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PR: Teletoon Gets Spooky, Spun, and a Bit Batty This October

by on September 2, 2007

October 2007

Programming Highlights


Fall is here and the month that brings falling leaves, ghosts and pumpkin pie also brings a healthy serving of Thanksgiving specials along with spooky shows for Halloween. This October sees kids continue to take control of shows in the Spin Cycle and TELETOON get a bit batty with new episodes of The Batman plus a total of seven Batman movies as both animated and live-action Batman films screen in TELETOON Presents and the F’n Good Movie. The Detour on TELETOON has the Canadian premieres of two brand new shows this month and new episodes make their debut across the entire TELETOON schedule.

Thanksgiving Programming
On October 8, TELETOON celebrates Thanksgiving with over six hours of special programming beginning at 9 am ET/PT with Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy? And including themed Thanksgiving shows, Bugs Bunny’s Thanksgiving Diet at noon and Daffy Duck: Thanks for Giving at 12:30 pm ET/PT.

Halloween Programming
The weekend of October 27 and 28 is rather spooky as TELETOON casts a spell of Halloween specials over the schedule. On Saturday at 12:30 pm ET/PT, movie star Ricky Sprocket stars in a vampire movie and becomes concerned that his co-star might be taking his role a little too seriously. In the Wayside Halloween special at 2:30 pm ET/PT, Todd and Maurecia have not only a ghost but a dead rat to deal with. On Sunday, October 28 there are over six scary hours of shows including Halloween specials of The Batman, Class of the Titans and Totally Spies! all kicking-off at 1 pm ET/PT, with the hour-long, 6TEEN: Dude of the Living Dead in which the gang are trapped in the mall with a horde of flesh-eating zombies.

On Wednesday, October 31, Halloween on TELETOON continues with a frightening episode of 6TEEN at 7:30 am, later followed by back to back terror with the Totally Spies! and Wayside specials at 8:30 and 9 am ET/PT. At 2:30 pm ET/PT, George must be brave to face his fear of ‘nothing’ and defeat zombie critters in George of the Jungle. Wednesday is also the last day that spooky shows will be slipping into the Spin Cycle (4 pm to 6 pm ET/PT).

Spin Cycle
The new interactive Spin Cycle continues in October as kids take control of after school (4 pm to 6 pm ET/PT) choosing a mix of choice picks from popular shows, like Chaotic, George of The Jungle, Chop Socky Chooks and Total Drama Island. Throughout the week, TELETOON viewers vote online at teletoon.com for their favourite show to air in the Spin Cycle on Friday and once a month, five kids each get to choose the shows for an entire weekday afternoon. From October 22 to 31, the Spin Cycle gets creepy with Halloween themed episodes of TELETOON shows thrown into the mix.

TELETOON Presents in October
Throughout October TELETOON Presents brings both Looney Tunes and Batman to television screens every Saturday. At 9 am ET/PT, the rascally rabbit, Bugs Bunny, appears in film titles such as The Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Movie and Bugs Bunny 1001 Rabbit Tales while TELETOON travels to Gotham City at 5 pm with feature-length animated titles including Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero. New episodes of short animation Shaun the Sheep, Futz and Planet Sketch follow TELETOON Presents.

New shows on The Detour on TELETOON
Kicking off at 9 pm ET/PT with a double serving of Robot Chicken, The Detour on TELETOON launches two new shows this October. Premiering Sunday, October 7 at 10 pm, Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, is a half-hour show that follows the titular couple and their friends as they go about life in gayest of gay ghettoes, West Lahunga Beach. Minoriteam has its Canadian premiere on TELETOON on October 18. Using the power of stereotypes the Minoriteam band together to defeat the White Shadow and his henchmen including Standardized Test and Corporate Ladder each Thursday night at 10 pm and midnight.

The Detour on TELETOON also sees new episodes of Tripping the Rift premiere each Thursday night at 9:30 pm while the films for October’s F’n Good Movie, each Friday at 9 pm and midnight, follow the caped crusader with four live-action Batman films including Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns along with Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

New Episodes on TELETOON
Life gets complicated for the gang in 6TEEN both inside and outside the mall in new episodes of the award winning show each Sunday at 6 pm ET/PT followed by new episodes of the animated reality TV show, Total Drama Island, at 6:30 pm with a chance to catch-up on Fridays at 6 pm. At 7 pm ET/PT, on Sunday, Mikey Simon and the rest of the LilyMu cast get up to misadventures in brand new episodes of Kappa Mikey.

Saturday mornings mean comedy on TELETOON with new episodes of Squirrel Boy at 7:30 am ET/PT, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo get a Clue! at 8:30 am and My Gym Partner’s a Monkey at 11:30 am ET/PT. The fun continues on Saturday afternoon with new school stories from the topsy-turvy Wayside at 2:30 pm, Camp Lazlo at 2 pm and new adventures from the underworld in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy at 1:30 pm ET/PT.

Action strikes TELETOON every Sunday with new episodes of The Batman at 7:30 am ET/PT followed by new episodes of Johnny Test and the multi-platform Chaotic at 8 am and 8:30 am respectively. At 9:30 am ET/PT, the teen ancestors of ancient heroes try their best to defeat the evil Cronus in new Class of The Titans while The Defenders continue to do battle in new episodes of DI-GATA Defenders at 10 am. At 10:30 am ET/PT, viewers can catch new shows in the latest action game anime series, Bakugan while new Delilah & Julius, each Sunday at 4 pm, follows the dangerous missions and liaisons of the secret spy duo.

Other new episodes this October include new Bratz each Wednesday at 7 am, followed later by new Totally Spies! at 8:30 am, in which the girls learn to deal with life after high school plus a new gang of international foes. Wednesday also sees Iggy and Jiggers try to avoid calamity while looking after the Kookamunga National Park in new episodes of Iggy Arbuckle, at 9:30 am, while George swings into action in new episodes of George of the Jungle at 2:30 pm ET/PT.

TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Available in both English and French in over 7.2 million Canadian homes, TELETOON brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated entertainment. Plus, TELETOON is available On Demand and on Mobile TV. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is owned by Canada’s Astral Media Inc. (50%), and Corus Entertainment Inc. (50%)

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