TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is premiering Numb Chucks, a hilarious new animated series about two well-intentioned, yet
misguided woodchucks, on Tuesday, January 7, at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT following SpongeBob SquarePants. The 26 x half hour series stars Dilweed and Fungus, two woodchucks
with big hearts who are obsessed with using their bungling kung-fu
skills to protect the lives of the citizens in their town of
Ding-a-Ling Springs. Click here for a sneak peek of Numb Chucks.
"We're thrilled to add this clever slapstick comedy to our YTV lineup,"
said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming and Original Production, Corus Kids. "The
woodchucks' half-witted dialogue and laugh-a-minute kung-fu antics will
have kids howling."
While immersed in their own daily life among a ragtag cast of characters
including an arrogant sheep and an uptight moose, Dilweed and Fungus
take on a never-ending quest to thwart danger with the guidance of
their mentor and hero, Woodchuck Morris. The result is a lot of
ridiculous misunderstandings and a mish mash of over-the-top martial
arts in which the chucks end up accidentally and obliviously solving
the problem at hand.
"Numb Chucks is an off-the-wall, action-packed comedy that really delivers," said Vince Commisso, President & CEO, 9 Story Entertainment. "We are so pleased to be
partnering with YTV on this hysterical series, and can't wait to share
it with kids across the country."
The series will be complemented by interactive, digital content,
including three online games on YTV.com as well as a mobile app in
development that will feature several mini games with fun
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform
entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality
entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series,
popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original
Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school
block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive
content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by
Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio
with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting,
children's book publishing, children's animation and animation
software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV,
Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah
Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada),
Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio
stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED,
Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment
experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly
traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B).
Visit YTV at www.YTV.com
About 9 Story
9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry's leading creators,
producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action
content for young audiences around the world. With one of North
America's largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over
200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 half hours
of quality children's and family programming, seen on some of the most
respected children's channels around the world across multiple
platforms. The company's distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises
represents a growing catalogue which includes several beloved brands
such as Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of
CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story's portfolio to over 1500 half
hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. www.9story.com
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