TELETOON Canada 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.”
Press release from Teletoon:
Banff, Alberta – TELETOON Canada 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 viewers expect the best in animation from us and with the shows we have in development, we continue to deliver first-class original programming.” said Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada. “We’re thrilled to be working with our production partners on these titles that fit perfectly with our kid, co-view and adult lineups.”
TELETOON Canada., 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.
Additional information on TELETOON’s original production slate:
Dr. Dimensionpants Cookie Jar Entertainment • 26 x 22 minutes Scheduled for Winter 2014 on TELETOON
Mild-mannered 10-year-old Kyle Lipton was just a regular kid…until an inter-dimensional portal opened up and dropped a pair of Cosmic Power Pants onto his lap. Now Kyle is Dr. Dimensionpants, a superhero with a super intense attitude who, with the guidance of a talking unicorn named Philip, must deal with the constant threat of inter-dimensional villains bent on destroying his hometown.
Endangered Species Nerd Corps Entertainment • 26 x 11 minutes Scheduled for Fall 2014 on TELETOON What happens when a cantankerous squirrel, an overly optimistic bunny and a neurotic seagull live together in a tree stump? A whole lot of nuttiness, that’s what. Merl the Squirrel, Sunny Bunny and Gull are three weirdo wild animals who turn everyday activities into total insanity.
Johnny Test (Season Six) Cookie Jar Entertainment • 26 x 22 minutes Scheduled for Fall 2013 on TELETOON An action-comedy extravaganza, the Gemini-award-nominated series Johnny Test chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, his genetically engineered super-dog Dukey and his 13-year-old super-genius scientist sisters Susan and Mary. Using Johnny as their guinea pig, Susan and Mary strive to solve the trials and tribulations of adolescent angst with out-of-this-world scientific experiments.
Detentionaire (Season Three) Nelvana Limited • 13 x 22 minutes Scheduled for Fall 2013 on TELETOON The first two seasons of Detentionare saw Lee Ping sentenced to a year of detention for a prank he didn’t commit. With this new season comes a new – far more epic – prank and Lee is getting blamed for it again. Once more, Lee and his friends will try to uncover the truth about the prank and figure out the reason for the strange behavior of many of the adults in town.
Fugget About It (Season Two) 9 Story Entertainment • 13 x 22 minutes Scheduled for Fall 2013 on TELETOON at Night Jimmy Falcone was once a feared capo in the Gambini crime family, but when his associates insisted he whack his good old Uncle Cheech, Jimmy had to draw the line. When Jimmy pleads for Cheech’s life to Don Gambini, their meeting ends with Jimmy hurling the crime boss out of a nineteen storey window. With the mob out to kill him, Jimmy has no choice but to turn to the dark side and become a witness for the Feds. Jimmy and his family are sent into witness protection in cold, snowy Regina, where it's hard for a quick-tempered goodfella to live as a regular schnook among naïve, kind and friendly Canadians. Fugget About It is an animated comedy that was originally developed for the TELETOON At Night Pilot Project in 2007.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.