Canada's Retro launching in French

Teletoon channel set for September

TORONTO -- Canadian cartoon cable channel Teletoon will launch in September a French-language version of Retro, its popular classic cartoon channel.

The francophone Teletoon Retro service will feature local retreads such as "Remi sans famille" and "Les amis Ratons," and dubbed series like "Tom et Jerry" (The Tom & Jerry Show) and "Bugs Bunny et Tweety" (The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show).

Launching Teletoon Retro in Quebec will bring the total reach of the English- and French-language classic animation channels to 5.8 million homes.