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CN City

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Launched

June 14, 2004

Defunct

April 2, 2006 (primary branding)
May 31, 2007 (secondary branding)

Studio

Animal Logic (American and Asian bumpers)
InkApache (Europe bumpers)
Tricefalo Studio (Europe bumpers)

Created by

Lachima

Produced by

Jo Gregory

Written by

Cartoon On-Air
Animal Logic

Announcers

Nikki

Composer(s)

Elias Arts
Michael Kohler

Preceded by

Powerhouse

Succeeded by

Yes!
Arrow (Europe)
Toonix (Latin America)
New Wave (Asia and Australia)

CN president(s)

Jim Samples

The CN City era (often shortened to City) was the fourth era of Cartoon Network. It began on June 14, 2004, replacing Powerhouse, and was the main branding image of the network from that point until April 2, 2006, when the Yes! era began; the City bumpers (with later additions) were still shown until May 31, 2007. The first program to air under the CN City era was The Powerpuff Girls.

The era was named for its bumpers, which were set in a CGI city and featured CN characters interacting with one another. These bumpers were produced by Animal Logic. The City era is notable for the new logo it brought with it, as well as the female announcer (a girl from Atlanta, Georgia named Nikki) and the slogan "This is Cartoon Network." The City era saw the emergence of more Cartoon Network Original Series, which began to replace both the classic cartoons and most of the Cartoon Cartoons. Live-action programming also began airing on CN during this era.

Bumpers

An overhead view of the city.

In this era, CN debuted an updated version of its original logo (with the checkerboard motif retained and the "C" and "N" blocks being the centerpiece, with "CARTOON NETWORK" spelled out below them) and a new slogan, "This is Cartoon Network!" The bumpers introduced as part of the re-brand featured 2D cartoon characters from its shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from their shows.

Bumpers were a big part of the CN City era's appeal. This was mostly due to the music, scenery, and the individual stories of each bumper (which ranged from a sixty-second bumper of the CN logo on a billboard to Juniper Lee trying to beat the Powerpuff Girls to the subway). There were many different sets and themes for the bumpers including the subway, movie theater, city hall, daytime, nighttime, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and Summer.

The Now/Then bumpers in this era were vastly different to those featured in the Powerhouse era. The plain blue and purple backgrounds of that era were replaced with CGI sets of locations in the City. White discs showed characters from the show that was on now, next (rarely), then, and (rarely) later. The music in these bumpers was jazz and techno-oriented, cycling between daytime and nighttime. The announcer for these bumps was Nikki, a then-16-year-old voice actress from Atlanta, Georgia. In late 2005, Nikki was replaced as announcer in the evening Now/Then bumpers by CN characters, such as Billy, Bloo, Raj, Monroe, Ami and Numbuh 1.

One of the more notable periods of CN City was Cartoon Network Summer in 2005. In the CN universe, it was a party that lasted from day to night, featuring a signature theme song and programming that introduced several "modern classics" such as Camp Lazlo and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee.

Programming

At the beginning of this era, the programming was largely the same as it was in the Powerhouse era. However, throughout 2004 and 2005, many of the original Cartoon Cartoons ended and were removed from the network. By the end of this era, the only Cartoon Cartoons to still be in production were The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Codename: Kids Next Door. On September 12, 2005, due to popular demand, CN re-introduced The Cartoon Cartoon Show, a half-hour program featuring episodes of older Cartoon Cartoons that were no longer shown regularly on the network. Cartoon Cartoons: The Top 5 was also revamped to include both newer CN Originals (such as Camp Lazlo and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) and re-runs of older Cartoon Cartoons.

During this era, nearly all of Cartoon Network's classic cartoon programming was relocated to its sister network, Boomerang, to make way for new shows. Only a few classics remained, such as Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes.

The CN City era was the first era of Cartoon Network to air live-action programming, much to the chagrin of long-time fans. In November 2005, the network began airing live-action films for the first time in their history. Some of these films, such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Osmosis Jones, and The Pagemaster, combined 2D animation and live actors, while others, such as The Goonies, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Batman, and Men in Black, were fully live-action.

In 2006, more live-action made its way to the network. Zixx, a Canadian live-action series with CGI-elements, briefly aired on Saturday mornings beginning on January 21, and in April 2006, teen sitcom Saved by the Bell aired on Adult Swim for two weeks. The Yes! and Fall eras continued to push live-action on the network, culminating in the CN Real programming block of the Noods era.

