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Bugs & Daffy, one of its first original Cartoon Cartoons, Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Earthworm Jim, 2 Stupid Dogs, Freakazoid!, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries and the Scooby-Doo franchises being its first-aired group of programs
Kids' WB currently serves as a 24-hour outlet of cartoons for kids and some classic cartoons as well. Since 1990, Kids' WB has also aired Cartoon Network originals, such as Ed Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Laboratory and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. Over its succesful years, Kids' WB has been popular with its brand-new originals.
1985-1987: Backlot Era
In 1985, when the network premiered, Kids' WB had the studio backlot (similar to the Warner Bros. Studios backlot) as its first theme. The Backlot theme lasted until Kids' WB used that with a mix of Cartoon Network's Powerhouse bumpers on July 10, 1987.
Most episodes of the shows have aired in half-hour of hour-long packages: The BugsNDaffy AmiYumi PinkyBrainy Warneroonie SuperLooney Big Cartoonie Show featured segments from various Kids' WB comedy cartoons, The Tom and Jerry Show presented the classic cat and mouse duo and Bugs & Daffy presented classic Looney Tunes shorts from post-1948 to the 2000s.
1987-Present: Backlot/Powerhouse Era
Kids' WB underwent its makeover in July 10, 1987, launching the Backlot and Powerhouse mix theme that is currently used as of today. Even one anime show. During this era, new series, such as Waynehead, Tiny Toon Adventures, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Road Rovers, Tom & Jerry Kids, Dexter's Laboratory, Pokemon, The Flintstones, Pucca, I Am Weasel, Ed Edd n Eddy and The Powerpuff Girls, premiered bearing the Cartoon Cartoons brand, excluding action cartoons. During this era, the Powerhouse theme still featured the studio backlot and had characters from the cartoons they aired and the Kids' WB logo or the word NEXT and the Kids' WB logo. They were multiple color variants for the timeslots (Yellow for the morning, green for the afternoon, blue for the evening, black for late-night, purple for action cartoons and, beginning in 2001, late-night, orange and black for Halloween, brown for Thanksgiving and light blue for Christmas). Often, an announcer or one star of the show would say something witty over them or the music cue of the show's theme song and Raymond Scott's Powerhouse. In 1999, the Friday night block, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, premiered as a block for series premieres and new episodes as well as special events, most notably Cartoon Cartoon Weekend Summerfest.
2000s: Making way for new series
In the 2000s, the network still added more popular shows, more recently The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Time Squad, What's New Scooby-Doo!, Mucha Lucha!, Ozzy & Drix and Jackie Chan Adventures. In 2004, the network had a new slogan: "Welcome To Kids WB: The Place To Be!" and had the characters doing the Coming Up Next, We'll Be Right Back and Back To The Show sequences, the first time that happened in years. Later in 2005, the network premiered newer shows and had new episodes for each show. The network also added the shows that currently aired since the 90s (i.e.: The Powerpuff Girls, Ed Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Laboratory and Bugs & Daffy) and put them in a 30-minute or 60-minute block known as The Cartoon Cartoons Show, for the shows that still aired. In 2007, the series premiere of the newest Cartoon Cartoon, Chowder, became the highest-rated series since Bugs & Daffy's series premiere in 1995. Aside from Chowder, no other Cartoon Cartoons premiered in '07. Throughout the 2000s, Kids' WB became the most-succesful television network for kids, beating out Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel in the ratings.
2010: Brand-new series & A 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 The New Looney Tunes Show, Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. 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 aring current favorites such as Bugs & Daffy, Pokemon, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Mucha Lucha!, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Ben 10, Codename: Kids Next Door, Kid vs Kat, Ed Edd n Eddy, Loonatics Unleashed, The Powerpuff Girls, and Totally Spies!. Also, all of Kids' WB's action cartoons (i.e.: Samurai Jack, Captain Planet, Jackie Chan Adventures, etc.) are shown less frequently to make room for all of the comedy/fun-oriented cartoons (i.e.: Bugs & Daffy, Pokemon, Ed Edd n Eddy, CatDog, The Big Cartoonie Show, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, 2 Stupid Dogs, Pinky & The Brain, Waynehead, Tiny Toon Adventures and The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries).
