PR: More Movies and Action This April on Teletoon
MORE MOVIES AND ACTION THIS APRIL ON TELETOON
Toronto – Wet weather won’t worry TELETOON viewers this April as the animation network airs top shows including new episodes of Ricky Sprocket as well as the action-packed Chaotic and Bakugan. This month TELETOON Presents entertains the whole family with movies starring the crime-fighting canine, Scooby-Doo as well as Tom and Jerry. Also this April, feathers will be flying as the Chop Socky Chooks return to TELETOON to defend the inhabitants of Wasabi World. For highlights for the post 8:30 pm schedule for teen and adult programming, please see The Detour on TELETOON April highlights release.
Sunday Morning Means Action
Sunday morning is no time to sleep in as back-to-back action takes over TELETOON from 7 am ET/PT. starting-off with Loonatics Unleashed, fans of fast-paced battles and super-powered game play can get their fill as new episodes of the multi-platform Chaotic at 8:30 am mark the beginning of over two hours of fresh action with new episodes from adrenaline fuelled shows such as Ben 10 at 9 am, Class of the Titans at 9:30, DI-GATA Defenders at 10 rounding-off with Bakugan at 10:30 am ET/PT.
TELETOON Presents in April
Family films this month are a bit furry as Tom and Jerry as well as Scooby-Doo star in six TELETOON Presents titles. Also this month audiences have a chance to catch the feature-length Ben 10: secret of the Omnitrix and Re-Animated, a mix of live action and animation.
If Sunday is the time for action then Saturday is definitely the time for Scooby-Doo with TELETOON Presents bringing great family films starring the greatest of all Great Danes to televisions each Saturday morning at 9 am ET/PT. On April 5, Scooby and the gang discover that all is not as it seems at surfing competition in Hawaii in Aloha Scooby-Doo. It is horror on the high seas in Scooby-Doo! In Pirates Ahoy! On April 9 while Shaggy and Scoob aren’t the only ones out to satisfy their appetites in Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire on April 19. The last Scooby movie of the month on April 26, sees Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy enter a girls finishing school and try to avoid being finished-off themselves in Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
Tom and Jerry Time
The quarrelsome cat and mouse team up for two movies this month. On Saturday, April 5 at 5 pm ET/PT the two are forced to team up and take on a variety of foes when they are made homeless in Tom & Jerry: The Movie. On April 12, also at 5 pm, the duo takes part in a swashbuckling pirate adventure in Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers.
For those who missed the Canadian premiere in March. Re-Animated airs again on April 19 at 5 pm ET/PT. Combining live-action and cartoons, Re-Animated follows Jimmy Roberts, a twelve-year-old boy who can see cartoon characters in the real world after undergoing a brain transplant.
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
There’s another chance to enjoy the activities of the transforming 10-year-old in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, the Ben 10 animated movie on April 26 at 5 pm ET/PT. Ben searches for the creator of his alien watch, the Omnitrix, before the powerful device causes catastrophic destruction.
Retro Hour Remix
The TELETOON Retro hour undergoes a change this month when The Road Runner Show and Scooby-Doo take over the line-up bringing classic Looney-Tune shorts and Scooby-style shenanigans to televisions each weekday evening from 7:30 pm ET/PT. The new-look George of The Jungle swings on to television screens before the TELETOON Retro hour at 7 pm ET/PT every weeknight.
Home Grown Hits
Audiences can catch choice Canadian animation on TELETOON as the new series Fred’s Head continues with fresh episodes every Sunday night at 8 pm ET/PT. New episodes of the super showbiz, Ricky Sprocket air on Saturdays at 12:30 and Sundays at 1 pm ET/PT. Audience favourite, 6TEEN, following six teenagers working and hanging out at the mall, airs Monday to Friday at 6 pm ET/PT with a back-to-back presentation of two episodes on Sunday night also at 6 pm. A co-production with Aardman Animation in the U.K. (Wallace and Gromit), Chuckie Chan, Chick P. and KO Joe return to TELETOON in the CGI kung-fu comedy, Chop Socky Chooks each Saturday at 11 am at 8 pm ET/PT as well as on Sunday mornings at 6:30 am ET/PT.
TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in over 7.3 million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment. TELETOON is also available On Demand and on Mobile TV. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)
EXTRA MOVIES PLUS NEW ROBOT CHICKEN ON THE DETOUR ON TELETOON THIS APRIL
For teens and adults, The Detour on TELETOON adds even more movies to The F’n Good Movie line-up this April with an extra film in the schedule each Sunday night at 10 pm with a sneak-peek showing at 12:30 on Saturday night for audiences that just can’t wait. Movie titles this month include Heavy Metal 2000, Tank Girl and Beetlejuice.
The Detour on TELETOON also continues to bring the best in unapologetic animation to audiences with new episodes of the pop-culture skewering Robot Chicken and Punch!
The F’n Good Movie
The The F’n Good Movie bulks-up this month with an extra movie added to the schedule each Sunday night.
Heavy Metal 2000
Featuring an impressive soundtrack and ambitious animation, Heavy Metal 2000 is the F’n Good Movie on Friday, April 4. A sequel to the cult 1981 movie, Heavy Metal, the film follows Julie, a woman set on revenge when her family is murdered by Tyler, a possessed miner. Heavy Metal 2000 stars the voice talents of Billy Idol and B-movie queen Julie Strain and airs 10 pm ET/PTwith an encore presentation on Friday night at 1 am and on Saturday, April 5 at 9 :30 pm ET/PT.
Other Friday F’n Good Movie titles include The Detour on TELETOON premiere of Tank Girl on April 11, starring Ice-T, Malcolm McDowell and Naomi Watts and based on the comic drawn by Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of Gorillaz. Batman Forever airs as The F’n Good Movie on Friday, April 18 while April 25 is the date to catch Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood & Iron
On April 6 and 13, Hellboy takes control of The F’n Good Movie. When a university professor opens a forbidden scroll and becomes possessed by twin demons Hellboy, researcher Kate Corrigan and Russell Thorne, an albino psychic, travel to Japan to investigate in Hellboy: Sword of Storms at 10 pm on Sunday, April 6. In Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Hellboy along with Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien tackle a host of supernatural fiends including Hecate, the queen of witches, on April 13, also at 10 pm ET/PT.
Other Sunday night movies include the Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton on April 20 and Batman and Robin on April 27.
New episodes on the Detour on TELETOON
The Detour on TELETOON is the only place ot catch new episodes from season three of the award-winning Robot Chicken, airing Thursday to Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT. Also lampooning celebrity culture, new episodes of Punch! air on Sunday nights at 9:30 pm ET/PT.
Tripping the Rift
From the far reaches of the galaxy and definitely for adult audiences only, Tripping the Rift takes to the airwaves for one hour from 9 pm ET/PT Monday to Wednesday throughout April. A bawdy space romp, the CGI show follows an unlikely crew of space travelers as they get themselves into and out of trouble in all corners of the cosmos.
TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in over 7.3
million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment. Too hot for daytime, from 8:30 pm ET/PT The Detour on TELETOON is the place to catch fearless and irreverent cartoons aimed at teen and adult audiences. TELETOON is also available On Demand and on Mobile TV. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)