The Cartoon Network City site gets a makeover!
New style, new videos, new images, new games, and more!
Back to at the end of November to discover the new site!
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CN City (also known by fans as Toon City, Downtown, The City of Cartoon Network, and the Cartoon Network Universe) was the third era of Cartoon Network. It began on June 14, 2004, replacing Powerhouse, and was the main branding image of the network from that point until April 9, 2006, when it became a secondary brand in favor of Yes! (which began on April 3, 2006).
The first program to air under the CN City brand was The Powerpuff Girls at 6:00am. Both "CN City" and "Yes!" went defunct in 2007 just before a 2-day Pokémon marathon started on June 2nd, and were replaced by Summer 2007, which began on June 4th after the Pokémon marathon ended.
The era was named for its bumpers, which were set in a CGI city and featured CN characters interacting with one another. These bumpers were produced by Animal Logic. The City era is notable for the new logo it brought with it, as well as the female announcer and the slogan "This is Cartoon Network."
The City era saw the emergence of more Cartoon Network Original Series, which began to replace both the classic cartoons and most of the Cartoon Cartoons. Live-action programming also began airing on CN during this era. Although various other brandings, such as Yes! in Summer 2006 and Lunchbox of Doom in Spring 2007, were used alongside the City look, the City look itself did not die off until Summer 2007. Jim Samples was the Cartoon Network president for most of this era, but Stuart Snyder took over the network in the era's last month.