(Toronto, Canada) The calendar is booked this April with fun-filled spring adventures as YTV and Treehouse bring audiences a plethora of Easter programming plus, Discovery Kids celebrates Earth Day with an eye-opening journey of our planet!
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE THING/HOCUS POCUS In The Thing, Squidward is so unrecognizable after being covered in mud, leaves and gunk that the residents of Bikini Bottom think he is some sort of monster coming to terrorize the town. But SpongeBob thinks he’s kind of cute, so he adopts him and tries to raise him as a pet. In Hocus Pocus, SpongeBob tries to impress Squidward with his brand new magic kit. But when SpongeBob thinks he has transformed Squidward into an ice cream cone, all halibut breaks loose! PRANK DAY You know what the first of April means! Join YTV April 1 for a day filled with pranks, impish specials, episodes and movies. What would Prank Day be without our two favourite pranksters – Edgar and Ellen?
EDGAR & ELLEN: NOBODY’S FOOL – PREMIERE The annual Nod’s Limbs’ All Fool’s Day celebration has arrived and Edgar and Ellen have big plans for all the sweet fools in town. When a sinister hypnotist swings into town and bends everyone to his will, the twins, Stephanie and Pet, are the only ones clever enough to break free from the enchantment. To turn the tables on this conman, Edgar and Ellen may have to sacrifice every prank in their arsenal. Edgar & Ellen: Nobody’s Fool airs April 1 at 11 a.m. (r) 8:30 p.m.
EASTER WEEKEND This Easter weekend, dip into chocolate-coated, bunny-hopping programming on YTV. Highlights include the YTV exclusive Canadian premiere of Dr. Dolittle 3 and the 1971 all time classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
DR. DOLITTLE 3 – CANADIAN PREMIERE In this comedy, Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter, Maya (Kyla Pratt), to the Durango Dude Ranch to find herself. While she is there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals and save Durango from being taken over by a neighbouring ranch. Tune in to watch the Canadian premiere of Dr. Dolittle 3 in 3 Hairy Thumbs Up Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY YTV airs the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder in the music-filled, Day-Glo version of Roald Dahl’s book. Coming to ZAPX on Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m. RUBY GLOOM: BAD HARE DAY Everybody but Doom is charmed when a cute little bunny lands on Ruby’s doorstep. Not only does Doom have no appreciation for the bunny, but it also appears this new pet is something of a thief! Don’t miss Ruby Gloom: Bad Hare Day Monday, April 9 at 11 a.m. IT’S THE
EASTER BEAGLE, CHARLIE BROWN The Peanuts gang get ready for Easter in this Emmy®-nominated special. Linus is convinced that the Easter Beagle will appear, while Snoopy replaces Woodstock’s leaky nest with a swank bachelor pad and Peppermint Patty tries to explain to Marci how to make Easter eggs. Check out It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown Monday, April 9 at 12 p.m.
ZAPX EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN PREMIERES This April, YTV will bring viewers two exclusive Canadian premieres hosted by ZAPX’ Simon. Titles include Spy Kids 3 and Two Brothers.
SPY KIDS 3 – CANADIAN PREMIERE This time around, Carmen is kidnapped by the evil Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone) and imprisoned inside a virtual-reality game. Now it’s up to Juni to get into the game and save his sister from the villain’s clutches. Catch this adventure starring Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
TWO BROTHERS – CANADIAN PREMIERE Not so long ago, in a distant land, twin tiger cubs – one shy and gentle, the other bold and fierce – were born among the temple ruins in the jungle. One fateful day, the brothers are separated. Reunited when they are fully grown, the brothers find themselves forced enemies, pitted against each other. Watch this amazing adventure on YTV Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
MORE YTV MOVIES – FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Attention all family members! Tune in to watch blockbuster hits and animated favourites in YTV’s themed movie blocks – 3 Hairy Thumbs Up every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and Saturday Night Movies every Saturday evening at 8 p.m. including ZAPX titles!
Kangaroo Jack (2003) airs Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m.
