Is Cartoon Network Really Shutting Down? Here’s What We Know

“#RIPCartoonNetwork”—this is the phrase that started trending on X (formerly Twitter), causing worldwide panic about the fate of the beloved channel.

But is Cartoon Network really shutting down?

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The long and short of it is that the rumors aren’t true. Cartoon Network released a statement explaining that neither the network nor the studio will be closing its doors and that it actually has plenty of projects lined up for all the kids and kids-at-heart around the globe. WhenInManila.com also received similar confirmation from the local representatives of Warner Bros. Discovery.

“Cartoon Network would like to clarify that there is no truth to the speculation that the network or the studio is shutting down. With a number of recently announced greenlights, we remain committed to continually investing in innovative content that entertains and inspires our viewers across the globe,” the company stated.

So where did #RIPCartoonNetwork come from?

The hashtag was started by Animation Workers Ignited that claimed in a Tweet posted on July 9 that “Cartoon Network is essentially dead” and “other big animation studios are not far behind.” They shed light on the layoffs happening in the animation industry and, in an effort to spread the word, asked everyone to share their favorite defunct Cartoon Network shows.

So no, Cartoon Network is not shutting down. But we do need to support animators and keep the spirit of animation alive!

You can catch your favorite Cartoon Network and CARTOONITO programs on HBO GO.

Let us know what your thoughts are about this topic!

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