Creator / Boomerang

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Originally launched in 1992 as a four-hour weekend programming block on Cartoon Network note , Boomerang serves as a channel to showcase Turner's extensive animation archives, including pre-1986 MGM (Tom and Jerry), Hanna-Barbera (The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, The Snorks, The Flintstones, the list could go on and on), and older Warner Bros. Animation material (Looney Tunes, at least until Cartoon Network started showing it again). Of note is that, like its corporate sibling Turner Classic Movies, Boomerang didn't run any outside advertising, only stuff for its sister network and music videos featuring Boomerang's classic programming.

Eventually, Boomerang started adding more recent material to its schedule, mostly from Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoons era shows, and the odd episode or two of Pokémon. While some have cried foul, it is sort of fair to remember that some of these shows are nearly 20 years old, and a good majority of the Cartoon Cartoons were at least a decade old by the time they started running them.

Starting in 2014, Boomerang became an ad-supported network that ran outside advertising, as well as finally being acknowledged by Turner in its channel lineup. All this culminated with a complete rebrand in 2015 (though it re-launched internationally in 2014), where the network became a family-oriented animation network aimed at parents, children and girls, as opposed to its boy-slanted parent channel.


A list of shows that air on Boomerang: