Freaktown

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Freaktown
Also known asFreak vs. Sweet
GenreComedy
Created by
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s)
  • For Pirate Toronto:
  • Ian Lefeuvre
Country of origin
  • Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • For Portfolio Entertainment:
  • Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen
Producer(s)Dave Beatty
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Portfolio Entertainment
PIP Animation Services Inc.
DistributorPortfolio Entertainment
Release
Original networkTeletoon (Canada)
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJune 20 –
October 9, 2016

Freaktown is a Canadian animated series produced by Portfolio Entertainment, being the first creation of the group's cartoon studio.[1] Devised by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic, the series premiered on Teletoon on June 20, 2016. Internationally, the series premiered on Disney XD (Southeast Asia) on May 28 & 29, 2016 and is currently airing on Pop Max in United Kingdom, Boing in France, Hungama TV and Disney XD in India and Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Plot[edit]

The series focuses on Ben Bones, an undead skeleton. Along with his friends, Lenny and Priscilla, they are to protect Freaktown against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia and her right-hand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Benjamin Bones (voiced by Landon Norris) – The kind problem-solving protagonist of the show and hero of Freaktown. Ben is an undead skeleton with a soul. He often foils Princess Boo Boo and Lord Cuddles' plans to "sugar frost" Freaktown.
  • Lenny (voiced by Cory Doran) – Ben's best friend. Lenny is a mutant mantis, who is sometimes shy. But, he's also very endearing. He has the ability to shoot sticky webs.

Supporting[edit]

  • Priscilla (voiced by Stephanie Lynn Robinson) – Ben and Lenny's best friend. Priscilla is a potion princess and the kind of friend who sees everything, due to the fact that she can take out her eyeballs. She is good at concocting magic potions.
  • Princess Boo Boo the Bouncy (voiced by Julie Lemieux) – One of the main antagonists. She is the ruler of Sweetlandia. She is a spoiled brat who plans to turn Freaktown into a kind and cuddly paradise.
  • Lord Cuddles the Fluffy (voiced by Matt Baram) – Another main antagonist. He is Princess Boo Boo's right-hand bear and Freaktown's Mayor. He is the one who normally plans the scheme to ruin Freaktown. Don't let his cuteness and physical size fool you, he is one guy not to be messed with.
  • Taylor (voiced by Jamie Watson) the Warnicorn
  • Sparkles (voiced by Richard Binsley) – the Wizard

