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Mega Man: Fully Charged gets launch details, Buddyfight Ace dub debuts

Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media have announced that Mega Man: Fully Charged will launch in the United States next month. The series is set to begin airing on Cartoon Network starting Sunday, August 5th. Ten episodes will also be available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms in the US commencing Friday, August 3rd. As for us Canadians? DHX says it’ll air on Family Channel (no longer first on CHRGD?) in the fall.

Here’s the show’s description: Continue reading

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Voltron: Legendary Defender to air on Family CHRGD

DHX Media’s Family CHRGD channel will air Voltron: Legendary Defender. A special presentation of the series is set for Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM, with the series officially running every weekday at 9:20 AM/1:30 PM/6:30 PM (all times eastern).

A re-imagining of World Event Production’s 1984-1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, itself a loose adaptation/combination of Toei Animation’s Beast King GoLion and later Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Legendary Defender debuted on Netflix in June 2016. The series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and WEP (with animation by Avatar/Legend of Korra’s Studio Mir in South Korea) has been greenlit for at least 78 episodes, of which 52 have been released to date. Its broadcast on Family CHRGD comes as a result of a production and distribution agreement between DHX Media and DreamWorks. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Comedy Gold goes to Wow! Unlimited; Beyblade Burst Evolution next month

We finally know which of Bell Media’s broadcast licenses will be relaunched as Wow! Unlimited’s new cable channel. In an interview with Canadian media industry publication Cartt.ca, Bell Media’s president Randy Lennox has revealed the company “horse-traded” Comedy Gold to the Canadian animation company. The channel came up in a discussion about the future of linear television in Canada. Continue reading

Ici Radio-Canada is running Chi’s New Address

Ici Radio-Canada premiered the first episode of Chi’s New Address, the 104-episode second season in Madhouse’s adaptation of Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home manga series, on Monday. The series airs weekdays at roughly 8:12AM, following that day’s episode of PJ Masks. You can catch episodes on the channel’s website and streaming platform.

Chi’s New Address debuted in Japan in 2009. Like the first series, France’s Toon Factory dubbed the series, though rather than using the new name, they continued branding the episodes Chi, une vie de chat (Chi, the life of a cat). Radio-Canada began airing the first season on September 5, 2016 in their original 3-minute short format. Continue reading

Curtain call for Yo-Kai Watch on Canadian TV?

Level-5’s Japanese sensation Yo-Kai Watch might be coming to an end on Canadian television. The show’s seventy-fourth episode, “Country Folk’ll Try Anything Once: The Electronics Store” is scheduled to air this Saturday at 2PM on Teletoon. Online schedules are indicating that’ll be the last time Yo-Kai Watch airs on the channel.

Next week, Turning Mecard’s fourteenth episode, “King of Beasts and Prince of the Forest” is set for Saturday at 2PM. Early scheduling claims that will now be the Korean robot cartoon’s home on the channel. New episode premieres for the series shift from Sunday to Saturday, with sixteen, “Urus, the Wandering Mecanimal” set for the 9th at 2PM. Episode fifteen will be Turning Mecard’s last Sunday premiere on the 3rd. Touching on Mecard for the last time, scheduling also indicates the show’s run on Cartoon Network Canada will conclude after episode thirteen airs on August 27th. Continue reading

Wow! Unlimited buys Bell cable channel in “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment”


Wow! Unlimited, the amalgamation of Rainmaker, Frederator, and Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment, teased acquisitions during the company’s announcement last fall and the first big one has been revealed. Yesterday afternoon, Wow! Unlimited struck a “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment” that will see the animation company purchase a cable channel from Bell Media. The new channel is tentatively titled Wow. The companies will also collaborate on various other initiatives, including providing content for Bell’s streaming services. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: World Trigger + Gintama dubs surface, DHX’s Mega Man, HMV closes its doors

With January’s insanity behind us, I’ve been granted a bit of a reprieve from long theatre listings. Well, at least until the spring triple header of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale and your name. hit. So until then, here are some smaller pieces of news that have caught my eye.

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First up, here’s an update to an article that went live back in June. Ocean’s dubs of World Trigger and Gintama have finally surfaced and it might surprise you where. Like most of their recent dubs, the voice cast for both shows source talent from Vancouver and Calgary/Edmonton. Continue reading

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