BACK IN THE DAY (1992) The Cartoon Network Is Born!


The cable television property ‘The Cartoon Network’ is established by the Turner Broadcasting System in October!


The concept was created by Betty Cohen who served as the President of Cartoon Network from 1992 to 2001. The first round of programming that aired on the network consisted of old Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna Barbera cartoons and the very first cartoon to air was a Looney Tunes short from the 1940’s called “The Great Piggy Bank Robbery.”


Eventually they expanded into original series with the limited “The Moxy Show” in 1993 and the popular “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” in ’94.  In the late ’90’s they embraced more original programming like “Ed, Edd, n Eddy” and “The Powerpuff Girls.”


Photo courtesy: Cartoon Network

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