YMMV / Teletoon

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Back in the early 2000, Teletoon showed The Batman in bid to compete directly against Teen Titans on YTV. After two weeks, it failed to gather a sizable crowd and Teletoon reshuffled their schedule. More than fifteen years later, Teletoon is now showing Teen Titans.
  • Network Decay: Teletoon has aired Fireball X-5 and somewhat-related live-action movies before, but in a deliberate attempt to emulate the "success" of CN Real, Teletoon began producing original live-action shows like Majority Rules, My Babysitter's a Vampire, the CGI-hybrid Mudpit, and documentary Beyond Human. They've even aired other live-action series, mostly sourced from The Hub. Generally, My Babysitter's a Vampire was the only show to gain a following, but that's mostly due to the show airing on Disney Channel in the United States, which was plagued by laugh-track-riddled sitcoms at the time. While Teletoon has, thankfully, backed-down on this trend after a few years, it didn't stop them from airing live-action movies that have nothing to do with animation or comics, nor did it stop Corus from moving the "Neo-Saban" Power Rangers seasons to Teletoon, after YTV ditched action-oriented programming altogether.
    • French counterpart Télétoon had Power Rangers the same week as YTV and co-produced the second season of obstacle course game show Splatalot!.
    • Being Canada's designated animation brand, Teletoon's decay is also an example of the Animation Age Ghetto in itself. Teletoon used to air programs that appealed to all audiences, from preschool shows to Anime movies and Original Video Animation for adults. As time went on and other networks launched, Teletoon would slowly scale back its programming and narrow its target audience. It can be argued that the quality of Teletoon's original productions has declined as a result. While Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and especially Cartoon Network have produced shows that would become very popular with millennials and young adults and have even garnered critical acclaim, Teletoon (as well as YTV) has earned a reputation for cheap cartoons aimed squarely at children.
      • None of this is helped by the fact that Teletoon tends to treat its recent cartoons as highly expendable. Nowadays, it seems as if most Teletoon series are commissioned for the sole purpose of being sold overseas as filler programming for children's networks. Unless they prove to be a viable hit for the network, the average Teletoon series only lasts around 20-26 episodes.
    • This extends to their adult programming, which the network barely produces anymore. Compare the shows produced in association with MTV. Clone High and Undergrads have gone on to become cult classics, while Crash Canyon has received largely negative reviews and unfavorable comparisons to Family Guy.
    • Teletoon at Night itself has seen better days, particularly when it was known as The Detour (and by extension, Teletoon Unleashed, an adult-exclusive block which folded into The Detour). From 2015-2017, [adult swim] programming aired exclusively on the localized block on Cartoon Network Canada, leaving Archer as the only major show on a block that's otherwise composed of FOX sitcoms that have declined in quality over the years (save for Bob's Burgers and Futurama) and unrelated live-action movies. It doesn't help that the websites for both blocks are poorly managed, adverting shows that no longer air; as of Fall 2017, Teletoon at Night's schedule page only lists two hours of programming, despite the block's new longer runtime being introduced in Fall 2016.
      • This is sad to look at when you compare them to French counterpart Télétoon la nuit, which has a better managed website and has more major shows beside Archer. Some of the shows are Quebec French-dubs of the aforementioned FOX sitcoms (including The Simpsons), but barring Bob's Burgers and Futurama (Both shows, along with the first run of Family Guy, were previously included in the channel, but they were using the European French-dubs), that's justifiable. Then again, Teletoon At Night doesn't have the misfortune of including children-oriented action shows on the block to prevent the removal of a certain show.
      • Originally, Adult Swim aired much of the same programming as Teletoon at Night, which wasn't all too different from its American counterpart. However, with the exception of Robot Chicken and Rick and Morty, the latter of which didn't premiere until 2016, none of Adult Swim's newer programming aired on the Canadian block nor Teletoon at Night. In Fall 2015, as part of Adult Swim's expansion, the majority of Teletoon at Night's programs migrated to Adult Swim, with the former block even picking up the third season of Fugget About It and several new shows like Night Sweats and Axe Cop. This resulted in Teletoon at Night's runtime reduced to a mere three hours. It was nearly reduced to airing only on Saturdays in March 2016, until viewers called the network out at the last minute. Finally, in Fall 2016, the reverse happened. All of Adult Swim's acquired shows moved back to Teletoon at Night, which got a new start time of 8pm, while the former block's runtime was reduced to three hours.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Teletoon's original productions showed signs of this in 2016. Atomic Puppet and Counterfeit Cat both premiered to rave reviews; Supernoobs won over a lot of viewers who were disgruntled with Scott Fellows' other Flash-animated series; and Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race was considered to be, at the very least, a marked improvement from recent seasons of its parent show.
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