Ending A 16 Year Run On YTV, Pokémon Heads To Teletoon

It looks like Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal‘s Teletoon premiere was foreshadowing something yet to come. Ending a run that started in 1998, YTV has pulled Pokémon and the rest of its anime programming from its lineup. This includes shows like Beyraiderz, Digimon Fusion, B-Daman Crossfire and the aforementioned Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. That would usually be bad news but along with Power Rangers: Super Megaforce, most of those shows are moving to Teletoon.

Yep, the group of shows I once unofficially dubbed the “Super Anime Lineup” is now the domain of Canada’s animation station. Starting this Saturday, the channel’s lineup will be the following:

12:00 PM Pokemon “Mega Revelations”
12:30 PM Power Rangers Super Megaforce “Silver Lining”
1:00 PM Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL “Put to the Test: Part 1”
1:30 PM Transformers Rescue Bots “Road Trip”
2:00 PM Beyblade: Metal Masters “The Furious DJ Battle!?”

All times EDT.

Seemingly to celebrate the occasion, Teletoon will air Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the eighth theatrical Pokémon film, at 2:30 PM this Saturday.

B-Daman Crossfire and Digimon Fusion aren’t currently on Teletoon’s schedule. That’s not a surprise given the shows ran through what looks like a 26-episode order on YTV. I imagine Beyblade: Metal Masters is just a placeholder for the eventual premiere of Beywarriors: Cyborg, the latest Beyblade spinoff.

YTV’s schedule is heavy on comedic programming, so having a handful of actions shows kind of broke up the flow. With YTV’s parent company, Corus Entertainment, now owning the more action-friendly Teletoon, this move makes sense. It also marks a new era for a channel that hasn’t really aired anime in a very long time. Does this open the door to Teletoon airing older-youth oriented programming from Japan? Well, it certainly can’t close that door.

As for Teletoon’s fall highlights, meh.

Via: Zap2it
Thanks, Gajan!

    • Charles Martin
    • September 4th, 2014

    It’s interesting to note that Teletoon is also airing “Pokémon: Advanced” on weekdays. Could this be related to the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? It seems the most likely, since they could have just as easily aired “Pokémon: Indigo League” instead.

  1. hmmm YTV sucks 0.0

    • ambimunch
    • September 5th, 2014

    Oh waw so even Pokemon got pulled :S

    • beckey47
    • September 6th, 2014

    I’m actually pretty disappointed, because before now, Pokemon was the last show (well, maybe tmnt, too) that kept me on YTV. And I really dislike most of the programming and commercials on Teletoon…it just seems strange, especially after all this time. :/
    At least it’s still on where I can find it though. I just hope they keep YTV’s habit of sometimes playing episodes from older generations.

    • ninpu
    • September 6th, 2014

    is attack on tittan gonig to be on ytv?

      • Charles Martin
      • September 6th, 2014

      For now, no. While Teletoon may be the Canadian counterpart of Cartoon Network, it seems highly unlikely right now that a Toonami block will be brought over.

    • ninpu
    • September 6th, 2014

    hey lets start a petition to bring back anime on ytv

  2. Reblogged this on Life as a Kewpie Doll and commented:
    That sucks! =(

    • ambimunch
    • September 10th, 2014

    Today, Sep 10th 2014, marks the 10th “Anniversary” of Bionix. That’s right, it launched on Sep 10th 2004. It is very hard for me to believe a decade already went by. When I think back to where I was then and now, I realize how many things already happened in that time span. Happy birthday Bionix (even though you’re gone lol), you were definitely the highlight of my childhood and YTV in the last decade overall

    • ninpu
    • September 12th, 2014

    why bionix was canceled

    • Anime-Ash
    • October 26th, 2014

    Looks like Teletoon will be premiering Pokemon The Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction, Sunday November 9 at 1:00pm. Cartoon Network hasn’t announced a date yet so this may be the World English Dub Premiere!! Be sure to post this in the Facebook group

    • Do you have a source for that? Zap2it just lists a generic “Movie” title for that slot and Teletoon’s website isn’t working for me.

      edit: I see it in their November PR. Whoops.

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