Shows that appeared in the bumpers

Non-Cartoon Network

  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (Adi appeared in the Shooting Target bumper)
  • Atomic Betty (Minimus appeared in the Cartoon Musical bumper and the Summer 2005 bumpers)
  • Jackie Chan Adventures (Jackie's last name only mentioned on a building)
  • Krypto the Superdog (characters only appear on screens, posters, and traffic lights)
  • ¡Mucha Lucha! (characters only appear on posters and a sign; Rikochet and the Flea appear in the Movement Ink bumper)
  • Pokémon (characters only appear on screens, posters, traffic lights, and a magazine cover)
  • Totally Spies! (characters only appear on a poster and a building)
  • Xiaolin Showdown (Omi, Kimiko, and Raimundo all appeared in the school bumper)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (characters only appeared on screens, posters, traffic lights, and a magazine cover)

Characters by TV show

  • 2 Stupid Dogs - Big Dog
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers - Adi Adrenalini
  • Atomic Betty - Minimus P.U.
  • Ben 10 - Ben Tennyson, Gwen Tennyson, Max Tennyson, Wildmutt, Four Arms, Grey Matter, XLR8, Heatblast
  • Camp Lazlo - Lazlo, Raj, Clam, Scoutmaster Lumpus, Slinkman, Edward Platypus, Chip, Skip, Samson Clogmeyer, Patsy Smiles, Nina Neckerly, Gretchen, Almondine, Jane Doe, Lemmings, Dave, Ping Pong, Amber
  • Class of 3000 - Sunny Bridges, Lil' D, Tamika Jones, Kim Chin, Kam Chin, Philly Phil, Eddie Phillip James Lawrence III, Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulos
  • Codename: Kids Next Door - Numbuh 1, Numbuh 2, Numbuh 3, Numbuh 4, Numbuh 5
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog - Courage, Eustace Bagge, Muriel Bagge, Weremole, Errol Van Volkheim, Evil Eggplants, Le Quack
  • Cow and Chicken - Cow, The Red Guy
  • The Cramp Twins - Wayne Cramp
  • Dexter's Laboratory - Dexter, Dee Dee, Mandark, Dad, Mom, Shock-Bot, Early Robot, Krunk
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy - Ed, Edd, Eddy, Jonny 2x4, Plank, Jimmy, Lee, May, Marie, Rolf, Nazz
  • Evil Con Carne - Major Dr. Ghastly, Boskov, Enrique Jr.
  • The Flintstones - Betty Rubble, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Dino
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Mac, Bloo, Eduardo, Wilt, Coco, Frankie Foster, Mr. Herriman, Madame Foster, Cheese, Duchess, Terrence, Extremesaur, Uncle Pockets, Berry, George Mucus, Belly Bob Norton, Mabel Licorice, Boris the Florist, Moptop, Pinecone Cola, Pokey Toehair, Sassyfrass, The Tortoise in the Air, Chester n' Nester, Rodney Squiddlebeak
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy - Grim, Billy, Mandy, Irwin, Harold, Milkshakes, Ms. Eleanor Butterbean, Saliva
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi - Ami Onuki, Yumi Yoshimura, Kaz Harada, Jang Keng, Tekirai, Harmony
  • Hong Kong Phooey - Hong Kong Phooey
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show - Huckleberry Hound
  • I Am Weasel - I.M. Weasel, I.R. Baboon
  • The Jetsons - Jane Jetson, Judy Jetson, Astro
  • Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo, Bunny Bravo, Little Suzy, Pops, Carl Chryniszzswics
  • Justice League - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman
  • The Life and Times of Juniper Lee - Juniper Lee, Ray Ray Lee, Michael Lee, Barbara Lee, Monroe, Ophelia Ramirez, Marcus Conner, Jody Irwin, Dennis Lee, Loki, Leprechaun
  • Looney Tunes
    • Duck Dodgers - Duck Dodgers, The Eager Young Space Cadet, The Martian Commander, Queen Tyr'ahnee, Star Johnson
    • The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries - Hector the Bulldog
  • Megas XLR - Coop Cooplowski, Jamie, Kiva Andru, Goat
  • ¡Mucha Lucha! - Rikochet, The Flea
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey - Jake Spidermonkey, Adam Lyon, Slips Python, Lupe Toucan, Ingrid Giraffe, Windsor Gorilla, Principal Poncherello Pixiefrog, Coach Tiffany Gills, Latanya Hippo, Margaret Rhino, Joanie Ox, Bull Sharkowski, Mr. Cyrus Q. Hornbill, Lacey Badger, Gregory Lion, Phineas Porpoise, Octavius Octopus, Stephen Koala, Bailey Camel
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, Professor Utonium, Mayor of Townsville, Sara Bellum, Ms. Keane, Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Him, Amoeba Boys, Princess Morbucks, Gangreen Gang, Brick, Boomer, Butch, Talking Dog, Elmer Sglue, Julie Bean, Susie Jenkins, Clara, Kristen
    • Powerpuff Girls Z - Momoko Akatsutsumi/Hyper Blossom, Miyako Gotokuji/Rolling Bubbles, Kaoru Matsubara/Powered Buttercup, Professor Utonium, Ken Utonium, Poochi
  • The Quick Draw McGraw Show - Quick Draw McGraw
  • Robotboy - Robotboy, Tommy Turnbull, Gus Bachman Turner, Lola Mbola, Dr. Kamikazi, Constantine, Donnie Turnbull, Bambi, Ambassador Mbola
  • Samurai Jack - Jack, Aku
  • Sheep in the Big City - Lady Virginia Richington, Swanky the Poodle, The Angry Scientist
  • Squirrel Boy - Rodney J. Squirrel, Andy Johnson, Bob Johnson
  • Teen Titans - Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven
  • Time Squad - Otto Osworth, Larry 3000, Buck Tuddrussel
  • Tom and Jerry - Tom Cat, Jerry Mouse, Spike the Bulldog
  • Top Cat - Top Cat, Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy, Spook, Officer Dibble
  • Scooby-Doo
    • What's New, Scooby-Doo? - Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley
    • Classic Scooby-Doo - Scrappy-Doo, Creeper, Ghost of Redbeard, Charlie the Funland Robot, Spooky Space Kook, Black Knight, Phantom Shadow, Wolfman, Zombie, Mummy of Ankha
  • Wacky Races - Penelope Pitstop
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? - Robot Jones, Lenny Yogman
  • Xiaolin Showdown - Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo
  • The Yogi Bear Show - Ranger Smith, Cindy Bear

