Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Canada's Teletoon Orders 26 More Brand New Episodes Of "Rocket Monkeys" From Breakthrough Films & Television

The children's entertainment and media news website Kidscreen is reporting the exciting animation news that the Canadian animation channel Teletoon has ordered a second season of the brand new animated space-comedy series "Rocket Monkeys"!

Twenty six brand new half-hour episodes (26 x 30') of "Rocket Monkeys" will be developed by Toronto, Canada-based production company Breakthrough Films & Television in association with Teletoon (Canada) and the Canadian animation studio Atomic Cartoons for season 2. Mark Evestaff will continue to serve as the series' showrunner.

The animated series airs globally on Nickelodeon channels around the world (Planet Nickelodeon), including on Nickelodeon USA, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, and Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand, and stars brothers and monkey astronauts Gus and Wally:
Teletoon orders 26 more Rocket Monkeys eps

Toronto, Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment has received a renewed order from Teletoon for the space-comedy animated series Rocket Monkeys.

Twenty six half-hour episodes will be developed by Breakthrough in association with Teletoon and animation studio Atomic Cartoons. Mark Evestaff will continue to serve as the series’ showrunner.

The animated series, which will also air globally on Nickelodeon including in the US, stars brothers and monkey astronauts Gus and Wally.

Tags: Breakthrough Entertainment, Rocket Monkeys, Teletoon Canada
Nick's new comedy animation Rocket Monkeys follows the adventures of two monkey astronauts and their robot sidekick. When battling rogue black holes, vengeful aliens, criminal masterminds, and rifts in the evil dimension, the universe turns to its bravest and brightest to save the day. When those guys are busy, however, the universe is stuck with the Rocket Monkeys. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of important missions, brothers Gus (Se├ín Cullen, Steve Oedekerk) and Wally (Mark Edwards, Hypermonium) cause more intergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily, they have plenty of help from YAY-OK (David Berni), their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. These monkeys may not have the brainpower of the Rocket Chickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger for adventure. And by "adventure" we mostly mean "bananas". From the icy depths of Brrrr to the horrifying Planet Splishy Splashy, there's nowhere too dangerous or ridiculous for the monkeys to explore... or try not to blow up. Though it's seen better days, the Monkeys’ big orange rust bucket of a ship remains remarkably versatile. It has everything Gus and Wally could ever need, from a lounge to a laboratory to a command center and even a space monkey arm for those hard-to-reach places. Nominally running the show is GASI, the Galactic Animal Space Institute. Always seeking out the next frontier in galactic exploration, GASI boasts several (at times contentious) animal divisions, from Astro Ducks to Rocket Zebras. "Rocket Monkeys" also features a great cast of hilarious characters.

Also, from C21Media:
Second mission for Monkeys

A Canadian broadcaster has ordered new episodes of Breakthrough Entertainment’s animated comedy adventure series Rocket Monkeys.

Teletoon has greenlit another 26x30′ season, which it will again coproduce with Atomic Cartoons and Breakthrough.

Nickelodeon is airing the first season of the toon, about two monkey brothers who go on space missions, in the US and on its international channels.

Nico Franks

GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Rocket Monkeys
COMPANIES: Breakthrough Entertainment, Teletoon