Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada's Latest Original Production Slate

TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others

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Banff, AlbertaJune 11, 2013TELETOON Canada Inc.today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brandnew CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate Express, as well as the renewals of Rocket Monkeys (Season 2), Endangered Species (Season 2), Total Drama (Season 6) and Johnny Test(Season 7). This announcement was made from the Banff World MediaFestival, where TELETOON is a proud sponsor of the Kids and Animationprogram for the fourth consecutive year.

“TELETOON Canada has developed a reputation for consistently deliveringhigh quality original programming that not only strikes a chord withCanadian audiences, but sees remarkable success on an internationalscale, and this year is no exception,” said Alan Gregg, Director,Original Content, TELETOON Canada Inc. “We are extremely proud of thenew and returning shows we have developed in collaboration with ourtalented production partners, and are very excited to bring them to thescreen.”

In addition to this newly announced lineup of productions and renewals,TELETOON Canada will be premiering a number of original programs thisyear, including new series Camp Lakebottom (Summer 2013), Grojband (Fall 2013), Endangered Species (Winter 2014) and Packages From Planet X (Winter 2014), as well as returning hits Detentionaire Season 3 (Fall 2013), Johnny Test Season 6 (Fall 2013), Fugget About It Season 2 (Fall 2013), Just Kidding Season 2 (Winter 2014) and Total Drama All-Stars Season 5 (Winter 2014).

Recognized worldwide as a leader in the kids TV and animationindustries, TELETOON has a track record of developing homegrown Canadianseries that are massively successful at home and abroad. Since itsinception in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. has invested over $290 millionin the creation, development and production of Canadian content andtakes great pride in the international successes of its originalprograms. Some recent examples include the sale of Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon’s global networks, Camp Lakebottom‘s acquisition by Disney XD internationally and the continued success of the Total Drama franchise on Cartoon Network around the world.

Additional information on TELETOON Canada’s original production slate:

New Series

Inspector Gadget
DHX Media • 26 x 11 minutes
Premiere Date TBC on TELETOON

MAD Agents, look out! Criminals, beware! Bystanders … take cover!Inspector Gadget is back to battle Dr. Claw with all-new gadgets – andall-new gadget-related chaos. But the loveable, bumbling,accidentally-destructive Inspector is not alone in the fight to takedown MAD. His ever trusty police-dog, Brain, is still by his side andhe’s getting extra crime-fighting help from his new partner,Inspector-in-training Penny. With MAD more powerful than ever and withthe arrival of Dr. Claw’s evil-genius (and totally crush-worthy) nephew,Penny and Brain will need to use every ounce of their training to keepthe world safe from Dr. Claw … and Gadget.

Pirate Express
Atomic Cartoons Inc. •  52 x 11 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

Newt, the son of almighty Poseidon, is an adventurous, 12-year-oldAtlantean boy. As captain of The Pirate Express, Newt leads a motleycrew of unruly pirates on bizarre voyages, much to the chagrin of theoriginal captain, Henri De LaPoutine, who must reluctantly accompany theteam on missions despite his demotion. It’s a high stakes game for Newtand his crew, because should the pirates fail, they will be exiled to aship in a bottle for all eternity.

Renewals

Rocket Monkeys (Season 2)
Breakthrough Entertainment • 13 x 22 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

When battling rogue black holes, vengeful aliens, criminal mastermindsand rifts in the evil dimension, the universe turns to its bravest andbrightest to save the day. When those guys are busy, the universe isstuck with the Rocket Monkeys. Inexplicably charged with carrying outall kinds of important missions, brothers Gus and Wally cause moreintergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily, they haveplenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightlyoutdated) robot. These monkeys may not have the brainpower of the RocketChickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger foradventure. And by “adventure” we mostly mean “bananas.”

