One of the best things to hit TV!
October 1st, 1992
Boomerang, Adult Swim
Tuner Broadcasting System-
Back in the '90s and early 2000s, Cartoon Network used to be the best channel on the block. It was full of high-quality cartoons, and whatnot. Yes, Dexter's Lab, the Powerpuff Girls, Edd Ed n Eddy, etc were the #1 choices on my mind. And then some fool decided to change it all and Cartoon Network (now CN) is a stupid piece of - Oops I never said that. Total Drama Island, 6teen, and all that trash, plus the ever foolish CN Real now make me puke. I think I'm gonna go over to the current president of the cartoon network company and have a good talk with him!
You know, some mindless people think they grow out of cartoons and sometimes refer to them as "those stupid shows"... I actually agree. But don't get me wrong I used to love cartoons, USED TO. Not that I grew out of them, it's just that since about 2007, cartoon network began coming up with all these pointless shows: 6TEEN, Total Drama Island/Action, Chowder, George of the jungle, FLAPJACK! I mean come on! I just named some of the most dumbest shows on earth right now! Occasionally, they do show some of the old shows once and a while. But that's the problem, ONCE AND A WHILE!!! I remember the good old days before 2007, when cartoon network was in its prime: Ed Edd n' Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Scooby-Doo Where Are You? and all those other cartoons. Recently, Cartoon network has dumped all of it's cool shows to the one called Boomerang. Basically, that's okay but then again they show late at night! Plus there are some shows on Boomerang that I hate as much as the new ones on Cartoon Network! Gosh, just can't win around here.
The History of Cartoon NetworkEdit
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-August 1948 color Warner Bros. cartoons), and its cable channel Turner Network Television had gained an audience with its film library. In 1990, it purchased animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and acquired its large library as well as most of the Ruby-Spears library.
By October 1, 1992, Cartoon Network was created as an outlet for Turner's considerable library of animation, and the initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of classic Warner Bros. (like the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), MGM (like Tom and Jerry and Droopy Dog), and Hanna-Barbera cartoons (like The Jetsons and The Flintstones), with many Hanna-Barbera TV cartoons like Wally Gator used as time fillers, all from the Turner-owned library.
Since its launch, the channel has always been broadcasting 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The network's first theme was the Checkerboard theme with bumpers involving the Cartoon Network's first logo, cartoon characters, and the show's logo. The Checkerboard theme lasted until Cartoon Network received its makeover on June 12, 1997.
Most of the short cartoons were aired in half-hour or hour-long packages, usually separated by character or studio—Down Wit' 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. The majority of the classic animation that was shown on Cartoon Network no longer airs, with the exception of Tom and Jerry.
The channel's first original show (The Moxy Show) was created in 1993. Hanna-Barbera started production on The What-A-Cartoon! Show (also known as World-Premiere Toons and "What-A-Cartoon"), 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 The Ren and Stimpy Show 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).
The chief purpose of The What A Cartoon Show was to help Cartoon Network expand its library of exclusive programming and it introduced a number of new cartoon ideas. Eight of them were spun off into their own series runs. These eight series, Dexter's Laboratory (1996), Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel (1997), The Powerpuff Girls (1998), Ed, Edd n Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Mike, Lu & Og (1999) became the origins of the network's original cartoons, collectively known as Cartoon Cartoons.
In 1996, Turner merged with Time Warner. This consolidated ownership of all the WB cartoons, so now post-July 1948 and the former Sunset-owned black-and-white cartoons (which Warner Brothers had reacquired in the 1960s) releases were being shown on the network, leading up to a 2000 announcement that Cartoon Network would be the exclusive TV home of the classic Warner Bros. animated library. Newer animated productions by WB also started appearing on the network—mostly reruns of shows that had aired on Kids' WB, plus certain new programs such as Justice League.
Cartoon Network's programming would not be available in Canada until 1997, when a Canadian specialty network Teletoon (and its French language counterpart) was launched.
Cartoon Network underwent its makeover on June 12, 1997, launching the Powerhouse theme that was used until 2004. The Powerhouse theme had bumpers involving characters from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, a Cartoon Cartoon, or just objects and places with the Cartoon Network's Checkerboard logo at that time, or the word NEXT and the Checkerboard logo. There were multiple color variations for the backgrounds (Usually yellow for a morning timeslot, green for afternoon, blue for evening, purple for night and action, black beginning at midnight, red for specials, orange for Halloween, brown for Thanksgiving, and light blue for Christmas.) Often, an announcer would say something witty over them, other times they had a music cue that was a cross between the show's theme and Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse". There were animated bit segments, with several variations for each one.
On June 14, 2004, Cartoon Network relaunched itself with a new logo and slogan, “This is Cartoon Network.” This is the first CN era with a female voice announcing for the network (Although she was eventually replaced with no such voices announcing for the network since). The first program ever aired on the relaunched Cartoon Network was Rescue Heroes. The bumps now featured 2D cartoon characters from their shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from their shows. By now, nearly all of Cartoon Network's classic cartoon programming had been relocated to its sister network Boomerang to make way for new programming, with the exception of a select few, such as Tom and Jerry, a longtime staple of the Turner networks.
