Hey it’s Mushi, and look at Cartoon Network
at a glance It all began in 1986 with Ted Turner’s cable-TV
conglomerate acquiring most of the MGM, Warner Bros., and of course purchasing the Hanna-Barbera
Production company ; which was in 1991. Turner Network Television wondered what they wanted
to do with the animation studio and library of animation. So, there was a logo which introduced
us to the pre-Cartoon Network era, with a cartoon between the words Cartoon Network.
On October 1, 1992, Cartoon Network was introduced to the public.
Shows that were in the Cartoon Network library during the early 1990’s was reruns of classic
Warner Bros. cartoons (the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), the 1933-1957
Popeye cartoons, MGM cartoons, and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. All of these packaged into half-hour
and hour-long packages. After waiting awhile we finally got introduced
to the first of many great cartoons; The Moxy Show. This was their very first take into
the animation realm. In 1994, Cartoon Network Studio was created
being a subsidiary of Hanna-Barbera. The first production from this network was the What-A-Cartoon!
Show, that gave up-and-coming animators a chance to be on network television. People
like Seth Macfarlane, Craig McCracken, and John R. Dilworth. These
series launched many of the most favoured
cartoons in the networks lifetime; such as, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The PowerPuff Girls,
and Dexter’s Laboratory. With all of these great things happening for the network it
became the fifth most popular cable network in the United States.
Since, the baggage was getting too big the network decided to split with a satellite
channel named Boomerang, which was spun-off from a program block on Cartoon Network that
featured animated series and shorts from the 1980s and earlier.
Adult Swim debuted on September 2, 2001 giving people who wanted a more adult vibe to come
the network’s late night channel. This was the first task initiated by Jim Samples. Then
he created Cartoon Cartoon Fridays which included Samurai Jack, Camp Lazlo, and Class of 3000.
Jim Samples, who served as Cartoon Network’s general manager and Executive Vice President
since August 2001, resigned 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. Following Samples resignation, Stuart Snyder
was named his successor. During these times of the Network, mostly the 2007-2009 era was
a smooth transition into something snyder wanted the channel to be. The network ended
one of its most beloved blocks toonami and was released Craig McCracken after 15 years
and you could remember working on things such as The PowerPuff Girls and Foster’s Home
for Imaginary Friends. In June 2009, a new live action block was
introduced into the network, it was promoted as CN Real. This block created much controversy
between people who was watching the network for years and was suddenly introduced to something
that wasn’t cartoons. Cartoon Network was rough throughout the snyder era and featured
things like this: NOW: Cartoon Network now features show Adventure
Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and etc. We have changed from snyder to Christina
and we will see where the television network can move to.