For millions of people over the years, Cartoon Network has been a go-to television station. It’s been the home of some of the world’s best-loved animations. Whether it was in the old days when it would show classics like the “Looney Tunes” shorts and its library of Hanna-Barbera TV shows, or the late 90s and early noughties heyday of “Powerpuff Girls,” “Ben 10” and “Cow & Chicken,” it was a must watch channel. But in more recent years, we think that it has gone off the boil a bit, and that is why, today, we’re going to talk about Everything Wrong With Cartoon Network.
When we’re talking about this, it’s a good idea to look back at Cartoon Network’s history. Did you know that the idea for the channel originally came about after media mogul Ted Turner bought the rights to some classic cartoons in the 1980s? In fact, when it launched in 1992, it had 8,500 hours worth of classic cartoons so it was able to meld its original series into its existing programming pretty seamlessly when that came about in the mid-nineties. What we’d like to see now is a return to that idea, because that’s something that’s missing.
Back in the mid-noughties, Cartoon Network started to branch out and make non-animated shows. No matter how good the likes of “Dude, What Would Happen?” might have been, it meant CN stopped being quite as special. We’ll be talking about that today, too.
We’ll also be addressing leadership at Cartoon Network, its legacy, its history, and some of its programming decisions. Be sure to stay to the end to see how CN can help its fans help it. Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!