* AnimationAgeGhetto: Briefly averted, as TCM managed to air a block of classic cartoons called ''Cartoon Alley'', Unfortunately, this was very short-lived.
** Another aversion came with a retrospective of the work of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and Creator/StudioGhibli in January 2006, running both the English-dubbed and subtitled versions of their films (with the exception of ''Only Yesterday'', which was shown only in its subtitled version).
** Another near-aversion would be when they ''almost'' aired ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailorMeetsAliBabasFortyThieves'' recently, but a schedule mix-up ended up keeping it off-air by accident, instead running fifteen minutes of ads.
** On October 21, 2012, they ran a night of animated features and shorts, showing ''WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels'', ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'', an hour of UPA shorts, an hour of silent shorts and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPrinceAchmed''.
** On March 24, 2011, TCM aired a night-long tribute to Creator/ChuckJones, showing the new documentary ''Memories of Childhood'', ten of Jones' best cartoons (including "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck" and "WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc") and the feature film ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth''.
** In 2013, they played Creator/ChuckJones' ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Did this for Ted Turner, who was previously reviled by cinephiles for his enthusiastic support for colorizing old black & white films.