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Something fishy is going on with Adult Swim Canada

If schedule services are true, starting March 4th, Corus Entertainment’s Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network Canada will be no more. It’ll be replaced by more reruns of the channel’s daytime programming, like Ben 10 (2016) and Regular Show. The block launched alongside the channel in 2012, operating between 9PM and 6AM daily. In 2016, it was slashed to just three hours a day from 9PM to 12AM. The rest of Cartoon Network Canada’s overnight schedule moved to reruns of older titles not seen during the day, like Johnny Bravo. Continue reading

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Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Ultra Legends debuts on Teletoon in March, Pokémon Day on YTV

Called Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Ultra Legends, the 22nd season of the Pokémon anime will premiere in Canada on Teletoon starting Saturday, March 2nd at 12PM. Like the preceding batch, these episodes have been airing under the “Pokémon: Sun & Moon” banner in Japan since last fall. Teletoon is currently set to host season’s English-language debut. Continue reading

Nelvana, Sumitomo announce Geki Drive

Corus Entertainment’s Toronto-based Nelvana animation studio has announced the first tile from its collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation: Geki Drive. Inspired by a line of customizable racing car building kits from Bandai Spirits, a 52×11-minute 2D/3D hybrid animated series is now in development. The toys, which launched in Japan in January 2016, target boys six to eight, bringing them into a “world where drivers build, customize and compete in epic races to become the ultimate Geki racing team.” Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] II. lost butterfly

Aniplex of America and Cineplex have partnered up to bring the latest Fate/stay night film to theatres across Canada. Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] II. lost butterfly is the second entry in the trilogy of theatrical adaptations based on the third route of Type-Moon’s original visual novel. The film opened in Japan on January 12th. Aniplex will release the film in Canada and the United States this March. The first entry was screened in Canada in January 2018.  Continue reading

Family Channel to premiere third season of Miraculous in February

DHX Media’s Family Channel has announced that it will air the third season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir in Canada starting February 4th.

The third 26-episode season of ZAG’s CG-animated France-South Korea-Japan co-production began airing in Spain and Portugal last month, but this will be its English-television debut. Miraculous has been greenlit to run for at least 130 episodes, encompassing 5 seasons.

The series began airing on Family Channel on October 10, 2016. The second season started on February 16, 2018. The first two seasons of Miraculous continue to air in French Canada on Tele-Quebec. Continue reading

Aniplex confirms Canadian theatrical release for Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE II

Ending fears that the film’s big screen release would skip this country, Aniplex of America has confirmed that Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE II. lost butterfly will be released theatrically in Canada. The company previously partnered up with Azoland Pictures and Cineplex to release the first film in January 2018. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Beyblade Burst Turbo on Télétoon, Screechers Wild goes silent, French Canadian dub for Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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Beyblade Burst Turbo to air on Télétoon
Spin Master and Alpha Group settle Bakugan patent infringement case
Netflix streams French-Canadian dub of Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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