Celebrates 10th Birthday
Cartoon Network is 10 years old on September 17th celebrating an unbroken record as the UK’s number one commercial channel for 4-9 year old kids*.
Cartoon Network was launched with the world’s largest cartoon library at its foundation with over 10,000 cartoons from Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna Barbera.
The company committed an average of $100 million a year to creating new cartoons in its own studios in addition to its European co-productions and has created global hits including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory and The Cramp Twins.
In ten years at number one Cartoon Network has also added multi-award winning websites, a games channel on digital satellite and cable, games on mobiles and its best selling comic.
Its Cartoon Network Enterprises group is responsible for Licensing and Merchandising, Video and DVD, Publishing, Music, Theme Parks and live events. A current Enterprises project is the hugely popular Powerpuff Girls clothing range in Top Shop and Selfridges.
The 10th anniversary happily coincides with a new arrival to the Turner family – boy’s channel Toonami joins Cartoon Network and Boomerang on the roster, consolidating their pole position by delivering more kids (4-15) ratings than any other family of channels on digital cable, satellite or terrestrial television.