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name=Cartoon Network Video |
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name=Kids' WB! |
logo=[[Image:Cartoon Network Video Logo.png|180px]] |
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logo=[[File:KidsWB.png]] |
caption=Cartoon Network Video's former logo |
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caption=The logo of Kids' WB! since it became an online network. |
headquarters=[[Image:United States Flag.png|30px]] USA |
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headquarters =[[Image:United States Flag.png|30px]] USA |
launched=September 22, 2006 |
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launched=1995 |
ownedby=Turner Broadcasting System |
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channel={{wp|The WB}}, {{wp|The CW}} |
 
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'''Cartoon Network Video''' is a {{wp|Streaming media|streaming video}} service run by [[Cartoon Network]] to provide animated programs 24 hours a day. The service launched on September 22, 2006. Originally a sister service to [[Toonami Jetstream]], which had long offered the Pokémon anime, Cartoon Network Video became Cartoon Network's lone streaming video service after Toonami Jetstream shut down on January 30, 2009.
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'''Kids' WB!''' is a former programming block that was broadcast on {{wp|The WB Television Network}} and later, as a result of a merge between WB and {{wp|UPN}}, on {{wp|The CW Television Network}}. The initial run of the block was from 1995-2008, and it aired (at various stages) both before and after school, and also on Saturday mornings. Kids' WB, in its original form, shut down on May 17, 2008. Prior to its closure it was relaunched as an online {{wp|video on demand}} service.
   
<!--The service is only available in the United States. Other regions have their own version of Cartoon Network Video, though not with Pokémon included in the lineup.-->
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==Pokémon and Kids' WB==
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Kids' WB aired episodes from the original [[4Kids Entertainment]] dub of the [[Pokémon anime]] from 1999 until 2006. The first episode aired was ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'', on February 13. The network aired the remainder of the first season, and every other non-banned episode through [[Pokémon: Advanced Battle|season eight]]. Warner Bros. also used the Kids' WB! name in their promotions of the first three [[Pokémon movie]]s.
   
==Pokémon anime on Cartoon Network Video==
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On January 22, 2005, Kids' WB! was the first to air the English version of the seventh movie, [[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]. It was also first to air the 10th anniversary Pokémon special, ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]'', on April 29, 2006, even before it aired in Japan. This special was the first to be dubbed by [[The Pokémon Company International]] (then known as Pokémon USA), as well as being the only time Kids' WB! aired the new dub by Pokémon USA. Along with the special, a promotional sweepstakes was run by Kids' WB! to win tenth anniversary related merchandise.
<!--Only include information relevant to Pokémon in this section.-->The [[Pokémon anime]] debuted on the service on May 15, 2009.
 
   
The first classification used for the Pokémon anime on Cartoon Network Video is [[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles|DP: Galactic Battles]], not appearing to follow any specific season unlike when the Pokémon anime ran on Toonami Jetstream. The first episode offered on the service was ''[[DP105|Get Your Rotom Running!]]'' The final episode uploaded with the banner displaying Galactic Battles was ''[[DP157|Gotta Get a Gible!]]'', uploaded on May 17, 2010.
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In 2006, before any more Pokémon USA episodes could be aired, the network announced that all non-{{wp|Warner Brothers}} shows would be dropped from the lineup. This meant that ''Pokémon'', among other shows, would no longer be aired on Kids' WB!. The series would eventually move to [[Cartoon Network]], which is owned by TimeWarner via its' {{wp|Tuner Broadcasting}} division on September 8th.
   
