It is a tragic day for millennials across the globe.
Cartoon Network is getting the axe. The animated network that brought brilliant cartoons like “The Power Puff Girls,” “Johnny Bravo,” “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” “Ed, Edd and Eddy,” and so many more has been given a death sentence.
It was announced that the parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, is effectively killing Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network Is Officially Getting Killed Off
The person to blame for the blasphemous decision is CEO David Zaslav.
Warner Bros. Discovery recently underwent a massive corporate restructuring and due to this, Cartoon Network has gotten the boot. It’s expected CN will turn into a “shadow of its former self,” according to The Verge.
WBD fired 82 employees and eliminated 43 open positions from its Television division earlier this week.
The company plans to merge Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios; however, it may be a larger pill to swallow than what Warner Bros. Television CEO Channing Dungey previously implied in a company-wide internal memo.
Cartoon Network Studios & Warner Bros. Animation Will Merge
Per Dungey’s memo, Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, Warner Bros. Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios will all continue to exist and be run by Sam Register as part of the company’s “new streamlined structure.”
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios will now share “development and main production teams.”
This doesn’t tip the scale in CN’s favor.
Cartoon Network Was Killed To Save Money!
Per The Verge, the consolidation of WBA and CNS is just another cost-saving measure that really won’t have a successful impact on either company’s ability to produce content.
“#RIPCartoonNetwork began trending on Twitter on Thursday, October 13th.
Many on the platform shared tweets of despair, sadness and absolute shock.
“RIP Cartoon Network our childhood will forever cherish you,” one person tweeted.
“I haven’t watched CN since I was a child but dam… this s**t still hurts. RIP Cartoon Network,” another shared.
Cartoon Network Fans Are Beside Themselves
This person shared in the frustration of animators by sharing the following tweet, “at this point im just… what a year for animators huh.”
“RIP Cartoon Network 🥺🥺 Thank you for all the memories and making our 90s kid childhood awesome,” a millennial shared in the sorrow.
Cartoon Network Recently Celebrated Its 30th Birthday
In August, Cartoon Network celebrated its 30th birthday.
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“Here’s to 3️⃣0️⃣ years of iconic shows, unforgettable characters, and the best fans in the world – YOU! 🥳⬛️⬜️ We’re excited to celebrate together, so comment with what you’d want to see for our big anniversary this year!” the post was captioned.
Fans of the network. Once again shared in the nostalgia of it all.
“Happy 30th! I’m a fan of cartoon network since I were a kid!❤️,” one fan commented.
“I grew up on this,” another shared.
“Happy 30 years @cartoonnetwork❤️ would love to see some of the older shows,” this fan shared.
One fan shared their true feelings about the network’s cartoons over the last decade, “30 YEARS BUT… THE LAST 10 YEARS ARE BEEN THE WORST BEEN HONEST.”
Well… I guess that makes sense why the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO felt the need to “RIP Cartoon Network.”