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FlyGuySempai



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:23 am Reply with quote
If this isn't trolling i don't know what is. The United States has literally demanded for a 24 hour Adult Swim block for decades and Canada gets it first? Wtf??
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:34 am Reply with quote
April 1st...uh huh...
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MoonPhase1



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:12 pm Reply with quote
Azure-Wind91 wrote:
April 1st...uh huh...


Well if it’s an April Fools Prank, why announce it? Unless they want us to be pranked for almost a month. If it were prank, you do it on the day of and then be like April Fools.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:38 pm Reply with quote
FlyGuy:

Keep in mind Canada's Adult Swim =/ = US's Adult Swim.

Most of the Canadian block has basically amounted to a dumping pile of whatever things Corus got the license for but couldn't be bothered to find a place for.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Azure-Wind91 wrote:
April 1st...uh huh...


Corus doesn't have the interest to do pranks. They almost certainly would wind up getting CBSC complaints anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 pm Reply with quote
They'll probably at least finally get season 5 of Samurai Jack.
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Araragifeels



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:44 pm Reply with quote
FlyGuySempai wrote:
If this isn't trolling i don't know what is. The United States has literally demanded for a 24 hour Adult Swim block for decades and Canada gets it first? Wtf??


I am hoping Adult Swim get it own channel and split from Cartoon Networks. They can increase Anime catalog.
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ZestyLime



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 pm Reply with quote
GNPixie wrote:
FlyGuy:

Keep in mind Canada's Adult Swim =/ = US's Adult Swim.

Most of the Canadian block has basically amounted to a dumping pile of whatever things Corus got the license for but couldn't be bothered to find a place for.


Well it does say "Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S". Sounds like it won't be just a dumping ground anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:41 pm Reply with quote
FlyGuySempai wrote:
If this isn't trolling i don't know what is. The United States has literally demanded for a 24 hour Adult Swim block for decades and Canada gets it first? Wtf??

24 hours of The Room on the first day.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:10 pm Reply with quote
GNPixie wrote:
FlyGuy:

Keep in mind Canada's Adult Swim =/ = US's Adult Swim.

Most of the Canadian block has basically amounted to a dumping pile of whatever things Corus got the license for but couldn't be bothered to find a place for.


The press release says that it's going to be delivering new programming "day and date" with the US, so we know at the very least it will be more than a mere dumping ground on Sundays and the rare time they premiere an original series on any other night of the week.

CatSword wrote:
They'll probably at least finally get season 5 of Samurai Jack.


That seems like a very good bet.
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WeirDiE_InC



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:18 pm Reply with quote
ZestyLime wrote:
GNPixie wrote:
FlyGuy:

Keep in mind Canada's Adult Swim =/ = US's Adult Swim.

Most of the Canadian block has basically amounted to a dumping pile of whatever things Corus got the license for but couldn't be bothered to find a place for.


Well it does say "Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S". Sounds like it won't be just a dumping ground anymore.

Even Viceland Canada couldn't escape being a dumping ground. Best case scenario, they just run a lot of movies and marathons of Fox cartoons.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:24 pm Reply with quote
MoonPhase1 wrote:
Azure-Wind91 wrote:
April 1st...uh huh...


Well if it’s an April Fools Prank, why announce it? Unless they want us to be pranked for almost a month. If it were prank, you do it on the day of and then be like April Fools.

Actually Canada celebrates April 1st one month early kind of like Thanksgiving.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:29 pm Reply with quote
ZestyLime wrote:
GNPixie wrote:
FlyGuy:

Keep in mind Canada's Adult Swim =/ = US's Adult Swim.

Most of the Canadian block has basically amounted to a dumping pile of whatever things Corus got the license for but couldn't be bothered to find a place for.


Well it does say "Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S". Sounds like it won't be just a dumping ground anymore.


Nah, it'll still be a dumping ground. Just now the in-house AS originals won't be years (or decades) behind. There's no way you won't see random cartoons from Quebec on the schedule. The only anime I think are realistic is the Blade Runner CG thing and the FLCL sequels (the original has never aired on Canadian TV) because those are shows Williams Street is directly involved with. This wasn't mentioned in the press release, but it also wouldn't surprise me if the adult oriented DC animated shows and movies move over from Teletoon (which aired the first part of Young Justice S3 this year), too.

Corus branded channels rarely go out of their way to acquire the licensed content that airs on their U.S. counterpart. Sometimes it's because another player has already snatched the show (Mike Tyson Mysteries has never, and likely will never, air on Adult Swim Canada because Netflix grabbed it) but most of the time it seems like it's just more money and work than they'd like to put in. Toonami in the U.S. is a curated lineup from a variety of independent distributors. That's a recipe for Corus apathy.


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michaeltanzer



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:47 pm Reply with quote
Is it possible to have Toonami programming for the upcoming Adult Swim Canada channel?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Imagine, at least six or seven hours every day, of bumpers making fun of your taste in programming.
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