Cartoon Network celebrates 25 years
September 28, 2017
Twenty-five years ago, cartoon lovers rejoiced when Turner launched Cartoon Network, the first television channel dedication to animation 24/7, into two million homes across the U.S. Cartoon Network quickly established itself into something more than just an unlocked vault of Hanna Barbera and Looney Tunes cartoons. It took on the humorous personality of the collective team behind it. A team that quite simply created what they, themselves cartoon lovers, would want to watch. And watch they did. Cartoon Network now serves up an experience to more than 400 million households in 192 countries.
Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has created pop-culture phenomena like Adventure Time and Steven Universe, while continuing to deliver immersive worlds with interactive content such as its newest hit OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, for a mobile-first generation. It has also racked up a long list of firsts, including streaming the first cartoons on the web and the first domestic kids app to use ACR.
Cartoon Network continues to create lifelong fans amongst the truly first mobile generation, inventing new ways to connect with its audience. Today, it’s the #1 VOD choice across all of television and offers a global digital and mobile portfolio of 89 apps (currently with 180 million + downloads). It also reaches more households worldwide than all other kids entertainment channels.
In celebration of the past 25 years, Cartoon Network has partnered with the Paley Center for a new exhibit, Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity, featuring immersive activities and in-depth look at its original shows including Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Ben 10 and the reimagined The Powerpuff Girls. The exhibit can now be seen at the Paley Center in New York through Oct. 8 and will then move to the Paley Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 through Nov. 19.