Credits

Cast

English

  • André Benjamin—Sunny Bridges
  • Arthur Anderson—Eustace Bagge
  • Ben Diskin—Numbuh 1; Numbuh 2
  • Bob Bergen—The Eager Young Space Cadet
  • Brian Doyle-Murray—Coach Gills
  • Candi Milo—Coco; Cheese; Dexter; Madame Foster
  • Carlos Alazraqui—Lazlo; Clam; Monroe
  • Catherine Cavadini—Blossom
  • Charlie Adler—I.R. Baboon
  • Crystal Scales—Tamika Jones
  • David DeLuise—Coop Cooplowski
  • David Paul Grove—Jonny 2x4
  • Dee Bradley Baker—Numbuh 4; Wildmutt
  • E.G. Daily—Buttercup
  • Eddie Deezen—Mandark
  • Eiji Kusuhara—Dr. Kamikazi
  • Frank Welker—Fred Jones; Hector the Bulldog
  • Greg Eagles—The Grim Reaper
  • Grey DeLisle—Daphne Blake; Duchess; Frankie Foster; Mandy; Yumi; Jang Keng; Lupe Toucan; Joanie Ox; Milkshakes; Berry
  • Janice Kawaye—Ami; Kim Chin; Kam Chin; Tekirai
  • Jeff Glen Bennett—Johnny Bravo; Loki; Raj; Samson
  • Jennifer Hale—Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulos
  • Jennifer Martin—Ms. Sara Bellum
  • Jim Ward—XLR8
  • Joe Alaskey—Duck Dodgers
  • John Stephenson—Creeper
  • John R. Dilworth—Nowhere Newsman
  • Jodi Benson—Patsy
  • Kat Cressida—Dee Dee
  • Kath Soucie—Computer; Ray Ray Lee
  • Keenan Christenson—Jimmy
  • Keith Ferguson—Blooregard Q. Kazoo
  • Keone Young—Kaz
  • Khary Payton—Cyborg
  • Kurtwood Smith—Mr. Johnson
  • Lara Jill Miller—Juniper Lee
  • Lauren Tom—Numbuh 3
  • Laurence Bouvard—Lola Mbola
  • Lorraine Pilkington—Tommy Turnbull
  • Mark Hamill—Ghost of Redbeard
  • Marty Grabstein—Courage
  • Matt Hill—Ed
  • Maurice LaMarche—Principal Pixiefrog; Mr. Hornbill
  • Meagan Smith—Gwen Tennyson
  • Mr. Lawrence—Edward; Dave; Ping Pong
  • Nick Ostler—Adi Adrenalini
  • Nika Futterman—Adam Lyon; Margaret Rhino
  • Nikki—Announcer; English SAP announcer (Latin America only)
  • Pamela Segall Adlon—Andy Johnson
  • Paul Eiding—Max Tennyson
  • Phil LaMarr—Wilt; Bull Sharkowski; Jack; Philly Phil
  • Roger L. Jackson—Mojo Jojo
  • Richard Horvitz—Billy; Grey Matter; Rodney J. Squirrel
  • Richard McGonagle—Four Arms
  • Rupert Degas—Gus Turner
  • Samuel Vincent—Edd
  • Scott Innes—Shaggy; Scooby-Doo; Scrappy-Doo
  • Scott Menville—Robin
  • Sean Marquette—Mac
  • Small Fire—Lil' D
  • Steve Blum—Heatblast; Jamie
  • Steve Little—Chip; Skip; Gregory Lion
  • Tara Strong—Ben Tennyson; Bubbles; Raven; Terrence
  • Thea White—Muriel Bagge
  • Tom Kane—Mr. Herriman; Professor Utonium
  • Tom Kenny—Eduardo; Jake Spidermonkey; Scoutmaster Lumpus; The Mayor; Slinkman; Shock-Bot; Eddie Phillip James Lawrence III
  • Tony Sampson—Eddy
  • Vanessa Marshall—Irwin

