Cartoon Network Studios, became the new Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Hanna-Barbera were the creators of animated television and motion picture cartoons for over forty years. The Cartoon Network is part of TBS Networks Entertainment. Cartoon Network Studios focuses on animated programs for and related to the Cartoon Network and Kids' WB!.
The studio began in the year 1994 as a subsidiary of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons which was dedicated to creating original shows for the Cartoon Network, including Hanna-Barbera creations such as Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. After H-B co-founder William Hanna died in 2001, the Hanna-Barbera name was retired (as a production entity), and the H-B studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation. Meanwhile, Cartoon Network Studios was extracted from Hanna-Barbera and made its own entity. The studio has continued to thrive with new productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Samurai Jack.
Cartoon Network Studios productions
The Cartoon Cartoon Show (1995-1999)
Dexter's Laboratory (1996-2003)
Johnny Bravo (1997-2003)
Cow and Chicken (1997-1999)
I Am Weasel
The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005)
I Am Weasel (1999)
Grim and Evil (2001-2003)
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Evil Con Carne
Samurai Jack (2001-2004)
Time Squad (2001-2003)
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? (2002-2003)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (co-produced with Lucasfilm, 2003-2005)
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2003)
Evil Con Carne (2003-2004)
Megas XLR (2004-2005)
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004-2006)
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005)
Camp Lazlo (2005)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2005)
Ben 10 (2005)
Korgoth of Barbaria (co-produced with Williams Street, 2006)
Squirrel Boy (2006)
Class of 3000 (co-produced with Tom Lynch Company and Moxie Turtle, 2006)
Chowder (2007) 
Santo (working title, ????)
Zoot Rumpus (greenlit for pilot) (????) 
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Theatrical film productions
The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2003, Warner Bros. feature film)
Dexter's Laboratory in Chicken Scratch (2003, Warner Bros. short subject; preceded The Powerpuff Girls Movie in theaters).
cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. The original American channel started on October 1, 1992 with Looney Tunes being its first-ever aired program. From then on Cartoon Network has launched many other shows including Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd, n' Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls and many other TV series. Though Cartoon Network is mainly child-based, a more mature block titled Adult Swim has been released. Also for pre-school-aged kids, Tickle U has been released, but ended up being largely phased-out. This year, the network will celebrate its 15th birthday.
By the end of the 1980s, Ted Turner's cable-TV conglomerate had acquired the MGM film library (which included the older catalog of pre-1948 color Warner Bros. cartoons), and its cable channel Turner Network Television had gained an audience with its film library. In 1991, it purchased animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and acquired its large library as well as most of the Ruby-Spears library. Cartoon Network was created as an outlet for Turner's considerable library of animation, and the initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of re-runs of classic Warner Bros., MGM , and Hanna-Barbera cartoon like The Jetsons and The Flintstones, with many Hanna-Barbera TV cartoons like Wally Gator used as time fillers. Most of the short cartoons were aired in half-hour or hour-long packages, usually separated by character or studio — Down With Droopy D aired old Droopy Dog shorts, The Tom and Jerry Show presented the classic cat-and-mouse team, and Bugs and Daffy Tonight provided classic Looney Tunes shorts. Today, only Tom and Jerry remains on the network.
In 1994, Hanna-Barbera started production on The What-A-Cartoon! Show (also known as World-Premiere Toons), a series of creator-driven short cartoons that premiered on Cartoon Network in 1995. It was the network's third original series (the second was Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and the first was The Moxy Show). The project was spearheaded by several Cartoon Network executives, plus Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi (who was an advisor to the network at the time) and Fred Seibert (who was formerly one of the driving forces behind the Nicktoons, and would go on to produce the similar animation anthology series Oh, Yeah! Cartoons).
In 1996, Time Warner purchased Turner Broadcasting, and with it the Cartoon Network. The Cartoon Network gained access to the complete Warner Bros. cartoon library, which had not been under one owner since 1957. This library includes WB cartoons from the 1950s to the 1980s, and newer cartoons like Road Rovers, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, and Pinky and the Brain.
