Cartoon Network Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Cartoon Network Productions is the television production and distribution arm of Cartoon Network and a division of Warner Bros.' Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. It distributes television shows, television pilots, and feature movies for the main American Cartoon Network and the network's international channels since 1993.



1st Logo (Still variants) (December 5, 1993-2018)

Visuals: There is the 1992-2004 logo of Cartoon Network (which is basically the words, "CARTOON NETWORK" written on a black and white checkerboard with the white letters on black squares and the black letters on the white squares), superimposed on the screen. Usually, the copyright stamp and/or the Turner/(AOL) Time Warner byline is seen below.

Variants:

  • This logo would come after the 1997 Hanna-Barbera logo from some season 1 & season 2 episodes of Johnny Bravo, season 3 episodes of Cow & Chicken, several season 2 episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (after the 1998 H-B logo), and sometimes season 1 episodes of The Powerpuff Girls and the season 2 episode "Slave the Day"/"Los Dos Mojos" with this logo zooming-in on a white background. As it stops, the Service Mark symbol (SM) appears on the center right side of the logo. This forms the basis for the 1999-2015 Service Mark (SM) symbol variant of the 1999-2017 Ripple endtag.
  • On some early What-a-Cartoon Show shorts, the logo is up against a purple-white gradient background with text in black reading "HOME OF THE TOP TOON STARS" below. On some airings (particularly on Boomerang), it would appear after the Hanna-Barbera "Comedy All-Stars" or Cartoon Network Studios logos before it was plastered by them.
  • On later What-a-Cartoon Show shorts, the logo is up against a black background with a white box around it with no byline. This was later removed from all airings.
  • On Big Bag, the logo is in 3D against a blue background with no byline.
  • There is another bylineless variant seen on early Cartoon Network airings of Cartoon Planet where the logo is on a black background.
  • On The Popeye Show anthology series, the logo is on a red background.
  • On Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, the logo appears against Harvey's power symbol (the stylized winged Sun). Five black bars shoot out of the right of the screen and expand, covering the logo.
  • On season 1 of The Amazing World of Gumball, the logo is in-credit below the Dandelion Studios logo.
  • In some cases, an in-credit text was used.
  • On some episodes of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the logo is tiny. It may either be inverted, on a white background, or on a black background, depending on the episode.
  • On Toonheads, the logo is on a black background with "A Time Warner Company" below the logo. The copyright stamp is seen below.
  • On some episodes of Sealab 2021, there is a typo in the copyright notice, where it says "All Right Reserved" instead of "All Rights Reserved".
  • On early episodes of Sealab 2021, it's the same as the Toonheads variant, but the logo is much smaller. There is another variant in which the colors of the logo are inverted.
  • On the Sealab 2021 episode "Murphy Murph and the Feng Shui Bunch", Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force tries to break the Cartoon Network Productions logo, after he broke the 70/30 Productions and Williams Street logos, but fails.
  • There is a version with "Co-produced by" in white above the logo.
  • On the Sealab 2021 episode "Bizarro", the Bizarro version of Quinn jumps on the logo several times, causing the logo to lower down, while he shouts "I'm helping! I'm helping!".
  • On The Moxy & Flea Show: Abducted, Colin Versus the World and Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood, the logo is seen without byline or copyright.
  • On Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak, the logo is on a paper taped to the background with the copyright shown.
  • On The Moxy Show, the logo is in 3D with copyright, and also in that logo, Moxy is seen dancing under a spotlight.
  • On the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Girl Hair", the logo is moving, while it also contains fire.
  • On the Brak Show episode "The Eye", the eye is floating in front of the Cartoon Network logo.
  • On the Sealab 2021 episode "Neptunati", the logo is placed near the bottom of the screen, then Zombie Cat (with a rainbow trail behind him) falls on the logo and says "Zombie Cat loves you."
  • On the Sealab 2021 episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", the logo appears as normal, then cuts to a living room setting with the logo on a TV screen. Two men on a couch say a few lines, then a dresser "wakes up", looks around, then closes back up.
  • A rare in-credit version was seen on Japanese airings of Ed, Edd 'n Eddy.
  • At the end of the full intro to The Amazing World of Gumball, an in-credit version of the logo is seen underneath the show's logo.
  • On the 1997-1999 segments of Cartoon Gang, the logo is seen on the plate after the letters fall down, causing the dish closes and giving an iris-out effect at the end.

