Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools’ Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools' Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools’ Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

For April Fools’ Day 2018 (1st April), Cartoon Network Australia (and also its sister Asian version Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) had a blast back to the past, by airing four classic shows from Cartoon Network’s library in a retro four-hour long block. The block aired from 12pm to 4pm (12.30pm to 4pm HKT on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) and featured episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Codename: Kids Next Door and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

Dexter’s Laboratory follows the life of boy-genius – Dexter. Dexter has a secret laboratory where he conducts experiments and builds machines that no-one can even ever imagine, but unfortunately his sister – Dee Dee always destroys his experiments which leads to mishaps and consequences. Dexter’s Laboratory fully premiered in 1996 after airing two successful pilot episodes which were developed as part of Cartoon Network’s/Hanna-Barbera’s World Premiere Toons/What A Cartoon animated pilots development programme.

Ed, Edd n Eddy is Cartoon Network’s longest running animated series and is about the three titular characters – Ed, Edd n Eddy, Eddy is always coming up with schemes to make money so his friends can buy jawbreakers, Edd (or “Double-D”) is the most intelligent but also the most socially-awkward out of the three and there’s Ed, he’s not very clever, but his good-naturedness and humour certainly makes up for his lack of intellect.

Codename: Kids Next Door is about a secret organisation hidden away in a treehouse headquarters ran by five young friends. Together and through the use of their contraptions, they stop adults from forcing things on them that they don’t particularly like or want to do.

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is about two children, one named Billy a dimwitted but carefree boy and the other is his friend Mandy, a cynical, manipulative and rude girl, they befriend the Grim Reaper after beating him at a limbo game to save Billy’s pet hamster, forcing Grim to an eternity of servitude and friendship. Together, the trio get involved in supernatural situations on a daily basis.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Public Relations Press Release: Cartoon Network Goes Retro For The Ultimate April Fools Stunt

SURPRISE! Don’t adjust that dial! We interrupt your regular programming of Teen Titans Go!, Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, even more Teen Titans Go! to bring you A BLAST FROM CARTOON NETWORKS PAST!

To celebrate April Fools, Cartoon Network will go back to the beginning, introducing a new generation of viewers to retro shows that were all the rage in 1996 – 2002! Get ready to be stunned by the antics featured in hit classics Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed Edd n Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Codename: Kids Next Door! Starting from 12pm-4pm on April 1, 2018, we are bringing back some of the best retro shows the channel has ever seen – but airing them now.

The line-up features shows that premiered between 1996 – 2002 and includes the below shows:

Dexter’s Laboratory – Dexter is a boy genius who has a secret laboratory. His intelligence makes him the brains of the family and he is one of the world’s greatest inventors, having created countless weird and amazing machines and experiments. He is always working on new inventions and creations every day, but his sister Dee Dee is always breaking into his lab and destroying his work making for disastrous consequences.

Ed, Edd n Eddy – Like any boys trying to survive their adolescence, Ed, Edd and Eddy are as clueless about girls as everything else. Eddy may not be the brains of the trio, but he’s the “idea guy,” always scheming and dragging his buddies along. Ed, Edd n Eddy go on summertime adventures involving part-time jobs, treehouses and of course, girls. Ed, Edd n Eddy is the longest running Cartoon Network Original series.

Codename: Kids Next Door – A mysterious treehouse hidden from adults is the headquarters for five friends known as Kids Next Door. These 10-year-olds take on adults to get out of going to the dentist or summer camp by using “2×4 Technology.” They build and design elaborate contraptions using anything they can get their hands on: bubble gum, old wood, and spare tires. Each kid has a specialty and works with the team to win silly battles with adults.

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy – Billy and Mandy are a mismatched pair of youngsters who befriend the Grim Reaper after winning a limbo contest against him. Since the Grim Reaper lost, he has to be their friend, and the three go on adventures together. Between school, family and visitors from the spirit world, Billy and Mandy sometimes need help to clean up the messes they get themselves into, and that’s where Hos Delgado comes in. Hos and the Grim Reaper are not friends, and with Mandy’s bossy nature and Billy’s curious attitude funny escapades ensue.

