Sunday, 27 September 2015

Tom & Jerry Kids return to Cartoonito

After the surprise addition of Tiny Toons returning earlier in September, it appears another classic returns to the UK again but on Turner's Preschool channel.

Tom & Jerry Kids, the 90s series starring a younger version of the cat and mouse, returns to Cartoonito in October. The series has previously aired on Cartoonito when CN Too started adding preschool content in the mornings, along with Pororo the Little Penguin, Roobarb & Custard Too and Firehouse Tales. Having previously aired on CN and Boomerang as well, it lasted for a long time, then would come and go. Other times it has aired on early mornings as part of Tom & Jerry themed marathons.

The show is split into 3 segments, each running at 7mins, and originally consisted of two Tom & Jerry shorts sandwiched with another segment. As mentioned in the theme song, there's Spike & Tyke, and Droopy & Dripple, and introduced several other characters, like Wildmouse and Calaboose Cal. The show lasted for 4 seasons, but has continued airing in various countries on Boomerang and Cartoon Network. Droopy & Dripple were later given a spin-off known as Droopy Master Detective. Season 1 has been released on DVD as 2 discs, under the names "Baby Tom and Jerry" (which tied in with the WB UK's Big Faces range, and to follow from the Baby Looney Tunes DVD releases), while the entire show is available on DVD in Germany.

The show's return on Cartoonito will begin on Oct 4th, airing everyday at 16:00, with a additional slot on Weekends at 13:25.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Boomerang Cinema October 2015

Saturday 3rd
(09:00) Tom & Jerry: The Movie
(10:30) Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Where's My Mummy

Sunday 4th
(09:00) Scooby Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon
(10:30) Scooby Doo: Haunted Holidays
(16:00) Scooby Doo: Spooky Games
(17:00) Chill Out: Scooby Doo

Wednesday 7th
(17:30) Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow
(18:00) Scooby Doo and the Samurai

Saturday 10th
(09:00) Scooby Doo: Abracadabra Doo
(10:30) Tom & Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes
(17:00) Tom & Jerry: Shiver me Whiskers

Sunday 11th
(09:00) Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders
(10:30) Scooby Doo: Mecha Mutt Menace
(16:00) Scooby Doo: Ghastly Goals
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Stage Fright

Wednesday 14th
(18:00) Scooby Doo: Music of the Vampire

Saturday 17th
(09:00) Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse
(10:10) Top Cat: The Movie
(17:00) Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins

Sunday 18th
(09:00) Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
(10:35) Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow
(16:00) Scooby Doo: Haunted Holidays
(17:00) Big Top Scooby Doo

Wednesday 21st
(18:00) Aloha Scooby Doo

Monday, 21 September 2015

Is this the end for Doraemon?

It's no surprise that Doraemon hasn't been given a warmer welcome on Boomerang, and to the United Kingdom as well. As mentioned in the earlier posts, the show will be gone completely, and is being replaced with The Tom & Jerry Show on weekends.

As those who weren't aware, the show premiered around the middle of August, airing only one slot a day (07:30). A new episode would air on Weekdays, followed by a repeat on Weekends. But this clearly isn't enough for a new show to broadcast. It could be that the show was at a bad time to broadcast when children/families wouldn't be awake at around 07:30/08:30 to tune in this show. And anyone who was keen to watch it probably couldn't due to poor timing, or the lack or any technology to record and catch up on the show (i.e Sky+, Tivo, etc).

Many other shows went through this problem in the past. Already brought up before was the half-season run of Tiny Toon Adventures, and the popular series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic being lost to POP!/Tiny Pop. Also leaving Boomerang is The Jungle Bunch: To The Rescue. This premiered last autumn, and later moved to late-nights in June. It has been mentioned (not official) that only Season 1 has been airing, and it's 2nd season may not be bought Turner after all. A similar fate may have been the cause for The Owl & Co, which started in May, running only on weekends, and lasted only until mid-July before disappearing completely from schedule, and no trace of any comeback.

However, I wanted to bring up Doraemon specifically because this is a Japanese anime show that's been made many years ago, being run in various countries before being in English, having just been dubbed specially for the UK, and has been performing poorly for almost two months now. And, unless I'm mistaken, the first and only Anime cartoon to air on Boomerang.

Now, it could be the off-chance that Turner is putting the show on hiatus, and may re-run the show later this year with new episodes, or continue discreetly on late-nights (The Raccoons aired like this back in 2007), but from I'm seeing by it's poor scheduling choice and the possibility of poor ratings, Doraemon may be dropped entirely from Turner, and later bought to another company that's interested (Much like the moving transition for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic).

October 2015 Weekdays

No major changes to the schedule, apart from late nights removing the Jungle Bunch.

