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TELETOON PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
FEBRUARY 2012
 
VALENTINE’S DAY
Love is in the air as TELETOON features some especially sweet programming.
 
Monster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love (2011)(Network Premiere)
Airs Tuesday, February 14 at 4 p.m. ET/PT
Draculaura’s sweet sixteen hundredth birthday is an occasion to party your fangs off at Monster High. But her high expectations lead to deadly results for her social life when she is faced with the choice between practical boyfriend Clawd, and former vampire flame, Valentine, who created Valentine’s Day holiday in her honour, but oddly named it after himself. Valentine is determined to literally steal her un-beating heart and prevent her from ever loving again. Draculaura must decide which boy is right for her before the party!
 
Flintstones: I Yabba-Dabba Do! (1993)
Airs Wednesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Two of the most beloved television families in history celebrate a momentous event: the marriage of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm Bamm Rubble. As Wilma, Betty and Pebbles plan the big day, Fred suffers from the age-old paternal fear of losing his daughter – even as, in his typical fashion, Fred’s intentions are bigger than his wallet.
 
BEN 10 : ULTIMATE ALIEN MARATHON
Ben 10 : Ultimate Alien (Four Back-to-Back Episodes)
Airs Friday, February 24 at 5 p.m. ET/PT
Encore : Sunday, February 26 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson, once again ready to take on enemies both human and alien. A few things have changed for the super-powered teen – his secret identity has been revealed and he’s now an international mega-star super hero. Armed with a mysterious new Omnitrix, Ben is able to transform into hyper-evolved versions of his aliens and will see action in places he’s never been.
 
FAMILY DAY

In celebration of Family Day on Monday, February 20, TELETOON presents a movie beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT starring one of television’s most beloved families:
 
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Airs Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
See how it all began! Fred Flintstone, the boy from the wrong side of the rocks, courts the beautiful young heiress, Wilma Slaghoople. Along with his best friend, Barney Rubble and Barney’s future fiancée, Betty, Fred takes Wilma for a romantic weekend in Rock Vegas, the hottest rock resort on the continent. Starring Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin and Jane Krakowski.
 
CONTINUING SERIES
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series * (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays to Wednesdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
A suspenseful and terrifying approach to the short stories of critically acclaimed horror author, R.L. Stine. The Haunting Hour picks up where Goosebumps left off, bringing a new generation of young horror lovers a fresh look at one of the most popular anthologies in children’s suspense.
*Title updated from The Haunting Hour.
 
CAN’T MISS THURSDAYS
Johnny Test (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET/PT
An action-comedy extravaganza, the Gemini-award-nominated series Johnny Test chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, his genetically engineered super-dog Dukey and his 13-year-old super-genius scientist sisters Susan and Mary. Using Johnny as their guinea pig, Susan and Mary strive to solve the trials and tribulations of adolescent angst with out-of-this-world scientific experiments.
 
Jimmy Two-Shoes (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT
Jimmy Two-Shoes is an irrepressible, thrill-seeking optimist who makes it his mission to find fun everywhere he goes. There’s just one hitch…he lives in Miseryville, the gloomiest, doomiest place around. But along with his best friends, Jimmy is determined to surf past all obstacles and bring his infectious enthusiasm to the whole town.
 
Detentionaire (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Lee Ping is about to start grade 10 – the best year of his life – when he is blamed for pulling off an epic, mind-blowing practical joke and sentenced to spend the rest of the school year in detention. It’s goodbye freedom, goodbye girls and hello worst year of his life. Detentionaire follows Lee in his attempts to uncover the mystery behind the practical joke and clear his name.
 
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
We’ve been to the movies. We’ve been around the world. Now, Total Drama is taking a brand new cast of competitors to the most dangerous place on Earth, for the harshest, cruelest, cringe-worthiest million dollar competition EVER … right back where it all began, at Camp Wawanakwa! This season Chris MacLean is amping up the danger and bringing the pain with a whole new set of hazardous challenges. And since Chris rented the island out to a toxic waste disposal company while he was gone, the island now boasts a whole new collection of vicious, deadly, and freakishly mutated creatures!
 