On December 14, 2009, 97 episodes from the first two seasons including the entirety of season two, listed under the names of the first two arcs [[Pokémon: Indigo League|Indigo League]] and [[Pokémon: The Adventures in the Orange Islands|Adventures in the Orange Islands]], were made available on the service, arranged as subclassifications under the show's banner (which still lists Galactic Battles). Unlike Galactic Battles, the episodes from the first two episodes are divided by season, but under the name of one of the arcs, meaning season two episodes from the Indigo League arc are classified under the Adventures in the Orange Islands classification. This is similar to how the last 11 episodes of the second arc, which are also the first 11 episodes of the third season, were available on Toonami Jetstream under the [[Pokémon: The Johto Journeys|third arc's name]].
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==After 2006==
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On October 2, 2007, it was announced that the Kids' WB block would end in September the following year. Management stated that this was because of the effects of children's advertising limits and competition from cable TV channels. In an ironic twist, the block was sold to 4Kids, who had also bought the old {{wp|Fox Kids}} block, renaming it the "Fox Box" and then "{{wp|4Kids TV}}". {{wp|Fox Broadcasting Company}} ended their relationship with 4Kids in December 2008, and as of 2010, used the old slot to allow affiliates to use for news or {{wp|E/I}} programming, save for two hours called "Fox Marketplace", in essence an block of {{wp|Infomercials}}.
   
On February 1, 2010, a fourth subclassification under the show's banner was added to house season three, listed under the name "[[Pokémon: The Johto Journeys|The Johto Journeys]]"; only one episode was made available that day, ''[[EP106|The Pokémon Water War]]''. However, this addition may have been in error, as both the classification and the episode were removed a few days later. The classification was later re-added two months later with the entire third season included; however, the episodes in the classification were not working for many users, and the classification was once again taken down the following month.
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The last time Kids' WB! aired was, contrary to earlier reports, May 17, 2008. After this date the block was relabeled as {{wp|The CW4Kids}}. Kids' WB! was revamped into an online video on demand service, which was launched on April 28, 2008. ''Pokémon'' is not included on the list of available titles; however, episodes are available on demand via the USA [[Pokémon.com]] web portal.
   
On June 5, 2010, the banner depiction for Pokémon on Cartoon Network Video was switched to the new classification of [[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors|DP: Sinnoh League Victors]], carrying over all content that had been classified under the previous arc's name.<!-- The first episode of the arc, ''[[DP158|Regaining the Home Advantage!]]'', was uploaded two days later.-->
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==Logos==
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Kids' WB! has had numerous logos throughout the years. It has typically varied between {{wp|Michigan J. Frog}} and the WB Water Tower.
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<gallery>
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File:Kids WB logo.png|The Kids' WB! logo used from 1997-2001.
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File:Kids WB Last Television Logo.jpg|Kids' WB logo from 2001-2008.
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File:Kids WB Beta.png|Kids' WB BETA's Logo until July 2009
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</gallery>
   
Initially, Cartoon Network Video released episodes new to the service every Monday, unless a particular Monday was a United States holiday, in most cases the debut was on a different day (such as the following Tuesday). The newest episodes were currently made available the Monday following their original dub airdates and remain on the service for two weeks. More recently, however, episodes have been uploaded later than previously and remain available for only one week.
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==External links==
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*{{wp|Kids' WB}} on Wikipedia
==Pokémon episodes available on Cartoon Network Video==
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*[http://www.kidswb.com/ Official Site]
*[[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles|DP: Galactic Battles]]: ''[[DP105|Get Your Rotom Running!]]''&mdash;''[[DP157|Gotta Get a Gible!]]''
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*[http://www.cw4kids.com/ Kids' WB!'s replaced website]
<!--*[[Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors|DP: Sinnoh League Victors]]: ''[[DP158|Regaining the Home Advantage!]]'' onward-->
 
*[[Pokémon: Indigo League|Indigo League]]: 45 selected episodes between ''[[EP001|Pokémon I Choose You]]''&mdash;''[[EP051|Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden]]''/''[[EP054|The Case of the K-9 Caper]]''&mdash;''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]''
 
*[[Pokémon: The Adventures in the Orange Islands|Adventures in the Orange Islands]]: ''[[EP052|Princess vs. Princess]]''&mdash;''[[EP053|The Purr-fect Hero]]''/''[[EP058|Riddle Me This]]''&mdash;''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]''
 
*[[Pokémon: The Johto Journeys|The Johto Journeys]]: ''[[EP106|The Pokémon Water War]]'' &mdash;''[[EP157|The Fortune Hunters]]''
 
