Cartoon Network Block
|Network||Cartoon Network India|
|Launched||September 8, 2001|
|Launched||February 26, 2015|
|Shut Down||May 15, 2018|
Toonami, also known as Toonami India, was a 24-hour channel in India that launched on February 26, 2015. The channel was initially dedicated to bringing high-octane animated action to kids, superhero fans and their families across the country. However, in 2017, the channel was re-purposed as a classic animation channel, mostly airing shows from Cartoon Network's and Hanna-Barbera's library, while still airing a handful of action-anime series such as Dragon Ball Super. The channel was broadcast in English from its launch until the channel was shut down on May 15, 2018. However, on August 22, 2016, the channel began broadcasting in Hindi each day from 6-8 PM.
Toonami was also formerly a programming block that aired on Cartoon Network in India from 2001 to 2008. For most of its run, the Toonami India block aired three times a day with an early block, an afternoon block, and a late night block. Most of the block's programming consisted of Japanese anime, such as Dragon Ball Z and Cardcaptors, along with a few North American animated series, such as Batman Beyond and Max Steel.
Cartoon Network BlockEditThe block premiered as a 1-hour weekend block, that aired twice a day on Saturday and Sunday. In mid-2003, the 1-hour block began airing twice a day on weekdays, at 8 AM and 5 PM. By late 2003, a late night Toonami block had also been added to the weekday Toonami schedule, airing from 10-11 PM. In November 2004, Toonami's late night block began airing at 8 PM.
On November 6, 2006, the block was rebranded "Toonami: Game On." To coincide with the rebrand, a seven city live tour was launched, giving kids an opportunity to personally experience shows featured in the action block. Cities visited during the tour included: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana. Viewers could also participate in the on-air contest which gave away prizes each week. Prizes included: Toonami watches, loads of Pokémon goodies, Cybergiants and one Xbox 360 gaming console.
Cartoon Network BlockEdit
- Batman Beyond
- Beyblade G Revolution
- Beyblade V Force
- ChouSeiShin GranSazers
- Duel Masters
- Dragon Ball Z
- Max Steel
- Pandavas - The Five Warriors
- Sinbad - Beyond the Veil of Mists
- Star Wars: Clone Wars
- Transformers: Armada
- Transformers: Beast Machines
- Transformers: Cybertron
- The 99
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
- Batman: The Animated Series
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Beast Saga
- Ben 10
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10: Omniverse
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Beware the Batman
- Deltora Quest
- Dexter's Laboratory
- Destroy Build Destroy
- Dude, What Would Happen
- Dragon Ball Z (Ocean Dub until Ginyu Saga, Funimation dub starting from Frieza Saga)
- Dragon Ball Z Kai
- Dragon Ball Super
- Exchange Student Zero
- The Flintstones
- Gaist Crusher
- Generator Rex
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series
- Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
- Inazuma Eleven GO
- Iron Man: Armored Adventures
- The Jetsons
- Johnny Bravo
- Justice League
- Justice League Unlimited
- Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
- Looney Tunes
- The Looney Tunes Show
- Max Steel
- Megas XLR
- Metal Fight Beyblade
- Mix Master Final Force
- The New Adventures of Captain Planet
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
- The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
- Samurai Jack
- The Scooby-Doo Show
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
- The Secret Saturdays
- Sonic Boom
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Super Hero Squad
- Superman: The Animated Series
- The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
- Sym-Bionic Titan
- Teen Titans
- The Tom and Jerry Show
- Tom and Jerry Tales
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise
- Wacky Races
- Wolverine and the X-Men
- Xiaolin Chronicles
- Yo-Kai Watch
- Yogi Bear
- Young Justice
- All Star Superman
- Batu Gaiden
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
- Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
- The Batman VS Dracula
- Batman: Year One
- Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
- Stan Lee's Chakra: The Invincible - Rise of Infinitus
- Stan Lee's Chakra: The Invincible - Revenge of Magnus Flux
- Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
- Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy
- Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
- Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming
- Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
- Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
- Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
- Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest
- Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
- Green Lantern: First Flight
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
- Justice League: Doom
- Superman: Doomsday
- Superman: Unbound
- Superman VS The Elites
- Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
- Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Cartoon Network launches programming franchise Toonami on 8 September ". indiantelevision.com. August 28, 2001. http://web.archive.org/web/20021031225220/http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k1/aug/aug56.htm. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Flight of Fancy ". thehindu.com. August 30, 2001. http://www.thehindu.com/2001/08/30/stories/09300461.htm. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Toonami India Launched Today (26/02/2015) ". regularcapital.com. February 26, 2015. http://www.regularcapital.com/2015/02/toonami-india-launched-today/. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Toonami India To Close On 15th May ". RegularCapital.com. April 18, 2018. https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/04/toonami-india-close-15th-may/. Retrieved on May 21, 2018.
- ↑ "This time around, Toonami is going dest. ". facebook.com. August 2, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/toonamiindiaofficial/posts/494858187371571. Retrieved on August 17, 2016.
- ↑ "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. August 7, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20030807231733/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/tv/schedule.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. August 7, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20031216215416/http://cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/tv/schedule.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Toonami ". cartoonnetwork.com. November 22, 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20041122025058/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/toonami/index.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 "Cartoon Network to host 'Toonami: Game On, Video Gaming Championship'; re-freshed Toonami block starts 6 November ". indiantelevision.com. November 2, 2006. http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/broadcasting/tv-channels/kids/cartoon-network-to-host-toonami-game-on-video-gaming. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. May 12, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060512171758/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/tv/schedule.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. November 23, 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/20051123225947/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/tv/schedule.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. December 15, 2002. http://web.archive.org/web/20021215101927/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/tv/schedule.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Star Wars Clone Wars ". cartoonnetwork.com. December 11, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20031211193844/http://www.cartoonnetworkindia.com/asp/clonewars/default.asp. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- ↑ "Cartoon Network gears up for summer with three new shows ". indiantelevision.com. April 15, 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20150227143754/http://www.indiantelevision.com/node/14249. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.