Cartoon Network Studios

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Cartoon Network Studios
Type Subsidiary
Industry Animation, and Live action (2006–2013)
Founded October 21, 1994
Headquarters Burbank, California
Key people Brian A. Miller (Senior Vice President and General Manager)
Products Television program
Owner(s) Hanna-Barbera (1994–2001)
Turner Broadcasting System (2001–present)
Parent Turner Broadcasting System (1994–1996)
Time Warner (1996–2001, 2003–present)
AOL Time Warner (2001–2003)

Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio. A subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System and formerly of Hanna-Barbera (arms of the Time Warner media conglomerate), Cartoon Network Studios focuses on producing and developing animated programs for Cartoon Network.

History[edit]

The studio began on October 21, 1994 at 7am as a division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., which was then focused on producing original programming for Cartoon Network: Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, the division's productions credited them as their parent studio Hanna-Barbera.

In 1999 Cartoon Network Studios acquired its own facility located at 300 N 3rd St in Burbank, California.[1] The site was the location of a telephone communications equipment building.

After William Hanna died, the Hanna-Barbera name was dropped as a production entity and the Hanna-Barbera studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation by Warner Bros. Animation chief Jean MacCurdy.[2] Cartoon Network Studios was then revived as a separate entity from Hanna-Barbera, growing out of the animation studio.[2] Cartoon Network Studios has continued to steadily grow with productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Samurai Jack and newer productions such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and the Ben 10 series.

Some of Cartoon Network Studios' former programming now rerun on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang.

Filmography[edit]

Former/current series[edit]

Show Year Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes
What a Cartoon! 1995–2001 Fred Seibert Hanna-Barbera The show aired from 1995–2001 as World Premiere Toons, from 1995–2001 as The What-A-Cartoon! Show, and from 1995-2001 as The Cartoon Cartoon Show.
Dexter's Laboratory 1996–2003 Genndy Tartakovsky Hanna-Barbera
(from 1997–1998)
Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, Dexter's Laboratory (renamed Changes), The Big Sister, Old Man Dexter and Dumb Like Dee Dee.
Johnny Bravo 1997–2004 Van Partible Hanna-Barbera
(from 1997–2000)
Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, Johnny Bravo and Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women.
Cow and Chicken 1997–1999 David Feiss Hanna-Barbera Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! short, No Smoking!.
I Am Weasel 1997–2000 David Feiss Hanna-Barbera Aired as part of Cow & Chicken, until 1999.
The Powerpuff Girls 1998–2009 Craig McCracken Hanna-Barbera
(from 1998–2002)
Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins and Crime 101.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2000–2007 Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter Williams Street
Allied Arts & Science[3]
Turner Studios
First Cartoon Network Studios series aired only on Adult Swim.
Time Squad 2001–2003 David Wasson (credited as "Dave")
Samurai Jack 2001–2004 Genndy Tartakovsky
Grim & Evil 2001–2002 Maxwell Atoms Consists in the union of the shows, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne.
Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? 2002–2003 Greg Miller
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2003–2008 Maxwell Atoms Originated from Grim & Evil.
Evil Con Carne 2003–2004 Maxwell Atoms Originated from Grim & Evil.
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003–2005 Genndy Tartakovsky (on request by George Lucas) Lucasfilm, Ltd.[4] First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a motion picture franchise: Star Wars.
Megas XLR 2004–2005 Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic Titmouse, Inc. (only for the opening, and for additional animation on S01) Originally meant to air in 2003, named LowBrow, but aired in 2004 as Megas XLR.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 2004–2009 Craig McCracken
