Cartoon Network (ended 2003)
|These people took off the Bugs Bunny cartoons of all things. What do you expect. If it doesn't appeal to babies or retards, CN won't show it.|
lol i agree there shows know SUCK HARD
|As awesome as Rurouni Kenshin is Bugs Bunny is awesomer still. that show is hilarious if you get to see a good one. (not that CN has actually ever showed a good one) Oh and dont diss retarted people its not right and I will report abuse.|
|well, i read the entire file seeing if anyone knew what they were talking about on this. not finding evidence of that, please allow me to point out a few things: |
-- cartoon network lost the licensing rights to kenshin in march. that's why the series stopped when it did (before kyoto), and why it will NEVER be coming back to cartoon network.
-- kenshin first ran as part of toonami, and that is why it was edited (by the company that translated it, btw, not by cn): different broadcast standards for different audiences. had it moved to adult swim, the editing would have been the same.
-- cartoon network is doing just fine in the ratings, despite all the "horrible" shows currently on it's schedule. in fact, it is one of the top cable networks in the country. while i certainly don't care for many of the shows on now, obviously many people do. and any network will always go to where the money is, i.e. where the viewers are.
-- cartoon network is a big reason anime has found an audience in this country. it was willing to show non-pokemon (therefore riskier) listings such as sailor moon and tenchi muyo and cowboy bebop and trigun when no one else would -- and rurouni kenshin, for that matter. and they deserve credit for now running with full metal alchemist, samurai champloo and evangelion nearly uncut.
now, with all that said, i have never defended cartoon network's pathetic treatment of it's viewers with it's frequent programming foulups. kenshin was one of those -- keeping it off the air and then putting it back on (when it knew the date it would need to stop) before kyoto, all the while the manga is selling like blockbusters. it is a scenario that has been played out over and over, and likely will again.
and as for bugs bunny, cartoon network also holds the rights to rocky and bullwinkle and have kept it off the air for a few years now, while the dvds rake in the cash for disney. who can figure? but the network does make money.