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Marblemedia and Teletoon bring more Skatoony

Marblemedia and Teletoon bring more Skatoony

Thought you had seen the end of Skatoony? Think again! Marblemedia and Teletoon are hard at work on an entirely new batch of 26 episodes that will fill a second season of Skatoony. The hybrid series matches live-action and animated segments in a game show format, allowing real life kids to compete against toons through frantic, trivia-based rounds. If it’s someone like SpongeBob’s Patrick, then I think I stand a chance! Check out the full press release

Production of the second season has begun in Toronto on the animated/live-action comedy series that pits tweens and toons against each other in competition through frantic, trivia-based rounds – but only one will be named Skatoony Quiz Champ. The live-action portion of Skatoony is being filmed in front of a green screen with contestants chosen through an audition process, which took place in Toronto and Montreal over the past two months. In addition, teletoon.com held a wildly successful contest and a winner from both English and French Canada will appear on the show. To add to the excitement of the second season, there will be special ―celebrity‖ toon appearances by popular characters from other TELETOON hit series, such as Total Drama Revenge of the Island (Fresh TV) and Jimmy Two-Shoes (Breakthrough Entertainment).

Hit Cross-Platform Property Skatoony Picked Up for a Second Season by TELETOON Canada
marblemedia begins production today in Toronto

TORONTO, ON (April 4, 2011)—There’s more loony Skatoony fun on the way for TELETOON fans. The Canadian broadcaster has ordered a second season of the marblemedia-produced hit TV series Skatoony (26 half-hour English and 26 half-hour French episodes), and further expansion of the popular multiplayer online game on Skatoony.ca. Skatoony is based on the Cartoon Network UK format.

“Skatoony has proven to be a very successful franchise both in English and French Canada, and we’re excited to be starting production on its second season in association with our long-time partner TELETOON,” says Mark Bishop, Executive Producer/Partner, marblemedia. “The great thing about Skatoony is that it encourages education and learning through fun and engaging trivia games,” adds Bishop. “There is a high-level of interactivity both on-air and online that resonates well with kids.”

Production of the second season has begun in Toronto on the animated/live-action comedy series that pits tweens and toons against each other in competition through frantic, trivia-based rounds – but only one will be named Skatoony Quiz Champ. The live-action portion of Skatoony is being filmed in front of a green screen with contestants chosen through an audition process, which took place in Toronto and Montreal over the past two months. In addition, teletoon.com held a wildly successful contest and a winner from both English and French Canada will appear on the show. To add to the excitement of the second season, there will be special ―celebrity‖ toon appearances by popular characters from other TELETOON hit series, such as Total Drama Revenge of the Island (Fresh TV) and Jimmy Two-Shoes (Breakthrough Entertainment).

“TELETOON is incredibly excited to bring Skatoony on board for a second season – a series that has become a beloved part of our programming lineup,‖ says Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada inc. ―We’re delighted to have more celebrity appearances from TELETOON’s other original productions that will enhance the new season and the overall game-show experience that Skatoony brings to our viewers.”

This year, teletoon.com launched its first-ever multi-player online game, the marblemedia-produced Skatoony Home Game (available at Skatoony.ca), which has been played over 85,000 times with over one million trivia questions asked to date. Kids play against other real kids in real time as well as computer-generated characters, and compete in the same trivia rounds featured on the television series, such as Bang On or Bogus and Hoo Flung Dung. The more kids play, the more Skatoony Bucks they collect, which can be used in-game to purchase accessories to customize both their avatar and their quiz show block.

Skatoony TV and Skatoony Interactive were produced with the financial participation of TELETOON Canada inc.; Canada Media Fund; Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund; Ontario Film & Television Tax Credit; Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit; Canadian Television Fund – Digital Media Program; OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund. Skatoony is distributed internationally by Distribution360.

About marblemedia
Founded in 2001 by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, Toronto-based marblemedia is a content creation company at the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms. marblemedia was named Company of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards, and was recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as a Next Generation Content Producer. Notable marblemedia projects include: the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the hit preschool series and websites, This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; the first television series and website in American Sign Language, deafplanet.com; the mobile short film anthology Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction; Taste Buds, a kids cooking and food adventure series and website (TasteBudsTV.com won a 2010 Gemini Award); The Dating Guy, a hooked-up animated comedy about the single life of twenty-somethings in the city; and Skatoony, an animated/live-action comedy series that pits tweens and toons against each other in competition through frantic, trivia-based rounds. marble’s newest project is Splatalot, a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the 8-12 year-old audience, which is airing on YTV in Canada, and will air on BBC in the UK and ABC in Australia later this year.


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  1. Mckayla Mckayla

    Hi This Is Mckayla And I Am 8 Years Old And I Love To Watch Skatoony And I Am Wondering If I Can Be On The Show

    Thanks

    From Mckayla Sisk

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