Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

Cartoon Network USA 25th Anniversary Video

This Sunday (1st October), Cartoon Network will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The channel first launched in the United States on 1st October 1992 and it was the first 24-hour network that’s purely dedicated to animation. At first, it was just an animation archive channel (but with the largest cartoon library in the world), but by the end of the 1990’s it grew into the animation powerhouse we know to day. Even to this day it’s still expanding worldwide, with new animated (and animation related live action) programming recently made in several countries including the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Denmark, India, South Korea, Australia, Philippines and Mexico, channel launches in several countries and new languages and the further expansion of digital services including live streaming and video on-demand.

Yesterday (28/09/2017), Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner uploaded an amazing animated short video onto YouTube featuring a plethora of the channel’s most recognisable characters over the past 25 years all tightly squeezed into a small box, then they all break free to form Cartoon Network’s 25th anniversary logo. The characters in the special short video include: Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Amethyst from Steven Universe, Mordecai, Rigby and Pops from Regular Show, Pizza Steve from Uncle Grandpa, Gumball and Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball, Jake from Adventure Time, K.O. from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Starfire from Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go!, Bubbie from The Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack, Johnny Bravo, Grey Matter from Ben 10 also the Omnitrix, Lazlo from Camp Lazlo, Plank from Ed, Edd n Eddy, a Zombie Pumpkin Magisword from Mighty Magiswords, Chowder and Shnitzel from Chowder, Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear from We Bare Bears, Clarence and finally, Bloo from Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends.

Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Mural In Rome, Italy

Cartoon Network Mural Rome Italy

Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Mural In Rome, Italy

To celebrate Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary on 1st October, a special Cartoon Network mural has been painted all over Turner Italy’s headquarters located in central Rome. Street artists omino71 and Mr.Klevra took on the challenge to cover the building with some of the channel’s most famous cartoon characters throughout its twenty-five year history while also spoofing one of the city’s* most famous art pieces – Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam.

The mural features characters from Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Cow and Chicken, Courage The Cowardly Dog, We Bare Bears, Regular Show, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, The Amazing World of Gumball, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and many more. Staying in with the creation theme, portraits of William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Tex Avery can be seen in God’s arm and Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote can be seen on Adam’s arm, a reference to the creative origins of the channel which also includes the history of Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation. The mural can be seen at Turner Italy’s headquarters at 18-20 via dei Magazzini Generali located in the Ostiense Quarter.

* Technically it’s in the Sistine Chapel in the enclave of Vatican City which is surrounded by central Rome, from a tourist’s point-of-view and in an unofficial sense its classed as part of the city.

Cartoon Network 25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity Exhibit Opens September

Cartoon Network 25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity Exhibit Opens September

Cartoon Network 25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity Exhibit Opens September

On 1st October 2017, Cartoon Network USA will reach a significant milestone in the history of art, pop culture and broadcasting, on this date, the world’s first television channel that’s 100% devoted to cartoons will celebrate its 25th Anniversary and The Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles will be running a free public exhibition to celebrate the channel’s history and the much beloved animated shows it has produced.

The special exhibition will be open from 16th September until 8th October at The Paley Center for Media in New York and will be open Wednesdays to Sundays 12pm to 6pm, open Thursday nights until 8pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For Cartoon Network fans on the west coast of the United States, there will also be an exhibition at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles from 14th October to 19th November.

During the exhibition – Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity, visitors will experience the cartoon creation process from sketches all the way to the screen with an in-depth look at one of Cartoon Network’s biggest hits in recent years – Steven Universe. At the exhibition, there will also be stop motion sets from Adventure Time, sculptures of The Powerpuff Girls and an exhibit for Cartoon Network Studios’ latest show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

Also on weekends throughout the duration of the exhibition (from Saturday 16th September to Sunday 8th October), there’s a one-hour screening of episodes from Cartoon Network’s animation library including Ben 10, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, and The Powerpuff Girls. In addition, there will also be a one-hour screening focusing entirely on Steven Universe, this includes episodes, behind-the-scenes clips, music videos and other special content.

On the first day of the exhibition – Saturday 16th September, The Paley Center in New York will be running an animation activity session for kids. The session will be an opportunity for kids to try out some simple animation techniques and it will be an insight on how some of their favourite animated shows are made. Children aged between 5 and 7 years old will learn about storyboarding, this will give kids the chance to draw their favourite characters and to use their creativity and imagination to draw a storyboard. Children aged between 8 and 15 years old will be given the opportunity to produce simple animations using Flip Books, Thaumatropes, and Phenakistoscopes.

Events and Screenings at the Cartoon Network: 25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity Exhibit At The Paley Center In New York

Free Drop-In Animation Activities for Kids

Saturday 16th September 2017, noon to 3.30pm

You be the animator! Through arts and crafts projects with the Paley Educators, children (ages 5-15) and families will have the opportunity to try out simple animation techniques and gain a better understanding of process behind some of their most beloved Cartoon Network programs.

Storyboarding (ages 5-7)

Using blank storyboard templates, children will be able to map out a scene of their own design. This activity will give children a chance to try their hand at drawing their favorite Cartoon Network characters and then using their creativity, imagination, and literacy skills to fill in the dialogue and action boxes for a complete scene.

Flip Books, Thaumatropes, and Phenakistoscopes (ages 8-15)

One of the best ways of understanding how animation comes to life is to do it yourself. Children will be given the opportunity to create their own simple animation toys like flip books, thaumatropes, and phenakistoscopes that show how small changes over multiple images make for exciting results!

Cartoon Network on the Big Screen

New York: Weekends, Saturday 16th September to Sunday 8th October 2017.
Los Angeles: Weekends, Saturday 14th October to Sunday 19th November 2017.

Starting at 12.15pm and 2.15pm.

Join us in the theater to enjoy a taste of the Cartoon Network programming that is featured in the exhibit.

Cartoon Network Sampler: One hour screening of episodes featured in our exhibit including Ben 10, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Steven Universe: One hour screening focusing on Steven Universe, including episodes, behind-the-scenes clips, music videos, other special Steven Universe content.