CARTOON NETWORK is an American basic cable and satellite television
channel that is owned by
Turner Broadcasting System which is a
division and subsidiary of
Time Warner . It was founded by Betty Cohen
and launched on October 1, 1992.
The channel primarily broadcasts children's shows, mostly animated
programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It is primarily
aimed at children and young teenagers between the ages of 7 to 15, and
targets older teens and adults with mature content during its late
Adult Swim , which is treated as a separate entity for
promotional purposes and as a separate channel by Nielsen for ratings
purposes. It operates daily from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (ET). A Spanish
language audio track for select programs is accessible via second
audio programing (SAP); some cable and satellite companies offer the
Spanish feed as a separate channel by removing the main
English-language audio track. It is also the related channel of
Turner-owned Boomerang .
As of January 2016,
Cartoon Network is available to approximately
94.0 million pay television households (80.7% of households with
television) in the United States.
* 1 History
* 1.1 Development
* 1.2 1990s
* 1.3 2000s
* 1.4 2010s
* 2 Programming
* 2.1 Original series
* 2.2 Programming blocks
* 3 Marketing
* 4 Controversy and censorship
* 5 Sister channels and related projects
* 5.3 Boomerang
* 5.4 Move It Movement
Cartoon Network On Demand
* 5.6 High definition channels and service
Cartoon Network Studios
Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe
Cartoon Network Productions
* 5.11 Mobile app
* 5.12 Video games
* 6 Online
* 7 International channels
* 8 See also
* 9 References
* 9.1 Bibliography
* 10 External links
On August 4, 1986,
Ted Turner 's
Turner Broadcasting System acquired
United Artists from
Kirk Kerkorian ; due to
concerns over the debt load of his companies, on October 17, 1986,
Turner was forced to sell MGM back to Kerkorian after approximately
only 74 days of ownership. However, Turner kept much of MGM's film and
television library made prior to May 1986 (as well as some of the
United Artists library) and formed
Turner Entertainment .
On October 3, 1988, its cable channel Turner Network Television was
launched and had gained an audience with its extensive film library.
At this time, Turner's animation library included the MGM cartoon
library, the pre-1948 color _
Looney Tunes _ and _
Merrie Melodies _
Merrie Melodies _ shorts (except _Lady, Play
Your Mandolin! _), and the
Fleischer Studios /
Famous Studios _
Turner Entertainment purchased animation studio
Hanna-Barbera Productions for US $320 million. On February 18, 1992,
Turner Broadcasting System announced its plans to launch the Cartoon
Network as an outlet for Turner's considerable library of animation.
Cartoon Network logo, used from October 1, 1992, to
June 14, 2004. This logo is still in use on its merchandising products
along with the 2010 version and as a production logo from 1994 until
On October 1, 1992,
Cartoon Network played "The Star Spangled Banner"
(which was a tradition whenever a new Turner-owned network launched)
and a video of a person placing a dynamite in a field and then blowing
the dynamite up, the channel's launch then occurred on that day and
was hosted by the MGM cartoon character
Droopy in a special event
called _Droopy's Guide to the Cartoon Network_, during which the first
cartoon on the network, _
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery _, was shown.
Initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of
Warner Bros. cartoons (the pre-1948 _
Looney Tunes _ and
Merrie Melodies _), the 1933–1957 _Popeye_ cartoons, MGM cartoons,
Hanna-Barbera cartoons. At first, cable providers in New York
Washington D.C. , and
Detroit carried the
channel. By the time the network launched,
Cartoon Network had an
8,500-hour cartoon library. From its launch until 1995, the network's
announcers said the network's name with the word "The" added before
"Cartoon Network", thus calling the network "The Cartoon Network". By
the time that the network debuted,
Cartoon Network also operated a
programming block (containing its cartoons) that aired on TNT,
Cartoon Network on TNT".