Technique: A still, digital graphic. For the variant, a zooming effect.

Audio: Usually the opening/closing theme of the show. In other cases, it's silent.

  • Other times, it carries the second half of the long 1997 Hanna-Barbera Cartoons theme. The zooming variant uses a "whoosh" sound with other assorted SFX.
  • On The Moxy & Flea Show: Abducted, Flea mutters quietly, "There's no such thing as monkey underwear".
  • On The Popeye Show, a fragment from "Popeye the Sailor", the very first cartoon, is heard.
  • For the Toonheads variant, Leslie Fram says "Watch these and other great cartoons on the Acme Hour, right here on Cartoon Network".
  • For the Sealab 2021 "Let 'Em Eat Corn" variant, the second guy on the couch says "Man, this **** show!". The first guy on the couch then says "Dude, it keeps on getting lame." The second guy then says "Random a** confusing bulls-" before getting interrupted by the dresser waking up, to which the second guy in response says "No! Bad dresser!"
  • The Brak Show's "The Eye" variant has a cranky voice saying "Hey, hey, hey! I float like a floating eye, sting like a floating eye. Oh yeah!"
  • On SGC2C, a soundbite from the preceding episode.
    • On "Bobcat", there is Marky Ramone scatting, which then skips repeatedly.
    • On "Punch", Space Ghost says "Magenta. Now that's a silly word."
    • On "Suckup", Brak says "I need to sop up the juicy flavor of the (muffled voice while drowning in gravy)"
    • On "Woody Allen's Fall Project", Don Kennedy (impersonating Bill Manspeaker) says "Stop hitting me, who's hitting you, stop it!"
    • On "Table Read", Matt Maiellaro imitating a train whistle.
  • The Space Ghost Coast To Coast "Girl Hair" variant has random gibberish (Bizarro Santa), then Zorak says "No, no! It's got to be heated! Heated up!" Fire crackling is heard throughout.
  • On the SGC2C episode "Spanish Translation" and earlier airings of Cartoon Planet, it's a musical box jingle.

Availability:

  • Seen on some Cartoon Cartoons of the era and Adult Swim shows, such as Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, Sealab 2021 and The Brak Show, as well on various animated shorts aired occasionally on Adult Swim, the 2007 revival of George of the Jungle, and season 1 of The Amazing World of Gumball.
  • The 3-D variant should be preserved on VHS tapes of Big Bag.
  • The black bylineless version was seen on programs like later What-a-Cartoon Show! shorts and Cartoon Network airings of Cartoon Planet during said show's run on TBS.
  • The zoom-in variant is seen on seasons 1 & 2 of Johnny Bravo, season 3 of Cow & Chicken, several season 2 episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip, and sometimes, season 1 episodes of The Powerpuff Girls on Boomerang. Also seen on on the short The Moxy & Flea Show: Abducted.
  • The purple-white version recently showed up on airings of early What-a-Cartoon shorts on Boomerang (these are later prints, as the What-a-Cartoon logo and music at the beginning and end are removed (a version of the Cartoon Cartoon music plays instead).
  • On pre-1996 airings of Cartoon Planet, the logo appears directly after a still version of the Williams Street logo. On some later airings of Cartoon Planet, this logo makes an appearance immediately after the next logo below. The same situation occurred on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, where it appears directly after the credits (preceding either the title card of the episode, the Williams Street logo or the "Contact Ghost Planet Industries" bumper) before the normal logos appear.
  • The logo was retained on iTunes prints of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and HBO Max up until its removal from the latter in 2023.

2nd Logo (Space Ghost Coast to Coast custom variant) (March 17, 1995-1998)

Visuals: On a pink background with the 1992-2004 Cartoon Network logo and a yellow zig-zag line on the bottom moving, an object resembling a jack-in-the-box pops out of the logo. It has a pinkish/purplish and blue zig-zagged stick holding a red oval with the word "PRODUCTIONS" on it. Then, sticks and eyeballs pop out of the CN logo, with the eyeballs each leaving behind a dotted trail. The zig-zagged stick wobbles through the remainder. The background quickly fades to a light pink vignette as it does this.