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2004–2006 Sam Register Renegade Animation First Cartoon Network Studios series produced in a foreign country (Japan). Based on the pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi, known as the composers of the theme song for Teen Titans.
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee 2005–2007 Judd Winick
Camp Lazlo 2005–2008 Joe Murray
My Gym Partner's a Monkey 2005–2008 Julie McNally-Cahill and Timothy Cahill
Ben 10 2005–2008 Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (credited as "Man of Action") Renegade Animation (only for the main title) First iteration of the Ben 10 series.
Squirrel Boy 2006–2007 Everett Peck
Class of 3000 2006–2008 André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000 from Outkast), and Thomas W. Lynch Moxie Turtle[5]
Tom Lynch Company[6]
Out of Jimmy's Head 2007–2008 Tim McKeon and Adam Pava Brookwell McNamara Entertainment[7] First live-action/animated series from Cartoon Network Studios.
Transformers: Animated 2007–2009 Hasbro MOOK DLE
The Answer Studio[8]
Hasbro
Studio 4°C[9]
First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a Hasbro toyline: Transformers.
Chowder 2007–2010 C.H. Greenblatt Screen Novelties (only for the stop-motion sequences)
Ben 10: Alien Force 2008–2010 Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (credited as "Man of Action") Funny Garbage (only for the main title) Second iteration of the Ben 10 series.
Wedgies 2008–2009 (1st run)
2009–2010 (2nd run)
Cartoon Network Studios A show project containing 5 short series (B.A.E.: The Bremen Avenue Experience, Big Baby, Calling Cat-22!, Nacho Bear, and The Talented Mr. Bixby), aired before or after a show. It launched the TV series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack 2008–2010 Thurop Van Orman Screen Novelties (only for the stop-motion sequences)
Adventure Time 2010–present Pendleton Ward Frederator Studios[10] Spin-off of Adventure Time, a short that was aired as part of Nicktoons' Random! Cartoons.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien 2010–2012 Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (credited as "Man of Action") Wut It Is (only for the main title) Third iteration of the Ben 10 series.
Generator Rex 2010–2013 Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (credited as "Man of Action")
The Cartoonstitute 2010 Rob Sorcher Originally intended to be aired on Cartoon Network. Aired on Cartoon Network Video only.
Regular Show 2010–present J. G. Quintel Spin-off of The Cartoonstitute short of the same name.
Tower Prep 2010 Paul Dini Dolphin Entertainment[11] First live-action series produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Sym-Bionic Titan 2010–2011 Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish Orphanage Animation Studios[12]
Robotomy 2010–2011 Michael Buckley and Joe Deasy World Leaders Entertainment[13] With its 10 episodes, is the shortest original animated series broadcast on Cartoon Network.
The Problem Solverz 2011–2013 Ben Jones Mirari Films[14] The creator, Ben Jones, is a member of the art collective Paper Rad. Originally intended to be an Adult Swim show named Neon Knome.
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome 2011–2012 Peter Browngardt (credited as "Pete") Spun-off into Uncle Grandpa, premiered in 2013.
Level Up 2012–2013 Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman D and D Productions[15]
Lords Productions[16]
Alive & Kicking Productions[17]
Second live-action series produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Ben 10: Omniverse 2012–present Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (credited as "Man of Action") Fourth iteration of the Ben 10 series.
Incredible Crew 2012–2013 Nick Cannon N'Credible Entertainment Third live-action series produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Uncle Grandpa 2013–present Peter Browngardt (credited as "Pete") Spin-off of Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, which was in turn a retooling of the original "Uncle Grandpa" short for The Cartoonstitute.
Steven Universe 2013–present Rebecca Sugar
Clarence 2014–present Skyler Page

