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Cartoon Network
Launched October 1, 1992
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner Inc.)
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
POGO (India)
Toonami (UK)
Website Official Site
DirecTV Channel 296
Dish Network Channel 176
Cyfra+ Channel 42
Cyfrowy Polsat Channel 44
NET Channel 46
Verizon FiOS Channel 217

Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. It premiered on October 1, 1992 in the United States, September 17, 1993 in the United Kingdom, the same year in Latin America, and in 1995 in Australia.


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 USA
    • 1.2 Asia Pacific
      • 1.2.1 Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Korea
      • 1.2.2 Australia/New Zealand
      • 1.2.3 India
      • 1.2.4 Pakistan
      • 1.2.5 Bangladesh
      • 1.2.6 Philippines
      • 1.2.7 Japan
    • 1.3 Europe
      • 1.3.1 United Kingdom
      • 1.3.2 Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland
      • 1.3.3 Estonia
      • 1.3.4 Spain
      • 1.3.5 Ukraine
    • 1.4 Brazil
    • 1.5 Cartoon Cartoons
    • 1.6 Special programming blocks
      • 1.6.1 Fridays/Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
      • 1.6.2 Miguzi
      • 1.6.3 Toonami
      • 1.6.4 Boomerang
      • 1.6.5 Adult Swim
      • 1.6.6 Last Bell
    • 1.7 Marathon blocks
      • 1.7.1 Cartoon Network Block Party
      • 1.7.2 Cartoon Olio
      • 1.7.3 Super Chunk
    • 1.8 Preschool programming
      • 1.8.1 Tickle U (USA)
  • 2 Live-action programming
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links



By the end of the 1980s, Ted Turner's cable TV conglomerate had acquired the MGM film library (which included the older catalog of Warner Bros. cartoons), and its cable channel Turner Network Television had gained an audience with its film library. In 1991, they purchased animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and acquired its large library. The Cartoon Network channel 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. and MGM cartoons, with many Hanna-Barbera TV cartoons used as time fillers.

In 1994, Hanna-Barbera started production on What a Cartoon (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 the Cartoon Network came under their corporate umbrella. This provided still more material for the Cartoon Network, as the channel now had access to the Warner Bros. cartoon library from the 1950s and 1960s. This was also when Cartoon Network joined an alliance with The WB which gave them rights to not only WB cartoons from the 1950s - 1980s but to newer franchises like Road Rovers, Swat Kats, 2 Stupid Dogs, Captain Planet, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Pinky and the Brain and Tom & Jerry Kids.

Time Warner changed the direction of Hanna-Barbera Productions (the production studio now being known as Cartoon Network Studios), and focused the studio exclusively on creating new material for the Cartoon Network channel (which were baptized Cartoon Cartoons). Among the numerous shows the studio has produced are 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), along with more recent shows Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004) and Camp Lazlo (2005). But because of these shows the listed classics had become retired.

Shows from other studios (with Cartoon Network's producing) had also shown on the channel, 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 old Cartoon Network logo used from 1992 to 2004, still used as a secondary logo in the United States, and also as the main logo in most European countries.

The older Hanna-Barbera cartoons, as well as the entire Warner Brothers 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 (young children about eight years old). Their mid-afternoon cartoon block Toonami 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 risque, teenage- and adult-oriented cartoons (with a combination of anime and American-produced comedies such 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 of 2004, Cartoon Network relaunched itself, with a new logo and 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.

Recently, Cartoon Network introduced a new programming block for pre-schoolers called Tickle-U. Half of the content on the block are imported British preschool programming (some of them revoiced), while the other half are original made-for-cartoon-network material. Tickle-U featured a CGI world and about three CGI characters that would, greet viewers, play games, and introduce the next program. In recent months the whole Tickle-U concept was taken off the air. Most of the programs that were a part of the Tickle-U block are now part of Cartoon Network's weekday morning line-up, with the addition of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Krypto the Superdog.

Asia Pacific

Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Korea

Cartoon Network has been available from most Pay TV providers in Asia since the early 1990s. In most part of Asia, the Cartoon Network feed is the same. This means viewers in Singapore gets the same Cartoon Network programming at the same time as the viewers in Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, and many other countries in the region. However, some countries such as Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and India get a customized version of Cartoon Network for the country and does not use the same feed as the other countries in Asia. Also, unlike India, Philippines & Japanese Counterparts, CNAsia Website is a Conjoined website for viewers in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Unlike its American counterpart, Cartoon Network Asia does not carry the Adult Swim block, (except for CNPhilippines), but it does carry the Miguzi and Toonami block. It used to carry the Boomerang block late at night, but have ceased doing so lately (Because BOOMERANG has a separate channel; the first to acquire this channel was the Philippines). However, classic Warner Bros and MGM cartoon programming are still aired regularly as part of its daily programming, as does programming from the Miguzi block such as Teen Titans (they might be carried under the Toonami block, however, as in the case of Teen Titans).

While it does not carry the Tickle U block, it airs a similar block known as Tiny TV. Unlike the Tickle U block, however, this block generally airs programming that're created by Hanna Barbera and/or Warner Bros and might or might not be educational, such as The Flintstone kids and Baby Looney Toons.

Australia/New Zealand

Cartoon Network in Australia is available on Pay TV (Foxtel, Optus and Austar). It is also on 3 mobile as a part of their new mobile TV service for $4 a month although cartoons are repeated frequently on the mobile service.[1] SKY Network Television has broadcasted the network in New Zealand, since October 1994.[2]

The Cartoon Network feed used in Australia and New Zealand is different from the one used in the Asia region, and thus do not share the same programming as those in the region.


Cartoon Network India is arguably the most popular cartoon-dedicated television channel in India. It airs Hindi-dubbed versions of a variety of cartoons, including traditional Cartoon Network programmes featuring Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Popeye the Sailor and Dexter. The programming lineup also such as superhero series including Superman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited. The anime-dedicated Toonami block airs series like Pokémon, Beyblade, Digimon, Duel Masters, Transformers:The Unicron Trilogy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . Thus far, Cartooon Network has also aired a few Indian-made cartoons, featuring Akbar and Birbal, Tenali Raman and Vikram and Vetala. It may be noted that shows premiere in Cartoon Network India long after their Western runs. (For instance, Pokémon premiered in India in May 2003, while Justice League Unlimited premiered in April 2006.)


The Network has set-up a dedicated beam for Pakistan since November 2004, airing its premium quality programmes featuring famous cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Popeye the Sailor, The Powerpuff Girls, Pokémon and several others. Apart from its iconic characters, the programming line-up further includes celebrated animated shows such as Archie’s Weird Mysteries, Mucha Lucha, Dexter’s Laboratory; full-length, animated movies like An American Tail, the television premier of Xiaolin Showdown, and many more. The channel broadcasts both Urdu and English translated cartoons; Strategic Alliances holds rights to the channel and in late 2006 Cartoon Network plans to air a Pakistani-made cartoon. The Toonami block broadcasts series such as Beyblade, Duel Masters and Digimon, Transformers Energon, Transformers Cybertron and Teen Titans. Shows not produced by Turner or Warner Bros are also aired. Due to a popular response, sponsoring has increased immensly and the program quality is getting better with more variety with a localistic impact. Cartoon Network Pakistan is working on its dedicated web site for Pakistan and plans to launch it by late 2006.


In Bangladesh, the Indian beam is carried out and is broadcast by almost every cable operator in the country.


Main article: Cartoon Network Philippines

Started in 2001, the Philippines has a separate feed of its own, including localized content. Although it has the same programming as the Asia-Pacific feed, it also carries Adult Swim and Toonami. Toonami features Battle B-Daman, Machine Robo Rescue, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Granzasers, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Dino Thunder , Pokémon. This division of Cartoon Network is shown on SkyCable and Destiny Cable and some other provincial cable networks. It will also be the first network to air Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and The Simpsons, after a long period of time being shown on STAR World.

Unlike its other Asian counterparts, Cartoon Network Philippines has its own website which was launched in March 2006. Cartoon Network Philippines website is already on even before March 2006, but it is used for Promotions & Contests.


In Japan, Cartoon Network is broadcast on the SKY PerfecTV! platform, cable, and on broadband TV platforms. Cartoon Network Japan airs several anime, traditional Cartoon Network programs, as well as acquired western programs, such as The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and Clifford the Big Red Dog. All non-Japanese programs are available with the original English audio, as well as the Japanese-language dub. Cartoon Network Japan was notable for being the only network in Japan outside of Tokyo that aired the second season of The Big O, which was co-produced by Cartoon Network.


