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|Launched||September 8, 1997|
|Owned by||Teletoon Canada Inc.
(Corus Entertainment – 50%
The Family Channel Inc. (in blind trust) – 50%)
(purchase of remaining 50% by Corus pending)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||Profitez de l'enfance! (1999-2000)
|Sister channel(s)||Télétoon Rétro (French)
Teletoon Retro (English)
|Bell TV||Channel 139|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 771|
|Available on many Canadian cable
|Check local listings, channels may vary|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 153|
|Optik TV||Channel 420|
Télétoon is a Canadian French-language Category A specialty channel that specializes in animation programming. Télétoon is owned by Teletoon Canada Inc., which is 50% owned by Corus Entertainment and 50% controlled by a blind trust (the interest previously owned by Astral Media). Astral's interest in Télétoon is among the properties Bell Media agreed to sell in order to complete its acquisition of Astral. Corus had already agreed to purchase Astral's interest in Télétoon (contingent on completion of the Bell-Astral transaction); this purchase is now pending separate Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval. The name is a portmanteau of television and cartoon and has no parent connection to the television channel in France of a similar name.
- 1 History
- 2 Programming
- 3 Related services
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Licensed in 1996 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the French-language channel was the first to launch on September 8, 1997. It was originally owned by a consortium made up of various other Canadian specialty services and producers; The Family Channel Inc. acting as managing partner at 53.3% (in a partnership between Astral Media and Western International Communications), YTV Canada Inc. at 26.7% (under Shaw Communications), and Cinar and Nelvana with 10% each. Through various acquisitions over the years, ownership resulted in both Astral Media and Corus Entertainment owning a 50% stake in the service.
On February 5, 2007, Télétoon's on-air appearance was dramatically changed as was its website, and Le Détour's website was moved to teletoon.com, and the look of both the channel and the Le Détour block changed.
On September 6, 2011, Télétoon's branding was changed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of co-owner Astral Media and to reflect the transition from analog to digital television. Télétoon Rétro and Télétoon la Nuit's on-air branding was not changed.
On March 4, 2013, Corus Entertainment announced that it would acquire Astral Media's 50% ownership interest in Teletoon, Télétoon, Teletoon Retro (English and French) and Cartoon Network, the purchase is in relation to Bell Media's pending takeover of Astral (which had earlier been rejected by the CRTC in October 2012, but was restructured to allow the sale of certain Astral Media properties in order to allow the purchase to clear regulatory hurdles). Bell filed a new application for the proposed takeover with the CRTC on March 6, 2013; the CRTC approved the merger on June 27, 2013.
Most of the shows broadcast on Télétoon are dubbed into French from its English counterpart.. Originally, both services had similar schedules, airing the same episode of the same program at the same time. Nowadays, the schedules sometimes differ, because Télétoon carries some translated programs that its English counterpart does not, as they are aired on other cable networks. Many of the shows, such as The Simpsons and King of the Hill, are dubbed using local voice-over actors from Quebec, while others, such as Naruto and virtually all series originating from Cartoon Network, are dubbed in France and imported.
Also, unlike the English version, daytime programming on Télétoon is broadcast commercial-free (other than for promos); since much of the French Télétoon's audience is in Quebec. Quebec provincial law prohibits paid commercials during children's programming, generally during the morning and afternoon hours.
Télétoon has been involved in the production of numerous original series. Almost all of these are animated, and a few later aired on another channel, Disney Junior and Télétoon Jr. Sur Demande.
This is a list of original productions and co-productions from Télétoon that did not run on its English counterpart. For a completed list of original productions that was seen on both channels, see this list of Teletoon original series.
- Splatalot (co-produced with YTV, CBBC and ABC3)
- Au pays des têtes à claques (co-produced with Canal+)
This is a list of programming set to air on Télétoon.
This is a list of programs being broadcast regularly.
- Adventure Time
- Au pays des têtes à claques
- Avengers: L'équipe des supers héros (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
- Bakugan: La Déferlante Mechtanium
- B-Daman Crossfire
- Ben 10: Omniverse
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Bugs Bunny et Tweety (The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show)
- Beyblade: Metal Fusion
- Camp Marécage (Camp Lakebottom)
- Défis extrêmes (Total Drama)
- Dreamworks Dragons
- George de la jungle (George of the Jungle)
- Grabujband (Grojband)
- Jimmy L'intrépide (Jimmy Two Shoes)
- Johnny Test
- La ligue des justiciers:Nouvelle génération (Young Justice)
- La retenue (Detentionaire)
- Lego: Legend Of Chima
- Le monde incroyable de Gumball (The Amazing World of Gumball)
- Les Simpson (The Simpsons)
- Matt Hatter Chronicles
- Lego Ninjago
- Power Rangers Megaforce(live action)
- Regular Show
- Scooby-Doo! Mystère Associés (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)
- Singestronautes (Rocket Monkeys)
- Spiez! Nouvelle Génération (The Amazing Spiez!)
