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 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 ''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[[/note]]. After a short while, they got their own programming block, CartoonCartoonFridays, which was traditionally "hosted" by one of their characters, such as [[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.
* Grim & Evil
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' (Later known as ''The Cartoon Cartoon Show'')