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Cartoon Network has produced original animation since 1993, when they produced their first original series, The Moxy Show. The following is a list of shows and movies from the history of Cartoon Network. Shows that no longer air on Cartoon Network are marked with an asterisk (*).

List of series

Pre-Cartoon Cartoons Era (1993–1995)

Year Series Broadcast Run
1993 The Moxy Show

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1993 – 2000
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast

*

April 15, 1994 – May 31, 2008
1995 What a Cartoon!

*

February 20, 1995 – November 28, 1997

Cartoon Cartoons Era (1996–2003)

Main article: Cartoon Cartoons

Cartoon Cartoons were 15 comedic-oriented Cartoon Network Original Series that premiered between 1996 and 2003. They were produced by Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios, with smaller studios focusing on individual projects. Most Cartoon Cartoons were featured on CN's Friday night programming block, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays. What a Cartoon! was the precursor to, and launching point of several of the early Cartoon Cartoons.

The "Cartoon Cartoon" moniker was introduced in 1997, with the introduction of Cartoon Cartoon Fridays. In 2004, CN stopped using this moniker when referring to its original series that were still in production, but re-introduced it in 2005 to refer to their "retro" cartoons that were being re-run on The Cartoon Cartoon Top 5 and The Cartoon Cartoon Show. In 2008, CN cancelled both programs and dropped the moniker entirely, and it is nowhere to be found on their official website. Samurai Jack is the only Cartoon Network original series produced between 1996 and 2003 that was not labeled with the Cartoon Cartoon moniker.

The last "Cartoon Cartoons" series to air on the channel was Ed, Edd n Eddy, which finished airing in November 2009.

Year Series Broadcast Run
1996 Dexter's Laboratory * April 27, 1996 – November 20, 2003
1997 Johnny Bravo * July 7, 1997 – August 27, 2004
Cow and Chicken * July 15, 1997 – July 24, 1999
I Am Weasel * July 15, 1997 – March 2, 2000
1998 The Powerpuff Girls * November 18, 1998 – March 25, 2005
1999 Ed, Edd n Eddy * January 4, 1999 – November 8, 2009
Courage the Cowardly Dog * November 12, 1999 – November 22, 2002
Mike, Lu & Og * November 12, 1999 – May 27, 2001
2000 Sheep in the Big City * November 17, 2000 – April 7, 2002
2001 Time Squad * June 8, 2001 – November 26, 2003
Samurai Jack * August 10, 2001 – September 25, 2004
Grim & Evil * August 24, 2001 – October 18, 2002
2002 Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? * July 12, 2002 – November 14, 2003
Codename: Kids Next Door * December 6, 2002 – January 25, 2008
2003 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy * June 13, 2003 – October 12, 2008
Evil Con Carne * July 11, 2003 – October 22, 2004

Mid-Late 2000s Era (20032008)

After the Cartoon Cartoons label was dropped in the early 2000s for new series, a total of 15 series were aired from the early to mid 2000s. 2009 was the only year during this time period where no NEW cartoons were launched in favor of live-action series for CN Real.

This last cartoon to air on the channel from this era was The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, which finished airing in August 2010.

Year Series Broadcast Run
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars

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November 7, 2003 – March 25, 2005
2004 Megas XLR

*

May 1, 2004 – January 15, 2005
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

*

August 13, 2004 – May 3, 2009
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

*

November 19, 2004 – June 22, 2006
2005 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

*

May 30, 2005 – December 6, 2006
Camp Lazlo

*

July 8, 2005 – March 27, 2008
My Gym Partner's a Monkey

*

December 26, 2005 – November 27, 2008
Ben 10

*

December 27, 2005 – April 15, 2008
2006 Squirrel Boy

*

May 27, 2006 – September 27, 2007
Class of 3000

*

November 3, 2006 – May 25, 2009
2007 Chowder

*

November 2, 2007 – August 7, 2010
Transformers: Animated

*

December 26, 2007 – May 23, 2009
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force

*

April 18, 2008 – April 23, 2010
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

*

June 5, 2008 – August 31, 2010
The Secret Saturdays

*

October 3, 2008 – January 30, 2010

2010s Era (2010–present)

Year Series Broadcast Run
2010 Adventure Time April 5, 2010 – present
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

*

April 23, 2010 – March 31, 2012
Generator Rex

*

April 23, 2010 – January 7, 2013
Regular Show

*

September 6, 2010 – January 16, 2017
Sym-Bionic Titan

*

September 17, 2010 – April 9, 2011
Robotomy

*

October 25, 2010 – January 24, 2011
2011 The Problem Solverz

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April 4, 2011 – March 30, 2013
The Amazing World of Gumball May 9, 2011 – present
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome

*

August 1, 2011 – March 30, 2013
2012 DC Nation Shorts

*

March 3, 2012 – August 2, 2014
Ben 10: Omniverse

*

August 1, 2012 – November 14, 2014
2013 Uncle Grandpa

*

September 2, 2013 – June 30, 2017
Steven Universe November 4, 2013 – present
2014 Clarence

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April 14, 2014 – June 24, 2018
2015 We Bare Bears July 27, 2015 – present
2016 The Powerpuff Girls (2016) April 4, 2016 – present
Mighty Magiswords September 29, 2016 – present
2017 Ben 10 (2016) April 10, 2017 – present
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

August 1, 2017 – present

2018 Apple & Onion

*

February 23, 2018 – March 23, 2018
Craig of the Creek

March 30, 2018 – present

Summer Camp Island

July 7, 2018 – present

Live-action and live-action/animated series (19962012)

There was only one live-action series on the network in the late 1990s titled "Big Bag" which was a mix of live-action, animation and puppets, it ran from 1996-1998.

Nearly a decade later, Cartoon Network would try another live-action/animation hybrid titled "Out of Jimmy's Head", which ran from 2007-2008.

In 2009, instead of premiering new animated series, Cartoon Network launched the short lived block, CN Real, with many live-action series premiering in 2009. Due to the negative backlash, Cartoon Network discontinued the CN Real branding in 2010 but would continue to launch new live-action series until 2012.

The last live-action series to air on the network was The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, which finished airing in March 2014.

Year

Series Broadcast Run
1996 Big Bag

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June 2, 1996 – May 31, 1998
2007 Out of Jimmy's Head

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September 14, 2007 – May 29, 2008
2009 BrainRush

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June 20 – July 22, 2009
The Othersiders

*

June 17 – October 30, 2009
Destroy Build Destroy * June 20, 2009 – September 21, 2011
Dude, What Would Happen

*

August 19, 2009 – September 21, 2011
Bobb'e Says

*

August 19 – September 23, 2009
2010 Tower Prep

*

October 16 – December 28, 2010
2012 Level Up

*

January 24, 2012 – February 19, 2013
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange

*

May 28, 2012 – March 17, 2014
Incredible Crew

*

December 31, 2012 – April 11, 2013

Original Movies

23 made-for-TV movies have aired on Cartoon Network. Except for Party Wagon, which was a pilot for a scrapped series, these films are, in effect, movie-length special episodes of Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, Camp Lazlo, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Ben 10. Also among the original movies is Cartoon Network's first original live-action movie, Re-Animated, with the second and third live-action movies, Ben 10: Race Against Time and Ben 10: Alien Swarm, airing in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

Title Release Date Series Notes
Ego Trip December 10, 1999 Dexter's Laboratory
The Flintstones: On the Rocks November 3, 2001 The Flintstones
The Powerpuff Girls Movie July 3, 2002 The Powerpuff Girls First and, so-far, last CN film to be released theatrically.
Party Wagon February 27, 2004 N/A pilot for a series
House of Bloo's August 13, 2004 Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
Operation: Z.E.R.O. August 11, 2006 Codename: Kids Next Door
Home November 3, 2006 Class of 3000
Good Wilt Hunting November 23, 2006 Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
Re-Animated December 8, 2006 Out of Jimmy's Head pilot for a series
The Big Field Trip January 14, 2007 My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Where's Lazlo February 18, 2007 Camp Lazlo
Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure March 30, 2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Wrath of the Spider Queen July 6, 2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Secret of the Omnitrix August 10, 2007 Ben 10
Race Against Time November 21, 2007 Ben 10 live-action
Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. January 21, 2008 Codename: Kids Next Door series finale
Animal School Musical May 25, 2008 My Gym Partner's a Monkey
The Kur Stone October 3, 2008 The Secret Saturdays
Underfist: Halloween Bash October 12, 2008 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Destination Imagination November 27, 2008 Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
The Mystery Begins September 13, 2009 Scooby-Doo! live-action
Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show November 8, 2009 Ed, Edd n Eddy series finale
Alien Swarm November 25, 2009 Ben 10 live-action; sequel
Curse of the Lake Monster October 16, 2010 Scooby-Doo! live-action; sequel
Firebreather November 24, 2010 N/A Based on a comic book series
Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood November 20, 2011 Johnny Bravo made to capitalize on the series' cult popularity in India
Level Up November, 23, 2011 Level Up pilot for a series
Destroy All Aliens March 23, 2012 Ben 10 CGI animated.
Regular Show: The Movie November 25, 2015 Regular Show
Untitled Adventure Time Film TBA Adventure Time Will be the first CN movie since The Powerpuff Girls to be released theatrically.

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