Trivia:

  • This logo briefly appeared on the SGC2C episode "Untitled".
  • The Cartoon Planet and "Zorak" audio variants can be heard at the beginning and end of Space Ghost's Musical Barb-B-Que (1997) and Space Ghost's Surf & Turf (1998).

Variants:

  • An alternate version of this logo (looking less hand-drawn) appears on Stephen W. Brandt's broadcast design reel. The zig-zagged stick is also yellow and blue.
  • On the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Gallagher", the logo is slowed down and a music theme played on a baseball organ is heard throughout.
  • On the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Brilliant Number One", the logo is in grayscale.

Technique: 2D animation, done by Stephen W. Brandt in-house using Mac and Flame platforms.

Audio: The logo has its own music (which varies on SGC2C, though only one variant was used on Cartoon Planet), with different sound effects to accent the pop-up of "PRODUCTIONS" and the sticks and eyeballs flying out. Most of the time on SGC2C, a soundbite from the previous episode or a clip of the show's music (composed by Sony Sharrock and Eddie Horst) would be used:

  • An accordion and weird, distorted sounds.
  • A 5-note tune and a frog croaking twice (also used on Cartoon Planet).
  • A wobble/sizzle sound with metallic chimes.
  • An 8-note xylophone/piano tune.
  • Andy Merrill saying "Stupid" six times (taken from the episode "Freak Show").
  • Space Ghost saying "I don't know." or "Oh my, I can't believe my ears!".
  • A deck of cards being shuffled.
  • A slide whistle rising and a boing, used on "Gilligan", "Sharrock", and "Banjo".
  • "Zorak" used a 12-note xylophone/flute jingle.
  • On "Zorak", a Hanna-Barbera sound is heard before the logo fades out.
  • "Zorak" used a stock wobble/sizzle sound.
  • The accordion and weird, distorted sounds were used again on "Zorak".
  • "Switcheroo" used a splat sound.

Availability:

  • Appeared on seasons 2-4 of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast (either following the title card of the episode, the "Contact Ghost Planet" bumper or the Ghost Planet Industries logo) and Cartoon Planet (long gone from TV, but segments from it appear on DVDs of SGC2C and The Brak Show) after it moved from TBS to Cartoon Network in 1996.
    • The former show was available on HBO Max until 2023, but this logo was absent on most of season 2.
  • It is preserved on DVD releases and digital prints of SGC2C; said prints of certain Season 1 episodes such as "Spanish Translation" and "Gilligan" also have this logo.
  • It was also long rumored to have appeared on What a Cartoon!.
  • The alternate variant appears on Stephen W. Brandt's broadcast design reel.

3rd Logo (November 26, 1999-November 3, 2017)

Visuals: On a black background, the 1992-2004 Cartoon Network logo is shown at the middle of the screen. Appearing from behind the logo are the turquoise circles used in the 1998 Cartoon Cartoons logo, which stop after the theme is played. The parent company byline can be seen below the logo, and to the center-right of it is the Service Mark/Trade Mark ("SM/TM") symbol inside a circle.

Trivia:

  • This logo is based on an intro for Cartoon Cartoons, a block that ran on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 2004. It is also in the same style as the Hanna-Barbera variation of the 1st logo (for the Service Mark symbol variant (November 26, 1999 to 2015)) with the differences are the 1992-2004 CN logo is in 2D, not shining and smaller, and the SM symbol and parent company byline are in white text.
  • This logo (taken from the 2013 short Lakewood Plaza Turbo) briefly appeared on the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode "Let's Watch the Pilot".

Variants:

