Miguzi was a programming block from Cartoon Network that ran during the weekday after-school slot from 2004 to 2007. Created by the networks Williams Street division, the folks that responsible for Toonami and [adult swim], it was created to be a lighter-toned successor to the former as Toonami itself was moved to Saturday nights.
Like Toonami, Miguzi had an animated hostess named Erin, a young girl with black hair and a yellow jumpsuit. At the start of the block, she was transported underwater and into a sunken alien spaceship by an enormous red fish. There, she chills out and watches the shows along with a group of mutant sea creatures and robots, none of whom speaks but all of whom have rudimentary personalities.
The block was initially seen as a Replacement Scrappy, having been brought in to appease younger viewers at the expense of Toonami's older audience. Miguzi grew on viewers soon enough, as its lineup not only included already popular shows (like Teen Titans and the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise), but introduced new fan-favorites, such as Code Lyoko.
Despite the block's short lifespan, Erin was one of many cameos seen in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes "Crossover Nexus" special.
- Ben 10
- Code Lyoko
- Codename: Kids Next Door
- Krypto The Super Dog
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
- Megas XLR
- ¡Mucha Lucha!
- One Piece (4Kids Dub)
- Pokémon (Advanced Challenge to Battle Frontier)
- Pokémon Chronicles
- Rave Master
- Static Shock
- Team Galaxy
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
- Teen Titans
- Totally Spies!
- Transformers Energon
- Winx Club (4Kids Dub)
- Xiaolin Showdown
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- Zatch Bell!
- All-CGI Cartoon: Like Toonami, the block's wraparound content was also animated in CGI.
- Animesque: In addition to anime, the block aired many anime-influenced shows.
- Ascended Fanboy: The kid who created Yoke, having won the Make a Monsterpiece mail-in contest.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Erin who, in the final days of the program, mysteriously disappeared without a trace. The opening which featured her coming to the ship to play with her friends was changed to just the aliens spelling out the word "Miguzi". According to the Toonami Tumblr this was due to budget cuts.
- Credits Pushback: Unlike its predecessor, Miguzi made full use of this. These were usually used to promote Miguzi programs and Toonami programs, though Cartoon Network's programs would sometimes be promoted here.
- Lighter and Softer: But just as rich in periphery demographics as the rest of the network.
- Under the Sea
- Unfazed Everyman: Erin.