Cartoon Network (Australia and New Zealand)
Cartoon Network's logo, since October 1, 2011.
|Launched||3 October 1995|
|Owned by||Turner International Australia|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Slogan||New New New New|
|Country||Australia, New Zealand|
|Broadcast area||Australia, New Zealand|
|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales|
Turner Classic Movies
|SKY Network Television (NZ)||Channel 102|
|Optus TV||Channel 713|
|Vodafone TV (NZ)||Channel 102|
|Neighbourhood Cable||Channel 13|
|Fetch TV||Channel 155|
|Foxtel Now||Channel 713|
|Foxtel App||Channel 713|
Cartoon Network Australia and New Zealand is an Australian cable and satellite television channel created by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner which primarily shows animated programming, It was launched on 3 October 1995.
The Australian version is available on Pay TV networks Foxtel and Optus on 3 October 1995. It is also on 3 as a part of its new mobile TV service for $4 a month although this feed is merely a heavily repeated media stream of Cartoon Network's best shows. Telstra also broadcasts Cartoon Network on mobile service, though this is the same feed as seen on Foxtel. Neighbourhood Cable broadcasts the network in yet another feed in regional Victoria. SKY Network Television has broadcast the network in New Zealand, on 1 January 1997 originally during the day on SKY UHF preset channel 7 with Orange (later SKY 1, and now The Box) broadcasting during the evenings. The Cartoon Network became a separate 24-hour channel in New Zealand in 1998 when the SKY Digital service was launched. Cartoon Network Australia and Asia adopted the 24/7 broadcasting hours earlier on 1 July 1997.
- 1 History
- 2 Programming
- 3 Program blocks
- 3.1 Former
- 3.1.1 Cartoon Cartoon Fridays (2001 - 2004)
- 3.1.2 Acme Hour (2001 - 2003)
- 3.1.3 Cartoon Network After Dark (2001 - 2002)
- 3.1.4 Cartoon Cartoons Summer (2001)
- 3.1.5 Cartoon Network's Cool Pool Party (2002)
- 3.1.6 Eyeballs A Go-Go (2003)
- 3.1.7 Toon-O-Scope (2004)
- 3.1.8 Megatoon Movies (2004)
- 3.1.9 Miguzi (2004 - 2006)
- 3.1.10 Fridays and Fridays Flick(2004 - 2008)
- 3.1.11 Cartoon Network Theatre (2004 - ?)
- 3.1.12 Eyeballs 2 (2004)
- 3.1.13 Holidaze (2005)
- 3.1.14 Cartoon Network's Out of the Cage (2006)
- 3.1.15 Chunkiest Holiday Toons (2007)
- 3.1.16 120% Cartoon Network (2008)
- 3.1.17 The All New Show Show and It's Your Show Show(2008 - 2009)
- 3.1.18 Cartoon Network Neurology (2008)
- 3.1.19 Cartoon Network Popcorn (2008 - 2013)
- 3.1.20 Cartoon Network Iceblock (2008, 2009, 2010)
- 3.1.21 Big 5 at 5 (2009 - ?)
- 3.1.22 Cartoon Network Sunblock and Sunblock Summer (2009)
- 3.1.23 Har Har Harlidays (2010)
- 3.1.24 Good Morning Scooby (2011 - ?)
- 3.1.25 Pokémania 5
- 3.1.26 Happy 8 O'clock
- 3.1.27 Alien Network
- 3.1.28 Camp Kidney's Bean Scout Jamboree
- 3.1.29 Super Fun Saturdays
- 3.1.30 Laughternoons
- 3.1.31 Tiny TV
- 3.1.32 Toonami (2001 - 2006)
- 3.1.33 Adult Swim (2005 - 2007)
- 3.2 Boomerang
- 3.1 Former
- 4 Sister channels
- 5 Logos
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Cartoon Network started its broadcast in Australia in 1995 as the dual-channel TNT & Cartoon Network as part of the Foxtel cable TV launch, operating from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with Turner Classic Movies (formerly TNT) taking the remainder of the daily schedule. On 1 July 2001, Cartoon Network Australia became a separate 24-hour channel, with exclusive local feeds for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Darwin, etc. It originally aired only Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Yogi Bear, Top Cat, The Flintstones etc. The channel quickly started to develop though, airing for the first time MGM cartoons (Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and Spike and Tyke) on 1 January 1996, and (after Time Warner's purchase of Turner in 1996) Warner Bros. shows (Looney Tunes, and several other Looney Tunes related cartoons) on 1 January 1997. In Mid-1997, Cartoon Network started to air its first original shows (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dexter's Laboratory and The Moxy Show), however The Moxy Show was soon cancelled. On 22 August 1999, Cartoon Network introduced a new rebrand, introducing new bumpers, new shows and a new 'powerhouse' theme.