Cartoon Network was not the first cable channel to have relied on
cartoons to attract an audience; however, it was the first 24-hour
single-genre channel with animation as its main theme. Turner
Broadcasting System had defied conventional wisdom before by launching
CNN , a channel providing 24-hour news coverage. The concept was
previously thought unlikely to attract a sufficient audience to be
particularly profitable, however the
CNN experiment had been
successful and Turner hoped that
Cartoon Network would also find
Initially, the channel would broadcast cartoons 24 hours a day. Most
of the short cartoons were aired in half-hour or hour-long packages,
usually separated by character or studio – _Down Wit'
Droopy Dog shorts, _The
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry Show_ presented the
classic cat-and-mouse team, and _Bugs and Daffy Tonight_ provided
Looney Tunes shorts. _Late Night Black and White_ showed early
black-and-white cartoons (mostly from the
Fleischer Studios and Walter
Lantz cartoons from the 1930s, as well as black-and-white Merrie
Melodies and MGM cartoons), and _
ToonHeads _ would show three shorts
with a similar theme and provide trivia about the cartoons. There was
also an afternoon cartoon block called _
High Noon Toons _, which was
hosted by cowboy hand puppets (an example of the simplicity and
imagination the network had in its early years). The majority of the
classic animation that was shown on
Cartoon Network no longer air on a
regular basis, with the exception of _
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry _ and _Looney
A challenge for
Cartoon Network was to overcome its low penetration
of existing cable systems. When launched on October 1, 1992, the
channel was only carried by 233 cable systems. However, it benefited
from package deals . New subscribers to sister channels TNT and TBS
could also get access to
Cartoon Network through such deals. The high
Cartoon Network over the following couple of years led to
more cable systems including it. By the end of 1994, Cartoon Network
had become "the fifth most popular cable channel in the United
For the first few years of Cartoon Network's existence, programming
meant for the channel would also be simulcast on TBS and/or TNT, both
of which were still full-service cable networks that carried a variety
of different programming genera, in order to increase the shows' (and
Cartoon Network's) exposure; examples include _The Real Adventures of
Jonny Quest _, _
Cartoon Planet _, _SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron _
2 Stupid Dogs
2 Stupid Dogs _.
The network's first exclusive original show was _
The Moxy Show _, an
animation anthology series first airing in 1993. The first series
Cartoon Network was _
Space Ghost Coast to Coast _ in 1994,
but the show mostly consisted of "recycled animation cells" from the
archives of Hanna-Barbera, being an ironic deconstruction of a talk
show . It featured live-action guests, mostly consisting of
celebrities which were past their prime or counterculture figures. A
running gag was that the production cost was dubbed "minimal". The
series found its audience among young adults who appreciated its "hip
Kevin Sandler considered _
Space Ghost Coast to Coast_ instrumental in
establishing Cartoon Network's appeal to older audiences. Space Ghost
, a 1960s superhero by Hanna-Barbera, was recast as the star of a talk
show parody. This was arguably the first time the network revived a
"classic animated icon" in an entirely new context for comedic
purposes. Grown-ups who had ceased enjoying the original takes on the
characters could find amusement in the "new ironic and
self-referential context" for them. Promotional shorts such as the
Scooby-Doo Project", a parody of _
The Blair Witch Project _, gave
similar treatments to the Scooby gang. However, there were less
successful efforts at such revivals. _A Day in the Life of Ranger
Smith _ and _
Boo Boo Runs Wild _ (1999) were short cartoons featuring
new takes on
Yogi Bear 's supporting cast by
John Kricfalusi . Their
style of humor, sexual content and break in tone from the source
material was rather out of place among the rest of the Cartoon Network
shows, and the network rarely found a place for them in its
In 1994, Hanna-Barbera's new division
Cartoon Network Studios was
founded and started production on _
What a Cartoon! _ (also known as
_World Premiere Toons_ and _Cartoon Cartoons_). This show debuted in
1995, offering original animated shorts commissioned from
Hanna-Barbera and various independent animators. The network promoted
the series as an attempt to return to the "classic days" of studio
animation, offering full animator control, high budgets, and no
limited animation . The project was spearheaded by Cartoon Network
John Kricfalusi and
Fred Seibert . Kricfalusi was the
creator of _The Ren _I Am Weasel_ was later spun off into a separate
The Powerpuff Girls _, _
Courage the Cowardly Dog _, and _Mike,
Lu & Og _. The unrelated series _
Ed, Edd n Eddy _ was also launched
in 1999, creating a line-up of critically acclaimed shows. Many of
these series premiered bearing the "Cartoon Cartoons" brand, airing
throughout the network's schedule and prominently on Cartoon Cartoon
Fridays, which became the marquee night for premieres of new episodes
and series beginning on June 11, 1999.
These original series were intended to appeal to a wider audience
than the average
Saturday morning cartoon .
