Cartoon Network TV Shows

About Cartoon Network

The origins of the Cartoon Network lie in media mogul Ted Turner's aggressive acquisition of classic programming in the 1980s. Turner filled out the programming schedules of his TV empire, which including the cable channels TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, with the classic movies he bought from MGM, but MGM's library also included the old Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. When Turner acquired the Hanna-Barbera cartoon library in 1991, he had plenty of programming to launch a dedicated animation channel, and the Cartoon Network was the result.

The channel launched in 1992, and its programming consisted mostly of the classic libraries of animated shorts and series. Eventually, though, the Cartoon Network followed the lead of Nickelodeon, which had been producing original animated series; the first original series on the Cartoon Network began airing in 1994.

In 2001, Cartoon Network again followed Nickelodeon's example by devoting part of its programming schedule to series aimed at adult audiences. Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite had debuted almost 15 years earlier and successfully split the channel's focus between daytime kid-focused programming and nighttime grown-up-centric fare. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim consisted of animated series in the edgy, mature mold of series like "Family Guy," rather than Nick at Nite's nostalgia-tinged classic TV programming.

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Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Pokemon
Pokemon
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Ben 10
Ben 10
Regular Show
Regular Show
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Young Justice
Young Justice
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Clarence
Clarence
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Firebreather
Firebreather
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Mad
Mad
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Justice League
Justice League
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Case Closed
Case Closed
6teen
6teen
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Codename: Kids Next Door
Codename: Kids Next Door
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Class of 3000
Class of 3000
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Tom & Jerry Show
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Stoked
Stoked
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Angelo Rules
Angelo Rules
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
Robotech
Robotech
Sym-Bionic Titan
Sym-Bionic Titan
Wabbit
Wabbit
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited
Peanuts
Peanuts
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Bunnicula
Bunnicula
Level Up
Level Up
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
Beware The Batman
Beware The Batman
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Street Football
Street Football
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
The Othersiders
The Othersiders
Unnatural History
Unnatural History
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters
LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Brain Rush
Brain Rush
Almost Naked Animals
Almost Naked Animals
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Dude, What Would Happen
Dude, What Would Happen
George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle
What's New Scooby-Doo?
What's New Scooby-Doo?
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Gerald McBoing Boing
Gerald McBoing Boing
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Mixels
Mixels
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
Zoids Chaotic Century
Zoids Chaotic Century
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Stroker and Hoop
Stroker and Hoop
I am Weasel
I am Weasel