In April 2004, the channel was added to TransTV. In addition, Cartoon Network for a brief period would show segments of kids getting prizes during the holidays but this was axed from poor viewer response. Cartoon Network had, up until mid-2004, been tied with the Disney Channel as Australia's most popular family network. The removal of older programming from the network during this period led to a fall in average audience share during 2004 as fans of older cartoons moved to Boomerang. Cartoon Network had slipped to second spot among Australian family networks behind the Disney Channel.
In February 2008, Adult Swim relaunched on The Comedy Channel airing shows such as Robot Chicken and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. The network transitioned to a widescreen format presentation on 30 November 2010, ahead of a deadline by Foxtel to do so.
On February 7, 2017, Cartoon Network Australia announced an exclusive Video On-Demand content deal with streaming service - Stan. As part of the deal, episodes from some shows such as Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls will premiere on Stan at the same time as the Cartoon Network Australia channel.
Current original programming
- Adventure Time
- The Amazing World of Gumball
- Ben 10 (2016 series)
- Mighty Magiswords (full series)
- The Powerpuff Girls (2016 series)
- Regular Show
- Steven Universe
- We Bare Bears
- Uncle Grandpa
- George of the Jungle
- Justice League Action
- Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- Lego Nexo Knights
- Oggy and the Cockroaches
- Teen Titans Go!
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise
- Xiaolin Chronicles
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- Johnny Test
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
- Total Drama All-Stars
- Wakfu (Somebody fix this, I can't remember the premiere date; put it in the acquired section please)
- Angelo Rules
- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Atomic Betty
- Baby Looney Tunes
- Bakugan Battle Brawlers
- Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
- The Batman
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Ben 10 (original series)
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Beyblade G Revolution
- Beyblade: Metal Fusion
- Beyblade: Metal Masters
- Beyblade: Metal Fury
- Blue Dragon
- Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
- The Brak Show
- Camp Lazlo
- Class of 3000
- Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
- Code Lyoko
- Codename: Kids Next Door
- Cow and Chicken
- The Cramp Twins
- Deltora Quest
- Dexter's Laboratory
- Di-Gata Defenders
- Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball Z
- Dragon Ball Z Kai (uncut version)
- Dragons: Riders of Berk (Now on Boomerang)
- The Dukes of Broxstonia
- Ed, Edd n' Eddy
- Evil Con Carne
- Exchange Student Zero
- Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes
- The Flintstones
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
- The Garfield Show (Now on Boomerang)
- Generator Rex
- The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
- Hero: 108
- Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
- Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
- I Am Weasel
- Iggy Arbuckle
- Jacob Two-Two (TV series)
- The Jetsons
- Jimmy Two-Shoes
- Johnny Bravo
- Krypto the Superdog
- League of Super Evil
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
- Lili's Island
- Lola and Virginia
- Looney Tunes (Now on Boomerang)
- The Looney Tunes Show (Now on Boomerang)
- The Mask
- Matt's Monsters
- Mega Man NT Warrior
- Megas XLR
- Merlin the Magical Puppy
- Mike, Lu & Og
- Mix Master
- Monster by Mistake
- Mucha Lucha
- My Gym Partner's a Monkey
- Naruto Shippuden (Season 1 only, Uncut)
- Out of Jimmy's Head
- Ozzy and Drix
- Pet Alien
- Pokémon (Season 1–17, 18 repeats)
- Pokémon Chronicles
- Pokémon: Indigo League
- Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
- Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
- Pokémon: Johto League Champions
- Pokémon: Master Quest
- Pokémon: Advanced
- Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
- Pokémon: Advanced Battle
- Pokémon: Battle Frontier
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors
- Pokémon: Black & White
- Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies
- Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova
- Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond
- Pokémon The Series XY
- The Powerpuff Girls (the original 1998 series, Now on Boomerang)
- Samurai Jack (Now on The Comedy Channel)
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
- Sealab 2021
- Sheep in the Big City
- Skunk Fu!
- Sonic Boom (Now on Boomerang)
- Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
- Speed Racer: The Next Generation
- Squirrel Boy
- Static Shock
- Stickin' Around
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Originally on Fox8)
- Time Squad
- Tom and Jerry
- The Tom and Jerry Show (Now on Boomerang)
- Total Drama Island
- Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
- Transformers Energon
- Tricky TV
- Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?
- What's New, Scooby-Doo? (Now on Boomerang)
- Winx Club
- Xiaolin Showdown
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays (2001 - 2004)
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays originally began in 2001 as a two-and-a-half hour-long block from 6:30PM to 9:00PM centred around the Cartoon Cartoon family of CN cartoons. Every week between 2001 and 2003 it would be hosted by a different CC character, and would be composed of three segments - a random assortment of Cartoon Cartoon cartoons; .Com Pick, where the show to be aired was voted for on CN's website; and Premiere Premiere, where a new episode of a Cartoon Cartoon cartoon was shown. From 2003 until February 2004 Cartoon Cartoon Fridays' runtime was cut down to one-and-a-half hours from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, wherein each segment had a runtime of 30 minutes, and the random assortment of cartoons was replaced with a feature cartoon. After this the block was discontinued, its timeslot replaced by Megatoon Movie until later in May when Fridays was introduced to take its place.
