The last good era of CN

The last good era of CN

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Literally why did CN stop making TV-PG cartoons? Why didnt that become the new standard for them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why didnt that become the new standard for them?
      The TV-PG audience stopped watching TV.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thats bullshit, their ratings started plummeting the moment they switched over to being the TTG network

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Teen Titans Go and Tiny Toons Looniversity are both TV-PG cartoons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Teen titans go is obnoxious shit tho. I cant say anything about the new tiny toons because i havent watched it but i have no nostalgia for the original either

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >TTG
        Really?
        I know Regular Show actually was

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >problemsolvers
    Oh god I had blissfully forgotten that show

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Filtered by kino

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it's bad so... actually it good!
        KYS contrarian moron

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Last good era was CN city

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So vastly incorrect.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >GBA
      SOVL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Now THIS was the peak of CN

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No way. The moment they changed the logo everything went to shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mid-2000s CN website
        >2000s iMac and Safari web browser

        This was me. I didn't care much about the new cartoons around that time, but I did have a blast playing some EEnE and Dexter's Lab flash games. My most favorite being that one game where the Eds are skateboarding on a makeshift half pipe, and your goal is to do enough tricks to reach the required amount of points to impress Nazz.

    • 1 month ago
      Ohayō

      Those were the days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Now THIS was the peak of CN

      Does anybody have a screenshot of the AOL page from the 90s?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Le9675P.png

      The last good era of CN

      Now THIS was the peak of CN

      It was still a pale imitation of what came before

      Redpilled answer is that while City Era had the best aesthetics and felt like the culmination of an era, it was the beginning of the end for the network.

      The head (Betty Cohen) who had been around since 1992 quit in 2002. A thread from yesterday goes into why: [...]

      Then the new President Jim Samples did a number of controversial choices:
      >Moves all classic cartoons except Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo to the Boomerang network
      >Drops the "Cartoon Cartoon" label for CN original cartoons and eventually scraps Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
      >Replaces Toonami with Miguzi on weekdays to appeal to girls/smaller kids
      >Moves Adult Swim to every night and expands its timeslot gradually, also made [as] its own Network and it no longer became "CN after dark" with originals focusing mainly on Hanna-Barbera spoof
      >Begins CN's foray into live action with "Out of Jimmy's Head", albeit hybrid live action/animation.

      There was also the ATHF advertisement debacle, which led to Samples resignation. His replacement Stuart Snyder went all-in on the "newer" direction like showing live action movies, CN real, axing Toonami, relying more heavily on third party cartoons, etc..

      2004 was the end of an era for CN. Still good shows after the logo change but felt like it was soft-rebooted into a different channel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Images like this is pure autism by the strongest degree, but I will never forgive emos for taking over nu-metal. Fricking gays.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I feel like that image would make more sense if they used 2006 instead of 2004 that felt like more of a vibe shift than 04 did

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Too new

      Too old

      Now THIS was the peak of CN

      Just right

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    CN died when shit like Chowder and Flapjack showed up.
    After 2006 it was downhill. Last good show might have been Samurai Jack, KND and original Ben 10

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's wrong with Chowder? Also Cartoon Network went "downhill" after the logo change with the popout "CN" logo around 2004.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Besides having a few funny moments the show was just...le weird shit.
        Schizo world with fricked up made dishes, god as a cloud dood shooting lightning ect...pure nonsense which wasn't funny most of the time.
        The "absurdity factor" which barely worked in Cow&Chicken and I am weasel hee as popped to the max but without any charm.

        Flapjack was the same but worse, with the cringe, toneshifts with added ugliness and scares.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It's bad because it's a weird cartoon
          >a CARTOON being weird

          Lol...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If its weird just to be weird...yes.

            Ed,Edd&Eddy knew how to make weird work, Cow&Chicken as well.