Latin Spanish

aired on Latin America.

Main article: w:c:es.doblaje:Ciudad Cartoon Network#Reparto

Brazilian Portuguese

aired on Brazil.

  • Carlos Tureta—Now/Then (Agora/Depois) and Coming Up Next (A Seguir) voiceover (2009 - 2010)

Japanese

aired on Japan.

  • Aya Yamakawa—Dee Dee
  • Ayumi Kida—Dexter
  • Ema Kogure—Numbuh 3
  • Emiri Katō—Momoko Akatsutsumi/Hyper Blossom
  • Kahori Asō—Blossom
  • Katsumi Suzuki—Mandark
  • Kazumi Okushima—Jimmy
  • Kei Kobayashi—Ami
  • Ken Narita—Johnny Bravo
  • Ken Shiroyama—Eustace
  • Ken Uo—Cyborg
  • Kenta Miyake—Grim
  • Kunihiro Kawamoto—Lazlo
  • Machiko Kawana—Kaoru Matsubara/Powered Buttercup
  • Makiko Ohmoto—Ken Kitazawa
  • Masakazu Suzuki—Ed; Numbuh 1
  • Masayoshi Satō—Billy
  • Motomu Azaki—Professor Utonium
  • Naoki Tatsuta—The Eager Young Space Cadet
  • Naoki Yanagi—Edd
  • Nami Miyahara—Miyako Gotokuji/Rolling Bubbles
  • Noriaki Sugiyama—Bloo
  • Sachiko Kojima—Yumi
  • Sachiyo Moriya—Mandy
  • Soichirō Shibata—Numbuh 2
  • Taiten Kusunoki—Drake Utonium
  • Takashi Onozuka—Robin
  • Takashi Ukaji—Jack
  • Tomoko Kaneda—Poochi
  • Toshihiro Nakamura—Numbuh 4
  • Toshimi Kanno—Ben Tennyson
  • Wataru Takagi—Eddy; Duck Dodgers
  • Yūki Kodaira—Raven