Linda Simensky , vice
president of original animation, reminded adults and teenage girls
that cartoons could appeal to them as well. Kevin Sandler's article of
them claimed that these cartoons were both less "bawdy " than their
Comedy Central and less "socially responsible " than
their counterparts at
Nickelodeon . Sandler pointed to the whimsical
rebelliousness, high rate of exaggeration and self-consciousness of
the overall output, each individual series managed.
Cartoon Network decided to air preschool programming and air
them every Sunday morning, such as hiring Children\'s Television
Workshop , the makers of _
Sesame Street _ on
PBS Kids , to make a show
Big Bag _, a live-action/puppet television program targeted at
pre-school viewers, as well as _Small World _, a children's animated
anthology show and variety show, in which showcased featured several
segments from animated TV programs aimed at preschoolers from several
countries around the world except for Japan, China, and Korea. _Big
Bag_ ran until 1998, and _Small World_ ran until 2001.
Turner Broadcasting System merged with
(ironically, Time Warner's predecessor
Warner Communications had
Nickelodeon , now owned by
Viacom , in 1977). The merger
consolidated ownership of all the
Warner Bros. cartoons, allowing the
post-July 1948 and the former Sunset -owned black-and-white cartoons
Warner Bros. had reacquired in the 1960s) releases to be shown
on the network. Although most of the post-July 1948 cartoons were
still contracted to be shown on
Nickelodeon and ABC , the network
would not air them until September 1999 (from Nickelodeon) and October
2000 (from ABC), however, the majority of the post-July 1948 cartoons
that were shown on its now-sibling broadcast network The WB 's Kids\'
WB block began airing on
Cartoon Network in January 1997. Newer
animated productions by Warner Bros.' animation subsidiary also
started appearing on the network – mostly reruns of shows that had
Kids' WB and some from
Fox Kids , along with certain new
programs such as _
Justice League _.
Cartoon Network's programming would not be available in Canada until
1997 when a Canadian specialty channel called
Teletoon and its
French-language counterpart launched.
Cartoon Network launched a new action block entitled Toonami
. Its lineup consisted of action cartoons and anime, such as _Sailor
Moon _, _
Tenchi Muyo! _, _
Gundam Wing _, and _
Dragon Ball Z _. Toonami
was hosted by Moltar from the _Space Ghost_ franchise until 1999,
Toonami was later hosted by its own original character, a
muscular teenage robot named TOM. During that same year, a series of
bumpers featuring the instrumental Powerhouse were introduced. These
bumpers lasted from 1997 to 2004.
One new original series premiered in 2000: _
Sheep in the Big City _.
On April 1,
Cartoon Network launched a digital cable and satellite
channel known as Boomerang , which was spun off from one of their
programming blocks that featured retro animated series and shorts.
Three new original series premiered in 2001: _
Time Squad _, _Samurai
Jack _, and _Grim the block initially aired on Sunday nights, with a
repeat telecast on Thursdays. The initial lineup consisted of _Harvey
Birdman: Attorney at Law _, _
Sealab 2021 _, _
The Brak Show _, _Aqua
Teen Hunger Force _, and _
Space Ghost Coast to Coast _.
In 2002, _
Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? _ and _Codename: Kids
Next Door _ premiered; the former was short-lived, but the latter
became a juggernaut for the network in the mid-2000s. The first
theatrical film based on a
Cartoon Network series, _The Powerpuff
Girls Movie _, was released on July 3, 2002. It received generally
positive reviews from critics and grossed $16.4 million globally on a
budget of $11 million. On October 1 of that year, Cartoon Network
celebrated their tenth anniversary, with a montage showcasing the
network's various phases over the years.
2003 saw the debuts of _
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy _ and
Evil Con Carne _, both spinoffs of _Grim "> Cartoon Network's
second logo, used in various forms and styles from June 14, 2004, to
May 28, 2010.
Cartoon Network premiered three new original series: _Megas
XLR _, _Foster\'s Home for Imaginary Friends _, and _Hi Hi Puffy
AmiYumi _. As well as _
Code Lyoko _ despite being acquired. On June
Cartoon Network debuted an updated version of its original logo
(with the checkerboard motif retained and the "C" and "N" being the
centerpiece) and a new slogan, "This is Cartoon Network!" The bumpers
introduced as part of the rebrand featured 2D cartoon characters from
its shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from their shows.
These bumpers lasted from 2004 to 2007. By now, nearly all of Cartoon
Network's classic programming had been relocated to its sister network
Boomerang to make way for new programming.
