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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Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go!
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Pokemon
Pokemon
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Regular Show
Regular Show
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Clarence
Clarence
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Young Justice
Young Justice
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Case Closed
Case Closed
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Ben 10
Ben 10
Mad
Mad
Level Up
Level Up
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Firebreather
Firebreather
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Robotech
Robotech
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Street Football
Street Football
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
Bunnicula
Bunnicula
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Justice League
Justice League
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Stoked
Stoked
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Codename: Kids Next Door
Codename: Kids Next Door
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Outlaw Star
Outlaw Star
6teen
6teen
Chowder
Chowder
The Othersiders
The Othersiders
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Unnatural History
Unnatural History
Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Adventure Time, Fionna and Cake Collection
Adventure Time, Fionna and Cake Collection
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Wabbit
Wabbit
Mixels
Mixels
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
FLCL
FLCL
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
The Drinky Crow Show
The Drinky Crow Show
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Sym-Bionic Titan
Sym-Bionic Titan
ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
Zoids Chaotic Century
Zoids Chaotic Century
Zoids Guardian Force
Zoids Guardian Force
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Transformers Animated
Transformers Animated
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Brain Rush
Brain Rush
Dude, What Would Happen
Dude, What Would Happen
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Space Ghost Coast to Coast