Bryn Lauren McAuley is a Canadian actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for playing Caillou on the television series of the same name, Anne Shirley on Anne of Green Gables, Gina Lash in Angela Anaconda, Skye Blue in Carl², Becky Lopez in George Shrinks, Harriet in Franklin, Laney Penn in Grojband, Suzi in Camp Lakebottom, Quills in Numb Chucks and Samey in Total Drama: Pahkitew Island, Taylor in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, Mavis Dracula in Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Eleanor in The Day My Butt Went Psycho! and Bea in Top Wing. McAuley began acting as a child onscreen in various Canadian feature films, alongside other young Canadian actors Michael Cera and Alison Pill, she lives in Canada. McAuley graduated from Vaughan Road Academy alongside other performers like Sarah Gadon. In 2010, she co-founded YEAA, with Eli Goree. YEAA is the youth committee at ACTRA Toronto, representing actors. McAuley went to Ryerson University from 2011 to 2015, her acting career began when she was invited to try out for some roles when she was four, after an unexpectedly brilliant performance she was accepted into an agency and began to land several roles.
However, she established her role as a voice actor after landing the role of Caillou in 1997. She has since received several other prominent roles such as Gina Lash on Angela Anaconda, Becky Lopez on George Shrinks and Laney Penn on Grojband, she has stated that two of her favourite roles are Quills in Numb Chucks and twin cheerleaders Amy and Samey in Total Drama: Pahkitew Island. In February 2013, McAuley performed in a hit play called Claire from the Bus and directed by Kjartan Hewitt. McAuley voices Mavis in the animated fantasy TV show Hotel Transylvania: The Series on Disney Channel. Bryn McAuley on IMDb Bryn McAuley at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
Nikki Payne, is a Canadian comedian and actress, from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Born with a cleft palate, she is well known for incorporating her lisp into her comedy act, she has won three Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Stand-up Newcomer and Best Female Stand-up in 2003, 2005 & 2008. Payne was born at Nova Scotia, she attended Truro Community College. She attended Humber School of Comedy and The Second City Conservatory; as well as performing in comedy clubs, Payne has appeared in Last Comic Standing, Video on Trial, Buzz, Am I Right??, the NFB documentary The Next Big Thing. She has appeared in the Canadian sketch comedy show Comedy Inc, she is a member of The Boom comedy troupe. By 2012 Payne was performing her comedy routines on the theatre circuit; that year she was named Comedy Person of the Year at the annual Canadian Comedy Awards in Toronto. Payne is a frequent guest on CBC Radio's The Debaters. In 2017 Payne acted as host of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's documentary film, The Enlightened Redneck’s Guide to Moose Sex.
Official website The Boom comedy troupe homepage Nikki Payne on IMDb
Redbeard is a series of Belgian comic books published in French, created by writer Jean-Michel Charlier and artist Victor Hubinon in 1959. After their deaths the series was continued by other writers and artists, including Jijé, Christian Gaty, Patrice Pellerin, Jean Ollivier, Christian Perrissin and Marc Bourgne; the series was popular in France and The Netherlands, but has not yet been published in English. In the late 1970s and the early 1980s, most of the classic episodes were published in Yugoslavia under the name Demon s Kariba. In Croatia, the series was first published under the name Crvenobradi but under the name Riđobradi. In Germany, the series is known under the name: Der rote Korsar, in Denmark 5 albums have been published under the name Rødskæg. In the seventies two episodes were published in Finland, under the name Punaparta, in Portugal 5 Barba Ruiva albums have been published. Redbeard is a pirate of French origin. After a troublesome youth he went roaming the seven seas for gold and fortune on his ship, the Black Falcon.
