Operation Oblivion in the News!

Operation Oblivion is gaining traction with some new articles in media. First up is The Toronto Star where Star reporter Tony Wong dives into the story of Oblivion.

Operation Oblivion is also in the hometown news! Northumberland Today reporter Valerie Macdonald talked covert missions and TV premieres in advance of the broadcast on Sunday January 26th at 7 PM on OMNI 2. We’re the best pre-Grammy show on TV!

READ: Operation Oblivion unknown piece of Canada's war history
READ: Local documentarians tell war story

Posted: Friday, January 24 at 5:09PM
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Petition is one step closer to being in the 'House'!

Our petition to create a permanent exhibit at the Canadian War Museum to honor Chinese Canadian Vets and Operation Oblivion operatives is gaining support among MP's and Ministers! The latest to 'join the mission' is Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Hon. Chris Alexander who along with the Hon. Minister of Heritage Shelly Glover, MP Rick Norlock and MP Wai Young will support a reading of the petition in the House!

In just a few days of publicly announcing the petition we have already reached 450 signatures! We need you all to please sign the online petition and help recognize these amazing Canadians before it's too late! Let's show them we care and send 2000 signatures to the House! Check our site as we'll be releasing news of our progress.

Posted: Friday, January 24 at 5:02PM

Operation Oblivion Appears in Sing Tao!

Check out the full translated article from Sing Tao below:

Local television station OMNI multicultural television and Media Monkey Productions announced that about 13 of Canada during World War II Large Chinese as death squads execute secret military operations documentary "Forgotten action (Operation Oblivion)", will be 26 this month OMNI television premiere date.

The film co-produced by the two organizations , local Chinese discipline Record producer李百良​​is one piece film's producer, future Ago told this newspaper that the film production team after more than four years when Between interviews to shoot this reflected in the Second World Chinese Canadian World War documentary in contributions .

More special significance is that This is a little-known history , because the participants signed a lifetime
Confidentiality agreement, this precious facts have today 60 years later Was only re- excavated. The original of the Pacific theater in World War II when the war 's most critical Moment , the British Secret Service asked the Canadian government in Canada to recruit 13 Ethnic Chinese volunteers to complete a secret mission , this action
Code that is " forgotten action ." After the volunteers will be trained Parachuted into the rear of the Japanese front , then walk across the dangerous Cong Lin , to find China 's resistance fighters and train them . 13 volunteers covert operations

Film director Jeff Halligan said , we describe this Stories are 13 volunteers at the time of the environment, in order to give him Themselves and their families in obtaining Canadian citizenship and to participate in the post-war Such a suicidal action. Thankfully , they all survived not only on the battlefield Down, which also left a precious photos , recording under his Their heroic and decisive .

The film performed by the famous actor Colm Feore narration. Except The action was shot on one player Henry "Hank" Wong Taken as a precious historical photos appear in the film outside of some War scenes animated reproduction. The film also won the 2013 animated American Pixel Academy awarded the best documentary animation award.

" Forgotten action (Operation Oblivion)" in OMNI2 TV premiere time is January 26 , 7:00 pm EST ; OMNI stations in BC premiere date is the same day Pacific Time 20:00 , Alberta, OMNI Television is at 6:00 pm Central Time
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14 at 11:05AM

Chinese-Canadian Spy Story Operation Oblivion Debuts January 26 on OMNI Television

60-minute original documentary chronicles Chinese-Canadian civilians recruited to join the covert mission, Operation Oblivion during the Second World War

Narrated by actor Colm Feore (Revolution, The Borgias), the film pairs archival images and modern animation to convey the gripping story

TORONTO (January 13, 2014) OMNI Television and Media Monkey Productions Inc. today announced the broadcast details of Operation Oblivion, an original documentary telling the story of 13 Chinese-Canadian civilians trained by the British Secret Service (MI6) during the Second World War.

Operation Oblivion premieres Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET on OMNI.2, 8 p.m. PT on OMNI BC, and 6 p.m. MT on OMNI Alberta

The one-hour film follows Henry ‘Hank’ Wong who, after a lifetime of sworn secrecy, reveals the identities of his fellow Oblivion members, and the daring plan that positioned them to train Resistance fighters behind Japanese enemy lines. Narrated by celebrated actor Colm Feore (Revolution, The Borgias) Operation Oblivion uses images taken by Wong and combines them with award-winning animation sequences to bring this incredible story to life.

“We were compelled to tell this story of 13 men who volunteered for a ‘suicide’ mission all on the chance that post-war they could gain full citizenship rights in Canada for their families. It is amazing that any of them survived and even more remarkable that Hank has images to document their courage and valor,” said director Jeff Halligan.

Operation Oblivion garnered a 2013 Platinum Pixie Award from the American Pixel Academy for Best Animation in a Documentary Film.

Operation Oblivion is executive produced by Peter Starr, produced by Micol Marotti and Bradley Lee, and directed by Jeff Halligan. The film was funded and developed in association with OMNI Television, a division of Rogers Communications, the Government of Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program, and produced with the participation of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.

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About OMNI Television

OMNI™ is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television system committed to positive portrayal and broadcast reflection of Canada’s diversity through the airing of inclusive and accessible programming. With television stations in BC, Alberta, and Ontario – OMNI Television is available to 16.5 million households in major market areas. As well as specializing in Canadian multilingual/ multicultural programming, OMNI carries well-known International series and films – including East Asian Super Cinema and South Asian Bollywood Freetime Movies. OMNI Television is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information

About Media Monkey Productions

Media Monkey Productions Inc. (MMP) is an award-winning entertainment company that develops and produces documentaries, films, and television series for theatrical, broadcast and digital formats. Since its’ founding in 2004, the company has been committed to the development and production of Canadian programming for the national and international marketplace. Prime time credits include; the doc series Open Doors narrated by Isabella Rossellini (RTI- Mediaset, LI), Window on the World (OMNI TV) and the documentary film and online projects Billy Bishop: Canadian Maverick, A Troublesome Woman and ICI. Connect with us at, or on Facebook at or on Twitter @MediaMonkeyPro

Media Contacts

Micol Marotti MM Publicity,, 416.567.1698

Jessica Beard, OMNI Television,, 416.764.3095

Posted: Saturday, January 11 at 10:19PM
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Operation Oblivion wins a 2013 Pixie Award

Media Monkey Productions Inc. announced that it has garnered a Pixie Platinum Award, (the highest level) for ‘Best Animation’ for their feature documentary film Operation Oblivion.

The Pixie Awards recognizes outstanding work in animation, motion graphics and special effects, the fastest-growing area in the world of video and TV production. The 4th annual Pixie Awards received entries from all over North America and were adjudicated by the prestigious American Pixel Academy who announced the 2013 winners in January.

With Operation Oblivion we strove to tell this incredible true story in the most accessible and engaging manner and we were fortunate to have an incredible animation team headed by Kevin Micallef (Detentionaire, Eight Crazy Nights, Curious George) to bring to life some of the secret training sequences,” commented Jeff Halligan, Director of Operation Oblivion and President of Media Monkey Productions.

About the Pixie Awards
The Pixie Awards is sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (APA), a coalition of professionals and educators in the field of electronic moving pixels. The Pixie Awards are under the direction of David E. Carter, a multiple Emmy and Clio winner who, as a young ad man, founded the Telly® Awards, and also edited the Creativity annual for 10 years.

Posted: Thursday, November 7 at 8:09AM