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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Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Turner International India and Amazon Prime Video in India have signed a content distribution deal to add a selection of classic Cartoon Network shows onto the subscription video-on-demand service. Cartoon Network shows that will be added to the service include, Ben 10 (Original series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls (Original series), Dexter’s Laboratory, and two shows specifically produced for Indian audiences – Kumbh Karan and Roll No. 21. The shows will be added to the Kids and Family TV section of Amazon Prime Video’s service.

In a joint statement by Amazon India and Cartoon Network India, both said:

“Kids today are consuming and engaging with their favourite content across diverse screens such as computers and mobile screens. This is increasing with the emergence of new OTT platforms and the rise in use of apps for games as an entertainment and learning activity.”

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/entertainment/news/amazon-prime-video-partners-turner-india-to-stream-cartoon-network-shows-1743459

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/08/turner-india-amazon-reach-kids-licensing-deal/787822/

http://www.indiantelevision.com/iworld/video-on-demand/cartoon-networks-with-amazon-prime-video-170829

In addition to the classic cartoon distribution deal with Amazon Prime Video and the recent revamp of Toonami India as a classic animation channel, Cartoon Network Enterprises in India has released a retro collection which includes a series of branded merchandise such as T-shirts, shoes, mugs, bags, badges, posters, flip-flops, mobile covers and much more. The new merchandise range features character designs from The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory.

In regards to new merchandise range, Anand Singh, the Senior Director of Cartoon Network Enterprises India made this statement:

“We are delighted to bring to our fans the nostalgic era of cartoons, with some cool and exclusive Cartoon Network Retro merchandise. These cartoon characters make for great family co-viewing experience and have transcended several generations. Their timelessness is what translates into great demand for them even now. We are sure that not only will the 90’s kids love this collection, but also that the new generation would be excited to own contemporary merchandise that reflects sophisticated storytelling in animation. We’re thrilled to bring the Cartoon Network Retro collection for the Indian fans.”

http://www.exchange4media.com/industrybriefing/cartoon-network-enterprises-launches-cartoon-network-retro-collection_70302.html

Tooncast Latin America July 2017 And August 2017 Highlights

Tooncast Latin America July 2017 And August 2017 Highlights

Tooncast Latin America July 2017 And August 2017 Highlights

Tooncast Latin America July 2017 Highlights

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Episodes

Episodes of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will air Mondays to Fridays at 6am and 6pm, and weekends at 1pm.

This month, Tooncast takes you to a world where imaginary friends become real the instant a kid thinks them up. Everyone can see them, everyone can talk to them… but sometimes, not everyone wants them. Luckily, they’re always welcome at Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, where they can stay until a new kid adopts them. For 8-year-old Mac, whose mom thinks he’s too old for his imaginary friend, Bloo, Foster’s the only place to see his best friend every day and meet a whole new group of friends unlike any he (or anyone) has ever known.

20th Anniversary of Cow and Chicken and Johnny Bravo (as a full series)

A marathon filled with episodes of Cow and Chicken and Johnny Bravo will air on Friday 7th July from 7pm.

We all know Johnny Bravo, the Elvis Presley-soundalike with an ego even bigger than his bulging biceps, and Cow and Chicken, two siblings who live under a suburban roof with human parents, human friends and inhuman adventures. In July, Tooncast celebrates the anniversary of these shows, two of our favourite, with an amazing marathon!

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: House of Bloo’s

The first three episodes of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, airs on Thursday 20th July at 8pm.

Let’s celebrate Friendship Day together! This time, we’ve picked one of our favorite pair of friends, and we will see how it all began! When Mac, a shy 8-year-old boy, is forced to give up his Imaginary Friend, Bloo, he finds the perfect place for him: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, a place ‘where good ideas are not forgotten.’ You can’t miss this lovely story!

Tooncast Highlights For July 2017 in .docx Format

English: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_07_highlights_ENG_PAN.docx

Spanish: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_07_highlights_SPA_PAN.docx

Portuguese: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_07_highlights_POR_PAN.docx

Tooncast Latin America August 2017 Highlights

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Special: My Fair Mandy

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Special: My Fair Mandy airs on Friday 25th August at 1pm.

The school is hosting a beauty pageant, and Mindy has every intention of winning the talent show. But what she doesn’t know is that Mandy has decided to join the competition as well! Billy and Grim are determined to do everything they can to help her, but according to the make-up artist assisting her, the stony-faced Mandy needs to smile in order to win… Will her talent be enough?

Animated Special: Bugs Bunny’s Lunar Tunes

The animated special Bugs Bunny’s Lunar Tunes will air on Friday 4th August at 12pm.

In a new animation special that incorporates clips from classic cartoons, Marvin the Martian captures Bugs Bunny and compels him to defend Earth in an outer space court against charges that Earth is defaming the character of aliens. Will Bugs succeed?

Mega Month: Megas XLR

Episodes of Megas XLR will air Mondays to Fridays at 6am and 6pm, and weekends at 1pm.

Two teenage slackers find a mecha robot from the future that had been lying in a New Jersey junkyard for nearly sixty years and make modifications on it, much to the dismay of its creator. Together with the robot’s original pilot, they must defend Earth from the evil alien race!

Tooncast Highlights For August 2017 in .docx Format

English: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_08_highlights_ENG_PAN.docx

Spanish: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_08_highlights_SPA_PAN.docx

Portuguese: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TOONLA_2017_08_highlights_POR_PAN.docx

http://www.tooncast.tv