Skatoony

No question about it: innovative cartoon quiz show Skatoony is returning to TELETOON for another round of hilarious episodes.

Produced by marblemedia, Skatoony season 2 premieres on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT, with a special sneak peek episode airing on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT as part of TELETOON’s “Can’t Miss Thursdays” programming block.

Every episode of Skatoony sees real kids facing off against animated competitors, including a variety of well-known characters from other TELETOON original productions.

Anything can happen when host Chudd Chudders and his sidekick The Earl moderate rounds of hilarious trivia-based games including “Stinky Drinky” and “Hoo Flung Dung?”

Originally adapted from the U.K. version of the children’s quiz show, Skatoony features Canadian and TELETOON-specific trivia.

Online, the first phase of a multi-platform launch for Skatoony season 2 sees exciting new updates to the 2011 Digi Awards finalist Skatoony Home Game on teletoon.com. Players will be treated to a new look, new downloads and upgraded elements including social features, new game levels and more.

There’s more loony Skatoony fun on the way for TELETOON fans. The Canadian broadcaster has ordered a second season of the marblemedia-produced hit TV series Skatoony (26 half-hour English and 26 half-hour French episodes), and further expansion of the popular multiplayer online game on Skatoony.ca. Skatoony is based on the Cartoon Network UK format.

Production of the second season has begun in Toronto on the animated/live-action comedy series that pits tweens and toons against each other in competition through frantic, trivia-based rounds – but only one will be named Skatoony Quiz Champ.

The live-action portion of Skatoony is being filmed in front of a green screen with contestants chosen through an audition process, which took place in Toronto and Montreal over the past two months. In addition, teletoon.com held a wildly successful contest and a winner from both English and French Canada will appear on the show.

To add to the excitement of the second season, there will be special “celebrity” toon appearances by popular characters from other TELETOON hit series, such as Total Drama Revenge of the Island (Fresh TV) and Jimmy Two-Shoes (Breakthrough Entertainment).

This year, teletoon.com launched its first-ever multi-player online game, the marblemedia-produced Skatoony Home Game (available at Skatoony.ca), which has been played over 85,000 times with over one million trivia questions asked to date. Kids play against other real kids in real time as well as computer-generated characters, and compete in the same trivia rounds featured on the television series, such as Bang On or Bogus and Hoo Flung Dung. The more kids play, the more Skatoony Bucks they collect, which can be used in-game to purchase accessories to customize both their avatar and their quiz show block.

(From a press release)