#RIPCartoonNetwork Trends on X as Fans Wonder, “Is Cartoon Network Shutting Down?”

A sudden trend of ‘RIPCartoonNetwork’ on X (formerly known as Twitter) has left fans in shock amid reports claiming the channel is going to “shut down.” The hashtag began trending after a Twitter handle named ‘Animation Workers Ignited’ shared a video with the caption “Cartoon Network is dead?!?!” The viral post also mentioned that other studios are not far behind and discussed layoffs in the animation industry.

The video claims that Cartoon Network is essentially dead and that other studios are not much better off. It highlights the plight of animation workers, stating that many will become unemployed in record numbers, with some already jobless for over a year despite carrying the animation industry through the pandemic.

“That’s right. When COVID first hit, animation was able to operate completely remotely, making it one of the only forms of entertainment that could continue production uninterrupted. But studios decided to pay them back by canceling projects, outsourcing jobs, and laying off artists en masse,” the video states.

The video further accuses big studios of cutting costs by reducing spending and staff while CEOs and executives continue to benefit.

“So they want to reap, huh? I’ll show them. Reap. I don’t think you’ll be doing much with a plastic scythe, but you can help by spreading the word. Post about your favorite Cartoon Network shows you wish were still around using hashtag RIP Cartoon Network and stay tuned for more ways to help by following this account. Animation is under attack. Which side are you on?” the video added.

Cartoon Network is Going Nowhere, Reports Confirm

Despite the rumors, Cartoon Network is not shutting down. The channel has experienced ups and downs, but it remains operational. Adjustments like starting Adult Swim two hours earlier each night have worked for the channel, and new programs are in production. “The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series” is set to premiere this year, and spin-offs of “Adventure Time,” “Regular Show,” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” are also under development.

Cartoon Network was impacted by COVID-19 and subsequent mergers, resulting in cutbacks across Warner Bros. Discovery divisions. However, the channel is not closing. Although there are criticisms over the company’s management, there is still a lot of activity planned. Fans do not need to worry, as Cartoon Network is not shutting down anytime soon. Despite challenges, CN will continue to operate and adapt to industry changes.

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