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Tenkai Knights premieres on Teletoon September 28

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Produced by Spin Masters, Shogakukan Productions, and Studio Bones Tenkai Knights aims to be the next big boys action brand. The show launched in the US on August 24th, and now Teletoon has announced that they’ll being broadcasting the series just under a month later. Premiering on Saturday, September 28th at 2PM ET/PT, the network will air four back-to-back episodes, with an encore scheduled for the next day starting at 7AM. From then on the show will premiere on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM. Teletoon describes the plot of the 52 episode series as:

Teenagers Guren, Ceylan, Chooki, and Toxsa were not planning on being heroes when they accidentally stumbled into an inter-dimensional portal. Ripped through space and time, the boys reemerged on a different world as shape-shifting robots. Known as Bravenwolf, Tributon, Lydendor, and Valorn, they have become the legendary Tenkai Knights! Now they must battle the evil Vilius and his henchmen to help save the world of Quarton.

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Teletoon’s Fall 2013 highlights features super heroes and annoying oranges

Annoying-Orange-Million-ClonesThis could be the final time I write up a preview of Teletoon’s Fall highlights separately. Surprisingly that may not have anything to do with my general indifference towards the Canadian children’s networks. Some of you may be aware that Astral Media, 50% co-owner of the Teletoon related networks (Teletoon, Teletoon Retro, Cartoon Network Canada and their French feeds) is in the midst of being purchased by Bell Media. As a result of this sale Astral will be selling their 50% share in the Teletoon related businessess to Corus Entertainment, the company that owns the other 50% of the networks. Corus also owns YTV, Treehouse, and Nickelodeon Canada with their press releases typically handled all under a “Corus Kids” umbrella rather than channel specific programming highlights. Assuming Corus integrates the Teletoon networks under that brand they might just be included with the others in the future. Then again Teletoon at Night, and Adult Swim feature some very non-child friendly programming …

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Télétoon Rétro adds UFO Robot Grendizer aka Goldorak

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The French Teletoon Retro feed will be adding Go Nagai’s Grendizer this September. The third entry in the Mazinger franchise dates back to 1975 with the show’s 74 episode run concluding in 1977. A French dub of the show began broadcast in Quebec in the 1980s under the title of Goldorak. Carole Bonneau, Vice President Programming at Télétoon Rétro has said that the show was often requested for the network. Grendizer follows Duke Fleed, a survivor of the Vega Star raised on Earth as he fights back against the Vega invasion with his titular robot.
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Teletoon greenlights new Inspector Gadget series

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DHX Media and Teletoon have announced that a new Inspector Gadget animated series will be airing on the Canadian animation station as early as late 2014. Little has been revealed about the show other than the fact that it’ll be animated with CG visuals. While it appears Gadget’s nemesis Dr. Claw will be tossed aside for his nephew, and Gadget’s niece Penny will be aged up a few years the show aims to stay true to its roots according to Alan Gregg, Teletoon’s director of original content. Here’s the full plot synopsis from the press release:

MAD Agents, look out! Criminals, beware! Bystanders … take cover! Inspector Gadget is back to battle Dr. Claw with all-new gadgets – and all-new gadget-related chaos. But the loveable, bumbling, accidentally-destructive Inspector is not alone in the fight to take down MAD. His ever trusty police-dog, Brain, is still by his side and he’s getting extra crime-fighting help from his new partner, Inspector-in-training Penny. With MAD more powerful than ever and with the arrival of Dr. Claw’s evil-genius (and totally crush-worthy) nephew, Penny and Brain will need to use every ounce of their training to keep the world safe from Dr. Claw … and Gadget.

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Thundercats 2011 picked up by Teletoon, sneak peek this Friday

Despite the fact that by this point, Studio 4C and Warner Brothers Animation’s Thundercats reboot has already been canceled Teletoon have announced that they’ve picked up the 26 episode series. A special sneak peek this Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The show isn’t scheduled for a broadcast within the rest of November, so expect a December start date at the earliest. This acquisition isn’t exactly shocking news given Teletoon airs pretty much everything WBA produces, and Teletoon Retro has already aired the original series. Teletoon’s just a little late to the party is all. Continue reading

The Teletoon family of networks announce their Fall 2012 highlights

It’s that time of year again where I make a big fuss about little things! Teletoon and its related sister channels announced their Fall 2012 lineup yesterday. As per the norm I’ll go through some highlights for each network/major block and then offer my opinion on the situation as a whole. We’ll start off with the network that started it all, Teletoon: Continue reading

There goes those Toonami dreams

Remember when I got all excited over the prospects of original content on Toonami? Well, I was wrong. Jason Demarco, vice president of strategic marketing and promotions for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim said this in regards to that press release:

That was PR-speak that ended up being confusing. Sorry about that. NO ORIGINALS. Just new acquisitions.

Well, that makes Toonami Canada less of a guarantee. The New Toonami will be a low budget affair which makes the lack of original programming understandable.

Toonami’s back, but what does that mean for us?

As American anime fans have probably heard by now, [adult swim] is bringing back Toonami as a rebrand for their Saturday night 12AM-6AM action block after a successful April’s Fools prank. The new Toonami will begin May 26, with a slightly disappointing lineup (which is certainly subject to change) consisting of older [adult swim] programming repackaged with a new brand. But that may just be for the interim as their press release reads this: Continue reading

Teletoon and Turner partner up to bring Cartoon Network to Canada

First it was Nickelodeon Canada, then it was Disney XD Canada, and now it’s the long awaited – Cartoon Network Canada. Teletoon and Turner Broadcasting have announced a brand new partnership that will see Teletoon and its sister channels become the exclusive home to Cartoon Network, and [adult swim] programming, alongside 2000 half hours of classic Cartoon Network, and [adult swim] content. But that’s not all, together the two have announced a brand new ad-supported digital specialty channel called… Cartoon Network! How original! How Canadian! Continue reading

CRTC approves “Teletoon Kapow!”

Throw this one in the “guessed that right” pile, in an entirely unsurprising decision, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission have approved Corus Entertainment, and Astral Media’s license for a Category 2 comic book themed Teletoon spinoff. The CRTC’s license runs until August 31, 2018 but has a clause where if the channel has not launched within 4 years, or at the very least, has shown the intent to launch, the license will expire. I’m thinking this one will be more like ABC Spark, and less like The Anime Channel. Continue reading

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