Time Warner changed the direction of Hanna-Barbera Productions (the production studio now known as Cartoon Network Studios), and focused the studio exclusively on creating new material for the Cartoon Network channel (which were baptized Cartoon Cartoons). These productions include: Dexter's Laboratory (1996), Johnny Bravo (1997), Cow and Chicken (1997), and The Powerpuff Girls (1998) (all of which were shorts, previously launched on What a Cartoon with the creative work of Hanna-Barbera art director Jesse Stagg), and more recently Codename: Kids Next Door (2003), Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004), and Camp Lazlo (2005). To free up air time for new shows, the listed classics were retired.
1997 - New look, new shows
On July 7, 1997, Cartoon Network premiered Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken, both of which later went on to become cult classics. On the same day, the network drastically changed its on-air appearance from the "checkerboard" look used since day one to a look that decidedly better reflected its programming. It utilized various cartoonish clichés, a color scheme (black at night, yellow in the morning, green in the afternoon and blue in the evening), and introduced show-specific bumpers for the first time. The nearly seven-year-old identity was dropped on June 14, 2004, and since then, Cartoon Network has not had an on-air look that lasted longer than a year. The Cartoon Network has shown cartoons from other studios such as Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999, a.k.a. cartoon), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999, Stretch Films), Mike, Lu & Og (1999, Kinofilm Studios), Sheep in the Big City (2000, Curious Pictures) and Codename: Kids Next Door (2002, Curious Pictures)
The older Hanna-Barbera cartoons, as well as the entire Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies library and non-Tom and Jerry cartoons made by MGM such as those made by Tex Avery have been largely moved to the nostalgia-themed Boomerang sister network.
In recent years, Cartoon Network has also made attempts to attract viewers outside its core audience. Their Saturday-night cartoon block Toonami, which has a similar spoof to the Disney Channel's Zoog Disney, consists of acceptable-for-preteens and -teens anime from Japan, as well as some American animation, while a late-night cartoon block called Adult Swim shows more risqué, teenage- and adult-oriented cartoons (with a combination of anime and American-produced comedies such as Futurama and Family Guy). On April 17, 2004, Toonami was moved to Saturday evenings and the afternoon slot was filled with Miguzi, showing action-oriented American, French, and Japanese TV shows aimed at a slightly younger age group than Toonami.
In June 2004, Cartoon Network relaunched itself with a new slogan, “This is Cartoon Network.” The bumps now featured 2D cartoon characters from their shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from their shows. Nearly all of Cartoon Network's classic cartoon programming had been replaced by new programming, except for Tom and Jerry, a longtime staple of the Turner networks. Within a few months the network took off more shows from the 90's like Dexter's Laboratory, and Courage the Cowardly Dog and put them on a one hour block called The Cartoon Cartoon Show. Some shows like Mike, Lu, and Og and Sheep in the Big City were taken off the network completely. In the summer of 2006, Cartoon Network's slogan was changed to a simplistic “Cartoon Network - Yes!,” as spoken by Fred Fredburger, a character on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. The network also used bumps featuring the cast of Camp Lazlo as stick puppets and characters in front of a red background. This look was short-lived and was replaced by three different styles, airing jointly. The first style is "Lunchbox of Doom", featuring an assortment of show clips inside a CGI goth-looking lunchbox. The second is "VS.", comparing two cartoon characters. The last style is a reprise of the CGI City look, using flat, dark colors.
As of 2007, Cartoon Network does not have a slogan, but they retained the image campaign that began in 2006, although a slightly refreshed version of the theme is currently in use.  In Fall 2007, the channel will begin broadcasting in High Definition. 
Main article: Cartoon Cartoons
Cartoon show, a series of comedic animated shorts produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions guided by Fred Seibert, who founded the Nickelodeon-based Frederator Studios years later. Originally known as "World Premiere Toons," the shorts were essentially series pilots — the idea was to measure audience response and turn the most popular shorts into series. Only a small handful of the shorts ever made series, however. The first short to air was "The Powerpuff Girls Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins," but it would be three years before the girls got their own series. This show also aired the cartoon "Larry and Steve", which was the prototype of the hit show Family Guy. The first series to spin off from What-a-Cartoon! was Dexter's Laboratory in 1996. A year later, Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken joined Dexter on the Cartoon Network lineup. The Powerpuff Girls became a Cartoon Cartoons series in the fall of 1998. Ed, Edd, n Eddy came later as the first Cartoon Cartoons series not to be introduced in a What-A-Cartoon! short.
