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Bakugan: Battle Planet launches this December

After years of tiny morsels of information, Canadian toy/media company Spin Master has finally, formally announced Bakugan: Battle Planet, the relaunch of their once hugely successful anime brand. The new show will launch this December in North America, with Latin America, Europe and other markets receiving it in 2019. The toyline will debut in North America in Q1 2019, with international debuts following in the second quarter. The series will air on Cartoon Network in the U.S., EuropeMiddle East & AfricaLatin AmericaAustralia and New Zealand. In Canada, Teletoon will air Bakugan: Battle Planet.
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Beyblade Burst Turbo to debut on Teletoon this October [Update 10/7/18]

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The third entry in the Beyblade Burst anime franchise is almost here. TV Passport has listed a Teletoon broadcast of Beyblade Burst Turbo set to begin on Sunday, October 7th at 2PM.  Zap2it suggests a rerun for the following Saturday in the same slot. It seems the series will mirror Transformers Cyberverse’s pattern on the channel, where premieres air on Sundays, with an encore the next Saturday. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us


Following the success of last year’s I Choose You, The Pokémon Company is bringing the 21st feature film in the franchise to Canadian theatres. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, is the second in a rebooted film series that’s self-contained from the never ending television show. The movie opened in Japan last July. All North American screenings will be presented in an English dubbed format. Continue reading

Season 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V heads to Télétoon, Anatane on Unis

The second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V is set to air on French Canadian television. Episode 50, “Duel contre Declan” is scheduled to debut on Télétoon on October 6th at 1PM. New episodes will air on Saturdays and Sundays.

Becoming just the second series in the franchise to air on television in French Canada, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V debuted on Télétoon on July 22, 2017. The channel had been airing reruns of the show since the first season’s finale on January 27th. Arc-V ran on Teletoon in English Canada between July 24, 2015 and June 22, 2018. The channel is now airing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Continue reading

Nelvana, OLM’s D.N. Ace gets first image

Courtesy of media promotion site Eyes on Canada, we’ve got our first look at D.N. Ace, the upcoming Nelvana, Wexworks Media and OLM animated series headed to Teletoon. Glancing at the image, it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out the show will be animated domestically utilizing Toon Boom. The listing also reveals some of the show’s Toronto voice cast, which includes Lyon Smith, Samantha Weinstein and Juan Chioran.
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Odds & Ends: The Simpsons’ 30th season finds new home in Canada, Cyberverse on YTV, Perfect Blue in Toronto


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The Simpsons moves to Citytv
Nelvana partners with Cinedigm on new DVDs
YTV to run Transformers Cyberverse
Difuze acquires French dubbing studios
Perfect Blue screens in Toronto

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CraveTV adds “Wow! World” programming, including ReBoot, Spider Riders

While most of the focus has been on their upcoming linear channel, Wow! Unlimited Media’s partnership with Bell Media was intended to provide content for the latter’s streaming services. The first wave of that programming has arrived, as CraveTV has launched a new “Wow! World” category featuring material aimed at preschoolers and older kids. Continue reading

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