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2012-10-03 09:34:43 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-03 10:41:53 AM
Yeah, but you think we'll *see* any of those beloved characters on their network anytime soon?

/DIAF network decay
 
2012-10-03 10:56:10 AM
I'm still bitter they took away Speedy Gonzales.
 
2012-10-03 11:18:52 AM

DanZero: Yeah, but you think we'll *see* any of those beloved characters on their network anytime soon?

/DIAF network decay


Cartoon Network is still great.
 
2012-10-03 11:19:53 AM
CN died when they started showing live action. Who's brilliant idea was it for a network dedicated to showing cartoons to NOT show cartoons?
 
2012-10-03 11:24:55 AM
That huge collection of characters at the end looked pretty great, until I noticed they reused art in various places. Kind of lame.
 
2012-10-03 11:25:25 AM

DanZero: Yeah, but you think we'll *see* any of those beloved characters on their network anytime soon?

/DIAF network decay


I don't see as much "network decay" in Cartoon Network, at least not compared to other channels.

I think they have one live action show (Level Up), and it seems that they have gotten rid of their game shows (at least I haven't seen ads for them). They still play a lot of cartoons. I have grown fond of Adventure Time (its a trippy little show with fantasy and videogame references) and Regular Show (lots of late 80's/early 90's homages it seems).

/they can get rid of Annoying Orange though
 
2012-10-03 11:25:26 AM
They have some quality programming, but calling it Cartoon Network is like calling siffy the sci fi channel...
 
2012-10-03 11:25:50 AM
I only really watch CN now for Young Justice
 
2012-10-03 11:26:30 AM
No Speed Racer? Wasn't his fault that movie flopped ...

And where's Aqua Teen Hunger Force?
 
2012-10-03 11:29:34 AM
CN is that old friend that has reinvented themselves since you last spoke. They still have the same name and the occasional showing of their former self, but you are strongly considering defriending them for the douche they've become.
 
2012-10-03 11:31:31 AM
imageshack.us

Welcome back, stupid viewers. You'll watch anything! Go ahead, change the channel, you'll be back!
 
2012-10-03 11:32:04 AM

My favorite cartoon characters.

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-03 11:39:35 AM

Burr: I don't see as much "network decay" in Cartoon Network, at least not compared to other channels.




yeah, i think CN is generally pretty good with its programming. I think Children's Hospital* is generally funny and the channel is still making new, great cartoon shows.


* on this note, did NTSF: SD: SUV ever improve? I watched an episode or two and came off with the impression that it was a better idea than show.
 
2012-10-03 11:47:43 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I don't see as much "network decay" in Cartoon Network, at least not compared to other channels.



yeah, i think CN is generally pretty good with its programming. I think Children's Hospital* is generally funny and the channel is still making new, great cartoon shows.


* on this note, did NTSF: SD: SUV ever improve? I watched an episode or two and came off with the impression that it was a better idea than show.


I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.
 
2012-10-03 11:50:21 AM
cdn.smosh.com
 
2012-10-03 11:52:36 AM

Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.


I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.
 
2012-10-03 11:57:13 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.

I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.


nerdreactor.com

The greatest of all CN shows.
 
2012-10-03 11:57:58 AM
Happy Birthday,CN. Judging by your lineup in recent years,I'm not sure I can say you've aged gracefully.
 
2012-10-03 11:59:25 AM

Gunny Highway: FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.

I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.

[nerdreactor.com image 540x324]

The greatest of all CN shows.


THIS50.

/"Whatcha!"
 
2012-10-03 12:05:22 PM
Omelet du fromage.
 
2012-10-03 12:06:16 PM
This quote from the AS wiki sums up my feelings about it pretty well:

"Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim]) is a cable television network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network from 9:00 pm until 6:00 am PT/ET in the United States."

Also, it gets a separte Neilsen ratings then CN.

Which is why I say CN hasn't shown much network decay, because I don't consider the AS live action shows part of CN.
 
2012-10-03 12:07:13 PM

Gunny Highway: FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.

I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.

www.actionfigureinsider.com

The greatest of all CN shows.


FTFY. 

/though Samurai Jack was pretty cool too.
//also, Venture Bros.
 
2012-10-03 12:07:56 PM

wyltoknow: Omelet du fromage.


i.huffpost.com
Loves this thread
Loves/hates CN
 
2012-10-03 12:08:41 PM
Wow, pretty weak video, as far as showing all CN characters throughout the years. Happy 20th CN, so here is a video that focuses mostly on toons shown within the last 5 years.
 
2012-10-03 12:13:13 PM
Edd FTW.
 
2012-10-03 12:14:38 PM

Apos: Gunny Highway: FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.

I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.

[nerdreactor.com image 540x324]

The greatest of all CN shows.

THIS⁵⁰.

/"Whatcha!"


R.I.P., Aku and Uncle Iroh. :-(
 
2012-10-03 12:15:35 PM

wyltoknow: Omelet du fromage.


