Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools’ Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools' Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

Cartoon Network Australia Pranks Viewers On April Fools’ Day With Classic Cartoon Network Original Shows

For April Fools’ Day 2018 (1st April), Cartoon Network Australia (and also its sister Asian version Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) had a blast back to the past, by airing four classic shows from Cartoon Network’s library in a retro four-hour long block. The block aired from 12pm to 4pm (12.30pm to 4pm HKT on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) and featured episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Codename: Kids Next Door and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

Dexter’s Laboratory follows the life of boy-genius – Dexter. Dexter has a secret laboratory where he conducts experiments and builds machines that no-one can even ever imagine, but unfortunately his sister – Dee Dee always destroys his experiments which leads to mishaps and consequences. Dexter’s Laboratory fully premiered in 1996 after airing two successful pilot episodes which were developed as part of Cartoon Network’s/Hanna-Barbera’s World Premiere Toons/What A Cartoon animated pilots development programme.

Ed, Edd n Eddy is Cartoon Network’s longest running animated series and is about the three titular characters – Ed, Edd n Eddy, Eddy is always coming up with schemes to make money so his friends can buy jawbreakers, Edd (or “Double-D”) is the most intelligent but also the most socially-awkward out of the three and there’s Ed, he’s not very clever, but his good-naturedness and humour certainly makes up for his lack of intellect.

Codename: Kids Next Door is about a secret organisation hidden away in a treehouse headquarters ran by five young friends. Together and through the use of their contraptions, they stop adults from forcing things on them that they don’t particularly like or want to do.

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is about two children, one named Billy a dimwitted but carefree boy and the other is his friend Mandy, a cynical, manipulative and rude girl, they befriend the Grim Reaper after beating him at a limbo game to save Billy’s pet hamster, forcing Grim to an eternity of servitude and friendship. Together, the trio get involved in supernatural situations on a daily basis.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Public Relations Press Release: Cartoon Network Goes Retro For The Ultimate April Fools Stunt

SURPRISE! Don’t adjust that dial! We interrupt your regular programming of Teen Titans Go!, Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, even more Teen Titans Go! to bring you A BLAST FROM CARTOON NETWORKS PAST!

To celebrate April Fools, Cartoon Network will go back to the beginning, introducing a new generation of viewers to retro shows that were all the rage in 1996 – 2002! Get ready to be stunned by the antics featured in hit classics Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed Edd n Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Codename: Kids Next Door! Starting from 12pm-4pm on April 1, 2018, we are bringing back some of the best retro shows the channel has ever seen – but airing them now.

The line-up features shows that premiered between 1996 – 2002 and includes the below shows:

Dexter’s Laboratory – Dexter is a boy genius who has a secret laboratory. His intelligence makes him the brains of the family and he is one of the world’s greatest inventors, having created countless weird and amazing machines and experiments. He is always working on new inventions and creations every day, but his sister Dee Dee is always breaking into his lab and destroying his work making for disastrous consequences.

Ed, Edd n Eddy – Like any boys trying to survive their adolescence, Ed, Edd and Eddy are as clueless about girls as everything else. Eddy may not be the brains of the trio, but he’s the “idea guy,” always scheming and dragging his buddies along. Ed, Edd n Eddy go on summertime adventures involving part-time jobs, treehouses and of course, girls. Ed, Edd n Eddy is the longest running Cartoon Network Original series.

Codename: Kids Next Door – A mysterious treehouse hidden from adults is the headquarters for five friends known as Kids Next Door. These 10-year-olds take on adults to get out of going to the dentist or summer camp by using “2×4 Technology.” They build and design elaborate contraptions using anything they can get their hands on: bubble gum, old wood, and spare tires. Each kid has a specialty and works with the team to win silly battles with adults.

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy – Billy and Mandy are a mismatched pair of youngsters who befriend the Grim Reaper after winning a limbo contest against him. Since the Grim Reaper lost, he has to be their friend, and the three go on adventures together. Between school, family and visitors from the spirit world, Billy and Mandy sometimes need help to clean up the messes they get themselves into, and that’s where Hos Delgado comes in. Hos and the Grim Reaper are not friends, and with Mandy’s bossy nature and Billy’s curious attitude funny escapades ensue.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia April 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia April 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia April 2018 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Communications Press Release

Cartoon Network Australia April 2018 Highlights

Brand New Show

Unikitty!

Premieres Friday 27th April, airs Fridays at 4.30pm.

Transporting viewers to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out, this all-new animated series follows Unikitty, the beloved character from The LEGO® Movie, and a whole cast of friends into a world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties.

As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism – she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes,especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad.

Through it all, Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever.

New Episodes

Uncle Grandpa

New episodes air from Sunday 1st April, airs weekends at 9am.

Uncle Grandpa is a magical uncle and grandpa to everyone. He travels around the world in an RV on a mission to help everyone he meets!

In these brand new episodes we see Uncle Grandpa embark on hilarious adventures. Including when he tries to help a cat who is afraid of taking baths, and when the RV is mysteriously sent back and forth through time. We also discover that Pizza Steve isn’t who they thought he was.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

New episodes air from Saturday 7th April, airs weekends at 9.35am.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls, when sardines are still the driving force behind the blue-collar town’s booming economy. Flint Lockwood is a high school student who suffers from NFD: non-fish-related dreams. He strives to be a serious inventor in a world beyond sardines…and maybe one day have his inventions change the world instead of blowing up in his face.

Joining the cause is Sam Sparks—new girl in town and aspiring meteorologist. Flint and Sam come together for comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audio-visual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election with a pro-sardine platform (and bribes…lots of bribes).

