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WB Launches Boomerang Streaming Service Hosting Over 5,000 Classic Cartoons

by on March 7, 2017
 

Good morning! While you were asleep, Warner Bros. piled every Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes cartoon they own into one streaming service. All the old cartoons you once had to track down obscure DVD sets to see are about to become one click or tap away. Surprise!

Boomerang, previously a brand associated with CN’s spinoff channel, will also be the name of the service launching this spring that beams over 5,000 cartoons from WB’s classic library into your TV, mobile device or Internet browser. The Boomerang service will also host original content, launching with two new series created by Warmer Bros. Animation: “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” recasting the heroine of the original Oz story as a “brave and feisty princess protagonist,” and “Wacky Races” (self-explanatory). Future projects will include “new adventures” for the Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry.

“Boomerang is a beloved brand that has always had multi-generational appeal and some of the greatest animated shows ever created,” said Christina Miller, President of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim. “Our on-going partnership with Warner Bros. around this new premium service continues our strategy of making sure our fans are engaged with fresh and fun content whenever and wherever they want it.”

The Boomerang TV channel, for those that get it, will remain running in its current form. Currently Boomerang TV is the Cartoon Network Echo Channel, consisting of 70% TTG and Gumball repeats. But if you want to see the content Boomerang originally had in its prime, you’ve finally got a legal means of doing so.

Boomerang will launch later this spring for the web, iOS and Android, and will later be added to Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. It will be available for $4.99 per month (with 7-day free trial) or $39.99 per year (with 30-day free trial). For more information on Boomerang, visit the official website.

[Source: Cartoon Network]

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  • March 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Turner, Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang Cartoon Streaming-Subscription Service for $5 Monthly

    I'm pretty excited, and this is something I've been wanting for a long time (though of course, I would've preferred an ad-based service so I wouldn't have to pay). I liked it when Boomerang aired classic cartoons from the Turner/TimeWarner library, and this seems to feature a slew of shows based off what's shown on the site, and in this video below. Who knows, they might add the DTV Scooby movies, and make various Kids WB series, (Histeria, Pinky and the Brain, Legion of Superheroes) available as well.
    More importantly, this is great for people who's cable provider didn't carry Boomerang, so I definitely hope to sign up in the future.

    What do you guys think? Would you get this service?


  • March 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I'm excited about this too.
    This would be great.
    I also agree on the ad-based service as well, because I don't wanna pay for something great like this either.


  • March 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Me, upon reading that article:

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    This is about as close as we're going to get to returning Boomerang to what it once was.

    Now if it could just toss in stuff from the Ruby-Spears library of shows, along with anything else from the 70's/80's (the stuff that's not got the broadcast rights tied up), then my childhood is restored.

    I'd ask them to toss in the Filmation stuff as well, but that library of shows is easily available elsewhere online.


  • March 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    This is pretty cool. I thought they just gave up on Boomerang but they had this in mind. Can't wait for it.


  • March 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Wow, I didn't even know Boomerang had an official YouTube page or even a Twitter. Maybe Boomerang is now being taken seriously since the rebrand.


  • March 7, 2017 at 1:20 pm
    JTOONSAnimation

    Wow, I didn't even know Boomerang had an official YouTube page or even a Twitter. Maybe Boomerang is now being taken seriously since the rebrand.

    They were launched with the announcement of the new streaming service along with Facebook and Instagram accounts. But yeah, it's nice that Boomerang is actually getting this kind of attention.


  • March 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    If they make it so that we can get it for free with our cable TV subscription at least, then I might consider it (e.g., Starz, and I think Epix let you have either a standalone subscription, or free viewing with a cable subscription). Otherwise, I'm going to have to say no, which is too bad really, because I really am interested in this.


  • March 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I'm also tossed in the idea I'd prefer something with ads and not pay. Hope to get lucky in the future somehow.


  • March 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Maybe this explains why they've been keeping a lot of shows off of their live feed. Maybe they're doing this as an incentive.


  • March 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    It would have been pretty cool if for the app logo they used the old logo, like with Noggin.


  • March 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm
    JTOONSAnimation

    It would have been pretty cool if for the app logo they used the old logo, like with Noggin.

    I was hoping that they would bring the old logo back with the toys too! 🙁
    (unless if they are going to bring it back by surprise)


  • March 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I am curious about a couple of things, such as if we're getting every Looney Tunes short or just the same handful CN and Boom show, if they'll be censored, and if older CN and/or Warner series will be a part of this.

    Until we know about these, though, count me interested.


  • March 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Does this mean the channel will air classic cartoons again?


  • Eileen Cruz
    March 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I’ll definitely keep an eye out for their regular offerings and make a call on whether to get a subscription or not when they officially launch.


  • March 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    Micahel Cataldo

    Does this mean the channel will air classic cartoons again?

    I don't imagine the channel will be much different than it is now, though there will be classics on the streaming service.


  • March 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    JaredCap43™

    I was hoping that they would bring the old logo back with the toys too! 🙁
    (unless if they are going to bring it back by surprise)

    I hope so. I'd also like to have the CN Groovies and Shorties brought back. I also hope they'll show Swat Kats, Road Rovers, 2 Stupid Dogs,
    Freakazoid, Taz Mania, and Tom and Jerry Kids.


