Cartoon Network Studios

American animation studio

Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio owned by the Warner Bros. Television Studios division of Warner Bros., a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery. The studio is the production arm of Cartoon Network, and started operating on October 21, 1994 as a division of Hanna-Barbera until the latter absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation in 2001.

Cartoon Network Studios
Subsidiary
IndustryAnimation
Film Production
Television production
Genre
PredecessorHanna-Barbera (1957–2001)
FoundedOctober 21, 1994; 27 years ago (1994-10-21)
Headquarters300 N 3rd St.,
Key people
  • Lave Dennis
  • Sam Register (President)
  • Ed Adams (EVP/GM)
  • Kelly Crews (VP, production)
  • Lauren Martinez (VP, series)
ProductsTelevision shows, feature films
Parent
DivisionsAlive and Kicking, Inc.
Rent Now Productions
Factual Productions
Websitecartoonnetworkstudios.com

Located in Burbank, California, the studio primarily produces and develops animated programs and shorts for Cartoon Network and later Cartoonito. In the 2010s and beyond, their programs began to expand into their sister companies Adult Swim and HBO Max. So far, the company has only produced one theatrically released film, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, distributed by its sister company, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actual animation service for their productions is done overseas, mainly in South Korea at Digital eMation, Saerom Animation, Rough Draft Korea, and Sunmin Image Pictures, with pre-production and post-production being United States-based.

