Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015

Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015

Teletoon Retro Will Cease Broadcasting On 1st September 2015: Good News: Classic Warner Bros and Hanna-Barbera Shows Move To Teletoon

Some sad news for classic animation fans in Canada, as Teletoon Retro will cease broadcasting on Tuesday 1st September at 5.59am ET. The channel is Canada’s closest equivalent to Boomerang and has many of Boomerang’s shows such as Looney Tunes, The Bugs & Tweety Show, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Smurfs and The Flintstones. The good news is that many of these shows are moving to the main Teletoon channel.

The reason that the channel is closing is because of business restructuring by Corus Entertainment and the fact that they want to focus more on their core channels. Teletoon (Corus Entertainment) runs Cartoon Network Canada and also owns the branding licence to Cartoon Network in Canada with permission from Turner Broadcasting. Teletoon also has the broadcasting rights to Cartoon Network’s shows in the Canadian market. At present, there is no news of a Boomerang channel launching in Canada.

http://www.teletoonretro.com/en/channel-shift-faq/

New Tooncast Presentation Reel

Tooncast Presentation Reel

A New Tooncast Presentation Reel Featuring Classic Cartoon Characters

Argentina/Brazil based graphics agency Le Cube have developed a sizzle presentation reel for Cartoon Network Latin America’s classic cartoon sister channel, Tooncast. The presentation reel has a series of bumpers that feature classic Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network characters, such as Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, Edd and Plank from Ed, Edd and Eddy, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Dexter and Dee Dee from Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack.

It’s not everyday when you get to see Superman and Samurai Jack fight Mojo Jojo, Dee Dee and Cow from Cow and Chicken on a trampoline together and Johnny Bravo trying to catch Penelope Pitstop’s attention.

http://lecube.tv/projects/tooncast-sizzle-reel/

Thanks to Elton Pierre (https://twitter.com/eltonpierre) and Notitoon for the information.

Cartoon Network India’s 20th Birthday

Cartoon Network 20th Birthday

Cartoon Network India became 20 years old on 1st May and to celebrate its 20th birthday, the channel will feature a special schedule, movies and competitions throughout the month. The Happy Birthday Cartoon Network programming line-up will not only include current shows such as Horrid Henry and Oggy and the Cockroaches but also The Flintstones, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Starting from today (04/05/2015), the special schedule will be aired from Monday to Friday at 11am.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Cartoon Network is giving one child and their family a chance to win a holiday at the Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Thailand. Other prizes such as tablets and PSPs will also be up for grabs.

During the summer, Cartoon Network India will be airing more new localised content such as new episodes of Roll No. 21 along with movies such as Mighty Raju: Superhero School and Sholay Adventures. In terms of non-Cartoon Network imports, Sonic Boom will be broadcast on the channel. New episodes of Cartoon Network’s worldwide shows, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball will also be aired. The channel will also be airing Uncle Grandpa and Clarence for the first time in May and June respectively.

Turner International India South Asia managing director Siddharth Jain made this statement to celebrate Cartoon Network India’s 20th Birthday.

“Since its inception in 1995, Cartoon Network has been the leading channel in the genre thanks to the adulation and loyalty of our fans across generations. We look forward to the future with innovative and engaging content forming our cornerstone to success.”

http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/kids/cartoon-network-turns-20-celebrates-with-new-shows-contest-150504

Also in nearby Sri Lanka, Cartoon Network Southeast Asia has returned to the Dialog Satellite TV platform, after a brief period of broadcasting Cartoon Network India in the country.

http://dialogtv.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/cartoon-network-asia-returns.html