Cartoonito
Upcoming logo rebrand on 1 February 2022
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Italy
NetworkCartoon Network Too
(2006–2007)
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerWarnerMedia International
Sister channelsCartoon Network
Boomerang
CNN International
Turner Classic Movies
History
Launched4 September 2006 (block)
24 May 2007 (channel)
ReplacedCartoon Network Too
(original version)
Links
Websitewww.cartoonito.co.uk
Availability
Cable
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 706
WightFibreChannel 109
Virgin Media (ROI)Channel 618
Satellite
SkyChannel 610
IPTV
BTChannel 488
BT (via Now TV)Channel 471
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 488
PlusnetChannel 488
Eir VisionChannel 619
FreesatChannel 568
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Cartoonito is a British television channel which targets children between the ages of 2 and 6.[1] It is run by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its international division.

History

Launch (2006–18)

Original logo used from 4 September 2006 to 1 March 2018. However, it was used internationally until May 2018.
Original logo used from 4 September 2006 to 1 March 2018. However, it was used internationally until May 2018.
Second variant with black eyes dots, used 2 March 2018 to 31 January 2022.
Second variant with black eyes dots, used 2 March 2018 to 31 January 2022.

Cartoonito began as a programming block on Cartoon Network Too on 4 September 2006, running from 6 AM to 3 PM. It later expanded into a separate channel on 24 May 2007, now running between 3 AM and 7 PM in a time-sharing agreement with Turner Classic Movies 2 (later became Turner Classic Movies +1 after 13 August 2013).[citation needed]

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media.[2] In early 2011, the channel's runtime was changed, now running from 4 AM to 8 PM. On Saturday 26 October 2013 Cartoonito was Launched On BT TV on The Kids Pack On Channel 563 And Plusnet launched Cartoonito in May 2015, On 15 December 2016, it was added to TalkTalk.[3]

Introduction of 24-hour service (2018–21)

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.[4] On 2 March 2018 the channel was announced for a rebrand with an updated website.[5]

Rebrand (2022–present)

The branding used on the United States and Latin American feeds of Cartoonito will launch in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2022.[6]

Mascots

Original (2006–22)

The original mascots Cuba (Red Cube), Lolly (Purple Cylinder) and Ringo (Green Ring) are voiced by Maria Darling until 2018 while Spike (Blue Pyramid) Ting (Pink Star) and Bubble (Yellow Sphere) are voiced by Shelley Longworth.

WarnerMedia UK & EMEA announced these mascot's retirement as part of Cartoonito's global reintroduction. However, most of the programming within will remain unchanged until further notice.

Rebrand (2022–present)

The network will share the same mascots as the U.S. and Latin American (and the remaining international versions) counterparts. The new mascots are 2-D rather than 3D featuring Nito (Cyan square), Glob (multi-colored glob-like shape), Wedge (magenta triangle) & Itty (pink circle).

Current programming

Acquired programming

Former programming

Original programming

Acquired programming

References

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  9. ^ "HIT inks two deals for Sam".
  10. ^ "CGI Sam to make UK terrestrial debut".
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  12. ^ "Super Wings lands on Cartoonito".
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  14. ^ "Turner commissions new preschool series".
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  16. ^ "UK kids indie lands first work".
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  29. ^ "Turner acquires Chloe's Closet for Cartoonito".
  30. ^ "Cartoonito picks up Daisy & Ollie".
  31. ^ "UK nets nab 9 Story animations".
  32. ^ "Turner EMEA snaps up Henson's Doozers for Cartoonito".
  33. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). europe.turnerinfo.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2022.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  35. ^ "Turner localises Australian kids format".
  36. ^ "Turner picks up new Jelly Jamm season".
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  39. ^ "Newen shops Loopdidoo abroad".
  40. ^ "Millimages' Molang makes Euro moves".
  41. ^ "Jetpack fires up with Daisy & Ollie, Pip Ahoy!".
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  43. ^ "Sesame Street returns to UK broadcast".
  44. ^ "SITLOCD on Boomerang (Cartoonito block)".
  45. ^ "Deals and Sales for HIT, Poppy Cat, Strawberry Shortcake, Angelo Rules". 11 February 2010.