A post is being shared on social media with a claim that says, ‘Cartoon Network TV Channel is being shut down after 30 years and will be merged with Warner Bros. to create digital content.’ Let’s verify this post through this article.
Claim: Cartoon Network TV channel is being shut down after 30 years and will be merged with Warner Bros.
Fact: Reportedly, Cartoon Network studios will be merging with its sister studio Warner Bros. Animation but is not getting shut down after the merger. Responding to the news about shutting down, Cartoon Network through a tweet clarified that they are not going anywhere, and will share more details soon. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
Factly found various news reports on the internet about the merger between Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network studios. Collider reported that ‘The announcement was made on Tuesday, which was announced via a company-wide memo from chairman Channing Dungey and revealed to staff that Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) will be merged in order to consolidate their animation division, with Warner Bros. citing this move as a “strategic realignment” of the company.’ ‘While the two animation studios will become one, they will retain their labels.’ Collider wrote in its report. A few other news reports on this merger can be read here and here.
In response to this, Cartoon Network has clarified through its official Twitter handle, stating, ‘‘Y’all, we’re not dead, we’re just turning 30 😂 To our fans: We’re not going anywhere. We have been and will always be your home for beloved, innovative cartoons. More to come soon! ’
Before this, they even posted a sarcastic tweet about discovering its own death via. Twitter.
With all this evidence, it is pretty clear that the internet has misread the merger of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation as the closure of Cartoon Network.
To sum up, Cartoon Network is not getting shut down after merging with Warner Bros. Animation.