  • March 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I wonder if Wacky Races and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz will be exclusive to the streaming service or if they'll air on regular Boomerang as well? I imagine having new exclusive content would be a big selling point along with the classic stuff.

    Given how CN and Boomerang treat WBA's shows, I wonder if we might see them stick to the streaming services, maybe if Boomerang is successful, they'll launch a DC streaming service with the back catalogue plus new content.


  • March 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    So wait. Boomerang is both the name of the channel and the new streaming service that's set to launch in the future? And the new service just has the "boomerang" name in the URL while the channel now has "boomeranggo" instead? This is so confusing.

    I see one of the "classic" cartoons being offered in the new Boomerang service is My Gym Partner's A Monkey, so take of that what you will. At least the high quality looping animation clips on the top of the web page look nice. Kinda surprised they didn't save this announcement for the big Turner upfront this spring. They'll probably make a big fuss about it then regardless.

    I know the press release said the main channel will continue to stay on the air, but I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever if it ends up being gradually phased out not this year, but two or three years down the line. With a streaming service as ambitious as this, there just doesn't seem to be any point in keeping it around anymore.


  • March 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm
    DeanBurrito25

    So wait. Boomerang is both the name of the channel and the new streaming service that's set to launch in the future? And the new service just has the "boomerang" name in the URL while the channel now has "boomeranggo" instead? This is so confusing.

    I see one of the "classic" cartoons being offered in the new Boomerang service is My Gym Partner's A Monkey, so take of that what you will. At least the high quality looping animation clips on the top of the web page look nice. Kinda surprised they didn't save this news for the big Turner upfront this spring. They'll probably make a big fuss about it then regardless.

    I know the press release said the main channel will continue to stay on the air, but I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever if it ends up being gradually phased out not this year, but two or three years down the line. With a streaming service as ambitious as this, there just doesn't seem to be any point in keeping the channel around anymore.

    Showtime's OTT streaming service is also called Showtime and it doesn't seem to cause any issues.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Boomerang is rebranded as either CN Too or something along those line in a few years.


  • March 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    A lot of households still don't have access to Boomerang the TV channel, but many more can still pay for the Boomerang streaming service. It's probably reasonable Turner is launching this new Boomerang service in hopes to gain revenue from subscribers.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to the launch soon.


  • March 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I applaud Turner for taking this action, I think it is just better to offer this given the lack of availability the normal channel has.


  • March 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I'm intrigued. I wonder how much older CN stuff they will have?


  • March 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

    While I'm more into new material and not nostalgic in any way for my crappy.childhood, I know we can all agree on more than this much: this is truly a damn good move on WB and Turner's part(s), but only if people pay into it, of course. $5 ain't much for what Boomerang should be like, which is what this is (I really hope to God, anyway.) clearly & honesty setting out to do here. So here's hoping to God, from me, that this succeeds, unlike the crap CN / Boomerang are doing with their awful s scheduling and lack of variety!


  • March 8, 2017 at 8:26 am
    Mandouga

    If they make it so that we can get it for free with our cable TV subscription at least, then I might consider it (e.g., Starz, and I think Epix let you have either a standalone subscription, or free viewing with a cable subscription). Otherwise, I'm going to have to say no, which is too bad really, because I really am interested in this.

    Ditto that, Mandouga. There's always a catch somewhere, it seems.


  • March 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    It's good they're doing this, it looks nice, it has potential, but it's a shame it took this long and the catalogue will be at least initially limited. Considering they want it to remain kids friendly and mainstream certain old/violent/obscure shows are likely off the list and I'm not expecting them to put up everything they actually own. There's the Warner Archive and these two service will somehow need to work together. But we'll see. Maybe they'll surprise us, listen and adjust based on demand. I don't expect this service to expand beyond US, Canada, Australia and UK and I'm not sure about the price which could be slightly lower. Plus there's the question of what this means for the channel and what will it show. Not to sound negative though, I hope that at least this concept for Boomerang works out and that Turner has realized finally they need to care about their properties and put some effort instead of camping in the corner and putting everything on autopilot.


  • March 8, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Checkerboard

    It's good they're doing this, it looks nice, it has potential, but it's a shame it took this long and the catalogue will be at least initially limited. Considering they want it to remain kids friendly and mainstream certain old/violent/obscure shows are likely off the list and I'm not expecting them to put up everything they actually own. There's the Warner Archive and these two service will somehow need to work together. But we'll see. Maybe they'll surprise us, listen and adjust based on demand. I don't expect this service to expand beyond US, Canada, Australia and UK and I'm not sure about the price which could be slightly lower. Plus there's the question of what this means for the channel and what will it show. Not to sound negative though, I hope that at least this concept for Boomerang works out and that Turner has realized finally they need to care about their properties and put some effort instead of camping in the corner and putting everything on autopilot.

    I don't mind that really. I feel it'd be a lil overwhelming out of the floodgates to dish out if they had thought to do this most everything they have. Reason I like it is because overtime we know more is coming and have more room for excitement rather than "well, it's all here and watched, now what?" They can also not show every episode of each show and gradually progress in adding more. Don't know if that's what they'll do but I wouldn't mind them doing that as long as excitement is there.

