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press release: Rocket Monkeys premiering next Thursday on Teletoon

RM_1Note: The production companies never seem to get a mention in these things.  Rocket Monkeys is being produced at Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons.  Not to diminish the other players, but if this show is a hit, it has as much to do with the extremely talented people at Atomic as is does with anyone else involved.


A TELETOON Original Production Premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Featuring the voice talents of Mark McKinney and Seán Cullen

(Toronto, Ontario, January 3, 2013) – 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 Luckily they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot.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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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{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}) and Corus Entertainment (50{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}). For more information, please visit

One Comment

  1. Cameron A. Cameron A. January 3, 2013

    Rocket Monkeys is completely off-the-wall, with a comic sensibility that just screams TELETOON

    I wasn’t aware Teletoon had a default “comic sensibility.” Current Cartoon Network and [adult swim], sure. 1990s-era Nicktoons, certainly. Teletoon’s programming is too scattershot, by comparison.

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