Animation Network fans can all breathe a sigh of relief, the cherished channel from your youth isn’t going anywhere. On Friday, Oct. 14, #RIPCartoonNetwork began trending on Twitter after another round of layoffs were revealed at Warner Bros. Tv as the recently formed Warner Bros. Discovery continues to combine departments. The news, that included combination within the animation department, according to Range, left Animation Network audiences fearing for the house of classics like “Powerpuff Girls,” “Dexter’s Lab,” and “Experience Time.”
The rumblings about the channel’s possible death ended up being so loud that the network’s main Twitter account chimed in with a humorous reaction to the reports. “Y’all we’re not dead, we’re simply turning 30 😂,” the channel’s main account tweeted. “To our fans: We’re not going anywhere. We have actually been and will constantly be your house for cherished, ingenious animations ⬛️⬜️ More to come quickly!”
Animation Network continued to joke about the news in a subsequent tweet responding to finding it was “dead” through social networks. “When the web states you’re dead however you’re sitting here like 👁️👄👁️,” the tweet read. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the channel’s account even shared a video including “The Incredible World of Gumball” characters responding to the hashtag. The caption read, “POV: When you learn about your death through Twitter 🤔⁉️”
Sad millennials and Gen Z audiences fasted to commemorate the news that Animation Network is staying to provide more critical animated series for future generations to come. One fan tweeted, “I enjoy that they’re playing into the meme at this moment 🤣👍 pleased belated 30th CN! Here’s to 30 more ahead!” Another included, “We where concerned about you 😭.”
POV: When you learn about your death through Twitter 🤔⁉️#oop #cartoonnetwork #Cartoonnetworkstudios #stillalive #30andthriving #gumball #theamazingworldofgumball #SaturdayVibes #SaturdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/GW61wca5Er
— Animation Network (@cartoonnetwork) October 15, 2022
While the restructuring at Warner Bros. Discovery is really genuine, Animation Network is still going strong — which is excellent news for the channel’s classic fans.
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