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

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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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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. @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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

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  23. 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"

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  24. 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?

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  25. 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).

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

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    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.

  28. 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).

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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:

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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!
  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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?

  42. Dudley

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

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    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.

  43. 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?).

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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/

  48. 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?

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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?

  56. 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…

  57. 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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  58. 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.

  59. New Looney Tunes

    On Google play it says the Boomerang Streaming app release but it says it's unstable/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boomerang.boomerangapp

    Okay, I just downloaded the app. Here are the shows that are available right now:

    Series:
    Atom Ant
    Barney Bear
    Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
    Bunnicula
    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Droopy
    My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    Huckleberry Hound
    The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
    Looney Tunes
    New Looney Tunes
    The Looney Tunes Show
    Magilla Gorilla
    Popeye
    Richie Rich
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    The Smurfs
    Tom & Jerry
    Tom & Jerry Kids
    The Tom & Jerry Show
    Wacky Races (classic)
    What's New, Scooby-Doo?
    Yogi Bear

    Movies:
    The Good, the Bad, and the Huckleberry Hound
    Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
    Scooby-Doo and the Boo Brothers
    Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
    Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
    Scooby-Doo Arabian Knights
    Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster
    Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
    Tom & Jerry Blast Off to Mars
    Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
    Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
    Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash

  60. Daikun

    Okay, I just downloaded the app. Here are the shows that are available right now:

    Series:
    Atom Ant
    Barney Bear
    Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
    Bunnicula
    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Droopy
    My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    Huckleberry Hound
    The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
    Looney Tunes
    New Looney Tunes
    The Looney Tunes Show
    Magilla Gorilla
    Popeye
    Richie Rich
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    The Smurfs
    Tom & Jerry
    Tom & Jerry Kids
    The Tom & Jerry Show
    Wacky Races (classic)
    What's New, Scooby-Doo?
    Yogi Bear

    Movies:
    The Good, the Bad, and the Huckleberry Hound
    Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
    Scooby-Doo and the Boo Brothers
    Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
    Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
    Scooby-Doo Arabian Knights
    Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster
    Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
    Tom & Jerry Blast Off to Mars
    Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
    Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
    Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash

    Is the full season of New Looney Tunes on there and and how may episodes does Bunnicula have

  61. New Looney Tunes

    Is the full season of New Looney Tunes on there and and how may episodes does Bunnicula have

    I can't tell how many episodes of New Looney Tunes are on there. Every time I go to the page, it gives me the paywall.

    Bunnicula currently has only the first 10 episodes.

  62. Daikun

    Okay, I just downloaded the app. Here are the shows that are available right now:

    Series:
    Atom Ant
    Barney Bear
    Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
    Bunnicula
    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Droopy
    My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    Huckleberry Hound
    The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
    Looney Tunes
    New Looney Tunes
    The Looney Tunes Show
    Magilla Gorilla
    Popeye
    Richie Rich
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    The Smurfs
    Tom & Jerry
    Tom & Jerry Kids
    The Tom & Jerry Show
    Wacky Races (classic)
    What's New, Scooby-Doo?
    Yogi Bear

    Movies:
    The Good, the Bad, and the Huckleberry Hound
    Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
    Scooby-Doo and the Boo Brothers
    Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
    Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
    Scooby-Doo Arabian Knights
    Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster
    Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
    Tom & Jerry Blast Off to Mars
    Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
    Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
    Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash

    Juniper Lee? That's a big surprise, considering that it hasn't aired on TV since 2007. I wonder if Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi will appear on the app as well.

  63. For fellow Android users that have subscribed to the beta of the Boomerang app did you go with the monthly charge or the yearly one? I went with the yearly one myself since it was cheaper in the long run. Sure you have to pay more upfront but you end up paying less in the long run given the monthly option would be around $60.00 a year instead of $40.00 I believe.

  64. SFSnaggle

    For fellow Android users that have subscribed to the beta of the Boomerang app did you go with the monthly charge or the yearly one? I went with the yearly one myself since it was cheaper in the long run. Sure you have to pay more upfront but you end up paying less in the long run given the monthly option would be around $60.00 a year instead of $40.00 I believe.

    When you signed up, did they give you 10 episodes of new Looney Tunes?

  65. New Looney Tunes

    When you signed up, did they give you 10 episodes of new Looney Tunes?

    Yes, seems most of the shows only have around 10 episodes or so up. I am hoping once the App officially launches shows like Bunnicula, New Looney Tunes, & Be Cool Scooby Doo! will be put up in their entirety along with the rest of the series on the service. Also hoping we can get some Snagglepuss and Hong Kong Phooey eps put up on the app eventually.

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  66. Toon Master

    I think it's pretty stupid to release it (sort of) only on the Google Play store. Now that I know it's on there I'd like to test it out as well, but iOS users can't do that.

    Actually, it's not a bad idea. They included a little button to add feedback (it's the button labeled "Grownups" in the corner), so they can make improvements before the official release.

    I added a comment myself. I hope they'll implement it.

  67. Daikun

    Actually, it's not a bad idea. They included a little button to add feedback (it's the button labeled "Grownups" in the corner), so they can make improvements before the official release.

    I added a comment myself. I hope they'll implement it.

    But why only Google Play users?

  68. Toon Master

    But why only Google Play users?

    Well we Android users deserve our temporary exclusives too yea know. You Apple users did get Mario Run three months before we did so maybe this is how the universe balances things out.

    For a more serious answer though I couldn't say. Maybe whomever developed the app was more familiar with Android than IOS. We may never know.

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  69. Toon Master

    But why only Google Play users?

    I honestly don't know, but if I were to guess, I think it's because Apple has stricter standards when it comes to apps and software. I don't think they'd let a beta app onto iTunes.

    EDIT: After a quick search, that seems about right.

    Demos, betas, and trial versions of your app don’t belong on the App Store – use TestFlight instead.

    EDIT #2: Here's the link for TestFlight on the App Store. Maybe you can find it through there?

  70. Toon Master

    I think it's pretty stupid to release it (sort of) only on the Google Play store. Now that I know it's on there I'd like to test it out as well, but iOS users can't do that.

    It's an "early access" app, something iOS doesn't support (I'm guessing). The page also notes that because it's in development, that "it may be unstable" as another user pointed out.

    Me? I'm going to go ahead and wait for the full release. As for Wabbit/New Looney Tunes giving the paywall, I'm assuming that's a bug/error/glitch that will (hopefully) be looked into during the (otherwise) closed beta test. After all, it's supposed to be a 7 day free trial (for paying monthly) and a 30 day free trial for paying yearly. A free trial with only select shows available is pretty stupid in my opinion. That only makes it a glorified ad for the whole thing, and implies that they really want to you to pay from the start.

  71. Toon Master

    I was hoping that this service would launch on April 1st just like the channel did, but I had no idea that the app was still in its early stages until recently.

    More likely this app is going to end up getting released a day no one knows.

  72. The new Boomerang app has been promoted very well lately. Every so often, I see the official Cartoon Network Twitter and Facebook account either retweet or share posts from the Boomerang page featuring clips from their classic cartoon collection, which is a great way to get the word out as well as putting them in the spotlight for the younger generation who may not be as familiar with them as we are.

    It's nice to see, really. Boomerang hasn't received this much attention in a long, long time.

  73. Daikun

    They included a little button to add feedback (it's the button labeled "Grownups" in the corner), so they can make improvements before the official release.

    I added a comment myself. I hope they'll implement it.

    They took my suggestion! Sweet! Now I can browse episodes of every show without having to look at the paywall screen.

    Also, they're starting to add more episodes of each show now. Three more Bunnicula episodes have been added since the last time I checked.

    EDIT: Also, a new (appropriately timed) movie addition–Yogi the Easter Bear.

  74. Something interesting I've found. When you go to this link, for a quick second you can see the words Codename: Kids Next Door on the page. Watch for that cartoon to be added soon.

    EDIT: And if you keep following the numbers in the link you'll get Captain Caveman and other shows that have yet to be added.

  75. Here's a list of some UPCOMING stuff coming to the Boomerang Subscription Service!!
    [Long post alert] 🙂

    04: Aloha! Scooby-Doo (Movie)
    05: Big Top Scooby (Movie)
    06: Chill Out, Scooby-Doo (Movie)
    07: Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (Movie)
    12: Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (Movie)
    15: Scooby-Doo Camp Scare (Movie)
    17: Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? (Movie)
    18: Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo? (Movie)
    19: Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantasaur (Movie)
    20: Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (Movie)
    21: Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (Movie)
    23: Baby Looney Tunes
    35: Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts
    42: Flintstones Kids
    45: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    46: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Movie)
    47: Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz (Movie)
    49: Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse (Movie)
    52: Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (Movie)
    53: Tom & Jerry: Wizard of Oz (Movie)
    55: Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    58: Camp Lazlo
    59: Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run (Movie)
    62: Codename: Kids Next Door
    63: Captain Caveman
    64: Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
    65: Tom & Jerry Tales
    68: The Flintstones
    72: Foghorn Leghorn (Playlist)
    79: Teen Titans (!!)
    80: Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
    81: The Jetsons
    82: Dorothy (Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ?)

  76. LincBubbles

    Here's a list of some UPCOMING stuff coming to the Boomerang Subscription Service!!
    [Long post alert] 🙂

    04: Aloha! Scooby-Doo (Movie)
    05: Big Top Scooby (Movie)
    06: Chill Out, Scooby-Doo (Movie)
    07: Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (Movie)
    12: Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (Movie)
    15: Scooby-Doo Camp Scare (Movie)
    17: Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? (Movie)
    18: Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo? (Movie)
    19: Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantasaur (Movie)
    20: Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (Movie)
    21: Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (Movie)
    23: Baby Looney Tunes
    35: Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts
    42: Flintstones Kids
    45: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    46: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Movie)
    47: Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz (Movie)
    49: Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse (Movie)
    52: Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (Movie)
    53: Tom & Jerry: Wizard of Oz (Movie)
    55: Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    58: Camp Lazlo
    59: Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run (Movie)
    62: Codename: Kids Next Door
    63: Captain Caveman
    64: Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
    65: Tom & Jerry Tales
    68: The Flintstones
    72: Foghorn Leghorn (Playlist)
    79: Teen Titans (!!)
    80: Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
    81: The Jetsons
    82: Dorothy (Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ?)

    I hope they will bring back Tiny Toon and Animaniacs.

  77. jasonnguyen2606

    I hope they will bring back Tiny Toon and Animaniacs.

    A post above indicates Netflix currently has Animaniacs, so it wouldn't be possible until their rights expired. Not sure about Tiny Toons.

    Very nice selection of shows upcoming. Great to see they're making great use of the app especially with some surprise shows none of us may have thought about.

  78. Yeah, I just came across the mass Boomerang live stream right now. Pretty dang cool that the official page is doing this to promote the app. They're really not pulling any punches.

    Seems like most of the views have dropped off now that The Smurfs is playing, LOL

  79. DeanBurrito25

    Yeah, I just came across the mass Boomerang live stream right now. Pretty dang cool that the official page is doing this to promote the app. They're really not pulling any punches.

    Seems like most of the views have dropped off now that The Smurfs is playing, LOL

    Kids these days, I tell ya, just have no appreciation for Smurfs anymore, I blame the parents.

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  80. I mean, The Lost Village didn't exactly light the box office on fire, so ya know.

    Now the ratings are slowly gaining traction again now that a Sylvester and Tweety short is playing. Just goes to show that Looney Tunes still reign supreme after all these years. 😀

    It's funny, I was flipping through satellite TV this morning thinking about how much it sucks that Saturday Morning Cartoons are no longer around, then along comes this live stream to grace our Facebook timelines.

  81. Daikun

    Vice President, not President. So, likely just a figurehead.
    If Miller's still his superior, whatever.

    Actually, I was talking about the general manager (the day-to-day operations) part of the job not the president part.

    Only if Warner Bros. and Turner did a joint venture years ago to form a distribution company, we wouldn't have a problem with a lack of home video releases.

  82. (sigh)

    Okay, everybody, look. I was not expecting this. At this time, everything, and I mean everything has been reduced to it's individual stories. As a result, any and all shows that originally used the two or three shorts format are not available in their original half-hour forms. In other words, this site/app has one major flaw: it currently does not distinguish between shows (e.g.; Scooby-Doo, Wacky Races, etc.) and individual short collections (e.g., Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc.), or individual episodes or shorts/segments. Want to watch Wacky Races? You can only choose between its individual 11-12 minute stories.

    I'm sorry, everyone, but this is not acceptable.

    However, I won't drop this site/app just yet. It is my hope that it will improve, including fixing this–again–major flaw. If anything, we should be given the choice between just seeing the segments or watching the original half-hour versions (for those it applies to; Richie Rich, for example). Also, half-hour shows, and collections of shorts really need to be in separate categories. More variety? These things need to be done first before they add any other new shows. On a personal note, I would have looked further into it, but I didn't feel I needed to. I thought this was already understood. That said, I don't think they were trying to deceive anyone, exactly, but at the same time, they weren't telling the whole truth, either (i.e., various commercials, etc. referenced shows that originally had half-hour showings either way)…

  83. Red Arrow 😀

    Why does it matter? Why is your way of watching shows better than their way of listing shows?!

    You are one of the very few people who can watch these shows legally, and you complain about how they are cut :sweat:

    I have to disagree with you. My "way" of watching them? My own personal preferences are irrelevant here. What I was saying before is that, if anything, we should be given the option of whether we want to watch them in their original half-hour versions (they way they're actually supposed to be shown; just saying), or just the individual segments (for those who might want their classic animation in smaller chunks). No offense, but this time around, the "be lucky that you have this option" explanation doesn't apply here. I know it just launched, but it is my hope that later on down the road, this site/app can ultimately live up to its potential. Otherwise, this (current) lack of distinction between half-hour shows and individual episodes/stories/segments/etc. will likely (at least in my opinion) hurt this site/app in the long run, since it essentially spits in the face of both the history of these productions, and the legacies of the companies who made them (even if it may or may not necessarily mean to). That said, in the case of "Yogi Bear" and "Huckleberry Hound", I could probably take those individual segments, MAYBE even Magilla Gorilla (though it would be nice if we did have the actual Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Magilla Gorilla Shows), but not something like Wacky Races or Richie Rich.

