Press Release from Boomerang Boomerang, Turner Broadcasting System’s commercial-free classic cartoon network, will present holiday specials of yesteryear throughout December as part of a month-long CHRISTMAS PARTY. Two hours of holiday programming will entertain families every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., culminating in a marathon of cheer beginning at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The marathon brings a full 24-hours of special programming on Christmas Day, continuing through the night and closing with “A Johnny Bravo Christmas” at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 26.
The spotlighted guests of this party, from Popeye the Sailor to Papa Smurf, span seven decades of cartoon history from the 1930s to the 2000s. This Christmas Party will spotlight not only how favorite animated families like the Flintstones and the Jetsons ring in the holidays, but will also feature Emmy-nominated one-of-a-kind specials like The Town That Santa Forgot. Cartoon Network’s original classics join the festivities as Boomerang features holiday specials such as The Powerpuff Girls “’Twas the Fight Before Christmas” and Dexter’s Laboratory “Dexter vs. Santa’s Claws.”
“Boomerang’s ‘Christmas Party’ takes us back to a time when families would gather around the television for their annual favorites,” said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “The season truly is about family and togetherness, and our programming helps honor that tradition.”
Highlights of the Boomerang CHRISTMAS PARTY include:* Yogi’s First Christmas (1980), Sunday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m. (encores Dec. 24 at 10:30 p.m., Dec. 25 at 12:30 and 10 p.m.) : Hanna-Barbera’s most beloved classic characters, including Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss, join Yogi at Jellystone Lodge for a Christmas celebration in this much-loved holiday movie.
* Casper’s First Christmas (1979), Saturday, Dec. 11, 5:35 p.m.: A joyful group of cartoon friends visit Casper on Christmas Eve. Hairy Scary tries to scare their Christmas spirits away until a touching gesture changes his heart.
* The Town That Santa Forgot (1993), Sunday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m.: Dick van Dyke stars as the voice of a kind grandfather relaying the tale of Jeremy Creek, a spoiled boy who learns it is better to give than to receive.
* A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), Friday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m.: Christmas is nearly ruined when Fred, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in a Bedrock Community Players Christmas production, becomes a true-life Scrooge himself.
* The Powerpuff Girls: ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003), Saturday, Dec. 25, 6:30 p..m.: The Powerpuff Girls are busy saving Christmas everywhere when Princess, Townsville’s greediest little girl, plots to trick Santa into turning her into the fourth Powerpuff Girl. Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup explode into a Yuletide winter blizzard of bad-girl-thwarting action to put Princess in her place and keep Christmas from disappearing forever.
Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Christmas Eve:4 p.m.: A Flintstones Christmas Carol5:10 p.m.: Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper6 p.m.: The Town That Santa Forgot6:30 p.m.: Smurfs Christmas Special7 p.m.: A Flintstone Christmas8 p.m.: Christmas Flintstone8:30 p.m.: Christmas Comes to Pacland9 p.m.: Classic MGM Holiday Shorts10:30 p.m.: Yogi’s First Christmas
Christmas Day:12:30 a.m.: A Flintstone Family Christmas1 a.m.: Nutcracker Scooby1:30 a.m.: ‘Twas the Fight before Christmas2:30 a.m.: A Jetson Christmas Carol3 a.m.: Casper’s First Christmas3:30 a.m. A Johnny Bravo Christmas4 a.m.: A Flintstones Christmas Carol5:10 a.m.: Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper6 a.m.: The Town That Santa Forgot6:30 a.m.: Smurfs Christmas Special7 a.m.: Krypto the Super Dog Storybook Holiday7:30 a.m.: Krypto the Super Dog Iguanukkah8 a.m.: A Flintstone Family Christmas8:30 a.m.: Nutcracker Scooby9 a.m.: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas10 a.m.: A Jetson Christmas Carol10:30 a.m.: Casper’s First Christmas11 a.m.: Classic MGM Holiday Shorts12:30 p.m.: Yogi’s First Christmas2:30 p.m.: A Johnny Bravo Christmas3 p.m.: Christmas Flintstone3:30 p.m.: Christmas Comes to Pacland4 p.m.: Smurfs Christmas Special4:30 p.m.: Krypto the Super Dog Storybook Holiday5 p.m.: Casper’s First Christmas5:30 p.m. A Flintstone Family Christmas6 p.m.: Nutcracker Scooby6:30 p.m.: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas7:30 p.m.: A Jetson Christmas Carol8 p.m.: A Flintstone Christmas Carol9:10 p.m.: Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper10 p.m.: Yogi’s First Christmas
Dec. 26:12 a.m.: Classic MGM Holiday Shorts1:30 a.m.: Christmas Flintstone2 a.m.: Smurfs Christmas Special2:30 a.m.: Nutcracker Scooby3 a.m.: Christmas Comes to Pacland3:30 a.m.: The Town That Santa Forgot4 a.m.: A Flintstone Christmas5 a.m.: Casper’s First Christmas5:30 a.m.: A Johnny Bravo Christmas