Télétoon sets premieres for Chop Chop Ninja, Snow Snaps
French Canadian broadcaster Télétoon will debut two new locally produced shows this weekend, Chop Chop Ninja and Snow Snaps.
Chop Chop Ninja, from Sardine Productions and Gamerizon. The 40 x 11 minute series is an adaptation of Gamerizon’s successful mobile video game series of the same name. The games previously inspired the non-verbal Chop Chop Ninja Challenge shorts that aired on both English and French Teletoon channels in 2014. The full-length series will debut on Télétoon starting September 1st at 9AM, with the show’s regular Sunday run starting with a new episode in the same slot the next day. An English dub will run on Anglophone Teletoon beginning October 6 at 11:30AM.
Iro, an exuberant young ninja, has one big dream: to become THE Chop Chop Ninja. There is no higher achievement for a ninja! Is he ready for it? Not even close. Does he want it? More than anyone. Will getting there be fun? Absolutely! Along with his three friends and classmates at the Academy, Jo, Neeko and Tetsuo, Iro protects his island home from a steady onslaught of treacherous and not so treacherous villains, and protects the mysterious Medallion from the clutches of Magic Master, in hopes of proving that he deserves the legendary title of CHOP CHOP NINJA.
Snow Snaps / Les Mini-Tuques, from Carpediem Film & TV. The 26 x 11 minute (or 52 x 5 min) series is a spinoff of 2015’s Snowtime! / La Guerre des tuques 3D, itself a remake of 1984’s The Dog Who Stopped The War / La guerre des tuques. The series will premiere on Télétoon September 1st at 7AM, with new episodes airing in half hours blocks every Saturday and Sunday. Reruns will also air on La chaîne Disney. The English dub will run on Treehouse every Saturday and Sunday starting September 1st at 11:40AM with an encore at 4:05PM. Last summer, Carpediem held an open casting call for young bi-lingual musicians to cameo in Snow Snaps.
Take four very different little kids, open the gate to the great outdoors, cover everything with snow, and let ‘em go! In each episode the four stars of Snow Snaps are confronted with a challenge. Overcoming the challenge becomes a game, but the game always gets totally out of hand and leads to a surprise ending.
Alongside the English counterpart, Télétoon launched in Canada on September 1, 1997. Owned by Corus Entertainment, the channel commits over $5 million a year to funding content produced in Quebec.