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REV YOUR ENGINES! TEAM HOT WHEELS RACES TO DISNEY XD THIS MAY

Toronto, ON - 11 May 2015 – Disney XD shifts into high gear this month with the premiere of two sizzling specials from Team Hot Wheels. New to the network from Mattel, the action-packed adventures follow a crew of skilled racers who work together to protect their quiet town from evil villains who roll in unexpectedly. Not your average CARtoon, Team Hot Wheels, brings Hot Wheels™ “Go For It” attitude to life through a cast of fun-loving daredevil kids who are always up for racing adventures.

Leading the double bill of specials on Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET is Team Hot Wheels: Origin of Awesome. When a mysterious black car begins transforming the sleepy town of Hilly Woodlands into a wild mess of orange track and outrageous obstacles, four kids are tasked to stop it before the whole world is overrun with chaos. With the help of an eccentric gear head scientist named Larry, these lifelong racing fanatics get the keys to the fastest, coolest cars of all time. Now Gage, Rhett, Wyatt and Brandon must learn to work together in order to out-race the mystery car and ultimately become Team Hot Wheels.

Then, on Saturday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. ET in Team Hot Wheels: Skills to Thrill, when a suspicious character comes to town selling new driverless cars, the citizens of Hilly Woodlands are thrilled. A car that takes you to work and makes you waffles – what could be better?  But the town soon learns that giving up the wheel means giving up your freedom, and it’s up to Team Hot Wheels to come to the rescue.

Viewers looking to learn more about their favourite Team Hot Wheels characters can speed over to the dedicated webpage on DisneyXD.ca. Plus, for a limited time, fans can catch both Team Hot Wheels: Origin of Awesome and Team Hot Wheels: Skills to Thrill on Disney XD OnDemand beginning May 17 and May 31 respectively.

Produced by Playground Productions, Team Hot Wheels stars the voice talents of Grant George (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Gage; Nicolas Roye (Digimon Fusion) as Wyatt; Ben Diskin (Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) as Brandon; David Lodge (Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot) as Rhett; and Faruq Tauheed as Larry.

Disney XD is the leading kids digital specialty network in Canada, with a multi platform brand offering a compelling mix of high definition live-action and animated programming. An advertising-supported channel, Disney XD features series, movies and short form content that transport kids into worlds of hilarious, outrageous and awe-inspiring adventures. Disney XD programming is also available through dedicated OnDemand and Broadband services. Visit us at DisneyXD.ca.

About DHX Television DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (English & French) and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Media Ltd. markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 

For additional information, please contact:

Joanna Landsberg Publicist – DHX Television joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com 416.977.7458

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