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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! on Teletoon/Télétoon this month

Following a wide theatrical release early last month, the twentieth Pokémon theatrical feature will hit the Canadian small screens. Both the English and French Teletoon feeds will run it as part of their Christmas break schedule. According to TV Passport, the movie will air on Télétoon in Quebec on December 26th at 9:30AM and 4PM. English Canada will get the movie on December 27th at 7AM, 12PM and 6PM. Sandwiched between the screenings are repeat episodes of Pokémon The Series: Sun & Moon which run until 9PM.

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Odds & Ends: go90 streams Transformers internationally; Your Name. hits home video charts; Viceland Canada in doubt

Transformers: Combiner Wars is a 2016 Machinima produced web series animated by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan. It’s also widely considered to be one of the worst pieces of animated Transformers fiction ever created. In the United States, the series was initially streamed exclusively through go90, a Verizon owned ad-supported streaming platform that only operates in the country. Internationally, Machinima temporarily made it available on their YouTube channel. Hasbro has since uploaded it to their YouTube channel.

Combiner Wars is just part one of what’s being described as the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy. The second season, Titans Return, launched on go90 last month. Just go90. Globally. But don’t go to go90.com, because you’ll just get a message saying the service isn’t available outside the US. Continue reading

Bakugan reboot to launch within the next two years

Back in 2015, Toronto-based toy company Spin Master announced that they were developing a reboot of Bakugan. Carried by an anime series produced by TMS Entertainment and Nelvana, the boys action franchise meant big business between 2007 and 2012. Bakugan centred around a game played with plastic marbles that would transform when rolled over a metal card. Since that revival tease two years ago, Spin Master’s been silent about their plans for the franchise, but have just recently shared a tiny morsel of information. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower

Azoland Pictures, Aniplex of America, and Cineplex are bringing Type-Moon’s Fate franchise to theatres in Canada this upcoming January. The theatrical project, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel], adapts the original visual novel’s third play route. The first of a planned trilogy, presage flower opened in Japan on October 17, 2017. It launched nationally in the US last weekend, on November 17th. The second entry, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly, is scheduled to debut in Japan sometime in 2018.

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Canadian Theatrical News: Blade of the Immortal

Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing label and Pacific Northwest Pictures are bringing Takashi Miike’s live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal manga series to select Canadian cinemas this month. The film stars Takuya Kimura and Hana Sugisaki. The script was written by Tetsuya Oishi, with a score from Koji Endo. It launched in Japan on April 29, 2017.

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Nelvana partners with Wexworks, Dentsu and OLM on D.N.Ace

Nelvana has greenlit a new animated series heading to Teletoon called D.N.Ace. The show is from the mind of Matthew Wexler, who previously worked at Spin Master on Bakugan (which Nelvana co-produced), Tenkai Knights and Paw Patrol. His Toronto-based company, Wexworks Media, created the concept and he’ll remain onboard as the executive producer.

The series follows curious, adventure-loving, mischief-making, proudly nerdy, 12-year-old Ace Ripley who suddenly learns he holds an incredible ability to manipulate DNA by fusing the genes of a living thing with any other thing, to create something entirely new. The hero-in-the-making uses his newfound power to create ridiculous, amazing, and even terrifying mash-ed up creatures, and tries to save his town from total chaos while trying to have the time of his life.

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Beyblade Burst Evolution on Teletoon this weekend [Updated 11/4/2017]


By “next month,” it seems Sunrights really meant the next weekend. Multiple on-air Teletoon promos have surfaced claiming the channel will premiere Beyblade Burst Evolution on Saturday, November 4th at 2:30PM EST. The channel’s online schedule is currently listing a rerun of the tenth episode from the first season in that slot, so we’ll have to see how that shakes out. Continue reading