- Les Zybrides (Spliced!)
- Ultimate Spider-Man
These programs are formerly aired on Télétoon, or are currently on hiatus. The French title is followed by the English one.
- Angela Anaconda
- Atomic Betty
- Bric-à-brac (shorts between shows)
- Captain Star
- Carl au carré (Carl Squared)
- Nom de code : KND (Codename: Kids Next Door)
- Delilah et Julius (Delilah and Julius)
- Blaise le blasé (Fred's Head)
- Gerald McBoing-Boing
- Billy et Mandy, aventuriers de l'au-delà (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
- Harry et ses dinosaures (Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs)
- Juniper Lee (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
- Kappa Mikey
- Le gosse d'animation (The animated kid)
- Le laboratoire de Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory)
- Les aventures d'Ollivier (Olliver's Adventures)
- Les couleurs du monde (The Colours of World)
- Les Graffitos (Stickin' Around)
- Les zinzins de l'espace (Space Goofs)
- Les jumeaux Zimmer (The Zimmer Twins) (shorts airing between shows)
- Marguerite et la bête féroce (Maggie and the Ferocious Beast) (now on Disney Junior (French))
- MegaMan: NT Warrior
- Megas XLR
- Moi Willy, fils de rock-star (My Dad the Rock Star)
- Naruto (uncensored version also airs in "Télétoon la Nuit")
- Ozzy et Drix (Ozzy and Drix)
- Sauveteurs du monde (Rescue Heroes)
- Ricky Sprocket
- Sakura, chasseuse de cartes (Cardcaptors)
- Samba et Leuk (Kassai and Leuk)
- Sonic le rebelle (Sonic Underground)
- Spider Riders
- Super Nanas (The Powerpuff Girls)
- Les tortues ninja (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Les Tiny Toons (Tiny Toon Adventures)
- Transformers Energon
- W[disambiguation needed]
- Sacré Andy! (What's With Andy?)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- The Super Hero Squad Show
- Totally Spies!
- L'heure de la terreur (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour)
- Ma gardienne est un vampire (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
- Ça passe ou ça casse (Hole in the Wall)
- Iggy Arbuckle
- The Future Is Wild (Le futur est ... wow)
- Ce cher Ed (Best Ed)
- Les vendredis superhéros – "Les vendredis superhéros" is an action-oriented programming block airing Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. ET.
- Vive les samedis – "Vive les samedis" is a Saturday morning programming block from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, this block was formerly known as Les dessins animés du samedi matin.
- Télétoon présente – "Télétoon présente" is a block on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, that mostly airs animated movies (such as Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Pokémon movies, The Powerpuff Girls Movie and Looney Tunes movies, among others). It also airs live action movies such as the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. This block was formerly known as Cinétoon.
- J'aime les jeudis – "J'aime les jeudis" is a programming block airing on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. ET.
- Télétoon la nuit - Animated programming targeted towards teen and adult audiences airs during the nighttime hours as part of the programming block, Télétoon la Nuit (formerly "Le détour sur Télétoon", then "Télétoon Détour"), the French version of Teletoon at Night (formerly Teletoon Detour), which is similar in format to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. However, unlike Adult Swim, although there was a strong early commitment to air diverse and international programming, as well as the ability to air a great majority of material uncut, Télétoon Détour refused to incorporate a single anime series until March 3, 2008.
- Camp Télétoon – The Camp Télétoon block replaces morning programming during the summer vacation period from July to August, containing some of the channel's popular programs, and daily movies. However, in the summer of 2009, Camp Télétoon was placed on hiatus, with Fou rire taking its place. The block returned in the summer of 2012, now airing weeknights from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. ET.
- Novembre+ - This block features series marathon and premieres of series during the month of November.
- Attache ta tuque - This block features holiday specials
- Original blocks – In 1997, Télétoon chose a different style of animation for each block. Each blocks were represented as planets: Claymation for Pre-School (4 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Cel animation for Kids (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Collage for Family (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Paper mache for Adult (9 p.m. to 4 a.m.). Each block's bumpers were made by Cuppa Coffee Studio.
- Télétoon Déjonté - Launched in 2000, Télétoon Déjonté is a teen and adult-oriented block of the channel; it co-existed with Le Détour sur Télétoon until the block merged with it in 2004.