            Chowder and Flapjack was just nonsense and started the downfall of CN

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Cow and chicken was carried hard by red guy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I get what he’s saying honestly.
            It was a cooking show by people who never cooked. There was a sense that all the wacky made up flurpledurple ingredients and their preparation methods were just covering for an ignorance on the topic they were depicting. With EE&E you can tell it was made by someone who grew up in the suburbs, it was nonsense but there was a baseline of reality underpinning it that made it work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >CN died when shit like Chowder
      Chowder was good but yeah Flapjack was the start of a steady decline

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw i remember all the anons on Cinemaphile back during CN's 20th birthday thinking they were entering a renaissance era.
    >nick cannon's incredible crew premieres soon after the end of the celebration

    I wanna go back and tell everyone that you were gonna get babbyshit in the following years.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hora Ben 10

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ehhh, it was kinda mediocre. Not AS bad as what came after it, but still.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was still a pale imitation of what came before

    Redpilled answer is that while City Era had the best aesthetics and felt like the culmination of an era, it was the beginning of the end for the network.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      aren't you supposed to be in Cinemaphile?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So just why did CN start to lose momentum during the city era?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because ATHF did a prank light bright advertisement in Boston that the local police thought was a bomb and rather than admit they were moronic they doubled down and the head of CN was forced to resign.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah but even before that, they weren't as ambitious as they were in the powerhouse era.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Disagree. There were a lot of plans, especially to capitalize on the rise and interest in anime. Not all of them were successful, and they might never have been, but they knew which way the wind was blowing at the time.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The head (Betty Cohen) who had been around since 1992 quit in 2002. A thread from yesterday goes into why:

        [...]

        Then the new President Jim Samples did a number of controversial choices:
        >Moves all classic cartoons except Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo to the Boomerang network
        >Drops the "Cartoon Cartoon" label for CN original cartoons and eventually scraps Cartoon Cartoon Fridays
        >Replaces Toonami with Miguzi on weekdays to appeal to girls/smaller kids
        >Moves Adult Swim to every night and expands its timeslot gradually, also made [as] its own Network and it no longer became "CN after dark" with originals focusing mainly on Hanna-Barbera spoof
        >Begins CN's foray into live action with "Out of Jimmy's Head", albeit hybrid live action/animation.

        There was also the ATHF advertisement debacle, which led to Samples resignation. His replacement Stuart Snyder went all-in on the "newer" direction like showing live action movies, CN real, axing Toonami, relying more heavily on third party cartoons, etc..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Squirrel Boy was the harbinger of doom. all downhill after that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Checkerboard (1992 - 1997)
      *crack*
      *siiiiip*
      Yep...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Powerhouse era was the peak. City is starting to decline but still good. But still many show in the City era was mediocre
      After 2006 its shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they didn't really air those movies at the bottom in current cartoon network did they?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Technically the period between 2010 and 2019 was the last real "era" of CN period, the channel slowly began dying off for good around 2016 and it's officially dead as of 2023 now that CN studios itself is closed (I know they moved current productions into WB, but for all intents and purposes, CN as you knew it doesn't exist anymore)

    Fun fact: 3 original series premiered during the 2020s
    >Tig n Seek (2020-2022)
    >The Fungies! (2020-2021)
    >We Baby Bears (2022-)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the period between 2010 and 2019 was the last real "era" of CN
      I wouldn't think of that as one era. In that time you had the "Check It" era where Adventure Time and Regular show were dominant, then the "Dimensional" era where there was a tsunami of TTG broken up by tumblr dreck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Tig n Seek (2020-2022)
      >The Fungies! (2020-2021)

      Though. no one really cares about those since they came in the start of CN's toddlerification and has now since been trash binned following after the mass tax write off.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >not a single good show and one of the worst shows ever problemsolverz
    have a nice day

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Getting rid of Cartoon Network Groovies will always be one of their worst mistakes.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >cartoons stopped being good when I turned 14 but for real this time

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The 90s, 2000s, and the early 2010s were the fricking GOAT years of Cartoon Network! Those CN website main pages from different eras really hit me in the feels! RIP good Cartoon Network (1992-2012)!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Id say CN was good until 2014. Early SU was going on then and over the garden wall came out in 2014 as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >early 2010
      Lol, no. Not even during it CNReal era.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. zoom zoom

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gumball was really the last good cartoon before things went to shit. And that cartoon is still continuing with the movie and s7 and no they weren't canceled there just in development hell

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh yeah! Early Steven Universe and Over the Garden Wall were awesome! Also, Infinity Train from 2016 was amazing too! In fact, Infinity Train is one of my favourite modern Cartoon Network Shows alongside Over the Garden Wall. In terms of my favourite CN series from the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, WAAAAAAAAY too fricking many to count.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I agree except ive never seen infinity train. I loved early SU a shame the show went downhill fast with townie shit and ignoring the gem characters progressively more and more

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is Over the Garden Wall so praised? I watched 2 episodes back when it released and it was shit.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not saying much

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I miss when CN still had an edge to it

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