  • There are three changes or revisions made to the Ripple endtag throughout its 18-year usage:
    • 2001-2004: Due to the AOL merger with Time Warner (Turner Broadcasting System's parent company, where Turner serves as the parent company of Cartoon Network), the byline "A Time Warner Company" is replaced with "An AOL Time Warner Company".
      • On the UK VHS release of The Powerpuff Girls: Birthday Bash!, the byline is larger, and in the same Garamond font as the Warner Bros. logo of the time.
    • Late 2006-November 3, 2017: The speed of circles are faster and size of a logo is bigger regardless of what aspect ratio is used. It was concurrently used with the original 1999-2009 variant with the smaller logo and slower circles until The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! on January 19, 2009.
    • October 28, 2014-November 3, 2017: On the last three years of usage, and third and final change or revision of the Ripple endtag, the 1999 Service Mark ("SM") symbol at the center-right of 1992-2004 CN logo is now replaced with the Trade Mark ("TM") symbol. It was concurrently used with the original 1999-2015 Service Mark symbol ("SM") version from October 28, 2014 to 2015 as although the last year to use this version of the Ripple logo is 2014 in terms of production years, there are still some Cartoon Network shows that use the Ripple endtag with the Service Mark symbol ("SM") until 2015 (as some episodes were originally produced in 2014). Also, the "TM" symbol in the logo's 2014-2017 version has smaller text than the "SM" symbol from the original 1999-2015 version.
      • The reason for the change from "SM" to "TM" symbol is to indicate that Cartoon Network does not only own the shows themselves, but also the brand of a show as a whole such as its merchandise (toys and DVDs) and related media (movies and specials relating to a particular show).
  • Sometimes, the logo is extended, where after the animation finishes, the logo stays still for a couple seconds before cutting to black.
  • On seasons 1 and 2 of DreamWorks Dragons, the 1992-2004 CN logo uses its inverted variant, parent company byline and Service Mark (SM) symbol are black, uses the background used in the closing credits, and ripples do not appear behind the logo.
  • The Powerpuff Girls episode "Seed No Evil/City of Clipsville" had a poorly edited blacked out byline presumably because of the byline on the CN Studios logo. However, judging with the black bar underneath the 1992-2004 CN logo that can be seen when the circles appear behind the logo stretches below the "N" of the "Network" at the left and "K" at the right, this on-screen logo uses the AOL Time Warner byline variant.
  • Sometimes, like the above variant, the byline is rarely (and completely) absent.
  • On the Codename: Kids Next Door TV movie Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S., the logo is still (likely because it was the very last episode of the series).
  • On The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! and the 2008 documentary Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares?, the logo is squished, despite the latter already being in a 4:3 screen format.
  • On Re-Animated, the logo has a copyright stamp on the bottom.

Technique: 2D animation, designed by Cartoon On-Air.

Audio: The last seven notes of the "Cartoon Cartoons" ID theme, composed by Stephen Mank.

Audio Variants:

  • On Australian broadcasts of season 3 of Chowder, the entire show plays in a low tone, thus affecting this logo as well.
  • Sometimes, it’s silent or the ending theme plays over the logo.
  • On the short version, only the last 4 notes of the music are used.
  • On some Season 2 episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog, the music is a semitone higher.

Availability:

