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TELETOON Announces April 2010 Programming Highlights


Canada’s TELETOON network has announced their programming highlights for April 2010, including a marathon of Easter-themed Bugs Bunny episodes on Sunday, April 4, 2010, with an encore on April 5; the premiere of the new series Spliced! on April 1, 2010; and new episodes of Stoked and Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5.

The full press releases follow:


Toronto – There is no foolin’ on April 1 when the world premiere of TELETOON Original Production Spliced airs on Thursday, April 1 at 8:30 p.m. Also this month, the Force continues to dominate the TELETOON schedule as Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has its TELETOON premiere on April 3, followed by the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi on April 10.

TELETOON celebrates Easter with Basket of Bugs, a marathon of back-to-back Bugs Bunny programming airing on Sunday, April 4 with a second chance to catch it on Monday, April 5.
April 1 – 8
Entrée is a cow-pig-chicken-tuna-shrimp hybrid who sweats gravy. Princess Pony Apehands has the body of a gorilla, the head of a pony and the personality of a six-year-old girl. Mr. Smarty Smarts, a cross between a dolphin, a chimp and a Jack Russell Terrier, holds three internet degrees. In the unpredictable universe of Spliced, bizarre creatures like these are run-of-the-mill. A brand new TELETOON Original Production, the series follows a group of dim-witted mutants as they attempt to build a society after they are abandoned by the doctor who created them.
In the series premiere on Thursday, April 1 at 8:30 p.m., Mr. Smarty Smarts attempts to brainwash Peri (short for “Failed exPERIment number 13”), but ends up twisting fellow mutant Entrée’s mind instead. Viewers have a second chance to catch the episode on Sunday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m. Spliced moves to its regular time on Thursday, April 8, with all-new episodes airing Thursdays at 7 p.m. and again on Sundays at 7 p.m.
Leading up to the premiere of Spliced on April 1, 3 Hours of Really, Really, Really Awesome will feature a Johnny Test marathon, with 5 episodes of the hit series airing back-to-back from 6 p.m.
The Force is Everywhere continues on Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m. when Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is the TELETOON Big Ticket movie. Seeking to complete his Jedi training, Luke Skywalker goes in search of the mysterious Jedi Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, while Han Solo and Princess Leia struggle to outrun the pursuing Imperial Fleet. Released in 1980, the film celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Basket of Bugs fills up the TELETOON schedule on Easter weekend, April 2-5, with perennial favourites The Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie and Bugs Bunny’s 1001 Rabbit Tales airing back-to-back as of 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, with a second chance to catch the lineup starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 5. Friday, April 2 also features special programming, with The Man Called Flintstone, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, and Easter specials from Juniper Lee and Fat Albert airing back-to-back as of 9 a.m.

April 9 -15
In the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia must travel to Tatooine to free captive Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi airs on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, April 15, 3 Hours of Really, Really, Really Awesome features a new episode of Stoked. In the episode airing at 8 p.m., the groms ditch work, steal a bus and head into town for a surf festival. Unbeknownst to them, their boss is hot on their heels.

April 16 – 22
Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman star in the Canadian broadcast premiere of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, the TELETOON Big Ticket Movie on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Curious things start to happen when Mr. Magorium (Hoffman), the 243-year-old owner of a magical toy store, decides to leave the shop to his young apprentice (Portman).

New adventures continue in Action Force this April. In a new episode of Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, the Force enters a BattleZone where they must fight each other like gladiators. At 8:30 a.m., Cap learns that Wolverine never got his diploma and sends him back to the Xavier School to get his remaining credits in a new episode of The Super Hero Squad Show.
April 23 – 29
Fred, Wilma, Betty and Barney come to life in the TELETOON premiere of The Flintstones on Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. This 1994 live action film stars John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O’Donnell and Rick Moranis as the famous foursome.

On Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School is the Laugh Riot Movie. Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy sign on to become coaches at Miss Grimwood’s Finishing School, only to discover that what they thought was a school for girls is actually a school for ghouls. Tom and Jerry Tales follows the movie at 11 a.m. and a new episode of Camp Lazlo is up next at 11:30 a.m.

TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in over 7.8 million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment, with programming available on teletoon.com as well as On Demand, on Mobile TV and iTunes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)


April 2010

Programming Highlights


Toronto – Lion-O, Snarf and Cheetara are loose on TELETOON Retro as ThunderCats joins the schedule from April 4 with a special 24-hour marathon. The beloved series originally debuted in 1985 and has not aired in Canada for over a decade.

Starting at 6 p.m., TELETOON Retro devotes 24 hours to ThunderCats with the first 24 episodes of the series scheduled in two 12 hour blocks. On Monday, April 5, ThunderCats officially joins the TELETOON Retro schedule in its regular slot, Mondays at 6 p.m. As of April 12, the show will also air at 7 a.m. and midnight every Monday.

A Rankin Bass Production, ThunderCats follows a band of band of half-human, half-feline creatures that flee from their home planet, Thundera. As the last few remaining members of the Thundercat species, the group, led by Lion-O, attempt to build a life on “Third Earth” after Thundera is destroyed. On their new planet, Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, WilyKit, WilyKat, and Snarf encounter friendly Third Earth inhabitants such as the Ro-Bear Berbils, the Warrior Maidens and the Wallows. However, all is not peaceful on their new planet as the evil demon Mumm-Ra, regularly ventures from his home, the black pyramid, to try to destroy the Thundercats and steal the Sword of Omens.

Utilizing a mix of technology, science fiction and fantasy, the series was created by Tobin Wolf and featured the voices talents of Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Earle Hyman, Lynne Lipton and Peter Newman.

