Voting for the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Crushes opens Monday, January 23.
From TELETOON press release:
Toronto, ON – Who sets more hearts aflutter: He-Man or Pepé Le Pew? Smurfette or Lois Lane? As Valentine’s Day approaches, TELETOON Retro is asking viewers to vote for the most captivating cartoon characters in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Crushes campaign. Starting Monday, January 23 and running until Sunday, February 12, viewers can vote for the top five objects of their affection at www.teletoonretro.com and www.facebook.com/teletoonretro.
TELETOON Retro has narrowed the field to 33 of the dreamiest cartoon heartthrobs. Fans can choose from the following nominees:
He-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) She-Ra (She-Ra: Princess of Power) Fred (Scooby-Doo) Daphne (Scooby-Doo) Jem/Jerrica Benton (JEM) Rio Pacheco (JEM) Smurfette (The Smurfs) Hefty Smurf (The Smurfs) Pepé Le Pew (Looney Tunes) Garfield (Garfield and Friends) Superman (The New Adventures of Superman) Lois Lane (The New Adventures of Superman) Batman (Batman: The Animated Series) Robin (Batman) *Live Action Poison Ivy (Batman: The Animated Series) Catwoman (Batman) *Live Action Spiderman (Spider-Man) Judy Jetson (The Jetsons) Jane Jetson (The Jetsons) Wilma Flintstone (The Flintstones) Betty Rubble (The Flintstones) Peter Venkman (The Real Ghostbusters) Winston Zeddemore (The Real Ghostbusters) Michael Patterson (For Better or Worse) Elizabeth Patterson (For Better or Worse) Cheetara (ThunderCats) Lion-O (ThunderCats) Josie (Josie and the Pussycats) Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice) Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice) Duke (G.I. Joe) Scarlett (G.I. Joe) Princess Lila (Stop the Smoggies!)
Once the votes have been tallied, the Top 5 Crushes will be announced on Tuesday, February 14. A special programming marathon featuring the winners will air as part of the “Retro Rewind” programming block on Sunday, February 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
Each of the Top 5 Crushes will earn a coveted spot in the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame, joining previous Top 5 winners in the categories of Villains, Awesome Animals, Sweethearts and All-time Favourite Characters. To view past TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame inductees, visit www.teletoonretro.com.
TELETOON Retro presents classic cartoons all day, every day. A nostalgic throwback to favourites of the past, TELETOON Retro delivers new laughs with familiar friends to more than eight million Canadian homes. Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro and Télétoon Rétro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.