Crew

  • Pete Johnson—Creative Director
  • Pola Changnon—Executive Producer
  • Ashley Nixon—Director of Production
  • Kevin Fitzgerald—Art Director
  • Grant Freckelton—VFX Supervisor/Lead Art Director
  • Arthur Filloy—2D Animation Director
  • Fletcher Moules—2D Animation Director
  • Sarah Hiddlestone—Executive Producer
  • Jo Gregory—Producer
  • Pip Malone—3D Line Producer
  • Ben Walsh—Texture Artist
  • Angela Pellizari—Designer
  • Matthew Smith—3D Supervisor
  • Ben Malter—Downtown Supervisor, Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • Geoff Valent—Animation Supervisor
  • Lizzie Burt—3D Artist
  • Ian Douglas—3D Artist
  • Alex Scollay—3D Artist
  • Scott Tansley—3D Artist
  • Matthew Wynne—3D Artist
  • Wayne Osbourne—3D Artist
  • John Oh—3D Artist
  • Serge Kovalenko—3D Artist
  • Craig Brown—3D Artist
  • Nigel Waddington—3D Artist
  • Paul Jakovich—3D Artist
  • James McCallum—3D Artist
  • Shamus Baker—3D Artist
  • Greg Petchkovsky—3D Artist
  • Torbjorn Olsson—3D Artist
  • Brett Margules—3D Artist
  • Sotiris Bakosis—3D Artist
  • Ivan Smith—3D Artist
  • Tyson Elliot—3D Artist
  • Emilie Morgane—3D Artist
  • Arild Wiro Anfinnsen—3D Artist
  • Isra Rojas—3D Artist (Europe bumpers)
  • Simon Linge—3D Artist
  • Nicholas Ponzoni—Compositing
  • Edward Twiss—Compositing
  • Peter Richards—Compositing
  • Peter Jeffs—Compositing
  • Cain Cooper—Compositing
  • Michael Garrett—Compositing
  • Mark Robinson—Compositing
  • Nick Murphy—Video Operations
  • Jason Hawkins—Video Operations
  • Paul Taylor—Video Operations
  • Jude Lengel—2D Executive Producer
  • Cameron Hales—2D Production Manager / Editor
  • Nova Wright—2D Production Assistant
  • Andrew Finlayson—2D Animator
  • Johmar Rivalo—2D Animator
  • Joshua Hall—2D Animator
  • Damien Pin—2D Animator
  • Ian MacKensie—2D Animator
  • Junko Aoyama—2D Animator
  • Dwayne Labbe—2D Animator
  • Mike Stapelton—2D Animator
  • Christian Garland—2D Animator
  • Stephane Portal—2D Animator
  • Simon O’Leary—2D Animator
  • Mad Cow Pictures—2D Animator
  • J.C. Reyes—2D Animator
  • Anne-Marie Denham—2D Animator
  • Kelly Lynagh—2D Animator
  • John Skibinski—2D Animator
  • Janine Dawson—Inbetweener
  • Anthony Zmak—Inbetweener
  • Peter McDonald—Inbetweener
  • Peter Ryan—Inbetweener
  • Narelle Kearns—Art Department
  • Vita Talmont—Art Department
  • Helen Connolly—Art Department
  • Amanda Duncan—Art Department
  • Janet Robinson—Art Department
  • May Trubuhovich—Art Department
  • Dean Smith—2D Comp. Scan
  • Roderick Wong—2D Comp. Scan
  • Lynn Gadsdon—2D Comp. Scan

