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The What A Cartoon! Show (originally known as World Premiere Toons, and later renamed The Cartoon Cartoon Show) was a series of cartoon shorts produced to air on Cartoon Network in the mid-1990s. The president of Hanna-Barbera at the time wanted to recreate the glory days of Western Animation by allowing creators to produce original short cartoons to be aired on Cartoon Network. The premiere of the project was on a special hosted by Space Ghost.

Some of the cartoons were popular enough to be made into series, (Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, etc) Two wound up being the prototype for a much more popular toon later (Steve & Larry who would become Peter and Brian for Family Guy and Kenny and the Chimp were retooled into Codename: Kids Next Door). While others faded into obscurity like Yoink Of The Yukon, Pfish & Chip, Yuckie Duck, and Shake & Flick. They even made a few shorts of The Flintstones.

Its spiritual successor was meant to be Cartoonstitute (headed by two popular animators who got their start on WAC: Craig Mc Cracken and Rob Renzetti) , but that sadly never got off the ground.


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