What a Cartoon! show (Missing original 1995-1997 versions)

What a Cartoon! Cartoons
A title card for What a Cartoon!
A title card for What a Cartoon!
Status Partially Lost

The What A Cartoon! Show was an animation showcase series created by Fred Seibert which aired on Cartoon Network. The series aired its first short, "The Powerpuff Girls in Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" on February 20, 1995 as a "World Premiere Toon". During the original run of the shorts, the series was re-titled from "World Premiere Toons" to "The What A Cartoon! Show" and later to "The Cartoon Cartoon Show", this time with no What A Cartoon! intro and a new theme. These versions of the shorts were broadcast for a period in the early 2000's as a part of the Cartoon Cartoon Show block and on Boomerang for a while in the summer of 2007. They are currently the most prevalent versions of the shorts online today. The project ultimately brought six original winning series to the network, including The Powerpuff Girls, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Despite massive popularity at the time and bringing the struggling network out of its minor financial depravities, it never had any video releases of any kind (besides a few shorts being featured as "bonus toons" on select Cartoon Network VHS tapes). As a result, several of the short's variants can't be found physically or online.

The missing versions of the shorts are the original "What A Cartoon!" variants, which have an extended intro where a character from the episode says the title (What A Cartoon), followed by rock music (the rock music also played during the credits).

Of the missing variants, the following have been found either partially or in full:

The ones below are still completely missing as of 2016:

  • Wind Up Wolf
  • Awfully Lucky
  • Johnny Bravo in "The Amazon Women"
  • Snoot's New Squat
  • Pfish and Chip in "Blammo the Clown"
  • Sledgehammer O' Possum in "What's Goin' On Back There"

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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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you need to update the list

- Sledgehammer O' Possum in What's Goin' On Back There

the WAC intro to this short DOES NOT EXIST anywhere as of june 30 2016.

the original end credits to this short are also ONLY available with the replaced music score

Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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Somewhere online, the original version of "What's Goin On Back There" DOES exist. It was uploaded to YouTube a few months ago by "What A Cartoon!" before being taken down. In the lower right corner of the short, there was this "censored-like" distorted square because the original person who uploaded the short online wanted to remove a logo on the short.

Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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update on July 1 2016:

the original end credits music for "Hard Luck Duck" is also completely missing

Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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Umm...the missing Johnny Bravo is on the complete first season release of the show, if I'm not mistaken.

Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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you clearly don't understand how this works.... for Johnny Bravo it's not the cartoon itself that is missing.... what is missing is an original complete copy with the WAC intro and end credits.

to the person who says that "What's Going On Back There" DOES exist.... yeah.... of course it does.... ALL the other shorts do as well... but they are in the vaults of the creators..... i don't care if it WAS uploaded and taken down, the fact remains it can't currently be found online ANYWHERE..... hence why it's missing completely.

also as of this post, the original end credits to "Hard Luck Duck" have been posted online, making this short complete

Anonymous user #5

2 months ago
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update on January 11th 2017

"Dexter's Laboratory - The Big Sister" has been found in high quality

if you need proof, i can post a download link if needed.
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