He has gathered a great fortune over the years, most of, hidden in the Florida Everglades. But a lot of his fortune was needed to repair his ships, he used to have a secret base on an uninhabited island, but this was destroyed first by the British and Dutch forces and in a volcanic eruption. According to the spin-off series, his real name is Jean-Baptiste Cornic. Eric Lerouge, is the adopted son of Redbeard. In fact, he can be seen as the main character of the series, despite the title, as some episodes deal with Eric and do not feature Redbeard at all. In 1715, Redbeard found young Eric during a raid on a ship, his true name and legacy were revealed in documents that Redbeard had taken during the attack. Eric's true name is Thierry de Montfort, he is a nobleman, but the claim to his father's name has been lost, so he feels destined to travel the seas. Eric dislikes the pirate life and does not want to succeed Redbeard, wishing instead to choose to lead an honest life, but many obstacles lay in his path.
He has studied at the Royal Navy in London by using a fake name. He tried to earn a living as a captain on a tradeship, but Redbeard keeps coming back into his life, needing him for one of his jobs. Tripod is Redbeard's righthand, he is an inventor and has great knowledge of surgery and strategy and speaks Latin fluently. He has each containing hidden tools, medicines, or weapons. One leg is modified into a rifle. Baba is an escaped slave of African origin, being abducted by slave traders from the Gulf of Guinea, he was freed by Redbeard, chose to remain as his loyal servant. Baba is as strong as a bull, can swim like a dolphin, he had a sister named Aïcha. The Black Falcon is the name of Redbeard's ship. There have been at least four different Falcons; this first Falcon was a Brig, blown up by Redbeard himself after it was captured by the Spanish. The second Black Falcon was a three-masted barque, it burned while being sieged by the pirate Alvarez; the third Falcon was a three-masted barque, but with a narrow hull.
It had extended rigging and bigger sails, that could be raised and lower from the deck itself. Next to regular cannons, it featured two heavy cannons, named after Gog and Magog. There were 30 connected muskets, that could be fired at once; the ship could drop Naval mines. There was a hidden surprise in the form of Greek fire: copper tubes could spray this substance over the water and onto enemy ships; the ship gained its nickname the ship from hell in the siege of Algiers, causing mass mayhem and turning a great portion of the city into ashes. However, it was blown up again by Redbeard, as there was no escape possible from the Dardanelles near Istanbul; the fourth Back Falcon is again a regular three-masted barque. Redbeard is parodized in the Asterix comic series. Since the album Asterix the Gladiator, a group of pirates appear in nearly every story, their ship sinks at every meeting. Intended as a one-off joke, the pirates' appearance was so successful that they were integrated in the Astérix series.
They were featured in both the 1968 animation film Asterix and Cleopatra and the 2002 live-action film Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, as well in three other animations: Asterix in Britain, Asterix Conquers America and Asterix and the Vikings. The parody has its origins in the fact that Jean-Michel Charlier had worked with the authors of Asterix, René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo, in the founding of the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote in 1959; this magazine was the launching vehicle for both Redbeard. Although in several countries of Continental Europe, Redbeard is a popular comic series in its own right, the popularity of Asterix's pirates is one of the few occasions when parody figures have overshadowed their originals. Redbeard's adventures take place in the period between 1715 and 1750; the character of Redbeard was based on various historical pirates, like the Frenchman Robert Surcouf, as Charlier & Hubinon created three comics about him between 1949 and 1952, these stories would be the basis of this series.
Used are stories about the Turkish admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa, whose Italian name Barbarossa means "Red Beard". Parts of his cruel appearance might b
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
Corus Entertainment is a Canadian mass media and broadcasting company. Formed in 1999 as a spin-off from Shaw Communications, it is headquartered at Corus Quay in Toronto and has prominent holdings in the radio and television industries. Corus Entertainment's voting majority is held by the company's founder JR Shaw and his family, a 40% stake of Corus stock is owned by Shaw Communications. Corus has a large presence in Canadian broadcasting, as owner of the national Global Television Network, 39 radio stations, a portfolio of 45 specialty television services. Corus is dominant in Canada's children's television industry through its ownership of the domestic YTV, Treehouse networks, the animation studio Nelvana and book publisher Kids Can Press, localized versions of the Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon brands; the second incarnation of Shaw's media division—formed from the properties of the bankrupt Canwest Global—was subsumed by Corus on April 1, 2016, giving it control of the over-the-air Global network and 19 additional specialty channels.
