'What a Cartoon!' (later known as The What a Cartoon! Show and The Cartoon Cartoon Show) is an American animated anthology series created by Fred Seibert for Cartoon Network. The shorts were produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions; by the end of the run, a Cartoon Network Studios production tag was added to some shorts to signal they were original to the network. The project consisted of 48 short cartoons, intended to return creative power to animators and artists, by recreating the atmospheres that spawned the iconic cartoon characters of the mid-20th century. Each of the shorts mirrored the structure of a theatrical cartoon, with each film being based on an original storyboard drawn and written by its artist or creator.

The series first aired on February 20, 1995, and the shorts were promoted 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 until the final shorts aired on August 23, 2002. The project served as the launching point for multiple Cartoon Network animated television series, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Mike, Lu & Og, Sheep in the Big City, Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, Codename: Kids Next Door, Grim & Evil, and Megas XLR, as well as Fox’s Family Guy.

The series is influential for birthing a slew of original Cartoon Network hits and helping to revive television animation in the 1990s. Once it had several original shorts, those became the first Cartoon Cartoons (a collective term for retro Cartoon Network original series). From 2005 to 2008, The Cartoon Cartoon Show was revived as a block for reruns of older Cartoon Cartoons that had been phased out by the network.

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Episode List

Premiere Date Ep No. Name
1 The Powerpuff Girls: Meat Fuzzy Lumkins
2 Dexter's Laboratory: Changes
3 Yuckie Duck: Short Orders
4 Dino: Stay Out!
5 Johnny Bravo
6 Sledgehammer O'Possum: Out and About
7 George and Junior: Look Out Below
8 Hard Luck Duck
9 Shake & Flick: Raw Deal in Rome
10 The Adventures of Captain Buzz Cheeply: A Clean Getaway
11 O. Ratz with Dave D. Fly: Rat in a Hot Tin Can
12 Pfish and Chip: Short Pfuse
13 The Fat Cats: Drip Dry Drips
14 George and Junior: George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular
15 Yoink! of the Yukon
16 Yuckie Duck: I'm on My Way
17 Mina and the Count: Interlude with a Vampire
18 Cow and Chicken: No Smoking
19 Boid 'n' Woim
20 Jof: Help?
21 Podunk Possum: One Step Beyond
22 The Powerpuff Girls: Crime 101
23 Wind-Up Wolf
24 Hillbilly Blue
25 Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Chicken from Outer Space
26 Pizza Boy: No Tip
27 Gramps
28 Dexter's Laboratory: The Big Sister
29 Bloo's Gang: Bow-Wow Buccaneers
30 Jungle Boy: Mr. Monkeyman
31 Godfrey & Zeek: Lost Control
32 Tumbleweed Tex: School Daze
33 Buy One, Get One Free
34 The Kitchen Casanova
35 The Ignoramooses
36 Johnny Bravo: Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women
37 Pfish and Chip: Blammo the Clown
38 Awfully Lucky
39 Strange Things
40 Snoot's New Squat
41 Larry and Steve
42 Sledgehammer O'Possum: What's Goin' on Back There!?`
43 The Zoonatiks: Home Sweet Home
44 Swamp and Tad: Mission Imfrogable
45 Dino: The Great Egg-Scape
46 Malcolm and Melvin
47 Tales of Worm Paranoia
48 Malcolm and Melvin: Babe! He... Calls Me
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