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1a"Flush Fest"Steve WestrenChris LaBonteJune 20, 2016 (2016-06-20)001N/A
Princess Boo Boo tells Cuddles to cancel Freaktown annual fest.
1b"The Princess and the Skull"Philippe Ivanusic-ValléeDave PembertonJune 20, 2016 (2016-06-20)001N/A
Sparkles conjures up a spell that gives Boo Boo the power to transform Ben into a prince.
2a"Tinkle Taylor, Soldier, Spy"
"Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy"[2]
Steve WestrenTroy SullivanJune 27, 2016 (2016-06-27)004N/A
Priscilla sends Ben and Lenny on a quest.
2b"Nap Trap"Scott AlbertTodd SullivanJune 27, 2016 (2016-06-27)AABF001N/A
Ben's noisiness interferes with Boo Boo's nap time. So, Cuddles creates a giant mobile that threatens to put all the Freaks to sleep.
3a"The Tale of Buttsilk"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollTodd SullivanJuly 4, 2016 (2016-07-04)AABF002N/A
Ben and Lenny discover that Lenny's butt silk transforms Freaks into cute butterflies.
3b"Slumberdome"Miles SmithDave PembertonJuly 4, 2016 (2016-07-04)AABF003N/A
Ben wants to win the annual Pillow-Fighting championship. So, Priscilla outfits him with an undefeatable bionic arm.
4a"B-1000"Miles SmithStephanie Ramon Drew NgJuly 11, 2016 (2016-07-11)AABF005N/A
Cuddles builds a Ben Robot, hoping to replace the real Ben.
4b"Lord Cuddles the Zitty"Philippe Ivanusic-ValléeTroy SullivanJuly 11, 2016 (2016-07-11)AABF006N/A
Priscilla creates a potion to make Mayor Cuddles more attractive to Boo-Boo.
5a"Build-a-Ben"Scott AlbertDave PembertonJuly 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)AABF007N/A
Sparkles sucks the stuffing out of Cuddles in order to make a living Ben doll for Boo-Boo. The doll turns out to awkwardly control Ben like a voodoo doll.
5b"Ben's Bones"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollRod AmadorJuly 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)BBBF001N/A
Ben lost his bone after another stunt.
6a"Ben's Buff Bod"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollTodd SullivanJuly 25, 2016 (2016-07-25)BBBF002N/A
Ben breaks every bone in his body trying a stunt and Lenny finds him a temporary replacement body.
6b"Dare Ya"Philippe Ivanusic-ValléeTroy SullivanJuly 25, 2016 (2016-07-25)BBBF004N/A
The freaks showed Cuddle the joys of daring a person.
7a"Cupid Crisis"Ashley LanniganDave PembertonAugust 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)BBBF005N/A
Boo-Boo hires a thoroughly incompetent cupid.
7b"Date with Danger"Craig MartinPaul BouchardAugust 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)BBF008N/A
Hit-man needs to shoot Ben with an arrow and make him fall in love with her; the hit-man manages to hit everybody but Ben.
8a"Funny Bone"Hollis Ludrow-CarrollDave PembertonAugust 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)CCBF001N/A
Ben lost his funny bone during a rollercoaster ride before a big competition that give him and Lanny their cash for the year. Lenny then told Priscilla that Ben wins by his charming personality not by the stunt.
8b"Pool Party Pooper"Phil Ivanusic-ValléeTroy SullivanAugust 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)CCBF002N/A
It's a hot day in freak town and everyone is burning so Ben and his friends decided to seek into Princess Boo Boo's new water park.
9a"Dream to Scream"Ethan BanvillePaul BouchardAugust 15, 2016 (2016-08-15)CCBF004N/A
9b"The Fluff Stuff"Steve WestrenTodd SullivanAugust 15, 2016 (2016-08-15)CCBF006N/A
Mayor Cuddle lost his stuffing and does not want the princess to see him.
10a"Senior's Discount"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollDave PembertonAugust 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)CCBF008N/A
Wanting to bag a senior's discount at the Barf Bistro, Ben and Lenny get Priscilla to create a potion that will make them temporarily old, they take too much of it.
10b"Infurnace"Miles SmithTroy SullivanAugust 22, 2016 (2016-08-22)CCBF010N/A
11a"Baby-Sitter Ben"Phil Ivanusic-ValléePaul BouchardAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF001N/A
Ben and Lenny have to baby sit Priscilla's niece Zoe, but they send her to an automated babysitting service.
11b"Braff Buritto"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollTodd SullivanAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF002N/A
After realizing that he is the only one who isn't on a restaurant wall a fame Ben tries to break a buritto eating a record.
12a"Plant a Freak"Scott AlbertDave PembertonAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF003N/A
In exchange for primo tickets to the Monster Truck rally, Ben and Lenny agree to tend to the neglected garden at Boo-Boo's Castle.
12b"Magic School"Ashley LanniganDave PembertonAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF005N/A
13a"The Wishing Rat"Craig MartinTroy SullivanAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF009N/A
The guys learn there's a mystical rat in the sewer that will grant three wishes; a series of dangerous challenges must be met to find the rat.
13b"Raining Cats & Cats"Andrew HarrisonPaul BouchardAugust 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)EABF010N/A
14a"Freaks in Space"Scott AlbertTodd SullivanOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)FFBF001N/A
14b"Glitter Goo"Phil Ivanusic-ValléeDave PembertonOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)FFBF002N/A
15a"Moosequito Day"Scott AlbertTroy SullivanOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)FFBF004N/A