New Miniseries

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Decoded

New episodes air from Saturday 7th April, airs on weekends at 10am.

In the aftermath of the battle with the Hands of Time, the Ninja take turns searching for Wu while Zane temporarily fills their missing master’s role as record keeper by downloading his memories into the Samurai X computer. When Zane is unable to logout, he discovers the source of the malfunction – a mysterious PUZZLE BOX.

Zane is trapped in his own mind, and the only way for the Ninja to free him is to solve a series of puzzles inspired by their lives, their vehicles, and their battles. The Ninja must complete their digital trip down memory lane before they lose Zane – and possibly all of Ninjago – forever.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia April 2018 Highlights

Boomerang Australia April 2018 Highlights

Movie Premiere

Barbie Dolphin Magic

Movie premieres Friday 13th April at 6.30pm

Join Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea as they go on an adventure to a tropical island where Ken is doing a marine biology internship. While snorkeling, they discover a young dolphin trapped in an enclosure—but this isn’t just any dolphin, it’s a beautiful bright green Gemstone Dolphin! Barbie then meets a mysterious friend named Isla, who turns out to be a magical mermaid!

Soon after, the girls discover that the dolphin is being held by Marlo, the biologist Ken is interning with. Her intentions are to make money by exhibiting the dolphin for its unique traits. They must work together to free the dolphin so he can be reunited with his Gemstone Dolphin family before Marlo sends him away.

Watch this movie premiere as part of the Boomerang Dream Squad.

New Episodes

Bunnicula

New episodes air from Saturday 7th April, airs on weekends at 3.30pm.

The series follows the paranormal comedy adventures of Bunnicula the vampire rabbit who, instead of drinking blood, drains the juice of carrots and other vegetables to boost his supernatural abilities.

Catch all the fun as Bunnicula, Chester and Harold encounter everything from ghostly alligators squeezing through the pipes of their apartment building to sinister spider-lambs released from Bunnicula’s book of supernatural bedtime stories.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia March 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia March 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia March 2018 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Communications Press Release

Cartoon Network Australia March 2018 Highlights

Easter Premieres: Brand New Specials

Airs from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April at 10am.

The brand new Easter Special brings never-seen-before episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, as well as an 8-part Steven Universe story arc.

After the events of ‘Wanted’, Steven Universe is back on Earth and must deal with the fallout from his trip to Homeworld. When he finally reunites with Connie, they head into space to visit Lars. Stevonnie then crash lands onto an alien planet and sees a strange vision of Pink Diamond.

In The Amazing World of Gumball, Darwin is delighted when they discover their old childhood toys,but soon realizes that some things are best left in the past.

In the Teen Titans Go! “Justice League’s Next Top Talent Idol Star” special, the Justice League holds a talent competition to find a superhero worthy of joining the team and when the competition heats up, Robin tries everything to win.

New Episodes

We Bare Bears

New episodes air from Monday 5th March, airs on weekdays at 6pm.

Our three sweet yet awkward brother bears are back as part of Laughternoons.

In these brand new episodes Nom Nom shoots his first TV show. The Bears offer to help and appear on the show and in true We Bare Bears fashion, things get a little crazy. The curious brothers also engage in a video-browsing session online and decide that it would be a great idea to upload their own videos with hilarious consequences.

Mighty Magiswords

New episodes air from Monday 5th March, airs weekdays at 5pm.

When quests need questing, you call Vambre and Prohyas: Warriors for Hire! Both of them use crazy swords with magical powers so diverse you could never list them all.

In these brand new episodes as part of Laughternoons, Vambre and Prohyas come to a head as the Warriors miraculously manage to ace a mission at an ever-changing labyrinth. Having pared down their Magisword collection, the Warriors are forced into unconventional battle choices on a dangerous mission into the Deepest Darkest Woods.

Teen Titans Go!

New episodes air from Monday 5th March, airs weekdays at 5.25pm.

Teen Titans Go! features hilarious, all-new adventures of Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy. They’re superheroes who save the day, but what happens when they’re not fighting crime?

Join the Teen Titans as they build an AI robot whose sole purpose is to create a pizza that has never been made before. We also finally learn how Robin changed from mild-mannered sidekick to quick-
tempered leader in a super flashback.

Catch all the superhero fun as part of Laughternoons and see what sort of comedy chaos their rivalries and relationships cause next.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia March 2018 Highlights

Boomerang Australia March 2018 Highlights

New Show

Barbie Dreamtopia

Premieres Friday 2nd March, airs on weekdays at 5.30pm.

Barbie Dreamtopia is an all-new series where Barbie and her little sister Chelsea travel to the magical world of Dreamtopia! Meet colourful mermaids and flying unicorns, ride rainbow rollercoasters and visit castles made of candy. Join the adventure and let your imagination take flight as part of the Boomerang Dream Squad.

New Episodes

Lego Friends

Airs from Friday 2nd March, airs on Fridays at 5pm.

Animal lover Mia, musical Andrea, inventor Olivia, organizer Stephanie and art-loving Emma are always happiest side by side, having fun on adventures in their hometown, Heartlake City. Together they explore their different interests, learn about the world and discover that they are stronger when they unite together.

In these brand new episodes, we see the girls visit Mia’s grandparents’ ranch. Olivia accidentally knocks down the neighbour’s barn and the girls promise to raise money to rebuild it, which means they have to learn to set aside their differences and work together to make good on their promise. Watch these fun loving, friendship strong episodes as part of Boomerang’s Dream Squad.

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