Is Cartoon Network Really Shutting Down? #RIPCartoonNetwork Trend Explained [U]

In Short
  • #RIPCartoonNetwork is trending on X(Twitter)
  • Because of this people have been thinking that Cartoon Network is being shut down permanently.
  • However, #RIPCartoonNetwork is a movement to raise awareness for the ill-treatment of animators and Cartoon Network is not being shut down.

No matter what part of the world you are reading this from, you will agree that Cartoon Network has been a major part of our childhood. Shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog, Adventure Time, Johnny Bravo, and a lot of other beloved titles were brought to us by this animation studio. #RIPCartoonNetwork is trending on X (formerly Twitter) right now and people are taken aback by the possibility of Cartoon Network shutting down permanently. So, is Cartoon Network really shutting down? find out in this piece.

Update: We received an official statement from Cartoon Network, the kids’ entertainment channel says, “Cartoon Network would like to clarify that there is no truth to the speculation that the network or the studio is shutting down. With a number of recently announced greenlights, we remain committed to continually investing in innovative content that entertains and inspires our viewers across the globe.”

No, Cartoon Network Is Not Shutting Down Permanently

Within mere hours of a video being posted by “Animation Works Ignited” on X, tweets with #RIPCartoonNetwork started flooding in. Because of this, people started believing Cartoon Network would be shutting down permanently. However, Cartoon Network is not shutting down permanently, the hashtag “#RIPCartoonNetwork” is just meant to spread awareness about the ill-treatment of animators going on right now. So, the channel is not going anywhere but you can raise your voice for the good of the animators who have brought you shows that are a major part of your childhood.

A Twitter page with the name “Animation Works Ignited” recently posted an animation video with #RIPCartoonNetwork saying “Cartoon Network is essentially dead”. The post also laid out a bold claim stating that “Other animation studios are not far behind”. The post mainly talked about the massive layoffs taking place in the animation industry.

The video talked about how a huge chunk of animators are currently unemployed. It pointed out that when Covid took the world in its lethal grasp, the animation industry was the only entertainment industry that was functional since animators could work from their homes. However, even after these animators took charge of keeping people entertained in such crucial times, the companies they worked for, mainly Cartoon Network, paid them back by taking away their jobs and canceling projects.

The video continued by informing people how the CEOs of these companies show better finances by being unjust to their employees to fill their own pockets. It urged people to start a campaign with the hashtag “#RIPCartoonNetwork” and raise their voices against how the animators are being treated by talking about their favorite shows that are not on air anymore with the given hashtag.

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