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Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre

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Launched

July 11, 1998[1]

Defunct

May 27, 2007

Preceded by

Mr. Spim's Cartoon Theatre

Succeeded by

Movie Madness

CN era(s)

Powerhouse (1998-2004)
CN City (2004-2006)
Yes! (2006-2007)

Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre (also known simply as Cartoon Theatre) was a movie block that aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2007. Originally, the block aired Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, with encore presentations on Sunday at 10:00 AM. The block aired animated films that were distributed by Hanna-Barbera Studios, Disney, Paramount, Universal, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The first film to air was The Land Before Time.

The block was hosted by the voice of the late Don LaFontaine but later in June 2004, when Cartoon Network entered the City era, LaFontaine was replaced by Nikki as the female announcer, as well as Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy as an movie theatre usher in the bumpers.

Beginning in late 2005, Cartoon Theatre began airing live-action movies such as Dumb and Dumber and Cats & Dogs on a semi-regular basis.

Programming


Intro, Bumpers, And Outro

Intro - The Paramount Mountain’s stars are flying in place while a duck is flying and honks, The MGM lion was about to do his roar but was clearing his throat and spraying his mouth, the clouds then shift to The Columbia Torch Lady who was struggling with her torch until she finally got it working and posed till a gust of wind blew her robe up and she puts them down in embarrassment then shifts to the room where the announcer welcomes the viewers to Cartoon Network’s Cartoon Theatre while an admit one ticket with the Cartoon Network Logo falls on the stage.

We’ll Be Right Back - The Columbia Torch Lady was struggling to get her torch to work till she finally got it working and posed till a gust of wind blew her robe up and she puts them down in embarrassment and shifts to the ticket machine and the admit one ticket with the Cartoon Network Logo falls in front of it.

We Are Back - The MGM Lion was having an ice cream cone till he noticed the screen getting closer he looked around eat the ice cream in one gulp then panicked grabbed a suitcase filled it with stuff closed it grabbed it by his mouth and jumped out of his logo where the ticket machine appears with the admit one ticket with the Cartoon Network Logo falling in front of it

We’ll Return In A Moment/Next Movie Announcements - We zoom to The Paramount Mountain till falls revealing a black shape it to be a cut out and the third star comes loose and falls we zoom into the hole where the ticket machine appears with the admit one ticket with the Cartoon Network Logo falling in front of it and announce the movie coming next week

Outro - The camera moves towards a picture of the paramount mountain on some books then to a book with the MGM Lion on the cover then to a sculpture of a colorful duck on a duck box a sculpture of a red haired girl in a red dress with a picture of a clouded sky behind her till we get to the ticket machine with books behind it and as we zoom out from it it gets dusted by feather duster a shadow of a bird flying away appears then cut to a black background with the admit one ticket with the Cartoon Network followed by a tuba tune.



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