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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

Kabillion gives us a taste of English Scan2Go

MoonScoop Entertainment’s (the Code Lyoko people) Video on Demand service Kabillion is currently streaming the first three episodes of Scan2go, a new anime series licensed by Cookie Jar Entertainment. The series is actually global co-production spanning from the Middle Eastern toy company NewBoy, Korean broadcasting company SBS, Korean Stone Bridge Capital, to Japan’s d-rights. The show follows Kaz Gordon, the leading Scan2Go driver on Earth attempting to put his planet on the galactic racing map. The show’s directed by The show’s English version was produced by Calgary’s own Blue Water Studios, and stars some of the cast from the recent Card Fight Vanguard English dub (which you can see here). It has already secured a broadcast in the US via Cartoon Network, though a Canadian broadcast partner is pending. Bratz toy maker MGA Entertainment has been tapped as the show’s toy licensee in North, and Latin America. Check out the first episode, “Going for Number 1″: 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

Beyblade: Metal Masters marathon this Saturday, Beyblade: Metal Fury’s loaded for 2012

This image reminds me of that one time YTV aired a promo for Beyblade G-Revolution that had Japanese dialog

In support of another Beyblade contest (that includes a chance to represent Canada in the Beyblade World Tournament), YTV will be forgoing the regular Saturday 10AM-12PM programming for a special presentation of 5 new back-to-back Beyblade: Metal Masters episodes. With this marathon, YTV’s broadcast of the show will be at episode 18, and will in fact be ahead of Cartoon Network’s broadcast in the United States by a single week. You’d expect that to be the norm given YTV helps produce the show, but hey. Continue reading

Adventure Time premieres on Teletoon this Sunday

Adventure Time makes its long awaited debut on Teletoon this Sunday.

After a wait that was way too long, the adventures of Finn and Jake finally premiere on Teletoon this Sunday at 6PM EST (from the week after, and onwards it will air at 6:15PM). The duo have become a staple on original network Cartoon Network in the US, as it appears their off the wall antics have struck a cord with audiences. Unsurprisingly Teletoon is hoping to emulate the success by bundling the show in a block dubbed “3 Hours of Awesome” with the following schedule:

6-6:15 p.m. ET/PT – Johnny Test
6:15-6:30 p.m. ET/PT – Adventure Time
6:30-6:45 p.m. ET/PT – Jimmy Two-Shoes
6:45-7 p.m. ET/PT – The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
7-7:15 p.m. ET/PT – Johnny Test
7:15-7:30 p.m. ET/PT – Chowder
7:30-7:45 p.m. ET/PT – Jimmy Two-Shoes
7:45-8 p.m. ET/PT – Camp Lazlo
8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Total Drama World Tour (Adventure Time at 8 p.m. and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack at 8:15 p.m. ET/PT as of May 1)
8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Stoked (Total Drama World Tour as of May 1)

Anyways, for those not entirely familiar with the show, here’s a brief summary provided by Teletoon:

The series follows Finn, the human boy with the awesome hat and his friend Jake, the wise dog, as they embark on a series of strange and unique adventures in the land of Ooo. Whether it’s an Ice King kidnapping a princess or ninjas stealing diamonds from an old man, one thing is always certain – it’s Adventure Time!

Thanks to Mohji of the forums for pointing this out.

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