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Ace Goodheart

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I'm not sure if people were/are aware, but I think that "Toon Heads" had been around since Day 1 of Cartoon Network (October 1, 1992), as it was mentioned in the earliest press releases for the then-new network.
 

Jave

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I believe one of the reasons the show was terminated was that it cost CN too much to produce. (Even if it was mostly existing shorts, the research the show used was too big).
 

Mickialla

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I believe one of the reasons the show was terminated was that it cost CN too much to produce. (Even if it was mostly existing shorts, the research the show used was too big).
Yea, I remember reading that they actually had real historians working on the show. It was pretty cool; It was like Cartoon Network had it's own documentary show for cartoons. Too bad they don't do stuff like that anymore.
 

Jeff Harris

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I'm not sure if people were/are aware, but I think that "Toon Heads" had been around since Day 1 of Cartoon Network (October 1, 1992), as it was mentioned in the earliest press releases for the then-new network.
Considering it was also mentioned on "Droopy's Guide To The Cartoon Network" special (the first hour of Cartoon Network also simulcasted on TBS and TNT), it's a safe bet it was on in at least the first week of Cartoon Network back in October 1992.
 

chdr

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Considering it was also mentioned on "Droopy's Guide To The Cartoon Network" special (the first hour of Cartoon Network also simulcasted on TBS and TNT), it's a safe bet it was on in at least the first week of Cartoon Network back in October 1992.
Hmm, I didn't know CN had an opening special. Any other details?
 

Ace Goodheart

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Jeff, did you really record that? If so.......PLEASE upload it to YouTube!!!

It's VERY difficult to come across any pre-1995 CN footage over the 'net, seeing as so few people had CN during those early, formative years. I did, but of course I was too young and didn't think ahead 10-15 years to record it. :D
 

soundmonkey44

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I remember Toon heads, it was pretty good, I also remember being sad when they cancled it.......darn now im sad about a show thats been of the air for 6 years! but seriously CN should start putting more of their old shows like this on boomerang! They should just make boomerang what CN was from 1993-2003 ! That way I would'nt have to spend hours watching old CN & Toonami promos online to satisfy my needs!:sweat: :p :sweat:
 

Jeff Harris

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Hmm, I didn't know CN had an opening special. Any other details?
They aired a handful of cartoons, including Rhapsody Rabbit, a segment on catch phrases, a "Know Your Toons" segment about The Flintstones and The Jetsons hour, a "Morning Crew" video (The Morning Crew was this psuedo morning radio show-like showcase on weekday mornings), King Sized Canary, a "Know Your Toons" segment about Daffy Duck for Bugs and Daffy Tonight, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, a "Know Your Toons" segment on Droopy for Down Wit' Droopy D, Wild and Wolfy, and a guide about how to use the Cartoon Network, including showcasing the shows like Toon Heads and Boomerang, and a credit crawl that was pretty humorous, stretching and expanding, slowing down, speeding up, and with descriptors like Best Boy, Better Boy, Bad Boys, The Rod (Betty Cohen), The Staff (everybody else), Things We Forgot To Mention (including Walt Disney), and Things We Wish We Could Forget (including Algebra and "potatoe"). Pretty good special.

Jeff, did you really record that? If so.......PLEASE upload it to YouTube!!!
I would if I didn't have dial-up. Feh.

It's VERY difficult to come across any pre-1995 CN footage over the 'net, seeing as so few people had CN during those early, formative years. I did, but of course I was too young and didn't think ahead 10-15 years to record it. :D
The thing is, I missed the very beginning of it (I had caught the tail end of Rhapsody Rabbit, the very first cartoon that aired on the network). In fact, they didn't even advertise it (remember, this was a pre-mainstream internet world with no Zap2It, Toon Zone, or real online divisions, let alone no advanced menus showing what's on next; plus, they were still on Turner Time, meaning everything aired five minutes on the half-hour). I'm just glad the tape survived over the years and I could burn it on DVD.
 

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