  84. PinkiePie97

    I wonder if they're going to be uploading videos like this every week.

    Hey, an extended Boomerang theme! Michael Kohler never posted this version on his SoundCloud.

    I'm glad they uploaded this on their YouTube channel. Even if the promo is somewhat lackluster, the music is quite a treat.

  85. Mandouga

    I have to disagree with you. My "way" of watching them? My own personal preferences are irrelevant here. What I was saying before is that, if anything, we should be given the option of whether we want to watch them in their original half-hour versions (they way they're actually supposed to be shown; just saying), or just the individual segments (for those who might want their classic animation in smaller chunks). No offense, but this time around, the "be lucky that you have this option" explanation doesn't apply here. I know it just launched, but it is my hope that later on down the road, this site/app can ultimately live up to its potential. Otherwise, this (current) lack of distinction between half-hour shows and individual episodes/stories/segments/etc. will likely (at least in my opinion) hurt this site/app in the long run, since it essentially spits in the face of both the history of these productions, and the legacies of the companies who made them (even if it may or may not necessarily mean to). That said, in the case of "Yogi Bear" and "Huckleberry Hound", I could probably take those individual segments, MAYBE even Magilla Gorilla (though it would be nice if we did have the actual Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Magilla Gorilla Shows), but not something like Wacky Races or Richie Rich.

    I'm sure the creators of these cartoons, if still alive, are glad their creations are available again. And those businessmen who own/owned those companies couldn't care less.

    The creators didn't choose to make half hour shows. The networks did. The creators often can't even choose the order of episodes, let alone the way the segments are paired.

    This has already been discussed with Adventure Time. At first the episodes were broadcast as half hours and now as 11 minute episodes. The creators don't mind.

    Besides, Turner owns these shows. They can only spit in their own faces xD

  86. The creators didn't choose to make half hour shows. The networks did.

    Except when the creators did in fact choose to make half-hour shows; two/three shorts formats or not.

    Either way, that's just an excuse for not wanting this site/app to live up to its potential. I still say we need to be given the choice.

    I'm sure the creators of these shows if still alive…

    Another excuse either way.

    …are glad their creations are available again.

    Still another excuse.

    Turner owns these shows.

    That still doesn't mean we can't ask for improvements to this site/app, including giving us the choice.

    Look, anyway you slice it, my point, and my feelings about it still stand: we should be given the choice. Yes, we should be thankful for what we have, but in this case, I feel we can (and should) ask for a choice on how we can watch these shows.

  87. SaneMan

    Then why even bother?

    Because maybe people want to watch these old cartoons again? Because Turner can make money off of this service. Show Biz Bugs is uncensored, you get to see Daffy blow himself up. A lot of these cartoons have racial stereotypes and with what the world is like today, I can see why they'd be censored. I'm not offended and I don't take any of it to heart, but a lot of people sadly do. They'll never understand.

  88. LooneyTunerIan

    I have a question:

    Does anybody know if the Boomerang Streaming Service will have a similar feature that Netflix has that involves downloading videos for offline viewing pleasures?

    Not a chance. Time Warner is an old world media company with a tough handle on copyright.

  89. Wow, they file they used for BCSD is messed up. I watched the first episode, the sound effects during the opening credits are loud, the episode is missing most of the background music, the chase scene is missing vocals, and some sound effects are missing. I've only watched the first episode, so I don't know if it's messed up on the other episodes either.

  90. LooneyTunerIan

    So they're not even going to think about having an download videos offline feature?

    So the only way we'll see those cartoons is by going online?

    A system like that would just be begging to get abused. After all, I can't think of any other pay streaming service that does that.

  91. Toon4Thought

    A system like that would just be begging to get abused. After all, I can't think of any other pay streaming service that does that.

    Yeah, both Netflix and Amazon Prime have the option to download episodes and movies to devices now. Amazon Prime has had it for a while now, Netflix is more recent a decision.

  92. Daikun

    Not a chance. Time Warner is an old world media company with a tough handle on copyright.

    Toon4Thought

    A system like that would just be begging to get abused. After all, I can't think of any other pay streaming service that does that.

    Actually, they're working on it.

    Can I download episodes from Boomerang to view when I am offline?
    At this time Boomerang is only available to view while connected to internet. But don’t worry: we’re working on getting this featuring added soon, so stay tuned!

  93. RegularCapital

    Surely the video downloads would have DRM on (in some cases only viewable through the app) and the app has to routinely check for authorisation via an Internet connection now and again.

    DRM is easily crackable, though. That's the problem.

  94. Toon4Thought

    Huh. Somehow I get the feeling that a lot of people will just get a one-month subscription, download as much as they can, and thus cheat the system. Same goes with all other subscription-based services that do this.

    yeah, a "pay per download" system sounds more reasonable for something like this

  95. Frank Coufal

    I don't know why WB is using unrestored prints for showing Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo and other cartoons on the service.

    I've heard allot of those digitally remastered versions actually have worse quality than the originals

  96. SaneMan

    yeah, a "pay per download" system sounds more reasonable for something like this

    No way. :/

    If Netflix has a free download-to-go feature, then so should the Boomerang Streaming Service.

    And besides, I know the "T-Word" isn't allowed here in the forums, but wouldn't it be nice if someone could combine all the LT&MM Cartoons that have been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, Laserdisc and even cartoons that have been from the BSS into one big collection?

    It would be really nice if someone could do that.

  97. Yes, for example: Jonny Quest, Real Jonny Quest, Centurions, Swat Kats, Sky Commanders, Herculoids, Space Ghost, Birdman, Galtar, Dark Water, Silverhawks, Thundercats, Tigersharks, Mightor, Galaxy Trio, Fish Police, Addams Family 92, Beetlejuice. I don't see them as fitting and appropriate.

  98. Well, for three reasons:

    • Turner/WB have pretended for the past 5+ years that these shows don't exist by not putting them on Boomerang let alone CN and shoving them to WAC MOD instead where they can be found mostly by those who already know them and forgotten. Plus they haven't been aired by different channels either, nor they are easily available in stores or VOD online – for the most part.
    • It seems they are trying to create a kids-family-friendly/mostly-comedy environment with the new Boomerang and especially CN. I don't see how the majority of the shows listed above meets this criteria unless being censored. Doubt they want to be associated with them.
    • Why put them on Boomerang when they can be perfectly fine on WAC MOD unless they want to sabotage that project?
  99. Checkerboard

    It seems they are trying to create a kids-family-friendly/mostly-comedy environment with the new Boomerang and especially CN. I don't see how the majority of the shows listed above meets this criteria unless being censored. Doubt they want to be associated with them.

    They're planning on putting Teen Titans on the app in the future. If that can be okay, I don't see the problem with a bunch of 20-50 year old action shows.

    There's really no reason to censor the above shows you mentioned. So much time has passed that those shows are totally safe content-wise.

  100. Daikun

    They're planning on putting Teen Titans on the app in the future. If that can be okay, I don't see the problem with a bunch of 20-50 year old action shows.

    There's really no reason to censor the above shows you mentioned. So much time has passed that those shows are totally safe content-wise.

    Except for, you know, people whining that they are racist

  101. Daikun

    They're planning on putting Teen Titans on the app in the future. If that can be okay, I don't see the problem with a bunch of 20-50 year old action shows.

    There's really no reason to censor the above shows you mentioned. So much time has passed that those shows are totally safe content-wise.

    I guess you really don't know those shows well. Teen Titans in comparison with those shows is tame. And so is to a degree the original Jonny Quest which they will probably add as well. There is reason to censor those shows in this day and age for today's kids. These days everything is about flashy colors, toilet humor and correctness. How old said shows are is irrelevant or maybe the precise reason they don't fit. This isn't DVD retail nor MOD. This is a kids and family friendly comedy focused on demand service where the aforementioned shows full of action, gore, violence, language and darkness don't fit. Completely different themes and drive. What were kids shows for us in the 80s/90s are now adult content by today's standards. Action cartoons have become non-existent. Just look around. The shows mentioned aren't timeless like the rest of the positive bunch. They're pretty much product of their time and have little purpose today without merchandise. They are true retro unlike Tom and Jerry or Looney Tunes which will live forever regardless or CN originals that are also for everyone.

  102. Checkerboard

    Yes, for example: Jonny Quest, Real Jonny Quest, Centurions, Swat Kats, Sky Commanders, Herculoids, Space Ghost, Birdman, Galtar, Dark Water, Silverhawks, Thundercats, Tigersharks, Mightor, Galaxy Trio, Fish Police, Addams Family 92, Beetlejuice. I don't see them as fitting and appropriate.

    Checkerboard

    I guess you really don't know those shows well.

    This is a kids and family friendly comedy focused on demand service where the aforementioned shows full of action, gore, violence, language and darkness don't fit.

    You're painting with an incredibly broad brush. Jonny Quest is as far removed from Silverhawks as you can get.

    And your description of "action, gore, violence, language and darkness"? ….a lot of the 80's/early 90's shows you listed were designed to sell toys. I'm not seeing the issue, other then they're not Hanna-Barbera comedy.

  103. PinkiePie97

    Those were made before HD was a thing. Juniper Lee was actually made in HD.

    They will probably use the 16:9 prints of Baby Looney Tunes, though, but I think the music segments will be left out because they will probably be released as individual 15-minute episodes.
    Proof that a 16:9 version of Baby Looney Tunes exists:

  104. Mikurotoro92

    That would explain why The Flintstones were removed from the Boomerang channel!

    My dad isn't going to be happy about this…

    Is this the reason old shows are disappearing from the TV Boomerang channel? Then…what's the point of the Boomerang channel itself, anymore? Just use the app…

  105. JaredCap43™

    They will probably use the 16:9 prints of Baby Looney Tunes, though, but I think the music segments will be left out because they will probably be released as individual 15-minute episodes.
    Proof that a 16:9 version of Baby Looney Tunes exists:

    Thank you for using the video uploaded by me as a source! 🙂

  106. wonderfly

    Is this the reason old shows are disappearing from the TV Boomerang channel? Then…what's the point of the Boomerang channel itself, anymore? Just use the app…

    the rumor mill(at least from what I've heard on other darker parts of the internet) is that Boomerang the channel is likely going to end up becoming CN's equivalent to Disney XD or Nicktoons, possibly with a rebranding(well either that or Adult Swim taking over the channel slot Boomerang currently occupies)

  107. ozymandias

    the rumor mill(at least from what I've heard on other darker parts of the internet) is that Boomerang the channel is likely going to end up becoming CN's equivalent to Disney XD or Nicktoons, possibly with a rebranding(well either that or Adult Swim taking over the channel slot Boomerang currently occupies)

    I think it's already CN's equivalent to Nicktoons, seeing how little they put into it. For Boomerang to become CN's equivalent to Disney XD, they'd have to put more into it. They had that chance when the channel rebranded in 2015 and it didn't happen. At this point, I don't see all that much happening with the channel.

  108. ozymandias

    the rumor mill(at least from what I've heard on other darker parts of the internet) is that Boomerang the channel is likely going to end up becoming CN's equivalent to Disney XD or Nicktoons, possibly with a rebranding(well either that or Adult Swim taking over the channel slot Boomerang currently occupies)

    If they were to go the "Disney XD" route (in other words – actually DO something with it) that would be a nice change of pace.

    Adult Swim taking over the entire channel though?!? That would be a win of unprecedented magnitude, in the current cable market. Years ago, we dreamed of Toonami having it's own channel. Toonami on a "Adult Swim" channel would be awesome (just imagine, Naruto and One Piece airing weekdays – oh my…)

    And then just have the Boomerang material air on Cartoon Network again?!? Be still, my beating heart….

    Probably never happen though.

  109. jaylop97

    Might be a sign that SD is the show they are going to have more updates for the app.

    to be fair Scooby Doo has a literal asston of content, so it's not all that surprising that it'll be getting a lot of updates in the future, same will probably be the case for Flintstones and Tom & Jerry

  110. Scoobfan69

    What Jack and The Beanstalk movie?

    seems like a pretty obscure one from 1967
    it does not even have a wikipedia article, alto it does have an IMDB page
    The movie is a mix of live-action an animation
    The animated parts were produced by Hanna-Barbera, which is probably how it found its way to Boomerang
    It was directed, produced and stars Gene Kelly of Singin' in the Rain fame

  111. It also has an extended version of the Hanna-Barbera "box" logo. It's the one that zooms in; although there's one version where the logo just forms (for lack of a better word; I think The Perils of Penelope Pitstop used that one; you'd know it if you saw it).

  112. Mandouga

    It also has an extended version of the Hanna-Barbera "box" logo. It's the one that zooms in; although there's one version where the logo just forms (for lack of a better word; I think The Perils of Penelope Pitstop used that one; you'd know it if you saw it).

    Yes, but the logo was cut from the Boomerang streaming print of it. Usually they cut closing logos from the shows on the service, typically unless the ending of the show's theme plays underneath. It was also the first version of the "H-B Box" logo, with a different jingle than usual. Variants of it were also used on "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Where's Huddles" (the latter using the usual "Zooming H-B" music), probably as they originally aired in prime time, in contrast to the shows using the regular versions of the logo airing on Saturday mornings.

  113. Hi everyone, first post here. I love old school animation so I nabbed the Boomerang service as soon as I heard about it. I love this app, and it's not even $6 a month.

    I will say that they need to step it up when it comes to how much content they release. It seems to be fairly random when new episodes are added, and they're missing some major shows in my opinion. Peanuts, Snorks, Space Ghost, Pup Named Scooby Doo (the only actual Scooby Doo I really want), various Batman/Superman toons. And then the classic 90s HB cartoons like Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girs, etc.