Current Programming Blocks
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays is Kids' WB's Friday-night block and its longest-running programming block in Kids' WB's history. Beginning in 1999, the block would be hosted by a Cartoon Cartoon character, which was one of its main appeals. For years, the block ran for six hours until in 2010 when it now ran for seven hours. By 2010, Cartoon Cartoon 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, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Phantom Investigators, Men In Black: The Series 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 & 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 & Daffy, 2 Stupid Dogs, Batman Beyond, Pokemon, Mike, Lu & Og, Mucha Lucha!, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Ed Edd n Eddy, I Am Weasel and The Powerpuff Girls. The shows are rotated each season and month. Here's the lineup that started February 15, 2011:
|Mon-Tue||Camp Lazlo||SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||Cardcaptors||Mon: Scooby-Doo Where Are You! Tue: Histeria!||Pokemon||Yu-Gi-Oh!|
|Wed-Thurs||Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!||The New Batman/Superman Adventures||Cardcaptors||
Wed: Class of 3000
|Friday||W.I.T.C.H.||Winx Club||Sonic X||Histeria!||Pokemon||What's New Scooby-Doo!|
Here's the line-up from September 6, 2010 to February 14, 2011:
|Mon||Tiny Toon Adventures||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||2 Stupid Dogs||Road Rovers||Pokemon||Yu-Gi-Oh!|
|Tue-Thurs||Tiny Toon Adventures||The Jetsons||2 Stupid Dogs||Pro-Stars||Pokemon||Yu-Gi-Oh!!|
|Friday||W.I.T.C.H.||Winx Club||Tom and Jerry Tales||Magical DoReMi||Pokemon||What's New Scooby-Doo!|
Kids' WB's Saturday One Too
Kids' WB's Saturday One Too is a Saturday morning block that currently airs on Kids' WB simular to Disney's One Too. The block premiered on October 26, 1985, a month after the network's launch, as a supplement for new episodes of the first group of Cartoon Cartoons, namely Bugs & Daffy, 2 Stupid Dogs, Animaniacs, That's Warner Bros.!, Pinky & The Brain and The Sylvester & Tweery Mysteries. The block ran for five hours and has been the block for premieres until 1999, when Cartoon Cartoon Fridays premiered. Here's the current schedule as of December 4, 2010:
|Saturday||Sonic X||Static Shock||Top Cat||The Flintstones||Jackie Chan Adventures||Kaput & Zosky||Pokemon||¡Mucha Lucha!||Yu-Gi-Oh!||Freakazoid!|
Kids' WB Summer Click & Pick
Kids' WB Summer Click & Pick is a special event Kids' WB holds during the summer. The event was for kids to vote for the shows they want to see on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays and Kids' WB's Saturday One Too. This happened again in July 2010 and the winning lineups recived a special prize.
