After its predecessor, What a Cartoon!, Cartoon Network produced an all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots, college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself. That show was called Sunday Pants; it first aired on the day of October 2, 2005. The anthology varies on different types of animation, from traditional hand-drawn animation, to Flash, or even CGI, similar to shows like MTV's Liquid Television and Nickelodeon's KaBlam!
The show has a similar concept to What a Cartoon!, except that the shorts are 1–3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals in-between shorts. The live-action ones are performed by American band The Slacks, while the animated ones are produced by WeFail.
This is the second Cartoon Network original series to be rated "TV-PG". Despite not airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up, it is considered more of a traditional adult's animated comedy than a children's cartoon.
The show lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on October 30, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be returning the month after, but said return never came to fruition and the series was ultimately cancelled. Afterwards, reruns of Bernard and Monstories aired on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang, as short-form programming in between shows.
In 2015, several cartoon streaming sites released the five out of eleven episodes that were produced on their sites. It is now easy-to-find on the web with a simple Google search.
Cartoon Network didn't acknowldeged the series until 2018, where Periwinkle (the protagonist of the pilot, Periwinkle Around the World) made a cameo in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, Crossover Nexus, which marked they very first and so far only time that Sunday Pants was featured in official Cartoon Network media.
List of shorts aired on Sunday Pants
|Title||Created by||Production company(s)|
|The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers||Dan Chambers, Mark Huckerby, and Nick Ostler||Pesky Lye & Studio B Productions|
|Animungus*||Matthew Ehlers||Curious Pictures|
|Bernard||José Luis Ucha and Claudio<br>Biern Lliviria||BRB Internacional, RG Animation Studios, and Screen 21|
|Blue Dog Blues||Mair Doyle||Cosgrove Hall Films|
|The Brothers Pistov||Lincoln Peirce||Global Mechanic|
|Bus Stop Talk||Dana Muise||SpazzCo Animation|
|Capt. Linger||Stuart Hill||J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.|
|CRAZY Demands!||Craig "Sven" Gordon|
|Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the Happy Boy||Andy Merrill||Noodlesoup Productions|
|Food Court Diaries*||Liz Blazer||Ka-chew!|
|Flummoxed*||Craig "Sven" Gordon||Picasso Pictures|
|Freshman Clowns||Scott Sonneborn||Curious Pictures|
|The Great Pinkerton||John McIntyre||Cartoon Network Studios|
|The Hall of Presidents||Matt Peccini and Josh Koppel|
|History According to Noodle||Andy Merrill||Acme Filmworks, Inc.|
|IMP||Andy Fielding||Red Kite Animation|
|Jean-Luc & Dondoozat||Garcia "Gark" David||Bibo Films, Nelvana Limited, Canal + France,|
and Teletoon France
|Loving Lovers in Love||Stephen Mank||Primal Screen|
|Monstories||Lance Taylor||Facelift Ent. Inc.|
|Moonwalk*||Josh Koppel & Matt Peccini||Josh Koppel Productions|
|News Channel Station News U.S.||Stuart Hill||Picasso Pictures|
|Oogloo + Anju||A. Martian||Ka-chew!|
|Periwinkle Around the World||Aaron Springer||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Scissor Kid||Stephen Mank||Primal Screen|
|Show & Tell||Casper Kelly||Soup2Nuts.tv|
|Surely You Joust||Craig "Sven" Gordon|
|Thadlow's Driving School||Stuart Hill|
|The Topside Rag||Monkmus||Ka-chew!|
|T.I.N.Y.*||Primal Screen||Primal Screen|
|Travel Logs||Stuart Hill||Soup2Nuts.tv|
|Weighty Decisions||Adam Pava and Tim McKeon||C. Kingsley Weatherhead Moving Pictures and Aquatic Curios|
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Dangerous Situations"||October 2, 2005|
|2||"Insatiable Cravings"||October 9, 2005|
|3||"You Can't Get There from Here"||October 16, 2005|
|4||"Sports"||October 23, 2005|
|5||"Let Me Entertain You"||October 30, 2005|
- "Does It Bite?"
- "Feed Me"
- "Workin' It"
- "I Don't Feel So Good"
- "Lasers (Misc.)"
- "Short People in Desks"
- "Funny Sweet"
- "Just Add Sauce"