    I know a lot of kids will sneak a view that they can but for those who really do need to get their parents'/guardian's permission, I don't see why they couldn't throw in a few shows like some of the action ones – like for example TT and original B10. Depending on how many classics there are that haven't aged well with most adults even today, I for one wouldn't mind they "try" a trial run of a small amount of episodes then determine after a period of time if the watch counter justifies continuing it or dropping it. Possibly also just swapping out episodes for more episodes until it ends then decide if it returns later or not.

    I tend to repeat sometimes but what I [hope to] see here is using the channel to still have some premiers as a gesture for those who don't want the app, wish to have it or simply can't. I understand the talk of linear channels fading but it's still fun — and snail-like nostalgic-progressing to see a show you want to see on TV and the wait to get there. As long as they have the channel I'd hope they have a decent amount of premiers and at least shuffle the lineup numerous times to keep up interests there. Never was too fond of that in the past cause I liked to know when the show I enjoyed was on, but nowadays I welcome change after change (at least monthly like the tv channel has been doing lately) again to keep interests up. They obviously though without question need to up the ante with shows they haven't aired in long as making use of what they currently have – in example, the WB library. We see S&TM back yet again and I still welcome it, but it'd be nice to see one other show from the WB vault like Tiny Toons for example. As long as they intend to keep the channel, they really ought to do similar to what I've described or what's the point? At least they're still doing premiers which is a good purpose to still keep it around.


  • March 8, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Jonwo

    Given how CN and Boomerang treat WBA's shows, I wonder if we might see them stick to the streaming services, maybe if Boomerang is successful, they'll launch a DC streaming service with the back catalogue plus new content.

    You bring up an interesting point – will this new Boomerang service feature the Warner Bros. action cartoons? Everything from "Superfriends" to "Batman: the Animated Series" to "Justice League Unlimited"? Be nice to have B:TAS available on a streaming service for once…


  • March 8, 2017 at 10:47 am

    @wonderfly My concern as well. WB/DC action from past to present? Eventually. Maybe. But that is a big "if". Classic action shows like Centurions, Swat Kats, Silverhawks, Thundercats, Tigersharks, Sky Commanders, Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Galtar, Chuck Norris, Gobots, Herculoids, Fantastic Four, G-Force, Shazzan, Dark Water, Space Ghost, Birdman, Galaxy Trio, Dino Boy and the rest? I very much doubt it and those were titles I had in mind @Dan’s Revenge – along with the many adventure/comedy shows from the archive not many people know or care about and shows that are just "okay". of course they will release new content in waves over time, but I feel that for some shows this service is not the place out of principle from Day 1.


  • March 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    hobbyfan

    Ditto that, Mandouga. There's always a catch somewhere, it seems.

    I'm…not sure I understand what you mean. What I meant was that I might be interested if they offer both a standalone subscription option, along with a "log in with cable provider" option.


  • March 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    The fact that the promo video had The Monchichis of all shows listed as some of the content available on the platform, I think it's safe to assume that all our favorite shows from the HB library will eventually be on the platform.


  • March 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    Dudley

    The fact that the promo video had The Monchichis of all shows listed as some of the content available on the platform, I think it's safe to assume that all our favorite shows from the HB library will eventually be on the platform.

    Yeah but it will be nothing like the REAL Boomerang without the toys, you can't forget about them! I hope they change their mind about the block or use the Boomerang by surprise.


  • March 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I'd prefer it to be add supported, too, so I won't see an increase in my cable bill (I have cable/internet/phone on the same bill). Of course, I'd absolutely love to see those H-B forgotten shows (i.e. These Are The Days) that didn't see the light of day in my area the first time around.


  • March 9, 2017 at 7:19 am
    JaredCap43[emoji769]

    Yeah but it will be nothing like the REAL Boomerang without the toys, you can't forget about them!.

    I don't care as the programming is far more important.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  • March 9, 2017 at 7:27 am
    JaredCap43™

    Yeah but it will be nothing like the REAL Boomerang without the toys, you can't forget about them! I hope they change their mind about the block or use the Boomerang by surprise.

    Why bring the toy bumpers back? Those have been used for almost 15 years!


  • March 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Hopefully Peanuts by Schulz will be on the Boomerang service..

    (since the show got taken off the air this month)


  • March 9, 2017 at 9:37 am
    Dudley

    Animaniacs might not be since they're in Netflix. I'm sure it'll eventually move to platform eventually though.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I know it's on Netflix, but it would be cool to see it on there.


  • March 9, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Well, it looks like Turner deleted the BoomerangGo site.
    Goodnight, sweet prince.


  • March 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    Darklordavaitor

    I am curious about a couple of things, such as if we're getting every Looney Tunes short or just the same handful CN and Boom show, if they'll be censored, and if older CN and/or Warner series will be a part of this.

    Until we know about these, though, count me interested.

    I think the content will be censored still, its more about brand protection now right?… i.e Boomerang is a safe place for parents to leave their kids entertained without a worry of age inappropriate ads / situations.

