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Cartoonito logo.svg
Cartoonito logo
Launched Cartoon Network Too block
4 September 2006
24 May 2007
Italy and Spain
Closed Cartoon Network Too block
23 May 2007
30 June 2013
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Turner International India Pvt Ltd, Turner International Australia
(Time Warner)
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.1% (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Slogan It's Kaleidoscopic! (2007 to 2013)
Broadcast area United Kingdom
South Asia
Replaced UK
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network
Boing[disambiguation needed]
Website www.cartoonito.co.uk, www.CartoonitoAsia.com
Digital (in Italy) LCN 46
(Where available)
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
Sky Channel 619
CTH (Thailand) Channel 166
Virgin Media Channel 706
Smallworld Cable Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 109
UPC Ireland Channel 618
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 118 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 118 (Digital)
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 372
BT Channel 563
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Cartoonito is a pre-school brand owned and distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd, available as dedicated television channels in the United Kingdom and Italy, and also as a branded block of content on Boomerang across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.[1] Cartoonito is available as a dedicated channel in Asia, owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.[2] The brand is aimed at young children under the age of 6 years.[3]


Cartoonito was originally a programming block on Cartoon Network Too with it airing between 06:00 and 15:00. It started on 4 September 2006 with it airing for the last time (as a block on CN Too) on 23 May 2007 as it got its own channel as a replacement for the original version of Cartoon Network Too. As it was no longer a block on CN Too, it expanded its broadcasting hours to 03:00 until 19:00, timesharing with TCM 2, another UK-only spin-off channel from TCM.[citation needed]

In addition, the programming block agreements with Cartoon Network Too terminated, which made it 24 hours for the first time as it replaced Toonami as the current version. However, from September 2009 until March 2010, Boomerang gave up its morning programming for a new Cartoonito slot,[citation needed] terminating its 24-hour schedule which had been in place since 2001.[citation needed]

In its early years, between 03:00 and 06:00 each morning, it also aired some shows from Cartoon Network Too, Boomerang and sometimes the main Cartoon Network.[citation needed]

In its early years, Cartoonito taught children French.[citation needed]

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media on channel 706.[4] In early 2011, Cartoonito changed its hours to 04:00 until 20:00, and revamped its early hour schedule to include more pre-school orientated shows.

Despite TCM 2 closing on 13 August 2013 at 4:00am, and being replaced with TCM +1 later in the day[citation needed], the British version of Cartoonito continued to only broadcast from 4:00am to 9:00pm.

Programmes Broadcast on Cartoonito[edit]

Current/upcoming programming[edit]

daggerLate at night only

Show Notes
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
ABC Monsters Asia (Asia Pacific) only.
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
Baby Looney Tunes
The Baby Triplets
Bananas in Pyjamas
Barney & Friends
Cartoonito Karaoke
Captain Mack
Cartoonito Tales
Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Series 1 only.
Childs Farm
Chloe's Closet
The Flintstone Kids
Fireman Sam Series 1 to 7 only.
Gerald McBoing-Boing
Go and be a Grown-Up!
Gaspard and Lisa
Hi-5 (Kids' Band)
Ha Ha Hairies
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
Jelly Jamm
Krypto the Superdog
The Land Before Time
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Italy and Asia-Pacific markets (excluding Japan).
Noddy in Toyland
Olly The Little White Van
Paddington Bear
Pororo the Little Penguin Disney Junior Asia
Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville Worldwide (Worldwide) only.
Peppa Pig Worldwide (Worldwide) only.
Elias: Rescue Team Adventures UK only.
The Smurfs
Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Worldwide (Worldwide) only.
Tom & Jerry Kids
Thomas & Friends
Tractor Tom
Tayo the Little Bus Disney Junior Asia

Former programming[edit]

daggerLate at night only



Main article: Cartoonito (Spain)

Turner Broadcasting System Europe had announced it would rollout its UK-based preschoolers' channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand's distribution to 125 million homes in 112 territories.[5] The channel closed on 30 June 2013 in Spain, along with Cartoon Network, with its shows moving to Boing.


On 1 December 2012, Cartoonito launched in Asia Pacific in conjunction with its localized website. A key market upon launch is the Philippines, which began transmission initially in SD on the country's largest cable provider, SkyCable[6] Cartoonito is available as part of its Metropack and on an a la carte basis via Skycable Select.[7]

India & Pakistan[edit]

In India & Pakistan, Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for a variant of the ian- Indian Cartoon Network, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from 7 August 2013.

Middle East and North Africa[edit]

In the MENA region, an Arabic-dedicated version of Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for Cartoon Network Arabic, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from 4 September 2011. Simultaneously, Cartoonito is also available in English in the Middle East via the Cartoonito block on the pan-eastern European Boomerang channel.

South Africa[edit]

In South Africa, Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for a variant of the pan-European Cartoon Network, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from 7 May 2012.


  1. ^ Whittock, Jesse (21 April 2011). "Cartoonito spreads across EMEA". C21Media. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (27 November 2012). "Toonami and Cartoonito to bow in Asia December 1". Kidscreen. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Virgin Media Expands Kids' Line-up with Cartoonito". Virgin Media. 1 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Turner Broadcasting to launch Cartoonito across EMEA". AMEinfo. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "BBC's pre-school channel, CBeebies launches in the Philippines". BBC. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]

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