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In a true return to its roots (and the childhood of most 90s Kids), Cartoon Network has revealed Cartoon Cartoons, a planned program spotlighting animated shorts, that they are creating in partnership with Black Women Animate Studios and Exceptional Minds!
The series will be the studio’s first dedicated animated shorts program in over a decade, its goal is to show a diverse set of stories as well as discover and mentor the next generation of animators. Shorts produced through the new Cartoon Cartoons will vary, with the example given being from character-driven and comedic narratives to experimental animation. The targeted audiences will also be wide, ranging from preschoolers to adults.
“Cartoon Network Studios has a proud legacy of animated shorts. We are building on that legacy today with a program that will champion new and diverse voices, energize creativity and provide resources for artists to share their stories with the world. I am so grateful to the producers serving on our Creative Council and our partner organizations for their commitment to make Cartoon Cartoons a successful and creatively rewarding endeavor.”Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation via Warner Media
Cartoon Network has a long history of spotlighting animated shorts, with its “World Premiere Toons” series originally premiering in 1995. Their promotion of animated shorts helped give a creative space for classic series like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Codename: Kids Next Door, and more. Most 90s kids will remember Cartoon Cartoon as being the title of the much-beloved airing block of Cartoon Network original programming they used from 1995 to 2003.
Cartoon Cartoons will be open to artists and producers both internal and external of Cartoon Network Studios, all receiving support from the studio. The shorts will be aired globally through Cartoon Network and HBO Max.
There is no confirmed release window yet.