Mudpit (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
Mudpit is a live-action and animated comedy series about four teens, Reese, Geneva, Liam and Mikey, who form a virtual rock band in hopes of becoming real rock stars! In each episode, the live-action members of Mudpit head to the sickest gaming café around, the Game and Grub, run by ex-boy-bander Fitzy. The café’s popularity is due to Muzika, a state-of-the-art game in which hi-tech cameras scan kids and translate their images and actions into their stylized, animated avatar musicians. 
 
My Babysitter’s a Vampire (New Episodes)
Airs Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
When Ethan Morgan’s over-protective parents assigned a babysitter to watch over him and his 8-year-old sister, he thought he’d die of embarrassment. But no need to worry: embarrassment is now the last thing on a long list of stuff that wants to kill him and his geeky pals Benny and Rory. This babysitter may look like the girl of his dreams, but Sarah just happens to be half-vampire (a “fledgling” for you experts), and she drags Ethan and his buddies into a world of wild supernatural battles against creatures straight out of their nightmares. Now Ethan not only has to take on demons, ghosts, werewolves, and zombies, he still has to get his homework done on time and be in bed by 10.
 
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (New Episodes)
Airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson, once again ready to take on enemies both human and alien. A few things have changed for the super-powered teen – his secret identity has been revealed and he’s now an international mega-star superhero. Armed with a mysterious new Omnitrix, Ben is able to transform into hyper-evolved versions of his aliens and will see action in places he’s never been.
 
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New Episodes)
Airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Heroes rise, enemies return and battles intensify in this action-packed season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As the heroic Jedi Knights and their clone army fight to preserve order, their efforts continue to be met with strong resistance from the massive Separatist droid army. Escalating and expanding into uncharted corners of the galaxy, the scope and scale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues to grow – with exotic adventures and enhanced animation strengthening ties to the Star Wars saga. Within the galactic battle, fearsome foes from the past return to settle the score – including lethal adversaries such as bounty hunter Cad Bane and the monstrous Savage Opress.
 
TELETOON BIG TICKET MOVIE
Airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Encore: Sundays at 9 a.m. ET/PT
Catch special back-to-back Dr. Seuss films on February 25, starting at 5 p.m. ET/PT
 
Chicken Run (2000)
Airs Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Encore: Sunday, February 5 at 9 a.m. ET/PT
The sinister practices at Tweedy Farm lead the farm’s fowl population to plot an escape, spearheaded by Rocky the Rooster. Starring Mel Gibson.
 
Dr. Dolittle (1998)
Airs Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Encore: Sunday, February 12 at 9 a.m. ET/PT
Dr. John Dolittle has everything a man could want: a thriving career, a beautiful wife and two unique yet adorable daughters. He is also about to sign the biggest financial deal of his life. In short, Dr. Dolittle has the world by the tail. But then something very strange starts happening. Much to his shock and dismay, the good doctor’s long-dormant ability to talk to the animals is unleashed. Now, when the doctor hears the call of the wild, he can answer. And in no time at all, he finds his perfect life heading straight for the doghouse. Starring Eddie Murphy.
 
Astro Boy (2009) (Network Premiere)
Airs Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Encore: Sunday, February 19 at 9 a.m. ET/PT
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. Starring Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage and Kristen Bell.
 
Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Airs Saturday, February 25 at 5 p.m. ET/PT

The film produced by Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer and directed by Academy Award nominee Bo Welch is a truly magical trip – filled with amazing special effects – into the imagination and essence of childhood. See it before the Cat has to “go, go, go!” Starring Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin.

 

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Airs Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT

Encore: Sunday, February 26 at 9 a.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 and 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.

