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The Canadian animation world is about to gain one pair of cosmic power pants and a trio of insane animals. Teletoon Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate featuring kids comedies Dr. Dimensionpants and Endangered Species as well as fresh seasons of Johnny Test, Detentionaire and Fugget About It.

Teletoon Canada Inc., a major supporter of the Canadian animation and kids television industries, has invested more than $265 million in the creation, development and production of Canadian content since its inception in 1997.

As part of its commitment to the industry, Teletoon is proud to be sponsoring the Kids and Animation Program at the Banff World Media Festival for the third consecutive year. Continue reading »

TELETOON Canada inc. today announced its lineup of new and returning Canadian original series recently green-lit or currently in production. The announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival where TELETOON is a Gold Partner, sponsoring the Kids & Animation program.

Highlights of TELETOON’s new lineup of Canadian original productions are as follows:

 

New Series:

 

FUGGET ABOUT IT

9 Story Entertainment • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON at Night

Teenager Petey Falcone’s father, Jimmy Falcone, was once the head of a large crime syndicate. But when Jimmy refused to whack his good ol’ Uncle Cheech, the Falcones were forced into witness protection in Canada. Petey, who was finally starting to figure out life in New York, now lives as Petey “McDougal” in Regina, Saskatchewan. In their new life, the Falcones must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer respected neighbourhood big-shots – they’re just regular schmucks. Fugget About It is an animated comedy aimed at teens and young adults that was originally developed for the TELETOON At Night Pilot Project in 2007.

 

JUST KIDDING KIDS

Just For Laughs Gags • 6 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Winter 2013 on TELETOON

From the creators and producers of the smash TV hit, Just for Laughs Gags, comes Just Kidding Kids, an all new spinoff with an age-old difference. Just Kidding Kids puts kids in the driver’s seat and lets them loose to concoct preposterous pranks on unsuspecting adults. The kids work together to ensure that one victim after another falls for the ploy. The audience is in on the scheme and won’t be able to resist roaring with laughter as unwary victims take the fall and their candid reactions are all caught on camera. Just Kidding Kids is sure to be a favourite for the whole family.

 

SPLATALOT

marblemedia • 26 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2011 on TÉLÉTOON (French)

Splatalot is a hilarious family-friendly medieval-themed physical game show featuring a larger-than-life extreme obstacle course with more splats and spills than ever imaginable. Each episode features a different group of 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three hilarious rounds: Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade and Capture the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of nine costumed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving only one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.

 

ROCKET MONKEYS

Breakthrough Entertainment • 26 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

Meet Wally and Gus. Best friends and NOSA-trained monkeynauts on an odyssey through outer space. Blasted into strange new worlds on a unique and specially equipped rocket, these two simians experiment with new technologies and discover alien species never seen before. Despite Dr. Chimpsky’s instructions for space travel, neither the optimistic Wally nor the brainy Gus has a clue as to how to pilot their ship, but somehow they have the right stuff to complete their mission. New life forms, techno-gadgets and collisions with space pirates all add up to a zany, fun-filled series for kids 6-11. It’s close encounters of a primate kind.

 

Renewed Series:

 

CRASH CANYON (Eight additional episodes ordered)

Breakthrough Films & Television • 8 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON at Night

When the Wendell family leaves for a vacation in their camper trailer, only one thing can happen: disaster. Motoring between tourist attractions, scenic vistas and the occasional point of interest, the trip turns to catastrophe when the family vehicle goes off a cliff. As the Wendells stumble out, they realize that not only are they alive, but also that they are not alone as the same fate has befallen several others before them, forming a community known only as Crash Canyon. This comedy series is produced by Breakthrough’s Ira Levy, Peter Williamson and executive producer Joan Lambur with Joel Cohen (Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons). These eight additional episodes bring the total to 26 for the Crash Canyon series on TELETOON. Crash Canyon premieres on TELETOON in fall 2011 as part of the adult-oriented “TELETOON at Night” programming block.

 

DETENTIONAIRE (Season Two)

Nelvana • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

Lee Ping is about to start grade 10 – the best year of his life – when he is blamed for pulling off an epic, mind-blowing practical joke and sentenced to spend the rest of the school year in detention. It’s goodbye freedom, goodbye girls and hello worst year of his life. Detentionaire follows Lee in his attempts to uncover the mystery behind the practical joke and clear his name. Detentionaire is created by Daniel Bryan Franklin and Charles Johnston and produced by Tracey Dodokin. The addition of these 13 episodes brings the total to 26 for the Detentionaire series aimed at kids 8-12, with the first 13-episode instalment premiering in fall 2011 on TELETOON.

 

MUDPIT (13 additional episodes ordered)

Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

This animated and live-action comedy series tells the story of four teens who form a virtual rock band in hopes of becoming real rock stars. Using a new high-tech videogame called Muzika, ubergamer Reese and power drummer Geneva create avatars to rock the online world for a chance to win a recording contract and world tour. This kid-friendly series stars Jesse Rath, Carleigh Beverly, Vas Saranga and Daniel Magder. These 13 additional episodes bring the total to 26 for the Mudpit series on TELETOON. Mudpit premieres on TELETOON in winter 2012.

TELETOON Canada inc. is pleased to announce that Fugget About It, an animated comedy originally developed for the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project, has been greenlit for production into a 13-part series in English and French.

Produced by Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment, Fugget About It follows the misadventures of 16-year-old Petey Falcone, the son of a former New York mob boss who now lives in a witness protection program with his family in Canada.