The mayor frightens the shutdown a holiday for a half mositquito half moose who has a great thrust for blood cause he thinks its not real, and Lenny said that he was right cause his forefather mistake the creature for a freak.
15b"The Snozz"Ashley LanniganTodd SullivanOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)FFBF005N/A
The freaks are demand to take naps for a long period of time, but Ben and the other rebel against it so Cuddle order a machine to make them sleep.
16a"Bed Monster"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollDave PembertonOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)FFBF009N/A
16b"Princess Bloorgh-Bloorgh"Mike KubatRod AmadorOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)IABF001N/A
The princess beauty treatment goes haywire and she ends up looking like an alien and landed in the swamp here Ben and Lenny were alien hunting.
17a"Sneezy Peasy"Phil Ivanusic-ValléePaul BouchardOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)IABF001N/A
17b"Boo-Boo's Breakdown"Steve SendersTodd SullivanOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)IABF004N/A
18a"Chrysalenny"Andrew HarrisonDave PembertonOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)IABF005N/A
After betting with Cuddle Ben has to do a race by himself while Lenny is in a caucoon and win or they will has to leave freak town forever.
18b"Fountain of Freak"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollTroy SullivanOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)IABF014N/A
Ben accidentally fell in a fountain the made him human, soon after he want to go back to normal but then the fountain revealed to have a guardian who would allow them to get through.
19a"Sunshineopolypse"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollPaul BouchardOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF001N/A
19b"Horn to be Shorn"Brian HartiganTodd SullivanOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF002N/A
20a"Scarego"Miles SmithTroy SullivanOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF003N/A
20b"The Bees-ness"Scott AlbertDave PembertonOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF004N/A
21a"Conquer With Kindness"Miles SmithJun NasayaoOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF005N/A
21b"The Sweet Outdoors"Miles SmithTodd SullivanOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)KOBF007N/A
22a"Air Sweet"Scott AlbertTroy SullivanOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)KOBF010N/A
Ben was invited to a skydiving lesson and Lenny tagged along only to reveal that princess Boo boo trick him into to going on a vacation, but they end up on a mountain top after Boo boo crash the plane while trying to pull Ben in after he jump.
22b"Mind Over Chatter"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollDave PembertonOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF001N/A
It prank day and the gang want to pull the ultimate prank on Cuddles by making him wear a helmet to broadcast his thoughts but Ben end up wearing it instead.
23a"Boo-Boo's New Crush"Scott AlbertJun NasayaoOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF002N/A
23b"Fright Light"Ashley LanniganTroy SullivanOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF004N/A
24a"Sven and Kenny"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollDave PembertonOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF009N/A
24b"Biker Bones"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollTodd SullivanOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF012N/A
25a"The Weather Ghoul"Hollis Ludlow-CarrollJun NasayaoOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)LABF014N/A
Priscilla ability to predict the weather spread all over the town and when she was ask to do the weather reports Ben and Lenny was put in charge of the store.
25b"Tooth Ninjas"Scott AlbertTodd SullivanOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)NABF001N/A
Chad the cupid took a part time job as the tooth fairy. After he complained about the tooth shortage Ben and Lenny decided to him in return for money to buy a wart hog.
26a"Toe Jam Jam"Steve WestrenDave PembertonOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)NABF002N/A
26b"Bistro Blitz"Philippe Ivanusic-ValléeDave PembertonOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)NABF003N/A

Broadcast and release[edit]

The series premiered on Cartoon Network in multiple nations including Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and Taiwan. It's also associated with the Walt Disney Company's Southeast Asia division as well as ABC Australia. Portfolio Entertainment CEO and co-founder Joy Rosen remarked that the company felt "thrilled to land international deals with world-renowned broadcasters right out of the gate", also stating that the series is crammed with laugh-out-loud moments and unpredictable twists that will perfectly complement the highly-entertaining programming available on these major kids’ networks".[3] On October 29, 2016, Portfolio made new deals with Pop Max in the UK, DR Ultra in Denmark, and Disney India.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vlessing, Etan (October 5, 2015). "MIPCOM: 'Freaktown' Goes to Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20161021203325/https://www.teletoon.com/en/schedule
  3. ^ "Indian Television Dot Com – Cartoon Network, Turner, Disney, ABC acquire Portfolio's 'Freaktown'". Indian Television Dot Com. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/portfolio-strikes-new-freaktown-deals/