Cartoon Network Rejects Shutdown Rumors

The children’s channel has issued a statement in response to the ‘RIP Cartoon Network’ messages from fans on social media.

Cartoon Network made it clear in a statement Monday that it will not stop its services. This was in response to “RIP Cartoon Network” memes that were popular on social media following the announcement of the kids channel’s merger with Warner Bros.

“You’re not dead, we’re just turning 30. To our fans, we’re not going anywhere. We are and will always be your home for beloved, innovative cartoons. More coming soon!” read the tweet.

Cartoon Network announced its merger with Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG), after which fans posted nostalgic and farewell messages for the channel. CEO Channing Dungey announced this in a company-wide memo on Tuesday. Now Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation merge their animation divisions as part of Warner Bros. Discovery’s “strategic realignment”.

WBTVG had announced that about 26 percent of its employees, both scripted, unscripted and animation, had been laid off. Meanwhile, Dungey said the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros merger could have more effects than their initial plan.

Launched on October 1, 1992 by Ted Turner, the channel holds a special place in the hearts of the kids of the 90s. It featured some of the most memorable shows such as Tom And Jerry, Ed, Edd And Eddy, Scooby Doo, Ben10, Loony Tunes, Power Puff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Flintstones.

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