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PR: Bad Guys Beware: TELETOON Retro's Top 5 Heroes Are Coming; Voting Begins May 28, 2012

BAD GUYS BEWARE:
TELETOON RETRO’S TOP 5 HEROES ARE COMING
Voting for the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Heroes begins Monday, May 28 at teletoonretro.com and Facebook.com/teletoonretro

(Toronto, ON, May 23, 2012) – Is Batman the most valiant crime fighter? Would you trust Optimus Prime above all others? This summer TELETOON Retro seeks the answers to these questions by inviting viewers to vote for their favourite cartoon do-gooders in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Heroes campaign. Starting Monday, May 28 and running until Sunday, June 17, viewers can vote for the heroes they hold in the highest regard at teletoonretro.com and Facebook.com/teletoonretro.

TELETOON Retro has narrowed the field to 25 courageous candidates. Fans can choose from the following nominees:

  • He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • She-Ra (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
  • Jem/Jerrica Benton (JEM)
  • Batman (Batman) *Live Action
  • Spiderman (Spider-Man)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Bumblebee (Transformers)
  • Duke (G.I. Joe)
  • Sgt Slaughter (G.I. Joe)
  • Flint (G.I. Joe)
  • Jason Lee Scott/Red power ranger (Power Rangers)
  • Zack Taylor/Black power ranger (Power Rangers)
  • Billy Cranston/Blue power ranger (Power Rangers)
  • Trini Kwan/Yellow power ranger (Power Rangers)
  • Kimberly Ann Hart/Pink power ranger (Power Rangers)
  • Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
  • Papa Smurf (The Smurfs)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Monster (My Pet Monster)
  • Tenderheart (The Care Bears)
  • Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin)

Once the votes have been tallied, fans will find out who was chosen to save the day when the Top 5 Heroes are announced on Tuesday, June 26. A special programming marathon featuring the winners will air as part of the “Retro Rewind” programming block on Sunday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

Each of the Top 5 Heroes will earn a coveted spot in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame, joining previous Top 5 winners in the categories of Crushes, Villains, Awesome Animals, Sweethearts and All-time Favourite Characters. To view past TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame inductees, visit 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 five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is 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 teletoon.com.

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