  • It was first seen on The Powerpuff Girls episode "A Very Special Blossom/Daylight Savings" and was used until November 3, 2017.
  • This logo was used on episodes of respective Cartoon Network shows (as well as its movies) that were originally produced and aired from November 26, 1999 to November 3, 2017.
    • Broadcasts of Cartoon Network originals in the U.S. before June 14, 2004 would usually replace this logo with a Cartoon Cartoons or Cartoon Cartoon Fridays endcap.
    • On recent U.S. airings of Cartoon Network shows, this logo is edited out, but is preserved on HBO Max and other streaming platforms (such as HBO GO in Asian countries, and Netflix globally).
  • It also survives on some episodes of the 2001 revival of Dexter's Laboratory, several 2000 episodes of Johnny Bravo and episodes of Samurai Jack when reran on Boomerang.
  • It also appeared directly under the split-screen credits of Courage the Cowardly Dog on Cartoon Network, plastering the Stretch Films logo. The high tone variant can be found on Season 2 of the show on DVD and iTunes.
  • This logo is more common outside the U.S., as it is seen at pretty much the end of all Cartoon Network-produced shows.
  • It is also seen on Regular Show episodes on iTunes, plastering the Cartoon Network Studios logo, as well as episodes of the show seen on demand and on the CN app.
  • This logo can be seen on every post-1999 Cartoon Network show on DVD (such as season box sets of The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Adventure Time and Regular Show, as well as various Cartoon Network compilation DVD releases).
  • Also seen on the sneak peek, on demand, and CN app versions of Uncle Grandpa.
  • It also appears on European co-productions such as Chop Socky Chooks, Hero 108, and My Spy Family.
  • The original 1999-2015 Service Mark (SM) symbol version is seen on episodes of CN shows, films, and shorts that were produced from November 26, 1999 to late 2014 and originally aired from the said date of November 1999 to 2015 (like The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, most episodes of Ben 10: Omniverse (episodes 1-77; 80, from "The More Things Change: Part 1" to "Malgax Attacks" and "A New Dawn" (with the latter being the final episode of the series and Classic Continuity of Ben 10 franchise)), some episodes of Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show, etc.) while the 2014-2017 Trade Mark (TM) symbol version is seen on episodes, films, and shorts that were produced from late 2014 to December 24, 2016 and originally aired from October 28, 2014 to November 3, 2017 (such as the 2016 Powerpuff Girls reboot, We Bare Bears, episodes 78 and 79 ("The Most Dangerous Show" and "The End of an Era") of Ben 10: Omniverse (the antepenultimate and penultimate episodes of the series and franchise's Classic Continuity), some season 1 episodes of the 2016 Ben 10 reboot, etc.). The new episodes using the 2014 Trade Mark symbol version that aired from January to November 3, 2017 were originally produced in 2016. Thus, the last production year to use the Ripple logo is 2016, while the last original airing year to use this logo is 2017.
  • In terms of production years, the last Cartoon Network short to use this logo is Lasso & Comet, a Cartoon Network Asia short, while the last Cartoon Network original series to use this logo is the Ben 10 2016 reboot.
  • It was concurrently used with the 2015-2021 logo from June 18, 2015 to November 3, 2017.
  • The endtag was last used on Ben 10 2016 reboot episode "Need for Speed" (although the Ripple endtag is not shown when it aired in the United States on November 3, 2017, the episode uses the endtag outside the U.S. airing of the show).

4th Logo (Powerpuff Girls VHS tapes custom variant) (May 30, 2000-October 23, 2001)

Visuals:

  • Dexter's Laboratory: A projector turns on, showing the 1992-2004 Cartoon Network logo in the white background. Dee Dee (voiced by Kat Cressida) makes shadow puppets and knocks over the projector. Dexter (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) gets mad at her and sets it back up. "a" and "presentation" appear above and below the CN logo respectively, segueing into the Powerpuff Girls version of the Cartoon Cartoons logo.
  • Johnny Bravo: Johnny Bravo (voiced by Jeff Bennett) shows off his muscles to the audience in the movie theater while in front of the screen, which is showing the Cartoon Network logo. However, one of the audience members tells Johnny to sit down in the third row of seats as he leaves. The silhouettes of the CN characters at the theater were: Pops from Johnny Bravo, Dee Dee from Dexter's Laboratory, and the Mayor of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls. The camera zooms in to the CN logo while the aforementioned words appear above and below the logo respectively, segueing into the aforementioned version of the Cartoon Cartoons logo.

Technique: 2D cel animation, produced by BARK BARK with animation by another company.

Audio: The characters talking, sound effects corresponding to the animation, and the Cartoon Cartoons jingle.

Availability: It can be found on most Powerpuff Girls VHS tapes.

5th Logo (Adult Swim-exclusive variant) (May 7, 2001-2012)

Visuals: On a white fuzzy background, a white, minimalist skull and crossbones are displayed. The 1992-2004 Cartoon Network logo serves as the skull's teeth. The copyright stamp and the Time Warner byline, both in white text with slight black shadow, are below the skull.

Trivia:

  • The skull was created by Linda Simensky, a production manager for Duolingo and former executive at both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.[1]
  • This logo first appeared on the Space Ghost: Coast to Coast season 7 episodes "Kentucky Nightmare", which originally aired a few months before Adult Swim started broadcasting on May 7. It appeared again on the episode "Justice Hole", which aired seven days after Adult Swim launched.
  • This logo was also featured in an AS bump from 2010, specifically, the 2008 variant (where the change on the skull's teeth or the checkerboard logo can be seen) was the one that was used.
  • Coincidentally, this logo was originally designed by Mike Lazzo, which was first seen as a pirate flag at the Cartoon Network Studios building for several weeks in 2000 (when the building was officially opened on August 24th) before local police threatened action over its lack of permit.
  • The logo, albeit without the text in the checkerboard teeth, was reused for the Adult Swim block Checkered Past.