<!--Do not change the episode listings for the first three seasons. This listing reflects how the episodes are divided on Cartoon Network Video itself. The fact that roughly 60% of the category listed as "Adventures in the Orange Islands" on Cartoon Network Video is actually the season two part of the original Indigo League arc may appear misleading, but these listings are what Cartoon Network Video uses, and tampering with our reflection of the listings may mislead people into looking in the wrong category for an episode. Besides, Toonami Jetstream filed the last 11 episodes of the actual Adventures in the Orange Islands arc under the "The Johto Journeys" classification when that service first showed Pokémon, something Cartoon Network Video appears to be repeating, so it's not as if there isn't a precedent for this...-->
 
 
==Trivia==
 
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*After a site revamp in October 2009, Cartoon Network Video uses a dedicated 16:9 widescreen video player. A lot of content originally produced in 16:9 widescreen, including all Pokémon episodes starting with [[DP126|''Classroom Training'']], are shown properly on this video player regardless of the aspect ratio an episode showed in on Cartoon Network's standard-definition television feed; however, content originally produced in 4:3 fullscreen, such as Pokémon episodes from earlier seasons, are stretched to fill the 16:9 frame in a process similar to {{wp|Stretch-o-Vision}}.
 
*Unlike on Toonami Jetstream, which gave the three Indigo League episodes it showed wrong numbers, episodes from Indigo League on Cartoon Network Video are listed in its proper order, except for one episode placed in an odd location (see below).
 
*The Todd versions of the episodes [[Todd Snap]] appears in are the ones used on Cartoon Network Video; the same was true when shown on Toonami Jetstream. Additionally, any episode that involves the [[Orange Archipelago]] in any way, shape, or form uses the theme presented from televised airings, meaning {{so|Pokémon World}} is first used with [[EP084|''The Lost Lapras'']] on Cartoon Network Video with [[Pokémon Theme]] used for the three episodes prior.
 
*Unlike other classifications, episodes from the third season are listed primarily in alphabetical order with a few deviations.
 
 
===Errors===
 
<!--Only include information relevant to Pokémon in this section. This is not a complete list.-->
 
*Episode descriptions for the first two seasons frequently mispluralize Pokémon names, such as the description for ''[[EP001|Pokémon I Choose You]]'' which lists a "flock of {{p|Spearow}}s."
 
**Descriptions for season three episodes do not make this mistake.
 
*Episode descriptions also tend to type out the names of tools incorrectly, such as "[[Poké Ball|Pokéball]]" and "[[Pokédex|PokéDex]]."
 
**An example of this is a video clip from the episode ''[[DP135|Beating the Bustle and Hustle!]]'', named ''Pilfered Pokeballs''.
 
*The episode description for ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]'' contains an odd grammatical error where the second sentence reads "Can '''the''' {{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{an|Brock}} stop them while saving the {{evostone|Moon Stone}}?"
 
*''[[EP051|Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden]]'' is listed between ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]'' and ''[[EP009|The School of Hard Knocks]]'' for some odd reason. The episode that plays is the listed episode; the episode that should go in between, ''[[EP008|The Path to the Pokémon League]]'', is one of the missing episodes from season one.
 
*The description for ''[[EP009|The School of Hard Knocks]]'' implies that the gang has to convince the headmaster of [[Pokémon Tech]] of the dangers of the school. No headmaster appears in the episode, and nowhere in the episode is the school actually implied to be dangerous.
 
*The description for ''[[EP015|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]'' implies Ash discovers {{an|Giovanni}}'s plan to steal the Pokémon onboard. Giovanni's identity was as of then still unknown, and his name is not uttered even once in the episode.
 
*The description for ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'' not only misspells {{p|Gyarados}}'s name, but also implies Giovanni was in direct control of the giant robots when he actually wasn't.
 
*The description for ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]'' implies that Ash controlled the {{p|Venusaur|Venus}}{{p|Blastoise|toise}} that appeared in the episode, and said Venustoise was key in defeating the [[Ghost of Maiden's Peak|Gastly]]. In actuality, it was the Gastly that created the Venustoise and the Gastly faded to sunlight.
 