More shows premiered bearing the Cartoon Cartoons moniker, airing throughout the network's schedule and prominently on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, which became the marquee night for premieres of new episodes and new shows. For two years, Cartoon Network actually let fans pick which of that year's crop of Cartoon Cartoon shorts made series, by staging a vote where fans could choose from among the three most popular entries. The first short to be voted into a series was The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and a year later Codename: Kids Next Door was voted in. Both have gone on to become two of Cartoon Network's longest-running series.
As of September 2005, the name is primarily used for The Cartoon Cartoons Show, an hour-long program featuring episodes of older Cartoon Cartoons that are no longer shown regularly on the network.
Main article: Fridays (Cartoon Network)
Fridays, originally titled Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, was the Friday night program block on Cartoon Network that showcased the channel's original animated series, with new episode premieres usually taking place in this block. Around these shows, live action segments in a studio with two hosts and an audience of children are were for continuity between the programs. The block aired between 7 p.m.-5 a.m., with the shows and segments repeating at least twice.
Fridays replaced Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, a block that aired Fridays at 7 PM Eastern Time before replaced by Summer Fridays in 2003 and replaced by Fridays in late 2003. The block was launched on May 7, 1999 and last aired on May 2, 2003. Originally in 1999 it aired encores of new episodes which were shown earlier during the week. Cartoon Cartoon Fridays was hosted by a character of a Cartoon Cartoon.
On February 23, 2007, Cartoon Network aired the last Fridays. The month-long "Movie Madness" will fill out the airtime until a new block, Fried Dynamite takes the air to replace Fridays.
Main article: Miguzi
The Miguzi logo
Miguzi is a cartoon block that premiered on April 19, 2004. This block is themed around Erin, a girl who finds refuge within the confines of a strange spaceship that is trapped underwater and inhabited by aquatic creatures. Not surprisingly, this lighter-toned action block is from Williams Street, the producers of late-night programming block Adult Swim and Toonami, a block of programming which Miguzi replaced in the weekday-afternoon timeslot. Miguzi changes its shows often.
Miguzi airs action shows from different countries like Ben 10, and Teen Titans from America, Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh GX from Japan, and Totally Spies and Code Lyoko from France.
Main article: Toonami
Toonami (a portmanteau of cartoon and tsunami) was initially a block of action-oriented programming (mostly Japanese anime) on Cartoon Network in the US and UK, and Spain among other countries. The American version premiered on March 17, 1997 as a weekday afternoon block. The regular afternoon block, including Rising Sun (a Saturday morning version of the block, revived as a late-night action block of Batman and Superman), Super Saturdays (a Saturday afternoon block with a few premieres), and Midnight Run (which was originally a late-night action block on Saturday nights in 1999 before becoming an hour-long weeknight action block on March 6, 2000 that aired the uncut version of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing which was replaced by Outlaw Star in 2001 and repeats of other shows from the afternoon block before being replaced by Adult Swim in 2003).The other blcks of Toonami are Toonami Rising Sun aired from 1999-2001 on Saturday mornings,Toonami Super Saturdays aired from 2001-2003,and they had also the Toonami Midnight Run on Saturdays from 1999-2000,and the Midnight Run on Weekdays from 2000-2003.
Currently, the United States version of Toonami airs on Saturdays from 7 to 11 PM (E/P). Some shows in this program include Prince of Tennis, Zatch Bell!, MÄR, Naruto, One Piece, Pokémon Battle Frontier, and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Naruto now also shows on weekdays at 5:30 PM).
The Toonami brand was subsequently used in the United Kingdom as the title of a Cartoon Network-operated UK spinoff channel in its own right in September 2003, a little under a year after the network launched as CNX. In 2006, the network relaunched as a general entertainment network with little emphasis on action-animation.
For the rest of the territories that have Cartoon Network, Toonami remains a block with many of the same shows seen in the United States as well as regional exclusives like Battle B-Daman, Power Rangers (In the Philippines), Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Machine Robo Rescue, Granzasers, X-Men: Evolution, Shadow Raiders, Beyblade, and others. However, in the United States, Battle B-Daman does not air on the Toonami block.
