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June Bugs & Daffy's Revenge Begin June 1st

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    10th Annual June Bugs Brings Alphabetical Zaniness to Cartoon Network

    Cartoon Network, TV's Exclusive Home to Looney Tunes, Dedicates 38 Straight Hours to Bugs Bunny June 1 and 2
    <a href="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/junebugs.jpg" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/t-junebugs.gif" alt="June Bugs" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="3" width="150" height="125"></a>     June Bugs, Cartoon Network's annual tribute to animation's biggest star, returns with a 38-hour marathon that begins on Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. (ET, PT) and continues until 10 p.m. (ET, PT) on Sunday, June 2. This year, June Bugs presents more than 160 Bugs Bunny cartoons in alphabetical order, beginning with "The Abominable Snow Rabbit," and ending with "Yankee Doodle Bugs."

         Over the course of 38 straight hours, Bugs will clash with an all-star roster of Looney tunes stars, ranging his most frequent tormentors, like Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam, as well as lesser-known co-stars such as Cecil Turtle, Count Bloodcount, Sir Pantsalot and Witch Hazel.

    <a href="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/looneytunes-carrotblanca.jpg" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/t-looneytunes-carrotblanca.jpg" alt="Carrotblanca" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="3" width="150" height="114"></a>     June Bugs is Cartoon Network's annual toast to the rabbit with the most. The versatile star always keeps his cool and outsmarts his foe. Bugs is just as comfortable in outer space, facing off against Marvin Martian, as he is in a grassy glade. He has also been known to traipse through time, rubbing shoulders with historical figures like Christopher Columbus ("Hare We Go"), Robin Hood ("Rabbit Hood"), Dr. Jekyll ("Hyde and Hare") and even Humphrey Bogart ("Slick Hare").

         In 2001, June Bugs racked up powerful ratings to become the most-watched stunt ever on Cartoon Network. Airing June 1-3, June Bugs scored a 1.6 average household rating (+14 percent) and delivery of an average 1,146,000 homes (+25 percent over last year). The stunt also charted its best-ever kids 6-11 rating (2.8), tweens 9-14 rating (1.7) and adults 18-34 rating (0.7).

    <a href="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/bugsanddaffy1.gif" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.toonzone.net/shows/images/cartoon-network/t-bugsanddaffy1.gif" alt="Bugs &amp; Daffy" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="3" width="150" height="162"></a>     Daffy Duck, the wisecracking, web-footed nemesis of Bugs Bunny, will receive equal "billing" this June as BOOMERANG, Cartoon Network's 24-hour commercial-free classic animation cable/satellite network, pays homage to the fast-talking foul with a 48-hour marathon of beloved Daffy Duck cartoons. Daffy's Revenge, to air Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. (ET, PT), through 8 a.m. (ET, PT) on Monday, June 3, will feature 76 Daffy Duck shorts from the Looney Tunes library.

         Cartoon Network, currently seen in 80.2 million U.S. homes and 145 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network also showcases unique original ventures such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable’s highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network’s Web site is located at http://CartoonNetwork.com (AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).

         Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
     

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