(CN) is one of the biggest broadcasting networks with over 13 channels worldwide. Turner Broadcasting officially launched Cartoon Network
in 1992 and used it as an outlet for their classic animations. Since then CN has grown to be one of the most watched TV channels in the United States drawing millions of viewers weekly.
Most of the cartoons shown on Cartoon Network
during prime time are geared toward children ages 11-15, but others are hard to distinguish and usually feature a large amount of violence. Most of the violence is comical and in good taste. Since there is no blood in most cartoon worlds you do not have to worry about your kids getting traumatized. Although I must mention that not all the cartoons promote what most of us today would call "good morals". The characters constantly get away with things like lying, cheating, bullying, blackmail, and a hoard of other objectionable behavior. So please be careful when leaving young children before this channel unsupervised.
Just because it says "cartoon
" doesn't mean it is all for kids. Cartoon Network has a late night section called Adult Swim; this program contains cartoons geared towards persons 18 and older. Most of the cartoons shown on Adult Swim center around sexual or graphically violent themes and are rated TV-MA so please make sure to put the kids to bed before turning the TV on. Adult Swim also exists as a separate network so you might want to check that out.
There is almost nothing to be gained from this channel other than a few laughs, but if you really think about it; that is what cartoons
are there for in the first place. All-in-all I give Cartoon Network an 8/10 for their programs in general. They have done what most other networks could only dream of doing.
Here are some nice tv channels for kids; ABC Kids
, Boomerang Plus
, Tom and Jerry Cartoons
, Disney Web TV
, Looney Tunes Cartoons
and Road Runner Cartoons TV