What A Cartoon! (found Cartoon Network animated anthology series; 1995-1997)
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.
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.
The 19 missing original versions of the shorts:
- Dexters Laboratory
- Dino in "Stay Out!"
- Johnny Bravo
- Hard Luck Duck
- George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular
- Yoink! of the Yukon
- Podunk Possum in "One Step Beyond"
- Wind Up Wolf
- Dino in "The Great Egg-Scape"
- Awfully Lucky
- Jungleboy in "Mr. Monkeyman"
- Johnny Bravo in "The Amazon Women"
- Strange Things
- Snoots new Squat
- Sledgehammer o' Possum "Whats going on back there?"
- The Zoonatics "Home Sweet Home"
- Pfish and Chip in "Blammo the Clown"
- Dexter in "The Big Sister"
- The Ignoramooses