Variants:

  • Starting in 2007, the skull is drawn with a smoother outline, and the logo is much bigger overall. If one looks closely, the checkerboard teeth are replaced with a custom variant of the Cartoon Network logo, with the letters in a hand-written and messy style.
  • Sometimes, the copyright stamp's shadow effect is more pronounced, with the colour of the shadow leaning more towards pitch black.
  • On seasons 2-6 episodes of Squidbillies, the skull flashes to a cartoon squid skull (most likely the skull of Early Cuyler) for a split-second before changing back into normal.
    • On the show's episode "A**es to Ashes, S***s to Dust", this same variant appears on a computer stuck inside Early's brain.
    • The episode "Rebel with a Claus" has snow falling over the variant, along with the credits and Williams Street logo.
    • Starting with the show's fourth season, another notice appears at the bottom that reads "The persons in this film are fictitious. Any similarities in actual persons of events is unintentional."
  • On the Space Ghost: Coast to Coast episode "FLIPMODE", the logo appears with a static overlay.
  • On Eagleheart, it is superimposed on the copyright credits with the IATSE and Teamsters logos.
  • On the Xavier: Renegade Angel episode "Bloodcorn", the logo is blood red due to the end of the episode, in which the planet Earth cries blood that floods the universe after turning into a giant eyeball.
  • On the Xavier: Renegade Angel episode "Damnesia You", the logo is stretched.
  • On the Yappy Broads pilot, the logo fades in and out.
  • On the Earth Ghost pilot, the logo is in sepia.
  • On UK broadcasts of Adult Swim shows (mainly Robot Chicken and a couple of others), the logo's contrast has been turned up to the point where the logo is barely viewable, and only stays on screen for, in most cases, not even a second. This could be accounted to the fact that the Adult Swim lineup in the UK was broadcast on FX, and then Fox, and not Cartoon Network. From Robot Chicken: Star Wars onward, the logo is unobscured and appears fully.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: A split-second clip of Matt Maiellaro (writer of Space Ghost Coast to Coast and co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force) saying "SKULL!".

Audio Variants:

  • Occasionally, Maiellaro saying "SKULL!" will be time-stretched as if it was running through a granular synthesizer. This variant first appeared in 2006 and was used in tandem with the original variant until this variant replaced it around 2009 (with the exception of Squidbillies).
  • On some Space Ghost episodes and other shows, the closing theme accompanies it.
  • On seasons 1-6 episodes of Squidbillies, the audio is replaced with a different character (varies depending on each episode) saying "Skull!" or other words or phrases.
  • On the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Sirens", one of the Sirens sings "SKULL!" instead of Maiellaro yelling "SKUUUUUUUUUUULLL!!!!!".
  • On the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Dusty Gozongas", the audio is replaced with a character from earlier in the episode saying "Yes!"
  • On the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "A PE Christmas", the audio is replaced with a door bell sound.
  • On early live action Adult Swim shows (mainly Delocated and a few others), the logo is silent.
  • On the Xavier: Renegade Angel episode "Bloodcorn", the "SKULL!" audio is muffled with the sound of liquid blood pouring.
  • On season 1 episodes of Superjail!, the last hammer strike from the Williams Street logo is heard.
  • On the final two seasons of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Maiellaro saying "SCHOOL." in a low tone. However, a different variant exists on "Idlewild South" and "Dreams" where he alternately shouts "SKILL!" in a high tone.
  • On the Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil episode "Temptasia", a different voice shouts "SKUUUUUUUUUUULLL!!!!!".

Availability:

  • Can be seen directly after the Williams Street logo on many Adult Swim shows, such as Space Ghost: Coast to Coast from "Kentucky Nightmare" to "Live at the Filmore", Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, 12 oz. Mouse, Metalocalypse, and Sealab 2021 episodes after "Shrabster" among others. It is also seen on Immortal Grand Prix.
  • It is plastered out of current Adult Swim website prints of shows like 12 oz. Mouse along with the Williams Street logo being shortened to one hammer strike instead of two.

6th Logo (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi custom variant) (November 19, 2004-June 27, 2006)


Visuals: Over a white background, the logo starts with the 2004-2010 Cartoon Network logo in Japanese lettering, which later changes to the English letter initials "CN". Underneath the letters is "CARTOON NETWORK" in its usual font and the byline "A Time Warner Company" (in the same font as the 3rd logo).

