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Top 10 "What a Cartoon!" Shorts that Never Got a Full Series, According to IMDb

Once upon a time, in the faraway era of the mid ‘90s, a show premiered that would give rise to animated series that would shape Cartoon Network for the next two decades. The What a Cartoon! Show was an anthology of animated shorts by some of the greatest up-and-coming minds of animation at the time. It would introduce the world to such classics as Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, and a slew of other shows that made Cartoon Network a legitimate threat to Nickelodeon’s Nicktoon lineup.

Related: Cartoon Network Shows You Completely Forgot About

With only a handful of these shorts being optioned for full series, a lot of really good projects never made it past the pilot stage, and have been lost to animated obscurity. The following is a list of the ten most popular What a Cartoon! Show shorts that were Not
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Invader Zim: 10 Things Only Fans Of The Series Noticed In Enter The Florpus

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon's Invader Zim, chances are you're a cool person with a twisted sense of humor... and repressed trauma. That's because Invader Zim, despite being a kids' show, is absolutely morbid and dark even compared to the likes of Cow and Chicken, Samurai Jack, or the first three seasons of Spongebob Squarepants. It's no wonder Invader Zim only lasted two seasons in Nick.

Related: The 10 Best Classic Cartoon Network Shows, Ranked

Still, the utterly insane kids' cartoon gained a cult following which even warranted a belated Netflix film, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. It was a dream come true for us fans of the screechy evil green alien. Creator Jhonen Vasquez even included some homages to the canceled cartoon, something only fans could've chuckled at. Here are 10 of those moments in Enter the Florpus.
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Cartoon Network Is Turning 25, So We Ranked Its 25 Best Original Series

On Oct. 1, 1992 — nearly 25 years to this very day — something extraordinary occurred.

I’m talking, of course, about the birth of Cartoon Network, television’s first provider of round-the-clock animation. And what better way to help the network get through its quarter-life crisis than by arbitrarily judging which of its original creations best stand the test of time?

Before we dive in, I want you to know where I’m coming from. As a child, I basically had three parents: a mother, a father and Cartoon Network. I was four years old when the channel premiered, so by the time it
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PowerPuff Girls Return To TV With 40 New Episodes

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After what has felt like an eternity, the PowerPuff Girls are finally getting a revival.

The hit Cartoon Network show first graced our television screens back in 1998, where it would run for a glorious 7 years before being canceled back in 2005. Since then, the show’s old episodes were prominently featured on Boomerang; which happens to be the home to other much loved cartoons such as Johnny Bravo, Top Cat, Cow and Chicken and Tom and Jerry. Now, after 11 years and virtually every other superhero getting a reboot, we’re finally going to be getting something new from Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.

Cartoon Network has ordered 40 new episodes of the re-booted series, with hopes that it will get the same reception from a new generation. Executive producers Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle told Turner in a recent Q&A just what possessed them to bring the show back. “The Powerpuff Girls
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Comic Book Review – Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #3

Andrew Newton reviews Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #3…

The Powerpuff Girls follow the monstrously mutated Dee Dee’s trail to the world of Cow and Chicken! Too bad Red Guy has gotten to her first! His plan? Make Dee Dee a superstar! Can Cow, Chicken and the Powerpuff Girls reach Dee Dee before she signs her life away?? Plus, a short story featuring The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy…and a beauty pageant? That’s not gonna be pretty…

If you had said to me a couple of months ago that I would be reviewing a Powerpuff Girls comic I wouldn’t have believed you, but here I am now sat in front of my keyboard having read the latest issue of Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up. But what do I actually think of this issue? Well, to be quite honest I actually found it quite entertaining and can see it
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Here's What's Leaving Netflix in March 2015

What's leaving Netflix in March? Well, the streaming service is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows, with a big chunk of the departing titles belonging to the Cartoon Network -- you'll see those say bye-bye at the end of the month. From what we can tell, that's about it in terms of TV exiting Watch Instantly.

As for movies, the clock is ticking for favorites "Dumb and Dumber," "Fright Night," Desperado," "Seven," "Pretty in Pink," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," and "The Muppet Movie," which will all be pulled in the monthly purge.

Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers). And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in March 2015.

Leaving March 1

"3 Ninjas: Kick Back" (1994)

"Air Bud" (1997)

"Anaconda" (1997)

"Arachnophobia" (1990)

"Brokedown Palace" (1999)

"Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams" (1981)

"Cool Runnings
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The Amazing World of Gumball: Season One DVD Review

Creator: Ben Bocquelet

Stars: Dan Russell, Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Teresa Gallagher, Kerry Shale, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Sandra Dickinson

Running Time: 138 minutes

Certificate: PG

‘Cartoons aren’t what they used to be…’ is the usual ringing endorsement for the younger generations’ animation. We long for the classics that graced the Cartoon Network channel, such as; Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Cow and Chicken. So quick we are to sneer at the cartoons on offer nowadays. However, there are few gems to entice an older viewer, the likes of Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball.

