PR: TELETOON Programming Highlights for May 2011
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
On Wednesday, May 4, TELETOON honours Star Wars fans everywhere with 18 back-to-back episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT.
TELETOON features a holiday Monday movie marathon on Victoria Day, Monday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT with a lineup of animated and live-action favourites for the whole family along with special presentations of Lego Ninjago, Lego Atlantis and Lego Hero Factory throughout the day.
Monday, May 23 at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ET/PT
·Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (2009) – Encore Presentation
Monday, May 23 at 10 a.m. ET/PT
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must put the “chi” in “munchies” to solve the ultimate martial-arts mystery as the Mystery Inc. crew travels the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt to solve a series of ancient riddles. The gang races against the vengeful Black Samurai and his spectral Ghost Warriors to claim the ancient Sword of Fate, a blade fabled to possess amazing powers.
·Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo (2010) – Encore Presentation
Monday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
Scooby-Doo and the gang go on a trip to check on Daphne’s sister, Madelyn. She’s been studying magic at the Whirlen Merlin Magic Academy, where sightings of a giant gryphon have been scaring all the students away. The gang smells trouble and decides to investigate.
·Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters (1988) – Encore Presentation
Monday, May 23 at 1 p.m. ET/PT
Down on his luck, Daffy befriends a billionaire who will pay any price for a good laugh. However, Daffy’s new venture is so successful that his new employer literally dies laughing, bequeathing the lucky duck his fortune. But when greedy Daffy fails to carry out his benefactor’s wishes, his ghost returns from the grave and Daffy must ask his old friends for help.
Monday, May 23 at 3 p.m. ET/PT
Monday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET/PT
·Lego Hero Factory
Monday, May 23 at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET/PT
·Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (2008) – Encore Presentation
Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m. ET/PT
Based on the classic children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who! tells the story of Horton, a friendly elephant who one day hears a cry for help coming from a small speck of dust and discovers an entire race of microscopic “Whos.” Horton befriends the Whos and must protect their tiny world from his jungle neighbours who don’t believe they exist. Starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.
·Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – Encore Presentation
Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
In the highly anticipated sequel to Madagascar, the New York City zoo-raised animals find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar where they hatch an escape plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane – sort of – and once the first flight of Air Penguin is aloft, the unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the vast plains of Africa, where they encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Alec Baldwin.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (New Episodes)
Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering non-stop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and others fight crime alongside Batman, although their differing powers and personalities are often at odds with the Dark Knight’s style.
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! (New Episodes)
Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time traveling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters or mad robots bent on the total destruction of humanity, the Avengers assemble. From Iron Man and Captain America to Thor and The Incredible Hulk, the earth’s mightiest heroes come together to protect the planet from menaces.
Chowder (New Episodes)
Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT
Chowder is a young apprentice to a magical chef. His days are filled with running errands, “helping” around the kitchen and learning how to turn some of the weirdest ingredients out there into some of the best dishes ever. In this new season, Chowder embarks on hilarious new adventures of slicing, dicing and constant mischief.
Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc (New Episodes)
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their talking dog, Scooby-Doo are back, solving mysteries in the spooky town of Crystal Cove, a sleepy coastal village that boasts a long history of ghostly sightings, werewolves and glowing deep sea divers. Once again, the team must try and find an explanation for these other-worldly occurrences.
Meta Jets (New Episodes)
Sundays at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT
In a world where aviation is reigns supreme, flying aces compete on the Aerial Racing Circuit (ARC) to battle for supremacy. For four young pilots in the ARC, there’s more at stake than winning races. Under the command of Captain Strong, pilots Ace, Burner, Foxtrot and Vector form the elite flying team known as the Metasquadron. The team transforms their lightning-fast race jets into battle-ready fliers and work together to protect the world from harm at the hands of the evil General Raven and his Black Cloud organization.
The Superhero Squad Show (New Episodes)
Sundays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT
The Super Hero Squad – Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon – teams up to protect Super Hero City from Dr. Doom and other infamous baddies. These brave heroes deliver the action with plenty of humor on the side.
Generator Rex (New Episodes)
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
From the creators of Ben 10 comes Generator Rex, a new series about a teen with extraordinary powers. Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, 15-year-old Rex has the ability to grow incredible machines out of his body. Rex soon finds himself recruited into a secret organization called Providence and begins to investigate the biological mutations that gave him his powers.
Transformers: Prime(New Episodes)
Sundays at 12 p.m. ET/PT
In this all-new series, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet and the rest of the Autobots are back to protect Earth from the evil Decepticons who have become more powerful than ever. Team Prime may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers.
G.I. Joe Renegades (New Episodes)
Sundays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT
Branded as renegades for crimes they did not commit, a heroic group of young G.I.s is forced to turn fugitive as they battle to clear their names. To do so, they must expose the evil Cobra Industries – a seemingly benevolent corporation secretly bent on creating a New World Order.
Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (New Episodes)
Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT
After defeating Emperor Barodius and the Twelve Orders on Gundalia, the Bakugan Battle brawlers return victorious to Earth. The battles in Bakugan Interspace have exploded with popularity and the Brawlers, especially Dan, reign supreme as world class superstars until Dan learns that his battling directly threatens the Earth!
Adventure Time (New Episodes)
Sundays at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/PT
Adventure Time follows Finn and his dog Jake as they embark on a series of strange and unique adventures in the magical land of Ooo. Whether it’s an Ice King kidnapping a princess or ninjas stealing diamonds from an old man, one thing is certain: it’s adventure time!