TELETOON Retro has given a new home to animated favourites such as Bugs Bunny, The Smurfs and Scooby-Doo. Offering a nostalgic throwback to timeless cartoons, the channel delivers new laughs with familiar friends like Tom & Jerry, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Woody Woodpecker. TELETOON Retro is now available on Access Communications (Ch. 271), Bell TV (Ch. 599), Bluewater TV Cable & Ex-Cen Cablevision (Ch. 64), Cable Axion (Ch. 247), Cable Cable Inc. (Ch. 508), CityWest Cable (Ch. 84), Cogeco Cable (Ch. 87), Compton Cable (Ch. 90), Execulink Cablecom (Ch. 130), Fraser Canyon Television Association (Ch. 45), Kincardine Cable (Ch. 301), Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV (Ch. 545), Mountain Cablevision (Ch. 390), MTS Allstream Inc. (Ch. 235), Rogers VIP (Ch. 284), SaskTel (Ch. 46), Shaw Cable (Ch. 67), Shaw Direct (Ch. 536), Source Cable (Ch.123), Vidéotron illico Digital TV (Ch. 159), Ward Cable TV (Ch. 545) and Westman Communications (Ch. 68).

Available in both English and French, TELETOON Retro presents classic cartoons all day, every day. A nostalgic throwback to favourites of the past, TELETOON Retro delivers new laughs with familiar friends over 6.6 million Canadian homes. TELETOON Canada brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels, TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, and TELETOON Retro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%).


April 2010

Programming Highlights


Toronto – Angelina Jolie shoots, kicks and swings her way onto the TELETOON at Night schedule in the network premieres of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on Thursday nights this April. Both films premiere as part of Femme Fatale Movie Month, a themed movie month that also features Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux, Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta and Halle Berry taking on the role of Storm in X-Men.
Superheroes protect the earth from total destruction on TELETOON at Night this April when Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, Ultimate Avengers 2 and The Invincible Iron Man air in the Friday Feature movie slot Fridays at 10 p.m.
Also in April, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II takes a shot at the Star Wars franchise, Stan Smith mistakes a refugee camp for a summer camp in American Dad and Fry finally has a shot with Leela in Futurama.
April 1 – 8
X-Men kicks of Femme Fatale Movie Month of Thursday, April 1 at 10 p.m. In this star-studded live-action film, Rebecca Romijn, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and Anna Paquin take on the roles of fearless female mutants Mystique, Storm, Jean Grey and Rogue.
When he accidentally sets off a chain of events that will lead to the resurrection of Mandarin, the evil emperor of an ancient Chinese dynasty, billionaire Tony Stark must protect the world as his new alter ego, Iron Man. The Invincible Iron Man, a 2006 animated film based on the Marvel Comics character, is the Friday Feature on Friday, April 2 at 10 p.m.

In the Femme Fatale Movie Month selection on Thursday, April 8 at 10 p.m., a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) joins forces with mysterious freedom fighter “V” (Hugo Weaving) to liberate Britain from a fascist regime in a dystopic near-future. V for Vendetta is based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
On Saturday, April 3, Seth Green and the rest of the Robot Chicken crew kick off the evening’s TELETOON at Night programming with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II at 10 p.m. Carrie Fischer, Conan O’Brien and Seth MacFarlane lend their voices to this twisted parody of the Star Wars universe.
April 9 -15
Four hundred years in the future, the majority of the human population has been wiped out and the survivors are ruled by a congress of scientists. Aeon Flux, a top operative in the underground rebellion, is sent to assassinate a government leader and uncovers a massive conspiracy along the way. Charlize Theron stars in Aeon Flux, the Femme Fatale Movie Month pick on Thursday, April 15 at 10 p.m.
On Friday, April 9 at 10 p.m., Ultimate Avengers: The Movie sees Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Wasp, Giant Man and Captain America join forces to save the world. This 2006 animated film is based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates.
In Futurama on Tuesday, April 13 at 9 p.m., Fry finally has a chance to win Leela’s heart when the Professor accidentally causes a disruption in time. Unfortunately, the Professor’s experiment also threatens the existence of the universe.

April 16 – 22
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight star in the TELETOON at Night premiere of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider on Thursday, April 22 at 10 p.m. Based on the popular video game, the film follows adventurer Lara Croft as she attempts to locate the Triangle of Light, a mysterious and powerful artifact, before it falls into the hands of a dangerous secret society.
When alien invaders threaten the mysterious land of Wakanda, the king of this isolated nation seeks help from the Avengers in Ultimate Avengers 2, the Friday Feature on April 16 at 10 p.m..
Stan accidentally sends Steve to a refugee camp instead of a summer camp, so he and Hayley travel half way across the world to bring him home in American Dad on Monday, April 19 at 10 p.m..
April 23 – 29
In the network premiere of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on Thursday, April 29, Croft is tasked with retrieving Pandora’s Box after it is stolen by evil scientist Jonathan Reiss. Starring Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler and Djimon Hounsou.

Tim Burton’s reimagining of Planet of the Apes is the Friday Feature on April 23 at 10 p.m.. Based on the 1968 film of the same name, Planet of the Apes follows astronaut Leo Davidson as he faces off against a planet full of vicious apes. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter.

TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in almost 8 million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment. After 9 p.m. TELETOON at Night offers smart and topical comedy shows aimed at teen and adult audiences. TELETOON is also available on teletoon.com as well as On Demand, on Mobile TV and iTunes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)

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