    I'd also love to see Pirates of Dark Water or Godzilla again.

    Anyhow, any idea if they'll release any of these shows – has there been any announcements or anything? Looking forward to the toon discussions!

  114. JAww13

    Anyhow, any idea if they'll release any of these shows – has there been any announcements or anything?

    A few of our forum members did some poking around the links on the app a couple of months ago, and they found a bunch of pages for upcoming shows.

    Spoiler
  115. @JAww13 What Daikun said. But Pirates and Space Ghost are likely a no. One, they're already on DVD and two they imo don't fit. Dark Water definitely not and Space Ghost similarly to Jonny Quest might get in eventually, although hardly a priority, when work on that action comic book universe moves forward.

  116. No offense, Checkerboard, but you never know. This service might add them ("Space Ghost and Dino Boy", and "Pirates of Dark Water") in the future. Besides, Wacky Races is also on DVD. So are the Yogi Bear and the Huckleberry Hound shows (BTW, all three of the DVDs I just mentioned feature the original half-hour versions, which this service has yet to give us; just saying). Heck, they might even add Ruby-Spears shows (to use a hypothetical example).

    In short, we really shouldn't rule anything out.

  117. Why wouldn't those make sense? They were produced by Hanna Barbera and are within the libraries that Boomerang owns. I think it's wholly possible. More-so for the original Space Ghost cartoons, but even Pirates is possible down the road somewhere. I'd love Coast-to-Coast but I don't know if they'd want a show with that tone (though they should).

    And a lot of the shows on the app right now are available on DVD. Just about all the Scooby Doo stuff is, Looney Tunes, Flintstones, etc.

    I think Jack and the Beanstalk is the most obscure thing they could post, and that already happened haha

  118. Give me a Pup Named Scooby Doo Boomerang!!!

    @SaneMan Maybe if the show is popular they'll adapt the sequels in other seasons. I personally couldn't care less about Dorothy or any of the newer stuff the app posts. I'm going to revel in the oldies once they finally start showing up more frequently.

  119. Mandouga

    One thing is certain: the post-1948 Warner Bros. shorts whose PAL versions were the only ones available have been restored to their original non-PAL versions.

    Was it easy? If so, then how come NBC-Universal won't do that with He-Man and She-Ra?

  120. WB has the original film elements. With He-Man and She-Ra (and other Filmation productions owned by Classic Media*), they say (repeat: they say) that the original film elements and NTSC masters were destroyed. As it happens, though, I personally think it's possible that they may just be lost. Personally, I don't think anyone can be sure.

    *Their catalog is separate from the rest of NBC-Universal's catalog, just like how the "Turner Entertainment" catalog is separate from "Warner Bros. Television".

  121. Mandouga

    WB has the original film elements. With He-Man and She-Ra (and other Filmation productions owned by Classic Media*), they say (repeat: they say) that the original film elements and NTSC masters were destroyed. As it happens, though, I personally think it's possible that they may just be lost. Personally, I don't think anyone can be sure.

    *Their catalog is separate from the rest of NBC-Universal's catalog, just like how the "Turner Entertainment" catalog is separate from "Warner Bros. Television".

    The NTSC elements of He-Man still exist.
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards…rently-Not-Destroyed-According-To-Busta-Toons

  122. New Looney Tunes

    New Show:The Jetsons
    New Playlists: Most Watched

    Checked that out. Noticed most of them are first episodes and usually are the first ones checked out by default given they're at the very top left of the first page. (One example of not a first episode is the 2nd episode of Dorothy which is 3rd from the top, after the trailer and 1st episode) Likely over time those same episodes from new subscribers will continue to be checked out first as well, so personally I believe that makes such a playlist idea not necessary.

    What I am curious about however is how many plays those videos have had since each first appeared on the site. Likely numbers we wont find out regardless.

  123. Dan’s Revenge

    Checked that out. Noticed most of them are first episodes and usually are the first ones checked out by default given they're at the very top left of the first page. (One example of not a first episode is the 2nd episode of Dorothy which is 3rd from the top, after the trailer and 1st episode) Likely over time those same episodes from new subscribers will continue to be checked out first as well, so personally I believe that makes such a playlist idea not necessary.

    What I am curious about however is how many plays those videos have had since each first appeared on the site. Likely numbers we wont find out regardless.

    The site doesn't have a views number like Youtube, so yeah. We're unlucky

  124. Dan’s Revenge

    Checked that out. Noticed most of them are first episodes and usually are the first ones checked out by default given they're at the very top left of the first page. (One example of not a first episode is the 2nd episode of Dorothy which is 3rd from the top, after the trailer and 1st episode) Likely over time those same episodes from new subscribers will continue to be checked out first as well, so personally I believe that makes such a playlist idea not necessary.

    What I am curious about however is how many plays those videos have had since each first appeared on the site. Likely numbers we wont find out regardless.

    At least we know what shows are popular on Boomerang Streaming Service,but I am surprise that New Looney Tunes made it into the top 13 Most Watched Show.

    Daffyrocks

    The site doesn't have a views number like Youtube, so yeah. We're unlucky

    I know Boomerang Steaming Service has over 1,000,000 downloads on Google Play for sure because it say it , and on Apple probably has over 1,000,000 downloads and people also downloaded it on Roku,Fire Tv, Chromecast,Apple Tv so even more downloads.

  125. Okay, so I was wondering about something, and decided to take a chance on Wacky Races, and sure enough, the opening and ending sequences are there (the end sequence even brings back the ending narration that was cut from the syndicated version). However, the end sequence appears at the end of each segment. I think Hollywood from 2 Stupid Dogs (who was called "Mr. H" in one of the Kenny Fowler stories) said it best:

    Isn't that cute…BUT IT'S WRONG!!!

    I sincerely doubt that that was the way it was shown on network TV when it originally aired in 1968. Even if this was how Wacky Races appeared on the DVD release (which it might be), that still doesn't excuse it. I mean, the theatrical shorts are one thing, but these are TV shows made by Hanna-Barbera (and yes, Cartoon Network Studios), which (as far as I know*) were shown on TV as half hour shows, even if they didn't consist of a single hour episode. For these reasons, my previous position still stands: this service currently doesn't distinguish between half-hour shows and individual segments, and we should be able to choose how we want to watch any and all half hour shows that have 2 or 3 segments. In other words, if (in the admittedly, unlikely scenario) the people behind the Boomerang streaming service are somehow reading this, this is what I would say: "nice try, but it won't work".

    Oh, and by the way, The Jetsons (from the two episodes I've seen, anyway) is the syndicated version from the 1980s, complete with the re-recorded opening theme, the added episode title cards, the commercial bumpers, and the replaced ending sequence, which is kind of a step backward from how it aired on the Boomerang TV channel.

    *Admittedly, even I'm not sure if, say, the individual Yogi Bear segments were shown by themselves as first. I honestly don't think they were, and this is around the time that shows like The Funny Company (a non Hanna-Barbera show) were being shown in syndication as part of other shows (usually local live-action shows).

  126. Yeah. The original show just has 13 half-hour shows with 2 stories each.

    However, 12 episodes of the newer show? And at 11-12 minutes each, that's not enough for what would otherwise be a half hour series on TV.

    Spanish audio, huh? Does this mean I could watch "Los Autos Locos" or "Los Picapiedra" (The Flintstones) , or "Los Supersonicos" (The Jetsons) if I wanted to?

  127. Mandouga

    Yeah. The original show just has 13 half-hour shows with 2 stories each.

    However, 12 episodes of the newer show? And at 11-12 minutes each, that's not enough for what would otherwise be a half hour series on TV.

    Spanish audio, huh? Does this mean I could watch "Los Autos Locos" or "Los Picapiedra" (The Flintstones) , or "Los Supersonicos" (The Jetsons) if I wanted to?

    17 half-hours of 2 11 minute episodes each. Who's counting though? 😛 (other than me)

    There's bound to be more episodes on the way. They tend to do most stuff in sections like for example Be Cool Scooby-Doo! they originally only added the first 13 of S1 before finally adding the last half at a later time. I don't mind them doing it that way as it gives us something to look forward to later (whether or not we like the series) rather than say – put the whole season out at once and have to wait longer (possibly) before new (new-new or new-to-app) episodes show up.

  128. Dan’s Revenge

    Could be in the coming weeks since they usually only post how-many-ever to one show weekly. No kind of schedule released that shows us what is to come so we're left with surprise which isn't a bad thing.

    Even then, you can't deny that the fans of that show have been waiting for ages.

  129. Toon4Thought

    Even then, you can't deny that the fans of that show have been waiting for ages.

    'Tis true. They should at least get the core 4 (NLT, BCSD, TT&JS, Bunnicula) that were on CN/Boom through given the ridiculous waits. At least recently TT&JS had something. They'd still have plenty of classics (including past CN originals) to bring in season by season including small handfuls of episodes of their newest shows. They simply have more than enough.

  130. Darklordavaitor

    The app has really been skimping on its new releases. There are thousands of hours of older material, and plenty of newer stuff to put on, but at this point, we're only getting small sprinkles of it. I'm not crazy about it tbh.

    Partly what has refrained me any interest to get it. I feel like when 'the time is right' I'll be out of being able to take advantage of the intro offer. Kind of surprised it's still an option. No clue when they'll say adios to it.

    If they could do some daily uploads of different shows per day – even if as small as 6-7 episodes (not necessarily full seasons and regardless of length of time) I think I'd sway the option to get it because at least there'd be something newly uploaded everyday to watch instead of weekly.

    I do also wish they'd properly manage certain cartoons they upload. Some aren't in proper categories. "Ventriloquist Cat" as seen occasionally on Tom & Jerry (before rebrand – don't recall seeing it since though I may have and forgot) is included in whatever set of T&J cartoons. On the same note with T&J, do wish they'd put them in order of release date. There's some mixed from whatever studio between the few sets. In all honestly it shouldn't matter too much because it's still T&J, but most other shows are properly added by release. Small nitpick but a personal wish.

  131. I kinda like it. Glad Courage is there too. But I don't like they're relying so much on Scooby-Doo. Didn't they have a Scooby-related Halloween even last year or the year before? Not to mention it's been done to death on CN proper in the 90s/2000s. Scooby is great and it's nice other shows, mainly the new ones, will be a part of this stunt. Still, I'm hoping that next year they'll do something else. Scooby is just too safe. They can get more creative than that – although with the new Scooby series being worked on I sadly doubt it.

  132. Really? Just Scooby? I would say old classics and new originals in general. For the variety of content they can't get anywhere else – which they pretty much can't. Scooby is just one show of many at this point, not to mention an almost 50 years old property. Yeah, he is overrepresented and I somewhat dislike that when there's clearly tons of other properties they could focus on without forgetting him. I think people have had enough or are at least willing to give other things a chance. Boomerang doesn't equal Scooby-Doo and he isn't the first nor only thing that comes to mind I would say for many people. Boomerang, similarly to CN, incorporates literally tens of shows. There's no single show that would be superior than the rest. They're all good and that's the variety the service offers. We've had nonstop Doo since October '94 thanks to CN. I like Scooby too, but at this point it's predictable and quite boring and I doubt I'm the only one who feels that way about Scooby-Doo becoming the retro sibling of Teen Titans GO! – ie. being spammed just to make money.

  133. Added this week (September 28):
    Scoobtober has been kicked off.

    TV SHOWS:
    The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo – complete series
    Bunnicula – season 1C

    MOVIES:
    Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
    Casper's Halloween Special
    The Flintstones Meet Rockula & Frankenstone
    Scooby-Doo: Shaggy's Showdown
    Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow

    PLAYLISTS:
    Beastly Bunnicula
    Boo!-merang Halloween
    Classic Mysteries
    Cowardly Courage
    Fearful Frights
    Mysterious Mysteries
    Scariest Scooby-Doo!
    Spooky Movies
    Super Spooky Episodes

    In addition, some Halloween-themed episodes of certain shows from later seasons that aren't available to stream have been added:

    The Flintstones (was up to season 2, episode 5 at last check):
    *A Haunted House is not a Home (season 5, episode 7)
    *The Gruesomes (season 5, episode 9)

    The Jetsons (was up to season 1 – the original 1962 run – at last check):
    *Haunted Halloween (season 2, episode 26)

    Richie Rich:
    *Phantom of the Movies (from season 1, episode 11)
    *The Haunting of the Castle Rich (from season 3, episode 27)

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?:
    *Haunted House Hang-Up (season 2, episode 5)

    The Smurfs (was up to season 1 at last check):
    *Smurfs' Halloween Special (1983 TV special)
    *Monster Smurfs (season 4, episode 24A)

  134. Hopefully maybe next year we will see our first third-party shows (like some CBS-owned content) added to the service. Maybe by now the Boomerang SVOD service has proven popular enough for it. Other similar services have content from multiple companies.

  135. PF9

    Hopefully maybe next year we will see our first third-party shows (like some CBS-owned content) added to the service. Maybe by now the Boomerang SVOD service has proven popular enough for it. Other similar services have content from multiple companies.

    Maybe we can see stuff from Jay Ward and Total Television Productions, seeing that the old CN and Boomerang aired them. But do not except them to add cartoons from Filmation, for example :p Or the H-B cartoons "Jeannie" and "The Patridge Family" 😀

  136. Checkerboard

    Shame WB is ignoring the 90s Addams Family series which has 25 years. I believe 2 Stupid Dogs, Fish Police or Pirates of Dark Water are similar case. Could have put at least the Addams on Boomerang for Halloween.

    Strange Paramount wasn't involved in that 1990s Addams Family cartoon which was made in the aftermath of Paramount's 1991 movie. If that had been the case CBS would own the series now (it wouldn't be hard to imagine CN and later Boomerang acquiring the syndication rights to the series if it had been owned by Paramount in those days, since the show was produced during the days of Turner being an independent company).

