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
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Case Closed
Case Closed
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Ben 10
Ben 10
Regular Show
Regular Show
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Young Justice
Young Justice
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Clarence
Clarence
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Tom & Jerry Show
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Firebreather
Firebreather
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Mad
Mad
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Level Up
Level Up
Chowder
Chowder
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Stop Bullying: Speak Up
Stop Bullying: Speak Up
Lego Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights
Robotech
Robotech
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
What's New Scooby-Doo?
What's New Scooby-Doo?
Total Drama World Tour
Total Drama World Tour
Sym-Bionic Titan
Sym-Bionic Titan
Bunnicula
Bunnicula
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
6teen
6teen
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Street Football
Street Football
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Codename: Kids Next Door
Codename: Kids Next Door
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Pokemon
Pokemon
Destroy Build Destroy
Destroy Build Destroy
Hero: 108
Hero: 108
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel
Beywheelz
Beywheelz
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Justice League
Justice League
Krypto the Superdog
Krypto the Superdog
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Dude, What Would Happen
Dude, What Would Happen
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Camp Lazlo
Camp Lazlo
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Night Sisters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Night Sisters
Regular Show: The Movie
Regular Show: The Movie
Outlaw Star
Outlaw Star
Zoids Guardian Force
Zoids Guardian Force
Zoids New Century Zero
Zoids New Century Zero
Transformers Animated
Transformers Animated