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PR: TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Villains Asks Fans to Pick the Best of the Worst

TELETOON RETRO HALL OF FAME TOP 5 VILLAINS ASKS FANS TO PICK THE BEST OF THE WORST

Voting for the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Villains opens Monday, October 31 at www.teletoonretro.com and www.facebook.com/TeletoonRetro

Voters can enter to win a Super Villain Prize Pack that includes a trip for four to New York City

(Toronto, ON, October 25, 2011) – In honour of Halloween, TELETOON Retro wants viewers to pick the best (worst?) enemies of all-time for the latest installment of the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame. Viewers can vote for their favourite foes to be inducted into the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame as the Top 5 Villains. From Monday, October 31 to Thursday, December 1, viewers can cast their votes at www.teletoonretro.com or at www.facebook.com/TeletoonRetro. Following the voting period, the Top 5 Villains will be announced on Friday, December 9, followed by a special programming marathon during the “Retro Rewind” block, featuring the Top 5 on Sunday, December 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on TELETOON Retro.

TELETOON Retro has narrowed the field to 33 classic archenemies that fans love to hate. The list of nominees is made up of the following retro characters:

· Azrael (The Smurfs)
· Beastur (My Pet Monster)
· Captain Clarence (Stop the Smoggies!)
· Catwoman (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Clayface (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Cobra Commander (G.I. Joe)
· Dr. Claw (Inspector Gadget)
· Dr. Octopus (Spider-Man)
· Gargamel (The Smurfs)
· Goldar (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)
· The Green Goblin (Spider-Man)
· Harley Quinn (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Hexadecimal (ReBoot)
· Hordak (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
· The Joker (Batman (live action))
· The Joker (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Lex Luthor (The New Adventures of Superman)
· The Lizard (Spider-Man)
· Lord Zedd (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)
· Megatron (Transformers)
· Mr. Freeze (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Mumm-Ra (ThunderCats)
· The Penguin (Batman (live action))
· The Penguin (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Pizzazz (Jem)
· Poison Ivy (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Polluto (Stop the Smoggies!)
· The Riddler (Batman (live action))
· The Riddler (Batman: The Animated Series)
· Rita Repulsa (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)
· The Scorpion (Spider-Man)
· Skeletor (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
· Two-Face (Batman: The Animated Series)

Once fans have cast their votes online, they’ll be given the chance to win a Super Villain Prize Pack that includes round-trip airfare for four to New York City, three nights’ hotel accommodation and $500 in spending money plus loads of super villain swag! The contest runs throughout the voting period. Full contest rules and prize details are available at www.teletoonretro.com.

The TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Villains campaign runs in English on TELETOON Retro and in French on TÉLÉTOON Rétro. The French-language Top 5 Villains campaign features a separate list of classic foes. Coinciding with the Top 5 Villains campaign, TELETOON Retro will be available in free preview to all Bell subscribers throughout the month of November.

The Top 5 Villains will join the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame alongside the Top 5 Favourite Cartoon Characters of all Time, Sweethearts and Awesome Animals, as chosen by the fans over the last 12 months. To view past TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame inductees, visit www.teletoonretro.com.

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 to more than eight million Canadian homes. Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro and Télétoon Rétro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.

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