Technique: A fading effect.

Audio: A wooden flute theme, followed by people shouting "CN!" in Japanese (almost sounding like "See ya!").

Availability: It was a custom variant for Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (in which this logo is used before the 3rd logo), and is preserved on DVD releases.

7th Logo (Still variants) (November 5, 2005-April 14, 2013)


Visuals: There is the 2004-2010 Cartoon Network logo (which is made up of two black and white tiles with the network's initials, and the network's full name underneath it, also in the same typeface as the 1992 logo), superimposed on the screen. Usually, the copyright stamp is seen below.

Variant: A special version appears on Skatoony; the Cartoon Network logo appears on a blue background. The show's cartoon host, Chudd Chudders, appears from the left and slides to it. Chudd says "Yeah!" as he points to the logo, then he leaves.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: The opening/closing theme of the show. In other cases, it's silent.

Availability: Seen on some Cartoon Network shows, such as Immortal Grand Prix, Skatoony and Powerpuff Girls Z, among others. Due to Skatoony (distributed by Cartoon Network UK branch) was aired until April 14, 2013, the UK branch of the network was the last to use the 2004 CN logo while other branches (including the original US branch) already phased out entirely the usage of the 2004 logo and now use the current 2010 one by the time of last airing date of the show.

8th Logo (Ben 10: Race Against Time custom variant) (November 21, 2007)


Visuals: Over a black background, the logo starts with the CN blocks and various objects flying up as it quickly changes to a cloudy sky. The blocks settle down to form the 2004-2010 Cartoon Network logo, while they close down the objects.

Trivia: This logo is based on Cartoon Network's fall branding from 2007-2008.

Technique: A mix of 2D and 3D animation, designed by Shilo Designs.

Audio: Cartoonish bouncing sounds.

Availability: It was only seen on Ben 10: Race Against Time. Strangely, instead of using the Cartoon Network Studios logo after the film's credits and before the 1999-2017 Ripple endtag, this logo is used (this is because the film was produced by Alive and Kicking, Inc. (a live-action division of CNS) where it does not have its own logo instead of CNS itself), just like a similar thing happened with Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi from the 6th logo.

9th Logo (September 6, 2010- (United States), October 2013- (international))

Visuals: An end tag featuring the 2010 Cartoon Network logo, except the copyright information is shown.

Variants:

  • On Bill and Tony and Lamput, a white background is used, plus the copyright notice is shown as "© 2015 TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM ASIA PACIFIC, INC.". The current variant only includes the logo, making it similar to the end of a Cartoon Network bumper or promo.
  • On Season 2 of Animal Control, the logo's text is absent.
  • A still, in-credit version of the logo (sometimes the 2010 version of the CN checkerboard logo is used) exists, which used for Cartoon Network's co-produced shows.
    • On the Care Bears: Unlock the Magic specials, the white square is absent.
  • The logo can be on a colored background, such as blue, yellow and pink.

Technique: 2D computer animation. A still, digital graphic for the in-credit variant.

Audio:

  • The same Cartoon Cartoons jingle from the 1999-2017 Ripple endtag was used on two animated shorts that were produced on Asia in 2013 which are Season 1 of Animal Control and The Fog of Courage. The latter has the jingle slightly lower pitched and aired in 2014.
  • On some episodes of Bill and Tony and Season 2 of Animal Control, the swoosh sound effect is used.
  • On Lamput and newer episodes of Bill and Tony, the current 4-note jingle is used with the conjunction of the current logo's sound effect.
  • On the in-credit variant, the opening/ending theme of the show is heard.

Availability:

  • Animated variant: This is only used on animated shorts that are airing in Asia. The Cartoon Cartoons variant can be found in The Fog of Courage (which hasn't been aired in the United States yet) and Season 1 of Animal Control. The textless variant can be found on Season 2 of Animal Control. The white background variant can be found on Bill and Tony, as well as Lamput, which is on HBO Max in the US.
  • In-credit variant: Currently used on Cartoon Network co-productions such as Total DramaRama, Bakugan: Battle Planet, Power Players and the Care Bears: Unlock the Magic half-hour specials. This logo is sometimes removed on non-US prints of these shows.