George of the Jungle will air at 08:30, pushing Inspector Gadget to 08:45, while also replacing Mr Bean at 14:30, and Inspector Gadget at 19:00. New Episodes will start from October 5th.

UPDATE: Scooby Doo will alternate various shows each day at 08:00 and 17:00. Be Cool Scooby Doo, which will start on Sunday 4th, will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesdays will run the new show at 17:00, followed by a Scooby Special and Boomerang Cinema.

06:00 - Sonic Boom
06:30 - Looney Tunes
07:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
07:30 - The Tom & Jerry Show
08:00 -
Mon/Fri - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
Tues/Thurs - Be Cool Scooby Doo
Wed - What's New Scooby Doo
08:30 - George of the Jungle
08:45 - Inspector Gadget
09:00 - Sonic Boom
09:30 - Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk
10:00 - George of the Jungle
10:30 - The Looney Tunes Show
11:00 - Chowder
11:30 - Inspector Gadget
12:00 - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
12:30 - What's New Scooby Doo
13:00 - Tom & Jerry Tales
13:30 - Tom & Jerry
14:00 - The Garfield Show
14:30 - George of the Jungle
15:00 - Sonic Boom
15:30 - Tom & Jerry
16:00 - Inspector Gadget
16:30 - George of the Jungle
17:00 - 
Mon/Thurs - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
Tues - What's New Scooby Doo
Wed/Fri - Be Cool Scooby Doo
17:30 - The Tom & Jerry Show
18:00 - The Looney Tunes Show
18:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
19:00 - George of the Jungle

17:30 - Scooby Doo Special/Be Cool Scooby Doo
18:00 - Boomerang Cinema

19:30 - Sonic Boom
20:00 - What's New Scooby Doo
20:30 - Tom & Jerry
21:00 - The Garfield Show 
22:00 - LazyTown
22:30 - LazyTown
23:00 - The Garfield Show 
23:30 - The Garfield Show 
00:00 - LazyTown
01:00 - The Garfield Show 
02:00 - LazyTown
03:10 - The Garfield Show 
04:10 - LazyTown
05:00 - The Garfield Show

Sunday, 20 September 2015

October 2015 Weekends

Doraemon will be gone from the weekend schedule completely this month.
Jungle Bunch to the Rescue will be gone, meaning Late-nights will be nothing but 4 hours of LazyTown and 5 hours of The Garfield Show. Garfield takes his 21:00 slot back, giving him an hour.

Saturday:Mornings will be replaced with double bills of Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo at 07:00. 
George of the Jungle will replace Inspector Gadget at 19:00, with New episodes.

06:00 - Sonic Boom
06:30 - Looney Tunes
07:00 - Tom & Jerry
07:30 - The Tom & Jerry Show
08:00 - What's New Scooby Doo
08:30 - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
09:00 - Boomerang Cinema
10:30 - Boomerang Cinema
12:00 - Tom & Jerry
12:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
13:00 - Inspector Gadget
13:30 - Sonic Boom
14:00 - George of the Jungle
14:30 - Looney Tunes
15:00 - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
15:30 - What's New Scooby Doo
16:00 - Tom & Jerry
17:00 - Boomerang Cinema
18:30 - Tom & Jerry 
19:00 - George of the Jungle
19:30 - Sonic Boom
20:00 - What's New Scooby Doo
20:30 - Tom & Jerry
21:00 - The Garfield Show 
22:00 - LazyTown
22:30 - LazyTown
23:00 - The Garfield Show 
23:30 - The Garfield Show 
00:00 - LazyTown
01:00 - The Garfield Show 
02:00 - LazyTown
03:10 - The Garfield Show 
04:10 - LazyTown
05:00 - The Garfield Show

Sonic Boom will be gone on Sundays, replaced with an hour of Looney Tunes. Mr Bean will replace Tom & Jerry at 07:00.

Also gone on Sundays are George of the Jungle and Inspector Gadget.

The new show Be Cool Scooby Doo will launch on October 4th, as part of "October Dooby Doo".
Sundays will now consist of Back-to-Back Scooby Doo episodes from 8:00 til 21:00, with movies at 09:00 and 17:00.

06:00 - Looney Tunes
06:30 - Bugs & Daffy
07:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
07:30 - The Tom & Jerry Show

(Scooby Sundays schedule may alter on a weekly basis. Specials and movies will be listed on the Boomerang Cinema post)

08:00 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
08:30 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
09:00 - Boomerang Cinema
10:30 - Scooby Doo Special
11:00 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
11:30 - What's New Scooby Doo
12:00 - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
12:30 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
13:00 - The Scooby Doo Show
13:30 - Scooby Doo: Where Are You
14:00 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
14:30 - What's New Scooby Doo
15:00 - Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
15:30 - The Scooby Doo Show
16:00 - Scooby Doo Special
16:30 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
17:00 - Boomerang Cinema
18:30 - What's New Scooby Doo
19:00 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
19:30 - Be Cool Scooby Doo
20:00 - What's New Scooby Doo
20:30 - Scooby Doo Where Are You

Thursday, 10 September 2015

September Weekdays Update

Make Shake and Jake will air another episode on the 23rd September, instead of Mr Bean at 21:00.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Tiny Toon Adventures return to the UK

This was a bit of a surprise to find during the summer, but the Tiny Toons are indeed returning to UK television this month.

