'Captain Canuck' Comic Book Franchise Spins-Off Web Series

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Smiley Guy Studios is to animate a five-episode online series voiced by Kris Holden-Ried and Paul Amos.

TORONTO – As Captain Canuck continues his journey from the comic book to the big screen, the iconic masked crusader will also feature in a new animated web series.

Comic book writer Richard Comely, who launched the Captain Canuck franchise in 1975 with fellow artist George Freeman, has tapped Captain Canuck INC and animation partner Smiley Guy Studios to produce the five episode online series.

The Captain Canuck superhero will be voiced by Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl), and his arch-nemesis, Mr. Gold, will be voiced by Paul Amos (Warehouse 13).

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Toronto comic book artist Kalman Andrasofsky helped reimagine the classic Canadian hero for the digital age, as did Dean Henry and Paul Gardner as creative directors.

Sam Chou is animation director on the Smiley Guy Studios production for Fadi Hakim and Alex Sengupta’s Captain Canuck INC.

The web series production follows Mind’s Eye Entertainment stick-handling a live action feature film adaptation based on the Captain Canuck comic book series.

Arne Olsen, whose screen credits include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Cop and a Half, is penning the movie script.

No word on which Canadian actor will don head-to-toe in figure-hugging rubber to play the Captain Canuck character.