Cartoon Network IDs

From Audiovisual Identity Database



Background

Cartoon Network (often abbreviated as CN) is an American cable television channel owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. Founded by Ted Turner (who appointed Betty Cohen as the first president of the network), the channel was launched on October 1, 1992, and primarily broadcasts animated television series, mostly children's programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It currently operates from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on weekends. Cartoon Network primarily targets children 7–14, while its early morning Cartoonito block is aimed at preschoolers aged 2–6, and its overnight daypart block Adult Swim targets older teenagers and young adults, 18–34 (the latter is treated as a separate entity for promotional purposes and as a separate channel by Nielsen for ratings purposes). As of March 2021, Cartoon Network is available to approximately 94 million paid television households in the United States.

Checkerboard (October 1, 1992-1997)

Logo: See Variants.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: It depends on the variant.

Music/Sounds: It depends on the variant.

Availability: A majority of these variants are extinct. However, the "Rollercoaster" variant can be seen on A Flintstones Christmas Carol on VHS.


Starburst (also known as Mini) (1997-1998)

TBA.

Powerhouse (March 2, 1998-June 13, 2004)

Logo: Depending on the variant.

  • Hunting: In a forest environment, we see Daffy go to a sign that says "RABBIT SEASON", and he says what is on the sign, then Bugs walks up and rips the sign to see "DUCK SEASON", then he says what is on the sign, and the cycle repeats once. Then we see the 1992 logo, and the two look to the left to reveal Elmer, who smirks.
  • Cow and Chicken: We see Chicken in the bathtub. then Cow comes in and also jumps in the tub.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: TBA.
  • Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy: TBA.
  • Tom and Jerry: We see Tom and Jerry chasing each other and Tom breaks some plates.
  • Looney Tunes/Sylvester and Tweety: There's two, One, Tweety puts a fake version of himself on the floor and Sylvester eats it and his face blows up afterwards. Two, as pictured above, Sylvester tries to get Tweety with a fan on his back. but Tweety uses a screwdriver to stop him and Sylvester ends up dizzy.
  • TBA.

Technique: It depends on the variant.

Music/Sounds: A re-arranged version of the 1937 Raymond Scott composition "Powerhouse".

Availability: Extinct.


CN City (late 2003-June 13, 2004 [early variants]; June 14, 2004-May 31, 2007)

Logo: On a photorealistic CGI city (which also includes vehicles), see various CN characters (mostly in their original 2D forms) interacting with the city, or each other. The CN logo always appears in walls and signage in the end, or the corner.

Technique: Awesome mix of 2D animation and CGI. They were designed by Animal Logic, Ink Apache, Tricefalo Studio, and Awesome Incorporated.

Music/Sounds: It depends on the variant.

Availability: Extinct. Used to be common in Cartoon Network US. This was also used in:

  • Latin America/Brazil (January 1, 2005-August 6, 2010)
  • UK and Ireland (April 11, 2005-May 24, 2007)
  • Asia Pacific (October 1, 2005-December 5, 2008)
  • Australia and New Zealand (August 16, 2005-August 31, 2008)

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Yes! (April 3, 2006-May 31, 2007)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Extinct.

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Summer 2007 (June 4-September 13, 2007)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Extinct.

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Fall (September 14, 2007-July 13, 2008)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Extinct.

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Noods (July 14, 2008-May 28, 2010)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Trivia: In a bizarre departure from their typical business of manufacturing toys and collectibles (albeit the vinyl-like aesthetic of the IDs still gives their identity away), these were designed by KidRobot. The IDs were produced with Capacity Studios, who also composed the IDs' soundtracks.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Extinct.

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CHECK it (also known in Australia and New Zealand as It's a Fun Thing) (May 29, 2010-July 2016)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Trivia: These were designed by Brand New School.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: It depends on the ID, but all IDs use a new 4-note jingle that sort of sounds like the CBS jingle from 1992 to 2020.

Availability: Near extinction. It was seen on Cartoon Network programming from 2010-2016, but isn't used much anymore, though Cartoon Network's Canadian feed does still air some of these IDs.

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Dimensional/Mashup/Redraw Your World (May 30, 2016- )

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Current.


Pastel (2022-)

Logo: TBA.

Variants: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: Multiple remixes of the Cartoon Network jingle.

Availability: Current.

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