Since Turner owned the show, CN was first to air it in the 90s (this may not be true, but they did run other shows like Taz-Mania and Animaniacs). The show then had a short run on Boomerang, airing only 10-13 episodes on it's premiere. Between that, only the special "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas" remained airing on Boomerang during the festive season, with no word as to why the show was pulled or to be returned. The show has surfaced on Boomerang in other countries, like France and more recently in Central and Eastern Europe.

Now, here's where things tend to cause a problem. Tiny Toons will return to the UK from Monday 13th September. But it will premiere on Cartoonito. Rumors about this occured when Turner Media Innovations placed an image of the show on the Cartoonito page. This is now official, as the date confirms it. The show debuts at 5pm, and will repeat later on at 7am, 9am and 1pm. Weekends see repeats of it, with Baby Looney Tunes mixed inbetween (some sort of event?). As Cartoonito is aimed for preschool, this could mean the show will be downgraded and may edit out a lot of references and mature humor. Much like how Boomerang has recently done with it's programming.

So, this may not good for nostalgia fans, having to tune in to a preschool station just for this show. Whether or not the show will return to Boomerang is unknown.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Boomerang Cinema September 2015

Saturday 5th
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster

Sunday 6th
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Music of the Vampire

Saturday 12th
(09:00) Aloha Scooby Doo
(10:30) Scooby Doo: Abracadabra-Doo
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Pirates Ahoy

Sunday 13th
(10:00) Tom & Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes
(17:00) Tom & Jerry Blast Off to Mars

Saturday 19th
(09:00) Scooby Doo: Legend of the Phantosaur
(10:30) Tom & Jerry Blast Off to Mars
(17:00) Scooby Doo: Legend of the Vampire

Sunday 20th
(10:00) Tom & Jerry and the Wizard of Oz
(17:00) Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers

Saturday 26th
(09:00) Top Cat: The Movie
(10:30) Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
(17:00) Top Cat: The Movie

Sunday 27th
(10:00) Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and his Merry Mouse
(17:00) Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mr Bean Weekend Marathon - 5th and 6th September 2015

To tie in with the Anniversary and new episodes, a mix of the animated series and live-action series will run from 09:00 to 17:00.

Mornings: 06:00 - Looney Tunes
06:30 - Bugs & Daffy
07:00 - Scooby Doo Where Are You
07:30 - Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated
08:00 - The Tom & Jerry Show
08:30 - Tom & Jerry

Saturday: 09:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
09:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
10:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
10:30 - Mr Bean
11:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
11:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
12:00 - Mr Bean
12:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
13:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
13:30 - Mr Bean
14:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
14:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
15:00 - Mr Bean
15:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
16:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
16:30 - Mr Bean

09:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
09:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
10:00 - Mr Bean
10:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
11:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
11:30 - Mr Bean
12:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
12:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
13:00 - Mr Bean
13:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
14:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
14:30 - Mr Bean
15:00 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
15:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series
16:00 - Mr Bean
16:30 - Mr Bean: The Animated Series

17:00 - Boomerang Cinema
18:30 - Tom & Jerry 
19:00 - The Tom & Jerry Show
19:30 - Scooby Doo Where Are You
20:00 - Scooby Doo Mystery Incoporated
20:30 - Looney Tunes

Autumn Highlights on Boomerang UK

Already announced for September, New episodes of Mr Bean, Inspector Gadget and The Tom & Jerry Show will kick start the Autumn lineup for Boomerang.

Making it's UK Premiere later this year are two new shows:

Wabbit - Bugs Bunny returns in his own new show, capturing the spirit of his original cartoons, as he faces familiar foes like Wile E Coyote and Yosemite Sam, and joins new friends like Squirrel.

Be Cool Scooby Doo - Scooby and the gang are back, solving more mysteries and getting into all sorts of crazy capers.

These new shows have already been announced to debut in other countries, but yet to be confirmed for the UK.

Also in the highlights for the remainder of Autumn are Sonic Boom and George of the Jungle.

Doraemon and The Owl & Co do not appear to be mentioned at all on here. Also, looking back from the 2015 reel, Over the Garden Wall isn't on here, which was already aired a few times on Cartoon Network.