    I am stoked, I hope they roll this out worldwide!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  • March 9, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    Frank Coufal

    I hope so. I'd also like to have the CN Groovies and Shorties brought back. I also hope they'll show Swat Kats, Road Rovers, 2 Stupid Dogs,
    Freakazoid, Taz Mania, and Tom and Jerry Kids.

    I love 2 Stupid Dogs, I hope they plan to carry "What a Cartoon"

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  • March 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm
    Jonwo

    I wonder if Wacky Races and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz will be exclusive to the streaming service or if they'll air on regular Boomerang as well? I imagine having new exclusive content would be a big selling point along with the classic stuff.

    Given how CN and Boomerang treat WBA's shows, I wonder if we might see them stick to the streaming services, maybe if Boomerang is successful, they'll launch a DC streaming service with the back catalogue plus new content.

    Well if the service is only US at launch, I can't see why they would delay the worldwide roll out of the two series, so I guess they may broadcast them on the international channels like normal?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  • March 10, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Um, I think it will just be shows from Turner's library*. They didn't say anything about the Warner Bros. TV library. I imagine that would require a separate agreement (even "The Dukes", which is made by Hanna-Barbera, or Ruby-Spears' Police Academy series but which are both controlled by Warner Bros. directly, along with the post-1974 Rankin/Bass catalog). The best anyone can hope for would be the post-1948 animated shorts and/or anything that aired on the Cartoon Network originally.

    *Incidentally, IMO, this could also include both Gilligan's Island shows (The New Adventures of Gilligan; Gilligan's Planet), plus the New Tom and Jerry Show from the early 1980s, all of which were made by Filmation, but based on shows from Turner's library (and Tom and Jerry, obviously).


  • March 10, 2017 at 4:21 am
    Mandouga

    Um, I think it will just be shows from Turner's library*. They didn't say anything about the Warner Bros. TV library. I imagine that would require a separate agreement (even "The Dukes", which is made by Hanna-Barbera, or Ruby-Spears' Police Academy series but which are both controlled by Warner Bros. directly, along with the post-1974 Rankin/Bass catalog). The best anyone can hope for would be the post-1948 animated shorts and/or anything that aired on the Cartoon Network originally.

    *Incidentally, IMO, this could also include both Gilligan's Island shows (The New Adventures of Gilligan; Gilligan's Planet), plus the New Tom and Jerry Show from the early 1980s, all of which were made by Filmation, but based on shows from Turner's library (and Tom and Jerry, obviously).

    Well, that could definitely work since Warner Bros. is a key player in the new venture. Anything could happen.


  • March 10, 2017 at 5:15 am
    WasFur

    I think the content will be censored still, its more about brand protection now right?… i.e Boomerang is a safe place for parents to leave their kids entertained without a worry of age inappropriate ads / situations.

    I am stoked, I hope they roll this out worldwide!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    That's what I expect, but let's be real here- this will be used a lot more by people like us than by families.


  • March 10, 2017 at 9:11 am

    With all due respect, I'm pretty sure this service will be used just as much by families.

    Look, I don't think you're being fair, here. If they were to show everything totally uncensored (e.g., the various WWII shorts with racial stereotypes and even certain slurs directed at certain people) like the older fans would want, I don't think this service would last very long. I'm going to say it; that's like asking Nintendo (themselves) to start making M-rated games (let alone ones from specific franchises…) just to appease the "hardcore"* video game fans in the short term. "Art should not be censored" as they say, but at the same time, we can't ignore the feelings of those who wouldn't like to see certain things in any animated shows/movies, especially racial stereotypes, but that's actually another issue entirely, and I don't want to derail this thread, so I'll leave it at that. The point is, everybody is going to be using this service, not just those people who (again with all due respect) want to feel "grown up" by watching animation that appeals more to them at everyone else's expense.

    (sigh) Really, everyone, just look at my signature. It explains exactly how I feel about it…

    *I don't think this word means what some people think it means (or should mean).


  • March 10, 2017 at 10:06 am
    Daikun

    Well, it looks like Turner deleted the Boomerang Go site.
    Good night, sweet prince.

    Good, that website was a complete Waste of nothingness.


  • March 10, 2017 at 10:09 am
    Mandouga

    Um, I think it will just be shows from Turner's library*. They didn't say anything about the Warner Bros. TV library. I imagine that would require a separate agreement (even "The Dukes", which is made by Hanna-Barbera, or Ruby-Spears' Police Academy series but which are both controlled by Warner Bros. directly, along with the post-1974 Rankin/Bass catalog). The best anyone can hope for would be the post-1948 animated shorts and/or anything that aired on the Cartoon Network originally.

    *Incidentally, IMO, this could also include both Gilligan's Island shows (The New Adventures of Gilligan; Gilligan's Planet), plus the New Tom and Jerry Show from the early 1980s, all of which were made by Filmation, but based on shows from Turner's library (and Tom and Jerry, obviously).

    Dorothy is owned by WB….. unless it's only the new WB stuff that will be there

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:11 am
    Mandouga

    With all due respect, I'm pretty sure this service will be used just as much by families.