Former/current shorts[edit]

Show Year Creator(s) Co-production Notes
Hot Dog TV 2010 The Jim Henson Company The Jim Henson Company
La'Antz and Derek 2010–2011
Teddy Blue Eyes 2010 Billy Cone Turner Studios
Rad Roach: Made in America 2010–2011 Troy Gross
The Swashbuckling Perils of the Adventures of the Men & Jeremy 2010 Kevin Fitzgerald
Mixels 2014–present John Fang and Dave Smith The Lego Group First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a Lego toyline: Mixels.

Upcoming/in development series[edit]

Show Debut year Creator Notes
Over the Garden Wall 2014 Patrick McHale Animated miniseries pitched to Cartoon Network's comedy block.[18]
We Bare Bears 2014 Daniel Chong Animated series pitched to Cartoon Network's comedy block.[19]
The Powerpuff Girls 2016 Craig McCracken Upcoming reboot of Cartoon Network's animated series.[20]

Successful pilot shorts/pilot films[edit]

Show Year Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes
Kenny and the Chimp: Diseasy Does It! or Chimp -n- Pox[21] 1998 Tom Warburton (credited as "Mr. Warburton") Hanna-Barbera First pilot for Codename: Kids Next Door, and only pilot for the show to be produced at Hanna-Barbera.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Meet the Reaper 1999 Maxwell Atoms Hanna-Barbera Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The Big Pick Show marathon, later won the competition. Pilot for Grim & Evil and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? 2000 Greg Miller Hanna-Barbera Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The Big Pick Show marathon. Pilot for Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?.
Kids Next Door: No P in the OOL 2001 Tom Warburton (credited as "Mr. Warburton") Curious Pictures Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon, later won the competition. Second and final pilot for Codename: Kids Next Door, and only pilot for the show to be produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Evil Con Carne 2001 Maxwell Atoms Aired as part of the series premiere of Grim & Evil. Pilot for Evil Con Carne.
LowBrow 2002 Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon. Pilot for Megas XLR.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: House of Bloo's 2003 Craig McCracken Pilot for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
Class of 3000: Home 2005 André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000 from Outkast), and Thomas W. Lynch Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
Pilot for Class of 3000.
Re-Animated 2006 Tim McKeon and Adam Pava Appleday Pictures
Renegade Animation
Turner Studios
First Cartoon Network live-action/animated film. Pilot for Out of Jimmy's Head.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack 2007 Thurop Van Orman Aired online in mini sequence as part of the interview with its creator.[citation needed] Pilot for the show of the same name.
Uncle Grandpa 2008 Peter Browngardt Aired as part of The Cartoonstitute. The pilot was used as the basis for the series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and then greenlit as its own series, which is started in 2013.
Regular Show 2009 J. G. Quintel Aired as part of The Cartoonstitute. Pilot for the Regular Show.
Level Up 2011 Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman D and D Productions[22]
Alive & Kicking Productions[17]
Turner Studios
Live-action film. Pilot for the show of the same name.
Steven Universe 2012 Rebecca Sugar The first of the seven pilots of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for Steven Universe.
Clarence 2013 Skyler Page The second of the seven pilots of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.
Tome of the Unknown 2013 Patrick McHale The third and final pilot among the nine of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project[23] to be greenlit as a full series. Unlike the other pilots, that were shown online, this was selected for screening in various film festivals (such as the OIAF).[24] Greenlit as Over the Garden Wall.

Failed pilot shorts/pilot films[edit]

Show Year Creator(s) Co-production(s) Notes
King Crab: Space Crustacean 1999 Bill Wray Hanna-Barbera
Thrillseeker 1999 Deborah Cone Hanna-Barbera
Foe Paws 2000 Chris Savino Hanna-Barbera Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The Big Pick Show marathon.
Uncle Gus: For the Love of Monkeys 2000 Lincoln Peirce Hanna-Barbera Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The Big Pick Show marathon.
Ferret and Parrot 2001 Scott Morse Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon.
IMP, Inc. 2001 Charlie Bean and Chris Reccardi Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon.
A Kitty Bobo Show 2001 Kevin Kaliher, and Meaghan Dunn (credited as "Meg") Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon. Won 2nd Place.
My Freaky Family 2001 John McIntyre Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon. Won 3rd Place.
Welcome to Eltingville 2001 Evan Dorkin First Cartoon Network Studios pilot made for and aired on Adult Swim.
Bagboy! 2002 John Mathot and Ken Segall Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.
Commander Cork 2002 Mike Bell Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.
The Groovenians 2002 Kenny Scharf S4 Studios Only Cartoon Network Studios CGI short pilot.
Jeffrey Cat 2002 Mark O'Hare Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.
Party Wagon 2004 Craig Bartlett Snee-Oosh, Inc. This film was intended to yield an animated series, but the series was canceled.
Korgoth of Barbaria 2006 Aaron Springer Williams Street Second and last Cartoon Network Studios pilot made for and aired on Adult Swim.
Welcome to Wackamo 2006 John McIntyre
Zoot Rumpus 2006 Kaz Pilot based on a character, in his comic-strip entitled Underworld.[clarification needed]
Diggs Tailwagger: Galactic Rover 2007 Derek Drymon
Enter Mode 5 2007 Gabe Swarr
Locker 514 2007 Jeffrey Nodelman First live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
What's Wrong with Ruth? 2007 William Reiss
Underfist: Halloween Bash 2008 Maxwell Atoms This film was intended to yield a spin-off to The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, but the series was cancelled.
Spang Ho! 2009 Lincoln Peirce Global Mechanic
KROG[25] 2010 Mark Rivers Second and final live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Animal Control! 2013 Jordan Reicheck Perky Pickle Studios
Cartoon Network Studios Asia
Lakewood Plaza Turbo 2013 Ian Jones-Quartey Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.
Mars Safari! 2013 Ghostshrimp Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.[26]
My Science Fiction Project 2013 Audie Harrison Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.
Paranormal Roommates 2013 Benton Connor Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.
AJ's Infinite Summer 2014 Toby Jones
Long Live the Royals 2014 Sean Szeles Shown as an artwork at the Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.[27][28]

Original movies/TV specials[edit]

