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Remembering Cartoon Network’s Toonami

Remembering Cartoon Network's Toonami

Good morning / afternoon / evening fellow ‘Barn animals!  Were you there the day Toonami first arrived on Cartoon Network? Even if you weren’t, do you remember watching Toonami? And, most depressingly, do you remember the day they killed (er… “canceled”) our beloved Toonami? Sad day wasn’t it? *tear* For over a decade, Toonami (a tidal wave of cartoons; mixing “cartoon” and “tsunami”) reigned across the CN, boasting dozens of action toons, anime, and more. The space-based theme and logo first hit our TVs on March 17th, 1997, replacing Power Zone, and ran until September 20th, 2008. The block always featured a host: originally, Moltar (of Space Ghost fame) pulled the levers. When the Ghost Planet Industries building gave way to the Ghost Planet Spaceship Absolution, the CG and robotic TOM (and, later, TOM 2) took over as host. And, sadly, we haven’t had a Toonami block since. …or have we…?

Phineas and Ferb hit Netflix via Disney deal

Phineas and Ferb hit Netflix via Disney deal

Did you or your family happen to get a new Netflix-ready device for the holiday season? Or have you been bored after exhausting every instant-stream movie and episode you could get your hands on, through the Netflix package you got last year? Well, Disney-ABC Television Group has just worked an agreement with Netflix that will send hundreds of episodes and movies from the Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Family to the Netflix “watch instantly” service. This, of course, includes dozens upon dozens of Phineas and Ferb shows, as well as Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montanta, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, Camp Rock, Avalon High, and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

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