- Télétoon Kapow! – Launched in September 2003, Kapow! was an action block, which featured the shows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider Riders, MegaMan NT Warrior and The Batman. Kapow! was usually shown on weekend mornings in large blocks, although it did air in smaller blocks during the weekdays. Teletoon Kapow! was used as the name of the Canadian Cartoon Network channel license.
- Le Spin – Le Spin was created in September 3, 2007 and air every weekday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with different shows everyday. Throughout the week, viewers could vote online on the Télétoon website to pick one show that would air during Le Spin block. Once a month, five viewers each got to choose the shows for an entire weekday afternoon.
- Fou rire – The Fou rire block aired weekday mornings from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. ET and on Saturday mornings. It aired shows such as Out of Jimmy's Head, Chowder, and Jimmy Two-Shoes.
- 3 heures vraiment cool – The 3 heures vraiment cool block aired on Monday through Thursdays and Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET. On Thursdays, it was called "Les jeudis vraiment trop cool", and it aired new episodes of The Simpsons, Johnny Test, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Stoked, Total Drama, Majority Rules and 6teen.
- Télétoon Rétro – Télétoon Rétro was the brand for Télétoon's blocks of classic animated programming. In Fall 2008, a digital channel under the same name was launched, featuring classic animated programs.
- Mission:Action – The Mission:Action block aired on weekdays starting at 4:00 p.m. ET, and on Sunday mornings/afternoons. It featured action series such as The Secret Saturdays, Bakugan, Chop Socky Chooks, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Naruto, Wolverine and the X-Men, Johnny Test, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Chaotic, Totally Spies, The Super Hero Squad Show and The Spectacular Spider-Man. New additions included Power Ranger Samurai, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Hot Wheels Battle Force 5, The Amazing Spiez, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders.
- Télétoon Jr. - The Télétoon Jr. block aired weekdays starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. A video-on-demand channel also exist which run a different set of series than those featured on the block.
Télétoon Sur Demande
Télétoon Sur Demande is a video-on-demand channel featuring series from Télétoon.
Télétoon Jr. Sur Demande
Télétoon Jr. Sur Demande is a video-on-demand multiplex channel and was named after a program block featuring animated series aimed at younger children's; shows included on the Télétoon Jr. Sur Demande channel have included such shows as Caillou, Atomic Betty, George Of The Jungle, The Future Is Wild and Bobby's World. Unlike Télétoon and Télétoon Rétro, the channel do not feature an English counterpart. It is also not available as a programming block on Télétoon anymore.
Télétoon Rétro is a Category B digital cable and satellite channel that debuted in Fall 2008, and was named after a program block featuring classic animated series; shows included on the Télétoon Rétro channel have included such shows as The Tom and Jerry Show, The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Raccoons, The Jetsons, Astro Boy and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Teletoon and Teletoon Retro are the English counterparts to Télétoon and Télétoon Rétro respectively.
In 2013, Télétoon will launch a high definition feed called Télétoon HD, which simulcasts the standard definition feed.
- Teletoon (Canada)
- Télétoon Rétro
- Teletoon Retro
- Disney Junior (French Canada)
- Disney Junior (English Canada)
- Adult Swim (Canada)
- Cartoon Network (Canada)
- Disney XD (Canada)
- Nickelodeon (Canada)
- Treehouse TV
- "CRTC Multiple Ownership Chart #159" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- "Teletoon Officially Unveils Newly Refreshed Unreal Branding" http://www.astral.com/en/press-room/news/2011/teletoon-officially-unveils-newly-refreshed-unreal-branding[dead link]
- BCE to sell assets to Corus as part of Astral deal, The Globe and Mail (via Reuters and The Canadian Press), March 4, 2013.
- Astral and Bell Comment on New Acquisition Application to CRTC, Broadcaster Magazine, March 6, 2013.
- CRTC approves Bell-Astral merger, CBC News, June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- "Télétoon | Connais-tu Jake? Quand puis-je regarder Adventure Time? Mais, consultes l'horaire pour ton émissions préférées sur Télétoon!". Teletoon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "Teletoon Mail Archive April 1999 - 5th Letter". Archived from the original on 2001-05-22.
- "Teletoon Mail Archive March 1998 - Last Letter". Archived from the original on 2001-05-22.
- "Twitter / TeletoonFR: @SteeveStpierre La HD s'en". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
- Télétoon la Nuit (French)
- Le détour sur Télétoon (French)
- Télétoon Corporative Website (French)