“The TELETOON At Night Pilot Project was a unique initiative by TELETOON to tap into the rich store of talent within the Canadian animation industry,” said Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada inc. “TELETOON received some great projects through this initiative and we’re thrilled to be able to take the Fugget About It pilot and develop it into a series with the humour and broad appeal we look for in our comedy programming.”

Originally launched in fall 2007, ten projects, including Fugget About It, were selected as finalists from over 200 submissions. TELETOON invested $1.5 million dollars into creating the pilots which straddle a wide range of topics, animation styles and comedy sensibilities. The TELETOON at Night pilots premiered online and have been featured on-air since September 2010 as part of TELETOON at Night’s popular Sunday night hosted block “Fred at Night.”

“The TELETOON at Night Pilot Project afforded us an incredible opportunity to get the Fugget About It pilot made and we couldn’t be more excited to see it go to series,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment. “We have a stellar creative team led by show runner Jeff Abugov (Two and a Half Men, Roseanne, Cheers) and TELETOON is the perfect home for this production.”

About Fugget About It

Teenager Petey Falcone’s father, Jimmy Falcone, was once the head of a large crime syndicate. But when Jimmy refused to whack his good ol’ Uncle Cheech, the Falcones were forced into witness protection in Canada. Petey, who was finally starting to figure out life in New York, now lives as Petey “MacDougall” in Regina, Saskatchewan. In their new life, the Falcones must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer respected neighbourhood big-shots – they’re just regular shmucks.

Fugget About It is a 13-part half-hour series slated to air on TELETOON English and TELETOON French in fall 2012.

TELETOON Canada inc. today announced that five new Canadian original series have been greenlit for production. New projects include comedy series Crash Canyon and Detentionaire, live-action/animation hybrid series Mudpit, a social, web and TV-integrated series called GeoFreakZ, and My Babysitter’s A Vampire, a live-action series based on the MOW of the same name.

In addition to these titles, TELETOON is developing the following new series: Quasitoon Tim (Sardine Productions), Artificial Idol (DHX Media), Gofers (Neptoon Studios), Sherlock Legacy (Bejuba) and the older-skewing Senior Years (Fresh TV Inc.).

TELETOON’s fall 2010 schedule also boasts a large number of original productions including new seasons of popular series Total Drama World Tour and Johnny Test along with new shows Skatoony, My Babysitter’s a Vampire (MOW) and Dating Guy.

TELETOON is a major supporter of the Canadian animation industry and kids television industry and has invested more than $225 million in the creation, development and production of Canadian content since 1997. As part of its commitment to the industry, TELETOON is proud to sponsor the Kids and Animation Program at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival.

Additional information on TELETOON’s original production slate:

CRASH CANYON

Breakthrough Films & Television • 18 x 30 min

When the Wendell family leaves for a vacation in their camper trailer, only one thing can happen: disaster. Motoring between tourist attractions, scenic vistas and the occasional point of interest, the trip turns to catastrophe when the family vehicle goes off a cliff. As the Wendells stumble out, they realize that not only are they alive, but also that they are not alone as the same fate has befallen several others before them, forming a community known only as Crash Canyon. This comedy series is produced by Breakthrough’s Ira Levy, Peter Williamson and Executive Producer Joan Lambur with Joel Cohen (Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons).

 

DETENTIONAIRE

Nelvana • 14 x 30 min

Lee Ping is about to start grade 10 – the best year of his life – when he is blamed for pulling off an epic, mind-blowing practical joke and sentenced to spend the rest of the school year in detention. It’s goodbye freedom, goodbye girls and hello worst year of his life. Detentionaire follows Lee in his attempts to uncover the mystery behind the practical joke and clear his name. Detentionaire is created by Daniel Bryan Franklin & Charles Johnston, produced by Tracey Dodokin and executive produced by Doug Murphy.

 

GEOFREAKZ

CCI Entertainment • 22 x 90 sec

GeoFreakZ is an integrated social, web and TV experience combining the treasure-hunting family sport of geocaching, the social network potential of the web and the storytelling power of television. In this multi-platform futuristic world, treasure hunting-teenage mutant alien FreakZ Pipes, Squizz, Freakachu, Mona and M-Flip are just trying to have fun, hang out and save the Virtual Universe from complete destruction. This innovative series bridging the gap between traditional television and interactive entertainment is executive produced by Arnie Zipursky and Charles Falzon and produced by Kristine Klohk and Chris Gudgeon.

 

MUDPIT

Cookie Jar Entertainment • 13 x 30 min

This live-action and animated comedy series tells the story of four teens who form a virtual rock band in hopes of becoming real rock stars. Using a new high-tech videogame called Muzika, ubergamer Reese and alterna-girl Geneva create avatars to rock the online world for a chance to win a recording contract and world tour. Produced by Michael Hirsh, Toper Taylor, Bruce Kalish, Jamie Waese, and Jeff Biederman.

 

MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE

Fresh TV Inc. • 13 x 30 min

Based on the TELETOON movie of the same name, My Babysitter’s A Vampire is a live-action series featuring the adventures of sci-fi geek Ethan, his best pal Benny and their recent vampire recruit, Rory. With the help of Ethan’s smokin’ hot babysitter Sarah, the teens must defend their town against an avalanche of scary supernatural phenomena. Executive Producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, Brian Irving and George Elliott; Associate Producer Robin McLeod and Producer Manny Danelon.

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