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The Comedy Network Gets Pumped with the Debut of "Corner Gas Animated"
– Comedy also reveals brand-new artwork of the entire cast –
– The animated reboot airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy –
– The entire CORNER GAS series and Corner Gas: The Movie are streaming now on CraveTV–
“Anyone who fails to appreciate the exquisite comical whimsy and admire the stunning popular success of CORNER GAS is a jackass.” – John Doyle, The Globe & Mail
TORONTO (February 5, 2018) – As announced during last night’s Super Bowl LII broadcast on CTV, the much-anticipated CORNER GAS ANIMATED series comes to life on The Comedy Network beginning Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Created by and starring comedian Brent Butt, the 13-episode, half-hour reboot of the iconic Canadian series sees the return of all the beloved characters of Dog River, Saskatchewan, as they partake in new adventures in an expanded animated universe. Brent (Brent Butt), Lacey (Gabrielle Miller), Oscar (Eric Peterson), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), Davis (Lorne Cardinal), Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn), Wanda (Nancy Robertson), and Emma (Corrine Koslo) all get a cartoon makeover in the all-new comedy.
Click here for a look at the promo. For updates on all things CORNER GAS, including CORNER GAS ANIMATED merchandise as well as Limited Collectors’ Editions, events, and news, visit cornergas.com.
“With CORNER GAS’ built-in audience, Mondays at 8 p.m. is sure to be the next tent pole timeslot for The Comedy Network,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media. “We know devoted fans will love this fresh take on a cherished series which is sure to be an audience-builder for the network.”
“I’m excited! Comic books, cartoons, and drawing have always been in my DNA,” said Creator, Executive Producer and star Brent Butt. “The original series really lends itself to being animated. The humour, the warmth, the antics and cast have all found their way into the new animated show. It feels like CORNER GAS and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to unveil CORNER GAS ANIMATED. Tune in Easter Monday!”
In the premiere episode, “Bone Dry,” Brent messes up a fuel order and Corner Gas runs out of gas, and Oscar (Eric Peterson) steals all the food at the station to teach his son a lesson. No gas and no food cause locals to panic. Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) takes advantage of the situation by offering “exotic” recipes at the Ruby. Meanwhile, Hank (Fred Ewanuick) and Wanda (Nancy Robertson) make fuel out of corn but catch the suspicions of Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Davis (Lorne Cardinal), who think their experiment is a little less corny and a little more BREAKING BAD.
All 107 episodes of the six-season original series, as well as the feature film, are streaming now on CraveTV.
CORNER GAS ANIMATED is an inter-provincial co-production produced by Prairie Pantoons (BC), comprised of Brent Butt and David Storey from 335 Productions and Moving Mountoons (ON), comprised of Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint from Vérité Films, in association with Bell Media, Canada Media Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Film Incentive BC Tax Credit, Digital Animation, Visual Effects and Post Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Animation is produced by Prairie Pantoons, Moving Mountoons, and Smiley Guy Studios. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Production, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.