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Toonzone's Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary: 2000

Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by Scrappy-Fan92, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Scrappy-Fan92

    Scrappy-Fan92 Well-Known Member

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    Back then I thought that CCF intro, was the best thing ever.
     
  3. Nexonius

    Nexonius Ten, count em', ten years!

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    2000 was also the year when Cartoon Network actually started their animation studio (Hanna-Barbera licensed the CN Studios name in 1994 for original programming, like Dexter's Laboratory and What A Cartoon!).

    And Ego Trip premiered in December of 1999.

    Boomerang (T.V. network) began on April Fools Day.

    Also, Sheep in The Big City premiered, along with the Robot Jones and Billy and Mandy pilots.
     
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  4. Dr.Pepper

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    This was the first year I started watching Cartoon Network religiously. Before then it was something I would only watch if nothing was on Disney and/or Nick or if I was at someone else's house.

    Also was 2000 the year CCF started to do character hosts?
     
  5. Daikun

    Daikun Long Live the Fighter!
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    Yes, it was.

    A few things I remember:

    -Toonami Full Cycle
    -The Intruder
    -America's introduction to Gundam (And HOLY CRAP IS THAT UNCUT?!?!)
     
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    DuckTwacy French phone.

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    A funny bumper from around that time:

    [video=youtube;Pzth7hcueTs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzth7hcueTs[/video]

    "PANTS IS IMPLIED!"
     
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    Cartoon Ruler I Like Waffles

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    Don't forget about the launch of the Boomerang channel (launched on 4/1).
     
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    Also, I forgot if it was 2000 or 2001, but Cartoon Network Asia Pacific switched to a 24-hour channel by that time. Like other feeds, it shared it's airtime with TNT Classic Movies.

    Here's a fun bumper from CN Asia Pacific

    [video=youtube;TBskwPaiYcE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBskwPaiYcE&list=FLgES0Z8huzTIQiq9L_8Tr5Q&index=73&feature=plpp_video[/video]
     
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    Man, I love that Brak one. Not sure if this is from 2000, but it seems like it would be from around then. It's spoof of late 90's Gap ads. (Just in case you haven't seen what they where spoofing, here's the original commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_X1Lm7dqo)

    And now here's is CN's parody of it (listen to The Red Guy. Hilarious.):

    [video=youtube;rS9M4N5b46c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9M4N5b46c&feature=related[/video]
     
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    This along with other spoofs of ads have aired during the Big Games.
     
  12. Angilasman

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    ^The Big Games! I loved those!

    That's really something that I'd love for them to bring back, but it seems that networks like the stability of new series instead of one-off (or annual) specials, which were more common in the '90s. CN was great at taking nothing but a few bumpers and creating a big event out of nothing.
     
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    Ahhh... probably CN's hottest year.

    Watching the channel back in these days was equivalent to watching the Attitude Era of the WWF and though I didn't watch wrestling back then, I watched plenty of cartoons. The Big Pick Weekend continues to be the highlight of 2000 for me and I remember it fondly (can't remember actually watching it, but the anticipation of the build up and promos was a spectacle in itself). And what do you know, I forgot all about the election that year as well as the promos for them! I agree with whoever said CN could make something fun out of nothing, and the election bumpers were extremely fun.

    If there's any year CN needs to replicate, it's 2000. They need to reinvigorate this flavor and 2012 is the perfect year to do so.

    EDIT: 2005 would also be a good year to take notes from. Three words: BEST. SUMMER. EVER.
     
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    Back again for the 25th anniversary, it's 2000! One thing that's worth noting is that this year was arguably when the shows that would spawn Adult Swim were born. The Brak Show and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law both premiered their pilots in late 2000, continuing in Space Ghost: Coast to Coast's path as weird, screwball parodies of Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

    The Brak Show intro:

    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law intro:
     
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    One of these days, I'd like to see the full results for the Cartoon Campaign 2000.

    Scooby was #1, the Powergirl Girls #2, and Bugs Bunny #3. If I recall right, Dexter was #4, while the Flintstones, EEnE, and Daffy Duck also made it to the top 10. But that's all I can think of.
     
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    I'm sure someone has already mentioned this, but CCF started doing cartoon character hosts around summer of this year. Some people forget the cartoons did not host CCF right away when it started in 1999. Throughout CCF's first season from 1999-2000 it was hosted by live-action adults doing creative parodies centered around the cartoons that were airing on the block.
     

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