Acme Hour (2001 - 2003)
Acme Hour was a Cartoon Network programming block that started in March, 2001. It was an hour-long compilation of Tom & Jerry, Popeye and Looney Tunes cartoon shorts. The block's schedule remained unchanged before coming to an end in May, 2003. It aired weekdays from 2pm - 3pm and held that timeslot for three years.
Cartoon Network After Dark (2001 - 2002)
Cartoon Network After Dark was a programming block which started on Cartoon Network in August 2001, and lasted up until March 2002. It kept the same timeslot for the 7 months it went to air, 9pm - 12am weekdays. The name 'Cartoon Network After Dark' was shortened to just 'After Dark' in December 2001.
Cartoon Cartoons Summer (2001)
Cartoon Network's Cool Pool Party (2002)
Eyeballs A Go-Go (2003)
During 2004, in every Zodiac period a character was assigned to that period and for the duration of the block which would air Fridays at 6:30PM the corresponding show was aired. For example, Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy was a Sagittarius, and Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls was an Aries.
Megatoon Movies (2004)
Megatoon Movies was Cartoon Network Australia's first dedicated movie block, running for only approximately 3 months from February to May 2004 before being replaced by Fridays in its timeslot and Cartoon Network Theatre in its function. Megatoon Movies would showcase movies ranging from Cartoon Network originals to other animated films.
Miguzi (2004 - 2006)
The latest the Wayback Machine has recorded Miguzi on the CNA website has been June 13 2006.
Fridays and Fridays Flick(2004 - 2008)
Initially, Fridays' programming was not too dissimilar with the preceding Cartoon Cartoon Fridays: it ran from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, and the segments followed: .Com Pick; Fridays Premiere (the same as Premiere Premiere); and an episode of a Cartoon Cartoon cartoon. This changed however in 2005 when Fridays was moved into the 4:00PM - 6:00PM timeslot, and replaced its final segment with Double Play, which played double episodes back-to-back of a Cartoon Network cartoon (not just Cartoon Cartoon cartoons). Fridays Flick was aired on an unknown timeslot and served as the successor to Cartoon Network Theatre. It was discontinued in February 2008 to make way for the All New Show Show, and with the format change on August 31st 2008 to the New Wave era, Fridays Flick was discontinued in favour of Cartoon Network Popcorn.
Cartoon Network Theatre (2004 - ?)
The successor to Megatoon Movies. It was discontinued at an unknown date in favour of Fridays Flick.
Eyeballs 2 (2004)
Cartoon Network's Out of the Cage (2006)
Chunkiest Holiday Toons (2007)
120% Cartoon Network (2008)
A 2-hour long block for cartoons without advertisements from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Previously one cartoon per block was aired during each airing, however it was later adapted to air 6 episodes. On Foxtel each episode was lumped into the same 120% CN TV listing.
The All New Show Show and It's Your Show Show(2008 - 2009)
The All New Show Show was a block that was hosted by Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Every Monday night from 5:00PM to 6:00PM Bloo would showcase a new episode of a show chosen every few weeks. It's Your Show Show would take up the first half-hour of the block, and served as the successor to Fridays' .Com Pick segment where the show to be played during that block was voted for on the CN website. The All New Show Show would take up the latter half of the block. The block was axed in August 2009, possibly due to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' final episode, "Goodbye to Bloo" being aired 3 months prior. The timeslot was filled in by Big 5 at 5.
Cartoon Network Neurology (2008)
A short-lived morning cartoon block from May 2008 that played weekday mornings from 7:00AM.
Cartoon Network Popcorn (2008 - 2013)
Cartoon Network Popcorn originally aired every Friday at 6:00 PM, and encored on Saturdays at 10:30PM and 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 12:30 PM. CNP showcased movies ranging from Cartoon Network originals to other animated films. With the rebranding to the It's a Fun Thing! era on October 1st 2011 Cartoon Network Popcorn as a block was discontinued before being revived in 2012 and again in 2013 as Carton Network Popcorn Cinema, where CN offered airings of cartoons such as Adventure Time, Regular Show and Gumball at certain Hoyts, Village, and Event Cinemas locations. The cartoons were distributed by Fourth Wall Distribution during CNPC's lifespan.
Cartoon Network Iceblock (2008, 2009, 2010)
June 2008, 2009, 2010
Big 5 at 5 (2009 - ?)