    Look, I don't think you're being fair, here. If they were to show everything totally uncensored (e.g., the various WWII shorts with racial stereotypes and even certain slurs directed at certain people) like the older fans would want, I don't think this service would last very long. I'm going to say it; that's like asking Nintendo (themselves) to start making M-rated games (let alone ones from specific franchises…) just to appease the "hardcore"* video game fans in the short term. "Art should not be censored" as they say, but at the same time, we can't ignore the feelings of those who wouldn't like to see certain things in any animated shows/movies, especially racial stereotypes, but that's actually another issue entirely, and I don't want to derail this thread, so I'll leave it at that. The point is, everybody is going to be using this service, not just those people who (again with all due respect) want to feel "grown up" by watching animation that appeals more to them at everyone else's expense.

    (sigh) Really, everyone, just look at my signature. It explains exactly how I feel about it…

    *I don't think this word means what some people think it means (or should mean).

    Trust me I'm for censorship for protecting the children and that's what CN target audience is!

    If we want non censored stuff then that's what AS is for.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:52 am
    Cartoon Ruler

    Why bring the toy bumpers back? Those have been used for almost 15 years!

    26 months if you happen to be in the US 😉

    Daikun

    Well, it looks like Turner deleted the Boomerang Go site.
    Good night, sweet prince.

    I was still able to access – unless for whatever reason they brought it back since your post. Weird too because they link to it from the new boomerang.com site.


  • March 10, 2017 at 11:07 am
    Dan’s Revenge

    I was still able to access – unless for whatever reason they brought it back since your post. Weird too because they link to it from the new boomerang.com site.

    I wasn't able to access it last night, but I just tried again and I can access it now. Must've just been down.


  • March 10, 2017 at 11:08 am

    That's strange, the Boomeranggo.com site worked for me just a few moments ago.


  • March 10, 2017 at 11:17 am
    D-nice is the man.

    That's strange, the Boomeranggo.com site worked for me just a few moments ago.

    I noticed that as well, on Tuesday it wasn't working, Wednesday it was working again. Who knows if the site is suppose to be down altogether in this case.


  • March 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm
    Mandouga

    Um, I think it will just be shows from Turner's library*. They didn't say anything about the Warner Bros. TV library. I imagine that would require a separate agreement (even "The Dukes", which is made by Hanna-Barbera, or Ruby-Spears' Police Academy series but which are both controlled by Warner Bros. directly, along with the post-1974 Rankin/Bass catalog). The best anyone can hope for would be the post-1948 animated shorts and/or anything that aired on the Cartoon Network originally.

    *Incidentally, IMO, this could also include both Gilligan's Island shows (The New Adventures of Gilligan; Gilligan's Planet), plus the New Tom and Jerry Show from the early 1980s, all of which were made by Filmation, but based on shows from Turner's library (and Tom and Jerry, obviously).

    It's a joint venture with Warner Bros so I assume we'll see shows from the WB library as well.

    WasFur

    Dorothy is owned by WB….. unless it's only the new WB stuff that will be there

    Wacky Races will be produced by Warner Bros Animation and I assume Dorothy is WBA in association with Turner as Turner is the copyright holder of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film which this is new series is based on.


  • March 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Dan’s Revenge

    26 months if you happen to be in the US 😉

    So, Boomerang only had the toy bumpers for 2 years?


  • March 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Dan’s Revenge

    26 months if you happen to be in the US 😉

    So, Boomerang only had the toy bumpers for 2 years?


  • March 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    Daikun

    So, Boomerang only had the toy bumpers for 2 years?

    Fixed prior post. Misread "have been" for "haven't been"


  • March 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I am looking forward to Boomerang New Streaming Service, if New Looney Tunes(Wabbit)(for Example) aired on Cartoon Network it would probably get low rating from a bad slot time or no promotion because shows on Cartoon Network are not doing so well in rating.But at less New Episodes of New Looney Tunes,Be Cool,Scooby Doo,Tom and Jerry Bunnicula, Wacky Races and Dorothy will be on Boomerang SVOD where people can watch there episodes anytime, any-where. It also great that the Boomerang SVOD will have some of my favorite classic cartoon.:bugs1::daffy::coyote::sylvester:lepew::marvin::tomcat::jerry::droopy:


  • March 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    Mandouga

    With all due respect, I'm pretty sure this service will be used just as much by families.

    Look, I don't think you're being fair, here. If they were to show everything totally uncensored (e.g., the various WWII shorts with racial stereotypes and even certain slurs directed at certain people) like the older fans would want, I don't think this service would last very long. I'm going to say it; that's like asking Nintendo (themselves) to start making M-rated games (let alone ones from specific franchises…) just to appease the "hardcore"* video game fans in the short term. "Art should not be censored" as they say, but at the same time, we can't ignore the feelings of those who wouldn't like to see certain things in any animated shows/movies, especially racial stereotypes, but that's actually another issue entirely, and I don't want to derail this thread, so I'll leave it at that. The point is, everybody is going to be using this service, not just those people who (again with all due respect) want to feel "grown up" by watching animation that appeals more to them at everyone else's expense.

    (sigh) Really, everyone, just look at my signature. It explains exactly how I feel about it…

    *I don't think this word means what some people think it means (or should mean).

