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'''''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 Lumkins'' on February 20, 1995, and the rest of the 47 shorts were originally broadcast as World Premiere Toons. During the original run of the shorts, the series was retitled to The What a Cartoon! Show and later to The Cartoon Cartoon Show with no What a Cartoon! intro, and a new theme. This version of the shorts broadcast for a period in the early 2000's and on Boomerang for a while in 2007. The project ultimately brought 6 original winning series to the network, including ''The Powerpuff Girls'', ''Cow and Chicken'', ''Dexters Laboratory'', and ''Courage the Cowardly Dog''.  
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|imagecaption=A title card for ''What a Cartoon!''
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|status=<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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|datefound=01 May 2019
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|foundby=Mr. Greenbeanz
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'''''The What A Cartoon! Show''''' was an animation showcase series created by Fred Seibert which aired on Cartoon Network.  
  
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The series aired its first short, "The Powerpuff Girls in Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" on February 20th, 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 2000s 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's). As a result, only 29 of 48 original ''The What a Cartoon! Show'' broadcasts of the shorts have surfaced online through YouTube and other video websites.
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Despite massive popularity at the time and bringing the struggling network<ref>[http://archives.frederatorblogs.com/frederator_studios/2007/09/01/blog-history-of-frederator%e2%80%99s-original-carto-2/ Part 17 of Fred Seibert's series of blog posts, mentioning ''What A Cartoon!''.] Retrieved 14 May '19</ref> 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.
  
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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).
  
The 19 missing original versions of the shorts:
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On May 1st, 2019, an Internet Archive user named Mr. Greenbeanz uploaded all of the ''What A Cartoon!'' versions of the shorts as a playlist.
  
Dexters Laboratory
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==Formerly Missing Variants==
Dino in "Stay Out!"
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{|class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
Johnny Bravo
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Hard Luck Duck
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Name
George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
Yoink! of the Yukon
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Podunk Possum in "One Step Beyond"
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|Dexter's Laboratory "The Big Sister"
Wind Up Wolf
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
Dino in "The Great Egg-Scape"
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Awfully Lucky
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|Boid N' Woim
Jungleboy in "Mr. Monkeyman"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
Johnny Bravo in "The Amazon Women"
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Strange Things
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|Buy One, Get One Free
Snoots new Squat
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
Sledgehammer o' Possum "Whats going on back there?"
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The Zoonatics "Home Sweet Home"
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|Podunk Possum in "One Step Beyond"
Pfish and Chip in "Blammo the Clown"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
Dexter in "The Big Sister"
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The Ignoramooses
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|Johnny Bravo
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|The Zoonatiks in "Home Sweet Home"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Pfish and Chip
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Hard Luck Duck
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Sledgehammer O' Possum in "Out and About"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Wind Up Wolf
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Awfully Lucky
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Johnny Bravo in "The Amazon Women"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Snoot's New Squat
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Sledgehammer O' Possum in "What's Goin' On Back There"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|Pfish and Chip in "Blammo the Clown"
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|[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|}
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==External Link==
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*[https://archive.org/details/yt-WhatACartoon Archive.org "mirror" of most of the found videos.]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WhatACartoonSeason1 Archive.org upload of all of The ''What a Cartoon!'' shorts.] Retrieved 01 May '19
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==Reference==
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[[Category:Historic|What A Cartoon! Show]]

Latest revision as of 15:59, 16 May 2020

Whatacartoon.png

A title card for What a Cartoon!

Status: Found

Date found: 01 May 2019

Found by: Mr. Greenbeanz

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 20th, 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 2000s 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[1] 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).

On May 1st, 2019, an Internet Archive user named Mr. Greenbeanz uploaded all of the What A Cartoon! versions of the shorts as a playlist.

Formerly Missing Variants

Episode Name Status
Dexter's Laboratory "The Big Sister" Found
Boid N' Woim Found
Buy One, Get One Free Found
Podunk Possum in "One Step Beyond" Found
Johnny Bravo Found
The Zoonatiks in "Home Sweet Home" Found
Pfish and Chip Found
Hard Luck Duck Found
Sledgehammer O' Possum in "Out and About" Found
Wind Up Wolf Found
Awfully Lucky Found
Johnny Bravo in "The Amazon Women" Found
Snoot's New Squat Found
Sledgehammer O' Possum in "What's Goin' On Back There" Found
Pfish and Chip in "Blammo the Clown" Found

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