Boomerang Celebrates March Madness With A Competition of Cartoons

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Things are about to get real competitive in the cartoon world. In support of March Madness & of their sister brands TBS, TNT and truTV, Boomerang is getting in on the bracket challenge with its’ own fun and creative spin, with the Boomerang Best Cartoon bracket. 

For all the non-sports fans and/or animation lovers alike, beginning on Monday 3/19, Boomerang will pit 32 fan-favorite cartoon characters against one another and let fans decide who garners the title of Best Cartoon Champion!

Each time you vote, fans will get to view video clips featuring the best scenes & personality traits of that specific character.

Fans will be able to vote through the rounds every few days (full schedule is below) with the winner revealed on Monday 4/2, the same day as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship game.

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Boomerang Best Cartoon Bracket Schedule:
Monday, March 19: Bracket Opens with Round 1 voting between 32 characters
Friday, March 23: Sweet Sixteen voting begins
Monday, March 26: Elite Eight voting begins
Wednesday, March 28: Final Four voting begins
Friday, March 30: Cartoon Championship voting begins
Monday, April 2: Best Cartoon Champion Revealed

You can begin voting now at:

Let the best cartoon win!


Why Kids’ WB Was the Greatest

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We’re taking it back to the classic red & yellow water tower for a second. Some say the 1990s & early 2000s were the best times to be a kid when it came to entertainment. Well, at least those who were actually kids at that time. I guess they can add Kids WB to their argument. Kids’ WB was a programming block that aired on the used-to-be network ‘The WB’, which is now the CW. The network aired many acquired and original animated shows like Pokemon, Jackie Chan Adventures, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Men in Black The Series, Xiaolin Showdown, Batman Beyond & much more. It was the lineup that you didn’t want to miss on Saturday mornings or in the afternoon right after school. Kids WB was a tradition like many Saturday morning and afternoon programming blocks that came before it. Put it this way: if you enjoyed action and comedy combined in your cartoons, then Kids WB was perfect for you.

Kids’ WB premiered on September 9, 1995. In its early years, it started with a basic schedule:

Saturdays: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekdays: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This schedule was subjected to some tweaks and minor changes over the years, but nothing huge. Unlike other programming blocks, Kids’ WB was unique and that’s what made it great. The lineups never lacked variety, and it kept things non-repetitive and exciting. They probably aired almost 100 shows from Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, Anime, Warner Bros, and more. Some memorable holiday specials and events aired throughout the years as well. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo premiered on the block on September 16, 2006, a day after the show’s Cartoon Network premiere. Pokemon was also a big deal on the network due to its numerous movie premieres. More specials including the Canadian-American Christmas film, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2002). Kids’ WB aired so many shows and specials that you would’ve thought it would’ve become a channel itself eventually.

Like they say, all good things must come to an end. That’s what happened with Kids WB, at least it did everywhere except for Australia & Bulgaria. On May 17, 2008, the original Kids WB block came to an end. There were many online & offline successors, but nothing beats the original show lineup or even the promos & bumpers. What’s even more unfortunate is that you won’t find many programming blocks with the same show variety, entertainment, and longevity as Kids’ WB.