Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st February: Lego Nexo Knights premieres on Cartoon Network UK.
3rd February: The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, Ninjago, Steven Universe Nominated For Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
3rd February: Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To President Barack Obama’s STEM Initiative.
4th February: OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Mobile Game Released
6th February: NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam, with a brand new Basketball themed episodes of We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go!
6th February: Bunnicula premiered on Cartoon Network USA.
11th February: Toonami France Launched.
15th February: Cartoon Network USA released intro to the new Powerpuff Girls series, animated by Golden Wolf based in London, UK.
22nd February: Cartoon Network feeds across EMEA acquire Yo-Kai Watch broadcasting rights.
24th February: DC Super Hero Girls Special Announced.
All of February 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st March: Cartoon Network UK continues partnership with Dr. Martens for Adventure Time themed boots.
2nd March: Adult Swim Canada VOD Service announced.
5th March: Zona Cartoon Network Programming Block launched on Chilevision in Chile.
7th March: Boing Italy rebrands, rebrand later rolls out to Boing Spain, France and Africa.
10th March: The Amazing World of Gumball wins two British Animation Awards.
12th March: Adventure Time: Stakes UK Premiere at BAFTA Piccadilly, London.
14th March: Adventure Time: Stakes Premieres on Cartoon Network UK.
14th March: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
31st March: The Powerpuff Girls Flipped Out Mobile Game released.
31st March: Sky UK launches Sky Kids app, also includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito shows.
All of March 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
2nd April: Cartoon Network Nordic rebrands to Check It 4.0, becoming the first European feed to do so.
3rd April: Boomerang shows now available on POPS Kids VOD service in Vietnam.
4th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot premieres on Cartoon Network USA.
6th April: Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright campaign.
8th April: Tarek Mounir Promoted to Vice President Of Turner Turkey And Middle East.
9th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 series premiered in Japan.
14th April: Turner UK and Sky UK signed exclusive boxsets VOD deal.
23rd April: Boomerang Turkey launches.
23rd April: Yo-Kai Watch premiered on Cartoon Network UK.
26th April: Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Adventure Info Officially released.
28th April: Agent Gumball mobile game released.
28th April: Cartoon Network South Korea expands distribution with Pooq deal.
29th April: Scooby-Doo announced as UK’s All Time Favourite Kids TV Show.
All of April 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
2nd May: Bunnicula premieres on Boomerang UK.
2nd May: Cartoon Network USA releases Bottom’s Butte and Apple and Onion pilots.
3rd May: Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming.
5th May: Media Alliance completes deal to buy Turner Russia assets.
9th May: Peanuts animated shorts premieres 9th May on Boomerang USA.
11th May: Cartoon Network Hindi (Middle East and North Africa) launches.
12th May: Steven Universe: In Too Deep story arc premieres on Cartoon Network USA.
12th May: Adult Swim USA announces programming slate.
15th May: Cartoon Network Turkey’s first-ever original animated series – Kral Şakir premieres.
21st May: DC Superhero Girls: Super Hero High Premieres 21st May on Boomerang UK.
27th May – 29th May: MCM Comic-Con London.
30th May: Cartoon Network USA re-brands to Dimensional graphics package, developed by Bent Design Lab.
30th May: Sky Kids Café temporarily opens in London to promote Sky Kids VOD app, features Scooby-Doo Haunted House.
30th May: Adventure Time: Bad Jubies premieres on Cartoon Network UK.
Late May: Powerpuff Girls drones fly around Dubai.
All of May 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
9th June – Computer coding themed episode of The Powerpuff Girls – “Viral Spiral” premieres.
11th June – 10th July: Adventure Time: An Ooo Experience Interactive Game UK Tour.
13th June – 16th June: Annecy Animation Festival, work-in-progress sneak peek for new Samurai Jack series.
13th June: Cartoon Network USA announced Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series
14th June: Cartoon Network USA starts McDonald’s Happy Meal The Powerpuff Girls campaign.
15th June: Toon Cup 2016 online game launched across Cartoon Network websites across the EMEA area.
16th June: Corus Entertainment gets extended licence rights over Cartoon Network Canada.
19th June: Cartoon Network Shop launched Cartoon Network Collective.
20th June: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series announced, to premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2017.
21st June: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK added to Sky’s NOW TV streaming service.
21st June: Adventure Time Lego Figure Sets announced.
22nd June: The Amazing World of Gumball Season Six Announced.
23rd June: Teen Titans Go!: Teeny Titans Mobile Game released.
30th June: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special airs on Cartoon Network USA.
All of June 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st July: Cartoon Network MENA (English and Arabic) and Boomerang MENA (English and Arabic) launched, both feeds are in HD.
5th July – 7th July: Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK.
9th to 11th July: Cartoon Network’s First Ever Animation Jam, animation students from around the United States worked on a series of 15 second shorts, including OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
12th July: Dreamworks: Kung Fu Panda 3 summer sponsorship on Cartoon Network UK begins, campaign features the band – The Vamps.
14th July: Cartoon Network and Adult Swim 2016 Emmy Nominations announced.
18th July: Steven Universe: Summer of Adventures Episode Bomb started.
19th July: The Powerpuff Girls (2016) renewed for a second season.
20th July: Adventure Time: Card Wars Kingdom Mobile Game released.
21st July – 23rd July: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, world premiere sneak peek for new Ben 10 series and Mighty Magiswords.
22nd July: Cartoon Network UK rebranded to Check It 4.0.
25th July: Cartoon Network France rebranded to Check It 4.0.
All of July 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
3rd August: Turner USA announced Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be distributed on Hulu’s new live TV streaming service which will launch in 2017.
Mid August: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK announced Awesome Autumn programming lineup.