10th Logo (June 18, 2015-April 9, 2021)


Visuals: On a blue background, a black square (the C square) rolls like a dice and a white square (the N square) dashes in and they merge. When they merge, they explode and form the 2010 version of the Cartoon Network "Checkerboard" logo. The background will then change from blue to white once this happens.

Technique: A mix of 2D and 3D animation.

Audio: A retro four-note version of the 2010 CN jingle, composed by Kelly Meador and Daniel Elwing.

Audio Trivia: This jingle was used at the end of the 2013 Uncle Grandpa "Sign Dance" promo which was shown two years before this endtag was introduced.

Audio Variant: On the 19th and 22nd episode of Ben 10 reboot "Recipe for Disaster" and "Tomorrow Today", the Cartoon Cartoons jingle from the 1999-2017 Ripple endtag plays over the logo. This is likely because the 1999 Ripple endtag was supposed to be used after the Cartoon Network Studios logo on both episodes and the 2015 Exploding Boxes endtag was mistakenly used, edited, and plastered on where the correct 1999 endtag should be used. Outside of the original editing of the 2015 endtag (with the correct music), the Cartoon Cartoons jingle may also plaster over the Exploding Boxes endtag instead of the correct retro four-note version of the 2010 CN jingle on some international Cartoon Network channels that air this endtag.

Availability:

  • It debuted on a Cartoon Network short Welcome to My Life in June 18, 2015 (which was first screened at Annecy Festival on the same day, and then released online through the official Cartoon Network YouTube channel on April 7, 2017), before being aired on TV one year later in November 10, 2016 starting with Regular Show episode "The Key to the Universe". For some reason, it also appears on digital prints (and some international prints, such as British versions) of season 5 from Samurai Jack, even though the show aired on Adult Swim and was co-produced by Williams Street (probably since Samurai Jack originally debuted on CN itself (specifically, the first 4 seasons all premiered and aired on CN) and thus this logo was used).
  • Starting on June 14, 2018 upon changing the name of Turner Broadcasting System's (Cartoon Network's parent company) parent Time Warner to WarnerMedia due to AT&T acquisition of the company, the copyright information at the end of credits of any CN original uses the name of Cartoon Network Studios instead of Cartoon Network. Despite this, this logo was used until April 9, 2021, because Cartoon Network Productions serves as the network's global distribution arm while Cartoon Network Studios produces shows for the network (for shows released in the United States, with the Exploding Blocks logo were used on CN Studios-produced shows and pilots until April 26, 2019).
  • Since April 27, 2019, this endtag is no longer used on episodes of Cartoon Network original series, pilots, and films that were produced, released, and distributed in the United States due to the dissolution of Turner Broadcasting System, Cartoon Network's parent company, which removed all references to Turner Broadcasting including this division (with the last CN original series to use the Exploding Blocks endtag or in general, Cartoon Network Productions logo, is Victor and Valentino and the first CN original series to not use the said endtag is Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, while the first CN movie not to use the CNP logo is Steven Universe: The Movie). As a result, they simply end with the Cartoon Network Studios logo. However, the last appearance of this endtag was Mushroom and the Forest of the World, a Cartoon Network short that was produced in 2017 and released online on April 26, 2019.
  • This logo briefly made a comeback on Elliott from Earth, which first aired in Africa and in the UK on March 6, 2021. Most likely because the show started production in September 2018, when this logo was still used.
  • It was concurrently used with the 1999-2017 Ripple endtag from June 18, 2015 to November 3, 2017.

11th Logo (Redraw Your World) (January 1, 2022-)


Visuals: On a black background, there is a multicolored 3D square jump up from the bottom of the screen to the top. The square rotates and then falls to the center of the screen, transforming into the 2010 Cartoon Network logo drenched in the colors from the square. The colors float away from the logo.

Trivia: This logo is based on the CN screenbug from 2021 to 2022, during the Redraw Your World era.

Technique: A mix of CGI and 2D animation, designed by Gimmick Studio.

Audio: A new retention of the 4-note CN jingle, composed by Andy Alvarez.

Availability: First seen at the beginning of We Baby Bears. Currently unknown if this will be used on other CN productions.

References

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