Cartoon Network Studios
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.
|Founded||October 21, 1994|
|Headquarters||300 N 3rd St., |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Products||Television shows, feature films|
|Divisions||Alive and Kicking, Inc.|
Rent Now Productions
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.
|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.|
|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
|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
|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
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||2004–09||Craig McCracken
|Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||2004–06||Sam Register
|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)
|Julie McNally 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
Tom Lynch Company
|Big Venezuela Idols!||2006-12||Miguel Puga||Sunshine Brands||Only Cartoon Network original series that was originated in Venezuela|
|Out of Jimmy's Head||2007–08||Tim McKeon
|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
|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|
|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
|Orphanage Animation Studios|
|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
|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
|Third live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2013–17||Pete Browngardt|
|Steven Universe||2013–19||Rebecca Sugar|
|Black Dynamite[A]||2014–15||Carl Jones||Ars Nova
|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
|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
|Summer Camp Island||2018–present||Julia Pott|
|Victor and Valentino||2019–22||Diego Molano||Cartoon Network|
|Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart||2019–20||Parker Simmons||Titmouse, Inc.|
|Infinity Train||2019–20||Owen Dennis|
|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||Third Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
Sequel to Steven Universe.
|JJ Villard's Fairy Tales[A]||2020||J.J. Villard||Villard Film
|Adult Swim||Second Cartoon Network Studios series to be entirely produced and aired on Adult Swim.|
|Adventure Time: Distant Lands||2020–21||Pendleton Ward
|Frederator Studios||HBO Max||First Cartoon Network Studios series produced for HBO Max.|
|Close Enough[A]||2020–22||J. G. Quintel
|Released on HBO Max. It later aired on TBS.|
|Tig n' Seek||Myke Chilian||HBO Max
|Both released on HBO Max. They later aired on Cartoon Network.|
|The Fungies!||2020–21||Stephen P. Neary|
|We Baby Bears||2022–present||Manny Hernandez||Cartoon Network||Spin-off of We Bare Bears.|
|Unicorn: Warriors Eternal||2022||Genndy Tartakovsky||HBO Max
|Fourth Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original miniseries.|
|Jessica's Big Little World||2023||Matt Burnett
|Cartoonito||Spin-off of Craig of the Creek. First preschool animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. First Cartoon Network Studios series for Cartoonito.|
|Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake||Adam Muto||Frederator Studios||HBO Max||Spin-off of Adventure Time.|
|Invincible Fight Girl||Juston Gordon-Montgomery||HBO Max
|Gross Girls||Daniela Hamilton
|Battu||Matthew A. Cherry
|Through The Unbearable Woods||The Houghton Brothers||Nelvana||Based on various fairytales|
|Acceptable Mountain||Nicole Dubuc||Also will be released as a Hulu original series|
- 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.
- 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.
- "Steven Universe gets a new title and opening sequence for final season".[permanent dead link]
- "Jj Villard on Instagram: "COMING TO @ADULTSWIM IN 2020‼️ MY NEW CARTOON: "JJ Villard's Fairy Tales" FUCK YES‼️"". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 26, 2021.
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- "TBS Greenlights New Animated Series CLOSE ENOUGH from J.G. Quintel". Broadway World. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- "TBS and TNT Launch Front Row a Limited Commercial Interruption Programming Destination".
- "Close Enough Timeslots". Zap2it. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
- "Cartoon Network Unveils Adventure Comedies 'Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart' And 'Tig N' Seek'". May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
- Cartoon Network [@cartoonnetwork] (October 29, 2019). "Tig N' Seek, a new series from Cartoon Network Studios, will premiere in the U.S. as a Max Original on @hbomax! #CartoonNetwork #HBOMax #MaxOriginal #TigNSeek t.co/puXAwKz5ML" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 29, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2021 – via Twitter.
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- Cartoon Network [@cartoonnetwork] (October 29, 2019). "Explore prehistoric earth with Seth and the rest of the colorful inhabitants of Fungietown in The Fungies – a Max Original from Cartoon Network Studios premiering in the U.S. on @hbomax! #CartoonNetwork #HBOMax #MaxOriginal #TheFungies t.co/4q7lzqmYPh" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 29, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Radulovic, Petrana (2020-10-06). "The Bare Bears are now Baby Bears in We Bare Bears spinoff We Baby Bears". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
- Hipes, Patrick (2019-05-30). "'We Bare Bears' Getting TV Movie Treatment, Potential Spinoff at Cartoon Network". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
- Littleton, Cynthia (2020-10-28). "Warner Bros. Takes Over HBO Max Kids and Family Programming (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
- Taylor, Drew (2020-10-28). "Genndy Tartakovsky's New Animated Series 'Unicorn: Warriors Eternal' Headed to Cartoon Network, HBO Max". Collider. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
- "Keynote: WarnerMedia's Tom Ascheim". WorldScreen Festivals. June 8, 2021.
- "WarnerMedia Expands Kids & Family Offerings on Cartoon Network and HBO Max Under New Tagline Redraw Your World" (Press release). WarnerMedia. February 17, 2021. Archived from the original on February 17, 2021. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
- Del Rosario, Alexandra (2022-01-19). "'Craig Of The Creek' Renewed For Season 5, WarnerMedia Kids & Family Greenlights Spinoff Series & Original Movie". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
- Milligan, Mercedes (2021-02-17). "WarnerMedia Upfronts: Cartoonito Launches on HBO Max with 20 Series". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
- Hibberd, James (August 17, 2021). "'Adventure Time' Spin-Off Series 'Fionna and Cake' Ordered by HBO Max". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
- Tuchow, Ryan (May 6, 2022). "HBO Max & Cartoon Network Greenlight Two Original Projects". kidscreen. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
- Hayes, Dade (2021-02-17). "WarnerMedia Unveils Ambitious Preschool And Kids Blocks On HBO Max, Cartoon Network; Preschool Slate To Reach 50 Originals By 2023". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
- White, Peter (2021-07-14). "Matthew A. Cherry & Chaz Bottoms Developing Animated Musical Series 'Battu' For Cartoon Network Studios". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-07-15.