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Silverwing to air on Teletoon

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Silverwing, a new 13-episode animated series produced by Bardel Entertainment, will be aired in Canada on Teletoon, starting on Sept. 6th and 7th (check local listings for showtimes). Based on the characters from Kenneth Oppel's young adult novels, Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing, the series follows the coming-of-age story of a bat named Shade and his bat colony.Shade (voiced by Vancouver actor Bill Switzer) is a runt who always tries to prove himself by challenging the rules. Determined to find out more about the great battle between the birds and the beasts that condemned bats to darkness, he's joined by Marina, an exiled brightwing bat (voiced by Sharon Alexander). Shade and Marina are pitted against Brutus, (Richard Newman), the leader of their enemies, the owls. But there’s a more sinister presence to contend with: Goth (Michael Dobson), an evil bat who uses supernatural powers in his quest to conquer the animal world.

The series is directed by Keith Ingham, who left Walt Disney Studios to work on the project. Also attached to the series is former Disney animator Joseph Gilland, who is supervising Silverwing’s visual effects.

HarperCollins will release a new boxed-set of the books to coincide with the series launch.

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