Creator: Teletoon

Teletoon is the Canadian version of Cartoon Network note , debuting alongside The Comedy Network and The Space Channel when the cable channel options opened up in the late Nineties. Teletoon is a bilingual service, with two separate networks serving the English- and French-speaking populations of Canada. Teletoon Retro was launched in 2007, providing nostalgic viewers with older cartoons like The Flintstones, Dexter's Laboratory, and Garfield and Friends. Teletoon at Night (launched in 2002 as The Detour on Teletoon and later renamed to Teletoon Detour in 2008 before adopting it's current name in 2009) (9:00 PM to 3:00 AM) can be considered the equivalent of [adult swim]. Originally owned by a joint venture of Astral Media, owner of the Family Channel, and Corus Entertainment, owners of YTV, Corus bought out its partner's stake in Teletoon in 2013, when Astral was acquired by Bell Media (owners of CTV). As a result, YTV and Teletoon are now sister networks.

The first thing an American viewer will probably notice when looking at the list of their shows would be the almost complete absence of any anime, although both versions have shown Cardcaptors, Bakugan, Spider Riders, and Battle B-Daman at some point, with the French network also having broadcasted Pokémonnote , Digimon, Beyblade and Naruto. Otherwise you can just call the channel "Cartoon Network Canada." Part of their license also dictates they have to produced some original Canadian content, which has led to fine series like adaptations of Redwall, Silverwing and For Better or for Worse as well as original ones like What About Mimi and Angela Anaconda.

On July 4, 2012 (Canada Day), Teletoon launched a Cartoon Network-branded channel in a joint venture with its U.S. counterpart on digital cable. Since then, Teletoon has mostly aired original programming like Rocket Monkeys and Camp Lakebottom instead. Cartoon Network originals, which were once frequent on Teletoon, have aired on CN Canada. It's a nice mix of old favourites and newer hits with some non-CN programming and lesser known originals too.

While the English and French channels started out with exactly the same programming, over time their schedules started to differ, with the English network getting some unique shows such as Robot Chicken and the French network getting dubs of shows otherwise shown on YTV and the Comedy Network such as The Simpsons.

It's nightly broadcasts contain the more "adult" animation such as Family Guy, Futurama and others (including little-seen shows such as Undergrads and Clone High, which are often shown endlessly in repetition because of nightly broadcasts of these short-lived series), as well as whatever new show Cartoon Network comes out with. Expect Scooby-Doo in the daytime, and various Canadian Content shows as well, especially early on. The Dating Guy has become a new Canadian series that gets a lot of play.

Teletoon is somewhat notorious for airing live action American movies such as The Matrix; however, Canadian Content regulations prevent this from leading to Network Decay (So far).
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