The 90’s kids’ fan-favorite TV channel is shutting down. Cartoon Network Studios is being shut down after 30 years and will be merged with Warner Bros Animation. According to the sources, The future shows to air on Cartoon Network will be produced by Warner Bros Animation, under the Cartoon Network Studios label, similar to Hanna-Barbera.
According to Collider, The announcement came from the chairman Channing Dungey and revealed to staff that Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) will be merged in order to consolidate their animation division, with Warner Bros. citing this move as a “strategic realignment” of the company.
The company Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) laid off 82 scripted, unscripted, and animation employees on Oct. 10. These decisions made 26% of the companies’ workforce in those units. Back in August, HBO Max took a decision to remove 30 animated titles including the likes of Infinity Train, OKKO, and Summer Camp Island from HBO Max as the streaming service makes strides to merge with Discovery+.
Cartoon Network is founded by Ted Turner. The company launched on October 1, 1992. The division contains broadcasting and production activities of Boomerang, Cartoonito, Adult Swim, and Toonami under its purview.