History Creator / CartoonNetwork

30th Apr '16 11:38:12 PM Homemaderat
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Turner Broadcasting launched this cable channel on October 1, 1992, after acquiring the extensive Creator/HannaBarbera animation library the year before (and even before this, Turner owned some animation, by way of the 1986 MGM/UA deal and his production of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''). Cartoon Network and the rest of Turner Broadcasting later merged with Time Warner in 1996, giving it access to more animated material, by way of WarnerBros The premiere of WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow would eventually lead to the creation of the first of a number of original productions. When Cartoon Network decided to push classic H-B cartoons aside for its original productions, it launched {{Boomerang}}, a satellite and premium cable channel, in April 2000, to serve as a "retirement home" for them.

[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Many]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls of]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Network]] [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Studios]]' [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} original]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime productions]] [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow are]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse critically]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall praised]] and many consider them to be superior to cartoons shown on broadcast networks, especially as more and more broadcast networks are abandoning their animated programming blocks outright. CN has (and still does all the time) [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed the limit on what a kids' channel can show,]] by airing several TV-14–rated animated films (such as the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' series and ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'') and TV-PG series (like [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars both Clone]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Wars series]]), resulting in a LARGE PeripheryDemographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlo3x0NMs5g even having a bumper featuring an excessive Cluster F-Bomb.]] It is best known among the {{anime}} community for its Creator/{{Toonami}} block, which is known for helping to increase the popularity of [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion Japanese animation in America]].

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Turner Broadcasting launched this cable channel on October 1, 1992, after acquiring the extensive Creator/HannaBarbera animation library the year before (and even before this, Turner owned some animation, by way of the 1986 MGM/UA deal and his production of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''). Cartoon Network and the rest of Turner Broadcasting later merged with Time Warner in 1996, giving it access to more animated material, by way of WarnerBros The premiere of WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow would eventually lead to the creation of the first of a number of original productions. When Cartoon Network decided to push classic H-B the back catalog cartoons (Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera, etc) aside for its original productions, it launched {{Boomerang}}, a satellite and premium cable channel, in April 2000, to serve as a "retirement home" for them.

them.[[note]]Exactly how much of any of this content appears on the main channel has varied over the years, as far as none to a block.[[/note]]

[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Many]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls of]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Network]] [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Studios]]' [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} original]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime productions]] [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow are]] were]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse critically]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall praised]] and many during their runs. Leading some to consider them to be superior to cartoons shown on broadcast networks, especially as more and more broadcast networks are abandoning their animated programming blocks outright. CN has (and still does all the time) [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed the limit on what a kids' channel can show,]] by airing several TV-14–rated animated films (such as the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' series and ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'') and TV-PG series (like [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars both Clone]] [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Wars series]]), resulting in a LARGE PeripheryDemographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlo3x0NMs5g even having a bumper featuring an excessive Cluster F-Bomb.]] It is best known among the {{anime}} community for its Creator/{{Toonami}} block, which is known for helping to increase the popularity of [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion Japanese animation in America]].
America]].[[note]]For examples of how the other side views some of this see NetworkDecay and other network based pages.[[/note]]
20th Apr '16 12:32:09 AM CASCHero
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* CN Real [[note]]The end result of the mid-2000s push for live-action programming to compete with the DisneyChannel and other kid-oriented entertainment channels. The backlash against this block was ''enormous'', and low ratings eventually resulted in its cancellation. To put it into deeper perspective, the original page on this very site for the block turned into a ''massive'' FlameBait and TakeThat magnet, so much so that it eventually got deleted and made a member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub. See the discussion [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1297062937039900100&page=1 Here.]][[/note]]