In September 1998, JR Shaw and Shaw Media CEO John Cassaday announced plans for Shaw Communications to spin-out its media properties, including radio stations and television specialty channels, into a new company. The spin-out would leave Shaw as a "pure play" telecommunications company; the decision to spin out the properties, into what would be known as Corus Entertainment, was meant to comply with Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission recommendations at the time which discouraged vertical integration by cable companies who owned media properties. Corus would be a separate, publicly-traded company, first listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 1999, but would still be controlled by the Shaw family. In September 1999, Corus acquired the broadcasting assets of the Power Corporation of Canada, which included four television stations and sixteen radio stations. One of these stations, CHAU-TV, was re-sold to Télé Inter-Rives. In October 1999, it was announced that as part of the break-up of Western International Communications, Corus would acquire the company's 12 radio stations and most of its specialty channels, including stakes in Family Channel, SuperChannel and MovieMax!.
In September 2000, after negotiations and rumoured offers by other studios, Corus announced that it would acquire the Toronto-based animation studio Nelvana for $540 million. Corus stated that it planned to use the purchase to help launch a preschool-oriented cable network in the United States. In March 2001, in response to complaints by the CRTC over its near-monopoly on ownership of children's specialty channels in Canada, Corus sold Family Channel to Astral Media for $126.9 million. Corus sold its stake in the Western Canadian pay-per-view service Viewers Choice to Shaw for $22.6 million, acquired the Women's Television Network from Shaw for $132.6 million. In August 2002, Corus sold CKGE-FM to Durham Radio. In May 2002, Corus announced that it has acquired a 50% stake in Locomotion, a Latin American and Spanish channel focusing of animated series targeting teens and young adults. Hearst Corporation owned the other half. In March 2004, Corus and Astral announced that it would swap radio stations in Quebec.
Corus sold its Red Deer, Alberta stations CKGY-FM and CIZZ-FM to Newcap Radio. In July 2007, Corus acquired CJZZ from Canwest. In June 2008, CHRC was sold to the ownership group of the Quebec Remparts hockey team. In August 2007, Corus announced a partnership with Hearst Corporation to launch Cosmopolitan TV. In March 2008, CTVglobemedia sold Canadian Learning Television to Corus for $73 millionCorus launched a Canadian version of Nickelodeon on November 2, 2009, replacing Discovery Kids. In 2010, Corus's sister company Shaw Communications re-entered the broadcasting industry through its acquisition of the media assets of the bankrupt Canwest, which re-formed the Shaw Media division. On April 30, 2010, Corus announced that it would sell its Québec radio stations, with the exception of CKRS, to Cogeco for $80 million, pending CRTC approval. Corus cited their low profitability in comparison to their stations elsewhere as reasoning for the sale. On June 25, it was reported that Corus had agreed to sell CKRS to Radio Saguenay, a local business group.
The sale of the Corus Québec stations was approved by the CRTC on December 17, 2010, on the condition that Cogeco-owned CJEC-FM and Corus-owned CFEL-FM and CKOY-FM be sold to another party by December 2011. On January 13, 2011, competing broadcaster Astral Media announced that they would seek legal action to stop the sale of these stations to Cogeco, citing the fact that it would own more stations than Astral in the Montreal market, making the competition unfair. On November 9, 2010, Hasbro Studios signed an agreement with Corus to broadcast their productions on its networks. On March 26, 2012, Corus and Shaw launched ABC Spark, a localized version of U. S. cable network ABC Family, with Shaw owning 49%. In March 2013, as part of Bell Media's proposed acquisition of Astral Media, Corus reached a tentative deal to acquire Astral's stakes in Historia, Séries+, the Teletoon Canada group, for $400.6 million
Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series, first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997. The series is based on the books by Hélène Desputeaux, it centers on a 4-year-old boy named Caillou, fascinated by the world around him. Caillou lives in a blue house at 17 Pine Street with his mother and his younger sister, Rosie, he uses his imagination in every episode. Each episode in Seasons 1–3 has a theme and is divided into several short sections that mix animation, puppet skits, video of kids in real-life situations. In Seasons 4–5, episodes are divided in 3 short sections. During the first season, many of the stories in the animated version began with a grandmother introducing the story to her grandchildren reading the story from a book. Since the second season, the narrator/grandmother is an unseen character; the following lists every character in the show. There are 23 major characters and 66 minor characters, making a total of 89 characters.