Dennis The Menace (1993) airs Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
Spiderman: The Return of the Green Goblin (1994) airs Saturday, April 7 at 4 p.m.
The Wedding Singer (1998) airs Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m.
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006) airs Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) airs Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Daredevil vs. Spiderman (1994) airs Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
The Goonies (1985) airs Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m.
The Sandlot 2 (2005) airs Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m.
Spy Kids 3 (2003) airs Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
Spiderman: The Ultimate Villain Showdown (2002) airs Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Gremlins (1984) air Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) airs Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
Two Brothers (2000) airs Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
Spiderman: The Venom Saga (1995) airs Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
The Little Rascals (1994) airs Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) airs Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
THIS IS EMILY YEUNG: EASTER EGG HUNT – CANADIAN PREMIERE Emily Yeung is on the hunt for Easter eggs at historic Casa Loma where she searches its many secret passageways for hidden chocolate treats. She also meets a rabbit farmer who shows her how to spin fur into yarn and visits an organic farm to help collect chicken eggs. Watch this premiere episode Sunday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m.
MAX & RUBY: BONNET – CANADIAN PREMIERE Ruby is making an Easter bonnet for the Bunny Scout Easter Bonnet contest. She’s very excited for Easter, the annual egg hunt and decorating Easter eggs, but all Max wants is a parade! Tune in to watch Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
BEAR WAKE UP DAY Come celebrate the beginning of spring with Bear Wake Up Day Saturday, April 14. Catch the beary best spring-themed episodes from programs such as Bob the Builder and Go Diego Go. And don’t miss premiere episodes of Miss Spider and 4 Square.
MISS SPIDER: SPRING UNSPRUNG – CANADIAN PREMIERE Squirt is one excited little spider on the eve of spring because he gets to wake up his friend Felix the frog from his long winter nap! However, Squirt’s plans go sour when winter isn’t ready to take a back-seat and Felix isn’t exactly ready to wake up! Meanwhile, Dragon is getting bored with web-testing, so he jumps at the opportunity to be a bee for a day – until he finds out that being a bee is a lot of hard work. Tune in to watch Miss Spider: Spring Unsprung Saturday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. (r) at 6 p.m.
4 SQUARE: TILTING – CANADIAN PREMIERE Captain Huppette and her team show how to tilt while The Beat Team create rhythms for a sunny spring. The 4 Tones and Doo Whas teach a song about a Hummingbird and Pay and Joshua teach the poem “Grubby Gert.” Don’t miss a new 4 Square Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
EARTH DAY On Sunday, April 22, Treehouse celebrates Earth Day with episodes focused on the environment, recycling and conservation. Catch episodes of Blue’s Clues, Franklin, and The Wonder Pets. Highlights include two premiere episodes of The is Emily Yeung and Go Diego Go.
THIS IS EMILY YEUNG: LEARNING ABOUT AN ECO HOUSE – CANADIAN PREMIERE In this episode of This is Emily Yeung, Emily visits an eco-house and learns how to use the wind and the sun to power a home. Emily tours a garden before heading inside to learn some easy-to-do environmental tricks in this premiere airing Sunday, April 22 at 6:25 p.m.
GO DIEGO GO: ALICIA SAVES THE CROCODILE – CANADIAN PREMIERE When Kyra the Crocodile is lost in a dirty city pond, Alicia sets out on her Rescue Racer to lend a hand. Together they roll down the mountain, crunch through the fallen tree branches, and swim, swim, swim to Kyra’s river! Tune in to watch Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
A YEAR ON EARTH – CANADIAN PREMIERE Three teenagers, five continents, one mission – to take the pulse of the planet and report back to their generation. Are they up to the task? A Year on Earth chronicles the story of three American teens: Jamie, 18, from Keller, Texas; Arsen, 17, from Canyon, California; and Tyler, 16, from Lincoln, Massachusetts. They have little in common except for a shared concern for the planet. Nominated by their respective science teachers, the teens join research projects around the globe to work with scientists supported by the Earthwatch Institute. These three teens traded a year in school for a classroom without walls where they study the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Premiering Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m., don’t miss this environmental eye-opener!