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PR: Chickens in Space This February on Teletoon Detour

by on January 17, 2009


The month of romance sees the stop-motion comedy Robot Chicken take an affectionate look at the universe of science fiction beginning February 2 and culminating with both Robot Chicken Star Wars specials on February 5. Fans of the show can also enjoy new episodes of the hit series every Wednesday night at 10 pm and 11:30 pm ET/PT beginning February 11.

Other highlights on TELETOON Detour this month include top movies such as The Matrix, Sky Captain and World of Tomorrow, V For Vendetta and X-Men along with episodes of American Dad, Life’s a Zoo and Futurama which kicks-off TELETOON Detour every night at 9 pm ET/PT.

February 1 – February 5

The week of February 2 sees Robot Chicken take a trip across the galaxy with back-to-back episodes every night at 10 pm ET/PT that spoof the best and worst of science fiction. On Monday, William Shatner’s toupee has adventures the action star can only dream of while geeks and nerds collide when a sci-fi convention erupts into war. Tuesday night’s offerings include the crew of the Starship Enterprise facing their greatest foes while on Wednesday night George W. Bush discovers he has Jedi powers.

On Thursday, February 5 the Jedi mind tricks continue as TELETOON Detour airs the two half hour Robot Chicken Star Wars specials back-to-back beginning at 9:30 pm ET/PT. The special episodes will be followed by Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs at 10:30 pm ET/PT.

February 6 – February 12

The TELETOON Detour Movie on Friday, February 6 at 9:30 pm ET/PT is Heavy Metal 2000. A follow-up to the 1981 Heavy Metal, the movie follows a woman set on revenge when her family is murdered by Tyler, a possessed miner.

On Tuesday, February 10, Steve convinces Roger to pretend to be his horribly burned sister in order to win sympathy from a cute girl in American Dad at 9:30 pm ET/PT.

In a new episode of Robot Chicken on Wednesday, February 11 at 10 pm ET/PT, Seth Green turns to celebrity friends for help in getting the show renewed for its 4th season while The Lone Ranger proves his shooting skills and the Trojan Man fails to improve a couple’s sexual relations.

When a computer hacker meets a beautiful stranger he learns the truth of his reality in the 1999 film, The Matrix Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne star in the TELETOON Detour Movie on Thursday, February 12 at 9:30 pm ET/PT.

February 13 – February 19

Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the CGI spectacular Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The TELETOON Detour Movie on Friday, February 13 at 9:30 pm ET/PT.

In Life’s a Zoo on Sunday, February 15 10:30 pm ET/PT, Chi Chi finds herself the most liked, most hated, most talked about and most Googled member of the mansion and all of the attention sends her into a celebrity tailspin.

The TELETOON Detour Movie on Thursday, February 19 is the live action X-Men. Starring Hugh Jackman, James Marsden and Anna Paquin, X-Men follows the trials of a band of mutants trying to overcome both prejudice and the attacks of another group of mutants intent on enslaving humanity. Based on the Marvel comics X-Men begins at 9:30 pm ET/PT.

February 20 – February 28

On Saturday, February 21 at 10 pm ET/PT, Cleopatra learns she can’t run for student body president and convinces JFK to run as her puppet. However, when Abe sees that Cleo has a thing for leaders, he throws his stovepipe hat into the ring in Clone High.

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, V For Vendetta is the TELETOON Detour Movie on Thursday, February 26 at 9:30 pm ET/PT. When a shadowy freedom fighter recruits a young woman, played by Natalie Portman, he has saved from the secret police, the two set out liberate Britain from an totalitarian authority.

Michael Keaton stars as The Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s Batman, The TELETOON Detour Movie on Friday, February 27 at 9:30 pm ET/PT. Starring against Keaton is Jack Nicholson who plays the Joker in the 1989 movie.

TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in over 7.4 million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment. Too hot for daytime, from 9:30 pm ET/PT TELETOON Detour 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%)

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