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Kids' WB (also known as The Kids' WB Network and Warner Bros. Kids Network) is
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Kids' WB's current logo.

an American cable television network created by TimeWarner and Warner Bros. Entertainment which primarily shows animated programming. The channel made for cartoons for kids began broadcasting on September 11, 1999 with its first group of Cartoon Cartoons, Xiaolin Showdown, Bugs 'n Daffy, Static Shock, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Tiny Toon Adventures and The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, being its first-ever aired programs.

Kids' WB always served as a 24-hour outlet for original animation properties from the TimeWarner libraries and is mainly youth-oriented. Since 2002, Kids' WB began airing few of Cartoon Network's own Cartoon Cartoons, as well as a few of newer Cartoon Network originals such as Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Class of 3000, Camp Lazlo and Chowder. Notably, the new originals have also been classified as Cartoon Cartoons.

History

1999-2001: The Beginning of Kids' WB!

In 1999, when Detention premiered on the Saturday morning block version of Kids' WB on The WB, this network is launched, and it had the studio backlot (similar to the Warner Bros. Studios backlot) as its first theme (based on the original block's second CGI backlot era from that year). The CGI Backlot Era II theme lasted until Kids' WB used that with New Backlot Era on September 15, 2001. Also, the network had a slogan: "Kids' WB Yourself!".

Most episodes of the shows have aired in half-hour of hour-long packages: The BugsNDaffy Warneroonie PinkyBrainy Big Cartoonie Show featured segments from various Kids' WB comedy cartoons and Bugs 'n Daffy, starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of their Kids' WB gang.

2001-2005: New shows, new look

On the morning of September 15, 2001, Kids' WB had a brand-new look, and had its official slogan: "We are Kids' WB!". This is Kids' WB's second part of the Platinum Era and the first era to have Bugs Bunny and Michigan J. Frog announcing for the network for the first time. The bumpers also featured the 3D Kids' WB studio backlot with 2D cartoon characters and live-action kids interacting on the cartoon backlot composed of areas, such as the water tower, Toon Lab, POW Haus, stages, sound FX studio and sets of their shows. Later in 2003, the network's CGI backlot was replaced by mixing some of the elements in with the live-action backlot, such as the stages, buildings, and the water tower. In 2004, the new shows Da Boom Crew and The Batman were premiered on September 11 (part of the Kids' WB Network's 5th Anniversary), and the network had a new look again with the kids gone rubber band-like bumpers.

2005-present: Live-action Backlot/Bendies/Alter Egos Era

Kids' WB underwent its makeover on September 17, 2005, launching the Live-action Backlot, Bendies and Alter Egos mix theme that is currently used as of today. Even one anime show. During this era, new series, such as Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island, Loonatics Unleashed and Johnny Test, premiered bearing the Cartoon Cartoons brand, excluding action cartoons.

On April 10, 2006, Kids' WB's studio backlot was still used around this era and live-action kids were incorporated into the characters' adventures. They used a 3D reprise of the first look of the backlot, using flat, dark colors and the characters were still featured in the bumpers as well.

On March 1, 2007, Warner Bros. Animation's new series, Heroes Of The Born Island, debuted. This series features Buena Girl (from ¡Mucha Lucha!), Kimiko (from Xiaolin Showdown) and Virgil Hawkins (from Static Shock).

Changes at Kids' WB

On September 1, 2007, the lineup has changed, with the recent returns of The Nightmare Room and Superman: The Animated Series plus the premiere of NBA Inside Stuff with Bugs Bunny and Charles Barkley, the only NBA-related show to air on Kids' WB, as well as the bumpers and station identification, which were themed to the 2007-08 NBA season as the players were featured in the bumpers to kick-off the season and aired for several months. A month later, on October 15, the network began broadcasting in HD in a 16:9 widescreen ratio.

A new direction

In 2008, Kids' WB had set their popularity standards to maximum levels with their Sizzlin' Saturday Summer Lineup, which was a special event that occurred during the summer of 2008. The lineup featured special promotions such as the weekday lineup event, known as the Woo-Hoo! Beep-Beep! Just For Kids Island, which featured encores of new episodes of Bugs 'N Daffy and Da Slam Squad, a new series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, as well as other events, such as new "from-the-vaults" episodes of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and sneak peeks of Da Boom Crew, Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, Totally Spies! and Xiaolin Showdown.

After the closure of the Kids' WB block in May 2008, the channel is still and currently here. On 2009, the network still added more popular shows, as well as the network's original shows.