From its unique visual concoction of traditional animation, puppets, CGI, 8-bit sprites, or even live action (which is also used for the backdrop of the show), the show is defiantly a treat to watch. The visual textures add dimension and intrigue into a world filled with bright energetic oddball characters.
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24 Filthy Adult Jokes In Cartoons You Completely Missed As A Kid

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Remember when Saturday mornings were the best part of the week? Plonking your butt down in front of the TV to indulge in hours of back-to-back cartoons; laughing yourself silly at the squeaky clean jokes from the likes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. Only, it wasn’t all so innocent. Our young unblemished minds merely skimmed past the sexual innuendos and lewd adults one-liners that somehow sneaked their way in there.

It seems producers of kids cartoons were trying their best to out-do each other in sneaking the most inappropriate gags possible past the censors: Captain Pugwash had a sailor named “Master Bates”; Spider-Man openly slipped in a semen joke; and we somehow managed to overlook Rocko working as a sex-line operator in Rocko’s Modern Life. Turns out, we missed a lot of other things too.

No doubt these gags highly amused – albeit shocked – our parents,
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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?

Last week we took a trip back in time to the 1980s to test your knowledge of 80s cartoon villains, and we thought we’d jump forward a decade for this week’s quiz as we ask ‘Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?’. Take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen 90s cartoons, and don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends to best your score…

Question 1 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gargoyles Freakazoid!

Question 2 Courage the Cowardly Dog Rocko's Modern Life CatDog

Question 3 Pinky and the Brain Animaniacs Tiny Toon Adventures

Question 4 Freakazoid! The Tick Earthworm Jim

Question 5 Rocko's Modern Life Cow and Chicken Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy

Question 6 DuckTales Tiny Toon Adventures Darkwing Duck

Question 7 Dexter Bobby's World Dexter's Laboratory

Question 8 2 Stupid Dogs CatDog Dog City

Question 9 Batman: The Animated Series Batman Beyond The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Question 10 Hey Arnold! Arthur
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Crossover chaos ensues between Idw Publishing and Cartoon Network

What would happen if Samurai Jack encountered The Powerpuff Girls or Ben 10? The answers are to be discovered in a six-issue crossover miniseries where a group of Cartoon Network heroes band together to prevent the enslavement of the entire universe by Aku, Vilgax, Mandark, and Mojo Jojo.

"I love writing group books! So obviously, Super Secret Crisis War! is my dream job!" stated series writer Louise Simonson, "Even researching the series is fun—who doesn’t love watching cartoons!? Especially excellent, award-winning cartoon series like Samurai Jack, Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ed, Edd, & Eddy. But the very best part is seeing the art and design so beautifully realized by the wonderful Derek Charm. Fun characters, great artist, and a really fine editorial team at Idw!" Along with Derek Charm providing the artwork and covers, Troy Little will be creating a collection of subscription covers for
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15 Most Memorable 1990s Kids Cartoons

The 90s will be remembered for a few things: Grunge, Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton’s extramarital hullabaloo, and perhaps the greatest generation of TV cartoons ever. Just like the 2000s had the emergence of great television dramas on HBO, Showtime, and AMC (The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad), the 1990s had the persistent excellence of Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and the Disney Channel. If this seems like an exaggeration, then you probably didn’t watch the shows.

Hand-drawn animation was still the norm, and characterization took precedence over background and scenery. But even though the animation was great, these cartoons had great stories. You can have a bad TV show with good animation, but you can’t have a good TV show with uninteresting characters and narrative. This list is devoted to cartoons made specifically for kids, so no Dr. Katz, Daria, or The Simpsons.

1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)

1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.

Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.

Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)

1. Scrunchies

2. "The Wild Thornberries"

3. Dawson and Joey

4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

5. Mr. Feeny

7. MTV playing music videos

8. Snick

9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"

10. Levar Burton

11. "Daria"

12. "Arthur"

13. "The Powerpuff Girls"

14. "Smart Guy"

15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings

16. "The X-Files"

17. Rosie O'Donnell

18. Bill Nye

19. "Dawson's Creek"

20. The Mighty Ducks"

21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"

22. Cornholio

23. Rachel Green

24. Tim Allen

25. "All That"

26. "Beverly Hills 90210"

27. "Step by Step"

28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"

29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"

30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Seth MacFarlane Should Leave TV Behind

Seth MacFarlane has always been a TV guy. Even before he became one of the biggest names in entertainment with shows like Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, he was part of the team over at Cartoon Network, writing for shows like Dexter.s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and even Cow and Chicken for a couple of episodes. But then 2012 came and completely reshaped his entire career. Ted, MacFarlane.s directorial debut about an overgrown manchild and his anthropomorphic teddy bear, was nothing short of a blockbuster sensation when it was released last June, making its $50 million budget back in its first weekend and going on to earn over $535 million at the global box office. The success has turned the writer/director into one of the hottest commodities in the film world, with multiple projects now in the works and a gig hosting the 85th Academy Awards this Sunday.
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Cartoon Network Kicks It Old School

Old Cartoon Network classics are making a comeback, courtesy of Brak and Zorak.

Everyone's favorite space cat and giant praying mantis of the early 2000s cartoon "The Brak Show" are officially hosting "Cartoon Planet," an hour-long block featuring the eccentric shows of Cartoon Network past, starting this Friday, Mar. 30 from 8-9 p.m.

The series will include cartoons like "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Johnny Bravo," "Flapjack," "The Powerpuff Girls" and more.

Friday night's lineup will feature episodes of "Cow and Chicken," "The Powerpuff Girls," "Foster's Home," "Johnny Bravo" and "Dexter's Lab."

Tune in to "Cartoon Planet" on Fridays from 8-9 p.m. Et on Cartoon Network.
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Cartoon Network Kicks It Old School

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Old Cartoon Network classics are making a comeback, courtesy of Brak and Zorak.

Everyone's favorite space cat and giant praying mantis of the early 2000s cartoon "The Brak Show" are officially hosting "Cartoon Planet," an hour-long block featuring the eccentric shows of Cartoon Network past, starting this Friday, Mar. 30 from 8-9 p.m.

The series will include cartoons like "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Johnny Bravo," "Flapjack," "The Powerpuff Girls" and more.

Friday night's lineup will feature episodes of "Cow and Chicken," "The Powerpuff Girls," "Foster's Home," "Johnny Bravo" and "Dexter's Lab."

Tune in to "Cartoon Planet" on Fridays from 8-9 p.m. Et on Cartoon Network.
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Geek Girl Navigating the World – Being a Geek Girl in a Man’s World

I grew up in a small town, and I live in a very conservative state. To say that I’m not the “norm” in the place where I choose to live would probably be an understatement. I have some amazing, wonderful people in my life, and I’m blessed to be able to call some of them my friends. All the same, it seems like there are a lot of people who are perfectly willing to judge people just because that person has picked up a particular book or watched a particular movie.

I am a geek. I am a very proud geek. Growing up in the area that I did and with parents who were mostly pretty supportive of the things that I liked (I read, and they were good with that; Mom occasionally raised some objections and still teases me about the “weird stuff” that I like, but
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Sony Pictures Animation Inks a Deal with Fred Seibert

Sony Pictures Animation has set a multi-year deal with Fred Seibert and his Frederator Studios to develop animated feature films, it was announced today by Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for Sony Pictures Animation. Seibert, a prolific animation producer, promises to be a rich source of original ideas as Sony Pictures Animation continues to advance its development slate.

"It is hard to imagine someone more passionate about animation than Fred Seibert, " said Bob Osher, who first worked with Seibert at Turner Entertainment, when Seibert was president of Hanna-Barbera Productions. "He is a remarkable creative resource."

"Frederator Studios is thrilled to be working with Bob, Hannah, and their team at Sony Pictures Animation," said Fred Seibert. "They've given us a unique opportunity to further develop our incubator for big animation ideas."

"As we look to make a wide variety of animated movies,
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San Diego Comic-Con Schedule: Saturday, July 25

The following information focuses on the 2009 Comic-Con schedule that is set for Saturday, July 25th. It’s not a full schedule - it only highlights TV and movie related panels and events.

Highlights for Saturday include Lost, Fringe, a screening of the pilot episode of ABC’s V, a first look at Heroes: Redemption, 2012 and a little film coming out next year you may have heard of: Iron Man 2.

10:00-11:00

Marvel: “Hero Up” with The Super Hero Squad Show!— Marvel’s first action-comedy series is a manic, mind-blowing, all-ages romp through the Marvel Universe. Coming to Cartoon Network in September, the animated show is loaded with superstar voice talent. Several of the actors will preview their characters in a live performance: Tom Kenny (Spongebob) as Iron Man and Modok, Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Transformers features) as Dr. Doom, Steve Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men) as Wolverine,
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