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
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Case Closed
Case Closed
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Regular Show
Regular Show
Young Justice
Young Justice
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
6teen
6teen
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Level Up
Level Up
Firebreather
Firebreather
Justice League Action
Justice League Action
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Mad
Mad
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Total Drama: All-Stars
Total Drama: All-Stars
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Wabbit
Wabbit
Robotech
Robotech
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Justice League
Justice League
Street Football
Street Football
Pokemon
Pokemon
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
Hero: 108
Hero: 108
Total Drama World Tour
Total Drama World Tour
Beywheelz
Beywheelz
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Transformers Animated
Transformers Animated
Chowder
Chowder
Dude, What Would Happen
Dude, What Would Happen
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam
Outlaw Star
Outlaw Star
The Othersiders
The Othersiders
Camp Lazlo
Camp Lazlo
Sym-Bionic Titan
Sym-Bionic Titan
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Zoids New Century Zero
Zoids New Century Zero
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Survive This!
Survive This!
Stroker and Hoop
Stroker and Hoop
I am Weasel
I am Weasel
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Unnatural History
Unnatural History
Class of 3000
Class of 3000
Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Pet Alien
Pet Alien
Krypto the Superdog
Krypto the Superdog
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Robot Chicken: The Nerds Strike Back
Robot Chicken: The Nerds Strike Back
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters
Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Clarence
Clarence
Ben 10
Ben 10
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Stop Bullying: Speak Up
Stop Bullying: Speak Up
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Long Live the Royals
Long Live the Royals
FLCL
FLCL
The Secret Saturdays
The Secret Saturdays
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law