Cartoon Network has a particular place in the hearts of children who grew up in the 1990s, and after Warner Bros. announced their much-discussed merger on Tuesday, supporters began using the hashtag #RIPCartoonNetwork on Twitter. However, there is no cause for alarm because the platform isn’t really “gone.” Here is what is taking place to it.
An earlier rumour this year that the children’s channel will permanently shut down on October 1st confused and alarmed many people. Although the earlier rumours were untrue, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studio are now joining together as part of a “strategic realignment” of the business.
WHY ARE CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS CHANGING?
Definitely not going away, Cartoon Network is joining forces with Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe in the most recent merger. Under a single division, the three labels will continue to be different. According to reports, the combination won’t change the kind of content each brand produces.
The announcement follows the disclosure that 26% of the personnel at Warner Bros. Television Group spanning scripted, unscripted, and animation was laid off.
In all, 125 jobs were lost as a result of the change.
‘RIP Cartoon Network,’ say fans.
Many fans believed they would soon be saying goodbye to their favourite channel due to false information regarding the network closing. ‘RIP Cartoon Network’ became a hot topic on Twitter as a result. Tweeted one supporter: “RIP Cartoon Network. We appreciate the wonderful memories and the amazing childhood we had as 90s kids.
Another person said, “RIP Cartoon Network; truly the GOAT of childhood cartoons.” Another tweet, in addition to the ones above, added: “RIP Cartoon Network. No matter what anyone says, they have enjoyed the best run since the 1990s. They had the most all-time greats and the best lineup.
READ MORE ABOUT THE MERGER OF WARNER BROS.
Collider reports that the chairman, Channing Dungey, sent out an internal message on Tuesday announcing the merger. Sam Register, the president of the studios, will be in charge of Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.
According to Variety, the production would remain the same despite the Warner Bros. merger because Cartoon Network Studios “continues to generate an original animated fare.” Because so many talented people were fired during the merging process, some opponents are concerned about the network’s future.