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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Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade Metal Fusion
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Regular Show
Regular Show
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Young Justice
Young Justice
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Inuyasha
Case Closed
Justice League
Destroy Build Destroy
The Secret Saturdays
Hole in the Wall
Sonic Boom
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Lego Nexo Knights
Wolf's Rain
Total Drama World Tour
Mad
Justice League Action
Ben 10: Omniverse
The Looney Tunes Show
Transformers Animated
Adventure Time: Islands
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Level Up
We Bare Bears
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Samurai Champloo
The Prince Of Tennis
Beware The Batman
Johnny Test
Over The Garden Wall
Totally Spies
Krypto the Superdog
Street Football
Rurouni Kenshin
Robotech
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
The Garfield Show
Hero: 108
Unnatural History
Beywheelz
Total Drama Island
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Zoids Chaotic Century
Total Drama Action
The Amazing Spiez!
LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
Mobile Suit Gundam
Chowder
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Pokemon Collections
LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters
Regular Show: The Movie
Adventure Time
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
Incredible Crew
Clarence
Outlaw Star
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
6teen
The Othersiders
12 oz. Mouse
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Generator Rex
Sym-Bionic Titan
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Firebreather
Legends of Chima
Uncle Grandpa
Wabbit
Mighty Magiswords
Adventure Time: Stakes
Pokemon the Series: XYZ
Level Up: The Movie
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Tom and Jerry
The Tom & Jerry Show
The Powerpuff Girls
What's New Scooby-Doo?
Beyblade: Metal Fury
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