Cartoon Network (South Korea)
|Launched||November 11, 2006|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System (49%)
JoongAng Media Network (JoongAng Bangsong – Central Broadcasting Station) (51%)
|Picture format||480i (SD, 4:3)|
|Slogan||신나는 재미(Sinnaneun Jaemi, Exciting fun)|
|Broadcast area||South Korea|
|Sister channel(s)||In Asia:
Turner Classic Movies (Asia)
In South Korea:
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for details|
|U+ TV||Channel 155|
|B tv||Channel 108|
Cartoon Network South Korea is a cable and satellite television channel created by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner which primarily shows animated programming. It was launched on November 11, 2006.
2006–2008: City Era
On November 11, 2006, the bumpers were replaced with 3-D animations of a 'city' that all the Cartoon Network toons lived in. Show-specific bumpers were replaced with 3-D animations of a well-known scene from the particular show (e.g.: a Dexter's Laboratory bumper would feature Dexter's house, a Powerpuff Girls bumper would feature most likely the PPG household, and so forth). The retro, checker board logo was replaced with the 'CN' city-style logo of today. In 2006, several new Cartoon Network originals premiered, including Robotboy, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Camp Lazlo, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, My Gym Partner's a Monkey and Squirrel Boy. The Cartoon Cartoons moniker previously used for Cartoon Network originals was also dropped in 2006.
2008–2011: New Wave Era
On August 31, 2008, the format of Cartoon Network's bumpers and commercials changed, and the Cartoon Network Theatre and Fridays Flicks were renamed to Cartoon Network Popcorn. This mimics a similar decision made by Cartoon Network Southeast Asia, with the major visual theme being the recurring 'dynamic line' on the network's official website and also in all the Station IDs, bumpers, etc. During the New Wave Era much of Cartoon Network's comedy/fun-oriented programs (such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Camp Lazlo), which were popular in the early-mid-2000s, are being shown much less frequently on the network, making way for more anime (such as Kiteretsu Daihyakka, Powerpuff Girls Z and Kaibutsu-kun) and action-oriented shows (such as Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force, Secret Saturdays).
2011–present: It's a Fun Thing! Era
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