Trivia

  • The on-screen logo used during this era was the 2004 logo with a blue shadow.
  • This era's tenure differed in countries/states:
    • In Latin America and Brazil, the CN City era debuted on January 1, 2005 and ended on August 6, 2010.
    • In UK and Ireland, the CN City era debuted on April 11, 2005 and ended on May 24, 2007.
    • In Asia Pacific, the CN City era debuted on April 16, 2005 and ended on December 5, 2008.
    • In Australia and New Zealand, the CN City era debuted on August 16, 2005 and ended on August 31, 2008.
    • In Japan, the CN City era debuted on January 1, 2006 and ended in Fall 2009.
    • In CEE (incl. Nordic and Poland), the CN City era debuted on April 20, 2006 and ended on April 14, 2009.
    • In France, the CN City era debuted in Summer 2006 and ended on March 23, 2008.
    • In South Korea, the CN City era debuted on November 11, 2006 and ended in July 2009.
    • In Europe, some shorts from this era were still used until the end of the Arrow era.
  • The era had uniquely made European bumpers, which were created by the Spain-based companies InkApache and Tricefalo Studio.
    • Strangely in other countries, these bumpers (such as in Japan made the Powerpuff Girls Z bumpers, in Europe made the Amazing Adrenalini Brothers/Robotboy bumpers, in Latin America made the school bumper, etc.) were made by various companies.
    • However, they were adapted for use in the USA during the Yes! era.
  • According to animation supervisor Geoff Valent on his CN City Facebook page, his team had originally pitched to make a TV show based on the CN City era, but such plans never materialized for unknown reasons.
  • The six blocks that were used in the bumpers during the CN City era were The Top 5, Cartoon Theatre, Scooby Alley, Camp Cartoon (intro only), Tickle U (intro only) and The Cartoon Cartoon Show (intro only).
  • During the commercial breaks of The Cartoon Cartoon Show, the block uses the Dexter's Lab/The Powerpuff Girls/Courage the Cowardly Dog bumpers.
  • The main location of the bumpers was the City of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Many bumpers feature the last names of famed animators/directors for the Looney Tunes shorts (e.g. McKimson Chicken & Biscuits named after Robert McKimson).
  • The location names from the network's classic shows (such as Orbit City, Bedrock, and the Big City) were referenced in the bumpers.
  • Aku, Bunny Bravo, Starfire, Velma Dinkley, Numbuh 5, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Kiva Andru, the Time Squad characters, the Evil Con Carne characters, the Justice League characters, and some other characters do not talk in any of the bumpers but appear numerously.
  • The Sector V Treehouse, Billy's house, Dexter's house, Charles Darwin Middle School, Pop's Moon Palace, the Bagge Farmhouse, Foster's Home, the Cul-de-Sac, Andy's house and other places were redesigned for the CN City bumpers.
  • In the Dexter's Laboratory bumpers, his laboratory's appearance is based on its appearance in the episode "Sole Brother".
  • In the Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy bumpers, Billy's house is shown to be very far from the Nuclear Plant.
  • The designs of the Powerpuff Girls characters are based on their appearance in The Powerpuff Girls Movie and the final two seasons from the cartoon.
  • For unknown reasons, Grim, Billy and Mandy resemble their Grim and Evil designs in some of their own bumpers, as opposed to their more refined looks from their solo show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
  • Many bumpers feature cameos by Irwin, and he even had some of his own bumpers. This may have indicated his popularity amongst fans.
  • Assets created for the Ed, Edd n Eddy bumpers were reused for the Squirrel Boy bumpers, since both shows took place in neighbourhood settings.
  • Kevin and Sarah from Ed, Edd n Eddy are the only characters from aforementioned show that don't appear in any of the bumpers.
  • Although characters from Johnny Bravo and Samurai Jack appear in the city, both shows do not have their own bumpers. The reason for this is unknown.
  • The 2005 Movement Ink bumpers (to promote the network's "Get Animated" campaign) are the only bumpers to have continuing storyline. With the Mayor announcing the construction and opening of the Movement Ink building to the City, which ends with all the characters using the newly made facility.
  • The Movement Ink 2005 bumper that features a fly through of the building is the only bumper to feature live-action extras. This is reminiscent of the ads from previous eras that included live-action extras and cartoons interacting.
  • Characters from Megas XLR were no longer featured in the bumpers after Summer 2005 as the show was cancelled during that year.
  • In the Summer 2006 bumpers, the gas station was replaced with a stadium.
  • In September 2006, the transition (with the CN logo in a red background) was shown at the end of each City bumper (along with the Europe-created City bumpers) during the Yes! era.
  • While Class of 3000 has their own bumpers, the characters never appear outside of their own shows' bumpers. As a result, they are never seen interacting with other shows in the city. This is probably due to the fact that Class of 3000 was the last show to be introduced during the City era before its demise in 2007. The show's late inclusion was likely the reason why no bumpers have been produced that feature Class of 3000 characters in other bumpers.
    • The same can almost be said for Squirrel Boy characters. While they appear in the Summer 2006 and Cartoon Theatre 2006 bumpers, they never directly interact with other shows either.
  • Unlike other bumpers, the settings of the Class of 3000 bumpers have colorful, painted patterns that were loosely based on the show's backgrounds.
  • In the Subway bumper, a poster advertising Eduardo's English Lessons can be seen with a phone number, which is the actual phone number of animation supervisor Geoff Valent (back in 2005). Valent had recorded a goofy voicemail with an Eduardo imitation if anyone ever called his number, but no one called to his disappointment. He only revealed this information on the Cartoon Network City Facebook page in 2021. [1]
  • The City (but with some modern additions) was the main setting of the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, "Crossover Nexus", along with other old shows and the Noods. Also, the choir version of the era's jingle can be heard in the scene of this episode.

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