 

TELETOON is unreal. It’s a network that believes that anything is possible. It’s funny, surprising, playful and even a little bit mischievous. This attitude is reflected in everything TELETOON does, including its programming lineup featuring everything from heroic action shows to hilarious comedies to hit blockbuster movies. Watched in more than 7.7 million homes, TELETOON is available in English and French and offers kids, youth and adults the best in animated an animation-related entertainment. TELETOON Canada Inc. is made up of four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and TÉLÉTOON Rétro, with select programming also available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
 

TELETOON at Night
Programming Highlights
February 2012
 
FRED AT NIGHT
Fred Kennedy continues to host the “Fred at Night” programming block Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 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, movies, technology, celebrities and current events. TELETOON at Night caters to an audience of older teens and adults with a lineup of edgy animated comedies and blockbuster movies.
 
Crash Canyon (New Episodes)
Airs Sundays at 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET/PT and Saturdays at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight ET/PT
Life for the Wendells takes a life-altering turn when they drive off a cliff and land at the bottom of a canyon. With no way to get out, the Wendells, who usually don’t spend time together, are forced to put up with each other and build a life for themselves in their new home – Crash Canyon. Luckily their everyday lives become extraordinary as they encounter many weird and wonderful characters who have also arrived the very same way, including an astronaut and his chimp companion, a family of wealthy jerks, a has-been British punk rocker, a ventriloquist and his abusive dummy, a woman with a bear for a servant and many more. Produced by Greg Lawrence and developed by Joel Cohen (Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons).
 

Futurama (New Episodes)
Airs Sundays at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and Mondays to Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT
This epic animated sci-fi comedy from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, set in the year 3000 follows the life of Phillip Fry, a pizza delivery boy who accidentally stumbles into a freezer on December 31, 1999 and wakes up a thousand years later. In his future home of “New New York City,” Fry goes to work for the Planet Express Intergalactic delivery company, where he becomes friends with Bender, a beer-fueled robot, and sets his romantic sights on Leela, a sexy Cyclops who occasionally beats him up.
 
Robot Chicken (Special Back-to-Back Episodes on Sundays)
Airs Sundays at 10 p.m. and 12 midnight ET/PT and Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 p.m., 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.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.
 
CONTINUING SERIES
Family Guy (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays to Fridays at 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. ET/PT
Creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane serves up the subversive animated comedy Family Guy. The show presents the everyday trials and tribulations of family life, but with the distinctive twist and irreverent slant that only animation can provide.
 
TELETOON AT NIGHT MOVIES
Airs Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
 
Hellboy (2004)
Airs Saturday, February 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Born in the flames of hell and brought to earth by the Nazis during World War II to perpetrate evil, Hellboy is rescued by the benevolent Professor Broom, who raises him from infancy. Hellboy grows into an anonymous hero defending the world from an evil madman who seeks to use Hellboy’s powers to destroy mankind. Based on the comic book character created by Mike Mignola and starring Ron Perlman and Selma Blair.
 
I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)(Network Premiere)
Airs Saturday, February 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school – Beth Cooper, during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life. Starring Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust and Jack Carpenter.
 
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Airs Saturday, February 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
While vacationing together in Hong Kong, fast-talking Los Angeles Police Department detective Carter and Hong Kong Police inspector Lee investigate when a bomb explodes in the American embassy, killing two secret agents on the trail of a ring of smugglers. Starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
 
Ghost World (2001)
Airs Saturday, February 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Based on well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid and Rebecca who, faced with graduation from high school, take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh, the girls’ friendship is forever changed. Starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi.
 
TELETOON at Night is a special programming block on TELETOON for older teens and adult audiences who have an appetite for smart and culturally topical comedy shows. 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 – and select programming is also available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
 
 
Teletoon Retro
Programming Highlights
February 2012
 

CONTINUING SERIES
JEM (New Episodes)
Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, Saturday Nights at 12 midnight ET and Sundays at 10 a.m. ET
Jerrica Benton runs the Starlight Music Corporation and is also the hottest rock singer since the invention of vinyl – the leader of the sensational Jem and the Holograms. By the power of “Synergy” Jerrica becomes Jem and, with the Holograms, she competes against the power-hungry Misfits. The group romps through a series of exciting adventures while inhabiting an outrageous, glamorous world as fashion and music mix with mystery and thrills. JEM is a fast-paced animated series, alive with music and fashion, with the look, feel and attraction of a music video.
 
