Cartoon Network Is Not DEAD, Says The Company

Amidst recent reports that Cartoon Network is dead, The cable network steps in and said "We're not dead, we're just turning 30."

Cartoon Network says “We’re not dead, we’re just turning 30.”

The news on Tuesday that Warner Bros. Discovery was laying off 26% of its personnel, 82 staffers from their scripted, unscripted, and animation departments broke the internet, and left fans devastated that their favorite channel had ended. The cable network, however, debunked this on Friday by taking to Twitter to dispel fears it was closing.

Cartoon Network Studios shared a post on its official Twitter account on October 15.

“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!

As an additional jibe at rumors of the studio’s shutdown, they wrote,

“When the internet says you’re dead but you’re sitting here like..”

Variety reported that the layoffs are part of the $3 billion cost-cutting effort after Warner Bros. and Discovery merged in April. A number of networks, including HBO and HBO Max, have already experienced the effects of the reductions, slashing jobs and quietly removing programming in August.

Channing Dungey, chairman of Warner Bros TV Group, wrote in a memo to staffers that the company is “implementing a new streamlined structure” for animation, but did not announce any cancellations of programs.

Despite this, the misconception that the cartoon network had died had already spread across the internet like fire. The network shared another tweet on Saturday poking fun at these misconceptions with the caption “POV: When you learn about your death via Twitter.”



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