Cartoon Network is a cable channel showing cartoons and cartoon related programming during their entire broadcast day. In 1998, the network allied with Children's Television Workshop to produce Big Bag, a combination of Muppet segments and animation and the centerpiece of the channel's new children's block. More recently, the proposed series Laugh Pad was intended for the Cartoon Network, but abandoned, and a Dark Crystal series was at one point in the works for the channel's "Toonami" block.
One of its international stations, Cartoon Network India, airs Galli Galli Sim Sim.
Cartoon Network is a (primarily) children's television network that originally broadcast the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars 3D series, the LEGO short films LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick and LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2, and the Robot Chicken: Star Wars and Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II sketch comedy specials (the latter two via the network's late-night "Adult Swim" programming block).
Cartoon Network is part of the same company (Time Warner) that encompasses Turner Network Television, which will also show the Star Wars: The Clone Wars 3D television series and the Warner Brothers movie studio which will distribute the Star Wars: The Clone Wars motion picture.
A commercial ident bumper for the network (primarily shown before the Clone Wars series) has R2-D2 using one of his tools to turn "Cartoon Network" into "Artoo Network."
A product of Ted Turner's vast empire, Cartoon Network was a showcase channel for Hanna-Barbera's extensive archive of classic animation. It became an instant powerhouse for cable in the 1990s, airing both older and new cartoons. The newer projects led to pioneering shows in their own right, amongst them Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, the latter leading to two original Star Wars Clone Wars mini-series.
Cartoon Network eventually expanded itself with greater amounts of original content, soon shuffling its "vintage" animation to a new channel, "Boomerang". New programming blocks such as Toonami, "Miguzi" and "Adult Swim" aimed more towards early-teen and adult animation fans, and helped to bring in a new lease on life for the anime movement.
In 1998, the Toonami block broadcast the final five episodes of season two of Beast Wars, a welcome development since otherwise American fans would not have seen them for many months and would have been vulnerable to spoilers from dirty Canadians. In 2002, Cartoon Network revived He-Man for all of ten minutes, and also turned their heads towards Transformers, airing all three seasons of the Unicron Trilogy. They will serve as the distributors of Transformers Animated, which features many of the talents who brought Cartoon Network some of their bigger action-cartoons like Teen Titans and Ben 10.
Transformers Animated at Cartoon Network.com