- The highly anticipated new animated series inspired by the beloved DreamWorks Animation film How To Train Your Dragon premieres Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
- How To Train Your Dragon precedes the series premiere at 6 p.m. ET/PT
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - TELETOON presents the Canadian premiere of the high-flying series DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk on Saturday, November 3 with episodes one and two airing back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will be preceded by the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Academy Award®-nominated film How To Train Your Dragon at 6 p.m. ET/PT, which serves as the backdrop to this new animated series. Following the premiere of the first two episodes, the series will assume its regular weekly spot on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning November 8 with episode three.
"As the Canadian home for the best in animation and animation-related programming, we're thrilled to fire up TELETOON's Can't Miss Thursdays lineup with the addition of the world class series DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk," said Carole Bonneau, Vice President, Programming, TELETOON Canada Inc.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the Viking island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own. Through their training, the kids develop special bonds with their dragons by learning about each dragon's unique powers, discovering entirely new species and battling against new villains as they explore whole new worlds they never dreamed existed.
The series features an all-star line-up of voice talent, including Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut), all of whom are original cast members from the feature film. In addition, Tim Conway (Mulch), Chris Edgerly (Gobber), Mark Hamill (Alvin), Julie Marcus (Ruffnut), Nolan North (Stoick), Zack Pearlman (Snotlout), Stephen Root (Mildew) and Tom Wilson (Bucket) voice main characters throughout the series.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk is produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. Art Brown and Douglas Sloan are show runners. The series is co-executive produced by Sandra Rabins. Anthony Bell serves as supervising director.
For more information about DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and the rest of TELETOON's programming lineup, visit our media site at www.teletoonmedia.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 7.4 million Canadian homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five 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 by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.
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