TELETOON RETRO IS CALLING ON CANADIANS TO VOTE FOR THEIR TOP 5 CLASSIC CARTOON SWEETHEARTS IN CELEBRATION OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Voting for the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Sweethearts begins today at

www.teletoonretro.com

TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - All's fair in love and war in cartoon-land as TELETOON Retro couples pursue the love of fans and a spot in TELETOON Retro's Hall of Fame as the Top 5 Sweethearts in honour of Valentine's Day. Starting today and running until Sunday, February 6, viewers can vote at www.teletoonretro.com for their top 5 favourite cartoon love matches, for a place in TELETOON Retro history.

TELETOON Retro has narrowed the field to 18 classic animated admirers and is inviting fans to select which couples are the Top 5 Sweethearts of all-time. The list of nominees for the Top 5 Sweethearts is made up of the following cartoon couples:

   
  • Smurfette and Hefty Smurf
  • The Baroness and Destro (G.I. Joe)
  • He-Man and Frosta
  • Pepe Le Pew and Penelope cat
  • Fred and Wilma Flintstone
  • Batman and Catwoman
  • Barney and Betty Rubble
  • Alvin and Britney
  • George and Jane Jetson
  • Shaggy and Scooby-Doo
  • Clark Kent and Lois Lane
  • Granny and Tweety
  • Fred and Daphne (Scooby Doo)
  • Optimus Prime and Elita One
  • Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm Bamm Rubble
  • Josie and Alan M (Josie and the Pussycats)
  • Wonder Woman and Superman (Superfriends)
  • She-Ra and Pirate Sea Hawke
   

Following the voting period, the Top 5 Sweethearts will be announced on Friday, February 11 and a special programming marathon featuring all five couples will air as part of the "Retro Rewind" programming block on Sunday, February 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

These winners will be inducted into the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame, joining the Top 5 favourite cartoon characters of all-time as chosen by the fans in December 2010. TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame was the inaugural campaign that inducted the Top 5 TELETOON Retro characters of all time. Viewers were encouraged to cast their votes for their most beloved cartoon favourites and the winners were announced in December, with Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Optimus Prime, Batman and Spider-man taking the Top 5 spots, respectively.

TELETOON Retro presents classic cartoons all day, every day. A nostalgic throwback to favourites of the past, TELETOON Retro delivers new laughs with familiar friends to over eight million Canadian homes. Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels - TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and TÉLÉTOON Rétro. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.

SOURCE TELETOON Canada Inc.

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Simon Bassett Sarah Etherden
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Publicist Manager, Communications
416-956-5443 416-956-2051
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