  137. Checkerboard

    Shame WB is ignoring the 90s Addams Family series which has 25 years. I believe 2 Stupid Dogs, Fish Police or Pirates of Dark Water are similar case. Could have put at least the Addams on Boomerang for Halloween.

    You say that as if people want to revisit Fish Police.

  138. Been datamining Boomerang's website for titles. Here's everything they have planned that's been indexed so far:

    5 – Big Top Scooby
    6 – Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
    12 – Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
    17 – Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
    18 – Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo?
    19 – Scooby-Doo: Legend of the Phantasaur
    21 – Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
    23 – Baby Looney Tunes
    35 – Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts
    42 – Flintstone Kids
    45 – A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    46 – Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
    47 – Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz
    49 – Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse
    52 – Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
    55 – The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    59 – Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run
    62 – Codename Kids Next Door
    63 – Captain Caveman
    64 – Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
    65 – Tom & Jerry Tales
    79 – Teen Titans
    83 – Off to See the Wizard
    85 – Flintstone Family Adventures
    86 – Dino and Cavemouse
    87 – Bedrock Cops
    88 – Frankenstones
    89 – Monchhichis
    90 – Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
    91 – Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm
    92 – Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm
    93 – Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
    95 – Merrie Melodies
    96 – MGM Cartoons
    97 – Popeye Classic
    98 – New Yogi Bear Show
    99 – Yogi's Galaxy Goof-Ups
    100 – Yogi's Gang
    101 – Yogi's Space Race
    102 – Yogi's Treasure Hunt
    103 – Yo! Yogi
    104 – Flintstone's Little Big League
    105 – Bunnicula: The Vampire Rabbitt
    106 – The Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas
    107 – Casper's First Christmas
    109 – A Flintstone Christmas Carol
    110 – A Flintstone Christmas
    111 – A Flintstone Family Christmas
    112 – Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania!
    114 – Flintstones Primetime Special – Fred's Final Fling
    115 – Flintstones: I Yabba Dabba Do
    117 – The Man Called Flintstone
    118 – Yabba Dabba Doo, Part II
    119 – Christmas Comes to Pac-Land
    120 – A Christmas Story
    121 – The Town Santa Forgot
    122 – Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown
    123 – Rockin' with Judy Jetson
    124 – Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber-Insects
    125 – Jonny's Golden Quest
    126 – What's Up Doc?: A Salute to Bugs Bunny
    127 – Horton Hears a Who! (1970)
    128 – Scooby Goes to Hollywood
    129 – Scooby-Doo Adventure: The Mystery Map!
    130 – Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
    131 – Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
    132 – Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword
    133 – Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
    135 – Scooby-Doo! and Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery
    136 – Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie
    137 – Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
    140 – Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
    141 – Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals!
    142 – Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays
    143 – Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
    144 – Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace
    145 – Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness
    146 – Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games!
    147 – Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
    148 – Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
    149 – Scooby-Doo! The WWE Mystery
    150 – Smurfily Ever After
    151 – Smurfs Christmas Special
    152 – Smurfs Easter Special
    153 – Smurfs Valentine Day Special
    154 – Tis the Season To Be Smurfy
    155 – Tom & Jerry: Pirate Adventure
    156 – Tom & Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    157 – Tom and Jerry & The Lost Dragon
    158 – Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats
    159 – Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears
    160 – Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose
    161 – Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper
    162 – Yogi's Ark Lark
    163 – Yogi's First Christmas
    165 – Jonny Quest
    166 – Josie and the Pussycats
    167 – Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
    168 – The New Fred and Barney Show
    169 – The New Scooby Doo Movies
    170 – New Scooby Doo Mysteries
    171 – Quick Draw McGraw
    172 – Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
    173 – Scooby-Doo Show
    174 – Swat Kats
    175 – Top Cat
    176 – Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
    177 – The Baby Looney Tunes Egg-Straordinary Adventure
    178 – Flintstones Primetime Special
    179 – Cave Kids
    180 – Dastardly and Muttley

    No data after 182.

  139. New Looney Tunes

    NewGarfield Thanksgiving Special, Jonny Quest, and More Coming to Boomerang in November 2nd
    http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/boom…uest-and-more-coming-to-boomerang-in-november

    1) Jonny Quest has been hinted at for inclusion via the app's splash screen
    2) WOW. They're adding the classic Garfield specials? Boomerang's really trying to fire up the acquisitions machine, between that and Wind in the Willows. I thought it was only going to be limited to the WB, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and Cartoon Network libraries.

  140. I'm pleasently surprised to see Swat Kats on the list, along with the more action-packed Jonny Quest, as well as the Flinstone Comedy Show segments and all the Yogi stuff. That's great news I think. Especially Swat Kats since it helps the reboot and it's something quite edgy in comparison with the rest of the content that can test the waters if users are okay with it. After they add all that and the rest of the indexed items the service will REALLY become interesting.

  141. Checkerboard

    I'm pleasently surprised to see Swat Kats on the list, along with the more action-packed Jonny Quest, as well as the Flinstone Comedy Show segments and all the Yogi stuff. That's great news I think. Especially Swat Kats since it helps the reboot and it's something quite edgy in comparison with the rest of the content that can test the waters if users are okay with it. After they add all that and the rest of the indexed items the service will REALLY become interesting.

    I know right?

    Some of the bigger surprises I encountered were Yo Yogi (one of those incarnations so bad, it never aired on Boomerang in the U.S.) and Cave Kids (nanoscopically short-lived spin-off of The Flintstones, possibly THE most obscure choice they've made for inclusion).

  142. Yeah, I remember. I did say that, but I still feel that way. Doesn't mean that if I was wrong about them adding these shows that I'm wrong about them fitting in. Compared to the rest of the tame family-friendly comedy-focused catalogue they do stand out. Especially Swat Kats. They'd later have to add loads of other similar shows for that not to be the case.

  143. Commander Beeper

    Been datamining Boomerang's website for titles. Here's everything they have planned that's been indexed so far:

    5 – Big Top Scooby
    6 – Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
    12 – Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
    17 – Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
    18 – Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo?
    19 – Scooby-Doo: Legend of the Phantasaur
    21 – Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
    23 – Baby Looney Tunes
    35 – Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts
    42 – Flintstone Kids
    45 – A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    46 – Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
    47 – Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz
    49 – Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse
    52 – Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
    55 – The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    59 – Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run
    62 – Codename Kids Next Door
    63 – Captain Caveman
    64 – Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
    65 – Tom & Jerry Tales
    79 – Teen Titans
    83 – Off to See the Wizard
    85 – Flintstone Family Adventures
    86 – Dino and Cavemouse
    87 – Bedrock Cops
    88 – Frankenstones
    89 – Monchhichis
    90 – Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
    91 – Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm
    92 – Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm
    93 – Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
    95 – Merrie Melodies
    96 – MGM Cartoons
    97 – Popeye Classic
    98 – New Yogi Bear Show
    99 – Yogi's Galaxy Goof-Ups
    100 – Yogi's Gang
    101 – Yogi's Space Race
    102 – Yogi's Treasure Hunt
    103 – Yo! Yogi
    104 – Flintstone's Little Big League
    105 – Bunnicula: The Vampire Rabbitt
    106 – The Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas
    107 – Casper's First Christmas
    109 – A Flintstone Christmas Carol
    110 – A Flintstone Christmas
    111 – A Flintstone Family Christmas
    112 – Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania!
    114 – Flintstones Primetime Special – Fred's Final Fling
    115 – Flintstones: I Yabba Dabba Do
    117 – The Man Called Flintstone
    118 – Yabba Dabba Doo, Part II
    119 – Christmas Comes to Pac-Land
    120 – A Christmas Story
    121 – The Town Santa Forgot
    122 – Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown
    123 – Rockin' with Judy Jetson
    124 – Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber-Insects
    125 – Jonny's Golden Quest
    126 – What's Up Doc?: A Salute to Bugs Bunny
    127 – Horton Hears a Who! (1970)
    128 – Scooby Goes to Hollywood
    129 – Scooby-Doo Adventure: The Mystery Map!
    130 – Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
    131 – Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
    132 – Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword
    133 – Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
    135 – Scooby-Doo! and Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery
    136 – Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie
    137 – Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
    140 – Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
    141 – Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals!
    142 – Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays
    143 – Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
    144 – Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace
    145 – Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness
    146 – Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games!
    147 – Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
    148 – Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
    149 – Scooby-Doo! The WWE Mystery
    150 – Smurfily Ever After
    151 – Smurfs Christmas Special
    152 – Smurfs Easter Special
    153 – Smurfs Valentine Day Special
    154 – Tis the Season To Be Smurfy
    155 – Tom & Jerry: Pirate Adventure
    156 – Tom & Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    157 – Tom and Jerry & The Lost Dragon
    158 – Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats
    159 – Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears
    160 – Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose
    161 – Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper
    162 – Yogi's Ark Lark
    163 – Yogi's First Christmas
    165 – Jonny Quest
    166 – Josie and the Pussycats
    167 – Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
    168 – The New Fred and Barney Show
    169 – The New Scooby Doo Movies
    170 – New Scooby Doo Mysteries
    171 – Quick Draw McGraw
    172 – Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
    173 – Scooby-Doo Show
    174 – Swat Kats
    175 – Top Cat
    176 – Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
    177 – The Baby Looney Tunes Egg-Straordinary Adventure
    178 – Flintstones Primetime Special
    179 – Cave Kids
    180 – Dastardly and Muttley

    No data after 182.

    Don't tell me those are the 1982 Bunnicula special made by Ruby-Spears and the 1967-1968 "Off to See the Wizard" anthology series by MGM!!!… 😮

    Also, what the hell is "Yabba Dabba Doo, Part II" anyway?

  144. It's remarkable how much content they have lined up for the weeks and months ahead (at a very reasonable price too).

    Once they start adding more Cartoon Cartoon series, I'm going to consider making the buy. I feel like all the content that is still yet to come is great, but some shows like Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, etc. will put it over the top.

  145. WMania

    It's remarkable how much content they have lined up for the weeks and months ahead (at a very reasonable price too).

    Once they start adding more Cartoon Cartoon series, I'm going to consider making the buy. I feel like all the content that is still yet to come is great, but some shows like Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, etc. will put it over the top.

    Dexter's Laboratory is available on Hulu, though.

  146. Mandouga

    Are we sure that the "Garfield Thanksgiving special" is the original one, and not a newer one based on The Garfield Show?

    I’d say so.

    Fans of Garfield will be able to stream the Thanksgiving special in time for the big holiday. Boomerang is offering a selection of classic episodes, including “Garfield Goes to Hollywood,” and “Here Comes Garfield,” the first television adaptation of the popular comic strip from Jim Davis.

  147. Commander Beeper

    Been datamining Boomerang's website for titles. Here's everything they have planned that's been indexed so far:

    5 – Big Top Scooby
    6 – Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
    12 – Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
    17 – Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
    18 – Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo?
    19 – Scooby-Doo: Legend of the Phantasaur
    21 – Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
    23 – Baby Looney Tunes
    35 – Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts
    42 – Flintstone Kids
    45 – A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    46 – Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
    47 – Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz
    49 – Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse
    52 – Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
    55 – The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    59 – Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run
    62 – Codename Kids Next Door
    63 – Captain Caveman
    64 – Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
    65 – Tom & Jerry Tales
    79 – Teen Titans
    83 – Off to See the Wizard
    85 – Flintstone Family Adventures
    86 – Dino and Cavemouse
    87 – Bedrock Cops
    88 – Frankenstones
    89 – Monchhichis
    90 – Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
    91 – Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm
    92 – Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm
    93 – Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
    95 – Merrie Melodies
    96 – MGM Cartoons
    97 – Popeye Classic
    98 – New Yogi Bear Show
    99 – Yogi's Galaxy Goof-Ups
    100 – Yogi's Gang
    101 – Yogi's Space Race
    102 – Yogi's Treasure Hunt
    103 – Yo! Yogi
    104 – Flintstone's Little Big League
    105 – Bunnicula: The Vampire Rabbitt
    106 – The Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas
    107 – Casper's First Christmas
    109 – A Flintstone Christmas Carol
    110 – A Flintstone Christmas
    111 – A Flintstone Family Christmas
    112 – Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania!
    114 – Flintstones Primetime Special – Fred's Final Fling
    115 – Flintstones: I Yabba Dabba Do
    117 – The Man Called Flintstone
    118 – Yabba Dabba Doo, Part II
    119 – Christmas Comes to Pac-Land
    120 – A Christmas Story
    121 – The Town Santa Forgot
    122 – Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown
    123 – Rockin' with Judy Jetson
    124 – Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber-Insects
    125 – Jonny's Golden Quest
    126 – What's Up Doc?: A Salute to Bugs Bunny
    127 – Horton Hears a Who! (1970)
    128 – Scooby Goes to Hollywood
    129 – Scooby-Doo Adventure: The Mystery Map!
    130 – Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
    131 – Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
    132 – Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword
    133 – Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
    135 – Scooby-Doo! and Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery
    136 – Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie
    137 – Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
    140 – Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
    141 – Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals!
    142 – Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays
    143 – Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
    144 – Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace
    145 – Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness
    146 – Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games!
    147 – Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright
    148 – Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
    149 – Scooby-Doo! The WWE Mystery
    150 – Smurfily Ever After
    151 – Smurfs Christmas Special
    152 – Smurfs Easter Special
    153 – Smurfs Valentine Day Special
    154 – Tis the Season To Be Smurfy
    155 – Tom & Jerry: Pirate Adventure
    156 – Tom & Jerry: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    157 – Tom and Jerry & The Lost Dragon
    158 – Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats
    159 – Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears
    160 – Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose
    161 – Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper
    162 – Yogi's Ark Lark
    163 – Yogi's First Christmas
    165 – Jonny Quest
    166 – Josie and the Pussycats
    167 – Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
    168 – The New Fred and Barney Show
    169 – The New Scooby Doo Movies
    170 – New Scooby Doo Mysteries
    171 – Quick Draw McGraw
    172 – Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
    173 – Scooby-Doo Show
    174 – Swat Kats
    175 – Top Cat
    176 – Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
    177 – The Baby Looney Tunes Egg-Straordinary Adventure
    178 – Flintstones Primetime Special
    179 – Cave Kids
    180 – Dastardly and Muttley

    No data after 182.