2005 saw the debuts of four more original series: _The Life and Times
of Juniper Lee _, _
Camp Lazlo _, _My Gym Partner\'s a Monkey _, and
Ben 10 _. On August 22,
Cartoon Network launched a block aimed at the
preschool demographic known as _Tickle U_; shows on the block included
Gordon the Garden Gnome _, _
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs _,
Peppa Pig _, _
Firehouse Tales _, and _Gerald McBoing-Boing _. The
block was largely unsuccessful and was discontinued in 2007. From 2005
to 2008, most of the network's older
Cartoon Cartoons (such as
_Dexter's Laboratory_ and _The Powerpuff Girls_) could be viewed in
segments on a half-hour block known as _The Cartoon Cartoon Show_.
After its predecessor, _
What a Cartoon! _,
Cartoon Network created an
all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots,
college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself. That show
was called _
Sunday Pants _; it first aired on the day of October 2,
2005. _Sunday Pants_ varies on different types of animation, from
traditional hand-drawn animation to Flash, or even CGI, possibly
making it similar to other shows such as _
Liquid Television _ on MTV
KaBlam! _ on
Nickelodeon . The show was created by Craig "Sven"
Gordon and Stuart Hill, and was produced at Spitfire Studios. The show
has a similar concept to _What a Cartoon!_, except that the shorts are
1–3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without
commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals in-between
shorts. The live-action ones are performed by American band The
Slacks, while the animated ones are animated by WeFail. The show
lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on
October 23, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be
returning the month after but said return never came to fruition and
the series was ultimately cancelled.
Cartoon Network original series premiered in 2006: _Squirrel
Boy _ and _
Class of 3000 _. Three made-for-TV movies debuted this
year: _Codename: Kids Next Door – Operation Z.E.R.O. _, _Foster\'s
Home for Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting _, and _
the latter of which was the network's first live-action TV movie and a
collaboration between live-action and animation.
Samples resigned from his post on February 9, 2007, following a bomb
scare in Boston caused by packages left around the city that were part
of an outdoor marketing campaign promoting the
Adult Swim series _Aqua
Teen Hunger Force_. On May 2,
Stuart Snyder was named Samples'
successor. On September 1, the network's look was revamped, with
bumpers and station IDs themed to
The Hives song "Fall is Just
Something That Grown-Ups Invented ." 2007 saw the debut of _Out of
Jimmy\'s Head _, a spin-off of the movie _Re-Animated_, and the first
Cartoon Network series. 2007 also saw the debut of the
series _Chowder _. In late 2007, The network began broadcasting
programs from Canadian channels such as YTV and
Teletoon , including
_George of the Jungle _, _
6teen _, _
Storm Hawks _, _League of Super
Evil _, _Chaotic _, _
Bakugan Battle Brawlers _, _Stoked _, and the
Total Drama _ series. Each October from 2007 to 2009, Cartoon Network
also re-ran 40 episodes of the former
Fox Kids series _Goosebumps _.
Cartoon Network announced at its 2008 upfront that it was working on
a new project called _
The Cartoonstitute _, which was headed by
Craig McCracken as executive producer and
Rob Renzetti as
supervising producer. Both reported to
Rob Sorcher , who created the
idea. It would have worked similar to _
What a Cartoon! _, by creating
at least 150 pieces of animation within 20 months. _Cartoonstitute_
was eventually cancelled, and out of all the shorts, two or three,
Regular Show _, _
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome _ and _
Uncle Grandpa _,
were selected, after animator
Craig McCracken (creator of _The
Powerpuff Girls_ and _Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends_) left the
network after 15 years in 2009. On September 20, 2008, Cartoon Network
Toonami after its 11-year run. From 2008 to 2010, Cartoon
Network aired animated shorts that served as interstitials between
programs, called _Wedgies_, which included _The Talented Mr. Bixby_,
_Nacho Bear_, _Big Baby_ and _The Bremen Avenue Experience_. On June
5, 2008, the network took on a refreshed look created by Tristan Eaton
and was animated by
Crew972 . The bumpers of that era had white,
faceless characters called Noods, based on the DIY toy,
Munny . The
standard network logo was then completely white, adopting different
colors based on the occasion in the same style.
