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Cartoon Network turns 20; celebrates with new shows, contest

MUMBAI: As it celebrates its 20th anniversary in India this year, Cartoon Network is pulling out all stops to showcase shows, movies and contests in a month-long stunt.

The Happy Birthday Cartoon Network programming line-up not only includes current shows such as Horrid Henry and Oggy and the Cockroaches but also reinvigorated versions of classic series such as The Flintstones, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Courage the Cowardly Dog. 

Beginning 4 May, the shows will be aired from Monday to Friday at 11 am.

Additionally, Cartoon Network is giving one lucky child and his/her family a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the recently launched Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Thailand. 

All kids have to do is watch the Happy Birthday Cartoon Network block at 11 am throughout May and answer simple questions. Other exciting prizes such as tablets and PSPs will also be up for grabs.

This summer, Cartoon Network will be launching new content not only from its international portfolio but also from its stable of local Indian shows such as Roll No 21 along with movies such as Mighty Raju: Superhero School, Sonic Boom Dhamaal Aur Dhoom and Sholay Adventures

New episodes of Cartoon Network Originals’ global hit franchises Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball will also be aired. In addition to this, the channel will be launching two brand new Cartoon Network Original series called Uncle Grandpa (in May) and Clarence (in June).

Turner International India South Asia managing director Siddharth Jain said, “Since its inception in 1995, Cartoon Network has been the leading channel in the genre thanks to the adulation and loyalty of our fans across generations. We look forward to the future with innovative and engaging content forming our cornerstone to success.”

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