    As expected SD would have a large selection of movies, which gives it an easier shot on Boomerang.

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  148. Sounds like a lot of content to look forward too!
    I just realize that Warner Bros. owns the latter half of Rankin Bass’s library of sorts. Aside from Thundercats, I wonder if we’ll get Silverhawks, Tigersharks and The Comic Strip someday.

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  149. Commander Beeper

    Just did a little more "datamining" (which in reality is little more than viewing the HTML source code of the site). 183, previously listed as "Null", is Taz-Mania. So, I'm guessing we're gonna be getting some 1990s WBTVA stuff down the road as well?

    Now that's something I would be 110% on board with.

  150. WMania

    It's remarkable how much content they have lined up for the weeks and months ahead (at a very reasonable price too).

    Once they start adding more Cartoon Cartoon series, I'm going to consider making the buy. I feel like all the content that is still yet to come is great, but some shows like Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, etc. will put it over the top.

    I agree with you. I've been holding off on subscribing for a couple reasons. I just tweeted another suggestion to them about the option to make our own playlist as well. But I'm definitely hoping they add more of their classic CN library as well as more from H-B. I also wonder if they're gonna add other 80s and 90s gems that once aired on CN like Beetlejuice, Pac-Man, 2 Stupid Dogs, Megas XLR, The Pink Panther Show; just to name some off the top of my head.

    I still think it'd be a good idea for them to also stream an online station as well, like PlutoTV does to go back to Boomerang's glory days up to 2011. Still, I'm really thinking about signing up…

  151. Saotome2U

    I agree with you. I've been holding off on subscribing for a couple reasons. I just tweeted another suggestion to them about the option to make our own playlist as well. But I'm definitely hoping they add more of their classic CN library as well as more from H-B. I also wonder if they're gonna add other 80s and 90s gems that once aired on CN like Beetlejuice, Pac-Man, 2 Stupid Dogs, Megas XLR, The Pink Panther Show; just to name some off the top of my head.

    I still think it'd be a good idea for them to also stream an online station as well, like PlutoTV does to go back to Boomerang's glory days up to 2011. Still, I'm really thinking about signing up…

    Turner/Time Warner no longer has access to Megas XLR (tax write-off) or Pink Panther (owned by MGM).

  152. Commander Beeper

    Just did a little more "datamining" (which in reality is little more than viewing the HTML source code of the site). 183, previously listed as "Null", is Taz-Mania. So, I'm guessing we're gonna be getting some 1990s WBTVA stuff down the road as well?

    If they really do add Taz-Mania to the Boomerang app, I will be excited. Taz-Mania is honestly one of my favorite WB Animated Shows and it holds up very well. Memorable characters, great comedy, and some nice meta humor. While I wouldn't say Taz-Mania is as good as Animaniacs, I do think it is better than Tiny Toons honestly. It also makes sense to add it to the Boomerang app since Taz is a very memorable and classic character. Plus, if they do bring the show to the app, there will finally be a legal way to watch the 39 episodes that weren't released on DVD

  153. You know, I couldn't help but read your post in Hugh (the father)'s voice, and blah-blah-blah, yakety shakety.

    In all seriousness, though. With the addition of the Garfield specials, this pretty much means that any third party show (that isn't Disney or Nickelodeon, of course) is a given. OTOH, we shouldn't expect, say DHX Media (DIC, Cinar, etc.) or Hasbro on here. If anything, we're more likely to get Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle (the original 196os version), and shows like that. Heck, I wonder of we'll get Casper the Friendly Ghost (or the other Harveytoon shorts, for that matter) on here (a little warning, though, it could still be the previous "Casper and Friends" syndicated show, but anything's possible). On the other hand, we shouldn't hold our breath for Terrytoons (Mighty Mouse, etc.), or the Columbia Pictures stuff (Mr. Magoo, etc.).

    Going back to the stuff Turner has, maybe Boomerang can finally give everyone the shows that were never seen on the Cartoon Network or the Boomerang channel, such as Space Stars (which was never seen in full), or Challenge of the Gobots, or Wildfire (the one about the magic horse and the princess who lives on Earth). If we're taking about Warner Bros., then maybe Boomerang should consider the post-1974 Rankin/Bass productions (or at the very least, "those" two shows).

    I also want to say they should add the original Banana Splits Adventure Hour, but for that one, I think we should be careful what we wish for, especially since–previous half-hour syndicated version aside–this service still doesn't distinguish between half-hour shows and individual segments…

  154. Mandouga

    Casper the Friendly Ghost (or the other Harveytoon shorts, for that matter) on here (a little warning, though, it could still be the previous "Casper and Friends" syndicated show, but anything's possible).

    I am sure it will be the 2000s Harveytoons Show version, cause apparently Boomerang USA never aired full Harvey Films prints of their cartoons. Plus they didn't even buy the cartoons in this way.

  155. I hope the remaining seasons of Tom and Jerry Kids, along with The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Taz-Mania, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, 2 Stupid Dogs and Swat Kats will be added to the service. If they had those shows, I'd totally watch them.

  156. Frank Coufal

    I hope the remaining seasons of Tom and Jerry Kids, along with The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Taz-Mania, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, 2 Stupid Dogs and Swat Kats will be added to the service. If they had those shows, I'd totally watch them.

    Swat Kats, The Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries, and (I think) A Pup Named Scooby Doo are coming to the app soon.

  157. Mandouga

    … OTOH, we shouldn't expect, say DHX Media (DIC, Cinar, etc.) or Hasbro on here.

    Hmm, why is that? Honestly, I was kinda thinking/hoping that they'd consider putting any and all toons that once aired on Boomerang (or CN for that matter) on the app. Someone said they don't have the licenses for MGM anymore either, but still, I'd hope that it won't be relegated to solely H-B and WB toons. They got Garfield, and I guess that's one of the reasons I was thinking the doors may be open for others.

    Mandouga

    If anything, we're more likely to get Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle (the original 196os version), and shows like that. Heck, I wonder of we'll get Casper the Friendly Ghost (or the other Harveytoon shorts, for that matter) on here (a little warning, though, it could still be the previous "Casper and Friends" syndicated show, but anything's possible). On the other hand, we shouldn't hold our breath for Terrytoons (Mighty Mouse, etc.), or the Columbia Pictures stuff (Mr. Magoo, etc.).

    Going back to the stuff Turner has, maybe Boomerang can finally give everyone the shows that were never seen on the Cartoon Network or the Boomerang channel, such as Space Stars (which was never seen in full), or Challenge of the Gobots, or Wildfire (the one about the magic horse and the princess who lives on Earth). If we're taking about Warner Bros., then maybe Boomerang should consider the post-1974 Rankin/Bass productions (or at the very least, "those" two shows).
    .

    I agree that we'll probably get these other ones as well. I wonder if they'd consider, or try getting lesser known and forgotten shows like:

    Woody Woodpecker
    Rick Moranis in Gravedale High
    Popeye and Son
    Toonsylvania

  158. Mandouga

    If anything, we're more likely to get Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle (the original 196os version), and shows like that.

    Comcast owns the distribution rights now after they purchased DreamWorks Animation/Classic Media, so chances are pretty low.

  159. Mandouga

    OTOH, we shouldn't expect, say DHX Media.

    Well DHX Media is a company I think WB should acquire to boost their holdings (it's not like they haven't bought other companies since Turner, they also bought Shed Media, which is now WB's UK TV unit, and also Alloy Entertainment, which co-produced some of the CW's programs and Freeform's Pretty Little Liars). Buying DHX would give WB complete control of the Peanuts brand (beyond owning video rights to the television animation library). Boomerang would also have access to the DHX library too.

  160. I'm…not sure about Popeye and Son, or any of the other Hearst Entertainment shows*, for that matter. They're currently being distributed online by a company called "FilmRise".

    *Hanna-Barbera made both Popeye and Son, and the earlier All-New Popeye Hour, but Hearst Entertainment (the current name of King Features Syndicate's TV division) owns the rights to those shows (along with the Al Brodax era Popeye shorts). We're actually more likely to get Dinky Dog, which aired as part of the All-New Popeye Hour.

  161. PF9

    Well DHX Media is a company I think WB should acquire to boost their holdings (it's not like they haven't bought other companies since Turner, they also bought Shed Media, which is now WB's UK TV unit, and also Alloy Entertainment, which co-produced some of the CW's programs and Freeform's Pretty Little Liars). Buying DHX would give WB complete control of the Peanuts brand (beyond owning video rights to the television animation library).

    In any case, that has nothing to do with this thread. We're talking about what potential shows from third parties could be seen on this service…well, that and which ones have recently premiered, as well.

    EDIT: Whoops. I didn't realize I double posted. Sorry about that.

  162. Mandouga

    I'm…not sure about Popeye and Son, or any of the other Hearst Entertainment shows*, for that matter. They're currently being distributed online by a company called "FilmRise".

    *Hanna-Barbera made both Popeye and Son, and the earlier All-New Popeye Hour, but Hearst Entertainment (the current name of King Features Syndicate's TV division) owns the rights to those shows (along with the Al Brodax era Popeye shorts). We're actually more likely to get Dinky Dog, which aired as part of the All-New Popeye Hour.

    Most of the shows produced by H-B's Australian division are now owned by Endemol, the successor to Southern Star Productions (which itself was the successor to H-B Australia). Dinky Dog falls in that category.

  163. That has no bearing on the fact that the U.S. rights are controlled by Time Warner/Turner (or Hearst Entertainment, in the case of H-B's Popeye productions). Besides, Boomerang is a U.S. streaming service (last I checked, anyway). You might be thinking of the non-U.S. rights to those shows.

  164. Mandouga

    That has no bearing on the fact that the U.S. rights are controlled by Time Warner/Turner (or Hearst Entertainment, in the case of H-B's Popeye productions). Besides, Boomerang is a U.S. streaming service (last I checked, anyway). You might be thinking of the non-U.S. rights to those shows.

    US DVDs of these shows were not released by WB but by VEI under license from Southern Star. I also edited my previous post (the one regarding DHX).

    Another company I could see licensing shows to Boomerang is 20th Century Fox. They own a couple childrens' cartoons that were not part of the sale to Disney in 2001 (there's a Planet of the Apes cartoon, Capitol Critters, a Lost in Space movie for ABC).

  165. Dudley

    If Boomerang can afford to licence a lot of classic DHX shows, then they should. But they are definitely not worth buying outright, especially since Time Warner already has plenty of old shows they can add instead.

    And who says they can't own even more, so that people won't ever get tired or bored by watching the service? 😀

  166. Daffyrocks

    And who says they can't own even more, so that people won't ever get tired or bored by watching the service? 😀

    Because it’s cheaper to license it? It’d make sense to buy it all if Boomerang was some big hit streaming service, but it seems pretty niche, so it’s most likely not worth buying all of that content outright, especially if they bought ALL of DHX which is a huge media company.

    Heck, with the amount of content they own, DHX should start its own streaming service. It’ll make for good competition for Boomerang.

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  167. Dudley

    Because it’s cheaper to license it? It’d make sense to buy it all if Boomerang was some big hit streaming service, but it seems pretty niche, so it’s most likely not worth buying all of that content outright, especially if they bought ALL of DHX which is a huge media company.

    Heck, with the amount of content they own, DHX should start its own streaming service. It’ll make for good competition for Boomerang.

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    You're right, and they should get as many buyers and ratings as the Boomerang App.

    But do you really think shows like Johnny Test or Supernoobs would go well with classics like Peanuts?

  168. Daffyrocks

    You're right, and they should get as many buyers and ratings as the Boomerang App.

    But do you really think shows like Johnny Test or Supernoobs would go well with classics like Peanuts?

    Besides, Hulu nabbed the SVOD rights to Supernoobs recently.

    Also, I think they brought up DHX because they own the rights to DiC's back catalog, so they were probably thinking of shows like The Littles, Inspector Gadget, and Heathcliff.

  169. Commander Beeper

    Besides, Hulu nabbed the SVOD rights to Supernoobs recently.

    Also, I think they brought up DHX because they own the rights to DiC's back catalog, so they were probably thinking of shows like The Littles, Inspector Gadget, and Heathcliff.

    Inspector Gadget would work on Boomerang anyways, seeing as the reboot is somehow succesful in all the international TV feeds, and also because some European countries had a somehow succes with the classic series.

  170. Daffyrocks

    Inspector Gadget would work on Boomerang anyways, seeing as the reboot is somehow succesful in all the international TV feeds, and also because some European countries had a somehow succes with the classic series.

    Both Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff are rerunning on PlutoTV. It would be cool to have both of them back on Boomerang, as well as other of DiC's catalog return for a while. After all, OK K.O. brought back Captain Planet for a brief episode, and they were partnered with H-B for that series.

    Maybe I'm oversimplifying it, but I wouldn't think it too-too difficult to get the licenses for shows Boomerang once aired to now; including DiC, Filmation, Rankin/Bass, and MGM's catalog. Not saying that these can stay on the app long term, but at least for a season or 2, then rotate in and out like how the channel used to do anyway. If they did something like that, and allowed us to make our own playlists, the subscription services would probably kick up quite a bit.

  171. Saotome2U

    Both Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff are rerunning on PlutoTV. It would be cool to have both of them back on Boomerang, as well as other of DiC's catalog return for a while. After all, OK K.O. brought back Captain Planet for a brief episode, and they were partnered with H-B for that series.

    Maybe I'm oversimplifying it, but I wouldn't think it too-too difficult to get the licenses for shows Boomerang once aired to now; including DiC, Filmation, Rankin/Bass, and MGM's catalog. Not saying that these can stay on the app long term, but at least for a season or 2, then rotate in and out like how the channel used to do anyway. If they did something like that, and allowed us to make our own playlists, the subscription services would probably kick up quite a bit.