The Prime Time Logo
Prime Time was programming block that ran from 1999-2002. Prime Time would showcase Hanna Barbera Cartoons & Cartoons from the Present, such as Scooby-Doo, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Flintstones, Tom & Jerry, Cow & Chicken, and occasionally Dragon Ball Z and Looney Tunes.
The Adult Swim logo
Main article: Adult Swim
Adult Swim is the name for the more adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network, which premiered on September 2, 2001 in USA.
Originally a Sunday-only block that also reran on Thursdays, Adult Swim airs Saturday nights at 11 PM (E/P), Monday through Thursday nights at 10:30 PM (E/P) and Sunday nights at 10 PM (E/P) with an encore airing at 2 AM and then ending with an hour of older shows on every night but Sunday. The block, programmed by Williams Street, the same group that created Toonami and Miguzi, plays American animated comedy series and shorts geared towards audiences 17 and older and a wide variety of anime series and OVAs intended for audiences 18 and older.
The name comes from the name for hours designated at public swimming pools where only adults can swim in the pool. On March 28, 2005, the programming block was spun-off as a separate entity from Cartoon Network for Nielsen Ratings purposes. On March 27, 2006, Adult Swim started airing a half-hour early at 10:30 PM on Monday through Thursday (E/P).
First preschool programming block on Cartoon Network in the United States, Big Bag premiered on June 2, 1996. Big Bag featured animated shorts from around the world and live action Muppet scenes. Big Bag stopped in September 1998.
Logo for Tickle U
The second block, Tickle U premiered on August 22, 2005. Pipoca, Henderson, and Place hosted the block. Tickle U stopped in September 2006. Its official site is now a redirect to the Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs' page on the channel's official site.
Currently, Cartoon Network broadcast preschool programs in weekday mornings, although there is no preschool specific block.
Saturday Video Entertainment System
The Saturday Video Entertainment System was a Toonami-like block of action animation airing Saturday nights from March 17, 2003 to April 10, 2004. SVES was packaged like a video game, with a Samus Aran-like character in bumps reminiscent of older arcade/SNES game design. This block was also designed by Williams Street.
Cartoon Theatre is Cartoon Network's film series, featuring animated theatrical films, animated television films, and films made for Cartoon Network.
Since 2004, live-action films, regardless if they are cartoon-related (though most are), became part of Cartoon Network's library of movies.
Cartoon Network Original Movies
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Thirteen made for TV movies have aired on Cartoon Network, These films are, in effect, movie-length special episodes of Cartoon Cartoon series Camp Lazlo, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Teen Titans, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Ben 10.
Also among the original movies is Cartoon Network's first original live-action movie, Re-Animated.
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O. (Aired August 11, 2006)
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (Aired September 15, 2006)
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting (Aired November 23, 2006)
Re-Animated (Aired December 8 and 10, 2006)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: The Big Field Trip- (Aired January 14, 2007)
Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo (Aired February 18, 2007)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy and Mandy's Big Boogie Adventure: The Movie (Aired March 30, 2007)
The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy: The Wrath Of The Spider Queen (To Be Released In 2007)
Ben 10 The Live Action Movie (November 2007)
Ben 10 Animated Movie (Fall 2007)
The Grim Adventures of the KND (Fall 2007)
Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie (2008 or May 2007) There might (If possible) be a movie in May to kick off
Cartoon Network Invaded (May 11 2007)
Cartoon Network Block Party
Cartoon Network Block Party is the name for a three-hour block of programming that aired on Saturdays that sometimes featured several new episodes of a single show. It aired Saturday afternoon from 3pm-6pm (sometimes 3pm-5pm). It lasted from June 19, 2004 - January 22, 2005. This block aired Cartoon Cartoon franchises such as The Powerpuff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and non-Cartoon Cartoon franchises such as The Cramp Twins, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Code Lyoko, Hamtaro and Totally Spies!.
Cartoon Network Block Party is also the current title for the network's anthology comic published by DC Comics. (Previously, the comic was titled Cartoon Network Presents, Cartoon Network Starring, and Cartoon Cartoons.)
There was also a "Mario Party" style video game released called Cartoon Network Block Party.