TELETOON BIG TICKET MOVIES
Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
(Repeats on Sundays at 9 a.m. ET/PT and 2 p.m. ET/PT)
Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) – Network Premiere
Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Jewel heists around the city of London befuddle Scotland Yard, and the beautiful singer, Red, gets framed as the culprit. Only the legendary Sherlock Holmes can find the real thief, with the help of his assistant Dr. Watson – and of course, Tom and Jerry. But finding clues and cracking the case will be elementary compared to keeping the peace between these raucous rivals as they scamper, scurry, scoot and speed along the streets of London in the name of justice.
Addams Family Values (1993)
Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Garfield Gets Real (2007)
Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
TELETOON at Night
FRED AT NIGHT
Fred At Night is a special, post-10 p.m., TELETOON At Night-hosted block on Sundays featuring Fred Kennedy. Over the course of the two-hour programming block, Fred introduces series’ episodes for the night, shares his views on the animation style, characters and storylines and provides commentary on his many passions from music, comics and movies to technology, celebrities and current events. New highlights to the existing lineup include:
Robot Chicken (New Episodes)
Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Old-school stop-motion animation and fast-paced satire are the hallmarks of this eclectic show created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich. Action figures find new life as players in frenetic sketch-comedy vignettes that skewer TV, movies, music and celebrity.
The Dating Guy (New Episodes; TELETOON Original Production)
Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
The Dating Guy is a cocktail of dating, sex and friendship. Following four 20-something friends, Mark, Woody, Sam and VJ, the series exposes their romantic, working and everyday struggles as they attempt to find love or some kind of “happy ending.” From the ins and outs of dating a werewolf to the subtleties of seducing a virgin porn star, the series gives a no-holds-barred eclectic and comical view to the world of dating.
TELETOON AT NIGHT MOVIE
Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
(Repeats at 12 midnight ET/PT)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers(Network Premiere)
Premiere: Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. ET (Six Episode Retro Rewind Marathon)
Regular Timeslot: Sundays at 6:30 a.m. ET (Beginning May 8)
Alien sorceress Rita Repulsa and her army of monsters emerge from space to conquer Earth. All that stands in their way are five teenagers with attitude who draw on dinosaur powers to transform into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Stop the Smoggies (New Episodes)
Weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Suntots live on a paradisiacal island and just want to live in peace. However, a family of treasure hunters have arrived in search of a magic coral they are convinced will give them eternal youth.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (New Episodes)
Fridays at 9 p.m. ET
In this classic series, Prince Adam is presented with a powerful and magical sword which enables him to transform into He-Man – the most powerful man in the universe. He-Man must then learn to use his new-found power to overcome the forces of evil.
She-Ra, Princess of Power (New Episodes)
Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET
In times of danger Princess Adora calls upon magical powers to become the classic female heroine She-Ra, Princess of Power. Using her unique powers and aided by her friends of the Great Rebellion, She-Ra endeavors to defend the magical Crystal Castle and planet Etheria against the villainous Hordak and his evil Hordesmen.
The New Scooby-Doo! Movies (New Episodes)
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET
This classic series sees the Mystery Inc. gang solve weekly mysteries with the help of a slew of guest stars including Batman and Robin, Sonny and Cher and the Harlem Globetrotters.
SUNDAY RETRO REWIND MARATHON
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers(Network Premiere; Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. ET
Favourite Retro Moms - Retro Rewind Marathon Special (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. ET
In celebration of Mother’s Day, TELETOON Retro will air a special Retro Rewind Marathon on Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. ET with six back-to-back shows featuring some of the best loved animated moms of all time.
Fantastic Four (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. ET
When four humans survive a crash in their spaceship, they crawl from the wreckage to find themselves endowed with awesome powers as the Fantastic Four. Scientist Reed Richards discovers phenomenal flexibility as Mr. Fantastic. His wife, Sue Richards, the spaceship’s designer, becomes Invisible Girl, capable of instantly vanishing. Her younger brother, Johnny Storm, can burst into flames as the Human Torch. And astronaut Ben Grimm turns into a grotesque super-strong creature called the Thing. Together, the Fantastic Four combat villains and defend honesty, loyalty, respect and courage.
Scooby-Doo! (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m. ET
Scooby, the clumsy and cowardly canine, instinctively runs from things that go bump in the night. But this globe-trotting Great Dane solves monstrous mysteries and unravels ghostly goings-on like no one else. And even in the middle of the scariest situation, Scooby and Shaggy find time to satisfy their craving for their favourite food: pizza!
Fraggle Rock (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET
Join the Fraggles in their subterranean fantasy land through the hole in the lighthouse and down the tunnel, as they duck and dive from the giant Gorgs and the lighthouse keepers’ dog. This International Emmy Award-winning series is a perennial favourite with every generation.
TELETOON RETRO BIG TICKET MOVIE
Fridays at 7 p.m. ET
(Repeats Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET & 5 p.m. ET)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) – Network Premiere
Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. ET
Scooby and the Mystery Inc. sleuths confront an anonymous masked villain plotting to take over the city of Coolsville using a monster machine that creates Mystery Inc.’s classic foes such as The Pterodactyl Ghost, The Black Knight Ghost and The 10,000 Volt Ghost. Meanwhile, the gang’s detecting abilities are scrutinized by relentless reporter, aided by a museum curator and thwarted by the nasty Jeremiah Wickles. Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998) – Network Premiere
Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. ET
Grumpy Mr. Wilson continues to be plagued by his next-door neighbour, the diminutive dynamo Dennis Mitchell. Dennis’ antics cause havoc in the neighbourhood, but when a pair of con men try to swindle Mr. Wilson, it’s up to Dennis to thwart their scheme. Starring Don Rickles and Betty White.
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987)
Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. ET
Bugs Bunny’s 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)
Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET