So ya'll should know by now that it Cartoon Network's 20th Birthday thoughout October.
I just wanted to tell my retrospective of the last 20 years.
I didn't discover CN until 1995 when my family got Cox cable. (god that's real old now XD)
I was a nickelodeon fan then. (How times have sadly changed.) When I finally watched CN, it was like love @ first sight. I got to see cartoons that I haven't seen before like The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Huckelberry Hound, Tom & Jerry, etc.
Nothing like Old School right!
Then 1997. That's when CN reallly shined. They started making original cartoons, called Cartoon Cartoons. Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, 2 Stupid Dogs, I Am Weasel, Courage. Man I can go on and on.
And Of course, TOONAMI. The Best Damn Action Block Ever!!!!!! I finally get to see what Anime was. DBZ, Reroni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakasho, Gundam. And then [adult swim]. Cartoons that I was banned to watch cause of their adult themed programs. Cartoon Network at it's greatest. Nickelodeon and Disney would never do that.
Going into the 2000s.
I think it was 04 when they changed their iconic checkerboard logo. I was upset. I didn't like that ugly ass CN logo they first used. They still had some good shows then like Codename: Kids Next Door, Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends, Class of 3000, Grim and Evil, and Billy and Mandy.
And The bumpers. The CN City, where all the cartoons interact with other ones in real life siuations. That was GOLD.
I was never a big fan of Chowder, Flapjack, Total Drama Island, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, and Camp Lazlo. But I enjoy them as well.
Then 07. Probably the year Cartoon Network pissed me and alot others off!!!!!! I call it the CN Fail Era.
First, they got rid of almost every show they made and put them on Boomerang (A channel I didn't have at the time.) Then, They had the GLAUD to cancel Toonami!!!!!! WHAT......THE......F*CK!!!!!!!
Finally. The Epic Disgrace that was CN Real. I'm not even going to waste my life talking about that SH*T!!!!! Live action completely took over the channel!!!! Plus the cartoons they had sucked ass. No originality what so ever. The failed completely trying to compete with the powerhouses that are Nickelodeon & Disney.
May CN Real rot in HELL!!!
Going into the 2009-2010s, I stopped watching CN. They pissed me off so much that I couldn't take it anymore. Then my niece (and my world,) Amaiya introduced me to Adventure Time. I admit. I didn't like it at first. I thought it another stupid cartoon, but since it's my niece, I gave AT a chance.
Probably the best decision I ever made. After watching more of Adventure Time, I absolutely love every second of it.Watching Finn & Jake going in awesome "mathmadical" adventures was AWESOME!!! Plus the show had the originality that past CN shows had and new ones lacked. It a show that anybody can relate to and enjoy.
Same thing with Regular Show.
Those two shows were the only reason I watched CN again.
Finally, we enter 2012. Cartoon Network was slowly getting better. They finally had the balls to cancel alot of live action shows and not suffer the "MTV" effect. AT and RS was still going strong. They had more shows like MAD and Gumball. Then they brought back Cartoon Planet......
Then. By far the best moment in CN History. [adult swim] brought back TOONAMI. Seeing TOM's Face Again I almost....OK I cried tears of joy!! Cartoon Network was finally going back to their roots.
To end this long journal, Cartoon Network has had their good times and bad times. We can all agree that CN will never be as great than it was back in the 90s, but can see that they have improved since the last five years. They still got stupid shows like Level Up and the Annoying Orange, but they are showing more cartoons. I wish they have more original cartoons.
I know alot of you can't forgive CN for showing live action & bad shows and I understand. THNX God all of that is in the past and hopefully stays in the past. I think the heads of CN knows that they can't surpass those dumba** es Nick and Disney and can accept that. They are doing what they should be doing since day one...
Be The Best Place for Cartoons.
Please fill free to express your retrospective and thoughts below
Question: When was the time I took a break from watching CN when I went to Saudi Arabia for, like, five months in 2007?
Answer: I started watching Boomerang France back then. The ads, bumpers, and promos may be, like, in French, but the shows had the English audio in it. Also, the Arabic-dubbed CN Arabia (No, not CN Arabic) showed up in October 10, 2010 as an alternative to CN EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). Plus, the Toonami channel will come to Asia next year. I wonder if the Philippines as well as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia got one. Will the Asian Toonami channel will have T.O.M. on it? I've long been waiting for my Futuristic Absolution Prince Charming to show up on that channel someday.
Destroy build destroy was horrible I mean it's funny to see them fail but it sucked I too hated CN at that time but since I'm still a kid I still watched it. Then as you said they got better and better. You know toonami is too late in to the night for me to watch ( sucks balls) I missed Toonami.
This whole CN birthday has gotten out of hand. They're showing the wrong cartoons. They should be showing the original cartoons, not these new cartoons. i have the entire list of cart00ns there were on CN from 1992-present. I know which ones they should be showing and not be showing. I'm in charge of CN for now on, but i'm not.
now that Wikipedia is around any1 can just look up CN and see the entire list of cartoons that were on CN and are on CN. To hell with it all I can remember is watching Pokemon on kidsWB and that was back in 1995. All 3 seasons were on Kids WB until at some piont KidsWB was gone. CN bought Pokemon and continued seasons 4 and 5 from there on. I was watching CN since 1993 or 1994.
the problem is that CN has become too dependent on that show, and it's not even original, technically. It's part of the reason CN sucks right now, because they need new, better ideas for shows, ones that aren't made just for a quick buck.