Droopy's Guide to the Cartoon Network (found launch preview of TV channel special; 1992)

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Title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 09 May 2021

Found by: Vics Archives Palace 2004

Droopy's Guide to the Cartoon Network is a 1992 special event which inaugurated the launch of the then-new Cartoon Network, making its debut in the United States on October 1, 1992. It was also simulcast on the other two main Turner networks at the time, TBS and TNT.

Summary[edit | edit source]

As the title suggests, the special was hosted by the MGM cartoon character, Droopy, who provides everything about the shows that air and what to expect on "the world's first 24-hour Cartoon Network." During the special, the Bugs Bunny cartoon Rhapsody Rabbit was shown, which marked it the first cartoon to ever air on the network. Following that were King Size Canary, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, and Wild and Wolfy.[1] A post on the network's official Facebook page had mistakenly cited The Great Piggy Bank Robbery as being the first of the four cartoons that aired during the special.[2]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Footage of the network's launch had remained lost for a long period of time until July 24, 2018, when YouTube user Gustavo Aguilera uploaded the first three minutes of the launch, which cuts right off at the title card for Rhapsody Rabbit. On May 9, 2021, YouTube user Vics Archives Palace 2004 uploaded some Cartoon Network commercials from a rerun shortly after launch in October 1992, of which contains the interstitials from the special. In addition, the entire special was uploaded to Google Drive, making this found.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The first five minutes of Cartoon Network's broadcast, with the opening of the special.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Anthology Series[edit | edit source]

Bumpers and Interstitials[edit | edit source]

Pilots[edit | edit source]

Live-Action[edit | edit source]

Other Cartoon Network Series[edit | edit source]

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