A Quarter Century of Awesomeness

5 Sep 2017 - By TW Staff

Time flies when you’re watching Cartoon Network’s awesome animation. What began in 1992 as a channel devoted to cartoon classics like Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones is now a hotbed for innovative, original programming like Samurai Jack, Adventure Time and more.

To commemorate the network’s silver anniversary, The Paley Center for Media is hosting Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity this fall in New York City and Los Angeles. The interactive exhibit celebrates the first 24-hour network devoted to animation with stop motion sets from Adventure Time, sculptures from the Powerpuff Girls and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!, plus an in-depth look at how Steven Universe goes from sketch to screen.

Weekend visitors can catch the Cartoon Network Sampler featuring episodes of Ben 10Steven UniverseAdventure TimeOK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!, and The Powerpuff Girls. A special one-hour screening is devoted to Steven Universe, including episodes, behind-the-scenes clips, music videos, and more.   

Mark your calendars now— Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity opens at New York City’s Paley Center for Media September 16. Opening day features storyboarding, arts and crafts and more free drop-in animation activities for kids of all ages. The exhibit travels to the Paley Center Los Angeles October 14 through November 19.  Learn more here