Cartoon Olio was a Cartoon Network Saturday afternoon block that aired from 3pm-6pm. The block premiered on July 7, 2001 and last aired on June 1, 2002. The block aired marathons of Cartoon Cartoons franchises such as Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Powerpuff Girls, Time Squad and Cow and Chicken. The block also aired marathons of Hanna-Barbera franchises such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
June Bugs was a yearly 48 hour marathon of Bugs Bunny cartoons which started on the first weekend in June of 1997. This marathon would air nearly every Bugs Bunny cartoon ever made in chronological order, with the exception of war-time shorts and those deemed racist and offensive. However, with there being considerably less than 48 hours of shorts, it would repeat several times. June Bugs currently airs on sister network Boomerang
Last Bell was a Cartoon Network weekday afternoon block which used to air weekdays from 2pm-5pm in the past. Last Bell lasted from August 2003 to June 11, 2004. The block aired franchises like Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Codename: Kids Next Door.
Super Chunk was a Saturday marathon block that aired on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm. The block lasted from the networks origin in October 1992 up until when the Boomerang channel was launched in April 2000. The block aired marathons of mainly classic and retro programs.
Viva Las Bravo
In 2 years the term Viva Las Bravo was actually a marathon of fans that would pick the selected show in the website CartoonNetworkHQ.net, and the show picked with the most votes would make a 1-hour or 2-hour marathon of that show selected.
Cartoon Carnival was actually a double-episode marathon of shows that would be showing in many cases. The host was Blooregard Q. Kazoo (Bloo for short) and with a different voice from the one performed by Keith Ferguson. He would also give prizes away, and it would be very simple:
- First: The person that watched that same show could see Bloo dancing his groove in the bottom of the screen.
- Second: Then that same person would go to the site CartoonNetworkHQ.net, and ask in which show was Bloo seen dancing.
- Third: And that person would win prizes, and the winner would be seen again in the bottom of the screen at the end of the episode of that same show of that very same marathon.
The winner would be always seen in the day before the positional day. (If it would be today, the winner of yesterday would be indicated.)
This marathon would be able to show episodes of the Powerpuff Girls for an hour, then drastically change the schedule one hour later.
It is the same but since the years went by, Courage 60 no longer had a publicity cart look but the Bagge's television with similar images of sci-fi that John R. Dilworth made.
It was similar to all the others but now with the CGI city composed by Cartoon Network producers the post separating neighbors doesn't have an "Antonucci" look but yes a more complexed reality look. And, in April 6th 2007 the channel aired the 5th season of the Eds.
It was like all the others, but when it first came the Cartoon Network producers would make Sector V fun images their way, and it also changed its schedule one hour later like all the others.
This was also one of the artworks that were based in 60-minute episodes. As 3 seasons of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends went by the producers had their way to think and before starting in the commercial breaks, the producers made characters playing with a diminutives model of Foster's. And, in the marathon the producers based on commercial breaks the happening of the showing to stop then after to continue, while at the beginning it would be "Fast forward", and at the end, a "Rewind" scenario.
Although the majority of the network's programming is animation, live-action programming has been a part of Cartoon Network over the years.
When The Banana Splits Show aired on Cartoon Network, it was two-thirds live action with the Banana Splits and Danger Island segments dominating the half-hour. Human-hosted shows like Carrot Top's A.M. Mayhem and the current Cartoon Cartoon Fridays (now called just Fridays) format had live-actors introducing animated shows and shorts. In the mid-1990s, the Children's Television Workshop co-produced Big Bag, a series that featured a Muppet character and a human counterpart. Also, on each episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, the titular pop stars show up in hosting segments at the beginning (and closing in the first season).
There were also western-themed bumpers of talking hands named Haas and Little Joe. The former was a sheriff-type, and the latter was his clueless sidekick. They had their own programming block called High-Noon ’Toons. Later, the duo would have themed programs for holidays and other special events. They were taken off the air in the late 1990s. Created and performed by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, the duo would go on to work on other Cartoon Network shows such as Sealab 2021.
