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Cartoon Network Denies Shutdown Rumors Amid #RIPCartoonNetwork Trend

Cartoon Network, the iconic 24-hour animation channel that started on October 1, 1992, is now at the center of a controversy. The hashtag #RIPCartoonNetwork is trending on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter). This started after Animation Workers Ignited claimed that “Cartoon Network is effectively dead” due to widespread industry cutbacks affecting animation studios. Fans and viewers are […]

Cartoon Network, the iconic 24-hour animation channel that started on October 1, 1992, is now at the center of a controversy. The hashtag #RIPCartoonNetwork is trending on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter). This started after Animation Workers Ignited claimed that “Cartoon Network is effectively dead” due to widespread industry cutbacks affecting animation studios. Fans and viewers are shocked, especially since then channel creators haven’t confirmed or denied about this rumour.

A viral video has further fueled the debate, highlighting the near disappearance of Cartoon Network and predicting similar fates for other studios. It also talks about the difficult situation for animation workers, with many facing over a year of unemployment and more layoffs expected.

The video explains that during the COVID-19 pandemic, animation could continue remotely, unlike other forms of entertainment. However, studios responded by canceling projects, outsourcing jobs, and laying off artists. The video has garnered 8 million views. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #RIPCartoonNetwork to share their favorite Cartoon Network episodes on Twitter and to follow updates on how to support the cause. Many users have shared clips from their beloved shows.

One user shared a clip from ‘Courage The Cowardly Dog,’ expressing sadness over the poor treatment of its animators and hoping they find new opportunities. Another user remarked, “It really feels like the end of an era for iconic childhood memories on Cartoon Network.” A third user said, “Not gonna lie, Cartoon Network not existing anymore would hurt.”

However, Cartoon Network has confirmed that there is no truth to the rumors of the network or studio shutting down. They stated, “We are committed to continually investing in innovative content that entertains and inspires our viewers worldwide.”

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