*The description for ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]'' implies [[Team Rocket]] set the traps inside [[Pokémon Tower]] when it was actually the resident {{type2|Ghost}}s that did so.
 
*The description for ''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation]]'' implies that Ash was denied entry into the [[Celadon Gym]] because he wasn't a female. In actuality, he was denied entry because he criticized the perfume with gender playing no role in the denial of entry (this is evident when Brock is seen in the Gym without incident).
 
*The description for ''[[EP030|Sparks Fly for Magnemite]]'' imply the {{p|Magnemite}} were equally as responsible for the blackout as the {{p|Grimer}} when it was actually the Grimer and a {{TP|Ash|Muk}} solely responsible.
 
*The description for ''[[EP037|Ditto's Mysterious Mansion]]'' implies [[Duplica]]'s {{p|Ditto}} was unable to {{m|transform}} at all. In actuality, the Ditto in question was in a transformed state when it first appeared; it merely had trouble transforming its face.
 
*The description for ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'' implies [[Cassandra]] is male. Also, the [[Kids' WB!|Kids WB]] announcing at the end of the [[Pokérap]] segment within the episode itself is left intact, unlike all of the other season one episodes that debuted outside of first-run syndication (where the original announcing is restored).
 
*The description for ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'' implies that Misty and Brock fell into the pit when they actually didn't.
 
*The description for ''[[EP055|Pokémon Paparazzi]]'' implies that [[Todd Snap|Todd]]'s claim was to take pictures of {{AP|Pikachu}} when he was really out to kidnap it. In actuality, Todd's intent was picture-taking and had no interest in kidnapping.
 
*The description for ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]'' implies that passing the test will allow participants to start earning gym [[badge]]s. In reality, passing the test will allow participants to skip the badges and immediately participate in the [[Indigo League|league competition]].
 
*The name of the second arc, used to hold episodes from season two, is listed as "Adventures on the Orange Islands" when it should read "Adventures in the Orange Islands."
 
*The description for ''[[EP060|Beach Blank-Out Blastoise]]'' implies that the gang misses "the boat back to [[Kanto]]," implying that [[Cinnabar Island]] is not part of Kanto.
 
*The description for ''[[EP062|Clefairy Tales]]'' lists the gang teaming up with a nonexistent "Professor Boffin" instead of [[Oswald]].
 
*The description for ''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]'' implies Ash fought {{an|Mewtwo}}. It was actually {{Gary}} that fought Mewtwo. The description is also confusing in some places, possibly implying Gary fought the familiar Team Rocket trio instead of their boss.
 
*The description for ''[[EP066|The Evolution Solution]]'' implies {{an|Professor Oak}} accompanied Ash on his trip to the [[Seafoam Islands]] when Ash actually went there only with Brock and Misty. Additionally, the description lists the destination locale as the "Seafoam Islands" which, while correct according to the games, is incorrect according to the episode, which used the singular "Seafoam Island" instead of the plural.
 
*The description for ''[[EP075|Round One - Begin!]]'' not only misspells [[Mandi]]'s name as Mandy, but also refers to him as a female.
 
*The descriptions for all three of [[Ritchie]]'s appearances erroneously spell his name without the T.
 
*The description for ''[[EP083|Poké Ball Peril]]'' refers to the mysterious object as the "GS Pokéball" instead of simply the [[GS Ball]].
 
*The description for ''[[EP092|The Joy of Pokémon]]'' implies that the baby {{p|Seel}} belongs to the [[Nurse Joy]] instead of being wild Pokémon.
 
*The description for ''[[EP097|Tracey Gets Bugged]]'' implies that the {{TP|Tracey|Scyther}} caught in the episode is male when its gender is actually unknown.
 
*Several instances of episodes from the third season include "Poké" in their episode descriptions list with the code "&#<code>381</code>;" where the "é" should be. This may be due to the Cartoon Network Video software not supporting the special character.
 
**The listing for ''[[EP127|Once in a Blue Moon]]'' also includes some instances of "&#<code>209</code>;" in its episode description.
 
*The episode description for ''[[EP118|The Double Trouble Header]]'' implies {{an|Casey}} is male.
 
