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USA Cartoon Express
USA Cartoon Express' 1992–1996 logo
NetworkUSA Network
LaunchedSeptember 20, 1982; 39 years ago (1982-09-20)
ClosedSeptember 15, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-09-15)
Country of originUnited States
Sister networkUSA Action Extreme Team (1995–1996)
FormatChildren's programming
Running time1-6 hours
Original language(s)English
Voices ofCurt Chaplin (1982–1992)

The USA Cartoon Express was a programming block consisting of animated children's series which aired on the USA Network from September 20, 1982[1] to September 15, 1996. Cartoon Express was the first structured animation block on cable television, predating Nickelodeon's Nicktoons and Cartoon Network by a decade.

The initial lineup consisted mostly of series from the Hanna-Barbera library.[1][2] In October, Turner Broadcasting purchased Hanna-Barbera and launched Cartoon Network one year later, thus taking a chunk of Cartoon Express programming with it.[3]

Programs aired on USA Cartoon Express


Other series

USA Cartoon Express original series


TV specials

See also


  1. ^ a b United Press International (UPI) (September 21, 1982). "Remember 'Terry and the Pirates'". Ellensburg Daily Record. p. 14. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  2. ^ Arnold, Gordon B. (2016). Animation and the American Imagination: A Brief History. ABC-CLIO. p. 207. ISBN 9781440833601.
  3. ^ "Exec says Ted to get Fred by Monday". The Tuscaloosa News. Los Angeles Daily News. October 27, 1991. p. 1E. Retrieved August 31, 2010.