Endangered Species (Season 2)
Nerd Corps Entertainment • 26 x 11 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

Nestled deep among the tall trees of Happy Meadows Park sits a seeminglyrun-of-the-mill tree stump. But this stump is far from normal. Thisstump has three lovable, oddball animal buddies living in it – Picklethe hyper-imaginative bunny, Merl the very particular, overlysuspicious, but deeply loyal squirrel and Gull the dim-witted seagull.While they don’t often leave the safety of their home, ridiculous anddangerous things have a tendency of happening to them anyway, often indefiance of the laws of physics or reality. Whether it’s accidentallydismantling the time-space continuum while taking apart a puzzle, orordering a vacation-in-a-box that turns out to be a full-sized waterparkfull of raging rivers and rockslides, every day-to-day happening in thestump becomes a treacherous, over-the-top, squash-and-stretchadventure.

Total Drama: Pahkitew Island (Season 6)
Fresh TV • 13 x 22 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

It’s an all-new season in an all-new location: Pahkitew Island. Giventhat the Cree word for “explode” is Pahkitew, it’s no wonder that hostChris McLean chose this new island to put a fresh collection of victims -er, contestants – through the most grueling challenges yet. Once againteen freaks, geeks, egos and cowards smash, crash and bash their waythrough the season with one goal in mind: winning that one milliondollar prize. Who will take it home? No one knows until the finalepisode drops and the pain finally stops.

Johnny Test (Season 7)
DHX Media •  13 x 22 minutes (including a 3-part special)
Premiere Date TBC on TELETOON

An action-comedy extravaganza, the Gemini-award-nominated series JohnnyTest chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, hisgenetically engineered super-dog Dukey and his 13-year-old super-geniusscientist sisters Susan and Mary. Using Johnny as their guinea pig,Susan and Mary strive to solve the trials and tribulations of adolescentangst with out-of-this-world scientific experiments.

About TELETOON Canada Inc.
TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animatedand animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialtytelevision channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétroand Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand,Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties.Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.3million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than nine millionhomes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadiananimation industry, investing over $290 million in homegrown content todate. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and CorusEntertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.
   

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Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada's Latest Original Production Slate

TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/13SdA90

Banff, AlbertaJune 11, 2013TELETOON Canada Inc.today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brandnew CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate Express, as well as the renewals of Rocket Monkeys (Season 2), Endangered Species (Season 2), Total Drama (Season 6) and Johnny Test(Season 7). This announcement was made from the Banff World MediaFestival, where TELETOON is a proud sponsor of the Kids and Animationprogram for the fourth consecutive year.

“TELETOON Canada has developed a reputation for consistently deliveringhigh quality original programming that not only strikes a chord withCanadian audiences, but sees remarkable success on an internationalscale, and this year is no exception,” said Alan Gregg, Director,Original Content, TELETOON Canada Inc. “We are extremely proud of thenew and returning shows we have developed in collaboration with ourtalented production partners, and are very excited to bring them to thescreen.”

In addition to this newly announced lineup of productions and renewals,TELETOON Canada will be premiering a number of original programs thisyear, including new series Camp Lakebottom (Summer 2013), Grojband (Fall 2013), Endangered Species (Winter 2014) and Packages From Planet X (Winter 2014), as well as returning hits Detentionaire Season 3 (Fall 2013), Johnny Test Season 6 (Fall 2013), Fugget About It Season 2 (Fall 2013), Just Kidding Season 2 (Winter 2014) and Total Drama All-Stars Season 5 (Winter 2014).

Recognized worldwide as a leader in the kids TV and animationindustries, TELETOON has a track record of developing homegrown Canadianseries that are massively successful at home and abroad. Since itsinception in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. has invested over $290 millionin the creation, development and production of Canadian content andtakes great pride in the international successes of its originalprograms. Some recent examples include the sale of Rocket Monkeys to Nickelodeon’s global networks, Camp Lakebottom‘s acquisition by Disney XD internationally and the continued success of the Total Drama franchise on Cartoon Network around the world.

