A TELETOON Original Production Premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30
Featuring the voice talents of Mark McKinney and Seán Cullen
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TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - They may not be the brightest monkeys in
the universe, but they're certainly the most entertaining. TELETOON's
newest original series Rocket Monkeys, premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, introduces the world to brothers Gus and Wally, two inept monkeys who
spend their days wreaking havoc on an intergalactic scale.
Featuring voice work by some of Canada's brightest comedy stars,
including Mark McKinney (voice of Lord Peel), Seán Cullen (voice of
Gus) and introducing Mark Edwards (voice of Wally), Rocket Monkeys explores the bizarre and hilarious cosmic exploits of primate siblings
Gus and Wally. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of
important missions, the brothers tend to cause more intergalactic
calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily they have plenty of help
from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot.
"Rocket Monkeys is completely off-the-wall, with a comic sensibility
that just screams TELETOON," said Alan Gregg, Director, Original
Content, TELETOON Canada Inc. "We're very proud of this show and we're
confident that kids are going to love it as much as we do."
A Breakthrough Entertainment production, Rocket Monkeys is created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson and developed by Alex
Galatis and Mark Evestaff (who also serves as the show's producer).
Executive producers are Ira Levy, Joan Lambur, and Peter Williamson.
Season one consists of 13 half-hour episodes.
New episodes of Rocket Monkeys will continue to air every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT as part of
TELETOON's Can't Miss Thursdays programming block.
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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 7.4 million Canadian homes.
Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the
best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five
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Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is
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