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Cartoon Network is an American cable television network owned by The Cartoon Network, Inc., a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, itself being a subsidiary of Time Warner which airs animated programming. The channel was launched on October 1, 1992, after Turner purchased the animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1991. It was originally a 24-hour outlet for classic animation properties from the Turner Broadcasting libraries and was all-ages-oriented which it broadcasts in time-sharing with TCM, but now the channel targets children and teens (about ages 7–15) and older teens and adults with mature content during its late night daypart Adult Swim, which is treated as a separate entity for promotional and ratings purposes.

The network broadcasts shows ranging from action to animated comedy. Original series started in 1993 with The Moxy Show, along with Cartoon Cartoons original programs such as Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Johnny Bravo, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Their current original programs are Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence (2014 TV series), Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series), and Ben 10 (2016 TV series).

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Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time

The fourth season of the American animated television series Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. The series is based on a short produced for Frederator's Nicktoons Network animation incubator series Random! Cartoons. The season debuted on April 2, 2012, and the season finale was aired on October 22, 2012. The season follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Along the way, they interact with the other main characters of the show: Princess Bubblegum, The Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen. The first episode of the season, "Hot to the Touch" was watched by 2.655 million viewers; this marked a slight decrease in viewers watching Cartoon Network when compared to the previous season's debut. The season ended with the cliffhanger "The Lich", which was viewed by 2.589 million viewers; the story was resolved at the start of season five. The season was met with largely positive critical reception. Several compilation DVDs that contained episodes from the season were released after the season finished airing. The season was storyboarded and written by Cole Sanchez, Rebecca Sugar, Tom Herpich, Skyler Page, Ako Castuera, Jesse Moynihan, Bert Youn, and Somvilay Xayaphone while being produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. The series is rated TV-PG.

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Cartoon Network's first on-air logo.
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Cartoon Network's first on-air logo used from 1992 to 2004.

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  • January 4, 1999 – Ed, Edd n Eddy debuts on Cartoon Network (1999-2009)
  • January 8, 1997 – O Canada, a Canadian-American animated television anthology series debuts on Cartoon Network (1997-2002)
  • January 14, 2009 – Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall, a massively multiplayer online game developed by Cartoon Network and Grigon Entertainment is released
  • January 24, 2013 – Incredible Crew, a sketch comedy television series debuts on Cartoon Network (2013)

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