(Toronto, ON, August 5, 2011) — The paws come out on TELETOON Retro as Canadian fans voted online for their Top 5 animated animals of all time. Concluding over a month of contest voting, TELETOON Retro is pleased to reveal the Top 5 animals that will be inducted into the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame this month:
1. Bugs Bunny (The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show)
2. Scooby (Scooby-Doo)
3. Tweety (The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show)
4. Pink Panther (The Pink Panther Show)
5. Jerry (New Adventures of Tom and Jerry)
Between June 28 and August 1, over 30,000 TELETOON Retro fans visited teletoonretro.com to rank their favourite classic creatures from a list of 30 nominees that included everyone from Pepe Le Pew to Lion-O. To celebrate the newly inducted Top 5 Awesome Animals, TELETOON Retro will air a special programming marathon featuring all five winners as part of the “Retro Rewind” programming block on Sunday, August 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
TELETOON Retro has a dedicated page and is currently available in free preview through Rogers On Demand Online featuring episodes of Casper & Friends, Real Ghostbusters, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Stop the Smoggies and Felix the Cat.
The TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame Top 5 Awesome Animals campaign ran in English on TELETOON Retro and in French on TÃ‰LÃ‰TOON Rétro. These animalistic finalists will take their place in history and join other Hall of Famers from teletoonretro.com’s past contests; Top 5 Retro Characters of all time and the Top 5 Sweethearts. While the third campaign of its kind for the English-language service, the Top 5 Awesome Animals marks the launch of the TELETOON Retro Hall of Fame for the French-language service, featuring a separate list of TÃ‰LÃ‰TOON Rétro cartoon animal nominees.