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Best Era for Cartoon Network?

Cartoon Network's Best Era?

  • Checkerboard Era (1992-1997)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Powerhouse Era (1997-2004)

    Votes: 18 85.7%
  • CN City Era (2004-2007)

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • Noods Era (2008-2010)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • CHECK it Era (2010-Present)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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Storm the Lycanroc

Oshawott Squad
For me it would have to be the Powerhouse era since I watched CN exclusively. The shows I fondly remember are Dexter's Lab, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and Samurai Jack.

Once that era ended I switched over to Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Pokegirl Fan~

Sailor Galaxi-witch
Powerhouse era; it had the most diverse schedule and aired Toonami on weekday afternoons and isn't spammed by one show all the time like the current era or live action shows like the previous era

Kirby Dragons

Well-Known Member
Either the Noods Era or the Powerhouse Era. I liked the Noods Era's shows more, but the Powerhouse Era's shows are generally more classic and iconic.

Cat's Eye Draco

Well-Known Member
Well, going off the dates, it looks like I would've started watching toward the end of the Powerhouse era and continued through City into the first couple years of Nood, after which we moved and didn't get the channel at all anymore. So it's probably a pretty firm tie between Powerhouse and City for me. I think I'll give City the vote, though, since it doesn't seem to be getting many.


Lover of underrated characters
Back when they gave Pokemon marathons and Chowder/Camp Lazlo were still a thing

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Powerhouse because that is when we had several classic original cartoons such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, And Courage the Cowardly Dog. They also aired animated movies and the original Toonami was huge for the network.


Island Challenger
I know I was a huge fan of "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" When I was a little kid. I would always ask my mom if I can stay up until 11pm because they would air 2 episodes back-to-back at 10pm. This was back in 1997. From there, originals such ask "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Powerpuff Girls" peaked my interest. And even watching them now as I am older, the double-meaning and hidden messages behind it crack me up but yet are not as obvious as "Adventure Time" makes it to be.
Before Adventure Time came in (no, the show wasn't bad, but it ended the era of quality animation for literal stick figures and very simplistic designs that became the norm everywhere else).

Before TTG was born (when quality in general died for real).

CN City Era and Powerhouse Era were the good ones. I wish the city one became the definitive one.


Burns eternally hot
Powerhouse is called that for a reason.

But personally, I'd say just about any era than the one right now. Cartoons have never been worse overall.