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1997 1998 1999

In 1998, Cartoon Network's seventh original cartoon, The Powerpuff Girls, premieres.

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Cartoon Network Original Series

# Cartoon Name Premiere Date End Date
7 The Powerpuff Girls November 18, 1998 March 25, 2005

Acquired Series

Name Premiere Date End Date
Batman: The Animated Series March 2, 1998 2002
Sailor Moon June 1, 1998 November 16, 2000
Animaniacs August 30, 1998 August 24, 2001
Dragon Ball Z August 31, 1998 April 7, 2003

January

13

  • Season 2 of Cow and Chicken premiered with the episode "Fluffy the Anaconda/The Laughing Puddle/I.R. Mommy".

March

2

  • Cartoon Network acquires the broadcasting rights to Batman: The Animated Series and begins airing it.
  • The branding of the network transitions from Starburst (with the Checkerboard bumpers) to Powerhouse. However, the bumpers and promos from the Checkerboard and Starburst eras are still used until April.

14-15

April

1

  • A sneak preview of Beetlejuice aired from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

June

1

  • Cartoon Network acquires the broadcasting rights to the Japanese anime series Sailor Moon and begins airing it on the Toonami programming block.

15

  • Season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory ends with the episode "Last But Not Beast," which served as the series finale until the series returned in 2001.

July

11

August

7

31

  • Cartoon Network acquires the broadcasting rights to the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball Z and begins airing it on the Toonami programming block, leading to great ratings success.

October

24-25

November

6

7

18

  • Cartoon Network's 8th original series, The Powerpuff Girls, premiered with the episode "Monkey See, Doggie Do/Mommy Fearest".
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