Cartoon Network (Latin America)
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|Launched||April 30, 1993|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Latin America|
480i (SDTV) (16:9)|
576i (SDTV) (16:9) (Argentinian feed)
1080i (HDTV) (16:9)
|Slogan||"Nuevo, nuevo" "Novo, novo"|
|Country||Latin America and the Caribbean|
Latin American Spanish|
English (available in SAP with translated continuity)
|Broadcast area||Latin America and The Caribbean|
Marietta St NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, United States|
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
|Website||Venezuela Mexico Argentina Brazil Colombia Generic|
|Dish México||Channel 307 (Mexican feed)|
|SKY México||Channel 315 (Mexican feed)|
|DirecTV Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago||Channel 304 (north feed)|
|MovistarTV Colombia||Channel 301 (Colombian feed)|
|SKY Brasil||Channel 60 (Brazilian feed)|
|Cablemas||Channel 24 (Mexican feed)|
|Flow Trinidad||Channel 37 / 200 (Caribbean feed)|
Cartoon Network Latin America (Spanish: Cartoon Network Latinoamérica) (Portuguese: Cartoon Network América Latina) is a satellite and cable television channel distributed by AT&T for the Latin American audience and the Caribbean. It is the Latin American version of original Cartoon Network television channel in the United States. It is divided into six feeds, all originating from its central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; four are in Spanish (Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile/Peru, Colombia/Venezuela), one is in Portuguese (Brazil), and another feed aimed at the Caribbean is only in English. The feeds have different schedules.
It primarily airs cartoons and animated programming, marketed towards children and teens. Operated in Argentina by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, it began broadcasting on April 30, 1993 as the first children-oriented cable channel available in the region. Argentina and Mexico had previously launched children's cable channels (The Big Channel and Cablín in Argentina and ZAZ in Mexico, all of which are now defunct), but they were only available in their respective countries. On January 1, 2017, Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil started using graphics from Cartoon Network USA's Dimensional rebrand package.
10 of the 15 most popular shows among children aged 6-to-10 years old were broadcast by Cartoon Network Latin America, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and I Am Weasel. Older franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes were also broadcast, as well as popular global anime franchises like Pokémon and newest original series such as the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe and The Powerpuff Girls reboot. Cartoon Network Latin America has also aired original productions and live-action series such as La CQ, the channel's first original Mexican live-action series which premiered in 2012. In 2014, the channel acquired Digimon Fusion and Power Rangers Megaforce in a partnership with Saban Brands, and both series premiered on the channel in May 2014.
Since 2007, the channel has offered different services.
Cartoon Network Mobile
All six feeds are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Mexico and Spanish-speaking USA feed
- Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay feed. Office is located in Argentina
- Colombia, Venezuela, Central America, Dominican Republic feed. Offices are located in Colombia and Venezuela.
- Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia feed. Offices are located in Chile.
- North/Caribbean feed which is only available in English. Offices are located in Jamaica.
- Brazilian feed which speaks Portuguese. Office is located in Brazil.
Cartoon Network Mexico is a feed derived from the channel available only in Mexico. This feed has the same programming that is being broadcast in all Latin America, but has a different schedule and shows distribution. It is currently the #1 pay-TV kids' channel.
The Mexican feed has held localized events such as "Copa Toon" (a children's soccer competition), "Carrera Cartoon", and the channel's 20th Anniversary Special broadcast in Mexico and the entire South American region, which was held in Mexico City. Its HD simulcast was launched in November 2014; it is only available on Axtel HD package.
The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.
Cartoon Network took part in the animation of the film Patoruzito and its sequel Patoruzito 2. Both were co-produced with Red Lojo Telefe productions, along with the production of the mini-series Patoruzito. In 2006, Cartoon Network launched a content bonus card, together with a multimedia web service called Monthly Cartoon, which sponsored a competition to work at Cartoon Network Studios as well as scholarships at universities for the arts. In Alto Palermo, there is a Toon Cup held once every 4 years. Its HD simulcast started broadcasting on 20 August 2014.
- Héroes: A block consisting of shows focused on heroes, including Pokémon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and Sonic Boom.
- JA JA JA: A block that airs several humorous shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa.
- Cartoon Pop: A block that airs Cartoon Network's classics, such as Johnny Bravo and The Powerpuff Girls. It airs every day at late evening. Formerly called "Cartoon Cartoons" until 2008.
- Cine Cartoon: A block that airs full-length movies, both animated and live-action. Airs every day at no specified time, with new movies premiering every Friday.
- Boomerang Club: Airs some shows present on their sister channel, Boomerang, like Masha and the Bear, Wabbit, and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Airs on weekday mornings.
- Cartoon Network +: A small segment that shows some shorts, as well as clips from several other shows, like MAD. It airs before commercials.
On December 2, 2002, Cartoon Network premiered Toonami block, replacing a similarly-themed block, Talisman. Toonami aired shows that were already on the lineup such as Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and Pokémon, and served as the home of Inuyasha. Over the years, Toonami added shows such as Yu Yu Hakusho and Saint Seiya, as well as the revamped versions of Cyborg 009 and Astro Boy. However, the block had to move to the late-night slots on CN Latin America, due to protests of violent scenes on the block. CN Mexico moved Toonami to midnight in October 2003, while the rest of Latin America moved the block in November 2004.
In 2005, Toonami had short-lived weekend schedules, which were later replaced by the premiere of Adult Swim in Latin America (October 7, 2005).
In March 2006, Toonami revamped its lineup to include more adult-oriented series, such as Love Hina, taking advantage of the schedule and the refusal of anime on Adult Swim, as well as to compete against anime channel Animax for new anime series. In June 2006, Toonami premiered anime movies in two monthly variations: Dragon Ball Theatricals (which had 17 different Dragon Ball movies), and Toonami Movies (general animated action movies).
In 2007, Cartoon Network cut Toonami completely. The movies were no longer aired. After its cancellation in Latin America on March 26, 2007, the block's programming gradually vanished. In January 2010, the block Animaction was created, showing on Wednesday evenings. This block broadcast both action programming and anime programming before it was removed in April 2011.
- "Cartoon Network Latin America And Brazil Rebrands And January 2017 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- "Digimon Fusion llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014" (in Spanish).
- "Power Rangers: Megaforce llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014".