*The episode description for ''[[EP124|Snubbull Snobbery]]'' misspells {{p|Snubbull}}'s name.
 
*The episode description for ''[[EP144|Gettin' the Bugs Out]]'' refers to the [[Azalea Gym]] as the "Hive Gym". Hive is actually the name of the Gym's badge.
 
*The episode description for ''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]'' implies [[Team Wartortle]] belongs to a nonexistent character named Russell, not [[Captain Aidan]].
 
*The initial title of ''[[DP138|Strategy Begins at Home!]]'', ''The Mother of All Battlers!'', appears on the site's list, despite the video showing the new title.
 
*The title for the episode ''[[DP143|An Egg Scramble!]]'' is misspelled as "The Egg Scramble".
 
*In one of the episode clips, Johto is spelled as "Joto".
 
*''[[DP168|Keeping in Top Form!]]'' is mistakenly listed with the Japanese title of [[DP169|the following episode]]. This may have been due to a mishap in the initial announcement of episode titles.
 
**Similarly, ''[[DP171|Dawn of a Royal Day!]]'' was also mistakenly listed with its Japanese title due to a similar mishap.
 
 
==See also==
 
===External links===
 
*[http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/index.html Cartoon Network Video]
 
*{{wp|Cartoon Network Video}} on Wikipedia
 
   
 
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Kids' WB!
KidsWB.png
The logo of Kids' WB! since it became an online network.
Headquarters United States Flag.png USA
Launched 1995
Broadcasted On The WB, The CW

Kids' WB! is a former programming block that was broadcast on The WB Television Network and later, as a result of a merge between WB and UPN, on The CW Television Network. The initial run of the block was from 1995-2008, and it aired (at various stages) both before and after school, and also on Saturday mornings. Kids' WB, in its original form, shut down on May 17, 2008. Prior to its closure it was relaunched as an online video on demand service.

Pokémon and Kids' WB

Kids' WB aired episodes from the original 4Kids Entertainment dub of the Pokémon anime from 1999 until 2006. The first episode aired was The Problem with Paras, on February 13. The network aired the remainder of the first season, and every other non-banned episode through season eight. Warner Bros. also used the Kids' WB! name in their promotions of the first three Pokémon movies.

On January 22, 2005, Kids' WB! was the first to air the English version of the seventh movie, Destiny Deoxys. It was also first to air the 10th anniversary Pokémon special, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, on April 29, 2006, even before it aired in Japan. This special was the first to be dubbed by The Pokémon Company International (then known as Pokémon USA), as well as being the only time Kids' WB! aired the new dub by Pokémon USA. Along with the special, a promotional sweepstakes was run by Kids' WB! to win tenth anniversary related merchandise.

In 2006, before any more Pokémon USA episodes could be aired, the network announced that all non-Warner Brothers shows would be dropped from the lineup. This meant that Pokémon, among other shows, would no longer be aired on Kids' WB!. The series would eventually move to Cartoon Network, which is owned by TimeWarner via its' Tuner Broadcasting division on September 8th.

After 2006

On October 2, 2007, it was announced that the Kids' WB block would end in September the following year. Management stated that this was because of the effects of children's advertising limits and competition from cable TV channels. In an ironic twist, the block was sold to 4Kids, who had also bought the old Fox Kids block, renaming it the "Fox Box" and then "4Kids TV". Fox Broadcasting Company ended their relationship with 4Kids in December 2008, and as of 2010, used the old slot to allow affiliates to use for news or E/I programming, save for two hours called "Fox Marketplace", in essence an block of Infomercials.

The last time Kids' WB! aired was, contrary to earlier reports, May 17, 2008. After this date the block was relabeled as The CW4Kids. Kids' WB! was revamped into an online video on demand service, which was launched on April 28, 2008. Pokémon is not included on the list of available titles; however, episodes are available on demand via the USA Pokémon.com web portal.

Logos

Kids' WB! has had numerous logos throughout the years. It has typically varied between Michigan J. Frog and the WB Water Tower.

External links

Template:Project TV notice