18th August – 21st August: Scooby-Doo Live: Musical Mysteries musical performance in London, UK.
31st August: IMG Worlds Of Adventure opened in Dubai, featuring Cartoon Network rides and attractions.
All of August 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st September: Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th September: Steven Universe: The Answer book released.
7th September: Ben Bocquelet announces the end of The Amazing World of Gumball after Season 6, with a possibility for the show to continue without him.
8th September: First short-form animated series from Cartoon Network Mexico announced – Villainous.
10th September: New Saturdays Programming Block begins on Boomerang UK.
10th September: Talking Tom and Friends premieres on Boomerang UK.
11th September: Cartoon Network USA’s video on-demand app wins Creative Arts Emmy.
13th September: Cartoon Network Enterprises won two awards at Licensing Awards 2016 for Adventure Time Dr. Martens boots.
17th September: Cartoon Network programming block launched on TransTV in Indonesia.
19th September: The Powerpuff Girls “Powfactor” International campaign launched.
21st September: Cracké announced to premiere on Boomerang feeds across Europe.
23rd September: FOX and Cartoon Network announced Adventure Time themed “Couch Gag” for an episode of The Simpsons.
27th September: Once Upon An Ooo interactive Adventure Time story website wins People’s Lovie Award.
29th September: Mighty Magiswords premiered on Cartoon Network USA.
29th September: Adventure Time VR Game “I See Ooo” launches in the UK.
29th September: Cartoon Network announced that Adventure Time will end in 2018.
29th September: Cartoonito UK launched YouTube channel (see October’s posts).
All of September 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st October – 2nd October: Ben 10 Hero Experience at intu Trafford Centre near Manchester, UK.
3rd October: Cartoon Network USA continues Stop Bullying: Speak Up anti-bullying campaign.
7th October – 8th October: New York Comic-Con, final Regular Show panel.
7th October: Cartoon Network Africa and Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg.
8th October: Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network UK.
10th October: Grizzy and the Lemmings premiered on Boomerang UK.
10th October: Dragon Ball Super announced to air on Toonami France, Boing Spain And Cartoon Network Africa in 2017.
11th October – 13th October: Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA attends Brand Licencing Europe 2016 in London, UK.
15th October – 16th October: Cartoon Network EMEA attended MIPJunior in Cannes, France.
17th October: Oggy and The Cockroaches Season 6 and Season 7 broadcasting rights acquired by Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
18th October: Turner UK buys Thomas and Friends broadcasting rights, announces the show will air on Cartoonito UK from 2017.
19th October: Cartoon Network Studios launched new website.
21st October – 23rd October: Cartoon Network attends Paris Comic Con 2016.
23rd October: Cartoon Network’s ultimate parent company – Time Warner agrees takeover deal by AT&T for $85.4 billion, pending regulatory decision.
24th October: Terror In Doomsville one-off animated special premiered on Cartoon Network Latin America.
25th October: We Bare Bears renewed for a third season.
28th October – 30th October: Cartoon Network attended MCM Comic Con in London.
28th October – 1st November: Cartoon Network Italy attended 2016 Lucca Comics And Games Festival.
All of October 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
1st November: Cartoon Network UK started The Amazing Month of Gumball programming event.
1st November: My Knight and Me premiered on Boomerang UK.
1st November: Cartoon Network USA released Victor and Valentino pilot episode/minisode.
2nd November: Cartoon Network USA released Infinity Train pilot episode/minisode.
4th November: Cartoon Network UK won two PromaxBDA UK awards.
5th November: Boomerang EMEA’s first ever original animated series – The Happos Family premiered on Boomerang UK.
7th November: Sesame Street premiered on Cartoonito UK.
7th November: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special premiered on Cartoon Network UK.
8th November: Cartoon Network Battle Crashers game released.
9th November: Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific releases Lasso and Comet pilot.
10th November: Mighty Magiswords MagiMobile mobile app released in the United States.
12th November: Adventure Time themed temporary channel launched in Italy, temporarily replacing Cartoon Network + 1 timeshift channel.
14th November: Boomerang launched in Taiwan.
14th November: Clarence: Capture The Flag half-hour special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.
14th November: Cartoon Network UK partnered with triathlete Olympic medal winning Brownlee Brothers for Cartoon Network Buddy Network anti-bullying campaign.
16th November: Cartoon Network updated Powerpuff Yourself character generator now with Powfactor personality questions.
17th November: Steven Universe “Gem Harvest” special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.
18th November: Cartoon Network USA opened Powfactor pop-up shop for one weekend only in New York.
19th November: Cartoonito UK launched Twitter account.
20th November: Cartoon Network won three Children’s BAFTA awards.
26th November: World Premiere of Justice League Action aired on Cartoon Network UK.
28th November: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 21st January 2017 on Toonami Asia.
28th November: Cartoon Network nominated for four Annie Awards.
28th November: Cartoon Network Italy HD launched.
All of November 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
5th December: Mince Pie Mondays started again for another Christmas on Cartoon Network UK.
6th December: Cartoon Network announced Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Legends theme park in Dubai, due to open in 2019.
6th December: Cartoon Network nominated for three 2017 Kidscreen Awards.
6th December: Cartoon Network USA announced Science STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team.
8th December: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 7th January 2017 on Toonami USA (part of Adult Swim).
8th December: Cartoon Network USA released Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series sneak peek.
12th December: Cartoon Network USA’s Curtis Lelash And Tramm Wigzell promoted to Senior VP of Original Series.
12th December: Adventure Time: Islands intro released.
16th December: Justice League Action premiered on Cartoon Network USA.
Mid December: Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe HD launched.
19th December – 25th December: Cartoon Network USA released minisodes of Get ‘Em Tommy and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
All of December 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below: