Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last post of 2014

This is the very last blog post of 2014 - we've only got a few minutes left before the start of the new year: 2014.
Once again, have a Happy New Year, which could be good or bad, depending on your perspectives, and we'll see you ni a few minutes with the first post of 2015.

One step ahead of the rebrand in the UK now displays the soon-to-be adopted Boomerang logo. In a little over a month they will rebrand.
They still have the previous CN logo, though.

BOOMERANG SEA - Schedule for January 1st, 2015

05:00 - The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
05:30 - The Powerpuff Girls
06:00 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
06:30 - The Garfield Show
07:00 - Shaun the Sheep (The Nova of the ocean of the cleverness)
07:30 - The Tom and Jerry Show
08:00 - Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated
08:30 - Baby Looney Tunes
09:00 - Krypto the Superdog
09:30 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
10:00 - Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures (carried on from Cartoonito SEA)
10:30 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot (also carried on from Cartoonito SEA)
11:00 - Shaun the Sheep
11:30 - Pink Panther and Pals
12:00 - The Garfield Show
12:30 - Tom and Jerry
13:00 - What's New, Scooby-Doo?
13:30 - Krypto the Superdog
13:45 - Shaun the Sheep
14:00 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot
14:30 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
15:00 - Baby Looney Tunes
15:30 - The Garfield Show
16:00 - Pink Panther and Pals
16:30 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
17:00 - The Tom and Jerry Show
17:30 - Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated
18:00 - Jimmy Two-Shoes
18:30 - Pink Panther and Pals
19:00 - The Garfield Show
19:30 - The Tom and Jerry Show
20:00 - What's New, Scooby-Doo?
20:30 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
21:00 - Krypto the Superdog
21:30 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
22:00 - My Gym Partner's a Monkey
22:30 - Tom and Jerry
23:00 - Camp Lazlo
23:30 - The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
00:00 - The Powerpuff Girls
01:00 - Ben 10
02:00 - My Gym Partner's a Monkey
03:00 - Camp Lazlo
04:00 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Cartoonito SEA's last schedule

05:00 - LazyTown
05:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
05:45 - ABC Monsters
06:07 - Make Way for Noddy
06:30 - Postman Pat
07:15 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
07:37 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
08:00 - Postman Pat
08:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
08:45 - Lazytown
09:07 - Ctrawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
09:30 - Make Way for NOddy
10:15 - ABC Monsters
10:37 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
11:00 - LazyTown
11:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to care-a-Lot
11:45 - ABC Monsters
12:07 - Make Way for Noddy
12:30 - Postman Pat
13:13 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
13:37 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
14:00 - Postman Pat
14:23 - Care Bears: Welcome in Care-a-Lot
14:45 - LazyTown
15:07 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
15:30 - Make Way for Noddy
16:15 - ABC Monsters
16:37 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
17:00 - LazyTown
17:23 - Care Bears: Welcome in Care-a-Lot
17:45 - ABC Monsters
18:07 - Make Way for Noddy
18:30 - Postman Pat
19:15 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
19:37 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
20:00 - Postman Pat
20:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
20:45 - LazyTown
21:07 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
21:30 - Make Way for Noddy
22:15 - ABC Monsters
22:37 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
23:00 - LazyTown
23:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
23:45 - ABC Monsters
00:07 - Make Way for Noddy
00:30 - Postman Pat
01:15 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
01:37 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
02:00 - Postman Pat
02:23 - Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
02:45 - LazyTown
03:07 - Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
03:30 - Make Way For Noddy
04:15 - ABC Monsters
04:37 - The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
Looks uninspiring? The schedule has the same shows over and over and over again.
Turner made a good decision, they finally shut down a channel with a very repetitive schedule.

About the death of Christine Cavanaugh...

Christine Cavanaugh dies at age 51
I don't want to be serious, but the thing that puzzles me is the fact that it took a long while to learn that she died, and when the cause is unknown it's hard to figure it out.

Russia's law to be adopted at midnight

We're just seven hours of the change in Russian cable laws - this could signal the end of ads on CN RSEE in Russia.
They could follow these rules instead.

Around the World - Episode 6

Features an ad for and an in memorian for Christine Cavanaugh.

Cartoonito SEA shuts down today

After over two years on air, today is the very last day of Cartoonito SEA existence.
At 05:00 HK/MAL/SING, the channel will give its way to Boomerang SEA.
The channel was unsuccessful and had a reduced carriage. The channel will try and expand in order to have the coverage area they used to have.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

Like anybody else, I faced the adversities of 2014.
My Christmas break ended with a splash of cold water with the death of Eusébio, the first mediatic death of the year, then Malaysia Airlines loses a plane, I got sick (and I got an extra week of Spring Break, thus giving me some more flexibility on April Fool's Day), then the ESC (or EFC because of Conchia Wurst and the fact that I had to repeatedly tell my mother that it was an alter-ego), then the launch of this new blog, the World Cup, the fact that, according to my mother, our national football team was pretty weak, me finally joining Facebook, then Malaysia Airlines lost another plane, the BES crisis, the Vocaroo issue, Sócrates behind bars, me getting a new camera and now #SaveCNHQ.
It seems that 2015 will start with deceptions: the new Orthographical Agreement and paid bags.
Other than that, it seems that despite this crisis composed of a chain of bad events and the new year starting with deprovals, Happy New Year to the rest of our society and to this blog.

The fog of Courage through DSTV

This is unrelated to The Fog of Courage (the "f" in fog is lower-cased), but it seems that DSTV's Mozambican page has this gem:

You can see Courage under the Trace Toca logo, when, in reality, the last time it aired was in 2012.
Maybe 2015 will bring The Fog of Courage to CN HQ (because CN PT can't dub it for the simple reason that it will take a while to dub the whold thing after all) and this image will make some sense at the very least.
Oh, and by the way, this is also a Vodacom ad, not Vodafone.

Monday, December 29, 2014

CN Winter Calendar

1 - AT Ice Kingdom Personality Quiz
2 - RS Winter bumper
3 - TAWOGB Downhill Dash
4 - B10: O Jigsaw Puzzle of Ben snowboarding from the 2013 look
5 - AT cards
6 - RS wallpaper
7 - AT Frosty Fight
8 - TAWOGB Personality Quiz
9 - TAWOGB Winter bumper
10 - AT O Princess, Where Art Thou?
11 - RS Jigsaw Puzzle of Mordecai and Rigby snowboarding from the 2014 look
12 - more AT cards
13 - AT wallpaper
14 - Beemo front and back from Holly Jolly Secrets
15 - AT Ice Kingdom Quiz
16 - another Winter bumper
17 - UG Up To Snow Good
18 - TAWOGB Jigsaw Puzzle from the 2014 look
19 - more AT cards
20 - TAWOGB wallpaper (Gumball and Darwin)
21 - Jake front and back
22 - RS Personality Quiz
23 - another Winter bumper
24 - RS scene
25 - AT Jigsaw puzzle
26 - B10: O wallpaper
27 - B10: O Ben 10 Halfpipe
28 - TAWOGB wallpaper (Richard)
29 - AT wallpaper (Princess Bubblegum and LSP)
30 - Last year's Winter bumper with an excerpt from what is probably the German dub
31 - B10: O Ben 10 Halfpipe

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tomorrow morning

I'll make a list of what was available on the CN EMEA December calendars.

BM HQ will NOT rebrand on January 14th

The new Inspector Gadget show, set to premiere on BM HQ on January 14th, will not mark BM HQ's second full-on rebrand.
The schedule will mostly remain the same, the show is just a single addition.

January schedule

Bad news. Very bad news. The Old School block will be sacrificed after a single year on air. That was the year we've lost on completely because of the switch, but only now we started making #SaveCNHQ. Despite of this new schedule, we will most likely see some CN shows move to the rebranded BM HQ, which will most likely happen on January 14th, when the new Inspector Gadget show premieres and also bring the channels back to Portugal after this lenghty hiatus.
04:00 - Ben 10: Omniverse
04:45 - The Amazing World of Gumball
05:35 - Johnny Test
05:45 - Clarence
06:00 - Adventure Time
08:05 - Total Drama: Pahkitew Island
08:30 - Regular Show
09:20 - Adventure Time
10:10 - The Amazing World of Gumball
11:00 - Johnny Test
11:50 - Teen Titans GO!
12:40 - Ben 10: Omniverse
13:30 - Steven Universe
13:55 - Uncle Grandpa
14:20 - The Amazing World of Gumball
14:45 - Regular Show
15:10 - Johnny Test
15:20 - Adventure Time
16:00 - The Amazing World of Gumball
16:25 - Regular Show
17:15 - Adventure Time
18:55 - Ben 10
2014 came and went quickly. A single year, impatiently waiting for the triumphant and miraculous return of CN HQ eventually ends with the channel itself wasting an opportunity for Portuguese people to rediscover shows like Cow and Chicken or The Powerpuff Girls to their viewers. On the weekday schedule, there's not a single Cartoon Cartoon in sight.
04:00 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
04:25 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold
05:15 - Teen Titans GO!
06:05 - Ben 10: Omniverse
07:00 - Incredible Crew
07:20 - Clarence
07:45 - The Amazing World of Gumball
08:10 - Uncle Grandpa
08:35 - Adventure Time
09:00 - Regular Show
09:25 - Johnny Test
09:50 - Grojband
10:40 - Total Drama: World Tour
11:05 - Adventure Time
11:30 - Teen Titans GO!
12:25 - Ben 10
13:10 - The Amazing World of Gumball
14:00 - Regular Show
14:50 - Clarence
15:15 - Incredible Crew
15:40 - Ben 10: Omniverse
16:30 - The Amazing World of Gumball
17:20 - Adventure Time
18:10 - Total Drama: Revenge of the Island
19:00 - Regular Show
The weekend schedule also shows some signs of "let's drop a lot of those classic shows from the last generation because our generation's shows are better than yours" but Ed, Edd n Eddy, at 04:00 in the bloody morning, is the only Cartoon Cartoon on the schedule.
Still, if you want to watch my favorite CC, don't wake up early and just record it.
19:45 - Johnny Test
20:30 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold
21:10 - Regular Show
21:50 - Teen Titans GO!
22:40 - Grojband
23:25 - Total Drama: World Tour
23:45 - Regular Show
00:30 - Johnny Test
01:15 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold
02:00 - Teen Titans GO!
02:45 - Grojband
03:05 - Total Drama: World Tour
03:30 - Adventure Time
Ah, the dreaded, never-before seen overnight schedule. If Portugal had CN HQ 24/7 a dozen of years ago then I could watch some classic shows that I could only watch a few years later. It's basically a repetitive salad of third-party shows with some originals mixed in for good measure.
Plus, for the first time in 15 years, the overnight schedule no longer starts on the hour. It now runs for 8 1/4 hours, probably an influence from other kids channels.
So in conclusion: 2015 begins with a huge splash of cold water on our faces. It seems that it repeats a pattern innaugurated in 2012: good schedule in 2012, bad schedule in 2013, good schedule in 2014, bad schedule in 2015. Let's hope that Turner will avert this situation and will improve the schedule in February.

Still waiting for #SaveCNHQ to get media coverage

As soon as they find out about our initiative we'll get more recognition.

And another thing

In the days leading to CN HQ's return: #CNHQWillRiseAgain.

I haven't finished contributing for the main parts yet

Plus I need to see if there is a viable place for making an ad for #SaveCNHQ.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The #SaveCNHQ website is now live

The website, located at, has just opened. I'll contribute with content to the site and e-mails I've sent to Turner.
Please check out as the site adds content.

#SaveCNHQ has been officially greenlit

I'm not alone! RegularTaxi is making a website for it (
This will be very similar to #SalvarDisneyCinemagic, except that we will try and see if CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ return.
Oh, and DCM ES will actually close.

Once again

The Toonzone forums are down because they're updating.
Some forums have notices which tell us that there are several forums that tell us that they will be under maintenance but Toonzone never prematurely announces us or knows when will it start and end.

#SaveCNHQ starts here

I just want to make a social media protest called #SaveCNHQ, in the vein of #SalvarDisneyCinemagic.
And for that I need more people. My previous attempts at making petitions didn't work and were unsuccessful.
More about that in the following days.

Friday, December 26, 2014

KidsHelpOut - ten years on

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami - a time where Portuguese television talked about it all the time - featuring footage from Indonesian channels, and recently I've seen footage from ITN Sri Lanka - which I didn't note at the time - turning paradise in hell in less than one minute.
An event that was larger in scale than the one in Japan three years ago - I quickly switched to NHK World that night.

Cartoon Network wanted to join it. The result was the creation of, which gave me my first contact with Give a Little Bit, the song that was playing on the ads for it. Here's one of the versions:
That was the only time CN HQ aired a campaign like that - no bullying or fitness movements from the States appeared.
Towards the end we could see Wonder Woman from Justice League Unlimited (which never aired on CN HQ and in turn never aired in English, but it did air on RTP 2 and now on Biggs), Starfire from Teen Titans (which only premiered in the end of 2006 on RTP 2 - and the new show premiered without even airing the fifth season of the original) and (most likely) Ami and Yumi's animated forms which only premiered in May in our coutnry.
CN HQ aired scenes from DC animated series that never aired - there was a CN HQ bumper based on a British one that had scenes from Mucha Lucha on it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Johnny Test marathon on CN USA tomorrow

It seems that the marathon will have several new episodes, someone can at least guess them by watching.

CARTOON NETWORK USA - Schedule for December 25th, 2014

06:00 - Teen Titans GO!
07:00 - Pokémon
07:30 - Johnny Test (?!)
17:30 - Uncle Grandpa
18:00 - Teen Titans GO!
18:30 - Clarence
18:45 - Steven Universe
19:00 - Adventure Time
19:30 - Regular Show

Tomorrow morning on CN HQ

Christmas specials! And also on BM HQ throught most of the day.
Not sure about TCM, though.

Muted CN

While looking at the JSON files for CN PH's schedule this Christmas Day, I noticed that the name of the CTCD episode Muted Muriel appeared as "Muriel Ted". Perhaps an allusion to the title card?
Most likely, as whoever wrote the episode titles to put on the descriptions probably did not understand the stylization.

Tooncast: All Toons, All The Time! (not)

(info from TZ user Mariana)
It's 14:29 at the time I started writing this post, 12:29 in southern and south-eastern Brazil. For the first time in six years - you've heard it from me: six years - Tooncast has broken their promise as seen on the channel's slogan.
The promise has been broken with the airing of a 1983 movie called A Christmas Story. For those who don't have any idea (like myself) of what I'm talking about, here's the plot:
The main character, Ralphie, wanted a rifle for Christmas. His desire is rejected by his mother, teacher and a mall Santa all of them with the same answer: "you'll shoot your eye out".
We skip to the end and see that he gets the rifle. This movie has no moral behind, but the rejections are the moral: guns are not a gift. They are dangerous.
The movie is a comedy but Tooncast's decision to air the movie, in my opinion, is a comedy. On the Toonzone forums, she said that Turner disappointed her and that the movie should air on TCM.
EDIT: 14:49 - Checking a Brazilian website to see the channel's schedule led me to a half-hour showing at 13:30 (when it will be 15:30 over here), perhaps it's the H-B version? I'm awaiting for a concise answer.
EDIT: 15:32 - Mariana said that she found the information on the Turner Tapkit and that the schedules were giving the description for the live-action movie. Photo proof:

EDIT: 15:36 - So it was the HB movie after all? It seems that Turner sent the wrong schedule to TV providers and the Turner Tapkit and this was a misunderstanding because it has the same title.
Technically this misunderstanding is a comedy.

A Very Random Christmas

Yesterday night I posted the Christmas Eve schedules for various CNs, incluiding CN PH. I posted CN SEA this morning.
While making the CN SEA schedule, I noticed that the feed had a distinct lack of variety compared to CN PH's version: not only it lasts longer but it also has classic Christmas specials like the EEnE episode "Fa-La-La-La-Ed" or the episode where Johnny Bravo takes the role of Santa.
In SE Asia, CN PH had a better version of A Very Random Christmas, while CN SEA had just a movie and a marathon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Why did I post CN USA's Christmas Eve schedule?

I was inspired by someone on the Toonzone forums by talking about Christmas Day and the Johnny Test marathon, so I decided to post it on the blog.


CN USA's Christmas Day schedule
and something to fill the time

We still want to see the PPG and JB Christmas specials

Why did they remove CN HQ just in time for Christmas last year? We were on Turner's naughty list, that's for sure.

Something worth acknowledging, or not

CN HQ aired only the first pair of episodes from season 3 of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
They did not air the rest, but CN RSEE did.

CARTOON NETWORK USA - Schedule for December 24th, 2014

06:00 - Teen Titans GO!
07:00 - Pokémon
07:30 - The Amazing World of Gumball
07:45 - Teen Titans GO!
08:00 - Uncle Grandpa
08:30 - Scooby-Doo: Haunted Holidays
09:00 - Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
10:00 - Naughty List
11:00 - Smurfs: A Christmas Carol
11:30 - Regular Show
12:15 - Adventure Time
13:00 - Regular Show
13:30 - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
14:30 - Johnny Tset
15:30 - The Looney Tunes Show
16:00 - Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
16:30 - Smurfs: A Christmas Carol
17:00 - Regular Show
17:45 - Adventure Time
18:00 - The Amazing World of Gumball
18:15 - Teen Titans GO!
18:30 - Uncle Grandpa
19:00 - Adventure Time
19:30 - Regular Show

Around the World - Episode 5


Monday, December 22, 2014

600th Post!

Just to let you know, tomorrow morning there will be a new edition of Around the World.


BM HQ will care about Christmas with the TGS (The Garfield Show, not Teen Girl Squad) Christmas special at 07:45 on Christmas day.
EDIT: Turns out that it's a morning of Christmas-and-Winter-themed episodes.

Double slot notions removed on DSTV's website

It seems that DSTV's website has removed the notions of double slots for short, RS-length episode segments, that was only a temporary thing.

Johnny Test marathon on CN USA next Thursday

CN USA will have a Johnny Test marathon next Thursday between 07:30 and 15:30, Eastern and Pacific. It's worser than CN PT's attempt which is a little worser than CN HQ's.

TCM in the morning

Happened in 2003 (or 2004):
I was watching TCM... in the morning! I think that TCM was about to hand over to CN later on in the day.

TCM: My How You Have Changed

TCM HQ's evening schedule now starts at 19:00 and ends at 04:00.
CN HQ's daytime schedule starts at 04:00 and ends at 20:00.
So technically here's another proof of "timesharing is over". We still want both channels back.

New Year's Day special

On New Year's Day, CN HQ will air a few Ben 10 movies. On BM HQ, various versions of Tom and Jerry over the course of 17 1/2 hours.
And by "various versions" I mean the theatricals, Tales and Show. This is a modernized version of the classic tradition of showing every single Tom and Jerry short on New Year's Day, a tradition initiated in the times of the mono-European CN.

BM HQ doesn't care about Christmas

Last weekend they aired a Looney Tunes marathon.
That's not particularly Christmassy, but there you go.


Recently CN HQ's Facebook page has been promoting a sale on their mobile games.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas is here

Let me admit: 2014 wasn't the best year for this.
I've spent a full year without CN HQ and I feel a bit shocked.
I had my ups and downs, countless tries to bring CN HQ back and also a petition, which led to the creation of an antipage.
I quickly stopped caring about CN PT. And I did. Awful dubs which remind me of the bad things, badly-made breaks and also a channel that still after an entire year on air, it continues being a despairfest.
This Christmas is also a time to reflect on CN HQ (if you're a fan of CN HQ more than CN PT), and on the bad things Portuguese television has been doing over the course of this year.
Merry Christmas and have an exciting 2015 - where the return of CN HQ is viable.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Petitions don't work

I will try and bring CN HQ ack not with the help and support of petitioning websites, but using social networks instead.
This petition will start with me being the single member, but I can try and find more people, and then this will work.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All about Darwin

Before proceeding with the post, I'd like to say that said post was originally posted on RM Ent.'s official blog on July 1st, 2014. In September 2012 I did something similar on a blog I had (in Portuguese) that had a few viewers apart from myself.
Get ready for a long post, because it will explain more about Darwin the Merman and his origins.
The year is 2011. I recovered from my "I hate Cartoon Network" symptoms and the schedule was improving. I was the channel's biggesat fan (but I didn't talk too much to friends about that) and I had the following in my mind:  if there are cartoons where the main character is a mermaid, why not make one where the main character is a merman?
Anyway, Darwin the Merman was born from a dream I had before waking up on the morning of November 1st, 2011. That dream had nothing to do with what would be Darwin.
I was leaving my school and I noticed that there was a weird arcade nearby. I entered and turns out that it was purple and had some cabinets and some weird stairs. I got up those stairs and I went to someone else's house in turn. I had to rest in a bed.
That morning, and without any relationship to the dream, I imagined myself. As a merman. Named Darwin. Living with a younger brother. And a merman from Flapjack.
And then I started thinking on what would the show be like. I already had an idea for the theme song:
A full minute of a theme song would work for a CN song, but that would actually be shortened becuase of their policies to shorten up their theme songs.
Initially, Darwin was supposed to have a look inspired by Flapjack if he was a merman (as the final episode, Fish Out Of Water, clearly evidences), but then I changed it to a different look with a square nose.
In late December, someone on Deviantart under the name of kmy1205 posted what could end up being the best design for Darwin. I picked up a humanization of Flounder ar a merman. Let me explain: he has blue and yellow hair, his head was round, he was wearing a yellow shirt (which my design refuses) and his tail was blueish-gray with the tip being blue and yellow. Days later, I went to cut my hair and when they put hair gel on me, I felt like I was Darwin because I had the idea that his "hair aroma" was just like some hair gel they put on me. Darwin the Merman's popularity grew from mental level to personal level.
I started to think on his sister. I thought on a red and yellow color scheme on her hair, seashell bra (half-red and half-yellow) and her tail, with a significant part of it being peach colored. Initially her name was supposed to be Eivlys, because of this:
Eivlys. Yes, Eivlys. Star of a poorly animated music video that aired only and exclusively on our Nickelodeon during commercial breaks. This was originally intender to be her theme. It was dropped, for no aparent reason whatsoever.
Anyway, Darwin needed someone stronger. An older brother. I called him Kevin because of the character on the various Ben 10 shows.
Not too long before Darwin's older brother was created, I had to use chats to express my ideas twice. Considering that I already recorded with Vocaroo, I decided to use Chatfoo considering that it was being advertised on Vocaroo for some time. Only recently I knew that Chatfoo closed. If you tpye "Chatfoo" on  Google, you'll see my two chats. That was one of the best days of my life with my fake cartoon.
I started to pick the best design for Darwin: the aforementioned drawing of what would Flounder look like as a merman posted by kmy1205. I imagined him without any shirt.
I expanded my expressions on the awful blogs I had in 2012: that fall, I posted a lot of what remained of that wonderful artwork: now it existed in smaller sizes. I started to give ideas for more characters. I also renamed Eivlys to Bea, because Eivlys wasn't a good choice.
I joined Toonzone in late December 2012 and slowly wanted to give Darwin some "focus" on some forums nobody wants to read. In late May/early June, I published a partial script, but no one answered me.
But anyway, Darwin the Merman was inspired (in a way) by Fish Hooks, and it probably served as a demented idea that will come true one day.
Please comment.
Afterwards, I came up with more concepts like a mermaid called Darwinia which seems to be a mirror of Darwin as if he was genderbent, which had a brief moment of popularity as a Toonzone April Fool's Day prank (the previous year had "Love?/Three Crossovers"), the king is King Triton (which I'll draw today or tomorrow, he is partly based on the mermen from Flapjack), yet it looks like thirteen different countries, Triton is in Atlantis and Darwin and his friends live in Darwinia, which has a different king, the occasional specials where everybody is on land and it turns out that they were dreaming by the end of the episode, similar to a Fish Hooks episode where they all go human, and the concept that the show is popular in an alternate dimension.
Graphilm retweeted my ideas which annoyed me slightly and if they make it instead of CN, then the show will become a cheap European production.

Happy second day of Low Tidings

I have to post this two more times!

Around the World - Episode 4

A quick edition this time

About #SalvarDisneyCinemagic

In the past few days, with the announcement of the end of the Spanish version of Disney Cinemagic, RegularCapital came up with #SalvarDisneyCinemagic (or #ToSaveDisneyCinemagic) with Arthur Claus. Readers, it's important to know that we haven't had the channel for two years now and there was no petition like that and the channel closed down for sure.
If only I joined the social networks earlier and made a campaign called #SaveCNHQ. Too late, no return...
Around the World 4 is next.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy First (of four days) Day of Low Tidings! (it seems)

OK, so in my take of merpeople they celebrate Low Tidings for four days, between the 15th and the 18th of December. This is most likely not the first time I share my view on it publicly.
Anyway, Darwin the Merman-related stuff is coming here tomorrow.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

All About TV6

Now that CNN will be banned from Russia (unknown if it will be banned definetly), I'd like to talk a bit about a Russian channel that was founded by the man behind Turner.

TV6's history is much older than you think - in the age of communism it was used as the technical channel of Soviet Central Television. Notable broadcasts included the Moscow Olympics in 1980, and during the age of Perestroika later on in the 80s, tennis matches.
Once the Soviet Union was finished in 1991, the six channels had different lives: the first channel now belonged to Ostankino, the second channel to the VGTRK, the third channel to 2X2/MTK and now TV Centr (with 2X2 reviving in 2007), the fourth channel to Ostankino and then to NTV, the fifth channel still under the control of St. Petersburg and the sixth channel was given to TV6 and Northern Crown.
The channel was created by Eduard Sagalajev and Ted Turner, with some help from the VID production company, creators of the Russian version of Wheel of Fortune and Wait For Me, who came to produce some shows for the channel. The company that controlled TV6 was created by three men: Eduard Sagalajev, Oleg Orlov (who was in charge of the local media at the time) and Nugzar Paphadze (former secretary of the Georgian Communist Party). They contributed to 51% of the channel's intellectual property and the remaining 51% in cash was sent to Ted Turner.
VID also participated as well, and, like I said before, produced some of the channel's shows. In August 1991, the Moscow Independent Broadcasting Company was established, whose shareholders included the government of Moscow, LogoVAZ, Mosbuisnessbank, Lukoil and Mosfilm.
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The channel officially launched on January 1st, 1993. The channel's schedule included cartoons, movies and CNN programming with simultaneous translation. On February 22nd, Northern Crown launched as an educational documentary channel. Due to lack of funding, Northern Crown ceased broadcasting in the fall of 1994 and TV6 had stopped timesharing. In April 1994, TV6 expanded outside of Moscow and started broadcasting nationwide (with some exceptions). New shows included "Kinescope" and "POSTmusical News".
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The channel's first major rebrand occured on January 1st, 1995. In March 1996, TV6 established their very own news team.
The channel closed in 2002, being replaced by TVS, which also closed down due to low ratings.

Next Around the World: Wednesday morning

Probably by then I'll be cured from the illnesses mentioned tonight.

And now a joke which goes too far

They grow up so fat.
In the Portuguese version, Richard says something awful. Can't recall right now.

Around the World - Episode 3

Every day, I listen to my heart,
I'm not alone, deep within hour hearts we're connected


Episode 3 of Around the World.
For shows like these, there's no excuse.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Your Shout: The Future of Cartoonito and 91kt

The game is almost up for Cartoonito.
Cartoonito Asia will be replaced by Boomerang on January 1st, over two years after the channel's closure. This puts another "end" in Cartoonito's contribulated history, to which the future of Cartoonito is in game.
91kt hasn't been updated in ages, so the future of it is in game as well.
Discuss here about the future of these two brands.

Ignoring Christmas Eve

For the first time since 2011, CN HQ is not caring about Christmas.
That is until I checked closer on OSN's website.
They just want to show Christmas specials on Christmas Day. "We" will get Cartoon Cartoon-based Christmas specials and some AT episodes (read the previous post).
Boomerang won't have a Christmas special at all. I think that they are preparing for the upcoming rebrand.

Finn and Jake's Travel Guide

CN HQ is premiering Finn and Jake's Travel Guide six months after they were supposed to premiere it. CN PT got it in June, but CN HQ came in too late.
Perhaps they are doing this and saving all the Christmas specials for Christmas Eve and Day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Your Shout: Local Anglophone channels

I know this is partially related to Cartoon Network but TV providers are suffering from Anglophobia, in the context that they want fewer and fewer channels in English without Portuguese dubbing or subtitles.
Would an English-speaking terrestrial network in Portugal work? Or at the very least a channel in the Engligh language reach the top 10? Or increaing the saturated number of Anglophone channels in our country? Or all of the three options at the same time? Please ask in the comments if any of these ideas is viable or not.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Some people believe that CN HQ broadcasts to England, or the entirety of the UK for those who can't distinguish it from the other British nations.
Now recently I was at school and I felt like talking about CN HQ while one of my classmates said:
"Get an English satellite dish".
Unfortunately CN HQ doesn't broadcast to the UK, and I can't do something like that.

Around the World 3: this week

I'll do it sometime this week, this time without music that can put you into hysterics.

Issue solved

Sorry for communicating this with a delay but it seems that the issue known as RegularGate was solved, the owner of was in hysterics when listening to the second edition of Around the World, don't know why. Aqua, maybe?

If I had a TV channel called Aqua this should be the logo
Anyway, links to my blog were restored on RegularCapital and RegularTaxi, so this is in the style of those carriage issues that are solved after a very brief period of time.
This hasn't affected RegularTweetsUK, yet it still offers links to CN HQ's official Facebook page since last Saturday.

Four years of CHECK it.

Yesterday morning marked the fourth anniversary of CN HQ's adoption of the first version of the CHECK it. look, I remember that day, I woke up before going to school and noticed that they changed the logo and the bug. The first thing I remember watching with the new logo was an EEnE short where they try to escape school.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

More blogging issues

Now RegularTaxi removed the link to my blog! I now feel like an angry loner!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Around the World - Episode 2

Highlights to the new look on BM CEE and the RegularGate.
I did this in the best circumstances possible

Around the World tonight

This time we'll cover the Regular Taxi/RegularCapital issue.


So it seems that owing to the issues with my side project, RegularTaxi, which is NOT a blatant rip-off of, links to this very blog have been removed.
He replaced them with links to CN HQ's Facebook page instead.
I still haven't done content exchange, like I said on August 1st, when the blog launched.

New CN blog from TZ user artnerfy

I am about to contribute on a blog called RegularTaxi. Think Regular Show mixed in with RebelTaxi with elements from taken in for good measure.
You can see the test site on the link here: Still in test mode.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Tata Sky in India recently launched an interactive service called CN+.
It is listed on their official website, yet I don't have more information on it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


I'd like to thank every Nigerian visitor who has checked my blog - if you have Cartoon Network and live in Nigeria and also like the schedule, drop a line in the comments!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Boomerang rebrand date confirmed

(information from RNDH1987's blog about BM CEE)

Aaaah~! It's happening! BM CEE's rebrand has been confirmed and it will happen on February 2nd!
He has the schedules and they will be posted on his blog later in the evening.
What's been confirmed: almost every classic: Gone! Nothing!
What's been unconfirmed: CN shows
I hope that BM HQ will have a better schedule and treat the classics better, add CN shows to the mix and launch Tooncast as well.
Nothing can make me stop this day! Except for... uh...
...the Sinhala Top Cat theme song by Titus Thotawatte.

One year ago today

CN HQ disappeared.
CN HQ disappeared without giving us the AT and PPG Christmas specials.
CN HQ disappeared leaving us with no choice to learn English.
CN HQ disappeared and we are now further back with the shows.
CN HQ disappeared and we get the awful CN PT instead.
Hard to believe...
...that it's bene a full year...
...and I still feel depressed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

One year on

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of CN HQ's departure from Portugal.
It's been one year, my friends. One year.
I will write an e-mail shortly, I promise.

Monday, December 1, 2014

And it wouldn't be Christmas without you, can't foll me I know it's true, Merry Christmas, merry la la la la...

Christmas so commercialized. It makes me sick.
Let's save CN HQ this Christmas!
pukka pies
E-mail later tonight.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tomorrow on CN HQ - Clarence

Don't miss one of CN's hits of the moment which caused such a storm here and there: Clarence! Tomorrow at 15:20, weekend catch-up at 07:20 and 14:50.

My avatar is now Clarence

This morning I decided to change my Toonzone avatar to WMania's Clarence avatar.

I've changed it because of this.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Confirmation bias

This is something that looks very psychological. I'd like to thank Toonzone user Red Arrow :D.
Everybody suffers confirmation bias and the backfire effect.
"You don't need to hate CN PT forever", he says. I'll have to hate it as long as it's the only CN I get (until the return of CN HQ, which I am still awaiting). There are thousands of reasons to hate CN PT (like the dubbing, the punctuality, the quality and many more), but there is one thing I like: the Portuguese Clarence theme! I like it more than anything on CN PT!
And that is to despise the fact that when a channel can be bad, something can be good! I was expecting a good dub as soon as the theme song ended. And then came Clarence's voice (which can be seen on my blog as a "torture festival").
But still, who knows that one of the worst channels around can have something good? I have listeneded to the Clarence theme song more times than watching an episode of it and any other modern CN show dubbed into my language.
My thanks to whoever made the Portuguese version of the Clarence theme song. You have done what must be the first thing that CN PT has done right.

More Olympic coincidences

Look at the faces:

The Cartoon Network Portugal Gala of Shame

The first Gala of Shame ever. Just a quick rant plus an announcement at the end.

Witness the shame of the channel here

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tomorrow morning on this very blog

Don't miss the CN PT Gala of Shame, plus a few more surprises as well!

"HQ" and bug-less CN HQ and BM HQ promos

You can find tons of 2014 CN HQ and BM HQ promos on this Vimeo account. Good for me because I'm catching up on what I lost. No news about the return, though.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The official mascot of the 2016 Olympics

I can't believe it.

Isn't the one on the left a strange cross breed between Finn the Human inside Jake the Dog shaped like Gumball Watterson?
And isn't the one on the right a lookalike of one of those Japanese TV mascots?

The Announcement

DATELINE: November 27th, 2013. Sometime between 10:00 and 10:10.
I already knew that Boomerang and TCM were about to be removed from my TV provider. I was skeptical about CN HQ, which I thought that it was supposed to go 24/7.
I entered the NOS website (considering that this happened in 2013, it was still ZON), went to see CN's schedule and I was in shock.
They now had CN PT's schedule starting from the 3rd of December.
The shock continued and I shared the fateful info on the Toonzone forums and show it to my friends.

The 1st Anniversary of The End of CN HQ in Portugal

A special event here on the blog, starting today and ending next Wednesday. Sad posts on the channel plus a special Gala of Shame next Saturday.
The Announcement

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

La CQ airing on Ecuatorian late night TV

Just found out on Ecuavisa's website: they are showing La CQ for one hour at around 03:15 local time.
If you live in Ecuador, then congratulations. You are living the magic sounds at that time of nightT! You are dreaming about it!

Kurdish Ben 10

You've read the title. There is a Kurdish version of Ben 10. According to my investigations, it aired on KurdMax.
This is LITERALLY the worst version of the theme song ever. It's the Kurdish equivalent of the "Heng Yuan Xiang, official sponsor of the Beijing Olympics" ad.
Thanks to szjdfgs who found it by trying to make a multilanguage video.
Plus it's all in Arabic, so I can't understand what's going on. You can write the language with Latin letters.

Starting tomorrow

A series of posts related to the first anniversary of the loss of CN HQ in Portugal.

Hiru TV's B10: AF closing logo

No comments...
Hiru TV has an unbranded CN block, you can see the CN bug at the very start.
Hiru TV doesn't show the end credits of the CN shows in their dubs, so they did that in order not to include the last few notes of the theme.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pedro Galvão-Markl's Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Yuberiyachau, yuberiyachau (ゆべりやちゃう、 ゆべりやちゃう)
Saint Antonin coming to town

New e-mail underway

This time the e-mail will probably be the last, unless they answer me and make it a Christmas miracle - the return of CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ to Portugal.
Also, petitions don't work.

Toonzone is down

Once again, the Toonzone forums are down.
Every time this happens they don't warn us hours or minutes before it happens. It also says that they want us to check their Twitter account for updates, but they rarely do about that, just normal stuff.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What about the December schedules?

Next month. It will also mark the first anniversary of the loss of CN HQ.

Clarence premiere date confirmed

Clarence will premiere on December 1st with just one segment at 15:20 with no repeats.
CN PT will premiere it two days prior.


It seems that I procrastinate for my blog frequently, I promise that I idon't have time right now to make some stuff.

CN Arabic disrespects Islamic permissions by showing a kiss on AT

Cartoon Network Arabic has already been showing a kiss scene on Young Justice which later on permitted the announcement of a ban on CN Arabic.
It seems that the "romantic kisses" episode continues on CN Arabic with the "permissable" one - the French kiss - as seen on an episode of Adventure Time that recently premiered on the channel:

They went beyond that: they got to see a scene of two creatures doing actions analogous with sexual mating, which is not allowed to air on Arabic channels:

Adventure Time has recently been hitting the fan with jokes that have a sexual meaning. Some episodes have been banned from airing on feeds controlled by OFCOM due to sexual references.
Has CN Arabic pulled the line? There is only one question left to ask: where do CN Arabic's dubs come from?
The answer is simple: Lebanon. The only country in the Arab world that gives predominance to Christianism (Catholicism and similars), with a significant 41%, though Islam is the most predominant with 54% on the wheel (59% if you count the 5% of Druze, which is quasi-Muslim).
The studio that dubs the shows is Image Production House, in Beirut, the Lebanese capital.
I don't know why did they pick Lebanon: is it because of the predominance of Christianity? I think that the studio has non-Muslims to see what's worth cutting or not, and I have heard about Muslims who worked at TV channels decades ago who could cut scenes off.
I could continue writing this post but I can't continue into a sort of religious conflict.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Your Shout: CN HQ in Spain

Is there a possibility to add a Spanish audio track on CN HQ? The feed should be available over there as a secondary channel in order to avoid conflicts with Boing ES.

I did not complete All About TV6

I did put some of the channel's early history in it, but I'll try and finish it tonight.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Clarence is coming to CN HQ next month

(info confirmed by the same TZ user who has seen the same episode of EEnE twice on the feed in September)
It's about time, Clarence will finally arrive to CN HQ in December, marking the first anniversary since I lost the feed.
However, CN PT came here first.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tomorrow: All About TV6

I've already done some information about TV6 prior to it's creation, will add more tomorrow if I have time.

Finally, and after a long wait, Regular Show comes to CN Arabic

It seems that CN Arabic thought twice and will finally premiere it. Much of it will be cut, though.

Around the World - Episode 1

The first edition of the "new" Around the World, complete with the repetitive BSN theme (which isn't annoying), already used by my  Happy Doggie ad from Noteworthy News.

Click here

The new Around the World will premiere this afternoon

Today, Around the World will return after a hiatus which involved Vocaroo losing data in general. Only the last two episodes remain, but I think that the first few weren't downloaded.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I will keep my promises

I will talk about the future of Cartoonito and 91kt on a single post. Also this week: all about TV6, a Russian channel that ceased operating twelve years ago.

Two CNs?

This dream should be on the blog:
Today I got one of those dreams where one of those dreams you've been having for quite some time now come true and, when you wake up, you feel deceived about it.
I was at Minho Center. The MEO store was not at the entrance instead of opposite the Continente supermarket. The TV was tuned to Cartoon Network. To my surprise, it was tuned to CN HQ.
In the dream, they were airing a block. It was called The Morning CN (yes, it was The Morning CN) and it aired on CN HQ (in my dream). I don't know what was on. CN HQ was on channel 47, CN PT on channel 48. I've also seen RTP 2 there, FHFIF (in Portuguese, nonexistend dub) was on.
I was happy about that and was ready to share the information. I went home and wanted to see it but when I turned on, I was seeing different channels on the EPG. Channel 43 was CCTV 4 and in the middle was Cubavisión Internacional (but it was actually airing Rupavahini from Sri Lanka). I went to channel 47 (where CN PT is in real life) and instead of seeing CN PT, I was watching CN IN. I switched to channel 48 and another version of CN (CN SEA?) was on. That channel had a different look, still using the CMYK color scheme.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

KBS World launched a new separate channel for Latin America in another language: does this remind you of something?

OK, so why is this post about KBS World since this blog is about an unrelated channel?
A few hours ago, I found out on the channel's website that they launched a new, LA-centric version of KBS World. They used to get a continental feed operating from the USA, and then, after a decision made by KBS, they proceeded to launch a new localized channel. Does this remind you of something?

This is KBS World Latino. A new channel which is the launch of CN PT all over again, but this time the change affected a wider area, more countries and more viewers than the amount of viewers CN HQ had before the switch. They are also seeking for expansion.
This "new" channel, from what I've seen, launched on November 1st. KBS themselves promoted it through KBS World's Youtube channel on the 29th of October. KBS World's website, on the other hand, only posted about the new channel on November 5th.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: this is the launch of CN PT all over again. Remember when CN HQ was replaced right after a promo for Innerspace on TCM ended and, at the next second, you've entered a cul-de-sac with no exit? Remember when it had absolutely no variety? KBS World Latino has more variety, its better managed as well but according to what I've seen, the same shows are repeated over and over again! And almost the entirety of the shows are dubbed, not subtitled! That's the first case of "English to native language" that I have seen since the CN HQ to PT switch nearly a full year ago.
This channel is KBS World but without news and documentaries. Just dramas and anything K-POP related. Where can they watch the weather forecast hosted by a woman on a virtual forest or the news ending with the presenters standing behind a live camera of Seoul at night? What about TV Tales of a Happy World, the animated series that is no longer in production, subtitles by I&T, which I'm not sure if the aforementioned feed carried it prior to the switch, but my feed carries it, about stories that bring hope to kids and adults, thus uplifting the minds of their audience? Like I said before, the Asian/European feed carries it, before Morning Forum. I've checked it out last year and when it ends, be sure to check out Morning Forum's theme: makes you wake up at half past eleven at night and get you ready for tomorrow in advance. That's what you do with disparate time differences.
But anyway, the channel is not in HD. The feed I get is in HD, so it's worth noticing that it will take a little while for Latin Americans to finally get their dramas in HD, dubbed or subtitled.
Personally, though, I think that some of the reactions were "now I just don't want to wait for the next time a national channel airs a K-drama with a Latin Spanish dubB" while a reaction was "makes me remind of Mexican telenovelas" jusr because of the dubs. In fact, those people migrated from local telenovelas to K-dramas as their "new way of life".
So anyway, that's all I have to say for now. And remember, KBS World: More than you imagine.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I've just sent this to CN SEA, will they answer me?

Hello. I'm from Portugal but I think that your channel (in the South East Asian region) needs room for improvement. Mostly linguistically: I've noticed that your Cha-Ching website is available in languages that CN SEA doesn't carry.
-Indonesian: before TV7 (Trans 7) was acquired by Trans Corp., the channel had a Kids WB block with CN and HB shows dubbed into Indonesian. Trans Corp. recently launched CNN Indonesia with Turner's help, plus the Cha-Ching music video is still in English. Do you plan on adding an Indonesian audio track in the near future, for the benefit of that country?
-Vietnamese. I know that a Vietnamese audio track is useless (except of course for local channels), but the Cha-Ching music video is subtitled into Vietnamese. Is there a possibility to launch Vietnamese subtitles or take risks by making it the first regional kids channel dubbed into the language?
-Khmer. This language is rejected by regional cable channels and TV providers opt to air them in English without any subtitles in any language. The Cha-Ching music video is dubbed into Khmer, which made me wonder: are you planning to make a CN block on a terrestrial channel in Cambodia, or add a Khmer audio track on the channel?
-Cantonese. I know it's not listed on the Cha-Ching website, the characters have the same meaning in either Mandarin or Cantonese but they're pronounced differently. CN SEA is based in Hong Kong and they primarily teach Cantonese in schools over there (and in Macao), so is there a possibility to launch a Cantonese audio track?
That's all I have to say for now.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Russia to ban CNN at the end of the year, CN in grave danger

Some of our readers (incluiding the owner of this blog) have read about a massive change in the Russian audiovisual spectrum.
First it was the ban of ads on cable TV, to which Life News responded with "I want my own terrestrial license", then the ban of ads on the primetime slots on terrestrial channels during shows (ads between shows are unaffected), then the limitations of foreign companies owning Russian terrestrial channels (now reduced to 20% max.) and now this: the Roskomnadzor will ban CNN starting from December 31st.
It is unknown if the ban will be temporary or permanent, as a Roskomnadzor official had hopes to see CNN again in the country and that the move is related to the conflict with Ukraine.
In a tone of irony, TV-6 Moscow was founded by Eduard Sagalajev and none other than Ted Turner. Turner wanted to buy a stake in NTV, but that deal never came into fruition.
TV-6 had a CN block in the late 90s.
What do you think of this? What future will Cartoon Network have in Russia?

Partial rebrand

Nartoon Catwork IV/Simon Petrikov has said on the Toonzone forums that CN HQ has switched to the semi-CHECK it. 3.0 look, however I'm a bit puzzled. Did they adopt their variation and replace it with CN CEE's variation after only one month?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Still on the theme of Tom and Jerry

TVM's website now illustrated Tom and Jerry with a picture of that new show from this year that we've been depried from watching because we no longer get Boomerang.
But I think that they air the classic shorts from decades ago. Unless someone from Mozambique confirms that.

I can watch Tom and Jerry shorts again

This time on Super RTL.
However, everything's in German.

Your Shout: African expansion

Can Turner break the DSTV monopoly in southern Africa and deliver their top channels (CN HQ and PT, BM HQ, TCM HQ and CNN) on other providers like Zap or the Startimes providers?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Your Shout: SKY

Sky logo.svg
Is there a possibility to launch SKY as a company and a TV provider in Portugal, thus making the market bilingual? Can the Portuguese versions of SKY Sports and SKY Movies compete linguistically with SPORT.TV and TVCine?

TAWOGB contest

CN HQ is currently holding a personalized TAWOGB contest. You have to make your own character and post it on their website,
The winning characters get their own plushes given to the winners of the contest.


A Croatian schedules data website used to have CN HQ and CN RSEE schedules simultaneously, giving separate links for the two feeds.
Now the CN HQ schedules are just the same schedules as CN RSEE's.

New episodes this month

CN HQ has new RS and TAWOGB episodes this month, which I should be watching.
On the other side, there's a TAWOGB event which will be posted in a few minutes on this blog.

Now on BM HQ: A Man Called Flintstone

I should be watching this right now, but unfortunately it's impossible to watch right now.

Friday, November 7, 2014

On a tangentially related note

TAAG ads aired recently on Rádio Comercial (and possibly other national commercial radio stations). I think that this is an incentive on behalf of the Angolan airway company to boost their country's tourism.
The music used in their ads is the same as the Games section on various European CN sites from 2001 through 2006. On Portuguese television, it was used by SIC on a filler news story on the 50th anniversary of the Mini.

More Vocaroo issues

It seems that Vocaroo isn't working right now. It just went down without warning from their Twitter account.
EDIT: It works right now.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Like I said before, the TT GO! description on NOS decoders is in English, the episode titles are like that as well. This led to one question: is NOS still secretly broadcasting CN HQ, Boomerang and TCM on their headquarters?
Later on, I'll post about it on their Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Something that I wanted to point out

As soon as I took the schedules off DSTV's website, I noticed that they now split 10-minute segments as well! What's wrong with you, CN HQ?

CN HQ schedule: November 2014

Promises, promieses.
04:00 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
04:20 - Johnny Test
05:10 - Ben 10: Omniverse
05:35 - The Amazing World of Gumball
06:00 - Uncle Grandpa
06:15 - Steven Universe
06:25 - Johnny Test
07:15 - Total Drama: World Tour
08:05 - Grojband
08:30 - Regular Show
09:20 - Adventure Time
10:10 - The Amazing World of Gumball
11:00 - Johnny Test
11:50 - Teen Titans GO!
12:40 - Ben 10: Omniverse
13:30 - Uncle Grandpa
13:55 - The Amazing World of Gumball
14:45 - Regular Show
15:10 - Steven Universe
15:35 - Adventure Time
16:00 - Grojband
16:50 - Regular Show
17:15 - Johnny Bravo
17:40 - Dexter's Laboratory
18:05 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
18:30 - Cow and Chicken
18:55 - Ben 10
19:45 - The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
04:00 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
04:25 - Batman: The Brave and The Bold
05:15 - Teen Titans GO!
06:05 - Ben 10: Omniverse
07:00 - Incredible Crew
07:20 - The Amazing World of Gumball
07:45 - Uncle Grandpa
08:10 - Adventure Time
08:35 - Regular Show
09:00 - Steven Universe
09:25 - Total Drama: Pahkitew Island
09:50 - Grojband
10:40 - Total Drama: All-Stars
11:05 - Adventure Time
11:30 - Teen Titans GO!
12:20 - Ben 10: Omniverse
13:10 - The Amazing World of Gumball
14:00 - Regular Show
14:50 - Grojband
15:15 - Incredible Crew
15:40 - Ben 10: Omniverse
16:30 - The Amazing World of Gumball
17:20 - Adventure Time
18:10 - Total Drama All Stars
19:00 - Regular Show
19:50 - Cow and Chicken
20:00 - Johnny Test
20:50 - Batman: The Brave and The Bold
21:15 - Batman: The Brave and The Bold
21:40 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
22:30 - Dexter's Laboratory
23:20 - Johnny Bravo
00:10 - The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
01:00 - Ed, Edd n Eddy
01:50 - Batman: The Brave and The Bold
02:15 - Batman: The Brave and The Bold
02:40 - Regular Show
03:30 - The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Your Shout: Clarence gay kiss

With the scene above causing such a storm in the USA and forced CN to remove the scene from future airings, will OFCOM regulations logically cut this scene as well?

Sign of the times

TT GO! will premiere after a ten-month delay on CN PT next Monday. As stated last night on the Toonzone forums, and owing to the fact that the Portuguese dub name will be the same, my decoder uses the English description for it, and no episode titles have been confirmed yet.
Plus, it's a 20-25 minute-long block on the schedule instead of two 10-minute ones. Is this a sign of the times? Will CN HQ return in time for Christmas? If it happens, then IT'S A MIRACLE! I CAN SEE IT NOW!
But not yet.

Movember movies on TCM

For those who don't know, Movember is an international movement where people grow mustaches for cancer prevention. TCM is celebrating it, probably for the first time, with a special block every night at 20:00. The first movie was The Prestige.
Unfortunately, and considering that Movember isn't popular with Portuguese solidarity makers, and because we don't have TCM anymore, we can't watch it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Guess what

The Outlook problems have been solved. Unfortunately, I did not receive an answer from Turner.
I guess that we will never leave this cul-de sac... or will we?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Eleven months

Dear CN HQ,
it's been eleven months without your channel. And Boomerang. And TCM.
Is there any way to get you and your friends back?
OK, so my e-mails didn't work. We were supposed to get those channels back in September, but still no news of it.

Your Shout: TCM

Can I include TCM news on this blog on a regular basis? I've tested it with the Halloween highlights.

Over the Garden Wall postponed to next weekend

I did not have the time to watch it last week, owing to a few issues, instead I will watch it this weekend.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

BM AU has rebranded

Today*, the Australian version of Boomerang has rebranded. The channel has unfortunately reducer their website to a minisite on CN AU's website.
There are currently no videos of the channel since the previous rebrand in 2012.
*It was still Sunday at the time of posting over here in Portugal

Your Shout: Alternatives to Vocaroo

Now that Vocaroo has lost loads of files, is there a podcast website where you can get all the benefits for free, like the social networks? Podomatic and Spreaker have upgrades but you need to pay for them.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vocaroo issues

Unfortunately, on the past 28th of October, loads of data has been lost from Vocaroo. This means that all of the audio recording I have done so far for my blogs have been deleted without any warning.
However, I'm pretty sure that all the things I've done have been downloaded by someone who has seen my blog as an opportunity to save my recordings.
This means that Around the World has to restart from scratch and will be scripted as well.
Going off-topic, here's the first episode of Noteworthy News, my new audio comedy project, taking cues from The Day Today.

Friday, October 31, 2014

CN PT: The Creepypasta

My first attempt at making a creepypasta. Also, SURELY the 500th post wouldn't be THAT symbolic!
One day in the start of December last year, some bloke got sick and had to watch Cartoon Network, his only favorite channel.
He watched it up until a promo for Inner Space appeared. As soon as the promo finished, the channel changed forever.
Instead of seeing a channel in Portuguese, his TV set switched off. The switch on his TV set caused it to turn and dodge the bloke's blind point.
He began to see strange images. He could see a channel airing awful dubs.
EDIT: This is just a teaser. A longer creepypasta will be posted tomorrow morning.
ANOTHER EDIT: A longer creepypasta will be posted later on.

Something spooky is coming

Hint: it involves CN PT.

Something sad happened to me a year ago

Precisely one year ago today, I watched Boomerang for the final time, before it was known that the channel would be removed from Portuguese TV providers.
The last show I watched was a second from the Flintstones special with Dracula.

Plans for the weekend

Apart from watching Over the Garden Wall, I think that I can finally make an audio rant of CN PT, updated for November.


SURELY that my Halloween special couldn't start with THIS!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I've been editing on Wikipedia lately

I just wanted to do that, and I've been freely editing various Wikipedia articles, most of them based on TV channels. Recent edits of mine include the SLRC, ONT (Belarus) and Belarus 1.
And it all started with an article on Cartoonito.

OK, OK, so the schedules will be posted tomorrow

Plus some Halloween surprises! And all that.
If the schedule won't be posted tomorrow, it will be posted on Saturday.

Halloween on CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ

From 05:10 to 08:30, CN HQ will air the first heat of Ben 10: Omniverse episodes.
05:10 - So Long, And Thanks For All The Smoothies
05:35 - Malefactor
06:00 - Rules of Engagment
06:25 - Max's Monster
06:50 - Something Zombozo This Way Comes
07:15 - Mystery, Incorporeal
07:40 - Bengeance is Mine
08:05 - An American Benwolf in London
From 08:30 to 14:20, CN HQ will air the usual schedule.
From 14:20 to 19:45, CN HQ wlll air the second heat of Ben 10: Omniverse episodes.
Up until 17:40, the episodes that aired in the morning will repeat.
17:40 - Rad Monster Party
18:05 - Charmed, I'm Sure
18:30 - The Vampire Strikes Back
Scooby-Doo movies for the whole afternoon.
12:20 - Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico
13:33 - Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
14:43 - Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
15:58 - Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
17:08 - Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
This marks the premiere of TCM HQ on the blog. Only the evening schedule is airing Halloween-themed movies.
19:00 - The Lost Boys
20:40 - The Shining
The two movies will repeat at 22:40 and 00:15, respectively.

Around the World, 8

A quick edition this time.

Listen and find out.

Over the Garden Wall (aka Tome of the Unknown)

I found something that I could watch during the weekend: Over the Garden Wall, the first CN miniseries, starting from tomorrow afternoon.
As soon as I finish watching the whole miniseries, I'll give you a review of that.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Around the World tomorrow

This edition will be focusing on Asia, the previous edition focused only on Europe.

Old CN USA Halloween bumpers and promos


-CN HQ and BM HQ highlights for this Halloween
-November schedules for both channels

Your Shout: CN RSEE's future

Once again, Putin unveiled to the country a new advertising law: ads in the middle of shows will be banned from between 19:00 and 23:00 on weekdays and between 11:00 and 23:00 on weekends and national holidays. This follows on from a previous law that bans ads from cable and satellite channels with a Roskomnadzor license.
In light of those events, here are my suggestions for Cartoon Network in Russia and the former USSR.
Russia: The channel will become terrestrial in order to become more profitable. Most of the channel's ownership goes to Prof-Media, which owns 2X2, a channel that already aired some CN shows. The new CN RU would be subject to "terrestrial laws", by which I mean airing stuff like the president's New Year's Eve before midnight.
Central Asia: Most likely a separate version of CN RU programmed from Astana. A Kazakh website will be registered.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: I decided that CN CEE (aka CN HU+RO) could be viable instead of CN NU. They could add a Russian audio track as well.
Ukraine: Separate feed for Ukraine. Full dubs will be used instead of lectors. The feed will be trilingual (English, Russian and Ukrainian), but I think that a quadrilingual feed (the aforementioned languages + Polish because the west of Ukraine used to be theirs) is too much.
Moldova: Stay it as it is. They have CN CEE because their official language is Romanian. The Russian audio track could be added if the Baltic nations switch to that feed.
Belarus: They could get CN RU but with notable differences: the channel could be a sub-feed (CN BY) airing only in Russian, with localized ads and events.
Bulgaria: CN RSEE's coverage area would be reduced to just the Bulgarian territory.
Albania and Kosovo: As previously stated in July, CN HQ with an Albanian audio track.
Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia: CN CEE, probably with a Serbian audio track as well.

New petition ready

Save Anglophone TV in Portugal is ready!
Click here. Your cause counts!

Around the World - Episode 7 (HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!!!)

We've got an action-packed evening for you on London Totimorphus tonight, but first, here's a rotten old program.

No, it's new

Petition name

The name of the new petition will be "Save Anglophone TV in Portugal", it will be ready by 15:00 today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New petition underway

This time, the petition will be on, because I was heavily insulted in my previous petition, thought that it was egoist and long after forgetting about the petition, they still know that my name is synonymous with "shut up and enjoy CN PT".
The petition is not just about bringing back CN HQ, TCM HQ and BM HQ back to Portugal, but it's about a hypothetical expansion of the English-speaking market on Portuguese pay television.

The CN HQgate hasn't been solved yet

I still haven't received official confirmations, but I don't know if we will get CN HQ back.

Your Shout: Super RTL

Super RTL logo 2013.svg
Now that the Disney dominance on Super RTL has been and gone, has become an investment rather than a contribution, left because their Disney Channel is now terrestrial and Super RTL is now looking at Warner Bros. with Tom and Jerry where the Disney blocks used to be, would you like to see a CN block on the channel? They already aired some CN shows in the past (Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls and Camp Lazlo, correct me wrong if there were more).

Your Shout: CN HQ's 2014 Halloween schedule

Do you like the mix of Ben 10 with other shows? Also, is that a  marathon of the GM story arc?

CN USA Halloween bumpers, 2013

I just wanted to get in the mood now. I'm getting late.

Ben 10: Omniverse fun puzzle

Weeks ago, I spotted a B10: O "fun puzzle" at my local Primark. It has 30 pieces and looks like something a 6-year old wouldn't want to touch as the show is not aimed at pre-schoolers.
Last Saturday, I checked my local Primark again and no sign of it.

Another delay

Due to personal problems and conflicts, the seventh edition of Around the World will be postponed to either the 30th or the 31st of October. If the problems get solved today, then I'll record it this evening.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quick rant about CN and Halloween in the form of six haikus

CN has had it
Halloween for them is just
On the 31st

While on CN PT
It started just earlier
On the 20th

Back on CN HQ
It's Ben 10: Omniverse and
Some other shows there

So please, come closer
I have to tell something now

Why, CN PT?
Why are your promises so
Awful and just wrong?

English is precious
But how can bad dubs ruin
CN fans right now?

Sorry, I'm a bit "weird" at making haiku rants. Suppose if CN PT is Cow:

Cow (the second one from the right) is CN PT in a bovine form. The other cow are bovine forms of CN UK, CN HQ, CN CEE, CN RSEE and CN NL.
Sorry, but I couldn't resist in making this.
CN PT's instincts... don't it?

DST is getting closer

We're just over two hours ahead of DST and this means that, as usual:
-Shorter days
-Longer time differences when watching East Asian channels
-More comfort
Over here:
02:00 -> 01:00
Tomorrow morning, the seventh edition of Around the World, the first one after the whole "extra hour" thing.

Halloween divergences

I'm getting a bit too late but starting tonight, I will post tons of Halloween-related material on the blog.
I initially intended to start it on the 1st but, owing to minor personal problems, I couldn't start that early.

Friday, October 24, 2014

DST schedule

Not to be confused with "DSTV schedule", but I went to the DSTV website anyways.
CN HQ: Ed, Edd n Eddy
BM HQ: The Flintstones cuts to A Pup Named Scooby-Doo then back to The Flintstones
TCM HQ: as usual

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Quick note

Tomorrow, I'll see what will CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ air during the extra DST hour.

Your Shout: Halloween

Have you dressed up as a CN character for Halloween? Did you trick-or-treat like in the USA?

Improvements I'd like to make

I can't figure out on how to add a link to this blog's Facebook page, the Cartoon Zone network of blogs has one on every blog.
Also, the background. Still don't know how to change it.

Halloween schedule revealed

I'm not sure about the promos but we will get loads of Ben 10 episodes and some other CN shows by the early afternoon hours.

Coming soon: Boomerang NL goes independent

After ten years in the Netherlands without an independent feed, it's about time that the Dutch Boomerang will finally become independent in time with the rebrand. Also, from the 1st of November, the Czech TV provider CS Link will get BM CEE.
BM CEE in the Netherlands, Flanders and Brussels will be temporary.

What's a "half-merman"?

I told you yesterday that Moyo is a "half-merman", but you were basically making your own explanations instead. Here is mine:
A half-merman is a human or non-human creature that happens to swim as fast as lightning. If it resembles an animal, he will use his tail and not his legs.

Your Shout: +1

Should CN HQ and BM HQ launch +1 feeds in order to make the feeds more "enjoyable" for African viewers?

DST starts this Sunday

On Sunday night, in every European country marked in blue, the clocks will go back by one hour.
This will affect CN HQ and BM HQ, feed sthat have timing problems to most of Africa, Namibia, Morroco and Egypt being the exceptions.

BM CEE in the Netherlands?

Just read it on the Toonzone forums and Francisque went to BM NL's website and they were  now carrying the CEE schedule instead of the HQ one.
BM CEE has far fewer classics compared to BM HQ, at present.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben 10 web games promo

Click here
Why isn't CN PT doing this?

The winner of Animation Generation 2014

Click here
-The winner is Nompilo Moyo from Mondeor Primary School in Johannesburg
-The character is called Moyo
-Moyo comes from Mars
-He's a sort of "chameleon", he changes colors to match the surroundings
-He can swim fast (that means that Moyo is a "half-merman"?)
-He protects kids from being bullied, that's his speciality

Some more Bacon Pancakes

Click here
Apparently there's another one but there's no video of it.

Ah yo yo, ah yo yo, give it to my dearest friends

Again, awful quality, intro to a "new" (it premiered last week at the very least), it's like Max Adventures except that it wasn't animated by Thais and is not an advertoonment, plus it has no translation of the show's name.

Click here and ah yo yo. give this to one of your dearest friends
EDIT: Turns out that this is for Cartoon World Portugal but in a way this is the kind of thing CN PH should air.


Recently, nearly the totality of Turner's channel portfolio (all Turner channels - TNT - TBS) has been removed from Dish, the first provider in the USA that carried Boomerang. As always, carriage disputes like these tend to solve the problem (the only exception is G4 on DirecTV, years before it was announced that the channel was about to end new original productions).

Dr. Dimensionpants

A new (awful) show premiered on CN DE and CN PL, it's ready to premiere on CN FR, NL and RSEE, but will HQ get this "abomination"?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This won't happen

ever again.
I'll stop bothering, it's too late.
More CN-related posts tomorrow.

There was a mistake

I confused Dream World with my CN HQ blog. Silly me.

Loads of weird foreign channels

Happened in September last year:
I got some weird channels from western Asia. I also went to a weird version of Continente Modelo, to a weird version of Worten.

Later on, I will post:

-A short text about 91kt
-The future of Cartoonito
PS: 450th post!

Your Shout: 4:3 to 16:9 issues

Why can't they follow the footsteps of the British and Dutch CNs? Ask why in the comments.

Your Shout: Original Programming on Boomerang

Boomerang has announced that original programming will air on the rebranded channel but there is no confirmation of a show for now. Express your ideas for Boomerang shows on the comments.

The CN India Hall of Shame

For quite some time now, one question has been on my head and face and mind: which one is the worst CN of ALL-TIME?
I thought that it was the Philippine version because it had an Oggy overload, but then again, I changed my mind and refocused it into what is, in my opinion, the worst CN of all-time. And that CN is...
...Cartoon Network India.
Why? We'll see.

India. A country populated by millions. A country with tons of languages. A country that crosses different cultures within the same neighborhood. A country that, owing to the high amount of languages, makes more movies than Hollywood every year (the Bollywood industry).
A country whose cable TV industry is a bit disastrous.
Why is it "a bit" disastrous and not just disastrous? This happens to relate to the high amount of infomercials that air overnight on certain cable channels, kids channels inclusive.
And Cartoon Network is no exception. And now you ask why: why is CN India so disastrous?
The Indian version airs in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. These account for being the most-spoken languages in the country.
But there is another problem with the channel: religion. Because of this:

According to Hinduism, "the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life". That is the real origin of the phrase "holy cow".
But why are cows problematic on the channel? Well...

I learned about that on TV Tropes: Cow and Chicken never aired in India. They say that it is due to unknown reasons, but for me it's because of the fact that (and I'm going to repeat what I just said) "the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life".
I think that you already know about Cow's behavior on the show, but I think that I need to proceed with the Hinduist part.
One of the most popular shows on the channel is Roll no. 21, about an incarnation of Krishna that is disguised as a school student.

This show is popular with Sri Lankans. Oddly enough, the religion they profess is Buddhism, they get some Indian cartoons dubbed into Sinhala on local channels but get their Cartoon Network and Toonami from Hong Kong and still get their Pogo from Mumbai.
CN IN also airs several animated, feature-length movies about Hinduist deities playing pranks.
But we haven't reached the most shameful part of all. Which we are about to reach right now.

The Indians don't really care on the new shows from Cartoon Network Studios. India only got Regular Show in October last year and has become twice as unpopular as Ben 10 is in the country. By the way, didn't we get a four-month RS purge?
What are the two worst things of the Indian CN? Oggy and the Infomercials. That's not a pun, they are specialists in those kinds of shows.
In recent months, they have been airing OatC for the whole afternoon. THE WHOLE AFTERNOON.
Another problem they have is the infomercial problem. They air two blocks: between 23:00 and 00:30 and between 05:30 and 07:00, with old shows, barely seen during the daytime hours, eating up those five hours between the infomercials they air.
And that, my friends, is what I like to call "a hall of shame".Congratulations, you have finally understood about how awful the Indian version of CN is.
Click here for a read-me version of this text.

Cartoonito Karaoke Bus

After being inspired by Luke Bevan, I decided to make an audio sketch based on the Cartoonito Karaoke Bus.

Click on this link


This blog has just hit 10000 views, something that my old blogs never reached.
Thanks for making this my most successful blog.
CN India Hall of Shame to be completed later today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What about Around the World: Episode 7?

I just need the time to do that. Focusing on Dr. Dimensionpants and... erm... London Totimorphus.
I'll also make a Cartoonito Halloween special. No details for now, you can see what I'm talking on the Boomerang Int. News Thread on Toonzone.

I need to improve my drawing skills

Kevin and Bea were a bit awful, especially Bea. I couldn't make her hair properly.

What I wrote on NOS's Facebook page

Eu, durante quase um ano, tentei repor três canais importantes: o Cartoon Network (na sua versão em inglês), o Boomerang e o TCM. Estes canais eram canais de culto nos últimos anos (especialmente com o afastamento das audiências do Cartoon Network em inglês e por causa de certos cinéfilos que costumavam ver o TCM), como também se podia arender inglês com facilidade. A Turner, esperta em estratégias de marketing, procedeu à remoção destes canais e substituiu o Cartoon Network por uma versão inferior de dobragens mal feitas e de pouca variedade.

Tentei contactar-vos na vossa loja do Braga Parque várias vezes e não obtive resposta. Nos países árabes, quem tem um serviço de televisão paga pode ver a versão em árabe e a versão em inglês, que era transmitida por cá até Dezembro do ano passado, no qual eu considero como uma das piores prendas de Natal antecipadas de sempre.

Se os senhores da NOS ainda julgam que esses canais já não existem, não sabem que ainda existem. Apesar de recusarem sempre as minhas propostas, eu já enviei vários e-mails à Turner para que esta devolução de canais seja feita com sucesso.

Para terminar, acho que já que o inglês passou a ser obrigatório nas escolas, o Cartoon Network em inglês devia ser re-introduzido com uma camanha do género "De que lado estás?" para promover os dois canais. Aprender inglês é um direito que nós, os portugueses, temos o dever por cumprir.

Coming soon: The CN India Hall of Shame

Watch as I review about the worst CN of all-time: the Indian version. I already stated about that months ago on the Toonzone forums.
Tomorrow, complete with an audio "read-me" version of the text.

Don't Switch Off

WARNING: This post will be in Portuguese. Inspiration here.
Solidariedade para com o Cartoon Network por este momento de dor comum

...porque em menos de um ano conseguímos o inalcançável.

...porque temos pessoas dos dois lados desta situação.

...porque temos dobragens muito más para alguns e boas para outros.

...porque queríamos estar na RTP na altura em que esta campanha foi feita e fomos um dos canais que podiam ser vistos nos televisores do Domingo é Domingo!.

...porque há menos de um ano estamos a massacrar uma parte da nossa audiência.

...porque descobri há meses que os Watterson vivem perto da minha casa.

...porque se quiseres que o Cartoon Network em inglês volte aos operadores portogueses, e desta vez a complementar.
E como já fazemos parte da sua vida há duas décadas em inglês... Por isto e por muito mais... faz favor.