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Left to right: Suki, Jack, Marty, Burnie, Carly, and Holly

ToonMarty is a Canadian animated series produced by the Montreal-based animation studio Sardine Productions (also known for My Goldfish is Evil and the Chop Chop Ninja franchise) for Teletoon. The show premiered on May 1st, 2017, but ran for only a single season of 20 episodes, concluding on May 26 of the same year. It also aired on Nickelodeon in Latin America and Europe in the same year, and later came to the United States on the streaming service Tubi in 2021.

In the town of Toonville, where all manner of toons dwell, the superstore of ToonMart is where they all do their shopping. ToonMart's mascot is Marty, a cheerful and energetic boy who sprung to life from a ToonMart billboard after it was struck by lightning. When not working at ToonMart under the supervision of its owner, an old mole named Jack, Marty hangs out with his two best friends, Burnie the dimwitted sidekick and son of the local supervillain Burnatron, and Holly the Fembot (both of whom utterly loathe each other). But no matter what he's doing, Marty makes nonstop zaniness out every adventure and plays around with every classic cartoon trope in the book.

ToonMarty contains examples of:

  • Acme Products: ToonMart, which sells all manner of stock cartoon gag items.
  • Affectionate Parody: The show parodies common cartoon conventions, which is most obvious in episodes like "Where There's Smoke, There's Marty" and "Chicken Fricassee".
  • Benevolent Boss: Jack is a friendly and reasonable boss towards Marty.
  • Bizarro World: The Toon-derworld, a hellish alternate universe populated by demonic Evil Counterparts of Toonville's citizens who express the desire to maim and/or devour any toon that crosses their path. It's also apparently the only place where you can find "ghost blue" paint.
  • Black Bead Eyes: A number of characters in Toonville have these, notably Jack and Mayor Mutton.
  • The Bully: Punchie McKnuckles, the resident stock cartoon bully.
  • Cute Kitten: Carly is an adorable little kitty parodying characters found in cartoons meant for preschoolers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Holly has a pretty sharp tongue when it comes to Marty and his antics.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Holly has tons of gadgets in her body.
  • Fat Best Friend: Burnie is this to Marty.
  • Fat Idiot: Burnie is Marty's sluggish, overweight, and moronic best friend.
  • Fembot: Holly is one of these.
  • Magical Girl: Suki is a parody of the typical anime kind, as well as Marty's love interest.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Despite being the son and sidekick of supervillain Burnatron, Burnie is generally just obnoxious at worst due to being too lazy and stupid to be actually evil and more interested in hanging out with Marty.
  • Only Sane Man: Holly is this to Marty and Burnie.
  • Parent-Child Team: Burnatron and Burnie are a villainous example of this, as they're Toonville's local supervillains.
  • Playing with Fire: Burnatron and Burnie both possess fire powers (hence the name).
  • The Pollyanna: Marty himself is always optimistic and in a good mood.
  • Recycled In Space: It's kinda like Spongebob Squarepants, but themed around cartoon cliches instead of the ocean.
  • Retraux: Hobo Jeb is styled after characters from silent cartoons.
  • Reset Button: Lampshaded and parodied in "15 Minutes to Save the World". Marty and his friends realize no matter what insane things happen around Toonville, everything goes back to normal the next sunrise, and proceed to abuse it with bad results.
  • Rise of Zitboy: Spoofed in the episode "Marty's Zit". When Marty gets a talking zit on his face, he instead chooses to raise it like his child and watches it grow up as the episode progresses.
  • Roadrunner Vs Coyote: Parodied with Chef and Chicken.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Marty has this relationship with Hobo Jeb.
  • Superhero: Super Simon is Toonville's resident superhero and the archenemy of Burnatron.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Holly, the snarky Do-Anything Fembot and Suki, the Magical Girl of the typical anime kind.
  • Toon: The inhabitants of Toonville, including all of the main characters, are all manner of stock and not-so-stock cartoon characters.
  • Toon Physics: The show is chock full of this. The intro itself demonstrates this quite well.
  • Wicked Witch: Grizelda.