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Cartoon Network Years 2000 To 2006 History

Cartoon Network Years 2000 To 2006 History

Cartoon Network Years 2000 To 2006 History

This blog post forms as part of a continuing blog post series about the history of Cartoon Network, this post in particular, is part three in the series and will cover Cartoon Network’s first six years of the new millennium (2000 to 2006).

Part 1: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/07/happy-60th-birthday-hanna-barbera/

Part 2: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/happy-25th-birthday-cartoon-network/

By the year 2000, Cartoon Network has already established itself as a content creator and also in most major markets around the world including Western Europe, Japan and Australia, the channel started to rely less and less on classic cartoons from the Warner Bros./Hanna-Barbera library and aired more of its original shows. The older shows moved to a brand new channel called “Boomerang”, the brand new channel was named after one of Cartoon Network’s first ever programming blocks, with the slogan “It’s All Coming Back To You”, Boomerang is a home for older cartoons and a “retirement home” for older Cartoon Network originals (e.g. the original Cartoon Cartoons animated productions). Boomerang launched in the United States on 1st April 2000 (April Fools Day) with a UK version launching the following month on 27th May 2000, after the UK, Boomerang spread to the rest of Europe, Latin America and Asia. Late in the previous year – 1999, one of Cartoon Network’s most frightening shows premiered – Courage The Cowardly Dog, the show was known for its dark and surreal humour; the show was considered a success and left a lasting impression on animation fans everywhere. Also in 1999, Ed, Edd and Eddy premiered, the show became one of the network’s most popular comedies and had a simple and relatable plot premise – three young boys with distinct personalities who scheme to raise money to buy jawbreakers, but their schemes don’t often go to plan. Both Courage The Cowardly Dog and Ed, Edd and Eddy continued well into the next decade.

Between 2000 and 2006, there was an explosion of new shows coming to the network and among them are some of the channel’s greatest shows, a few examples include, the dystopian action-adventure – Samurai Jack, Codename: Kids Next Door – an action-adventure comedy following an organised gang of kids fighting against adult villains, the funny and much loved Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, the frighteningly funny The Grim Adventures Of Billy and Mandy and of course – Ben 10 featuring the alien transforming hero himself – Ben Tennyson, also among them are Warner Bros. Animation productions including Justice League, Duck Dodgers and Teen Titans. In 2002, Cartoon Network released their first ever theatrical movie – The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie, the movie was a prequel to the series and received mixed to positive reviews. Alongside the usual American productions, Cartoon Network Europe started to contribute to the network’s output with a series of co-productions including The Cramp Twins and Robotboy.

In 2001, Cartoon Network’s first president – Betty Cohen stepped down, she was instrumental for laying the foundations for the network, but she resigned fearing that she will die as “the queen of cartoons”, one of her final acts was to plant the seeds for a brand new programming block just for adults called “Adult Swim” with one of its first animated shows – “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” being well into production. Replacing Betty Cohen was the Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Latin America at the time – Jim Samples, he became the worldwide president of Cartoon Network, he overseen the network during most of this era and also helped to develop Adult Swim to what it is today. In 2004, Cartoon Network USA introduced a new branding package called “CN City” as well as a new logo. CN City era, along with the Powerhouse era of the late 90’s-early 00’s is a fan favourite. CN City was unique as it featured a set of bumpers featuring the channel’s cartoon characters living together in a town, the branding package featured 2D characters animated on 3D backdrops.

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Christmas Day 2015 On Cartoon Network Japan

Christmas Day 2015 On Cartoon Network Japan

Christmas Day 2015 On Cartoon Network Japan

On Christmas Day, Cartoon Network Japan will air Christmas specials and movies, starting off with Johnny Bravo Christmas special at 6am, followed by Animaniacs, Codename: Kids Next Door, Silvester and Tweety, Tom and Jerry, Peter Pan, The Grinch, Peter Rabbit Christmas specials in the first part of the day.

From 11am there will be The Powerpuff Girls Christmas special, Twas The Fight Before Christmas, Thomas The Tank Engine, Pingu, Chowder: Hey Hey Its Knishmas!, Oggy and The Cockroaches and more Tom and Jerry Christmas Specials. At 3pm and 4pm, there are two movies, the animated classic Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman. Finally, in the evening, there will be Komaneko, Looney Tunes, Uncle Grandpa, Adventure Time, The Pink Panther, Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Amazing World of Gumball Christmas specials.

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