In 2004, Cartoon Network began airing films produced and/or released by Disney, long a rival of CN sister company Warner Bros. in animation. In addition to some films distributed by Disney division Miramax, the network aired Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in November 2005. Cartoon Network aired The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 29, 2006. Cartoon Network also aired James and the Giant Peach on March 9, 2007.
The network has also broadcast films which combine 2D animation and live actors, such as Osmosis Jones, The Pagemaster, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. November 2005 through July 2006 also saw the network premieres of several fully live-action "cartoony" films, including The Goonies, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Dumb and Dumber, Batman, and Men in Black.
Zixx, a Canadian live-action series with CGI-elements, briefly aired on Saturday mornings beginning on January 21, 2006. In April, teen sitcom Saved by the Bell aired on Adult Swim for two weeks. The 1980s Saturday morning program Pee-wee's Playhouse began airing Mondays-Thursdays on July 10, 2006.
In 2006, Cartoon Network aired its first live-action film, Re-Animated. The film, which chronicles a boy who receives the brain of a previously-frozen animator (very loosely based on the long-held urban legend that Walt Disney was cryopreserved), has both live-action and cartoon elements. When asked about the project, Cartoon Network executive Michael Ouweleen (co-creator of Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law) stated "[E]ven though we are featuring live-action characters, it still had to be done the Cartoon Network way."
Foreign Cartoon Network programming
Cartoon Network has worked with France 3 and Alphanim to produce Robotboy.
Cartoon Network, Toei Animation and Aniplex are currently working on a new Japanese anime series for the TV Tokyo network in Japan, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. So far, there are currently no plans to show the series in the US.
Main article: Boomerang (TV channel)
Boomerang's original logo
Boomerang was originally a programming block on Cartoon Network aimed towards the generation of baby boomers. It originally aired for four hours every weekend. The block's start time jumped frequently, with the Saturday block moving to Saturday afternoons, then back to the early morning, and the Sunday block moving to Sunday evenings. Eventually, Boomerang was shortened by an hour, making the total airing time 2 hours each weekend instead of the original four hours. Boomerang (both the programming block and the original spinoff channel that launched on April 1, 2000) followed a unique programming format - every week, cartoons produced during a certain year (and cartoons produced during years prior to that year) would be showcased. For example, if Boomerang was showcasing the year 1969, the viewer would more than likely see an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! or Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines.
Once the Boomerang channel was launched in 2000, promos for the channel aired at the end of every broadcasted show during the block in attempt to gain popularity for Boomerang. Also, all of the older programming on Cartoon Network, including Looney Tunes and shows from Hanna-Barbera migrated to Boomerang.
On October 2 and 3rd, nearly four months after the re-launch of the Cartoon Network, the Boomerang block was replaced by Adult Swim everyday with older reruns of classic anthologies like The Popeye Show, The Bob Clampett Show, ToonHeads, and former Boomerang fare like The Gary Coleman Show and Super Globetrotters. October 2 and 3rd were the last times Looney Tunes officially aired on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network MMOG
It was announced in July 2006 that Cartoon Network has teamed with Seoul-based Grigon Entertainment to bring a Cartoon Network based MMOG to the global marketplace. The as-yet-to-be named title will be subscription based, including support for microtransactions but will be free to download. The title will be targeting the preteen marketplace and is expected to be released in the Spring of 2008.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Boston Advertising Security Scare
Main article: 2007 Boston Mooninite Scare
On January 31, 2007, Cartoon Network assumed responsibility for the placement of electronic devices thought to be bombs by Boston police and local residents. The placement of the devices, intended to promote Cartoon Network's show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, nearly shut down public transportation in the city of Boston for one day. These devices were placed in ten cities throughout the US, including Boston. When it became apparent the advertising campaign had backfired, Cartoon Network issued a public apology which was displayed in local papers and on the Adult Swim block, and voluntarily offered information on the location of similar devices that were to be placed in other major U.S. cities. As a direct result of the bomb scare, the general manager and executive vice president of Cartoon Network, Jim Samples, resigned on February 9, 2007. Time Warner has paid $2 million (US) to the City of Boston for the cost cleanup and labor related to this incident.
List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network
Boomerang (TV channel)
Cartoon Network Video
Cartoon Network (Worldwide)
List of programs broadcast by Adult Swim
List of programs broadcast by Boomerang
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