|Broadcast area||United Kingdom|
|Network||Cartoon Network Too|
|Headquarters||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Owner||Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA|
|Sister channels||Cartoon Network|
4 September 2006 (original)
1 March 2022 (relaunch)
24 May 2007
|Replaced||Cartoon Network Too|
23 May 2007 (original)
|See separate section|
Cartoonito is a British pay television channel which targets children between the ages of 3 and 6. It is run by Warner Bros. Discovery under its International division.
On August 14, 2006, Turner Broadcasting System Europe announced they would launch a new pre-school-oriented strand for Cartoon Network Too known as Cartoonito, which would launch on 4 September 2006, running from 6 AM to 3 PM.
On 2 May 2007, Turner announced that they would expand Cartoonito to a full-time network on 24 May 2007. This allowed for Cartoon Network Too to merge and replace Toonami, allowing the full Cartoonito channel to launch in the ex-Cartoon Network Too slot.
On 24 May 2007, at 3 AM, Cartoonito launched as a standalone channel on Sky channel 619, just after the old version of Cartoon Network Too closed at 7 PM the previous day. The channel ran between 3 AM and 7 PM and originally timeshared with Turner Classic Movies 2 (later became Turner Classic Movies +1 after 13 August 2013).
On August 28, 2009, it was announced that a Cartoonito block would air on Boomerang from 9:00am-10:30am on school-term weekdays beginning in September. The aim of the block was to introduce the Cartoonito brand to viewers who had never seen the programmes the channel offered.
On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media. For the launch, the channel's runtime was changed, now running from 4 AM to 8 PM. On 26 October 2013, Cartoonito was launched on BT TV, and Cartoonito launched on Plusnet in May 2015. On 15 December 2016, Cartoonito was added to TalkTalk. Unlike Cartoon Network and Boomerang, which has a +1 and HD simulcasts, Cartoonito didn't have a +1 or HD simulcasts in the UK.
Cartoonito shifted its aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen on 1 November 2017. The channel moved to a full 24-hour schedule on 15 January 2018. On 2 March 2018, the channel was announced for a rebrand with an updated website. The logo remained the same, with the only difference being that the eyes were changed from purple to black.
On 1 February 2022, the channel rebranded with the new 2021 logo and bumpers. Following the rebrand, a Cartoonito strand launched on its sister channel Cartoon Network, airing weekdays from 9 to 10 AM (was briefly extend to end at 11 AM from Spring until the Summer of 2022).