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Canada Day Cookout Kicks Off YTV’s July Lineup

This Canada Day, Saturday, July 1 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm, Ian Kelly (BEING IAN) is throwing the biggest bash of the summer with all of YTVs favorite Canadian cartoon pals.

With original animation created by Studio B Prods., CCI Ent., 9 Story Ent. and Breakthrough Animation in collaboration with YTVs On-Air Promotions department, characters from YTV series introduce their own shows in all-new exclusive content.

This unique partnership with YTV and four Canadian studios is a testament to the strength and collaborative approach of Canadas production industry, said Phil Piazza, vp of programming, Corus Childrens Television. Both kids and adults will get a kick out of the original animated interstitials of their favorite YTV characters mingling at the party and interacting with Ian Kelly from BEING IAN.

Supporting YTVs Big BBQ Blowout for the second year in a row, Studio B Prods. provides original animation for barbecue host, Ian Kelly as well as footage from THE AMAZING ADRENALINI BROTHERS and YVON OF THE YUKON. CCI Ent. gets in on the action with original content from new fall series ERKY PERKY. 9 Story Ent. adds some sizzle with custom made clips from Nelvanas JACOB TWO-TWO. Breakthrough Animation gives the BBQ some garnish with two specially made excerpts from CAPTAIN FLAMINGO. The interstitial lineup also includes Marathon Animations MARTIN MYSTERY and Nelvanas JANE AND THE DRAGON who provided original recorded voice work exclusively for this Canada Day event.

Other highlights include the new series PANDALIAN arriving in its regular timeslot Wednesday, July 5, at 3:30 pm.

Pandalian follows the hilarious misadventures of humble panda Toby, who is appointed The Chosen One by frivolous fairy princess, MI. His duty is to save his donut-shaped planet of Pandasia from the clutches of an evil King. In order to do this, Toby must race against time to find the seven beans of power and the seven bean warriors to help him remove his fellow pandas from the endangered species list.

The 26-episode series is a co-production of Fuji Creative Corp., Planet Inc. and TVbean, licensed by FUNimation Prods. Ltd. and Nelvana Intl Ltd.

On Sunday, July 16, in a special timeslot from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, ZAPX host Simon introduces four back-to-back one-hour themed specials including a brand-new ALL GROWN UP at 4:00 pm.

Saturday, July 29 is dedicated to the cosmos. From 7:00 am to 12:00 noon, YTV airs intergalactic episodes of KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, TEEN TITANS, one-hour specials of MARTIN MYSTERY, MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, JIMMY NEUTRON and a sneak preview of the upcoming new series TEAM GALAXY, set to premiere this fall.

Animated and visual effects movies coming to YTVs themed movie block, 3 Hairy Thumbs Up, on Saturdays and Sundays, include:

* ALIENS IN THE WILD, WILD WEST (1999) July 2 at 4:00 pm* KANGAROO JACK (2003) July 2 at 6:00 pm* ZOLAR (2004) July 8 at 4:00 pm* TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY: THE GIFT OF THE NAMES (2001) July 9 at 4:00 pm* TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY: BADGE OF COURAGE (2001) July 15 at 4:00 pm* DRAGONS: THE METAL AGES (2005) July 22 at 4:00 pm* REBOOT: DAEMON RISING (2001) July 29 at 4:00 pm

Over on Treehouse, beginning Friday, July 14, the preschool channel airs eight LAND BEFORE TIME movies every Friday night at 6:00 pm. July movies include: LAND BEFORE TIME, LAND BEFORE TIME II: THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE and LAND BEFORE TIME III: TIME OF THE GREAT GIVING.

YTV, Canadas #1 youth network, is seen in more than eight million homes across Canada. YTV is owned by Corus Ent., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, childrens book publishing and childrens animation. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto and New York exchanges. For more information, visit

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