Additional information on TELETOON Canada’s original production slate:

New Series

Inspector Gadget
DHX Media • 26 x 11 minutes
Premiere Date TBC on TELETOON

MAD Agents, look out! Criminals, beware! Bystanders … take cover!Inspector Gadget is back to battle Dr. Claw with all-new gadgets – andall-new gadget-related chaos. But the loveable, bumbling,accidentally-destructive Inspector is not alone in the fight to takedown MAD. His ever trusty police-dog, Brain, is still by his side andhe’s getting extra crime-fighting help from his new partner,Inspector-in-training Penny. With MAD more powerful than ever and withthe arrival of Dr. Claw’s evil-genius (and totally crush-worthy) nephew,Penny and Brain will need to use every ounce of their training to keepthe world safe from Dr. Claw … and Gadget.

Pirate Express
Atomic Cartoons Inc. •  52 x 11 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

Newt, the son of almighty Poseidon, is an adventurous, 12-year-oldAtlantean boy. As captain of The Pirate Express, Newt leads a motleycrew of unruly pirates on bizarre voyages, much to the chagrin of theoriginal captain, Henri De LaPoutine, who must reluctantly accompany theteam on missions despite his demotion. It’s a high stakes game for Newtand his crew, because should the pirates fail, they will be exiled to aship in a bottle for all eternity.

Renewals

Rocket Monkeys (Season 2)
Breakthrough Entertainment • 13 x 22 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

When battling rogue black holes, vengeful aliens, criminal mastermindsand rifts in the evil dimension, the universe turns to its bravest andbrightest to save the day. When those guys are busy, the universe isstuck with the Rocket Monkeys. Inexplicably charged with carrying outall kinds of important missions, brothers Gus and Wally cause moreintergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily, they haveplenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightlyoutdated) robot. These monkeys may not have the brainpower of the RocketChickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger foradventure. And by “adventure” we mostly mean “bananas.”

Endangered Species (Season 2)
Nerd Corps Entertainment • 26 x 11 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

Nestled deep among the tall trees of Happy Meadows Park sits a seeminglyrun-of-the-mill tree stump. But this stump is far from normal. Thisstump has three lovable, oddball animal buddies living in it – Picklethe hyper-imaginative bunny, Merl the very particular, overlysuspicious, but deeply loyal squirrel and Gull the dim-witted seagull.While they don’t often leave the safety of their home, ridiculous anddangerous things have a tendency of happening to them anyway, often indefiance of the laws of physics or reality. Whether it’s accidentallydismantling the time-space continuum while taking apart a puzzle, orordering a vacation-in-a-box that turns out to be a full-sized waterparkfull of raging rivers and rockslides, every day-to-day happening in thestump becomes a treacherous, over-the-top, squash-and-stretchadventure.

Total Drama: Pahkitew Island (Season 6)
Fresh TV • 13 x 22 minutes
Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON

It’s an all-new season in an all-new location: Pahkitew Island. Giventhat the Cree word for “explode” is Pahkitew, it’s no wonder that hostChris McLean chose this new island to put a fresh collection of victims -er, contestants – through the most grueling challenges yet. Once againteen freaks, geeks, egos and cowards smash, crash and bash their waythrough the season with one goal in mind: winning that one milliondollar prize. Who will take it home? No one knows until the finalepisode drops and the pain finally stops.

Johnny Test (Season 7)
DHX Media •  13 x 22 minutes (including a 3-part special)
Premiere Date TBC on TELETOON

An action-comedy extravaganza, the Gemini-award-nominated series JohnnyTest chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, hisgenetically engineered super-dog Dukey and his 13-year-old super-geniusscientist sisters Susan and Mary. Using Johnny as their guinea pig,Susan and Mary strive to solve the trials and tribulations of adolescentangst with out-of-this-world scientific experiments.

About TELETOON Canada Inc.
TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animatedand animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialtytelevision channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétroand Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand,Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties.Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.3million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than nine millionhomes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadiananimation industry, investing over $290 million in homegrown content todate. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and CorusEntertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.
   

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