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Great American Toon-in
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The Great American Toon-In was a Black Friday marathon event that ran simultaneously on Turner's three entertainment channels, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network to celebrate the newly created Cartoon Network. The Great American Toon-In, sponsored by Hasbro, aired Friday, November 27, 1992, from 3 am to 5:30 pm on TBS and 3 am to 5 pm on TNT and the Cartoon Network.[1]

TBS hosted the Bugs-a-Thon, a marathon of 52 classic Bugs Bunny cartoons from the 1940s, bookended by two animated films: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TNT presented a Jonny Quest Fest, a 14-hour marathon of Jonny Quest episodes. Finally, Cartoon Network hosted Toons A to Z, featuring animated stars from A to Z.[1]

The marathon was followed by a second marathon event in 1993, titled The Great International Toon-In. the International Toon-In expanded upon the success of the American Toon-In, and included several international Turner channels: Cartoon Network Latin America, Cartoon Network Caribbean, TNT Latin America, TNT Europe and Cartoon Network Europe.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 King, Susan (November 22, 1992). "Silly Wabbits and Quests for Adventure". latimes.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20151016182247/http://articles.latimes.com/1992-11-22/news/tv-1902_1_jonny-quest. Retrieved on September 6, 2017. 
  2. "Hasbro to sponsor TBS cartoon 'Toon-In'". upi.com. October 27, 1993. http://www.upi.com/Archives/1993/10/27/Hasbro-to-sponsor-TBS-cartoon-Toon-In/1311751694400/?spt=su. Retrieved on September 6, 2017. 

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