Big 5 at 5 replaced The All New Show Show with an alternate airing schedule. Rather than air one cartoon's new episode every week, each weekday at 5pm showed a new episode based on the weekday it aired on. Mondays aired Chowder; Tuesdays aired Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Wednesdays aired Bakugan Battle Brawlers; Thurdays aired The Secret Saturdays; and Fridays aired Johnny Test.
Cartoon Network Sunblock and Sunblock Summer (2009)
December 2009 A summer-exclusive block that would run for 7 hours.
Har Har Harlidays (2010)
A block that played during the summer holidays of 2010 (December - January).
Good Morning Scooby (2011 - ?)
A Saturday morning cartoon block hosted by characters Scoody Doo and Shaggy from What's New, Scooby Doo?
Happy 8 O'clock
A temporary rebranding of Cartoon Network every Saturday where back-to-back episodes of Ben 10 and related spin-off series would play.
Camp Kidney's Bean Scout Jamboree
A weekend-long block dedicated to Camp Lazlo.
Super Fun Saturdays
A Saturday morning block dedicated to original CN programming.
List of Programs
- Adventure Time
- Amazing World of Gumball
- Ben 10
- George of the Jungle (2007 TV series)
- The Grossery Gang
- Johnny Test
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Regular Show
- Steven Universe
- Teen Titans Go!
- Uncle Grandpa
- We Bare Bears
A mini-block dedicated to cartoons for smaller children, similar to Nick Jr.
List of previous programs
- Dragon Tales
- Fantastic Max
- Gordon the Garden Gnome
- Little Red Tractor
- Postman Pat
- The Secret World of Benjamin Bear
Toonami (2001 - 2006)
Toonami was started on 7 July 2001 as an anime-dedicated programming block. It was axed on 4 August 2006.
Toonami was launched on Cartoon Network Australia on 7 July 2001 as an outlet for action animation. Most of its lineup consisted of anime, including already popular shows such as Dragon Ball Z, as well as the Australian premiere of Cardcaptors and exclusives such as Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and YuYu Hakusho. Occasionally it also broadcast action cartoons from the United States such as Batman Beyond.
On its launch, Toonami broadcast on Saturday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Each day's programming was repeated in the Toonami "Late Run" from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am. Toonami soon expanded to weekdays, and for a number of years could be seen seven days a week. Although time-slots varied, the main Toonami block remained on weekday afternoons; in 2005 it was airing weeknights from 6.00pm, with mini-marathons playing on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
On 4 August 2006, Toonami was dropped from the Cartoon Network schedule. Former Toonami programming, and new programming that would have previously gone to Toonami is now spread out across the network's other time-slots.
Adult Swim (2005 - 2007)
A time block suited for mature audience, targeting adults at least 17 years old and above. The anime block aired from Monday to Thursday and started at 10:00pm and ended at 12:00am. The comedy block aired on Fridays and Saturdays and started at 10:30 pm and ended at 12:00 am with an encore till 1:30. Before the block was ceased Squidbillies also premiered with a special disclaimer about the content, as did most of the anime.
Prior to its removal for strategic reasons, the Australian feed was one in the Asia-Pacific region to have this block. This block is currently shown on The Comedy Channel with Harvey Birdman and Aqua Teen Hunger Force as well as the premiere of Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. Most of the anime that previously aired on Adult Swim now air on the Sci Fi Channel with its own anime block.
In June 2016, The Nine Network and Turner Broadcasting System signed a 2-year deal to broadcast Adult Swim programs on 9Go! every Sunday night, with repeats the following Saturday night. Starting September 1, 2016, Rick and Morty aired on Thursday nights, separate to the regular Adult Swim block.
Madman Entertainment has also been releasing Adult Swim DVD in region 4 starting with Aqua Teen, Harvey Birdman and Robot Chicken in 2007. It has since released most volumes of every series that has a DVD, including future releases.
Prior becoming a standalone channel in March 2004, Boomerang was its own block dedicated to older Hanna Barbara cartoons.
As mentioned previously, Cartoon Network's sister TV channel Boomerang was originally a Cartoon Network block for the lesser-known Hanna-Barbera classic cartoons that didn't already have regular half-hour slots. It began in April 2001 as a morning block airing at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, but in August 2001 also aired as an hour-long mini-block in Cartoon Network After Dark. The shows on Boomerang changed randomly every week, for both the morning and the evening block. The Boomerang blocks had bumpers which featured children's toys of characters in Hanna-Barbera cartoons coming to life, identical to the Boomerang bumpers used in the United States. These bumpers were sometimes also used on the TV channel. The evening block last aired in March 2002, and the morning block last aired in September 2004. However late-night airings of Boomerang on Cartoon Network continued until early 2005, when the Boomerang channel received a face-lift. In late 2012, it received the looks of Boomerang (UK & Ireland)
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