    How do you mean "once aired to now"? I don't quite understand it

  172. Daffyrocks

    How do you mean "once aired to now"? I don't quite understand it

    I probably should have left "to now" off that sentence. But I was theorizing that I wouldn't think it would be all too difficult for them to gain rights to add shows to the stream service that Boomerang once ran on their channel; even if just to rotate them in and out for a few months like CN and Boom did back in the day.

  173. Boomerang, the video streaming subscription service for families, kids and animation lovers is now available on Amazon Channels.

    Amazon Prime members have the option to add the Boomerang channel subscription for $4.99 per month.
    [​IMG]

    Boomerang provides access to timeless animation franchises from the Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM catalogs including Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and The Jetsons; original series Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races; and new seasons of fan-favorites New Looney Tunes, Bunnicula.
    Content is refreshed throughout each month.
    http://advanced-television.com/2017/12/12/115424/

  174. New Looney Tunes

    Exciting news
    And on December 21st, Boomerang will unleash a jaw-dropping 75 never-before-seen episodes of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!,Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry Show, and Wacky Races.

    http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/boom…-will-deck-your-halls-with-a-very-merry-jerry

    Finally! It shouldn't take over 2 years to air 26 half-hour episodes of New Looney Tunes, this isn't Nickelodeon. Same for TheTom and Jerry Show. I'm hoping for a more efficient release schedule for 2018.

  175. What's the quality of the classic Scooby-Doo shows (Scooby-Doo Where are you/Scooy-Doo Show) like on the app/stream? Is it same as the DVDs? Same as on the live feed? International channels that broadcast in HD, Boomerang included, seems to air the shows at a really great quality. Here's a screengrab for example from Czech station Nova Gold HD that I took from episode 13 of the Scooby-Doo Show:
    [​IMG]

    And a broader question, is it just my impression or were the classic shows remastered from their old prints around the time they came out on DVD between 2009-2012? Before then I remember the quality of the airings, practically anywhere around the world, being much worse – definitely watchable, but looking back in comparison also definitely worse.

  176. Checkerboard

    What's the quality of the classic Scooby-Doo shows (Scooby-Doo Where are you/Scooy-Doo Show) like on the app/stream? Is it same as the DVDs? Same as on the live feed? International channels that broadcast in HD, Boomerang included, seems to air the shows at a really great quality. Here's a screengrab for example from Czech station Nova Gold HD that I took from episode 13 of the Scooby-Doo Show:
    [​IMG]

    And a broader question, is it just my impression or were the classic shows remastered from their old prints around the time they came out on DVD between 2009-2012? Before then I remember the quality of the airings, practically anywhere around the world, being much worse – definitely watchable, but looking back in comparison also definitely worse.

    I know they remastered them much later than that. Most lately they started in 2010 with the remastering, to my most knowledge.

  177. View attachment 119571
    They just indexed 204 as Duck Dodgers.

    184 to 190 are still "Null", however. Since they indexed 191-202 as all the various Garfield specials and 203 as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, then followed it up with something Time Warner owns outright, maybe 184-190 is a bunch of undetermined acquisitions?

    Also, I noticed they're only indexing one item a month lately. Maybe they're wary about indexing a multitude of stuff since they have such a huge backlog of indexed stuff they haven't added yet?

  178. It must be pointed out however, that whenever a new half-hour show (i.e., with half-hour episodes) is added, they seem to upload the first episode, plus completely random episodes after that. This is how Jonny Quest is right now. I would actually like to see The Calcutta Adventure (the episode that explains how they met Hadji) before watching any of the others, but as of this writing, it hasn't been uploaded yet.

  179. Mandouga

    It must be pointed out however, that whenever a new half-hour show (i.e., with half-hour episodes) is added, they seem to upload the first episode, plus completely random episodes after that. This is how Jonny Quest is right now. I would actually like to see The Calcutta Adventure (the episode that explains how they met Hadji) before watching any of the others, but as of this writing, it hasn't been uploaded yet.

    It's not COMPLETELY random. I think they skip over episodes of certain shows because they didn't get past pre-screening (to make sure episodes are age-appropriate, it's a family-oriented service after all), and with a lot of their other shows, they've been putting up episodes in production order.

  180. The golden age shorts are another issue, but with the TV shows, it's never been a problem before (i.e., on the Boomerang channel). I still say they're being uploaded randomly, although admittedly, there are gaps between the episodes, so it's not like they're being uploaded in random order or anything.

  181. All the more reason for AT&T, if they win the battle to acquire Time Warner, to pull the Amblin/WB shows (including the Animaniacs reboot) from Hulu, which is going to be essentially a division of Disney, and put them on Boomerang instead.

    1. Why put money in Disney's pocket when it's more practical to put it in your own?
    2. With Bunnicula and NLT finishing up after season 3, it makes more sense to use Animaniacs as a prospective replacement on Boomerang rather than placing it on a rival streaming service which unlike Boomerang, isn't commercial-free for everyone – that plan costs a little extra, and even then, not all shows have that benefit, especially if you add live TV (networks like CBS, the CW, and USA include commercials in their new episodes, regardless of what plan you have).

  182. New Looney Tunes

    According to TechCrunch.com, The Boomerang app now counts roughly 150,000 subscribers, according to Turner chief executive John Martin.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/a…vestments-point-the-way-forward-for-networks/

    Assuming all of them have the yearly plan, that a little under $6 million which definitely doesn't cover the cost of their original shows.

    PF9

    All the more reason for AT&T, if they win the battle to acquire Time Warner, to pull the Amblin/WB shows (including the Animaniacs reboot) from Hulu, which is going to be essentially a division of Disney, and put them on Boomerang instead.

    1. Why put money in Disney's pocket when it's more practical to put it in your own?
    2. With Bunnicula and NLT finishing up after season 3, it makes more sense to use Animaniacs as a prospective replacement on Boomerang rather than placing it on a rival streaming service which unlike Boomerang, isn't commercial-free for everyone – that plan costs a little extra, and even then, not all shows have that benefit, especially if you add live TV (networks like CBS, the CW, and USA include commercials in their new episodes, regardless of what plan you have).

    Disney doesn't own a majority stake in Hulu yet. And they probably put the Animaniacs revival on Hulu, because they saw the low subscriber rate of Boomerang.

  183. I propose an asset trade

    Once Disney closes on the Fox purchase not only will they control Hulu they will own the rights to Fox's 1960s Batman franchise. They can trade that and streaming rights to the Amblin/WB cartoons (which would go to Boomerang) to Time Warner/AT&T and in return, Disney would get New Line's Blade franchise, Hanna-Barbera's Fantastic 4 adaptations, and distribution rights to the 2008 movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and the first five seasons of the Clone Wars TV series too).

  184. ToonJay723

    Assuming all of them have the yearly plan, that a little under $6 million which definitely doesn't cover the cost of their original shows. Either it's going to become solely a place for old content, or it will be dropped.

    We'll see how it unfolds. Given that it's getting more attention than the TV channel at this point, it's clear that Turner wants it to succeed. I don't think they'll give up on it just yet.

  185. It's also important to point out that many of these shows recover their production costs by airing the shows on Boomerang's ad-supported international feeds (there's even no extra costs or dubbing for other English language feeds i.e. UK, Australia and even Teletoon Canada), DVD sales, third-party television rights and also international VOD rights.

  186. ToonJay723

    Assuming all of them have the yearly plan, that a little under $6 million which definitely doesn't cover the cost of their original shows. Either it's going to become solely a place for old content, or it will be dropped.

    I doubt it will be dropped, especially since Google said Boomerang was the 3rd best app of year overall and in the category of being most popular and most entertaining.

    Turner Broadcasting & Warner Bros also made a deal with Boomerang and this deal includes nearly 450 half-hours of programming from Warner Bros. Animation for it to premiere on all Boomerang channels worldwide.

    With this deal I think Warner Bros will have to make more content for streaming service even if the service isn’t making a enough money to created more original series until the deal expires.

    http://deadline.com/2015/06/turner-…i-series-deal-boomerang-animation-1201461361/

  187. Look at this way, Toonjay723, would you rather have this, or would you rather they moved the Cartoon Network's current shows to this service, and rename it the Cartoon Network? Heck, would you rather the Cartoon Network pulled a Nickelodeon, and started using this service as a "dumping ground" for either shows that have failed or shows they don't feel like airing? Personally, I'm hoping that the second and third ones don't happen (even if this service does have Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, the New Wacky Races series, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as "original" shows*).

    Also, PF9, all I'm hearing is "I want them to add Animaniacs, therefore Hulu should drop it". No offense, but isn't that just a little selfish? Warner Bros. Television can have their (and I mean specifically, their) shows shown on any cable channel, and uploaded to any streaming service they want (Animaniacs was on Netflix for a while). Just remember that Boomerang comes from Turner Entertainment either way, so no matter what deals are in place, it still has to be shown "under contract". For this reason, Boomerang doesn't have to add any Warner Bros. Animation shows (not even Superfriends, or The Dukes, both of which were made by Hanna-Barbera, but come from Warner Bros. Television) if they either don't want to, or feel they can't. If anything, we're more likely to see more Hanna-Barbera shows on here (including shows like Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch, the Flintstones spinoffs, the Yogi Bear spinoffs, Inch High Private Eye, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, Speed Buggy, Clue Club or shows like that), which is just fine, but I know I can't expect anything. All I can do is make my request, and hopefully they'll add them, but that doesn't mean they (necessarily) will. It's likely they will, but still.

    Now, I want to say we should be thankful we have this, but there's still the "half-hour shows vs. individual segments" problem I've mentioned. I really do hope they fix this problem…

    *Dorothy and Wacky Races were clearly intended to be shown on the Cartoon Network (don't know about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, though), but are being shown here instead. In any case, I'm really hoping this doesn't become a regular thing.

  188. Mandouga

    m
    *Dorothy and Wacky Races were clearly intended to be shown on the Cartoon Network (don't know about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, though), but are being shown here instead. In any case, I'm really hoping this doesn't become a regular thing.

    If we’re being honest none of the Warner Bros Animation reboots were supposed be on Cartoon Network anyway, they were all intended to be on Boomerang as a exclusives.
    You’re probably saying Dorothy and Wacky Races were intended to be on Cartoon Network because in the credits of both shows said Executive Producers for Cartoon Network, but it also said that it Be Cool, Scooby Doo credits and it was intended to be on Boomerang, but due to last-minute changes by Cartoon Network it wasn’t.

    The deal between Turner and Boomerang said Warner Bros Animation will make 450 half hours of programming for Boomerang.
    I don’t think these shows got dumped to Boomerang, if they were alway supposed to be on Boomerang anyway.

    For Example,in 2015 New Looney Tunes (Wabbit) when premiered on Cartoon Network, it only for sneak peak but due to good ratings Cartoon Network decided to keep it on the channel and as well as Boomerang as they originally intended.
    (http://jldelbert.blogspot.com/2015/10/wabbit-ratings-success-on-cartoon.html?m=1)

    In 2016, When Warner Bros aquire DramaFever(which powers Boomerang Streaming Service) all of Warner Bros Reboots on Saturday morning cartoons disappear from Cartoon Network schedule a few week after, but it could have been a coincidence.
    (https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2016/digital/news/warner-bros-dramafever-1201713038/amp/)

  189. 1. If the first 450 half hours are popular they could easily commission more.

    2. If Time Warner/AT&T were to acquire DHX and MGM as has been suggested those become more original content partners for Boomerang (for instance through DHX we could see a reboot of The Littles and through MGM a new Pink Panther animated series)

  190. Oh, and I forgot to mention.

    Friends of Boomerang is letting members choose which icon they should use for Spring. Judging by the choice of characters in the potential icons, I'm speculating that their Spring stunt will have new episodes of The Flintstones, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Huckleberry Hound, various Scooby-Doo series, and The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. Just speculation, though.

  191. Classic MGM-owned animated series that Boomerang would have access to in the event of a WB/MGM merger would include All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, 2 RoboCop cartoons, James Bond Jr., several Pink Panther TV cartoons, the 1980s Teen Wolf cartoon, and the DePatie-Freleng-produced shorts released by UA

  192. PF9

    Classic MGM-owned animated series that Boomerang would have access to in the event of a WB/MGM merger would include All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, 2 RoboCop cartoons, James Bond Jr., several Pink Panther TV cartoons, the 1980s Teen Wolf cartoon, and the DePatie-Freleng-produced shorts released by UA

    They can always add the Pink Panther and other UA shorts, since Boomerang USA did air them before (they still own these, don't they?)

  193. Commander Beeper

    Leading up to the arrival of Baby Looney Tunes on Boomerang, their social media put up some high school yearbook-style images of the cast. I thought it was pretty cute, even if I don't care much for this particular incarnation of Looney Tunes.

    I am surprised they didn't do ones for Petunia and Melissa as well.

  194. If WB bought DHX they'd have access to other series aimed at a very young audience too, like for example, The Busy World of Richard Scarry. Boomerang could have a whole section dedicated to this kind of series (also, buying MGM would bring Pink Panther and Sons into the Boomerang fold).

  195. That will not be happening any time soon. DHX has their Wildbrain You Tube channels for that. Even then, the most anybody is going to get on here is the Turner catalog, and maybe–just maybe–some of the animated Warner Bros. Television catalog (that doesn't include the "Silver Age" shows…or maybe it will, but we really can't be sure). Oh, and please don't mention Garfield. That was a special exception, likely stemming from the Cartoon Network having aired The Garfield Show. As much as I would like to see shows from:

    -DePatie-Freleng (other than the Pink Panther, which Boomerang MAY get, but we shouldn't hold our breaths)
    -Classic Media (including pre-1974 Rankin/Bass, and Filmation)
    -UPA (other than Gay Purr-ee, which was released by Warner Bros.; most of that catalog is split between Sony and Classic Media)
    -Terrytoons (which is owned by CBS, who also owns the rights to Hanna-Barbera's original Harlem Globetrotters series)
    -older anime (e.g., Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Gigantor, Speed Racer, etc.)
    -The Harveytoons catalog (Casper, Baby Huey, etc.)
    -The 1950s Felix the Cat TV shorts
    -The Hearst Entertainment animated catalog (including the two Popeye series Hanna-Barbera made)
    -The Jay Ward catalog
    -The Total Television catalog (Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo, etc.)
    -The classic Peanuts specials (which Warner Bros. currently owns the distribution rights to, but it's still unlikely)
    -The Sony animated catalog (both Ghostbusters series, the Adelaide shows, plus two more Hanna-Barbera productions: Jeannie, and Partridge Family 2200 A.D.)

