It is a sad day today for every 90s kid who has grown up watching Cartoon Network. The happiness of catching your favourite cartoon after a hard day’s work in school was unmatched and it will remain so as the future of Cartoon Network has gone dark. Cartoon Network will no longer be available how everyone remembered it as the much-talked-of merger with Warner Bros, will see the two television companies merging as a “strategic realignment”.
However, it is not all happy news as the restructurings within Warner Bros. Television Group and multiple layoffs from the Cartoon Network team have the fans worried about the channel’s future. According to HITC, Warner Bros laid off 26% of Cartoon Network’s staff that prompted netizens to share their feelings about the entire situation on social media.
Cartoon Network Studios is being shut down after 30 years and will be merged with Warner Bros pic.twitter.com/TBCjfXSjmH
— RapTV (@Rap) October 13, 2022
Fans took to social media to thank everyone associated with Cartoon Network for 30 years of wonderful storytelling and iconic characters like Dexter, Tom and Jerry, Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd and Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog and others. The netizens who all were kids when Cartoon Network started airing thanked the channel for their childhood memories and took a trip down memory lane sharing nostalgic anecdotes. They called Cartoon Network, “the greatest cartoon channel ever.”
rip cartoon network
thank you for everything ♥ pic.twitter.com/xQzEr5Lhnw
— *.*. Cecília Andrade *.*. COMMS SLOTS 5/5 (@wutanimations) October 12, 2022
me watching my childhood fade away on twitter everyday pic.twitter.com/HNGHVQ1Gtv
— jus (@jussbetter) October 13, 2022
RIP Cartoon Network. The greatest cartoon channel ever
Thank You For All The Childhood Memories
— Search Around Web (@searcharoundweb) October 14, 2022
— Blablara H (@Lico_JTJ) October 14, 2022
Since #RIPCartoonNetwork is real here is my top 3:
1) The Powerpuff Girls
2) Dexter’s Laboratory
3) Ed, Edd n Eddy
Plenty of Honorable Mentions. PLENTY. Old AND new. But don’t @ me. Top 3 all time right here.
— christopher refuerzo (@aka_Rufio) October 14, 2022
— (. ) (@X_Cruz_Diaz) October 13, 2022
— Primetime Willie Trill (@WiLLieTriLL_) October 14, 2022
The fact that we got classics like this from that network . pic.twitter.com/tmHyEVcdUV
— Jay (@LilUhh1) October 13, 2022
Cartoon Network thought me English, NOT school, so thank you CN, I'll be telling my future kids about you.
Truly a sad moment for everyone born close to 1990-2000.
This was my favorite channel to watch as a kid and as a teenager.
RIP Cartoon Network Studios.
— Nick (@NickLittleBeast) October 13, 2022
Warner Bros Television Group has laid off scripted, unscripted, and animation employees and has no plans to fill 3 other vacant positions as reported by media outlets. The decisions have been majorly controversial which has irked the fans. Recently, HBO Max removed over 30 animated titles including Infinity Train, OKKO and Summer Camp Island from HBO Max after it merged with Discovery+ in August. The cancellation of films like Scoob! Holiday Haunt and Leslie Grace’s Batgirl has also fuelled controversies leaving fans upset and heartbroken.