The children of the 90s were rather distressed after news of Cartoon Network’s merger with Warner Bros. went viral. While many believed that this meant the end of their childhood and CN would no longer exist, the channel decided to comfort them with a statement that read: “We’re dead, we’re just 30.”
They added: “To our fans: We are not going anywhere. We have been and always will be your home for beloved, innovative cartoons. More coming soon!” Cartoon Network has given many gems over the years, such as Tom And Jerry, Scooby Doo, Loony Tunes, Power Puff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and the Flintstones.
According to a report in ABC News, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has announced that about two percent of its workforce of 125 scripted, unscripted and animated positions has been laid off. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Television CEO Channing Dungey said that the merger between Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. could have more effects than their original plan.
Many were relieved after CN’s latest update and hoped that the channel would keep the old cartoons for the current generation. “Can you please keep the old shows kids need to experience classic Cartoon Network many times,” wrote one. Another mentioned that the channel will also have to keep up with the times, writing: “Of course they keep the old shows, but the newer shows that are made for CN are not made for our generation and that’s fine. Let’s let kids be kids without forcing them to watch our favorite classic shows because of tradition.”
Cartoon Network was founded on October 1, 1992 and is one of the oldest cartoon channels in existence. While many of the old shows were remade with new animation that was the subject of much debate, many other cartoons began to rise in popularity, leaving others behind.