Caillou, nicknamed The Prince of Imagination, is the title character of the show. Caillou was first voiced by Bryn McAuley from 1997 through 2000 Jaclyn Linetsky in 2000 through 2003, due to Linetsky's death, Annie Bovaird from 2003 through 2010. Caillou was first shown in the episode "Caillou Makes Cookies", which aired in 1997. Caillou is an average, bald four-year-old boy with a love for forms of transportive machinery such as rocket ships and airplanes. A dreamer, Caillou is prone to frequent dream sequences in some episodes, visualizing his daydreams and hopes, many episodes chronicle his normal daily experiences with his parents and neighbours. Caillou loves his stuffed dinosaur Rexy and teddy bear Teddy, along with his pet cat Gilbert, all of whom are depicted as puppets in segments featured in the earlier episodes. Mommy – Caillou's mother, she is seen to work in an office too. Caillou helps his mom with various chores and she takes time to involve Caillou and his friends in activities such as crafts and baking.
She is predominantly dressed in a red blouse with yellow trim, blue headband, blue ankle-length pants and blue shoes with green soles. Voiced by Jennifer Seguin. Daddy – Caillou's father, he and Caillou work on projects around the house. He wears a green sweater with a red trim, blue pants. In the episode "Caillou The Chef" he says he made pizza, he is voiced by Pat Fry. Rosie – Caillou's lively younger sister, a typical toddler, she always wants to take part in the same activities as Caillou. In seasons of the series she becomes more talkative and independent, she wears red socks and blue Mary Jane shoes. Rosie sometimes fights with Caillou, she appears to be the only family member with red hair. Rosie was first voiced by Brigid Tierney Jesse Vinet. Grandma – Caillou's paternal grandmother. Grandma is a active adult who loves the arts and the outdoors, she passes that love on to Caillou. Grandma comes up with creative ideas to solve Caillou's problems, she and Caillou go birdwatching together. Voiced by Pauline Little.
Grandpa – Caillou's paternal grandfather. He takes Caillou on adventures going on walks and riding the bus throughout the town where they reside. In "Caillou's Hiding Place", he showed Caillou a hidden area inside a tree in the backyard. In the episode "Caillou Goes Camping", he and Caillou camp in the backyard, he loves to tell stories about Caillou's Daddy when he was a little boy. He wears a blue shirt. Voiced by George Morris. Mr. Hinkle – Caillou's neighbour, introduced in the 1998 episode "Caillou's Not Afraid Anymore", he has a gold tooth. In the episode "Farmer for the Day", it is said. Leo – Leo started out as a mean boy in the 1999 episode "Caillou Goes to Day Care", but befriended Caillou in the same episode, they have been inseparable since. According to Caillou's Holiday Movie, Leo celebrates Hanukkah. Clementine – Clementine was the first to befriend Caillou in the 1999 episode "Caillou Goes to Day Care", she can get rather bossy sometimes. She is voiced by Brigid Tierney. Sarah – Caillou's friend who he first met in "Caillou Goes Around the Block".
