If the Numb Chucks smell their own breath on February 2, YTV viewers will be treated to a month-long March Break on YTV
TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is taking over Groundhog Day with Woodchuck Day on Sunday, February 2 as a tribute to its new animated comedy series, Numb Chucks. The series features two woodchucks, Dilweed and Fungus, who are obsessed with using their bungling kung-fu skills to protect the citizens in their town of Ding-a-Ling Springs.
Woodchuck Day culminates with the Moment of Breath, which will occur on YTV on Sunday, February 2 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. As the tradition goes, if Dilweed and Fungus are knocked out by the smell of their own breath, March Break festivities on the channel will be extended to an entire month.
In the weeks leading up to Woodchuck Day, The Zone's Carlos will partake in official Woodchuck Day traditions with viewers. The time-honoured customs include eating a hefty dose of garlic waffles, exchanging potatoes with loved ones and the beloved practice of decorating a wooden plank with spaghetti.
Then on Sunday, February 2, Carlos will check in with Dilweed and Fungus in Ding-a-Ling Springs throughout the day as they prepare in their own kooky way for the Moment of Breath. Additionally, in honour of this momentous day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. YTV will air a special animal-themed line up of Big Fun Movies, which will be interspersed with 11-minute episodes of Numb Chucks.
Sunday, February 2, Woodchuck Day Big Fun Movies
Open Season airs at 10 a.m. ET/PT
Open Season 2 airs at 12 a.m. ET/PT
Open Season 3 airs at 2 p.m. ET/PT
Madagascar airs at 4 p.m. ET/PT
Furry Vengeance airs at 6 p.m. ET/PT
Groundhog Day airs at 8:15 p.m. ET/PT
About Numb Chucks
Numb Chucks, produced by Toronto's 9 Story Entertainment, premiered on YTV on January 6. The series' stars Dilweed and Fungus live among a ragtag group of characters and 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. The 26 x half hour series is complemented by interactive, digital content, including three online games on YTV.com as well as a mobile app in development that features several mini games with fun kung-fu-themed challenges.
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 YTV.com
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