc and Theo can do all those things and more. That’s because Luc and Theo are stuck in a time-loop where every day is the same Monday! Produced at DHX Studios and commissioned by TELETOON in Canada, the 2D-animated Looped is filled with the kind of silly and hilarious fun that kids 6-11 love. Looped is created by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios, award-winning veterans in the animation industry. (The pair created and directed Grojband. Kauffman also previously co-created Sidekick.)


Portfolio and Giggle Media developing MooFaLoo for Teletoon

From a media release:

Leading producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment and U.K-based Giggle Media are pleased to announce a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s TELETOON for a new comedy animation series, Invasion of the MooFaLoo! The kids 6-11 co-production comes hot on the heels of Portfolio-produced Freaktown, an upcoming series commissioned by TELETOON.

Invasion of the MooFaLoo! (26 x 11’), created by Steve Garratt, follows three genetically-modified, rocket-powered sheep – Fluffy, Byron and Telisa – as they fight to protect the world from the MooFaLoo, a race of alien monk cows who conquer planets with their duck-shaped battleships.