    I'm still not sure if the app will be a big deal to families, primarily since I don't see too many kids being interested. If some of these series were still being aired on regular hours, that would be different, but kids will probably want to stick to the shows they're watching and being fed, and their parents won't care what they watch, as long as it's not too mature.

    I will say that I'm not against racial stereotypes being censored out from older cartoons, for obvious reasons. I'm more against some of the other edits that happened to Warner and MGM cartoons, like some bits of cartoon violence and a couple of lines that shouldn't be that big of a deal ("Luckily for him, it IS a one horse town"). Although I feel that at this point, I'll just take what I can get.


  • March 12, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I really don't think it matters when a show was made. Many viewers of many ages like many different kids of shows. Yes, there are some superficial viewers out there who wouldn't touch a show from, say, the 1960s with a ten foot pole, but that applies to viewers of any age. In other words, there are also some older viewers (even those who "were there" when some of the shows were originally aired) who would also think that way. (sigh) I just think you're being too general. I've seen many shows that were before my time, but I still like to see them regardless. In any case, I'm still interested in this new thing. Again though, I hope that at some point, if not right away, that they also let viewers log in with their cable/satellite/IPTV (e.g., U-Verse, Vantage TV) providers.


  • March 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Good news guys

    On March 7, 2017, it has been announced that the unaired episodes of New Looney Tunes 23-52 will be released on Boomerang's new streaming service. This feature is currently only available in the USA.

    http://variety.com/2017/digital/new…subscription-time-warner-turner-wb-1202003660


  • March 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I'll be waiting on the day they announce when are they going to release the app.


  • March 15, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I don't know…….but i'm was saw a image of this app and i saw Bunnicula


  • March 15, 2017 at 11:19 am
    RafaTA.

    I don't know…….but i'm was saw a image of this app and i saw Bunnicula

    The Full Season of New Looney Tunes(Wabbit) is on the Boomerang Streaming Service, it just in the Looney Tunes Section, Like how in the trailer for Boomerang SVOD,the Full Season of Be Cool, Scooby Doo was in the Scooby Doo Section and plus on their website under the title "Mass Cartoon Library'' it said:

    • Never before seen episodes of New Looney Tunes, Be Cool Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Bunnicula and more!

  • March 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I hope Turner puts unpopular classic cartoons that need to come out of the vault for viewing. Also this live stream I hope the cartoons are better quality than the inferior prints (not the dubbed 1995 ones, only some) shown on TV in the USA.


  • March 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Classic Shows

    • Looney Tunes
    • Scooby Doo
    • Tom and Jerry
    • The Flintstones
    • The Jetsons
    • Yogi Bear
    • Richie Rich
    • Popeye
    • Wacky Races
    • Huckleberry Hound
    • Droopy
    • Courage the Cowardly Dog
    • My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    • Magilla Gorrila
    • Atom Ant
    • Barney Bear
    • The Smurfs
    • The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    • Scooby Doo Where are You!
    • What's New Scooby-Doo
    • Monchhichis

    New Show Exclusively to Boomerang SVOD:

    • New Looney Tunes
    • Be Cool, Scooby Doo
    • The Tom & Jerry Show
    • Bunnicula
    • Dorothy of Oz
    • Wacky Races

    Sources: Boomerang Website,Boomerang SVOD trailer and Boomerang Website FAQ

    Note:This is NOT all the shows that will be on Boomerang's Streaming Service,there are more show to be add and let me know if you find out about any show that will be on the Boomerang's Streaming Service


  • March 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    New Looney Tunes

    The Full Season of New Looney Tunes(Wabbit) is on the Boomerang Streaming Service, it just in the Looney Tunes Section, Like how in the trailer for Boomerang SVOD,the Full Season of Be Cool, Scooby Doo was in the Scooby Doo Section and plus on their website under the title "Mass Cartoon Library'' it said:

    • Never before seen episodes of New Looney Tunes, Be Cool Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Bunnicula and more!

    Uh ok cool, but you need to purchase? Because in the Cartoon Network app "CN GO" you need to purchase to watch the full episodes


  • March 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm
    RafaTA.

    Uh ok cool, but you need to purchase? Because in the Cartoon Network app "CN GO" you need to purchase to watch the full episodes

    It will be on the new Boomerang streaming service, which requires a monthly fee.


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    PinkiePie97

    It will be on the new Boomerang streaming service, which requires an annual fee.

    That's what I thought, it's not free …


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    But when this streaming app will be released? In this month? In April?


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Now that we have a what's on, is there an official when for the launch date?


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    RafaTA.

    But when this streaming app will be released? In this month? In April?

    All we know is that it will be this spring.


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    PinkiePie97

    All we know is that it will be this spring.

    When's it going to be spring?


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    PeppeRaskell1

    Now that we have a what's on, is there an official when for the launch date?

    No word yet on the release date, knowing Turner the date is the thing they bring up last.


  • March 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    RafaTA.

    When's it going to be spring?

    There's not an exact date yet.


  • March 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    PinkiePie97

    It will be on the new Boomerang streaming service, which requires an annual fee.

    Monthly, not annual.