Care Bears (New Episodes)
Airs Saturdays at 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET and Mondays to Fridays at 4 p.m. ET
The Care Bears are a group of adorable furry friends, each with their own individual personalities and caring mission and a brightly-coloured belly badge to match. They live in Care-a-Lot, a cuddly, soft cloudscape playland where they teach the importance of caring for others and sharing special feelings.
 
King of the Hill (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays to Fridays at 12 midnight ET and Sunday Nights at 12 midnight ET
King of the Hill is a hilarious animated half-hour comedy series from the creator of Beavis & Butthead and the former writers of The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live. The series follows the day-to-day activities of Hank Hill, his family and their neighbours in a suburban Texas town. Hank works at Strickland Propane where his position as Assistant Manager earns him the respect of his pals. Hank’s wife, Peggy, is a homemaker who often finds herself saying “I told you so” as she watches him do things the hard way. Peggy is also the pillar of emotional support for their only son, Bobby. Although Bobby is Hank’s pride and joy, he is more often than not the unenthusiastic recipient of his father’s over-enthusiastic instructions on “how to be a man.”
 
SUNDAY RETRO REWIND MARATHON
Every Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. ET, TELETOON Retro airs a three-hour marathon of themed programming that showcases classic characters and series that are sure to be a hit with viewers of all ages.
 
Looney Tunes (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Airs Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m. ET

A collection of original theatrical cartoons featuring the hilarious antics of Warner Bros.’ classic animated characters.
 
Valentine’s Day Special (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)

Airs Sunday, February 12 at 1 p.m. ET

Feel the love on TELETOON Retro with Valentine’s Day themed episodes from some of your favourite Retro series.

 

Top 5 Crushes (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)
Airs Sunday, February 19 at 1 p.m. ET
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, TELETOON Retro will be giving viewers the chance to vote for their favourite Retro Crushes of all time, with the top five character crushes being inducted into the Retro Hall of Fame. Catch back-to-back episodes featuring the five winning Crushes February 19 starting at 1 p.m. ET.
 
Spiderman (Six Back-to-Back Episodes)

Airs Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. ET

Based on the hugely popular Marvel Comics adventures, one of the world’s most beloved characters swings into action in this half-hour animated adventure series. With his super-strength, agility and ability to stick to and climb walls, Spiderman takes on New York City’s most dangerous villains. By day, the heroic and amazing Spiderman is really Peter Parker, a shy and intelligent young man with real life problems.
 
TELETOON RETRO BIG TICKET MOVIE
Fridays at 7 p.m. ET
Encore: Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET
 
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
Airs Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. ET
Encore: Saturday, February 4 at 1 p.m. ET
Scooby-Doo, the world’s wackiest cowardly canine, Shaggy and the rest of the gang return for another animated, spine-tingling comic misadventure. This time the intrepid investigators explore a haunted house inhabited by grim ghosts and grotesque zombies on spooky Moonscar Island.
 
The Flinstones: I Yabba-Dabba Doo! (1993) (Network Premiere)
Airs Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. ET
Encore: Saturday, February 11 at 1 p.m. ET
Two of the most beloved television families in history celebrate a momentous event: the marriage of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm Bamm Rubble. As Wilma, Betty and Pebbles plan the big day, Fred suffers from the age-old paternal fear of losing his daughter – even as, in his typical fashion, Fred’s intentions are bigger than his wallet.
 
The Addams Family (1991)
Airs Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m. ET
Encore: Saturday, February 18 at 1 p.m. ET
Long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, but his uncommonly “normal” behavior leads the Addams Family to suspect that this Fester may be an imposter. Starring Angelica Houston and Christopher Lloyd.
 
Fat Albert (2004)(Network Premiere)
Airs Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. ET
Encore: Saturday, February 25 at 1 p.m. ET
A generation grew up watching Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, the Saturday morning cartoon series that enjoyed one of the longest runs in cartoon history. Now, Bill Cosby’s beloved characters come to life in the live-action motion picture. Starring Kenan Thompson and Kyla Pratt.
 
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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