Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio. A subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System (an arm of the Time Warner media conglomerate), Cartoon Network Studios focuses on producing and developing animated programs for and related to Cartoon Network. Some programming produced by Cartoon Network Studios has also been broadcast on the now-defunct Kids' WB, Cartoon Network's sister network.
The studio began in 1994 as a division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons which was dedicated to producing original programming for Cartoon Network, including latter-day Hanna-Barbera creations such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, the division's productions credited them as their parent studio Hanna-Barbera.
In 2000 Cartoon Network Studios produced based on Hanna-Barbera characters Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, created by Michael Ouweleen and Eric Richter. Some years later, in 2006, it made second work for Adult Swim - pilot episode of Aaron Springer's Korgoth of Barbaria in co-production with Williams Street.
In 2001, after the death of William Hanna, the Hanna-Barbera name was dropped as a production entity and the H-B studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation. Cartoon Network Studios was then revived as a separate entity from Hanna-Barbera, growing out of the animation studio. Cartoon Network Studios has continued to thrive with productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Samurai Jack and newer productions such as Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time.
As of 2010's Regular Show, the Cartoon Network Studios logo has changed to fit the network's new logo. In 2010 it made first CGI movie - Firebreather.
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