That's all you can say! That's all you can say! That's all you can say!

trakt.us
/and then computress set the shrink ray to grow instead of shrink, and then, and then dexter said "You are so stupid! You are stupid! You are stupid! And dont forget you are stupid!"
//shamlessly hotlinked
 
2012-10-03 12:16:15 PM
i618.photobucket.com

'I'll take the case!'
 
2012-10-03 12:22:21 PM
Sucks without

media.screened.com
 
2012-10-03 12:29:30 PM

lousyskater: CN died when they started showing live action. Who's brilliant idea was it for a network dedicated to showing cartoons to NOT show cartoons?


It backfired on them big time and now that Regluar Show & Adventure Time are on, they pretty much saved that channel from becoming the short bus of TV.

bulk2.destructoid.com
 
2012-10-03 12:43:02 PM
Cartoon Network went to shiat when they stopped airing old cartoons.
 
2012-10-03 12:55:22 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Cartoon Network went to shiat when they stopped airing old cartoons.


Go to Cartoon Network RIGHT NOW and you'll see the original Looney Tunes, and in five minutes, original Tom and Jerry.
 
2012-10-03 12:59:35 PM
I am so torn. I think Hotel Transylvania looks like crap, but since Genndy Tartakovsky directed it...

Is it silly to think that if this piece of shiat does well that they'd give him a Samurai Jack movie? Even without Mako?
 
2012-10-03 01:04:41 PM

eddievercetti: lousyskater: CN died when they started showing live action. Who's brilliant idea was it for a network dedicated to showing cartoons to NOT show cartoons?

It backfired on them big time and now that Regluar Show & Adventure Time are on, they pretty much saved that channel from becoming the short bus of TV.

[bulk2.destructoid.com image 620x400]


Chowder and Flapjack were great as well. Regular Show is now one of my favorite cartoons of all time.

What does GBF stand for? Giant Bearded Face?
NOO, IT'S GARRETT BOBBY FERGUSON
 
2012-10-03 01:05:07 PM

12349876: FirstNationalBastard: Cartoon Network went to shiat when they stopped airing old cartoons.

Go to Cartoon Network RIGHT NOW and you'll see the original Looney Tunes, and in five minutes, original Tom and Jerry.


What he said. Just because you're not getting 12 hours of Hannah Barbera each day doesn't mean they stopped airing it.

As for the Looney Tunes, the hours those air has more to do with network politics, if I remember correctly. Cartoon Network doesn't get much for the airing of Looney Tunes, no sharing of merchandising revenues or anything, so they've slotted the cartoons for odd hours as a bit of a protest.

/That may not be right, but it's what I read . . . somewhere
 
2012-10-03 01:13:06 PM
As someone who grew up with Courage: The Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack, PPG, Dexter's Lab, etc. I'd just like to say that was awesome.

/And thanks for the memories Gennedy Tartakovsky
//Nicktoons still have the edge. Slightly.
 
2012-10-03 01:15:00 PM

COMALite J: Apos: Gunny Highway: FeedTheCollapse: Burr: I guess this is where I differ from other people as I don't see the Adult Swim block as part of the Cartoon Network Lineup. Its more like "Williams Street is renting these hours"...kind of like how you wouldn't consider infomercials part of a network lineup when it comes to talking about their shows.

I think that's a somewhat odd notion. I generally have always thought of Adult Swim to be the best part about CN and the only reason anyone over the age of 12 gives a shiat about the channel (outside of Adventure Time.). Maybe it's because when I grew up CN was essentially non-stop Scooby Doo and Flintstones reruns. I liked Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls were decent, but not enough to really cement any kind of liking I had for the network.

[nerdreactor.com image 540x324]

The greatest of all CN shows.

THIS⁵⁰.

/"Whatcha!"

R.I.P., Aku and Uncle Iroh. :-(


:( It....still stings.
 
2012-10-03 01:19:05 PM

hstein3: 12349876: FirstNationalBastard: Cartoon Network went to shiat when they stopped airing old cartoons.

Go to Cartoon Network RIGHT NOW and you'll see the original Looney Tunes, and in five minutes, original Tom and Jerry.

What he said. Just because you're not getting 12 hours of Hannah Barbera each day doesn't mean they stopped airing it.

As for the Looney Tunes, the hours those air has more to do with network politics, if I remember correctly. Cartoon Network doesn't get much for the airing of Looney Tunes, no sharing of merchandising revenues or anything, so they've slotted the cartoons for odd hours as a bit of a protest.

/That may not be right, but it's what I read . . . somewhere


A lot of the classics went to the "Boomerang" channel. And even though I don't get that channel, I can watch a few things on demand for free. Right now on my free on demand there's 4 Johnny Bravos and 3 Jetsons.
 
2012-10-03 01:27:49 PM

Springy23: As someone who grew up with Courage: The Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack, PPG, Dexter's Lab, etc. I'd just like to say that was awesome.

/And thanks for the memories Gennedy Tartakovsky
//Nicktoons still have the edge. Slightly.


Hey if you want to see Tartakovsky continue to do what he does best, go see Hotel Transylvania in theaters and show the world he's still relevant.

/Really REALLY wanted to see how he'd make a Dark Crystal sequel
 
2012-10-03 01:27:54 PM
I pretty much tuned out of Cartoon Network when the channel became overrun with cartoons that I didn't find entertaining, just weird for the sake of being weird, which is like 90% of the lineup these days it seems. Maybe I'm too old now, maybe I don't smoke enough weed, maybe I'm just a stick in the mud, but I just don't get it.
 
2012-10-03 01:30:10 PM
No Cow and Chicken. No I. M. Weasel. FAIL.
 
2012-10-03 01:30:43 PM

Burr: DanZero: Yeah, but you think we'll *see* any of those beloved characters on their network anytime soon?

/DIAF network decay

I don't see as much "network decay" in Cartoon Network, at least not compared to other channels.

I think they have one live action show (Level Up), and it seems that they have gotten rid of their game shows (at least I haven't seen ads for them). They still play a lot of cartoons. I have grown fond of Adventure Time (its a trippy little show with fantasy and videogame references) and Regular Show (lots of late 80's/early 90's homages it seems).

/they can get rid of Annoying Orange though


I agree the decay is not as bad as some networks; The Independent Film Network showing hours of Malcolm In the Middle reruns, Wrestling on Sci Fi, and guys bickering while working on motorcycles on the History Channel.

The whole notion of specialty boutique networks is dissolving away under the pressure to get higher ratings, and we'll end up with 500 channels of the same crap.

There is also a sinister marketing aspect.

Step 1. Dilute specialty network with crap. (History Channel)
Step 2. Offer new premium specialty network. (H2)
Step 3. Profit!!!!!
Step 4. Repeat. (Ancient Aliens on H2)
 
2012-10-03 01:47:07 PM

gravethoughts: No Cow and Chicken. No I. M. Weasel. FAIL.


Chicken can be seen at 0:34. And on Rainicorn's back.
 
2012-10-03 01:51:21 PM
Oops, forgot to add you can very easily see their mom at 1:00. Actually many moms. Weasel and Devil at 1:45.
 
2012-10-03 01:52:19 PM

hstein3: 12349876: FirstNationalBastard: Cartoon Network went to shiat when they stopped airing old cartoons.

Go to Cartoon Network RIGHT NOW and you'll see the original Looney Tunes, and in five minutes, original Tom and Jerry.

What he said. Just because you're not getting 12 hours of Hannah Barbera each day doesn't mean they stopped airing it.

As for the Looney Tunes, the hours those air has more to do with network politics, if I remember correctly. Cartoon Network doesn't get much for the airing of Looney Tunes, no sharing of merchandising revenues or anything, so they've slotted the cartoons for odd hours as a bit of a protest.

/That may not be right, but it's what I read . . . somewhere


That was also why the movie they made bombed so badly, they never advertised since they never got any revenue from the toy lines.
 
2012-10-03 02:23:10 PM

ConConHead: I am so torn. I think Hotel Transylvania looks like crap, but since Genndy Tartakovsky directed it...

Is it silly to think that if this piece of shiat does well that they'd give him a Samurai Jack movie? Even without Mako?




To be fair, Genndy Tartakovsky was like the fifth or sixth director to take charge of Hotel Transylvania ,,, but by all accounts, he was instrumental in turning it around from a very troubled production into an enjoyable (if somewhat "lightweight") flick.

In fact, HT had the biggest opening weekend of any Sony Pictures Animation film. Sony is wisely keeping Mr. Tartakovsky aboard for at least two more movies -- the first of which is their currently-in-production feature adaptation of Popeye the Sailor Man. The second will be a wholly original feature, on which Mr. Tartakovsky will essentially have carte blanche.


As for a Samurai Jack movie -- the character and TV series is owned by Cartoon Network (and by extension, Warner Bros) ... so there's no way Sony could get their hands on it. Perhaps someday, Mr. Tartakovsky may return to CN ,,, but that's unlikely, in the near-future -- even without his newfound success at Sony.

Personally, I'm excited to see Tartakovsky's take on Popeye ... and especially for his all-new "original" feature to follow..!
 
2012-10-03 02:28:17 PM
I liked Dexters Laboratory until they changed voice actors. As much as I liked Samurai Jack, I'm not sure how much I would like a movie with the principle voice actor gone. But I would obviously still watch it if they were to produce it.
 
2012-10-03 03:03:31 PM
Regular Show is good. The Mississippi Queen episode is Chili classic!

Home Movies was inspired.

/Haven't smoked weed in 15 years.
 
2012-10-03 03:20:31 PM

Betep: Regular Show is good. The Mississippi Queen episode is Chili classic!


I am currently fighting a losing battle with the urge to make a 12-egg omelette, with chili, cheese, two biscuits, and a side of fruit. As long as I can't find a proper trucker cap, I won't cave.
 
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