  • March 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    Daikun

    Monthly, not annual.

    Thanks, I fixed my post. I had the yearly fee on my mind, so that might have thrown me off a bit.


  • March 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    The annual fee is a great deal, it's $20 cheaper, then doing it monthly for a year.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    PinkiePie97

    Thanks, I fixed my post. I had the yearly fee on my mind, so that might have thrown me off a bit.

    Aw, shoot! After reading Dudley's post, I just checked the article again. I guess it offers monthly and yearly plans.

    My bad. How did I not notice that before?


  • March 16, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Dudley

    The annual fee is a great deal, it's $20 cheaper, then doing it monthly for a year.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    While I'm still not keen paying a fee, when it comes down to it, $40 a year … doesn't seem all that bad really. Still wish there'd be 'some' free things.


  • March 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Would this service consider licensing old cartoons owned by other companies that are rarely seen (like the CBS-owned shows The Oddball Couple and Itsy Bitsy Spider?}


  • March 17, 2017 at 1:50 am

    It's possible, but unlikely, IMO.


  • March 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Well Hulu, which is co-owned by NBC, ABC, Fox and Turner has lots of content licensed from outside media companies. So I wouldn't put it past Boomerang to do the same (pre-October 1950 Paramount cartoons other than Popeye or Superman anyone?).


  • March 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Is Boomerang stream going to offer one-shot MGM cartoons? They need to get out of the vault. They have been sitting in the vault since 2010.


  • March 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    You mean the various Happy Harmonies, and "MGM Cartoons" (i.e., shorts that are billed as "An MGM cartoon")? It's probably likely, IMO.


  • March 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    The Boomerang website does have Barney Bear listed, and I'm pretty sure Turner still has the rights to the MGM library, so I have little doubt that they'll be on the service.


  • March 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    PF9

    Would this service consider licensing old cartoons owned by other companies that are rarely seen (like the CBS-owned shows The Oddball Couple and Itsy Bitsy Spider?}

    Unlikely at this time since WBA/Turner are showing first-party library programming and probably a few third-party titles like Peanuts, which the network holds exclusive rights to on a global basis.

    They'd rather focus on the big names rather than obscure shows from outside companies, and that's understandable from a commercial perspective.


  • March 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    Daikun

    The Boomerang website does have Barney Bear listed, and I'm pretty sure Turner still has the rights to the MGM library, so I have little doubt that they'll be on the service.

    Well, majority the pre-1986 MGM library. The MGM cartoons will never go back to the current MGM.


  • March 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm
    PF9

    Well Hulu, which is co-owned by NBC, ABC, Fox and Turner has lots of content licensed from outside media companies. So I wouldn't put it past Boomerang to do the same (pre-October 1950 Paramount cartoons other than Popeye or Superman anyone?).

    I would given that Warner Bros and Turner are running the service and using their own massive library for programming. In short, it's the same strategy Turner had when they launched the original Cartoon Network, except they have WBA muscle behind them providing original programming.

    Besides, the pre-1950s non-Popeye/Superman/Harveytoons Paramount stuff is under lock and key at Viacom (lots of routes caused the library to revert back to them). You want to see 'em? Your best bet is Nick, so lots of luck.


  • March 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Dorothy and Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers are going to be Boomerang SVOD only exclusives in the United States, both shows will air on Boomerang's linear feeds outside the United States.

    http://www.c21media.net/boomerang-ott-shows-go-intl/

    http://tbivision.com/news/2017/03/wacky-races-reboot-joins-intl-boomerang-grid/729112/

    http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/…-races-head-to-boomerang-international/045586

    My Blog Post:

    https://www.regularcapital.com/2017…air-on-boomerang-feeds-outside-united-states/


  • March 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    RegularCapital

    Dorothy and Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers are going to be Boomerang SVOD only exclusives in the United States, both shows will air on Boomerang's linear feeds outside the United States.

    http://www.c21media.net/boomerang-ott-shows-go-intl/

    http://tbivision.com/news/2017/03/wacky-races-reboot-joins-intl-boomerang-grid/729112/

    http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/…-races-head-to-boomerang-international/045586

    My Blog Post:

    https://www.regularcapital.com/2017…air-on-boomerang-feeds-outside-united-states/

    Further proof that the Boomerang channel doesn't need to exist anymore.

    Also, Mr. Bean is actually coming to the Boomerang app?


  • March 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm
    Cartoon Ruler

    Further proof that the Boomerang channel doesn't need to exist anymore.

    Also, Mr. Bean is actually coming to the Boomerang app?

    You're right, I also have a feeling that this could be the beginning of the end of Boomerang USA as a channel and will be slowly killed off, the licensing.biz article is a little unclear say to least.


  • March 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Let's not jump to conclusions here. I still say they could, and should offer an option where everyone can log in with their cable/satellite/IPTV providers.


  • March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

    The streaming service has been advertised as an entirely separate entity with exclusivity. I think it's safe to speculate that something could be up with the cable channel.


  • March 21, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Nevertheless, I still say we shouldn't jump to conclusions.