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

Title Year(s) Creator(s)/
Developer(s)
Co-production(s) Network Notes
1990s
What a Cartoon! 1996–97 Fred Seibert Cartoon Network Also known as World Premiere Toons, The What-A-Cartoon! Show, and The Cartoon Cartoon Show.
Dexter's Laboratory 1996–97 Genndy Tartakovsky Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts "Dexter's Laboratory" and "The Big Sister". Seasons 1, 3, and 4. Season 2 is the only season to not be produced by the studio.
2001–03
2000s
Johnny Bravo 2000–04 Van Partible Cartoon Network Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts "Johnny Bravo", "Jungle Boy in 'Mr. Monkeyman'", and "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women". Seasons 3 and 4 only.
The Powerpuff Girls 2002–05 Craig McCracken Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and "Crime 101". Seasons 4 to 6 only.
Time Squad 2001–03 Dave Wasson
Samurai Jack 2001–04 Genndy Tartakovsky
2017 Williams Street Adult Swim
Grim & Evil 2001–03 Maxwell Atoms Cartoon Network Spin-off of the Cartoon Cartoon short "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: 'Meet the Reaper'", which was produced by Hanna-Barbera and won the first Big Pick Show marathon.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law[A] 2002–03 Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Allied Art & Science (season 1, episodes 3 and 4 only) Adult Swim Season 1, episodes 3–9 only.
Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? Greg Miller
Mike Stern
Cartoon Network Spin-off of the Cartoon Cartoon short "Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?" which was produced by Hanna-Barbera and aired as part of the Big Pick Show marathon.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2003–08 Maxwell Atoms Both spin-offs of Grim & Evil.
Evil Con Carne 2003–04
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003–05 Genndy Tartakovsky Lucasfilm Ltd. Rights now owned by Disney Platform Distribution
Megas XLR 2004–05 Jody Schaeffer
George Krstic
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 2004–09 Craig McCracken
Lauren Faust
Mike Moon
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2004–06 Sam Register
Shakeh Hagnazarian
Renegade Animation Based on the pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi, known as the composers of Teen Titans' theme song.
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee 2005–07 Judd Winick
Camp Lazlo 2005–08 Joe Murray Joe Murray Productions
My Gym Partner's a Monkey 2005 (sneak peek)
2006–08
Julie McNally Cahill
Timothy Cahill
First airing during Cartoon Network's Sneak Peek Week by the end of 2005 before officially premiering in 2006.
Ben 10 Man of Action
Squirrel Boy 2006–07 Everett Peck
Class of 3000 2006–08 André Benjamin
Thomas W. Lynch
Patric M. Verrone
Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
Out of Jimmy's Head 2007–08 Tim McKeon
Adam Pava
Brookwell McNamara Entertainment Only live-action/animated series from Cartoon Network Studios. Based on the only film of this genre from the channel called Re-Animated.
Chowder 2007–10 C. H. Greenblatt
Transformers: Animated 2007–09 Sam Register
Derrick J. Wyatt
Matt Youngberg
Hasbro Entertainment Rights now owned by Hasbro
Ben 10: Alien Force 2008–10 Man of Action Sequel to Ben 10.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Thurop Van Orman
2010s
Adventure Time 2010–18 Pendleton Ward Frederator Studios Cartoon Network Based on "Adventure Time", a short that was aired as part of Nicktoons' Random! Cartoons.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien 2010–12 Man of Action Sequel to Ben 10: Alien Force.
Generator Rex 2010–13 First Cartoon Network original series based on a comic.
The Cartoonstitute 2010 Rob Sorcher Cartoon Network Video
Regular Show 2010–17 J. G. Quintel Cartoon Network
Tower Prep 2010 Paul Dini Dolphin Entertainment First live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Sym-Bionic Titan 2010–11 Genndy Tartakovsky
Bryan Andrews
Paul Rudish
Orphanage Animation Studios
Robotomy Michael Buckley
Joe Deasy
World Leaders Entertainment
The Problem Solverz 2011–13 Ben Jones Mirari Films Cartoon Network (eps. 1-18)
Netflix (eps. 19-26)[a]
Originally intended to air on Adult Swim as Neon Knome, it was later picked up by Cartoon Network as The Problem Solverz.
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome 2011–12 Pete Browngardt Cartoon Network (eps. 1-18)
iTunes (eps. 19-26)[b]
Based on characters from the short, Uncle Grandpa.
Level Up 2012–13 Derek Guiley
David Schneiderman
D and D Productions Cartoon Network Second live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Ben 10: Omniverse 2012–14 Man of Action Sequel to Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
Incredible Crew 2013 Nick Cannon N'Credible Entertainment
Cake Entertainment
(distribution)
Third live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Uncle Grandpa 2013–17 Pete Browngardt
Steven Universe 2013–19 Rebecca Sugar
Clarence 2014–18 Skyler Page
Black Dynamite[A] 2014–15 Carl Jones Ars Nova
N-BOMB SQUAD
Williams Street
Adult Swim Season 2 only.
Over the Garden Wall 2014 Patrick McHale Cartoon Network First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.
We Bare Bears 2015–19 Daniel Chong
Long Live the Royals 2015 Sean Szeles Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.
The Powerpuff Girls 2016–19 Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.
Mighty Magiswords Kyle Carrozza First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a web series.
Ben 10 2017–21 Man of Action Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series.
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes 2017–19 Ian Jones-Quartey Second Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a web series.
Apple & Onion 2018–21 George Gendi
Craig of the Creek 2018–present Matt Burnett
Ben Levin
Summer Camp Island 2018–19 Julia Pott
2020–present HBO Max
Victor and Valentino 2019–present Diego Molano Cartoon Network
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart 2019–20 Parker Simmons Titmouse, Inc.
Infinity Train 2019–20 Owen Dennis
2020–21 HBO Max
Primal[A] 2019–present Genndy Tartakovsky Williams Street Adult Swim First Cartoon Network Studios series entirely produced and aired on Adult Swim.
Steven Universe Future 2019–20 Rebecca Sugar Cartoon Network Sequel to Steven Universe.[1]
2020s
JJ Villard's Fairy Tales[A] 2020 J.J. Villard Villard Film
Williams Street
Adult Swim Second Cartoon Network Studios series to be entirely produced and aired on Adult Swim.[2]
Adventure Time: Distant Lands 2020–21 Pendleton Ward
Adam Muto
Frederator Studios HBO Max First Cartoon Network Studios series produced for HBO Max.[3]
Close Enough[A] 2020–22 J. G. Quintel
Sean Szeles
Matt Price
Calvin Wong
HBO Max
TBS
Released on HBO Max. It later aired on TBS.[4][5][6]
Tig n' Seek 2020–present Myke Chilian HBO Max
Cartoon Network
Both released on HBO Max. They later aired on Cartoon Network.[7][8][9][10]
The Fungies! 2020–21 Stephen P. Neary
We Baby Bears 2022–present Manny Hernandez Cartoon Network Spin-off of We Bare Bears.[11][12]
Upcoming
Unicorn: Warriors Eternal[13][14] 2022[15] Genndy Tartakovsky HBO Max
Cartoon Network
[16]
Jessica's Big Little World[17] 2023 Matt Burnett
Ben Levin
Tiffany Ford
HBO Max
Cartoonito
Spin-off of Craig of the Creek. First preschool animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. First Cartoon Network Studios series for Cartoonito.[18]
Gross Girls[19][16] TBA Daniela Hamilton
Scott Yacyshyn
Cartoon Network
Battu Matthew A. Cherry
Chaz Bottoms
[20]
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Adam Muto Frederator Studios HBO Max Spin-off of Adventure Time.[21]
Invincible Fight Girl Juston Gordon-Montgomery HBO Max
Cartoon Network
[22]
  1. Season 2 of The Problem Solverz was produced for air on Cartoon Network, but the channel opted not to air it. Streaming rights were later leased to Netflix, who got to premiere season 2.
  2. The final eight episodes were produced for air on Cartoon Network, but the channel opted not to air them. The episodes eventually made their debut on the iTunes Store.

Other WebsitesEdit

Official website  

ReferencesEdit

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