Cartoon Network "City" Bumpers (2004–07)


Cartoon Network "City" bumpers
An overhead view of the city.
An overhead view of the city.
Status Partially lost

In June 2004, Cartoon Network debuted an updated version of its original logo (with the checkerboard motif retained and the "C" and "N" being the centerpiece) and a new slogan, "This is Cartoon Network!" The bumpers introduced as part of the rebrand, produced by Animal Logic, featured 2D cartoon characters from its shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from said shows.

During April 2006, there was a revamp of the CN City look using flat, dark, psychedelic colors, and a male announcer replacing the previous one (Nikki). This was presumably done to go along with Cartoon Network's "YES!" campaign they were running at the time, featuring characters from their shows acting out behind a red background. These updated City bumpers continued until June 2007.

While many of these bumpers are available on the Internet, several of them have yet to be found. The 2004-06 bumpers are fairly common, whereas the 2006-07 ones are comparatively rare. It is unlikely that they will all ever be found, as there are hundreds of them floating around.

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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Bumpers in general are difficult to find. Often times they're created to be used in a specific time for a specific purpose, and after that time and purpose are expended, they become basically useless to studio heads.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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Cartoon Network made alot I mean ALOT of bumpers of the their city. This is going to be IMPOSSIBLE to find.
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Anonymous user #3

5 months ago
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LOL
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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I have some tapes with recordings of cartoon network shows from this time period. I guess it would be worth it to check them out....
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BR4ND0N

4 months ago
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I am Anonymous user #4. I will be reviewing the tapes that I have I will get back to you guys when I do.
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BR4ND0N

4 months ago
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I just read up a bit more and it looks like the bumpers from 06-07 are the most rare. It just happens that the tapes I have are indeed from 06-08.
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Anonymous user #7

1 months ago
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Can you post them on YouTube?
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BR4ND0N

4 months ago
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However the tapes with 2008 footage will not have any CN City footage because CN City was ended around mid 2007.
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Anonymous user #6

4 months ago
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yeah, i think in 2008, they used the new "noods" bumpers that would be a precursor to "check it"
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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Try watching videos of commercials from the time period, some videos are over an hour long.

I've seen some lost stuff in there before. I'll check it out, but there's no way I'm watching all of them from 2004-2007.
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Anonymous user #8

27 days ago
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There was one bumper called "Ed, Edd & Eddy - Ed Drinking Upside Down" but I don't know what year it is.
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Anonymous user #9

15 days ago
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I found most of these bumpers and other old cartoon network bumpers on youtube
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