2010s: Brand-new series & brand-new block

In 2010, Kids' WB plans to premiere seven brand-new original series, which most will be new Cartoon Cartoons. The new shows for 2010 will be Kids' WB! Playtower, Pebble's World, Looney Tuneiverse, Jonny Quest X, The Big Cartoonie Games and Kids' WB! Mashup. There will be a new weekday-afternoon block known as Kids' WB's Daily Dubba AfterToons, which will air weekday afternoons and feature sneak peeks of brand-new shows as well as airing current favorites such as Bugs 'n Daffy, Pokémon, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, ¡Mucha Lucha!, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Codename: Kids Next Door, Loonatics Unleashed, The Powerpuff Girls and Eon Kid. Also, all of Kids' WB's action cartoons (Samurai Jack, Ozzy & Drix, Jackie Chan Adventures, etc.) are shown less frequently to make room for all of the comedy/fun-oriented cartoons (Bugs 'n Daffy, Pokémon, The Big Cartoonie Show, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, 2 Stupid Dogs, Pinky and the Brain, Waynehead, Tiny Toon Adventures and The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries).

Current Programming Blocks

Kids' WB's Fridays

Kids' WB's Fridays is Kids' WB's Friday-night block and its longest-running programming block in Kids' WB's history. For years, the block ran for six hours until in 2010 when it now ran for seven hours. By 2010, Kids' WB's Fridays began having extra fan appeal, with recent additions of the .com Pick and The Premiere Premiere Show. The .com Pick is a segment where viewers would vote for the show they want to watch on the network's website and The Premiere Premiere Show is when viewers get to see a new episode of a Cartoon Cartoon. The .com Pick was dropped in March 2010 at the request of network affiliates though The Premiere Premiere Show is still on the lineup, due to its popularity with the viewers.

Action Duty Dubbas

Action Duty Dubbas is Kids' WB's afternoon block. It features some shows that are slamming up to action every afternoon. The first show to be aired on the block is Loonatics Unleashed. since this year it was made from many other shows like Ozzy & Drix, Legion of Super Heroes, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron and more. The block airs every afternoon from 12:00-2:00.

120% Dubba WB

120% Dubba WB is Kids' WB's weekend-afternoon block. This block is very popular since it has no ads, making it the second longest-running block in Kids' WB's history. This block airs series from the current Cartoon Cartoons era such as Bugs 'n Daffy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy as well as new Kids' WB franchises such as Static Shock, ¡Mucha Lucha!, Ozzy & Drix and Xiaolin Showdown.

The AfterToons Show

The AfterToons Show is Kids' WB's weekday-afternoon block. The block is aired on weekday afternoons for kids coming home after-school. The block features Kids' WB favorites such as Bugs 'n Daffy, The Batman, Histeria!, Pokémon, ¡Mucha Lucha!, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Ed, Edd n Eddy and The Powerpuff Girls.

Current Programming

  • Bugs 'n Daffy
  • Kids' WB! Playtower
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
  • Histeria!
  • Detention
  • The Batman
  • Ozzy & Drix
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo?
  • Kids' WB! Mashup!
  • Jonny Quest X
  • The Looney Tunes Show
  • Pebble's World
  • The Big Cartoonie Games
  • Loud and Charity
  • Camp Lazlo
  • The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • The Big Cartoonie Show
  • Duck Dodgers
  • Animaniacs
  • Loonatics Unleashed
  • Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!
  • Pokémon
  • Samurai Jack
  • Ozzy & Drix
  • Jackie Chan Adventures
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Time Squad
  • Sheep in the Big City
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Static Shock
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Xiaolin Showdown
  • Justice League Unlimited
  • Baby Looney Tunes
  • The Zeta Project
  • Krypto the Superdog

Former Programming

  • MAD (2010-2014)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004-2015)
  • Tom and Jerry Kids (1999-2002)
  • Dee Dee's Childhood (2006-2011)
  • Men in Black: The Series (1999-2001, 2007-2010)
  • Skunk Fu! (2007-2013)
  • Da Boom Crew (2004-2013)
  • Waynehead (1999-2000, 2002-2013)
  • 2 Stupid Dogs (1999-2013)
  • World of Quest (2008-2013)
  • Freakazoid! (1999-2004, 2008-2013)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2013)
  • Chowder (2007-2011)
  • Evil Con Carne (2003-2008)
  • Johnny Bravo (2003-2007)
  • Mike, Lu & Og (2006-2011)
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? (2003-2005)
  • Johnny Test (2005-2015)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy (2007-2011)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2004-2006)
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2007-2013)
  • Eon Kid (2007-2008)

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