SUNDAY MORNINGS ON TELETOON ARE A RUSH WITH AN ALL-NEW LINEUP OF ACTION PROGRAMMING

G.I. Joe Renegades, Transformers Prime and Generator Rex join TELETOON's "Action Force" programming block on Sunday mornings beginning January 9, 2011

TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - TELETOON's Sunday morning lineup gets an injection of all-new action when three new series join the "Action Force" programming block on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Generator Rex, a new show from the creators of the hit series Ben 10, premieres at 11 a.m. ET/PT, while Transformers Prime and G.I. Joe Renegades, both reboots of classic 1980s series, premiere at 12 p.m. ET/PT and 12:30 p.m. ET/PT respectively.

New series Generator Rex follows the exploits of an adolescent named Rex who can grow machines out of his body. When he is recruited into a top-secret organization called Providence, Rex uses his unique powers to defeat the EVOs, an evil breed of monsters who have mutated from normal humans and animals.

Transformers Prime breathes new life into the classic battle between Autobots and Decepticons. In an attempt to protect the earth and its people, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots face off against Megatron and his evil Decepticons once again. Another classic 1980s series is revamped for a new generation in G.I. Joe Renegades, a new series that sees a group of young G.I.s face off against the evil Cobra Industries.

These new shows join the heavy-hitting Sunday morning "Action Force" lineup along with the season two premieres of fan-favourites The Super Hero Squad Show and Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5. Additional lineup details include the following:

The Superhero Squad Show (Season Two)
Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT
Season Two • 26 x 30 min
The Super Hero Squad - Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon - teams up to protect Super Hero City from Dr. Doom and other infamous baddies. These brave heroes deliver the action with plenty of humour on the side.

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (New Episodes)
Sundays at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT
This animated series follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson, once again ready to take on enemies both human and alien. A few things have changed for the super-powered teen - his secret identity has been revealed and he's now an international mega-star super hero. Armed with a mysterious new Omnitrix, Ben is able to transform into hyper-evolved versions of his aliens and will see action in places he's never been.

Generator Rex (New Series)
Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT
New Series • 20 x 30 min
Generator Rex is a new series about a teen with extraordinary powers. Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, 15-year-old Rex has the ability to grow incredible machines out of his body. Rex soon finds himself recruited into a secret organization called Providence. Now Rex must investigate biological mutations caused by the same nanites that gave him his powers.

Transformers Prime (New Series)
Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT
New Series • 26 x 30 min
Transformers Prime deepens the epic mythology of both the Autobots and the Decepticons while starting fresh for a new generation of viewers.  Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Ratchet, Bulkhead and many others are back to "roll out" against Megatron's latest attempt to conquer Earth.  And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. 

G.I. Joe Renegades (New Series)
Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT
New Series • 26 x 30 min
Branded as renegades for crimes they did not commit, a heroic group of young G.I.s is forced to turn fugitive as they battle to clear their names and expose the evil that is Cobra Industries - a seemingly benevolent mega-corporation covertly controlled by a rogue gallery intent on creating a New World Order.

Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 (Season Two)
Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT
Season Two • 13 x 30 min
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 follows Vert Wheeler as he leads the next generation of drivers in a fight to protect Earth from Sark and Vandal invaders. With the help of weaponized super-vehicles, the Battle Force searches for keys that secure each Battle Zone, to seal them off and protect them from future invasion.

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