    …and many other companies and shows, the chances of all of this happening are, as Professor Von Schlemmer (from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog) would put it, "10 zillion to zip".

    Even if any of the above were to happen, Boomerang is hardly the end all, be all of websites/apps that have classic animated shows (Hearst Entertainment partnered with FilmRise, for instance). Or, maybe you didn't mean to imply it, but that's what your post (and certain other ones) make it sound like. Really, I'd like to see Boomerang show classics too, but they're likely going to just stick with Turner and WB TV animation with just one or two exceptions. So, just stop it. Please.

  196. The existence of Baby Looney Tunes gives me an idea. How about a show depicting the LT characters as teenagers attending high school, called Looney High? That could be a prospective show for Boomerang. PS title is a partial reference to Cooley High.

  197. PF9

    The existence of Baby Looney Tunes gives me an idea. How about a show depicting the LT characters as teenagers attending high school, called Looney High? That could be a prospective show for Boomerang. PS title is a partial reference to Cooley High.

    I don't know if it would work. The closest thing we had was Tiny Toon Adventures yet it wasn't using a highschool theme.

  198. Red Arrow 😀

    How many Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies shorts do they host, actually? All 1041 of them?

    No, only a selection, but the good thing is that besides most of the shorts which are released on DVD/Blu-ray, we also get other rare ones in HQ. You can find these non-DVD shorts prints to download them for free on Kametsu.

  199. Speaking of Blu-ray, the 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo is next year. They should remaster all the shows, movies and TV specials (yes, including the live-action ones) in HD for release on Blu-ray. There could be three big box sets – one featuring all the pre-WB stuff, one with WB-era stuff, and one combining the contents of both eras (in addition to individual series and movie releases). The big box sets would contain much bonus material (some which can also be found on the individual releases, some exclusive to the big box sets).

  200. PF9

    Speaking of Blu-ray, the 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo is next year. They should remaster all the shows, movies and TV specials (yes, including the live-action ones) in HD for release on Blu-ray. There could be three big box sets – one featuring all the pre-WB stuff, one with WB-era stuff, and one combining the contents of both eras (in addition to individual series and movie releases). The big box sets would contain much bonus material (some which can also be found on the individual releases, some exclusive to the big box sets).

    And with this occasion, we will have 1080p clear prints of all the remaining episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo!

    So it's a good idea for me.

  201. I have another show idea for Boomerang SVOD.

    A new "all-star" cartoon starring various H-B animals, in the tradition of Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and Yo Yogi!

    It's been over 25 years since we've seen one of these as weekly series.

    I also would like a direct-to-video crossover movie starring all the animated cat characters that WB owns the rights to (like Sylvester, Tom, Top Cat, etc.)

  202. PF9

    I have another show idea for Boomerang SVOD.

    A new "all-star" cartoon starring various H-B animals, in the tradition of Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and Yo Yogi!

    It's been over 25 years since we've seen one of these as weekly series.

    I also would like a direct-to-video crossover movie starring all the animated cat characters that WB owns the rights to (like Sylvester, Tom, Top Cat, etc.)

    I had an idea they come up with something called "Jellystone" or "Jellystone Park" that'd have a casual focus on Yogi and Boo-Boo where other HB characters such as Snagglepuss and Wally Gator could be part in their own habitats. They wouldn't necessarily need to be visited upon each cartoon, but they'd all be in one place, and I'd feel Jellystone Park is the best location.

  203. PF9

    I have another show idea for Boomerang SVOD.

    A new "all-star" cartoon starring various H-B animals, in the tradition of Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and Yo Yogi!

    It's been over 25 years since we've seen one of these as weekly series.

    I also would like a direct-to-video crossover movie starring all the animated cat characters that WB owns the rights to (like Sylvester, Tom, Top Cat, etc.)

    The second idea won't work at all. Sorry

  204. Reboots of The Flintstones and The Jetsons should happen too. Seth MacFarlane was gonna do one for the former but it never happened because it was gonna be too much like Family Guy and WB didn't want that.

    With NLT ending another Looney Tunes project is in order (maybe my proposed Looney High, which can act as a sequel to Baby Looney Tunes by featuring an older Floyd Minton as vice principal, Granny obviously being principal).

  205. I think this is the synopsis for "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: The Wizard, The Witch, and The Crystal Ball":

    ''Dorothy and the gang are shocked to discover the Wicked Witch of the West is still alive, but trapped in her crystal ball. Can Dorothy and her friends save the good people of Oz from the Wicked
    Witch? Meanwhile, the Wizard makes a dubious return to the Land of Oz which spells extra trouble for Dorothy and the gang.''

    Source: https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BoomerangAustraliaJune2018Highlights.pdf

  206. Something called "Drawn: A History of Animation" just got indexed on Boomerang's digital service. Could be related to the podcast.

    SIDE NOTE: I will no longer be making posts about stuff getting indexed on Boomerang, as I am now maintaining a permanent list of stuff that has been indexed. It can be found at boomlist.surge.sh.

    I suggest checking back on it every Tuesday to see if anything new got indexed.

  207. Commander Beeper

    Something called "Drawn: A History of Animation" just got indexed on Boomerang's digital service. Could be related to the podcast.

    SIDE NOTE: I will no longer be making posts about stuff getting indexed on Boomerang, as I am now maintaining a permanent list of stuff that has been indexed. It can be found at boomlist.surge.sh.

    I suggest checking back on it every Tuesday to see if anything new got indexed.

    Felt the need to thank you for this and all the work you've put into indexing and maintaining the Boomerang weekly releases thread.

  208. Deadline reports a number of new and returning shows for the Boomerang streaming service.

    I started separate threads for the 2 new shows:
    "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" News & Discussion Thread
    "Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!" News & Discussion Thread

    Be Cool Scooby-Doo!

    Boomerang will continue to premiere new season two episodes through 2018.

    Bunnicula

    Premiere episodes of this series have been available on the service since Boomerang’s launch and season two will continue through 2018 with a newly greenlit season three following in 2019.

    Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

    This new and original series had its worldwide premiere on Boomerang last June and will kick off season two with a Memorial Day movie special. Season two premiere episodes will continue into 2019.

    New Looney Tunes

    Boomerang premiered season two earlier this year and new episodes will continue to be added to the service through 2019.

    The Tom and Jerry Show

    As season two premiere episodes continue through 2018, season three has been greenlit and will come to Boomerang in 2019.

    Wacky Races

    Premiering on Boomerang last summer, this new and reimagined series has received a Season two pick-up and will premiere later in 2018.

    Wind in the Willows

    Based on the classic novel, this new, original animated series from UK distributor HoHo Rights will be available exclusively in the U.S. on Boomerang in 2019.

  209. New features are also coming this year:

    Spanish language: Coming this Memorial Day Weekend, Boomerang will launch a full Spanish language experience for its users.

    Profiles & Personalization: Giving families and individual fans the ability to personalize their Boomerang experience through avatar creation and show discovery.

    User Created Playlists and Interactivity: Users will have the ability to create and share playlists featuring their personal cartoon favorites along with other features under development aimed at elevating interaction with Boomerang’s beloved characters.

    Universal Search: Available on Thursday May 24th across Roku, Amazon and Apple, Universal Search will easily allow animation fans to find Boomerang content when searching their favorite animated series and characters. Universal Search on Google will be available later in the Summer.

    New Platforms: Boomerang will be available via Android TV starting Memorial Day Weekend, with additional platforms to come by the end of the year.

    http://collider.com/boomerang-shows-watch-online/

  210. Commander Beeper

    New features are also coming this year:

    Spanish language: Coming this Memorial Day Weekend, Boomerang will launch a full Spanish language experience for its users.

    Profiles & Personalization: Giving families and individual fans the ability to personalize their Boomerang experience through avatar creation and show discovery.

    User Created Playlists and Interactivity: Users will have the ability to create and share playlists featuring their personal cartoon favorites along with other features under development aimed at elevating interaction with Boomerang’s beloved characters.

    Universal Search: Available on Thursday May 24th across Roku, Amazon and Apple, Universal Search will easily allow animation fans to find Boomerang content when searching their favorite animated series and characters. Universal Search on Google will be available later in the Summer.

    New Platforms: Boomerang will be available via Android TV starting Memorial Day Weekend, with additional platforms to come by the end of the year.

    http://collider.com/boomerang-shows-watch-online/

    Good that they launch Spanish language. It's one of the important language after English.

  211. Markus Nelis

    Good that they launch Spanish language. It's one of the important language after English.

    Considering that Boomerang has SAP for their shows, I felt it was inevitable that they translated their website in Spanish. Also, the Spanish version of the site launched on Monday, I believe. They even have thumbnails for all the shows and movies bearing their Spanish-language names!

  212. Commander Beeper

    Considering that Boomerang has SAP for their shows, I felt it was inevitable that they translated their website in Spanish. Also, the Spanish version of the site launched on Monday, I believe. They even have thumbnails for all the shows and movies bearing their Spanish-language names!

    That's cool.

  213. Commander Beeper

    No new content this week. I got in touch with Boomerang's customer support, and they are saying they are preparing to release some AMAZING stuff next week.
    [​IMG]

    No new content added the week of June 7 either. Boomerang's customer service said they are, once again, planning something AMAZING next week, and told me to look out for their newsletter to see what's coming.

    Last time they had a no-show update, they were planning to roll out a new show (Top Cat), a new special (The Wizard, the Witch, and the Crystal Ball), a new platform (Android TV), and a new feature (a fully-translated Spanish-language UI).

  214. Commander Beeper

    No new content added the week of June 7 either. Boomerang's customer service said they are, once again, planning something AMAZING next week, and told me to look out for their newsletter to see what's coming.

    I just received an Email from Boomerang today, saying they've uploaded every episode of The Flintstones.

  215. So, this is in regards to Boomerang's plans for the summer, based on the most recent Friends of Boomerang survey (the section on potential taglines).

    Boomerang intends on adding more than 500 new episodes this summer, and also plans on adding every episode of every Scooby-Doo ever. I counted how many episodes of Scooby-Doo they haven't added yet, and there's at least 270 episodes (including individual segments from shorter-form incarnations of Scooby-Doo).

  216. If DFE made the special, and has original characters, wouldn't Disney own that one, along with the rest of the DFE/Marvel Productions library (that isn't The Pink Panther [MGM], the later Mr. Magoo productions [Classic Media], the later Dr. Seuss specials, Defenders of the Earth [Hearst Entertainment], or the Sunbow shows)? After all, AT&T was just the sponsor.

  217. I got a message from Boomerang customer support. They said that they have recently changed their content approach based on feedback they have received, and they are no longer adding a few new episodes each week. Rather, they are now adding entire series and movies every month. It has shown in the past few weeks – last month, they added Top Cat, as well as the remaining episodes of The Flintstones and The Jetsons.

  218. SG-17

    This service would be really worth it if they included the entire back catalog of Cartoon Network shows produced before the rebrand and included a simulcast of the network.

    Not sure about a simulcast, but it would be awesome to see them include older CN originals that either recently left Hulu (Dexter's Laboratory) or never went there at all (Codename: Kids Next Door).

  219. Commander Beeper

    Boomlist is my own project. I am well aware.

    I didn't notice you were the one who posted the link to that list. Oh my… 😳

    Anyways, then we can be really sure that KND will come to the app. I don't know why you still said that you "hope" this about this particular show, considering that it will really happen

  220. New Looney Tunes

    Boomerang Updated on Apple with Episode Description and Shows organized by volumes.
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    They have also split up the Shows page into separate pages. Which is only logical, considering their backlog is big, and is only gonna keep getting bigger.
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    And the volumes update went live on the website as well:
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    I also noticed that each volume contains about 13 episodes each, on average (though the number varies from show to show).

  221. Yeah, splitting them into volumes isn't really that much of an improvement to be honest. The episodes (and individual segments) are still in the same order they were uploaded in (e.g., The Flintstones), and this service still doesn't know the difference between individual segments and full half hour episodes. I'm sorry, but it's kind of a drag to watch, say, the original Wacky Races with the opening sequence and the first segment, then skipping the credits so I can watch the second segment, where I skip the opening, watch the segment itself, then see the credits.

    Maybe if they had arranged them into seasons (including shows with just one season, which would make up one volume), it would have been a little better…

  222. Mandouga

    Yeah, splitting them into volumes isn't really that much of an improvement to be honest. The episodes (and individual segments) are still in the same order they were uploaded in (e.g., The Flintstones), and this service still doesn't know the difference between individual segments and full half hour episodes. I'm sorry, but it's kind of a drag to watch, say, the original Wacky Races with the opening sequence and the first segment, then skipping the credits so I can watch the second segment, where I skip the opening, watch the segment itself, then see the credits.

    Maybe if they had arranged them into seasons (including shows with just one season, which would make up one volume), it would have been a little better…

    Well, I originally suggested this idea to Boomerang, and while I agree with you that how it played out is not ideal, my intent behind suggesting it in the first place was to make browsing episodes less nerve-wracking, especially on mobile where they didn't have them split up into pages.

  223. Commander Beeper

    They have also split up the Shows page into separate pages. Which is only logical, considering their backlog is big, and is only gonna keep getting bigger.
    View attachment 138742
    And the volumes update went live on the website as well:
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    I also noticed that each volume contains about 13 episodes each, on average (though the number varies from show to show).

