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21 October 1994



Cartoon Network Studios

Subsidiary of Time Warner

AnimationLive action (2007–2013)

Key people
Brian A. Miller (Senior Vice President and General Manager)

Cartoon Network (TV shows)Warner Bros. Pictures (Feature films)

Parent organizations
Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting System, Time Warner

Films produced
The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Ben 10: Race Against Ti, Regular Show: The Movie, Billy & Mandy's Big Boog, Tome of the Unknown


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Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio based in Burbank, California. The television shows and pilots made previously and currently by the studio are owned and distributed by Cartoon Network while Warner Bros. Pictures owns all of its feature films. It focuses on producing and developing original animated programs and shorts for Cartoon Network, but sometimes also for Adult Swim.


The actual animation production is done overseas, mostly at Saerom Animation, Rough Draft Korea, and Sunmin Image Pictures (SMIP Co., LTD.), with pre-production and post-production being United States-based.


The studio began on October 21, 1994, at 7:00am as a name-only division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., which was then focused on producing Cartoon Cartoons for Cartoon Network: What a Cartoon!, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, these series credited Cartoon Network Studios as Warner Bros. Animation's subsidiary Hanna-Barbera, as the latter was merged into the former by early 1998. In 1999, Cartoon Network Studios acquired its own facility located at 300 N 3rd St in Burbank, California, which was the location of a former Pacific Bell telephone exchange, and transferred their existing shows still in production at Hanna-Barbera to this place in 2000; all until its grand opening in the Summer of that year. Former DiC and Nickelodeon employees Brian A. Miller and Jennifer Pelphrey manage the company since it began production in 2000.

After William Hanna died, the Hanna-Barbera name was dropped as a production entity and the Hanna-Barbera studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation by its chief Jean MacCurdy. Cartoon Network Studios was then revived as a separate entity from Hanna-Barbera, growing out of the animation studio. Cartoon Network Studios has continued to steadily grow with productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Samurai Jack and newer productions such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa. Some of Cartoon Network Studios' former programming now rerun on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang.

Other shorts

This is a list of Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original shorts that were not pilots.

Theatrical films

All the films are theatrically distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.


Cartoon Network Studios Wikipedia