Detentionaire

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Detentionaire
Title card
FormatAnimated series
Created by
  • Daniel Bryan Franklin
  • Charles Johnston
Directed byKevin Micallef
Voices of
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatSurround
Original runSeptember 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) – present
External links
Website
Production website
 
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Not to be confused with Detention (TV series).
Detentionaire
Title card
FormatAnimated series
Created by
  • Daniel Bryan Franklin
  • Charles Johnston
Directed byKevin Micallef
Voices of
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatSurround
Original runSeptember 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Detentionaire is a Canadian animated series that first aired on Teletoon on September 12, 2011. It was created by Daniel Bryan Franklin and Charles Johnston and produced by Tracey Dodokin. The show features a total of 53 episodes, spanning across 4 seasons.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around high school student Lee Ping, who on his first day of 10th grade was framed for a major prank and was punished with a full year of detention. Every day with the help of his friends, Lee sneaks out of detention to try to expose who was really behind the prank all while trying to avoid being caught by the school's principal Barrage. After clearing his name Lee sneaks out of detention again due to failing to escape Barrage's upgraded detention room. It is later revealed that the strange pyramid under the school has something to do with Lee's key, the parents council and the blue tazwurms. However Lee has a lot to learn about his family after witnessing his mother fighting. There is more to the school than meets the eye.

Characters[edit]

Cliques[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Detentionaire series overview
SeasonsEpisodesCanadian airdatesAustralian airdates
PremiereFinalePremiereFinale
114September 12, 2011April 5, 2012May 12, 2012August 11, 2012
213September 6, 2012December 6, 2012August 31, 2012September 18, 2012
313September 5, 2013December 12, 2013June 6, 2013June 24, 2013
413TBATBANovember 8, 2013January 31, 2014

Production[edit]

The development of the pilot episode was announced on September 21, 2009.[1] As of October that year, 26 episodes were scheduled to be produced with a budget of US$275,000–325,000 per episode; production of the pilot was set to begin in spring 2010.[2]

Reception[edit]

The series has been reviewed by Strange Kids Club[3][4] and Toon Zone,[5] with the former also conducting an interview with one of the co-creators.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNomineeResultRef.
2013Canadian Screen AwardsBest Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or SeriesEpisode: "Dudes of Darkness"Nominated[7]
2014Best Direction in an Animated Program or SeriesEpisode: "Finding Finnwich"Nominated[8]
Best Performance in an Animated Program or SeriesEpisode: "Finding Finnwich"Nominated

Broadcast[edit]

In Canada, the series was first shown during the week of September 12, 2011 on Teletoon with a preview of the first 5 episodes,[9] and began airing regularly on January 5, 2012.[10]

The show first aired in Australia on ABC3 on May 12, 2012.[11] The fourth season finale premiered in Australia on January 31, 2014,[12] and it remains undetermined as to whether or not a fifth season will be made.

The series is slated to premiere on the "Always On" digital platform of Cartoon Network in the United States as part of the platform's 2014–2015 lineup.[13]

Home video releases[edit]

Episodes have been made available in the Canadian iTunes Store as they aired on Teletoon, currently spanning seasons 1,[14] 2,[15] and 3.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Release - Nelvana Enterprises Presents Exciting Lineup Of Properties At Mipcom". Corusent.com. 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ October 1, 2009 by Kate Calder (2009-10-01). "Up Next". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Nelvana’s "Detentionaire" is Beyond Your Common Detention". Strange Kids Club. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Coming Attractions: Nelvana’s DETENTIONAIRE Returns for Season 3 This September". Strange Kids Club. 2013-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  5. ^ January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05). ""Detentionaire": Stuck in the Middle with Deja Vu - Toon Zone News". Toonzone.net. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Daniel Franklin, Co-Creator of Teletoon’s ‘Detentionaire’". Strange Kids Club. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  7. ^ Pratt, Emily (2013-01-15). "Canadian Screen Awards TV and Digital Media Nominations". CBC News. 
  8. ^ "2014 Canadian Screen Awards Television Nominations". Canadian Screen Awards. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  9. ^ "Teletoon Announces Fall 2011 Lineup". Channelcanada.com. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  10. ^ "The Press Room « Teletoon « Press Release « New Animated, Live-Action Series And ‘Can’T Miss Thursdays’ Highlight Teletoon’S Exciting". Teletoonmedia.com. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  11. ^ "ABC3 - TV Program - Detentionaire (Series 1)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  12. ^ "ABC3 - TV Program - Detentionaire (Series 2)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  13. ^ "Cartoon Network Evolves with Kids: 'Always On' - ATLANTA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Detentionaire, Season 1". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Detentionaire, Season 2". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Detentionaire, Season 3". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2014-02-08.