She is of celebrates Chinese New Year. She has a cousin in an episode. In another she invites him to school for "Bring Your Younger Siblings to School Day" because she has no siblings. Sarah has a pet cat named a dog named Murphy. André – An orange-haired boy, André is introduced in the episode "Caillou's Big Friend" and wears red sandals. According to the song "Days of the Week" released on the Caillou music CD Caillou and Friends, Caillou plays with him every Saturday. André enjoys soccer. Julie – Caillou and Rosie's teenage babysitter, she has blonde hair, enjoys playing with Caillou and Rosie. Jason and Jeffrey – Identical twins who are of Puerto Rican descent, they both enjoy eating pizza. They wore identically coloured clothes. By Season 4, Jason started wearing a shirt with inverted colours, in orde
Teletoon at Night
Teletoon at Night is a defunct Canadian English-language late night programming block airing on Teletoon, owned by Corus Entertainment. The block featured programming targeted towards older adult audiences, it was similar in format to the late night block on Cartoon Network. The block's French counterpart, Télétoon la nuit, airs on Teletoon's French-language channel, Télétoon; the block aired for the last time on April 1, 2019, with most of its programming moving to Adult Swim. Teletoon at Night's roots lie in two former program blocks that aired on Teletoon: the teenage-oriented block formally known as "The Detour," and the adult-oriented "Teletoon Unleashed" block, dropped due to lack of new content. In September 2004, the two blocks were amalgamated, with all-new branding created by Guru Studio. For the start of the 2006–07 season, a new Friday night companion block, F-Night, featuring a different lineup comedy series from Adult Swim. In 2007, most of the shows that were featured on "F-Night" were removed to make room for the "F'N Good Movie" segment, which aired on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 p.m. EST, followed by a repeat of the earlier movie telecast.
Movies shown during this block were animated or were derived from comic books and other animated series. A majority of the films were designed to target an older teenage or adult audience, the intended target and purpose of the block. If the movie did not fill the entire two- to 21⁄2-hour block, animated shorts were used to fill the remaining time. On September 1, 2008, the block amended its name to Teletoon Detour. In 2009, the Teletoon at Night branding was introduced but as the name of a separate block. In 2010, the "Detour" branding was dropped entirely. In the fall, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule was branded as Fred at Night, hosted by Fearless Fred of Toronto radio station CFNY-FM. From December 31, 2010, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule was rebranded as Double Night. In recent years, "Fred at Night" moved to Thursdays and, with the launch of the Canadian version of Adult Swim, most of the original programming from the U. S. service has migrated to its Canadian counterpart. In the summer of 2014, movies on Saturdays were branded as the "Saturday Night Funhouse Double Feature".
Meanwhile, Teletoon acquired broadcast rights to a Hulu original series. In October 2014, Bento Box Entertainment, the studio that produces The Awesomes, announced they would be producing a new slate of shows for Teletoon at Night. In the same month, Blue Ant Media, Mondo Media, Corus announced that Teletoon at Night would air a new series featuring shorts from Bite on Mondo, a program in which content creators pitched ideas for new shows. In 2014, it was announced that Bite would be shutting down, some series would moving to Teletoon at Night on August 24, it was revealed on Adult Swim's Facebook page that the new series, dubbed Night Sweats, will air on Adult Swim instead. In 2014, it was announced that Bite would be shutting down, some series would be moving to Teletoon at Night on August 24, 2015. During the week of September 1, 2015, it was announced on-air that, on that date, several of the block's shows, would move to Adult Swim. In a press release posted on September 3, 2015, it was announced that the block would now air Mondays through Thursdays starting at 10:00 p.m, with a movie at 11:00 p.m. Teletoon's Superfan Friday block expanded in Teletoon at Night's place.
It was announced in December 2015 that, starting on January 4, 2016, Teletoon at Night would be adding more movies to their schedule and their remaining shows moved over to Adult Swim. In February 2016, several shows that were airing on Adult Swim began airing on Teletoon at Night. On February 24, 2016, it was announced in a press release that the seventh season of Archer would air on both blocks. In the same month, Teletoon at Night's website revealed that its Fred at Night segment would be discontinued after six years, with the final installment airing on February 25, 2016. On March 23, 2016, it was revealed that Archer's seventh season would instead air on Teletoon at Night, although the season premiere did air in simulcast on Adult Swim. From 2016-2017, the block was broadcast Monday to Thursday nights from 8:00 p.m to 3:00 a.m and from 9:00 p.m to 3:00 a.m on weekends. In its final configuration starting in September 2017, it aired every night from 9:00 p.m to 3:00 a.m. On March 4, 2019, it was announced that Teletoon at Night would be discontinued due to the planned re-launch of Action as Adult Swim on April 1, it ended the evening before.
The equivalent French-language Télétoon la nuit block continues to run on Télétoon, unchanged