‘End of our old childhood’: Netizens get nostalgic after news of Cartoon Network’s merger with Warner Bros.

If you grew up in the 1990s, you must have loved watching shows like ‘The Flintstones’, ‘The Jetsons’, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’, ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ on Cartoon Network. Watching cartoons on TV for a few hours after they got back from school used to be a common pastime for kids when there were no gadgets like cell phones and laptops.

That’s why millennials around the world are feeling nostalgic at the news that their beloved Cartoon Network will merge with Warner Bros Animation. Netizens took to social media to remember their childhood memories and memories of the shows and iconic characters they watched, such as ‘Popeye the Sailor’, ‘Bugs Bunny and the Looney Toons’, ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ and ‘Johnny Bravo’. Cartoon Network was founded on October 1, 1992.

“It’s the end of an era. End of our old childhood. I don’t know why, but this makes me a little emotional. Thank you Cartoon Network for bringing smiles and joy back to those days,” one netizen wrote on Twitter.

“For me it was always Cartoon Network over Disney and Nickelodeon,” said another. “I look at my childhood on twitter every day,” wrote a third. “Thanks for memories. RIP Bro,” said another.

Cartoon Network Studios is shutting down after 30 years and merging with Warner Bros‼️😔 pic.twitter.com/TBCjfXSjmH

— RapTV (@Rap) October 13, 2022

Thank you cartoon network for making my childhood great. pic.twitter.com/QEAuLqJY4p

— Anchit Bose (@AnchitBose) October 14, 2022

Thanks for all those memories Tom & Jerry, Scooby do, Popeye, powerpuf girls, courage, looney tones and much more❤️Now I really feel older 🤧#CartoonNetwork

— Loner (@Memorieslives) October 14, 2022

Hungama, Pogo & Disney ye sb toh bache hai uske saamne… I lived my childhood with Cartoon Network.

— Aniket Tiwari (@anii_tiwari) October 14, 2022

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has reportedly laid off about 82 employees working in various domains, including animation, scripted and unscripted divisions, amid the turmoil surrounding the merger.

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