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Canuck net Teletoon unveils fall plans

Canada's 24/7 animation net Teletoon has unveiled its fall sked, putting new and domestic titles including Vancouver-based Studio B's Ricky Sprocket and Johnny Test from Toronto's Cookie Jar Entertainment on air alongside older titles culled from the Warner Bros.' vault such as Looney Tunes.
July 31, 2007

Canada’s 24/7 animation net Teletoon has unveiled its fall sked, putting new and domestic titles including Vancouver-based Studio B’s Ricky Sprocket and Johnny Test from Toronto’s Cookie Jar Entertainment on air alongside older titles culled from the Warner Bros.’ vault such as Looney Tunes.

Teletoon is planning to run Johnny Test (already airing on Kids’ WB! in the US) along with Aardman Animations/Decode Entertainment/Cartoon Network co-pro Chop Socky Chooks and the reality send-up Total Drama Island from Fresh Animation and Cake Entertainment in its after-school Spin Cycle block. A new twist this year is that via online voting, kids will be able to pick which shows air on Fridays. Nelvana/Spin Master co-pro Bakugan and Chaotic from 4Kids will follow every weeknight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Older series, including the venerable The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show and ’70s classicsSuper Friends and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, are slated to follow every night to hype the launch of Teletoon Retro, the net’s spin-off channel going live in October.

Teletoon has also slotted Ricky Sprocket for Sunday and Saturday afternoons, and will provide a sneak-peek of the first episode on Aug 15 at www.teletoon.com, following a preview for Rogers, Shaw and Telus Mobile TV subscribers on Aug 1.

Other titles set for the channel include Cartoon Network original Squirrel Boy, Shaun the Sheep from Aardman and Futz!, a series of three-minute shorts produced by Toronto’s 9 Story Entertainment.

This article first appeared in Playback Daily

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