    I have a feeling they wanted the volumes to be similar to DVDs released in volumes such as Looney Tunes Golden Collection (Which normally had 14 eps on each disc) and such. Nevertheless, I do appreciate their efforts on making everything organized!

  224. Hm. On one hand I like it. On the other I hate it. Why are brandings of various networks becoming the same? This doesn't look like Boomerang. This looks acidic like DisneyXD, Adult Swim or MTV. But why am I surprised. CN, Disney Channel and Nick are all going in that direction as well.

  225. Also, here's a list of all the characters shown in the graphic:

    • Astro – The Jetsons
    • Atom Ant
    • Barney Rubble – The Flintstones
    • Bugs Bunny – Looney Tunes
    • Bunnicula
    • Courage – Courage the Cowardly Dog
    • Dorothy – Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
    • Droopy
    • Fred Flintstone – The Flintstones
    • Foghorn Leghorn – Looney Tunes
    • Garfield
    • George Jetson – The Jetsons
    • Gossamer – Looney Tunes
    • Huckleberry Hound
    • Magilla Gorilla
    • Marvin the Martian – Looney Tunes
    • Muttley – Wacky Races
    • Odie – Garfield
    • Papa Smurf – The Smurfs
    • Pebbles – The Flintstones
    • Popeye
    • Porky Pig – Looney Tunes
    • Rosie – The Jetsons
    • Scooby-Doo
    • Sylvester – Looney Tunes
    • Tom – Tom & Jerry
    • Top Cat
    • Tweety – Looney Tunes
    • Yogi Bear
  226. Commander Beeper

    Also, here's a list of all the characters shown in the graphic:

    • Astro – The Jetsons
    • Atom Ant
    • Barney Rubble – The Flintstones
    • Bugs Bunny – Looney Tunes
    • Bunnicula
    • Courage – Courage the Cowardly Dog
    • Dorothy – Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
    • Droopy
    • Fred Flintstone – The Flintstones
    • Garfield
    • George Jetson – The Jetsons
    • Gossamer – Looney Tunes
    • Huckleberry Hound
    • Magilla Gorilla
    • Marvin the Martian – Looney Tunes
    • Muttley – Wacky Races
    • Odie – Garfield
    • Papa Smurf – The Smurfs
    • Pebbles – The Flintstones
    • Popeye
    • Porky Pig – Looney Tunes
    • Rosie – The Jetsons
    • Scooby-Doo
    • Sylvester – Looney Tunes
    • Tom – Tom & Jerry
    • Top Cat
    • Tweety – Looney Tunes
    • Yogi Bear

    That's nice.

  227. SpongieLoud

    I wonder if this new refresh will be adapted into the Boomerang channels.

    This "rebrand" is for the streaming service only.

    New Looney Tunes

    Boomerang SVOD: “Boom There It Is” Commercial:

    It's made in 4:3??!! Gee, that's even more nostalgic!! 😀

  228. Probably off-topic, but here's some stuff I'm predicting in terms of content additions within the next few months – stuff I'm absolutely positive will be added.

    LATE JULY-EARLY AUGUST:
    New show – The New Scooby-Doo Movies
    New show – The Scooby-Doo Show
    New show – The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
    New show – Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc.
    All episodes – Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    All episodes – Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
    All episodes – What's New, Scooby-Doo?
    All episodes – Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

    LATE AUGUST-EARLY SEPTEMBER:
    New show – Tom and Jerry Tales
    New episodes – The Tom and Jerry Show
    All episodes – Tom and Jerry Kids

    LATE SEPTEMBER-EARLY OCTOBER (HALLOWEEN TIE-IN):

    New episodes – Bunnicula
    All episodes – Courage the Cowardly Dog

    I'll check back on this post to see if these come true. Emphasis on "predicting" in the first sentence because I'm concerned readers will be confused as to think they're definitely being added.

  229. I'm guessing "The Scooby-Doo Show" will be the syndicated version of the 1976 series. You see…

    -The first season aired as part of "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour"
    -The second season as part of "Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics"
    -The third season aired by itself, but with the "Scooby-Doo, Where are You!" opening

  230. Mandouga

    I'm guessing "The Scooby-Doo Show" will be the syndicated version of the 1976 series. You see…

    -The first season aired as part of "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour"
    -The second season as part of "Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics"
    -The third season aired by itself, but with the "Scooby-Doo, Where are You!" opening

    If these were released on DVD and Blu ray as part of a huge franchise box set next year they should be in their original network forms not the syndication forms.

  231. Daikun

    I really hope Boomerang adds those shows. Their recent additions have been very WB-centric lately. It'd be nice to get some more H-B/Turner/CN stuff to break up the monotony.

    I think Boomerang is trying to get their franchise-specific stuff out of the way first. This month was all Looney Tunes stuff, and I think they will get around to adding Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry stuff pretty soon, before they add the most requested shows. I am hoping they will add all four of those shows at once in a future update as part of a programming stunt.

  232. SG-17

    I really don't get why they haven't added all of the Cartoon Cartoons yet.

    I think they will soon.

    Commander Beeper

    PPG 1998 is on Hulu, so it's very unlikely it will.

    Plus, you know how Turner likes to act as if PPG 1998 never existed.

  233. In regards to Richie Rich’s availability on the service, I wonder why WB didn’t trade the rights to that cartoon to Universal (owner of the IP via DWA) for Universal’s Flintstones and Jetsons movies. Those movies would seem a good fit for Boomerang if that trade had been made.
  234. Considering they still only add individual segments, I think we all need wait for Pixie and Dixie, Snagglepuss, Hokey Wolf,and Yakky Doodle (i.e., the rest of The Huckleberry Hound Show, and The [original] Yogi Bear Show) to be added first…
  235. I don’t know if this has been pointed out already, but Droopy, Master Detective (a spinoff of Tom and Jerry Kids) is now available. There are 39 individual segments available, which equals to 13 half hour shows, so I’m guessing it’s the complete series.

    EDIT: Corrected a typo. I mean to say "Tom and ‘Jerry’ Kids". I typed "Jetty" instead.

  236. Looks like Boomerang is getting into obscure territory. I don’t think the Hanna-Barbera Paddington Bear series ever aired on Cartoon Network or the Boomerang TV channel in the United States, one of those Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera shows that got left behind.

    Maybe they’ll eventually add obscure Cartoon Network original series like Mike, Lu & Og, Sheep in the Big City, Time Squad, and Whatever Happened to Robot Jones in the future!

  237. Looks like Boomerang is getting into obscure territory. I don’t think the Hanna-Barbera Paddington Bear series ever aired on Cartoon Network or the Boomerang TV channel in the United States, one of those Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera shows that got left behind.

    The show did air on Boomerang EMEA from 2010, and Boomerang CEE from 2012 to 2014.

    Cartoon Network Netherlands also aired the show in the past, according to some early continuity videos.

    Anyways, that was really something unexpected. :O I thought Turner has the rights to this show internationally only.

  238. Well, there’s several H-B product CN never aired, yet they still own. Meanwhile, a handful of their coproductions that did air went back to their respective companies as time went on. So don’t expect Godzilla or Midnight Patrol to show up.
  239. Meanwhile, a handful of their coproductions that did air went back to their respective companies as time went on.

    There was an Animation Anecdotes entry on Cartoon Research that quoted Joseph Barbera on this:

    If I do a show like Popeye or Godzilla, we don’t own it outright. We participate with many partners. On Popeye, we have the toughest partners in the world, King Features. That’s why we prefer to do something original.

    SOURCE

  240. Guess this is why Warner Bros. won the rights to distribute Paddington 2 after TWC bankruptcy and scandal started. Would they have to buy the distribution rights for 1 and the future movies if there is potential for 3? Also, wondering if AT&T is just looking to keep all Warner, Turner, HBO, and Otter streaming services separate from each other or eventually bundling it together into one and give more content under one platform for a reasonable price? It makes more sense to bundle it into one platform if the plan from AT&T, according to the WarnerMedia CEO, is to create more synergy between the four divisions.
  241. Well, there’s several H-B product CN never aired, yet they still own. Meanwhile, a handful of their coproductions that did air went back to their respective companies as time went on. So don’t expect Godzilla or Midnight Patrol to show up.

    2 of these co-productions, the Super Friends franchise and The Dukes, were with none other than future sister company WB. Super Friends might show up on DC Universe since it’s a DC show, but I could definitely see The Dukes on Boomerang.

  242. There was an Animation Anecdotes entry on Cartoon Research that quoted Joseph Barbera on this:

    SOURCE

    Right, so even with some non established characters, the rights reverted. I made a list of shows that aren’t owned by WB:

    Midnight Patrol (NBCUniversal)
    Godzilla (Toho, licensed to DreamWorks Animation) (NBCUniversal)
    Berenstain Bears 80s series and any H-B Australian production, like Drak Pack, the several ABC specials, and I think Dinky Dog
    Any Patridge Family/Jeannie series, Sony owns them. The Goober series that had crossovers wit the former are H-B, but the rights are tangled I believe
    The first Harlem Globetrotters series and The Little Rascals segments (CBS)
    Star Fairies (Hasbro)
    Pink Panther & Sons (MGM, United Artists)
    Gravedale High (NBCUniversal)
    Monster in My Pocket (Morrison, the last product H-B didn’t own made after the Turner buyout)
    Sinbad (MGM, I believe)
    Bill and Red (MGM)
    Lost in Space (Fox, soon to be Disney owned)
    The Happy Days spinoffs, Laverene & Shirley and Fonz, and Love, American Style (CBS)
    Popeye and Hagar product (Hearst)
    Several ABC TV movies that ABC retained (Disney)
    The Jetsons Movie (NBCUniversal)
    The live action Flintstone movies (NBCUniversal)

    Ruby-Spears:

    Several ABC specials
    Miss Switch
    It’s Punky Brewster (NBCUniversal)
    Alvin and the Chipmunks (ancillary wise it could be WB, but years have passed)
    Sectaurs
    Rubik, The Amazing Cube
    Piggsburg Pigs (Disney)

  243. I’ve been itching for NBCUniversal to reboot Gravedale High, not through DreamWorks Animation TV, but as one of the first productions of a newly-formed TV division of Illumination, who can also assume production of the Minions TV series from DWA starting with season 2.

    Godzilla used to be owned by WB, but they sold it to what became DW Classics in 2003. Ironically WB was responsible for the 2014 Godzilla movie.

  244. Nexonius said

    Star Fairies (Hasbro)

    Actually, the rights to that one are probably with Turner, though Hasbro no doubt still owns the rights to make the toys. After all, Turner still owns the rights to the (1980s) Pound Puppies TV series, although I don’t know about the special (which aired with Star Fairies as part of a 90 minute special), since that came on a DVD that came with some of the toys from a few or so years back. Either that, or the rights are unclear. In any case, I’m pretty sure Hasbro doesn’t own that special, since it didn’t come from Claster Television.

    Also, Turner still owns the rights to Challenge of the GoBots (since that show got a DVD release), as well as the Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas special that was made by Ruby-Spears. They might even still own the rights to the Rose Petal Place specials that Ruby-Spears also made.

  245. Actually, the rights to that one are probably with Turner, though Hasbro no doubt still owns the rights to make the toys. After all, Turner still owns the rights to the (1980s) Pound Puppies TV series, although I don’t know about the special (which aired with Star Fairies as part of a 90 minute special), since that came on a DVD that came with some of the toys from a few or so years back. Either that, or the rights are unclear. In any case, I’m pretty sure Hasbro doesn’t own that special, since it didn’t come from Claster Television.

    Also, Turner still owns the rights to Challenge of the GoBots (since that show got a DVD release), as well as the Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas special that was made by Ruby-Spears. They might even still own the rights to the Rose Petal Place specials that Ruby-Spears also made.

    I think those rights lapsed onto Hasbro as they had co copyright ownership credit. Pound Puppies is different, and oddly enough the Gobots movie originally had the sole Tonka copyright yet that stayed with H-B. Oh I know Warner still owns those R-S offshoots, I usually go by their old VHS tape covers and whether or not Worldvision’s logo is on the box.

    Worldvision was the sister distribution company to H-B and R-S in the 1970s to early 90s.

  246. I usually go by their old VHS tape covers and whether or not Worldvision’s logo is on the box.

    …yeah, that may (repeat: may) not be a reliable indicator. There’s probably more to it than either of us thinks, which means that even if Worldvision* Home VIdeo didn’t release something H-B or R-S made on home video, the rights still could have gone back to Turner…

    *"Not affiliated with World Vision International, a religious and charitable organization."

  247. I think I saw Paddington Bear on The Cartoon Network feed they had in Indonesia.
    It’ll be nice to see it again. IIRC, it was better than the other series that was made by Cinar or whatever. It airs on Qubo.

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  248. …yeah, that may (repeat: may) not be a reliable indicator. There’s probably more to it than either of us thinks, which means that even if Worldvision* Home VIdeo didn’t release something H-B or R-S made on home video, the rights still could have gone back to Turner…

    *"Not affiliated with World Vision International, a religious and charitable organization."

    Well, Worldvision’s logo usually indicated that either Hanna-Barbera or Ruby-Spears owned it. As I stated before, properties with already established characters from other companies who are usually protective of their characters ended up under ownership of said company, work for hire.

    It’s like the Police Academy, Superman, and Dukes shows having VHS with Warner Home Video’s logo, even if the animation producers had co-owned the production before, most times it’ll revert to the owners of the property most of the time, or Dumb and Dumber having New Line’s logo on VHS tapes, even if Turner never acquired the latter (considering that they’re all under one roof now). Gobots was surprising.

    On that note, I hope Wake, Rattle and Roll comes to the app.

  249. Looks like Boomerang is getting into obscure territory. I don’t think the Hanna-Barbera Paddington Bear series ever aired on Cartoon Network or the Boomerang TV channel in the United States, one of those Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera shows that got left behind.

    I’m pretty sure it aired on HBO Family in