Cartoon Network is Shutting Down after 30 Years, and Here’s what the 90s Kids have to Say about the News

On October 11, 2022, Warner Bros announced that it bid farewell to 82 of its employees and decided not to fill its 43 vacant positions.

According to Variety, “Warner Bros. Television Group handed out pink slips to 82 staffers on Tuesday, representing 19% of the studio’s workforce, across its scripted, unscripted, and animation divisions. Additionally, it has opted not to fill 43 additional vacant positions — making for a total elimination of 125 jobs (or 26% of an approximately 481 headcount).”

“The company has closed Stage 13, a shingle focused on diverse short-form programming (leading to the exit of Stage 13 head Diana Mogollón), and will end the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, which had existed for decades as a training ground for new creative talent in both writing and directing.”

Due to the elimination of 125 jobs, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios will be merged from now onwards, which means that CNS will not be in full control of the new alignment in the process.

After the news went viral, a hashtag, ‘#RipCartoonNewtork,’ started trending on Twitter, and hundreds of people were quick to react to the unexpectedly shocking information.

rip cartoon network thank you for everything,,” a person wrote on Twitter.

“not me waking up to the news that cartoon network is shutting down!!!! RIP Cartoon Network,” said another.

“I have no words to describe or disguise the depth of sorrow that dwells within the pits of my ever-slower beating heart at the passing of this most harrowing news. RIP Cartoon Network,” someone commented.

“Cartoon Network is getting shut down, it no longer exist, all those child hood memories gone that shi crazy, rip,” another wrote.

“The only Cartoon Network I’ll ever remember and celebrate is the one of the late 90s and 2000s. Miss that era still. However it sucks that people of this time are losing it. RIP Cartoon Network,” said someone else.

While the majority grieved the loss of their favorite childhood TV Network, some maintained that the news is not exactly correct, as the network will not be shut down rather it will not be operating on its own like it used to and now Warner Bros will be taking over and make some new changes.

“Stop saying RIP Cartoon Network Studios. It’s just a fusion with Warner Bros. Studios. With this logic, we can say RIP HBO Max.”

“RIP Cartoon Network” um actually Cartoon Network isn’t going to shut down, it’s just merging with another company, so by technical standards it is not “dead.”

Someone also said that instead of spreading misinformation, everyone should wait for the official statement from the Network owners.

“Until there is an official confirmation from Cartoon Network themselves, all these RIP CN posts are just literally for clout and attention. And before anyone says I am ‘coping’, I am just setting out the facts of the matter rather than my feelings.”

Will Cartoon Network shut down?

Still, the question remains, will Cartoon Network really shut down? You don’t need to worry about the news circulating about Cartoon Network, because we have an update from them. Cartoon Network’s official Twitter account just tweeted that the rumors about it being shut down were false.

“Y’all we’re not dead, we’re just turning 30 😂 To our fans: We’re not going anywhere. We have been and will always be your home for beloved, innovative cartoons ⬛️⬜️ More to come soon!”

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Sources: VarietyTwitter

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