United Kingdom

Main article: Cartoon Network (UK)

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Cartoon Network was twinned with movie channel TNT. Cartoon Network ran from 5:00am until 7:00pm, with TNT taking over from 7:00pm to 5:00am. Sunday afternoons saw "Super Chunk", which showed back to back episodes of one show for two hours between 1pm and 3pm. Another feature was "The Longest Day", in which Cartoon Network ran for an extra four hours until 11:00pm on June 21, 1993, every year. This slot was dedicated to full-length cartoon movies. In 1995, Cartoon Network began running for an extra two hours until 9pm, and on December 16, 1996, it became a 24-hour channel, as did TNT. However, a version of the channel called TNT & Cartoon Network continued to appear on some providers.

In 1998, Vbirds launched all the cartoon characters called Wow, Boom, Bling & D:Lin.

In February 1, 1999, saw the introduction of a strand called "aka Cartoon Network", which had a DJ theme and would run from 7pm to 9pm, the 'host' being an afroed cartoon character called Jackie Potato. It would feature selected cartoons from the Cartoon Network library (including Space Ghost Coast to Coast) and a show called Cult Toons, which featured a heavily re-edited Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Aimed at adults, the strand was in some ways a precursor of Adult Swim in the United States.

In May 27, 2000, the channel Boomerang was launched by Cartoon Network in the UK and Ireland, and most "classic" cartoons were moved from Cartoon Network to the new channel, which initially broadcast from 6am–12am. Before long, however, it became 24 hours, and the remaining classic shows also moved to Boomerang. In September of 2000, Toonami began broadcasting weekdays for two hours between 4pm–6pm, and 9pm–11pm, as well as weekends from 10am–12pm and 10pm–12am. Dragonball Z had already been airing on Cartoon Network since 1999, and had been attracting very good ratings, which may have contributed to the decision to launch Toonami in the UK. Its output consisted almost solely of Japanese anime such as the cult Dragonball Z, Tenchi Muyo, and Gundam Wing. The only non-Japanese shows for quite some time were the American-produced The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Batman Beyond (Batman of the Future in the UK). Around the same time, there was almost completely new programming on the channel, and so Boomerang began in a late night slot.

In June of 2002, Toonami disappeared from Cartoon Network UK, and in October, a new channel was created called CNX. It was hailed as a high-octane, "triple-A mix of Action, Adventure, and Anime." All American and Japanese animation shown on Toonami was broadcast on this 24 hour channel from 6am–12am, and during the night, there were hard hitting American dramas such as The Shield, adventure shows such as Spawn, martial arts films and extreme sports programmes. In 2003, there was a slot between 9pm and 10pm showing Cartoon Network produced comedy such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. The extreme sports and films were moved to a small slot between 10pm and 2am. For the rest of the time, Toonami returned, on CNX, showing all of its previous output, plus a number of new shows. In September of 2003, after 11 months on air, CNX was shut down, and Toonami became a 24-hour channel, in line with Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

In April 2006, Cartoon Network Too was launched on Sky Digital broadcasting cartoons primarily made by Hanana-Barbera such as Dexter's Laboratory, the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Ed, Edd & Eddy, and Wacky Races. Other cartoons shown include the Cramp Twins and Courage the Cowardly Dog. The channel airs from 7am to 7pm everyday.

In April 11, 2005, six months after the United States, the channel received a new logo. The idents also changed to the same ones used in the U.S., with a CGI layout of a town and various characters (usually related to the show that was coming up next) engaging in activities. These replaced the previous idents used since 2003, featuring characters from one TV show falling through something and coming out in another show. Actual show clips were used.

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland

Cartoon Network has been broad casted in Scandinavia as long as it has been running. It was not until 2000, however that the network was separated from the United States broadcast, when the channel was dubbed to Norwegian, Swedish and Danish (watchable with domestic languages) separate.

Most of the programming comes with monophonic English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian soundtracks. The self-imposed necessity to dub material into three languages takes a heavy toll on the availability of new programs in the feed, which may come late, in smaller amount or not come at all. Existing programming is heavily recycled. The feed has seen an upsurge of commercial advertising in recent years, despite being distributed only on pay-TV (at least in Finland). Most of the commercials and announcements on English soundtrack are nevertheless in Swedish. Overall impression is that of a decay.

In mid-May 2006, the Cartoon Network logo was changed from the original logo to the English one, as well as the pre-show commercials was changed to English-style. The Boomerang block was removed but most of it's program content still remains in the channel.