In June 2009,
Cartoon Network introduced a block of live-action
reality shows called "CN Real", featuring programs such as _The
Othersiders _, _
Survive This _, _
BrainRush _, _Destroy Build Destroy
Dude, What Would Happen _ and _Bobb\'e Says _. The network also
aired some limited sports programming, including basketball recaps and
Slamball games, during commercial breaks. That year, it also started
airing live-action feature films from
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema
A variation of the network's current logo which resembles its
original logo, used as of 2010 . It is also used as the production
logo at the end of their shows since November 10, 2016 and on some of
its merchandising products along with the 1992 logo.
A new identity for the channel was introduced on May 29, 2010, along
with a new theme and new bumpers. The network's current branding,
Brand New School , makes heavy use of the black and white
checkerboard which made up the network's first logo (and was carried
over in a minimized form to the second logo), as well as various CMYK
color variations and various patterns. On December 27, 2010, Adult
Swim expanded by one hour, moving its start time from 10 p.m. to 9
p.m. ET. In February 2011,
Cartoon Network aired its first sports
award show _
Hall of Game Awards _, hosted that year by professional
Tony Hawk .
At its 2011 upfront,
Cartoon Network announced 14 new series,
Adventure Time _, _
Regular Show _, _
The Problem Solverz _
(originally planned for Adult Swim, but switched to CN for being "too
Looney Tunes Show _, _
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome _,
_Level Up _ (a scripted live-action comedy series with a 90-minute
precursor film), _
Tower Prep _, _
Green Lantern _, _Dragons: Riders of
Berk _ (a series based on the DreamWorks film, _How to Train Your
Dragon _), _
The Amazing World of Gumball _, _Total Drama: Revenge of
the Island _, the 4th season of _
Total Drama _; _ThunderCats _,
_Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu _ and _Ben 10: Omniverse _. The
network announced it planned to debut a new programming block called
_DC Nation_ which would focus on the DC superheroes , the first being
the series _
Green Lantern _.
After announcing two new live-action shows in _Unnatural History _
Tower Prep _, which were both cancelled after their first
Cartoon Network acquired the game show, _Hole in the Wall _
(originally aired on Fox ). By the end of 2011, _Hole in the Wall_ and
the final two CN Real shows, _Destroy Build Destroy_ and _Dude, What
Would Happen?_ were removed from Cartoon Network's schedule
completely. In 2012,
Cartoon Network acquired the television rights to
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange _, based on the web
The Annoying Orange _ and added it to its primetime lineup.
On February 2, 2012,
Corus Entertainment and
Astral Media , owners of
Teletoon , announced they would launch a Canadian version of Cartoon
Network that also includes a version of the U.S. network's Adult Swim
nighttime block. The channel launched on July 4, 2012.
On March 18, 2012,
Cartoon Network aired its first documentary,
_Speak Up_, an anti-bullying campaign featuring a special appearance
Barack Obama . On April 28, 2013, the network aired the
CNN half-hour documentary _The Bully Effect_, which details the story
of teenager Alex Libby and his struggle with bullying in high school.
The special is based on the 2011 film _Bully _ directed by Lee Hirsch
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cartoon Network, the Cartoon
Planet block was revived on March 30, 2012, now airing the channel's
original programming from the late 1990s through mid-2000s. From
October 1 to November 4, 2012,
Cartoon Network celebrated its 20th
birthday, airing birthday and party-themed reruns of its shows.
Cartoon Network announced new programming for the upcoming
year, including the live-action series _
Incredible Crew _; the
animated series _
Teen Titans Go! _, _
Uncle Grandpa _, _Steven Universe
_, _I Heart Tuesdays_, _Clarence _, _Total Drama: All-Stars _,
Grojband _, _
Beware the Batman
Beware the Batman _, _The
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry Show _, and
Legends of Chima _; and a new _Powerpuff Girls _ special, the latter
of which aired on January 20, 2014.
On May 20, 2013,
Cartoon Network gave a refresh to its look by adding
new bumpers, graphics, and sounds. The background used in its promos
and bumpers was also changed from black to white.
On March 6, 2014,
Stuart Snyder was confirmed to have been removed as
president and COO of Turner's Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media
division after company changes. On July 16, 2014, Christina Miller
was named his successor as president and general manager of Cartoon
Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang.
On March 31, 2014, Cartoon Network's 8 pm ET/PT primetime hour was
given to its night time block Adult Swim, causing new episodes of the
network's programming to change timeslots.
On October 21, 2014, Cartoon Network, along with
CNN and Boomerang,
were taken off the
Dish Network in the United States after Turner
Broadcasting declined to renew its contract with the Dish Network.
The channels were restored on November 21, 2014.
On May 30, 2016,
Cartoon Network USA refreshed the channel with a new
graphics package based on previous rebrands in the Check It family
called "Dimensional", the new graphics were developed by Bent Design
Lab and features cartoon characters in 3D CGI, stop-motion, and 2D
graphic techniques. Branding and marketing agency Troika developed the
"Dimensional" style guide , a list of rules on how the graphics should
be implemented on the channel. In September 2016, the network took
back an extra hour from its
Adult Swim block, ending its broadcasting
daily at 9 pm.
On October 22, 2016,
AT&T reached a deal to buy
Time Warner for
$108.7 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would
bring Time Warner's properties, including Cartoon Network, under the
same umbrella as AT
Adult Swim is treated by Nielsen as a separate
network in its ratings reports (similar to the company's ratings
Nick at Nite
Nick at Nite and the now-defunct
due to differing target demographics between it and Cartoon Network.
The network features myriad stylistically variable animated and
live-action shows, including original programming, syndicated shows
mainly consisting of Fox animated programming, and Japanese anime ,
generally with minimal or no editing for content. The programs
Adult Swim are geared toward a mature audience, in
contrast to the originally all-ages young teen and preteen daytime
programming on Cartoon Network.
Adult Swim moved its start time up an
hour at 8 pm on March 31, 2014.
Toonami (a portmanteau of "cartoon" and "tsunami ", suggesting a
"tidal wave" of animated cartoons) is a brand of Cartoon Network, used
initially for action-oriented programming blocks on Cartoon Network
television channels worldwide, mostly showing American cartoons and
Japanese anime, originating in the United States on March 17, 1997,
and ending on September 20, 2008. It was revived on May 26, 2012, as a
Saturday night anime block on Adult Swim, reclaiming their Saturday
anime lineup, similar to its previous mature-geared "Midnight Run"
incarnation which was that block's forerunner. The host was a muscular
teenage robot named TOM, voiced by
Steven Blum .
Toonami brand was subsequently used in the
United Kingdom as the
name of an action-oriented animation channel with two CGI hosts. It
replaced a former Cartoon Network-owned channel, CNX, which had been a
Toonami/live-action hybrid network.
Toonami was launched as a 24-hour channel in Asia in December 2011,
in India in February 2015 and in France in February 2016. "It really
is the ultimate home of the action hero," said Sunny Saha from Turner
Boomerang (TV channel)
Boomerang began as a programming block on
Cartoon Network on December
8, 1992, and continued until October 2004, aimed towards the Baby Boom
generation. The block's start time changed frequently but was always
aired in the weekends. On April 1, 2000, Boomerang received a new look
and was spun off into its own cable channel.
MOVE IT MOVEMENT
Move It Movement (previously named Get Animated) is a campaign of the
channel, encouraging children to get active, more importantly in
outdoor areas. The program is designed "to provide support and
encouragement in the ongoing battle against childhood obesity." The
_Get Animated_ campaign was launched on February 28, 2005.
CARTOON NETWORK ON DEMAND
Cartoon Network On Demand is a video on demand service, which
launched in 2002, and allows viewers to watch the latest episodes of
Cartoon Network programming. These
Cartoon Network episodes
can be rented and are available in widescreen and in high definition .
Some on-demand programs for
Cartoon Network will restrict the ability
to fast forward if the episode is fairly new. If the program cannot
fast forward, the intro will be replaced by an advisory bumper saying:
Cartoon Network On Demand, Fast-Forward is not
available during this program".
HIGH DEFINITION CHANNELS AND SERVICE
A high definition feed of
Cartoon Network is available on many cable
and all satellite service providers. The high definition feed was
launched on October 15, 2007. Like all Turner networks, 4:3 -sourced
content is stretched on the high definition feed to fill the 16:9
aspect ratio . The network's HD content airs with letterboxing on the
standard definition channel, and since May 13, 2013, the high
definition feed is downscaled by the provider for the standard
definition feed, resulting in all programming appearing in a 16:9
ratio with letterboxing. Unlike the other Turner networks, standard
definition advertising is also stretched into 16:9 mode.
CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS
Cartoon Network Studios
CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS is a production studio located in the
network's West Coast headquarters of Burbank ,
California , which
serves as the network's first animation studio division to provide
original programs for the network. While the studio makes original
programs for the network, original
Cartoon Network shows like _The
Moxy Show _, _
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