Boomerang Celebrates Fifth Birthday with "Fool-a-Thon", Launches "The Zoo"
Boomerang celebrates its fifth birthday on Friday, April 1 with a holiday-themed 24-hour “Fool-a-Thon,” showcasing a cast of television’s most foolish and funny cartoon characters. Taking the April Fool’s Day spotlight will be Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Porky Pig, the Hillbilly Bears, Ranger Smith, Ralph Wolf, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, and Marvin the Martian. The marathon runs from 6:00am on Friday, April 1 to 6:00am on Saturday, April 2.
Separately, Boomerang is launching The Zoo, a new programming franchise spotlighting its stable of talking animals. Stars making their way to center stage each morning will include Squiddly Diddly (octopus), Magilla Gorilla (gorilla), Yogi Bear (brown bear), Peter Potamus (hippopotamus), Snagglepuss (lion), Wally Gator (alligator), Grape Ape (ape), Yakky Doodle (canary), Huckleberry Hound (hound dog), Lippy the Lion (lion), Atom Ant (ant), and Breezly (bruin) & Sneezly (seal). Additional stars slated to make guest appearances include Ricochet Rabbit (bunny), Touché Turtle (tortoise), and Pixie & Dixie (mice). Launching March 28, the 60-minute strip will air weekdays from 10:00am – 11:00am.
Correction: Yakky Doodle is a duck. Our apologies and thanks to multiple readers for pointing that out to us.