PR: October is Monster Mash-Up Month on TELETOON
OCTOBER IS MONSTER MASH-UP MONTH ON TELETOON
Special programming takes over the schedule with frighteningly good Halloween-themed shows, movies and specials beginning Tuesday, October 11
My Babysitter’s a Vampire contest gives viewers a chance to win a trip for four to Toronto for a VIP tour of the set during filming of season two
(Toronto, ON, October 3, 2011) -TELETOON has lots of spook-tacular programming planned for its three-week long Monster Mash-Up Month from October 11 to October 31. Little ghosts and goblins across the country won’t need any help getting into the Halloween spirit with TELETOON’s scary schedule filled with frightening favourites for the whole family.
Every weekday from October 11 to October 31, TELETOON’s schedule will be haunted with monster-themed movies from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT including tonnes of Scooby Doo movies and My Babysitter’s a Vampire: Fangtastic Facts Edition featuring pop-up behind-the-scenes trivia. This special programming will start with episodes of Scooby Doo! Mystery Inc. at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Weekends during Monster Mash-Up Month feature Halloween-themed Big Ticket Movie double-features on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET/PT including the network premiere of Monsters vs. Aliens on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Leading up to Halloween night, TELETOON has back-to-back days of monster-themed double-bills with Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/TP and The Addams Family and Addams Family Values on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
As part of Monster Mash-Up Month, TELETOON is holding a contest that will see one lucky viewer win a trip for four to the set of My Babysitter’s a Vampire during the shooting of season two of the series. The grand prize includes a trip to Toronto with three nights’ accommodation, a VIP tour of the My Babysitter’s a Vampire set including a meet-and-greet with the cast and crew, as well as a Monster Mash-Up makeover. The contest is now open and runs until Sunday, October 30 at TELETOON.com.
Throughout Monster Mash-Up Month, TELETOON.com will have a creepy new look with lots of Halloween-inspired interactive surprises that will give users non-stop tricks and treats. The popular online game, Thwarp, gets in the spirit of the season with a Halloween theme that can be unlocked when users enter a secret code shown in on-air promos throughout the month.
Highlights of Monster Mash-Up Month programming from October 11 to 31 on TELETOON include:
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California girl named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction! Starring Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen.
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
Saturday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT
Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are working with the US government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan’s hometown of Modesto, California – right before Halloween – the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, but when Halloween arrives, innocent-looking carved pumpkins reveal themselves for what they really are – mutant aliens! The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth, but the Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme! Starring Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen.
My Babysitter’s a Vampire: Fangtastic Facts Edition (2010)
Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
This enhanced version of the film features pop-up fun facts about the making of the movie and vampire lore. Directed by Bruce McDonald, the Gemini-nominated My Babysitter’s a Vampire is TELETOON’s first live-action feature film. It tells the story of Ethan Mason, an overly curious 13-year-old whose parents punish him by hiring a babysitter. Not only is his new babysitter a hot sophomore who is way out of Ethan’s league, she also happens to be a blood-sucking creature of the night. Starring Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan, Atticus Mitchell and Cameron Kennedy.
Scared Shrekless (2010)
Saturday, October 29 at 4 p.m. ET/PT
Halloween is Shrek’s favorite holiday – and this year he’s planning a night of frights, ogre style. Instead of the usual tricks or treats, Shrek ups the ante and challenges Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other fairy tale characters to spend the night in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle telling scary stories. One by one, they compete through the night, putting their own fairytale spin on infamous spine-tingling tales that everyone knows and loves! The last one to be scared Shrekless wins. Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas.
Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT
New York City has a problem: paranormal occurrences have been plaguing the city in increasing numbers and the only people who know this are three extraordinarily bright, slightly offbeat NYU parapsychologists who have lost their research grant. Forced out of academia, they start their own business. Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, haunts and poltergeists for money. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett and her weird neighbor become possessed by demons living in their building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face their supreme challenge. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
They’re back! Four years removed from their previous adventures, the former Ghostbusters are under a restraining order and have fallen to hosting cult cable talk shows and entertaining at children’s birthday parties. Dana Barrett, having broken up with Venkman, had a baby with another man but the marriage dissolved. It is precisely eight-month-old Oscar, whose baby carriage mysteriously rolls off on its own, who prompts Dana to get in touch with the Ghostbusters to make a desperate plea for help. With a strange feeling about her co-worker – intense, quirky art restorer Janosz Poha – she realizes that the supernatural has once again invaded her life. Who’s she gonna call? Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.
The Addams Family (1991)
Sunday, October 30 at 5 p.m. ET/PT
When long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez and Morticia plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester’s uncommonly “normal” behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune? Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd.
Addams Family Values (1993)
Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
It’s love at first fright when Gomez and Morticia welcome a new addition to the Addams household – Pubert, their soft, cuddly, mustachioed baby boy. As Fester falls hard for voluptuous nanny Debbie Jilinsky, Wednesday and Pugsley discover she’s a black-widow murderess who plans to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands. The family’s future grows even bleaker when the no-good nanny marries Fester and has the kids shipped off to summer camp. But Wednesday still has a Thing or two up her sleeve. Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Joan Cusack.
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