The following year, 2005, was known as the golden age for Cartoon Network, having as much as 20 new shows with new episodes for each one, at once. The network also was heavily promoted in 2005 with new commercials on a daily basis. In the summer of 2006, the network took of more shows from the 1990s (Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, etc.), put them on a 30 minute block called The Cartoon Cartoon Show and scrapped the CGI City look. They were still seen from time to time and were finally abandoned for good right after the network scrapped the CGI city look in the summer of 2006. Some shows like Time Squad, Mike, Lu & Og, I Am Weasel, Looney Tunes, and Sheep in the Big City were taken off the network completely. Cartoon Network Latin America is the last to use the CGI city look, and is still using the look to this day.
In the summer of 2006, Cartoon Network's slogan was a simplistic “Cartoon Network — Yes!,” as spoken by Fred Fredburger, a character on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. The network also used bumps featuring the cast of Camp Lazlo as stick puppets and characters in front of a red background.
The 2006-2007 campaign featured three different styles of bumps. The first style is "Lunchbox of Doom", featuring an assortment of show clips inside a CGI Gothic lunchbox, a reference to an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. The second is "VS.", comparing two cartoon characters. Their next style was a reprise of the 2004 CGI City look, using flat, dark colors.
Jim Samples, president of the Cartoon Network, resigned on February 9, 2007 due to the Boston Mooninite Scare. Samples had been network president since 2002. Following Samples's resignation, Stuart Snyder was named his successor, and took control in May. Under Snyder's lead, Cartoon Network underwent a number of changes. Through 2007, Cartoon Network retained the image campaign that began in 2006, albeit a slightly refreshed version.
On September 1, 2007, the network look was revamped, and bumpers and station identification were themed to The Hives song "Fall is Just Something That Grown-Ups Invented", and aired for several months. Another bumper named "Ridiculously Short Cartoons" airs shorts edited from shows as if they lasted five or 10 seconds. A month later, on October 15, the channel began broadcasting in 1080i high definition.
Every October since 2007, Cartoon Network airs 40 episodes of the former Fox Kids program Goosebumps, which is based on the novels written by R.L. Stine. It is unknown whether or not Cartoon Network will maintain the show for permanent, or for annual airings.
In April 2008, Cartoon Network began airing a one minute sign-off bumper, depicting a child's daily activities from sunrise to nighttime. In the end, it reads "Good Night. See you tomorrow!" before the Adult Swim program block began. It was their first sign-off bumper after 7 years of showing such a nightly block. This sign-off was later revised to match the network's new look. Warnings now also appear before programs rated TV-PG and higher airing outside of Adult Swim.
Cartoon Network announced at its 2008 Upfront that it was working on a new project called "Cartoonstitute", which was headed by animators Craig McCracken (as executive producer) and Rob Renzetti (as supervising producer). Both report to Rob Scorcher, who created the idea. The program would've worked in a way similar to What A Cartoon!, by creating at least 150 pieces of animation within 20 months. Unfortunately, due to economic problems, Cartoonstitute was cancelled, and only one of the shorts, Regular Show, was selected.
Cartoon Network has also begun to air some imported Canadian programs from Teletoon such as George of the Jungle, 6teen, Total Drama Island (and its successor Total Drama Action), Chaotic,and Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Beginning May 25, 2008, Cartoon Network has been airing animated shorts, called Wedgies, to fill in spots between two programs.
On July 14, 2008, the network took on a brand new look created by Tristan Eaton and Kidrobot. The current bumpers have white, faceless characters called Noods. The Noods look similar to the do-it-yourself toy known as Munny, also created by Kidrobot. A Nood would often come in contact with a color blob or a color bar and absorb the color to become a Cartoon Network character, or change into another color, if not already colored. Other bumpers feature characters interacting with one another. Various commercial parodies were aired, also using Cartoon Network characters. From July 2008 to the start of October, Greg Cipes, Kevin's voice actor in Ben 10: Alien Force became the network's announcer. He has since been replaced with Will Arnett. The programming blocks also were changed to fit in with this new look, with different Noods (or a rainbow of color for Har Har Tharsdays) being used. The standard network logo is now completely white, adopting different colors based on the occasion in the same style. As of June 12, 2009, the screen bug is all black with white letters.
In June 2009, a block of live-action reality shows began airing in a programming block promoted as CN Real (incredibly foolish). The network has also aired some limited sports programming, including Slamball games, during the commercials. Cartoon Network is available on demand on providers that carry the channel.
Starting February 8, 2010, Cartoon Network started using bumpers that uses Noods in real life being designed by paint, grass, confetti, and more. It still retains the Noods with the character designs for the Next bumpers. The CN Real block is now dissolved, with only two shows still on air (Destroy Build Destroy and Dude, What Would Happen...).
This info was retrieved at Cartoon Network- Wikipedia
Non- Recognized CartoonsEdit
If you've noticed, all Cartoon Network cartoons and shows have their own page on the Cartoon Network website. A website where you can play games about your favorite cartoons. But some shows which have premeired on Cartoon Network don't have their own page.
- Ozzy & Drix
- Survive This (CN Real)
- Bobb'e Says (CN Real)
- BrainRush (CN Real)
- The Othersiders (CN Real)
The Man Who Single Handedly Destroyed Cartoon NetworkEdit
Folks, I've found out who it was. The man who single handedly destroyed Cartoon Network...
To be Continued... next week.