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
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Regular Show
Regular Show
Ben 10
Ben 10
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Young Justice
Young Justice
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Clarence
Clarence
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Codename: Kids Next Door
Codename: Kids Next Door
Level Up
Level Up
Case Closed
Case Closed
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
6teen
6teen
Mad
Mad
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Justice League
Justice League
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Gerald McBoing Boing
Gerald McBoing Boing
Robotech
Robotech
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Mixels
Mixels
Stoked
Stoked
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Angelo Rules
Angelo Rules
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Tom & Jerry Show
Bunnicula
Bunnicula
Wabbit
Wabbit
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beware The Batman
Beware The Batman
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Peanuts
Peanuts
12 oz. Mouse
12 oz. Mouse
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Adventure Time: Laughpass
Adventure Time: Laughpass
Adventure Time: Stakes
Adventure Time: Stakes
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Street Football
Street Football
Firebreather
Firebreather
The Othersiders
The Othersiders
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Unnatural History
Unnatural History
Sym-Bionic Titan
Sym-Bionic Titan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Chowder
Chowder
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
What's New Scooby-Doo?
What's New Scooby-Doo?
Total Drama World Tour
Total Drama World Tour
ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
The Secret Saturdays
The Secret Saturdays
Brain Rush
Brain Rush
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle
League of Super Evil
League of Super Evil