- Bugs & Daffy (also known as Bugs 'N Daffy) (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (airs only on Weekends)
- The New Batman/Superman Adventures (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- 2 Stupid Dogs (currently airing in The AfterToons Show)
- The Powerpuff Girls (currently airing on Weekends)
- Looney Tunes Animation Universe (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Space Ghost Coast To Coast (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- The BugsNDaffy AmiYumi PinkyBrainy Warneroonie SuperLooney Big Cartoonie Show (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Codename: Kids Next Door (airs only on Weekends)
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (airs only on Weekends)
- Camp Lazlo (airs only on Weekends)
- Arthur (airs only on Kids' WB Summer at 7)
- Fireman Sam (airs only every morning, noon and night on Kids' WB Two)
- Bob the Builder (airs only every morning, noon and night on Kids' WB Two)
- Thomas and Friends (airs only every morning, noon and night on Kids' WB Two)
- Spongebob Squarepants (airs only every morning, noon and night on Kids' WB Two)
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (airs only on Weekdays)
- What's New Scooby-Doo! (currently airing on Weekends)
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies (currently airing on Weekdays)
- Chowder (airs only on Weekends)
- Animaniacs (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Static Shock (currently airing every morning and night in its 7:30 timeslot)
- Pinky & The Brain (currently airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (airs only on Kids' WB two)
- Batman Beyond (currently airing only on Weekends)
- Tiny Toon Adventures (currently airing in The Aftertoons Show)
- Waynehead (currently airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Scooby-Doo Where Are You! (airs only on Weekdays)
- The Cartoon Cartoon Show (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- The Tom & Jerry Show (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Krypto The Superdog (airs currently on Weekdays)
- The Chuck Jones Show (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- The New Looney Tunes Show (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Duck Dodgers (airs only on Weekends)
- Mucha Lucha! (currently airing every morning in its 10:30am period)
- The Nightmare Room (airs only on Weekends)
- Ed Edd n Eddy (currently airing on Mondays-Fridays)
- Jackie Chan Adventures (currently airing every morning in its 9:00am period)
- Captain Planet (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- Ben 10 (currently airing on Mondays-Fridays)
- Courage the Cowardly Dog (currently airing only on Weekends)
- Dexter's Laboratory (airs only on Kids' WB Two)
- The Looney Tunes Show (2002 series, currently airing only on Kids' WB Two)
- SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron (currently airing in the Action Duty Dubbas)
- Ozzy & Drix (120% Dubba WB, currently airing in the Action Duty Dubbas)
- Xiaolin Showdown (currently airing every weekday morning in its 11:00am period)
- The New Daffy Duck Show (currently airing on Kids' WB Two)
- Men In Black: The Series (currently airing on Weekends)
- The Flintstones
- Top Cat
- Super Mario World (TV series)
- Devilish Pet Salon: The Series
- Ellen's Acres
- Loonatics Unleashed
- Generation O!
- Kaput & Zosky
- Phantom Investigators
- Sonic X
- The Tick (TV series) (coming in Summer 2011)
- Pinky, Elmyra, & The Brain (Only airs on Sundays)
- Class Of 3000
- Road Rovers (1996-1997, 1999-2010)
- Cow & Chicken (1997-2005, 2008-2010)
- Max Steel (1999-2003, 2004-2009)
- Transformers Armada (2002-2010)
- Tom & Jerry Kids (1995-2001)
- The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1995-1998)
- The New Scooby-Doo Show (1995-2006)
- The Life & Times of Juniper Lee (2005-2010)
- Hong Kong Phooey (1995-1997)
- That's Warner Bros.! (1995-1996)
- Harlem Globetrotters (1995-1999)
- Super Globetrotters (1995-2000)
- Kids' WB Cartoon Planet (1995-2010)
- The What A Cartoon Show (1996-1997)
- Time Squad (2001-2005)
- Evil Con Carne (2001-2003)
- Grim & Evil (2001-2003)
- Mew Mew Power (2006-February 14, 2011)
Former Programming Blocks
PowerZone was Kids' WB's weekday-afternoon action block that ran from November 6, 1995 to February 20, 2004. This block has ran for two hours until late-January 1996 when it expanded to three hours. The block featured current popular action cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls, Batman Beyond, Men In Black: The Series, SWAT Kats, Captain Planet, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Samurai Jack and Dragonball Z. PowerZone aired its last broadcast on February 20, 2004.
Summer at 7 (2001-2002)
During the summers of 2001 and 2002, Kids' WB aired brand-new episodes of six of its Cartoon Cartoons. The premiere was preceeded by a sneak peek of a new Cartoon Cartoon, such as Time Squad, Grim & Evil, Codename: Kids Next Door and What's New Scooby-Doo!. The premiere aired at 7pm and aired again at the regular timeslot that show airs simular to Cartoon Network's Summer at 7 2007.
The Big Pick (1999-2001)
The Big Pick was a summer event that aired on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays. There would be a Cartoon Cartoon short that aired every Friday at 9pm, before a brand-new episode of a Cartoon Cartoon. There would also be a Cartoon Cartoon Weekend with 50-plus hours of original programming with the Premiere Premieres airing four additional times over the weekend then the viewers would vote for the series to become a new Cartoon Cartoon, only three series became new and those were Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999, premiered in that year, the short featured was Courage's debut, The Chicken From Outer Space), Grim & Evil (2000, premiered in 2001) and Codename: Kids Next Door (2001, premiered in 2002). The Big Pick was discontinued sometime in 2002, though the yearly Cartoon Cartoon Weekend event is still held, with a sneak peek of a new Cartoon Cartoon.
