Fondly remembered by the children of TheNineties and (to a lesser extent) TheTwoThousands, "Cartoon Cartoons" was a name used by the Creator/CartoonNetwork to distinguish its original comedy programming from older AnimatedSeries imported from other sources, such as Creator/WarnerBros or Creator/HannaBarbera. It's generally agreed that the first Cartoon Cartoon was ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', although it premiered in 1996, a full year before the brand was introduced (like many of the series below, it originated with a short cartoon produced for Cartoon Network's ''World Premiere Toons'', aka the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'').

As time passed, the Cartoon Cartoons increased in number and acquired a unique identity, along with a distinctive musical jingle and a logo[[note]]that has become distressingly hard to find on the Internet; but [[https://youtu.be/_GlPmzL1p3Q here's finally a montage of them]].[[/note]]. After a short while, they got their own programming block, Creator/CartoonCartoonFridays, which was traditionally "hosted" by one of their characters, such as [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles]] or [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Eustace]].

However, starting in 2003, Cartoon Network began phasing out the brand in favor of a Cartoon Network Studios VanityPlate. The last cartoon to be filed under it was ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''. Re-runs of the Cartoon Cartoons aired on ''The Cartoon Cartoon Show'', from September 2005 to June 2008. ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', the last Cartoon Cartoon standing, ended in 2009, although a Bollywood JohnnyBravo movie gave the era a brief love letter and callback later in 2011. Cartoon Network now refers to its in-house productions as "Cartoon Network Originals".
!!Cartoon Cartoons:
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' (2002-2008)
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' (1999-2002)
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' (1997-1999)
** ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' (1997-2000)
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' (1996-1999; 2001-2003)
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' (1999-2009)
* ''Grim & Evil'' (2001-2002)
** ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (2003-2004)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' (2003-2008)
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' (1997-2004)
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' (1999-2001)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (1998-2005)
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' (2000-2002)
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' (2001-2003)
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' (1995-1997)
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' (2002-2003)