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Noods

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Launched

July 14, 2008

Defunct

May 28, 2010

Studio

Capacity

Announcers

Greg Cipes (2008)
Will Arnett (2008–2010)

Composer(s)

Dave Hummel

Preceded by

Fall

Succeeded by

CHECK it

CN president(s)

Stuart Snyder

Noods were the eighth branding of Cartoon Network. It debuted on July 14, 2008, replacing the Fall brand. The brand was replaced with the CHECK it era on May 29, 2010.

Made in a collaboration with Kidrobot and Capacity, the bumpers showed various dummy figures (called Noods) interacting with colors and transforming into various Cartoon Network characters from the time. The Noods were based on a D.I.Y. toy called Munny, and through late 2009-early 2010. Their counterparts in Latin America are Toonix.

Shows

By this time, all the Cartoon Cartoons (nobably, Ed, Edd n Eddy was the last surviving Cartoon Cartoon in this era) had ended and were removed from the network. Cartoon Network would also start to produce their own live-action original series and air it on their new live-action block, CN Real. Toonami had also ended after 11 years on September 20, 2008. There were only four series still regularly producing new episodes in this era.

Appearances in other media

The Noods were featured in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, "Crossover Nexus". During the crossover, they appear being defeated by Strike (the episode's main antagonist), at the end of the crossover itself, they appear after CN City is restored by Strike's pen.

Trivia

  • A Nood can be seen in a cameo on the CHECK it rebrand's stuffed nose bumper.
    • This is also the case on a Check or Fail bumper, where a Nood was peeking through the key hole in the bumper.
  • A variation of the Noods Flicks intro was used during the first month of the CHECK it rebrand, with some minor alterations to match the rebrand. It was replaced in July of 2010 with the normal CHECK it Flicks intro, as the Noods one was likely used as a placeholder.
  • On the Cartoon Network website, a Nood is the default profile picture for accounts on the site. The Nood profile was removed in 2018, along with accounts on the site.
  • Two split screen credit types were used, a column layout with the promo on the left and a horizontal type with the promo on the top stretched to fill the screen width. They were customized depending on the block or holiday.
  • From January 5, 2009 to January 18, 2010, Cartoon Network aired its primetime bumpers which featured a Nood with a billboard and filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. These bumpers include Total Drama Island, Chowder, Flapjack, Johnny Test, Ben 10: Alien Force, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Secret Saturdays, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Ed, Edd n Eddy, as well as the generic one that simply featured the colorful Noods.
  • On January 12, 2009, an afterschool block debuted in the weekday afternoon hours, featuring papercraft-themed bumpers and graphics. This lasted until the CHECK it era began.
  • Between June 12, 2009 and May 28, 2010, Cartoon Network had a new screen bug in favor of the CN Real block. This rebrand is known as the "Let's Go!" era (or the "Prefuse" era, which is named after electronic music producer Prefuse 73) which is named after the Ramones' song (entitled "Blitzkrieg Bop") used in the network's music video (which was first shown on November 30, 2009) and bumpers (which debuted on January 19, 2010). However, the original Noods bumpers and split screen credits remained until the debut of the CHECK it era during regular hours.
  • From February 8, 2010 to May 28, 2010, there were bumpers with Nood dolls being covered in silver or multicolored confetti, transformed into a Chia Pet, getting spilled with black ink, whiteout, or red paint, and getting covered with dirt by a motorcycle. These bumpers were short-lived until the CHECK it era began.
  • Most of the "Up Next" bumpers from this era show a Nood character posing as the character from the TV show for each show is up next. However in February 2010, these bumpers were only used during daytime hours of the channel, as the prime-time bumpers were completely different and were apart of the Prefuse rebrand.
  • Interestingly, the Noods were first introduced on Har Har Tharsdays (which include the color bar from this era) and then Flicks (featuring the Nood family), which debuted on June 6, 2008 and on June 22, 2008 (before the Noods era began in one month ago).
  • Dude, What Would Happen? was the final program to air under the Noods era and using the 2004-2010 Cartoon Network logo as Adult Swim signed on after it at 10:00pm, and the CHECK it era began and 2010 and current CN logo was unveiled when Adult Swim signed off at 6:00am.
  • During the first 3 months of the rebrand, the "Coming Up Next" bumpers were dubbed by Greg Cipes.
  • Over 40 minutes worth of bumpers from this era have been found online, however, some bumpers remain lost media by the fans.
  • Although Pikachu, Scooby, Bloo and the young version of Gwen appear in the crossover bumpers, Pokémon, Scooby-Doo, Foster's and the original Ben 10 series do not have their own show-specific bumpers. The reason for this is unknown.

Nood Bumpers

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