TELETOON'S Fall Lineup Just Got Juicier with the Canadian Premiere of Annoying Orange
Based on one of the most watched original animated web series in YouTube
- Canadian Premiere airs Thursday, September 5 at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT
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TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - From viral video to web series to prime time show, Annoying Orange is the web sensation transformed into a television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures, setting out from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. This new show has its Canadian premiere on TELETOON Thursday, September 5 at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT as part of the Can't Miss Thursdays programming block.
Inspired by the web series, which boasts over 1.1 billion YouTube views to date, the television series was developed and produced by entertainment management and production company The Collective and co-created by Annoying Orange web series originator Dane Boedigheimer and Tom Sheppard (Emmy Award-winning writer for Pinky and the Brain). Season 1 consists of 30 x 15-minute episodes.
"The success of Annoying Orange online and the overwhelmingly positive reception to the television series in the U.S. has been amazing to witness," said Dane Boedigheimer, creator, Annoying Orange. "We are thrilled our fruit cart is travelling to Canada and that the television series on TELETOON will annoy a whole new nation of viewers."
Annoying Orange chronicles the adventures of Orange and pals Pear, Passion Fruit, Marshmallow, Grapefruit and Nerville (YouTube star Toby Turner) as they travel through time and space in their amazing fruit cart. From the Old West to Outer Space, Orange and crew drop into crazy adventures and are forced to squeeze their way out.
Annoying Orange features guest voices by Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Curry, Tony Hawk, Malcolm McDowell, Billy Dee Williams, Leah Remini, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Nick Swordson, Danny Trejo and Felicia Day.
New episodes of Annoying Orange will continue to air every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT throughout the fall as part of TELETOON's Can't Miss Thursdays programming block.
Viewers nationwide can tune in to Annoying Orange during TELETOON's free preview from August 15 to September 30, 2013. For more information on the free preview please visit teletoon.com or contact your television service provider.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Dane Boedigheimer will be in Toronto on Wednesday, August 21 and available for phone and in-person interviews. For more information, contact Megan Dunkley at email@example.com.
TELETOON delivers hilarious comedy, unexpected surprises and edge-of-your-seat action through the best in animated series and blockbuster movies to youth and families. Available in English and French, TELETOON is watched in more than 7.3 million Canadian homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels - TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada's online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned 50 per cent by Corus Entertainment with the remaining 50 per cent currently in trust pending regulatory approval of its transfer to Corus Entertainment. For more information, please visit teletoon.com.
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