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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Teen Titans Go!
Teen Titans Go!
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Young Justice
Young Justice
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Regular Show
Regular Show
Unnatural History
Unnatural History
Mad
Mad
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Case Closed
Case Closed
Clarence
Clarence
Robotech
Robotech
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Pokemon
Pokemon
Legends of Chima
Legends of Chima
Tower Prep
Tower Prep
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Tom & Jerry Show
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Beware The Batman
Beware The Batman
George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle
Stoked
Stoked
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Garfield Show
The Garfield Show
Incredible Crew
Incredible Crew
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Chowder
Chowder
Level Up
Level Up
Total Drama Action
Total Drama Action
FLCL
FLCL
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
6teen
6teen
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Firebreather
Firebreather
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
Justice League
Justice League
Ben 10
Ben 10
Camp Lazlo
Camp Lazlo
Totally Spies
Totally Spies
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Street Football
Street Football
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Pokemon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
The Othersiders
The Othersiders
Codename: Kids Next Door
Codename: Kids Next Door
What's New Scooby-Doo?
What's New Scooby-Doo?
Tom Goes to the Mayor
Tom Goes to the Mayor
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Angelo Rules
Angelo Rules
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
The Secret Saturdays
The Secret Saturdays
Dude, What Would Happen
Dude, What Would Happen
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
Ed, Edd n' Eddy
ThunderCats (2011)
ThunderCats (2011)
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Cartoon Network: FRIGHTPASS
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
Sealab 2021
Sealab 2021
Stroker and Hoop
Stroker and Hoop
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Generator Rex
Generator Rex
Megas XLR
Megas XLR
Pet Alien
Pet Alien
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Cartoon Network: HOLIDAYPASS
Krypto the Superdog
Krypto the Superdog
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
The Brak Show
The Brak Show
Total Drama World Tour
Total Drama World Tour
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu
Beforel Orel
Beforel Orel
Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin