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Subject: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Early2002 on 05/14/18 at 10:49 pm

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Cartoon-Network/td-p/3078844






LOL good thing I have DirecTV

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/14/18 at 11:03 pm


http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Cartoon-Network/td-p/3078844






LOL good thing I have DirecTV


Good thing you have DirectTV? Dude, who still watches Cartoon Network anymore?

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/14/18 at 11:04 pm

This is not surprising, as our ways of watching TV has been changing now, and as for Cartoon Network itself, the network is just past its prime now. It had some great eras, but I don't think it'll ever recover from the state it's in now. They've been heavily trying to push its app so kids can start watching more CN shows streaming or On Demand but even that hasn't been so successful.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: antidote on 05/15/18 at 12:16 am

RIP. I'm already nostalgic for early 2010s Cartoon Network, especially Adventure Time in 2010-2011. Amazing how in less than a decade CN went from a golden age to... whatever is happening to it right now.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/15/18 at 12:44 am

Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: antidote on 05/15/18 at 12:47 am

did it die in 2004 or did you just stop watching it in 2004

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: HeyJealousy on 05/15/18 at 1:17 am

And what good will that do?
CN airs Family Guy and American Dad reruns via Adult Swim almost every night.
Thousands, if not millions, of Comcast subscribers tune in to CN for that reason alone. Adult Swim has broad appeal. Unlike the rest of CN’s programming, which almost exclusively appeals to children and young teens.
And the same young teens stay on to catch the Adult Swim time slot.
So I think Comcast is shooting itself in the foot.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: HeyJealousy on 05/15/18 at 1:18 am


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol


But Adult Swim is still alive and well. Adult Swim is practically the ventilator for CN.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/15/18 at 1:23 am


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol

Actually 2006 when Re-Animated came out.

Subject: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Dude111 on 05/15/18 at 4:25 am

Good thing you have DirectTV? Dude, who still watches Cartoon Network anymore?

Indeed..... Nothing but crap on there now!!

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 5:50 am


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol


The peak of the network ended in 04 but ultimately died in 07, officially dead by 08.
And what good will that do?
CN airs Family Guy and American Dad reruns via Adult Swim almost every night.
Thousands, if not millions, of Comcast subscribers tune in to CN for that reason alone. Adult Swim has broad appeal. Unlike the rest of CN’s programming, which almost exclusively appeals to children and young teens.
And the same young teens stay on to catch the Adult Swim time slot.
So I think Comcast is shooting itself in the foot.


As far as the network, I'm worried about Toonami because I want the program to remain high in views. Other then that, I'm not stressed over it.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 6:10 am


Good thing you have DirectTV? Dude, who still watches Cartoon Network anymore?

I still do until my cable got cutt off a month ago.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 6:10 am

Meh we don't use cable anymore so it doesn't matter to me.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 6:12 am


RIP. I'm already nostalgic for early 2010s Cartoon Network, especially Adventure Time in 2010-2011. Amazing how in less than a decade CN went from a golden age to... whatever is happening to it right now.

Yeah Early 2010s cartoon network was awesome especially 2012-13 CN.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Howard on 05/15/18 at 7:03 am


Good thing you have DirectTV? Dude, who still watches Cartoon Network anymore?


I don't but I used to from back in the days.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Early2002 on 05/15/18 at 10:22 am


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol



No it didn't LOL

Are we forgetting Adult Swims prime LOL

Family Guy, Futurama, Harvey Birdman, Aqua Teen

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SmartBo1 on 05/15/18 at 10:26 am


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol

You didn't like the city era?

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/15/18 at 11:30 am

I'm worried about Adult Swim. I think the last time I watched a full Adult Swim session was 2015 and before that, maybe in 2005. Adult Swim holds a special place in my heart though. It was very much a part of the best aspect of my high school years. The bumps, the weird early 2000s humor, Flying Lotus before Los Angeles. NewrZ6ivFcY. I even liked watching the repeats of Family Guy and American Dad and other repeat-worthy cartoons. I cut the cord once I moved out of my parent's house...in 2005. lol. Never went back. But Adult Swim still holds a special place in my heart. I'd be willing to subscribe to them if they had that option.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 11:50 am


I'm worried about Adult Swim. I think the last time I watched a full Adult Swim session was 2015 and before that, maybe in 2005. Adult Swim holds a special place in my heart though. It was very much a part of the best aspect of my high school years. The bumps, the weird early 2000s humor, Flying Lotus before Los Angeles. NewrZ6ivFcY. I even liked watching the repeats of Family Guy and American Dad and other repeat-worthy cartoons. I cut the cord once I moved out of my parent's house...in 2005. lol. Never went back. But Adult Swim still holds a special place in my heart. I'd be willing to subscribe to them if they had that option.


Adult Swim was weird as f in the late 2000s though. It took until Rick and Morty to redeem the block in balance. Early 2000s-2004 Adult Swim any day.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Early2002 on 05/15/18 at 11:55 am


I'm worried about Adult Swim. I think the last time I watched a full Adult Swim session was 2015 and before that, maybe in 2005. Adult Swim holds a special place in my heart though. It was very much a part of the best aspect of my high school years. The bumps, the weird early 2000s humor, Flying Lotus before Los Angeles. NewrZ6ivFcY. I even liked watching the repeats of Family Guy and American Dad and other repeat-worthy cartoons. I cut the cord once I moved out of my parent's house...in 2005. lol. Never went back. But Adult Swim still holds a special place in my heart. I'd be willing to subscribe to them if they had that option.


They do Sling Tv, cheapest way

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 12:03 pm


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol


and that's her opinion people. I'm okay with this, if you thought the 1997-2004 era was the only good era, then I'm cool with that. I don't blame anybody for it especially if you're older than me. The fact of the matter is, between 2004 and 2009, Cartoon Network never got better once until 2010 hit. CN City was still good IMO, but facts are facts.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 12:06 pm


The peak of the network ended in 04 but ultimately died in 07, officially dead by 08.


Yep. I would still include late 2004-early 2006 as part of the peak in terms of original content but I can understand why some people believe the peak ended in 2004 when it came to overall variety and blocks. I was 8 in 2004 so I was obviously still into the network, but if you were older than me at the time then your perspective might have been different.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 12:10 pm


Yeah Early 2010s cartoon network was awesome especially 2012-13 CN.


Totally agree, the CHECK it era from 2010-2014 was a short lived Renaissance. When Adventure Time and Regular Show were the main popular shows along with so many other solid shows such as Young Justice, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc, and Cartoon Planet. I would also include Toonami's revival on as part of this era.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 12:18 pm


and that's her opinion people. I'm okay with this, if you thought the 1997-2004 era was the only good era, then I'm cool with that. I don't blame anybody for it especially if you're older than me. The fact of the matter is, between 2004 and 2009, Cartoon Network never got better once until 2010 hit. CN City was still good IMO, but facts are facts.

That’s an opinion, lmao.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 12:19 pm


Cartoon Network died in 2004 lol

Cartoon Network never died. If it did, it wouldn’t be around anymore, and we probably would’ve had a funeral for it.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 12:25 pm


That’s an opinion, lmao.


I've been on the internet forums and YouTube comments since 2007 and 2008. I've seen the deadline date for Cartoon Network change over and over again, and a lot of the reasons are just too superficial or biased with nostalgia blindness. At this point now it's all opinions, but here are the facts though, Cartoon Network's peak will always be the 1997-2004 era and the 2004-2006 era, because of how much original content they had at the time and the amount of acquired shows & well known blocks that existed. The Cartoon Cartoons/originals in its prime. Toonami in its prime. CCF/Fridays in its prime, and so forth. It's just like how it's a fact that the golden age of Nickelodeon will always be the 90's, even if we grew up with 00's Nick or later. Cartoon Network's prime targeted the millennial generation. Early 2010's CN was just a short Renaissance thanks to Adventure Time and Regular Show, but the network has been past its prime.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 12:30 pm


Cartoon Network never died. If it did, it wouldn’t be around anymore, and we probably would’ve had a funeral for it.


I don't think she literally means that's when Cartoon Network died, I think she means that's when the network grew out of her. She probably enjoyed Cartoon Network the most when the main Cartoon Cartoons were premiering new episodes on a weekly basis and when there was a balance of classic cartoons from the 30's-80's at the same time. 2004 and 2008/2009 are the most commonly picked years for when CN died. Now honestly, most people who pick 2008 and 2009 have valid reasons and it makes sense because CN in fact nearly went the MTV route throughout the late 00's, but most people who pick 2004 are usually go by their nostalgia blindness and have more biased reasons, but at the end of the day it's all still opinions. I'm not gonna hate on people who enjoyed the Nood Era from 2008-2010, even if I didn't like it myself. Plus, the sad thing is even the Nood Era at least had more variety than the state CN has been in the last couple of years.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 12:37 pm


I've been on the internet forums and YouTube comments since 2007 and 2008. I've seen the deadline date for Cartoon Network change over and over again, and a lot of the reasons are just too superficial or biased with nostalgia blindness. At this point now it's all opinions, but here are the facts though, Cartoon Network's peak will always be the 1997-2004 era and the 2004-2006 era, because of how much original content they had at the time and the amount of acquired shows & well known blocks that existed. The Cartoon Cartoons/originals in its prime. Toonami in its prime. CCF/Fridays in its prime, and so forth. It's just like how it's a fact that the golden age of Nickelodeon will always be the 90's, even if we grew up with 00's Nick or later. Cartoon Network's prime targeted the millennial generation. Early 2010's CN was just a short Renaissance thanks to Adventure Time and Regular Show, but the network has been past its prime.

So like if I say cartoon networks peak was 4.5 Billion B.C. or something would I be wrong? I remember watching it back then and it was pretty lit.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 12:44 pm


I don't think she literally means that's when Cartoon Network died, I think she means that's when the network grew out of her. She probably enjoyed Cartoon Network the most when the main Cartoon Cartoons were premiering new episodes on a weekly basis and when there was a balance of classic cartoons from the 30's-80's at the same time. 2004 and 2008/2009 are the most commonly picked years for when CN died. Now honestly, most people who pick 2008 and 2009 have valid reasons and it makes sense because CN in fact nearly went the MTV route throughout the late 00's, but most people who pick 2004 are usually go by their nostalgia blindness and have more biased reasons, but at the end of the day it's all still opinions. I'm not gonna hate on people who enjoyed the Nood Era from 2008-2010, even if I didn't like it myself. Plus, the sad thing is even the Nood Era at least had more variety than the state CN has been in the last couple of years.

I was just being a smartass ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 1:10 pm


Totally agree, the CHECK it era from 2010-2014 was a short lived Renaissance. When Adventure Time and Regular Show were the main popular shows along with so many other solid shows such as Young Justice, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc, and Cartoon Planet. I would also include Toonami's revival on as part of this era.


This is a accurate definition. The Ben 10 Alien Force trilogy, and the ThunderCats reboot, which had solid art style. Even Green Lantern The Animated series got interesting.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/15/18 at 1:17 pm


Adult Swim was weird as f in the late 2000s though. It took until Rick and Morty to redeem the block in balance. Early 2000s-2004 Adult Swim any day.


I never really watched CN outside of 90s Toonami, first half of 2000s Adult Swim/Power Puff Girls, half of Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty so I don't have any real authority to speak on what the best age of CN is.

I remember the latter half of 2000s Adult Swim having a lot of uber weird/gorey/depressing shows like Tim and Eric, Metalocalypse, and Moral Orel.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/15/18 at 1:42 pm


and that's her opinion people. I'm okay with this, if you thought the 1997-2004 era was the only good era, then I'm cool with that. I don't blame anybody for it especially if you're older than me. The fact of the matter is, between 2004 and 2009, Cartoon Network never got better once until 2010 hit. CN City was still good IMO, but facts are facts.

Yeah, I don't mind if people like CN post-2004. I just wasn't feeling it after 2004, with the exception of Foster's Home.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 1:58 pm


Totally agree, the CHECK it era from 2010-2014 was a short lived Renaissance. When Adventure Time and Regular Show were the main popular shows along with so many other solid shows such as Young Justice, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc, and Cartoon Planet. I would also include Toonami's revival on as part of this era.

Yeah including show's like MAD and Cartoon Planet was lit i remember watching it every friday in 2013.
I remember that i got cable again around late 2012 because we moved in Spring of that year and i just stuck to Vortexx since there was no cable, i got excited and i was happy asf i remember watching Gumball that day and i really miss 2012-13 CN though i still remember that day also.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 2:00 pm

I never really watched Cartoon Network. I was more of a Nickelodeon person lol.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 2:04 pm


I never really watched Cartoon Network. I was more of a Nickelodeon person lol.

I was more Cartoon Network i did watch Nickelodeon also i remember the Summer of 2013 bumpers they had and they use to air reruns ICarly back in 2013 also.

I stopped watching Nick for about a year once in 2016 because i thought it just got bad and it got boring and just stuck to Cartoon Network until Cartoon Network decided to spam TTG all over the place between Late 2016 and the rest of 2017 i decided to watch Nickelodeon again and i'm glad i did since new cartoons like the Loud House was on the network and Spongebob got better.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 2:22 pm

Who remembers when Dish Network took removes Cartoon Network in 2014?

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Howard on 05/15/18 at 2:35 pm


I never really watched Cartoon Network. I was more of a Nickelodeon person lol.


I used to like Nickelodeon when it aired You Can't Do That On Television back in The 90's.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 4:16 pm


Yeah, I don't mind if people like CN post-2004. I just wasn't feeling it after 2004, with the exception of Foster's Home.


That was the biggest weakness of CN post 2004, its original programming taking a huge dip in quality. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Ben 10 were the only solid shows from that time that maintained huge success. The rest were either too underrated, mediocre or cancelled too soon. I always say this, but the CN City era (mid 00's we're talking about here) was very fortunate that shows that premiered late in the previous era such as Codename: KND, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Teen Titans had the majority of its episodes during that time (CN City). Plus, Ed, Edd n Eddy continued throughout that era as well. I loved 2005 Cartoon Network tho. The shows that were around including new ones that premiered. Toonami's Saturday night lineup was lit. Miguzi was good. The overall variety was still epic. Although I would still take 2002-2004 over 2005 any day, but the 2005 Toonami lineup was probably my favorite I'm not gonna lie.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 4:21 pm


I never really watched Cartoon Network. I was more of a Nickelodeon person lol.


Honestly I didn't really care, but for me it was mainly Cartoon Network and Disney. Meaning that I switched around Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, or Toon Disney. Kids WB sometimes. I mainly watched Nickelodeon with my cousins throughout some weekends, but I do remember Noggin (with Feetface hosting), The N, Snick, TeenNick, Nicktoons TV (before it was Nicktoons Network), and Nick Gas.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Wobo on 05/15/18 at 4:33 pm


Honestly I didn't really care, but for me it was mainly Cartoon Network and Disney. Meaning that I switched around Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, or Toon Disney. Kids WB sometimes. I mainly watched Nickelodeon with my cousins throughout some weekends, but I do remember Noggin (with Feetface hosting), The N, Snick, TeenNick, Nicktoons TV (before it was Nicktoons Network), and Nick Gas.

For me it was mainly Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and sometimes DisneyXD but in 2014 i would mostly watch Nicktoons and in 2012 when i didn't have cable i would watch 4kids/Vortexx and another channel i watched when not having cable was Qubo.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/15/18 at 4:33 pm

There goes my fudgeing Toonami! Thanks a lot. Who's running Comcast, Donald Trump?!

Nevermind. I just tuned in and still have CN (and still in HD, no less). Whew.

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Then again, we do have Xfinity.

Still, WTF? Toonami is one of the easiest ways to get Anime in the States. And some people appreciate the sophisticated, highbrow humor of Domestic Gentleman, Richard & Mortimer, Dictator of the Hill, American Father, Robert's Hamburgers, and/or Cyborg Poultry. ;)

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 4:41 pm


That was the biggest weakness of CN post 2004, its original programming taking a huge dip in quality. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Ben 10 were the only solid shows from that time that maintained huge success. The rest were either too underrated, mediocre or cancelled too soon. I always say this, but the CN City era (mid 00's we're talking about here) was very fortunate that shows that premiered late in the previous era such as Codename: KND, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Teen Titans had the majority of its episodes during that time (CN City). Plus, Ed, Edd n Eddy continued throughout that era as well. I loved 2005 Cartoon Network tho. The shows that were around including new ones that premiered. Toonami's Saturday night lineup was lit. Miguzi was good. The overall variety was still epic. Although I would still take 2002-2004 over 2005 any day, but the 2005 Toonami lineup was probably my favorite I'm not gonna lie.


I didn't word that right. Cartoon Network was on life support by 07, official deceased by 08. Cartoon Network 2005 was lit as f. I remember the constant summer promos. The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Like, there was just more to network to expect. I agree that Toonami was still exciting in 2005 with the hype of Naruto, Zatch Bell and Bobobo. Haha Yu Yu Hakusho was even still present if you were up at 5 or 6:00am. Cartoon Network 2006 was average and decent.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 4:45 pm

Woah, a lot of debate in here.

Anyways, I first started watching Cartoon Network in 2001/2002 (16-17 years ago) and in my personal opinion, Cartoon Network "died" in 2008.

Cartoon Network didn't "die" in 2004, IMO even if most of the original shows that came out during the mid 2000s weren't as good as the older ones.

Supposedly, CN had a renaissance in the early 2010s but I was never gripped by Adventure Time or Regular Show like a lot of others were.

There was only one CN show during the early 2010s that I really liked and that was Young Justice. Other than that, CN has been "meh" since 2008.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 5:12 pm


I didn't word that right. Cartoon Network was on life support by 07, official deceased by 08. Cartoon Network 2005 was lit as f. I remember the constant summer promos. The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Like, there was just more to network to expect. I agree that Toonami was still exciting in 2005 with the hype of Naruto, Zatch Bell and Bobobo. Haha Yu Yu Hakusho was even still present if you were up at 5 or 6:00am. Cartoon Network 2006 was average and decent.


Yeah, when Toonami on CN ended in 2008 that was the nail in the coffin, and I think everybody over 18 on here remembers that. It was just getting worse throughout 2007 while the last good shows around were ending. Total Drama Island was the biggest positive out of 2008 CN though, that was an amazing reality cartoon show. One thing I'll give credit for is despite all the good or bad CN went through over the years, at least there was always something or a few. From 2015-present, there has hardly been any original creativity but reboots or spin-off shows.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 5:13 pm


Woah, a lot of debate in here.

Anyways, I first started watching Cartoon Network in 2001/2002 (16-17 years ago) and in my personal opinion, Cartoon Network "died" in 2008.

Cartoon Network didn't "die" in 2004, IMO even if most of the original shows that came out during the mid 2000s weren't as good as the older ones.


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Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/15/18 at 5:14 pm

Basically, I would say CN kinda died in 2006 when the Re-Animated movie came out, which signaled their new live-action direction. It came back to life in 2010 with a renaissance of all these new shows. Then in 2016, it's died again due to a lack of creativity with crappy reboots and 95% TTGO reruns. Luckily, by 2020, the cycle will repeat itself and a new revolutionary cartoon like Adventure Time will come out and give CN another shot in the arm.

It's hard to believe, but the Gen Z kid era is coming to an end soon I think, and the Gen Alpha era is going to begin by 2020. I wonder what the style of the new generation's cartoons will be; Gen Z had that "Calarts noodle limb" style of Adventure Time which some are tired of.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/15/18 at 5:17 pm


The overall variety was still epic. Although I would still take 2002-2004 over 2005 any day, but the 2005 Toonami lineup was probably my favorite I'm not gonna lie.


Say no more brother! Loved the 2003-2006 era of Toonami, or simply the TOM 3 Era. But, 2005 was definitely the pinnacle for the TOM 3 Era, and arguably one of my favorite years for the Toonami block, arguably of all time! 2002, 2003, 2006, and even more recently in 2017 are all honorable mentions for great years as well.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 5:18 pm


Say no more brother! Loved the 2003-2006 era of Toonami, or simply the TOM 3 Era. But, 2005 was definitely the pinnacle for the TOM 3 Era, and arguably one of my favorite years for the Toonami block, arguably of all time! 2002, 2003, 2006, and even more recently in 2017 are all honorable mentions for great years as well.


Woah hell naw bruh I was about to say but then I realized you were talking about Toonami on okay then  ;)

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/15/18 at 5:21 pm


Say no more brother! Loved the 2003-2006 era of Toonami, or simply the TOM 3 Era. But, 2005 was definitely the pinnacle for the TOM 3 Era, and arguably one of my favorite years for the Toonami block, arguably of all time! 2002, 2003, 2006, and even more recently in 2017 are all honorable mentions for great years as well.

Hey Zelda, I sent you a second pm before, could you reply to that?

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 5:59 pm

Cartoon Network is now the "Teen Titans Go! Network" anyways.

It's sad. CN was my favorite channel growing up. Now, I don't even watch it.

Part of it is obviously, I've grown up and I'm adult now but the other part of it is because the cartoons on CN now just aren't good IMO.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: nally on 05/15/18 at 6:13 pm


Cartoon Network is now the "Teen Titans Go! Network" anyways.

It's sad. CN was my favorite channel growing up. Now, I don't even watch it.

I haven't watched it lately anyways, due to "classic" cartoon shows not being shown on there anymore. (And by classic, I'm talking about very old cartoons like Looney Tunes and MGM toons.)



Part of it is obviously, I've grown up and I'm adult now but the other part of it is because the cartoons on CN now just aren't good IMO.

Same with me...and the stuff on CN now doesn't interest me anyways.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 6:19 pm


I haven't watched it lately anyways, due to "classic" cartoon shows not being shown on there anymore. (And by classic, I'm talking about very old cartoons like Looney Tunes and MGM toons.)


To me it's no surprise you probably watched Cartoon Network for its classic Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and WB cartoons from the 30's-80's considering that you grew up during the Saturday Morning cartoon era, but I did enjoy LOONEY TUNES and Duck Dodgers on Cartoon Network. Just look at my avatar LOL. I prefered Looney Tunes over Tom & Jerry although I enjoyed both. I didn't care for most Hanna-Barbera cartoons TBH except for Scooby-Doo and a couple others. The Flintstones and Jetsons bored me.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:22 pm


I haven't watched it lately anyways, due to "classic" cartoon shows not being shown on there anymore. (And by classic, I'm talking about very old cartoons like Looney Tunes and MGM toons.)

Same with me...and the stuff on CN now doesn't interest me anyways.

Same here!

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:23 pm


To me it's no surprise you probably watched Cartoon Network for its classic Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and WB cartoons from the 30's-80's considering that you grew up during the Saturday Morning cartoon era, but I did enjoy LOONEY TUNES and Duck Dodgers on Cartoon Network. Just look at my avatar LOL. I prefered Looney Tunes over Tom & Jerry although I enjoyed both. I didn't care for most Hanna-Barbera cartoons TBH except for Scooby-Doo and a couple others. The Flintstones and Jetsons bored me.

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Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 6:25 pm


Cartoon Network is now the "Teen Titans Go! Network" anyways.

It's sad. CN was my favorite channel growing up. Now, I don't even watch it.

Part of it is obviously, I've grown up and I'm adult now but the other part of it is because the cartoons on CN now just aren't good IMO.


The part that you grew up isn't really excusing. If I was 27 when Cartoon Network was in its prime, I would have still watched the sh!t out of it. I still want a Toonami only network for that reason.

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Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 6:26 pm


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Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:27 pm


The part that you grew up isn't really excusing. If I was 27 when Cartoon Network was in its prime, I would have still watched the sh!t out of it. I still want a Toonami only network for that reason.

That's why I said "the other part of it is because the cartoons on CN now just aren't good IMO."

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Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:28 pm


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Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: mqg96 on 05/15/18 at 6:29 pm




But honestly the humor of a lot of those Hanna Barbera shows were way over my head and appealed to adults who grew up with those when they were kids. The type of vibe The Flintstones characters gave just weren't for me.

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Written By: nally on 05/15/18 at 6:30 pm


Same here!

The network even launched Boomerang, a "spinoff" channel that did air classic cartoon shows when it became a standalone channel sometime in the 2000s... but it later inherited CN's "original" shows. And these days I cannot watch Boomerang because my provider would charge extra to see it (along with other "unsubscribed" channels that aren't premiums).

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:42 pm


But honestly the humor of a lot of those Hanna Barbera shows were way over my head and appealed to adults who grew up with those when they were kids. The type of vibe The Flintstones characters gave just weren't for me.

Fair enough.

I loved The Flintstones and The Jetsons. I also liked most of the other HB cartoons.

Interestingly enough, Scooby Doo, Where Are You? was the HB cartoon I liked the least. I found it to be boring :P.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/18 at 6:52 pm


The network even launched Boomerang, a "spinoff" channel that did air classic cartoon shows when it became a standalone channel sometime in the 2000s... but it later inherited CN's "original" shows. And these days I cannot watch Boomerang because my provider would charge extra to see it (along with other "unsubscribed" channels that aren't premiums).

Well, that sucks.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/15/18 at 10:04 pm

Like I said before, CN will probably get another shot in the arm by 2020 with another show like Adventure Time to save them.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: nally on 05/15/18 at 11:31 pm


Well, that sucks.

Yeah, Boomerang is one of the select channels that we're "not currently subscribed to."

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Howard on 05/16/18 at 2:59 pm


Cartoon Network is now the "Teen Titans Go! Network" anyways.

It's sad. CN was my favorite channel growing up. Now, I don't even watch it.

Part of it is obviously, I've grown up and I'm adult now but the other part of it is because the cartoons on CN now just aren't good IMO.



So why don't you watch Adult Swim instead?

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/18 at 3:40 pm



So why don't you watch Adult Swim instead?

Adult Swim doesn't have anything I want to watch.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/17/18 at 9:30 am


The type of vibe The Flintstones characters gave just weren't for me.


I can relate to this so hard. Aside from classic Cartoon Network shows, I can't stand the vibes from most cartoons of other networks. Cartoon Network completely mastered how to create timeless cartoon vibes.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: nally on 05/17/18 at 8:05 pm


I can relate to this so hard. Aside from classic Cartoon Network shows, I can't stand the vibes from most cartoons of other networks.

I can't either, but then again I haven't really watched any animated shows from within the past ten years (except Phineas & Ferb, a Disney Channel original series that has also been shown on DisneyXD).

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Written By: SpyroKev on 05/17/18 at 9:48 pm


I can't either, but then again I haven't really watched any animated shows from within the past ten years (except Phineas & Ferb, a Disney Channel original series that has also been shown on DisneyXD).


Disney Channel didn't have timeless shows until the 2000s. If it isn't Timon and Pumbaa or Aladdin, I'm not watching any Disney cartoon before 1999.

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Written By: SpyroKev on 06/28/18 at 11:28 pm

Dragon Ball Super is scheduled to be replacing King of The Hill, Adult Swim and will begin airing at 8pm on weekdays next week.

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Written By: piecesof93 on 06/28/18 at 11:58 pm


Disney Channel didn't have timeless shows until the 2000s. If it isn't Timon and Pumbaa or Aladdin, I'm not watching any Disney cartoon before 1999.

Well, it's hard to have a timeless cartoon when you're only showing it to certain people.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Mat1991 on 06/29/18 at 2:31 am

I can't say when Cartoon Network "died" because that's a very subjective opinion, but I mainly watched it during its Powerhouse era (1997 to 2004), which corresponded with my elementary school years. Beyond that, I didn't watch it as much anymore except for Adult Swim. Powerhouse with its fun bumpers and music was just way more memorable for me than whatever came afterward.  :D

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Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/29/18 at 9:30 am


Well, it's hard to have a timeless cartoon when you're only showing it to certain people.


I was biased. Disney has a cult following.

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/29/18 at 11:56 am

Makes sense. CN hasn't been worthwhile for about a decade now.


Like I said before, CN will probably get another shot in the arm by 2020 with another show like Adventure Time to save them.

Implying Adventure time saved them. The ratings were already declining.

Subject: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: Dude111 on 06/29/18 at 8:07 pm

Disney Channel didn't have timeless shows until the 2000s. If it isn't Timon and Pumbaa or Aladdin, I'm not watching any Disney cartoon before 1999.


Ya but disney channel is crapola now....With commecials and mostly not good stuff on!

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: nally on 06/30/18 at 12:00 am


Disney Channel didn't have timeless shows until the 2000s. If it isn't Timon and Pumbaa or Aladdin, I'm not watching any Disney cartoon before 1999.

Well, it's hard to have a timeless cartoon when you're only showing it to certain people.

Yeah, that's true.

But the 'Disney Afternoon' lineup of the 90's had various shows that I would consider "timeless" in my point of view. Those were later shown on Toon Disney which is now defunct. :( But then again everyone has their own set of things they consider "timeless."

Subject: Re: Comcast removes Cartoon Network from Basic cable

Written By: nally on 06/30/18 at 12:02 am


Makes sense. CN hasn't been worthwhile for about a decade now.

Probably longer than that from my perspective. By the time my household first got cable, in the early 00's, I was already in my early twenties and did not find any of its original shows the least bit interesting.

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