Saturday Afternoon blocks (1985-2003)
Kids' WB has had a long history of Saturday afternoon blocks, beginning in December 1985 with Choose Your Toon!, a three-hour marathon of any Kids' WB show the viewers vote for on the network's website. After Choose Your Toon's short-lived revamp in 1998, Kids' WB Cartoon Coolio premiered, airing popular Cartoon Cartoons franchises such as Ed Edd n Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls, Histeria!, Pinky & The Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, I Am Weasel, Bugs & Daffy, 2 Stupid Dogs, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory and Courage the Cowardly Dog as well as Hanna-Barbera franchises such as Captain Planet, Scooby-Doo Where Are You! and Tom & Jerry.
In 2001, Kids' WB Block Party premiered as the new Saturday afternoon block. Unlike its predecessors, This block aired new episodes of the shows it aired. This block aired popular shows from the Cartoon Cartoons franchise such as Bugs & Daffy, Ed Edd n Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Animaniacs, Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls as well as new Kids' WB franchises such as Men In Black: The Series, Mary-Kate & Ashley In Action, Sabrina The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Samurai Jack. This block ended in 2003, the year it was officially replaced by 120% Dubba WB.
Girls' Night (2004-2007)
Girls' Night was a Sunday-afternoon block specially created for girls on Kids' WB. The block premiered in November 2004, with Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Totally Spies!, The Powerpuff Girls and Generation O! being its first-aired group of programs. The block had kept its 2pm-4pmm timeslot until late-2005, when the block was renamed Kids' WB's Kewlopolis Slumber Party, it moved to the 5pm-7pm timeslot and Generation O! was replaced by Ed Edd n Eddy. The addition of Ed Edd n Eddy earned the block more fan appeal until, in 2006, The Powerpuff Girls was removed to give Ed Edd n Eddy another timeslot and in 2007, Ed Edd n Eddy was removed, later to be replaced by Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action. The block aired its last broadcast in November 2007.
Movies and Specials
- Looney Tunes: Back In Action
- Cats Don't Dance
- Space Jam (only movie to air the most)
- Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
- Ed Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
- Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation
- Various Scooby-Doo Movies and Specials
- Various Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Specials
- The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
- The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
- Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
- Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
- Fireman Sam: The Great Fire Of Pontypandy
- Calling All Engines
- The Legend of The Golden Hammer
- Arthur's Missing Pal
- Spongebob's Last Stand
- The Powerpuff Girls Movie
- The Batman/Superman Movie
- Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
- Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie
- Wakko's Wish (aired mostly around the holidays)
- Various Charlie Brown and Snoopy Movies and Specials (excluding Snoopy, Come Home and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown and Don't Come Back!)
- Wallace and Gromit (shorts and the movie, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)
- Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- Various Tom and Jerry Movies and Specials
- Various Tiny Toon Adventures Specials
Kids' WB Special Events
SuperLooney Warneroonie Summer
Daffy Duck hosted Kids' WB during the summer of 2003 and named it SuperLooney Warneroonie Summer. For the occasion, every weekday during the summer at 3:30pm on The Powerzone, Kids' WB would air a show that normally aired on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays and the weekends, such as Ozzy & Drix, Mucha Lucha!, Grim & Evil, Time Squad, Codename: Kids Next Door and What's New Scooby-Doo!. CCF promos include the "You Rhyme It, We Rap It, Rap-a-Thon", where viewers would write a rap about any Kids' WB show and Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo would get a Kids' WB character to rap it on TV. Plus, there was the Big Cartoonie Weekend, which happened from July 11-13, 2003, where viewers would vote for the cartoons they want to see on a brand-new episode of The Big Cartoonie Show and viewers would test their Kids' WB knowledge against other Kids' WB stars, such as Double D (he wins the game show), Dexter, The Brain, Courage and Sylvester.