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‘Corner Gas’ to Return as Animated Series

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Canadian sitcom smash 'Corner Gas' to be rebooted as animated series
A still of the Corner Gas animated series is seen in this undated handout photo.  The Canadian sitcom hit is being rebooted into an all-new animated version to be broadcast on The Comedy Network. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Comedy Network

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TORONTO – It’s back to the pumps for “Corner Gas” as the Canadian sitcom smash is being rebooted as an animated series.

The award-winning show was the No. 1 sitcom in Canada throughout its entire six-season run, which ended in 2009. The cast reunited for “Corner Gas: The Movie,” which was released in 2014.

Pre-production on the animated version of “Corner Gas” will begin in January.

The main cast of the original series — including creator and star Brent Butt — will return to lend their voices to the new show.

Co-star Janet Wright died last month, but her portrayal of the long-suffering matriarch Emma Leroy will live on in the new animated series, with the blessing of her family. Casting for her character’s voice is currently underway.

The 13-episode, half-hour series will debut on The Comedy Network during the 2017-18 season.

“It’s been a huge amount of fun creating animated scripts for our ‘Corner Gas’ gang,” Butt said in a release.

“We used to come up with some pretty wild fantasy sequences and bizarre flashbacks in the old story room, but were limited with what we could do in the real world. Buckle up! We’re not in the real world anymore!”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Its not very often I look forward to a new TV show,and its been 50 years since I was interested in a cartoon show.
    Mr Butt should have never stopped that series butt Im willing to give the toon version a fair shot. I hope that the idiosyncrasies of the characters can be transfered from the real life expressions that the cast was famous for to their animated stand ins.

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