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During the Powerhouse era, most of Cartoon Network's shows used commercial bumpers, animated by Primal Screen, that depicted typical gags and scenes from the shows, underscored by a remix of the show's theme music set to "Powerhouse". The backgrounds for the bumpers were given color schemes to fit with the time of the day the shows aired: shows that aired on weekday mornings had bumpers with yellow backgrounds, shows that aired on weekday afternoons had green bumpers, shows airing on weekday evenings as well as on weekends had blue bumpers, and shows that aired during the midnight hours had black backgrounds (early on, these bumpers were red, but were changed afterward because older TV sets could not display red backgrounds very well). Action cartoons (outside of Toonami) typically used bumpers with purple backgrounds.

After 2001, most of the classical programming (particularly the Hanna-Barbera cartoons) stopped being shown on Cartoon Network and were moved to Boomerang, as Cartoon Network began to shift its focus more and more towards its original programming. By the end of 2002, the Powerhouse bumpers gradually started becoming less frequently used, with certain shows airing in programming blocks that used their own bumpers. The black midnight-hour bumpers, in particular, became discontinued when Adult Swim was expanded from being shown on Sundays and Thursday weeknights to all weeknights (with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays) from Sunday-Thursday (from 11:00pm to 2:00pm) in 2003. Some of the newer shows notably never even had their own Powerhouse-styled bumpers (such as when The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne split in the summer of 2003, some shows premiered in 2003-2004 like Teen Titans, Baby Looney Tunes and Duck Dodgers). Additionally, in 2003 and 2004, for the Powerhouse-styled bumpers that were still being used, the "Powerhouse" remixes were inexplicably dropped, replaced with background music from the shows themselves. Also, prior to 2003, some shows had multiple patterns of bumpers, which were unified into one pattern afterward (details will be described later). In addition, the majority of the bumpers seen from 2003 to 2004 only had the blue and purple backgrounds, as the green, yellow, and dark blue bumpers were long gone by the beginning of 2003 (with the strange exceptions of the "Coming Up Next" bumpers). These bumpers were discarded entirely when the network switched to its "City" branding, immediately after Adult Swim signed out (during the end of Home Movies) at 5:00 AM EST, and reruns of Time Squad and Captain Planet that aired on June 14, 2004.

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Warner Bros. Animation

Animaniacs

Batman: The Animated Series

Beetlejuice

Bugs & Daffy

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the title card music from the short Box Office Bunny.

Freakazoid!

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the instrumental version of the show's theme song.

Road Rovers

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

These bumpers made for Cartoon Network Latin America. In 2002, they were adapted for use in the USA until the US Powerhouse bumpers changed one year later.

Taz-Mania

Tiny Toon Adventures

Hanna-Barbera

2 Stupid Dogs

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

The Addams Family

Captain Planet

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by an unknown piece of music from an unidentified action show.

The Flintstones

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Fantastic Max

Fantastic Four

The Flintstone Kids

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Godzilla

Hong Kong Phooey

Huckleberry Hound

Jabberjaw

The Jetsons

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Jonny Quest

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!/The Scooby-Doo Show

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme music of The Scooby-Doo Show.

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme music of The Scooby-Doo Show.

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

The Smurfs

Snorks

Super Friends

SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron

Tom & Jerry

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the orchestral version of the Tom & Jerry theme music.

Tom & Jerry Kids

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Top Cat

Yogi Bear

Cartoon Cartoons

Dexter's Laboratory

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the show's title card music.

Johnny Bravo

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the instrumental version of the show's theme song.

Cow and Chicken

I Am Weasel

The Powerpuff Girls

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the show's production music from a unknown episode (possibly from "The Mane Event" or "Candy is Dandy"). At one point in France and Poland feeds, these bumpers were joined together to form a Coming Up Next bumper.

Ed, Edd n Eddy

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the show's title card music from the second season.

Mike, Lu & Og

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the show's title card music from the episode "Katz Kandy".

Sheep in the Big City

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the instrumental version of the show's theme song.

Time Squad

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Grim & Evil

In 2003, the "Powerhouse" arrangement was replaced by the theme song from the show.

Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?

Codename: Kids Next Door

Other shows

Pink Panther

Speed Racer

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

The Tex Avery Show

Most bumpers only contained the name of the show on a shot, with no characters to be seen.

Underdog

Bumpers exclusive for outside the US

The Adventures of Tin-Tin

Used in Asia, Brazil and Latin America.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Used in Japan.

The New Adventures of Zorro

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Men in Black: The Series

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Pinky and the Brain

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

The Popeye Show

Used in Asia and India.

Garfield and Friends

Used in Latin America, Brazil and Japan.

Hamtaro

Used in Latin America and Brazil. However, these bumpers are unused in the USA, because this show was on the network's schedule from June 3, 2002 to October 15, 2004 and used the generic bumpers instead.

Extreme Dinosaurs

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

¡Oh que vida de perros!

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Mr. Magoo

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Dragon Flyz

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Franklin

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Ned's Newt

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Dumb and Dumber

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Godzilla: The Series

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Toonsylvania

Used in Japan.

Mr. Bean

Used in Japan.

Jyankenman

Used in Japan.

Sweet Mint

Used in Japan.

Sailor Moon

Used in Japan.

Magical Princess Minky Momo

Used in Japan.

Ninku

Used in Japan.

Adventures of the Little Koala

Used in Japan.

The Triplets

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

The Little Lulu Show

Used in Latin America and Brazil.

Speed Racer (different from the ones in the US)

Used in Japan.

Secret Squirrel

Used in Japan.

Megas XLR

Used in Japan.

Tokyo Pig

Used in Japan.

Generic bumpers

Most of the generic bumpers were used for some Hanna-Barbera cartoons, action cartoons and the acquired series. The Halloween and Christmas-themed bumpers stopped being used in 2000 in the USA, but continued to be used in Japan.

"First-person" bumpers

"Characters with the CN logo" bumpers

Only bumpers featuring Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!The FlintstonesThe Jetsons, The Tex Avery Show, Popeye the Sailor and Secret Squirrel are currently confirmed. Also, these bumpers were used in Latin America and Brazil.

Next menus

In Latin America and Brazil, the word "Next" was translated as "En Instantes" in Spanish and "Daqui A Pouco" in Portuguese. Some programming blocks, such as Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre, Boomerang, The Cartoon Cartoon Show and The Cartoon Cartoon Top 5, are which bumper is used are random like normal programs.

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