Show Year Co-production(s) Notes
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip 1999 Hanna-Barbera Based on Dexter's Laboratory.
The Flintstones: On the Rocks 2001 Hanna-Barbera
Screen Novelties
Last film of The Flintstones to be made and produced with "Hanna-Barbera", prior to their closure occurred in the same year.
Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie 2002 Samurai Jack stand-alone film of the first three episodes of the show.
The Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas 2003 Christmas special based on The Powerpuff Girls.
Billy and Mandy Save Christmas 2005 Christmas special based on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting 2006 Only movie based on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: The Big Field Trip 2007 Only movie based on My Gym Partner's a Monkey.
Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo? 2007 TV special based on Camp Lazlo.
Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2007 Based on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen 2007 Another TV movie based on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix 2007 Based on Ben 10.
The Grim Adventures of the KND 2007 Curious Pictures
a.k.a. Cartoon
First Cartoon Network crossover special, featuring characters and elements from both The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Codename: Kids Next Door.
Ben 10: Race Against Time 2007 Trouper Productions First live-action film produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Based on Ben 10.
Transformers Animated Movie: Transform and Roll Out 2007 MOOK DLE
The Answer Studio
Hasbro
Studio 4°C
Stand-alone film of the first three episodes of Transformers: Animated.
Camp Lazlo: Kamp Kringle 2007 Christmas special based on Camp Lazlo.
The Class of 3000 Christmas Special 2007 Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
Christmas special based on Class of 3000.
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Animal School Musical 2008 TV special based on My Gym Partner's a Monkey.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination 2008 TV special based on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. The only episode of the series to be rated TV-PG.
The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! 2009 10th Anniversary series finale special to The Powerpuff Girls.
Ben 10: Alien Swarm 2009 Trouper Productions Live-action film. Based on Ben 10: Alien Force.
Firebreather 2010 Pistor Productions
SAMG Animation Studio
First Cartoon Network Studios CGI original film. Based on the comic book of the same name, published by Image Comics.
Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park 2011 First part of the Halloween special based on Regular Show.
Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United 2011 Second Cartoon Network crossover special, featuring characters and elements from both Ben 10, respectively Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and Generator Rex.
Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood 2011 Inspidea Animation Malaysia Finale special to Johnny Bravo.
Adventure Time: Holly Jolly Secrets 2011 Frederator Studios Christmas special based on Adventure Time.
Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens 2012 Monkey Punch Studio LLC
Tiny Island Productions
Cartoon Network Studios Asia
First Cartoon Network CGI film based on one of its own original series: Ben 10.
Regular Show: Exit 9B 2012 TV special based on Regular Show.
Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park II 2012 Second part of the Halloween special based on Regular Show.
Regular Show: The Christmas Special 2012 Christmas special based on Regular Show.
Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park III 2013 Third part of the Halloween special based on Regular Show.
T.G.I.S. 2013 Third Cartoon Network crossover special, featuring characters and elements from both Ben 10, respectively Ben 10: Omniverse, and The Secret Saturdays.
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed 2014 Passion Pictures
Je Suis Bien Content[29]
Planktoon Studios[29]
CGI special to The Powerpuff Girls.
Untitled Annoying Orange movie[30] TBA Gagfilms
The Collective
Upcoming Annoying Orange movie announced by Tom Kenny saying: What do you guys think? Should we make a movie?[30] It is not official yet if this movie will be produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Theatrical films[edit]

Film Year Distribution and Co-productions Notes
The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2002 Warner Bros. Pictures
Rough Draft Studios, Inc.
First theatrical film produced by Cartoon Network. Prequel film to The Powerpuff Girls.
Samurai Jack TBA Warner Bros. Pictures
Frederator Films
Bad Robot Productions
Upcoming theatrical film to be produced by Cartoon Network. Finale film to Samurai Jack.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "World Leaders Entertainment". IMDb. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Mirari Films". IMDb. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ Level Up | Variety
  16. ^ www.web.poptower.com/level-up-tv-show.htm
  17. ^ a b "Alive & Kicking Productions". IMDb. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  18. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/cartoon-network-unveils-upfront-slate-for-2014-15/
  19. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/cartoon-network-unveils-upfront-slate-for-2014-15/
  20. ^ New "The Powerpuff Girls" TV Series Announced for Cartoon Network - Toon Zone News
  21. ^ Hanna-Barbera Cartoons - CLG wiki
  22. ^ Level Up | Variety
  23. ^ Next Generation of Animation
  24. ^ Ottawa International Animation Festival - Festival History
  25. ^ Cartoon Network Unveils New Line Up And Returning Shows
  26. ^ "Early Preview of Ghostshrimp’s New Project "Mars Safari" for Cartoon Network". Strange Kids Club. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  27. ^ Next Generation of Animation
  28. ^ Cartoon Network Sales Video (Video). Cartoon Network/Turner Broadcasting System. 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  29. ^ a b Green, Scott. "VIDEO: "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed" Sneak Peak". Crunchyroll.com. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  30. ^ a b http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/blog/post.jsp?s=annoying-orange-comic-con-fan-qa

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