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* CN Real [[note]]The end result of the mid-2000s push for live-action programming to compete with the DisneyChannel and other kid-oriented entertainment channels. The backlash against this block was ''enormous'', not helped at all that all the programming selected were Reality Shows and basically kid friendly copies of existing ones at that (i.e: ''Dude What Would Happen'' being ''Mythbusters'' for example). Eventually low ratings eventually resulted in its cancellation. To put it into deeper perspective, the original page on this very site for the block turned into a ''massive'' FlameBait and TakeThat magnet, so much so that it eventually got deleted and made a member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub. See the discussion [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1297062937039900100&page=1 Here.]][[/note]]
20th Apr '16 12:21:29 AM CASCHero
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* Tickle U [[note]] Their attempt at a pre-school block that aired in 2005-2007. Notable shows included ''Yoko, Jakamoto, Toto'', ''Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs'', a ''Gerald Mc Boing Boing'' remake and ''Krypto the Superdog'' among others. It was quietly discontinued in 2007 when the network begin to shift bumpers.[[/note]]
17th Apr '16 11:14:33 PM ParkedCarAnne
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With regard to variety of interests, the network has been taking a subtle change in demographics as displayed by its recent crop of TV-PG rated shows (often for the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar suggestive humor that was okay at the TV-Y7 level]], as well as rude language[[note]]mostly "sucks," screwed," "pissed," "blows," and any and all mild insults[[/note]] and violence) starting with Canadian imports ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' and the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' animated reality shows and continuing with the originals ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. This is quite unusual, considering that programs that go above the TV-Y7 rating were a rarity even during the network’s peak popularity[[note]](the only Cartoon Network shows that had above a TV-Y7 rating were the classic cartoon blocks that were rated TV-G, which means that it's suitable for both adults and children, despite that a lot of classic cartoons have dubious content to them that hasn't been edited out for political correctness)[[/note]], but it seems like that they have started to take note of the growing PeripheryDemographic. As of 2015, the only TV-Y7-rated shows on the network are the action cartoons[[note]]''Ben 10'', ''Anime/TenkaiKnights'', ''Pokemon'', the new Sonic the Hedgehog series ''Sonic Boom'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', and ''Legends of Chima''[[/note]], ''Ninjago: Legends of Spin-Jitsu'', ''Mixels''[[note]]which does air as a special on Cartoon Network, but is mostly an online series available on the channel's website[[/note]], ''Tom and Jerry Tales''[[note]]which is syndicated from The CW's Saturday morning block[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''[[note]]despite that, in its native UK, the [=DVD=] releases of episodes have been given a PG certificate by the BBFC for all of the things that get it a TV-Y7 rating in America: rude, often dark humor, mild sexual innuendo, action violence, comic slapstick violence, and scenes considered too threatening or scary for sensitive viewers[[/note]], and ''WeBareBears''[[note]]which, despite having mildly suggestive content and, if episodes like "Burrito" and the ones depicting the three bears as homeless cubs are indicative of anything, scenes that may be too tear-jerking or upsetting for some viewers, could pass with a TV-G rating[[/note]]

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With regard to variety of interests, the network has been taking a subtle change in demographics as displayed by its recent crop of TV-PG rated shows (often for the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar suggestive humor that was okay at the TV-Y7 level]], as well as rude language[[note]]mostly "sucks," screwed," "pissed," "blows," and any and all mild insults[[/note]] and violence) starting with Canadian imports ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' and the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' animated reality shows and continuing with the originals ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. This is quite unusual, considering that programs that go above the TV-Y7 rating were a rarity even during the network’s peak popularity[[note]](the only Cartoon Network shows that had above a TV-Y7 rating were the classic cartoon blocks that were rated TV-G, which means that it's suitable for both adults and children, despite that a lot of classic cartoons have dubious content to them that hasn't been edited out for political correctness)[[/note]], but it seems like that they have started to take note of the growing PeripheryDemographic. As of 2015, the only TV-Y7-rated shows on the network are the action cartoons[[note]]''Ben 10'', ''Anime/TenkaiKnights'', ''Pokemon'', the new Sonic the Hedgehog series ''Sonic Boom'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', and ''Legends of Chima''[[/note]], ''Ninjago: Legends of Spin-Jitsu'', ''Mixels''[[note]]which does air as a special on Cartoon Network, but is mostly an online series available on the channel's website[[/note]], ''Tom and Jerry Tales''[[note]]which is syndicated from The CW's Saturday morning block[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''[[note]]despite that, in its native UK, the [=DVD=] releases of episodes have been given a PG certificate by the BBFC for all of the things that get it a TV-Y7 rating in America: rude, often dark humor, mild sexual innuendo, action violence, comic slapstick violence, and scenes considered too threatening or scary for sensitive viewers[[/note]], and ''WeBareBears''[[note]]which, despite having mildly suggestive content and, if episodes like "Burrito" and the ones depicting the three bears as homeless cubs trying to find a home are indicative of anything, scenes that may be too tear-jerking or upsetting for some viewers, could pass with a TV-G rating[[/note]]
rating[[/note]], and the recent reboot of ''ThePowerpuffGirls''[[note]]probably the only current show that deserves its TV-Y7 rating. Even if the reboot isn't as violent as the original 1998 version, Him [the evil CampGay devil character] is still there, there is slight innuendo and rude humor that would be funny to those aged seven and over, and plenty of kid-level action violence[[/note]]
10th Apr '16 8:30:47 PM aye_amber
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Around the late-2000s, [[NetworkDecay the network began to incorporate]] [[LiveActionTV live action shows]] as it attempted to compete with other "kids'" channels, such as Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and the Creator/DisneyChannel. A number of animated originals as well as the Creator/{{Toonami}} and {{Miguzi}} blocks were cancelled or ended, only to be replaced by a number of live action programs, which came to a head when CN Real, a block of live-action reality shows and scripted series, was created. This block was cancelled shortly after its creation, as low ratings prompted [[RevisitingTheRoots a return to the network's signature "cartoon" programming]].

