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Teletoon is a Canadian animation network, debuting alongside The Comedy Network and Space Channel, when cable channel options opened up in the late Nineties. Originally owned as a joint venture, as of 2013, it is fully owned by Corus Entertainment, who also own YTV and Treehouse TV among other kids networks.

Teletoon is a bilingual service, with two separate networks serving the English- and French-speaking populations of Canada. A spin-off channel, Teletoon Retronote , was launched in 2007 to provide nostalgic viewers with older cartoons. Though the channel closed in September of 2015, Teletoon still airs classic cartoons in graveyard slots. Its late night block, Teletoon at Nightnote , features adult animated series, including Canadian-produced shows such as Undergrads and Clone High. The majority of Canadian shows aired in the block were Short Runners and because of this, and Canadian content laws, they are often shown endlessly in repetition.


Part of Teletoon's license dictates they have to use a portion of their revenue to produce original content. Over the years, Teletoon's original productions would range from fine adaptations of Redwall, Silverwing and For Better or for Worse, to more contemporary shows aimed at international audiences. While the English and French channels started out with exactly the same programming, their schedules started to differ overtime. The French network would go on to produce and receive dubs of shows otherwise shown on other networks like The Simpsons and The Fairly OddParents!.

American viewers will recognize Teletoon as the Canadian answer to Cartoon Network, with Teletoon at Night formally being the go-to network for [adult swim] shows. Just as Teletoon has aired almost every Cartoon Network show in existence, with a few exceptions, Cartoon Network has also aired and co-produced a handful of Teletoon shows.


Aside from this, the one thing anyone living in the United States will probably notice when looking at the list of Teletoon shows would be the almost complete absence of any anime. YTV was the primary source for anime series in its early years, while Teletoon would occasionally air anime movies and OVAs on late Friday nights. Both Teletoon networks have shown Pokémonnote , Cardcaptors, Bakugan, and Spider Riders at some point, with the French network also having shown Digimon, Beyblade and Naruto.

On July 4, 2012, Teletoon launched a Canadian version of Cartoon Network, complete with a localized Adult Swim block. In the years since the channel's launch, Teletoon has relied more on original programming and other acquired shows. By September of 2015, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's original shows would air exclusively on the Canadian version, though Teletoon did bring back Teen Titans Go! and aired The Powerpuff Girls reboot in Fall 2016. Teletoon would resume airing Cartoon Network's shows by January of 2017, while Adult Swim shows would return to Teletoon at Night in the Fall of 2017. Finally, Corus would launch a 24-hour Adult Swim channel (the first of its kind) in April 2019, subsquently closing both Teletoon at Night and the Candaian Adult Swim block in March 2019.

Teletoon is somewhat notorious for airing live-action movies, and the network has produced a few live-action shows of it own. Canadian broadcast regulations have prevented this from leading to total Network Decay, at least for the most part.

Teletoon has created the following series (premiere dates are in brackets):