Receives ad-free UK feed.


Receives its own feed with Spanish soundtrack.


Ukrainian cable operators used to distribute ad-free UK feed (as of 2003).


Cartoon Network has been available from all Pay TV providers in Brazil since 1994. The Brazilian channel has its own schedule with local Brazilian productions like Monica´s Gang

Like its American counterpart, Cartoon Network Brazil carries the Adult Swim and Toonami block, but it doesn't carry the Miguzi block. Boomerang became a separate channel in 2002. Classic Warner Bros and MGM cartoons are still aired regularly as part of its daily programming. All Brazilian programs are in Portuguese.

Cartoon Cartoons

Main article: Cartoon Cartoons

Cartoon Cartoons were first showcased in the What a 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. 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 brand, 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.

As of September 2005, the name is network brand is primarily used for The Cartoon Cartoons Show, a half-hour program featuring episodes of older Cartoon Cartoons that are no longer shown regularly on the network.

Special programming blocks

Fridays/Cartoon Cartoon Fridays

Main article: Fridays (Cartoon Network)

Fridays is a live-action show that shows premieres of cartoons, sneak peeks of cartoons and new episodes of cartoons, It is hosted by Tommy Snider and Tara Sands, and features kids as well as puppets acting as comic relief. It airs for five hours at 7 PM (E/P) with a rebroadcast of 6.0 hours starting at 12:30 AM.

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.


Main article: Miguzi

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 Zatch Bell and Pokémon from Japan, Totally Spies and formerly Code Lyoko from France, and Ben 10 and Codename: Kids Next Door from the United States.


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.

Originally hosted by SGC2C's Moltar, Toonami is currently hosted by TOM (Toonami Operations Module), a sardonic yet heroic robot whose primary functions include piloting the Ghost Planet Spaceship Absolution and processing signals of action-animation programming along with his co-pilot, an AI hologram named Sara. Toonami's programming consisted of mostly anime, most notably popular franchises like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Tenchi, Gundam, as well as DC Comics-based like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited, and The Batman, and original productions like Megas XLR (the first Cartoon Network original to air on Toonami) and IGPX (the first original series made exclusively for Toonami).

Toonami had different variations airing outside 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 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).

Currently, the United States version of Toonami airs on Saturdays from 7 to 11 PM (E/P). Some shows in this program include Zatch Bell!, DragonBall Z, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Justice League Unlimited, Naruto, One Piece, and Pokémon Chronicles.

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, Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Machine Robo Rescue, Granzasers, X-Men: Evolution, Shadow Raiders, and others. However, in the US, Battle B-Daman does not air on the Toonami block.


Main article: Boomerang (TV channel)

Boomerang was originally a programming block aimed towards baby boomers on Cartoon Network that originally aired for two hours every weekend. The block's start time jumped frequently, with the Saturday block moving to Saturday afternoons and back to the early morning and the Sunday block moving to Sunday evenings. Eventually, Boomerang was cut to one day a week, Saturday, and it was shortened by an hour.

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, you would more than likely catch an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! or The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

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.

With the re-launch of Cartoon Network in 2004, the Boomerang block no longer had a place on the channel as the last remaining slot on the lineup was taken up by Adult Swim Sundays through Fridays with older reruns of classic anthologies like The Popeye Show, The Bob Clampett Show, and former Boomerang fare like The Gary Coleman Show and Super Globetrotters.

In Scandinavia, Boomerang airs after the attractive block at 7pm (currently 8pm due to the Snoopy-Doo block carrying Snoopy and Scooby-Doo, which were aired on Boomerang before their own block was launched).

Adult Swim

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. It basically shows "cartoons for adults".

Originally a Sunday-only block that also reran on Thursdays, Adult Swim airs Saturday 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 14 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. In March 27, 2006, Adult Swim started airing a half-hour early at 10:30 PM on Monday through Thursday (E/P). Adult Swim also has an Asian Version, but it is only shown on CNPhilippines, where it airs every weekend from 11:30 p.m. to 01:30 a.m.

Last Bell

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 - June 11, 2004. The block aired some of the most popular franchises like The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, Dexter's Laboratory, Codename: Kids Next Door and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

Marathon blocks

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 Ed, Edd, n Eddy, 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.)