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Around the late-2000s, [[NetworkDecay the network began to incorporate]] [[LiveActionTV live action shows]] as it attempted to compete with other "kids'" channels, such as Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and the Creator/DisneyChannel. A number of animated originals as well as the Creator/{{Toonami}} and {{Miguzi}} Creator/{{Miguzi}} blocks were cancelled or ended, only to be replaced by a number of live action programs, which came to a head when CN Real, a block of live-action reality shows and scripted series, was created. This block was cancelled shortly after its creation, as low ratings prompted [[RevisitingTheRoots a return to the network's signature "cartoon" programming]].
24th Mar '16 9:29:04 PM TVRulezAgain
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[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Many]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls of]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Network]] [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Studios]]' [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} original]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime productions]] [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow are]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse critically]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall praised]] and many consider them to be superior to cartoons shown on broadcast networks, especially as more and more broadcast networks are abandoning their animated programming blocks outright. CN has (and still does all the time) [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed the limit on what a kids' channel can show,]] by airing several TV-14–rated animated films (such as the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' series and ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'') and TV-PG series (like [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars both Clone]] [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Wars series]]), resulting in a LARGE PeripheryDemographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlo3x0NMs5g even having a bumper featuring an excessive Cluster F-Bomb.]] It is best known among the {{anime}} community for its Creator/{{Toonami}} block, which is known for helping to increase the popularity of [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion Japanese animation in America]].

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[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Many]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls of]] [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Network]] [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Studios]]' [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} original]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime productions]] [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow are]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse critically]] [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall praised]] and many consider them to be superior to cartoons shown on broadcast networks, especially as more and more broadcast networks are abandoning their animated programming blocks outright. CN has (and still does all the time) [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed the limit on what a kids' channel can show,]] by airing several TV-14–rated animated films (such as the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' series and ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'') and TV-PG series (like [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars both Clone]] [[StarWarsTheCloneWars [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Wars series]]), resulting in a LARGE PeripheryDemographic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlo3x0NMs5g even having a bumper featuring an excessive Cluster F-Bomb.]] It is best known among the {{anime}} community for its Creator/{{Toonami}} block, which is known for helping to increase the popularity of [[UsefulNotes/TheJapaneseInvasion Japanese animation in America]].
17th Mar '16 7:10:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooProject'' (a series of shorts parody ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' aired during a Scooby Doo marathon)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooProject'' (a (A series of shorts parody parodying ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' aired during a Scooby Doo ''Scooby Doo'' marathon)



* ''WesternAnimation/CartoonNetworkGroovies'' (A collection of music videos featuring Looney Tunes, Cartoon Cartoon, and Hanna-Barbera characters)

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* ''WesternAnimation/CartoonNetworkGroovies'' (A collection of music videos featuring Looney Tunes, ''Looney Tunes'', Cartoon Cartoon, and Hanna-Barbera characters)
15th Mar '16 8:15:53 PM CASCHero
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** The Powerpuff Girls (2016)

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** ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 The Powerpuff Girls (2016)(2016)]]''
4th Mar '16 9:51:18 AM Thavidux1234
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4th Mar '16 12:35:42 AM chaokiwi
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (The entire show is produced at Cartoon Network Studios before the existence of Hasbro Studios, which was formed in 2009)

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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (The entire show is produced at Cartoon Network Studios before the existence of Hasbro Studios, which was formed in 2009)2009, the show was made in 2007.)
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