  • March 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    If you were listening to Stu's Show tonight as I did, I have bad news for you about Boomerang's streaming service as confirmed by Jerry Beck; all the classic cartoons will have same old off the shelf//A.A.P./Turner/censored prints and neither Jerry nor George Feldstein are involved.

    Well now we need to stand together. Pass this on and let our voice be heard! Let our presence be know and tell Boomerang to do their streaming service PROPERLY!

    As Jerry said, not subscribing and compalining will work.

    Then again, who cares? Just means another win for physical home video and that's good enough for me.


  • March 23, 2017 at 2:15 am
    Toonatic

    If you were listening to Stu's Show tonight as I did, I have bad news for you about Boomerang's streaming service as confirmed by Jerry Beck; all the classic cartoons will have same old off the shelf//A.A.P./Turner/censored prints and neither Jerry nor George Feldstein are involved.

    Well now we need to stand together. Pass this on and let our voice be heard! Let our presence be know and tell Boomerang to do their streaming service PROPERLY!

    As Jerry said, not subscribing and compalining will work.

    Then again, who cares? Just means another win for physical home video and that's good enough for me.

    In that case, I won't be subscribing when it launches.


  • March 23, 2017 at 3:02 am

    It's supposed to be kids friendly, what did you in this politically correct age expect?


  • March 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    It's not about having politically incorrect material, it's about having the classic cartoons being presented with the same beautiful quality as the DVDs/Blu-rays.


  • March 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    On a related note, would anyone see a need to continue on or create talkback threads for shows (only with new-to-US episodes) such as Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! or just forgo them since they'll be part of an app? – Especially when a lot of new episodes likely get released at the same time.

    I have 0 interest in starting those kinds of threads, but if I'm able to watch these in the future and wanted to chip in my responses I would.


  • March 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Okay, so it's the same prints as before (although personally, I do hope they can start showing the non-PAL versions of certain post-1948 shorts), but personally, I don't think it's a reason to swear off this service. That said, I do hope we can see the original non-AAP/blue ribbon versions someday. I still plan to check this channel out. After all, they have more than just the golden age stuff (Hanna-Barbera, anyone?). Besides, as I said before, if they were to show everything totally uncensored, this service wouldn't last long, plus it wouldn't be fair to anybody in the long run.


  • March 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm
    Mandouga

    Okay, so it's the same prints as before (although personally, I do hope they can start showing the non-PAL versions of certain post-1948 shorts), but personally, I don't think it's a reason to swear off this service. That said, I do hope we can see the original non-AAP/blue ribbon versions someday. I still plan to check this channel out. After all, they have more than just the golden age stuff (Hanna-Barbera, anyone?). Besides, as I said before, if they were to show everything totally uncensored, this service wouldn't last long, plus it wouldn't be fair to anybody in the long run.

    Well, i'm convinced.


  • March 24, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I really wonder if this will have more Looney Tunes shorts than just the same ones they always air on Boomerang.


  • March 25, 2017 at 7:00 am
    Looney Turtles

    I really wonder if this will have more Looney Tunes shorts than just the same ones they always air on Boomerang.

    On Boomerang Facebook they posted the same streaming trailer but it the words were different and trailer said Every Looney Tunes will be available?


  • March 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    JaredCap43™

    What Shows Should the Boomerang Streaming Service acquire?

    Absolutely none. There are enough in-house series, shorts and films to keep the platform going forever, because they have both a huge back catalogue and new content being produced all the time (via Cartoon Network).


  • March 26, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Well, I don't think we should close our minds to any possibilities. In any case, this online platform is most likely to focus mainly on the Turner catalog (the WBTV catalog [post-1948 classic shorts, the B&W classic shorts, the Superfriends franchise, the "silver age" shows, etc.] would require specific licensing agreements). IMO, however, they might want to consider the occasional non Turner series every once in a while…


  • March 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I think they should pick up old shows CN used to air like Underdog or the original George of the Jungle. Maybe even The Mask, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Speed Racer, and The Pink Panther.

    Maybe even acquire some animated movies. I miss Cartoon Theatre and there's a whole bunch of animated films they can pick up that haven't aired on CN in years, like Charlotte's Web, Twice Upon a Time, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Hobbit, just to name a few. Maybe even acquire family friendly animated films from around the world.

    I hope they'll have all the Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry DTV movies. People apparently love those, so it'll be great if they're given a perms any home on the platform.

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  • March 26, 2017 at 10:54 am
    JaredCap43™

    What Shows Should the Boomerang Streaming Service acquire?

    If they should add anything else to the line-up besides the stuff already announced, then it would be Cartoon Cartoons


  • March 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Right now? Nothing. They have plenty of content as is, and Warner Bros. already spent millions of dollars buying DramaFever, the service that's being used to power the Boomerang app.

    I'm pretty sure they'd wanna hang back on acquisitions for a bit; they've spent so much money on it already. Maybe if they start making their costs back through subscriptions, then they'll start looking into acquired content.


  • March 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Cartoon Cartoons are going to be on there. Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed on the site.


  • March 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

    They posted a another boomerang commercials:


  • March 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Boomerang will be posting another video about the streaming service soon


  • March 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    New Looney Tunes

    Boomerang will be posting another video about the streaming service soon

    [citation needed]


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