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"So hang with us, and then you'll see
Dubba-dubba's all in the family
Jammin' this place for kids to be
Dubba-dubba Kids Dubba-dubba WB!"
—From a music video promoting the block, circa 1998.

Yakko Warner: What is a dubba anyway?
Jeff Bennett: We don't know, but it's awfully fun to say!
—The Saturday morning block's intro sequence from Fall 1996.

The Saturday-morning and weekday afternoon children's programming block on The WB (and The CW for its first one-and-a-half years), which deserves special mention as being not only the longest-running Saturday-morning block in television history, but also the only block of its kind to outlive the channel it was created for. The block was canned after a 12-year-run in the spring of 2008.

The name was repurposed as a website featuring the Looney Tunes shorts, the Hanna-Barbera library, and the DC Comics-based cartoons. In 2013, the website's shows were scaled back heavily, and after The WB website shut down in 2013 as well, it was euthanized in May 2015.

For those of you who prefer the original television block, click here note  to view a blast of the block's past.


Shows featured on Kids' WB!, in the order they appeared:












2006 note 



The block itself is associated with the following tropes:

  • Adapted Out: Some of WB's children programs from the late 80s and early 90s, such as Beetlejuice, Taz-Mania and Kidsongs never aired on Kids WB due to existing agreements with other networks (Nickelodeon, Fox Kids and PBS Kids respectively). Not to mention that the former two shows had already ended production and the latter was aimed at pre-schoolers. Later on, two WBA series produced for Cartoon Network, Justice League and Duck Dodgers, were similarly denied runs on the block.
  • The Artifact: The WB studio and its water tower became this after the The Big Cartoonie Show, which featured the final runs of Animaniacs on the network, was discontinued in late 2000. The block at this point had shifted more towards action cartoons and anime.
    • The block itself, or at least the name became this during the CW era.
  • Cross Through: Happened very often in the promos, especially in the ones advertising Pokemon.
    Agent Kay: Meet [my new partner,] Bulbasaur.
    Bulbasaur: Bulbasaur.
    Agent Jay: You're trading me in for a lizard?! What's so special about him!?
    Bulbasaur: Bulbasaur!! (performs Vine Whip on Jay)
    Kay: Built-in weaponry.
  • Dueling Shows: With Disney's One Saturday Morning and Fox Kids (thanks to WB taking their shows back from them). Fox Kids' successor, the FoxBox/4Kids TV served as this for a while until 4Kids got into a shoving match with Fox and took over this block instead.
  • In Name Only: The version of Toonami that took over the block between 2001 and 2002. While Toonami classics like Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon did air on Kids WB, this "Toonami" was hardly like the original on Cartoon Network. For starters, Tom didn't even have any voiced lines, and a greater part of the lineup consisted of shows that were already airing on the block at the time, some of which such as Generation O! and Scooby-Doo didn't fit the block's action-animation branding.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The shows' animated stars would sometimes interact with characters from The WB's live-action sitcoms in the bumpers.
    Curtis Williams: Dot has something to say.
    Dot: Thank you, Curtis. And now, back to our program.


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