Cartoon Network India became 20 years old on 1st May and to celebrate its 20th birthday, the channel will feature a special schedule, movies and competitions throughout the month. The Happy Birthday Cartoon Network programming line-up will not only include current shows such as Horrid Henry and Oggy and the Cockroaches but also The Flintstones, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Starting from today (04/05/2015), the special schedule will be aired from Monday to Friday at 11am.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, Cartoon Network is giving one child and their family a chance to win a holiday at the Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Thailand. Other prizes such as tablets and PSPs will also be up for grabs.
During the summer, Cartoon Network India will be airing more new localised content such as new episodes of Roll No. 21 along with movies such as Mighty Raju: Superhero School and Sholay Adventures. In terms of non-Cartoon Network imports, Sonic Boom will be broadcast on the channel. New episodes of Cartoon Network’s worldwide shows, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball will also be aired. The channel will also be airing Uncle Grandpa and Clarence for the first time in May and June respectively.
Turner International India South Asia managing director Siddharth Jain made this statement to celebrate Cartoon Network India’s 20th Birthday.
“Since its inception in 1995, Cartoon Network has been the leading channel in the genre thanks to the adulation and loyalty of our fans across generations. We look forward to the future with innovative and engaging content forming our cornerstone to success.”
Also in nearby Sri Lanka, Cartoon Network Southeast Asia has returned to the Dialog Satellite TV platform, after a brief period of broadcasting Cartoon Network India in the country.