Cartoon Olio

Cartoon Olio was a Cartoon Network Saturday afternoon block that aired from 3pm-6pm. The block premired on July 7, 2001 and last aired on June 1, 2002. The block aired marathons of Cartoon Cartoon 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.

Super Chunk

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.

Preschool programming

Tickle U (USA)

Main article: Tickle-U

Tickle U was a preschool programming block on Cartoon Network in United States. It premiered on August 22, 2005. Tickle U is hosted by Pipoca, Henderson and Place. It's similar to Playhouse Disney, Nick Jr., PBS Kids And Noggin. The block aired from 9:00AM to 11:00AM E/P on Cartoon Network.

After the demise of the Tickle U brand, its constituent programs continued in separate half-hour slots. These programs are:

  • Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!
  • Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
  • Peppa Pig
  • Firehouse Tales
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • Little Robots
  • Gordon the Garden Gnome

Live-action programming

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 2/3 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).

The network has also broadcast films which combine 2D animation and live actors, such as Osmosis Jones, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Pagemaster. November 2005 through May 2006 also saw the network premieres of several fully live-action "cartoony" films, including The Goonies, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Small Soldiers (which used CGI animation), Batman (which was based on a comic book), Jumanji (which also used CGI Animation), Snow Day (The First Nickelodeon- Branded Movie To Air On Cartoon Network), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dumb and Dumber, and Spider-Man (also based on a comic book and also used CGI animation).

On January 21, 2006, a live-action series with CGI-elements, Zixx, briefly aired on Saturday mornings. In April, Saved by the Bell, a sitcom aimed at children and teenagers (instead of adults) and a part of sibling station TBS Superstation's lineup, aired on Adult Swim. Even though the latter was thought by many to be a joke by Adult Swim to show what would eventually happen to Cartoon Network if it kept heading this direction (they even officially declared that the fans "embraced" the series [1]), this was officially confirmed as a trial run for the series [2].

And On July 7th, Cats & Dogs Will Air On Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.

Also On July 10th, Pee-Wee's Playhouse Will Premiere On Adult Swim.

See also

  • List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network
  • Pogo TV
  • Cartoon Orbit


  1. ^ 3 Mobile offers Cartoon Network. Retrieved on 2006-04-09.
  2. ^ SKY Network Television offers Cartoon Network. Retrieved on 2006-04-09.

External links

  • Websites in English speaking regions.
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • India
    • Japan
    • Latin America
    • New Zealand
    • Philippines
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
    • U.S. Press Release
  • Cartoon Network Studios at the Big Cartoon DataBase
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Cartoon Network hires Premium TV for broadband 
Digital Television Group - Jun 27 2:30 AM
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Reedville Elementary - PTA receives grant 
The Oregonian - Jun 29 12:30 AM
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Cartoons not just for TV, kids anymore 
Chinapost.com.tw - Jun 28 7:32 PM
July marks the launching of exclusive premieres and all new line ups at Cartoon Network, which says cartoons are not just for television and kids anymore.

Pop Stars Ami and Yumi Continue Their Rock 'N Roll Adventures as D3Publisher of America Releases Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi:  
SYS-CON Media - Jun 27 1:05 PM
D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp based on Cartoon Network's (CN) hit original series 'Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi'(TM). Inspired by real-life superstar rockers Ami and Yumi, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp chronicles the adventures of two very cool pop

Ads puzzling - for now 
Sun-Sentinel - Jun 27 4:45 AM
`Teaser' campaign designed to promote new shows on Cartoon Network schedule. What's up with clowns and tangelos? And who "pooted?"

Pop Stars Ami and Yumi Continue Their Rock 'N Roll Adventures as D3Publisher of America Releases Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi:  
Broadcast Newsroom - Jun 27 9:50 AM
LOS ANGELES , June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp based on Cartoon Network's (CN) hit original series "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi"(TM). Inspired by real-life superstar rockers Ami and Yumi, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp chronicles

Cartoon Network launches broadband TV service 
New Media Zero - Jun 23 4:48 AM
Footage from children's TV channel Cartoon Network will become available online in the UK for the first time next month with the launch of a new broadband TV service.

Nickelodeon Secures Number One Position as Top Cable Network for Eleventh Consecutive Year and Continues to Build  
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Jun 27 10:05 AM
Emerging as the leader in the number-one top spot in its eleventh consecutive year, Nickelodeon led basic cable as the top-rated network within the total programming day for the just-completed second quarter of 2006 among total viewers and across all kids' demos, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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