This April 1, spend a primate-packed day with Boomerang as the commercial-free network celebrates "Ape-Reel Fool's Day." The big star of the day is everyone's favorite fun-loving (and well-dressed) gorilla, Magilla. Debuting in 1964, THE MAGILLA GORILLA SHOW chronicles Magilla's antics in Mr. Peeble's Pet Shop. This classic cartoon will air in three-hour blocks on Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. (ET), and again overnight at 2 a.m. (ET).
But not all the animated apes are as amiable as Magilla, as Mojo Jojo of The Powerpuff Girls will prove. This most evil of apish villains will wreak havoc at 7 a.m. (ET), 2 p.m. (ET) and 10 p.m. (ET). Other classic cartoons -- THE FLINSTONES, SCOOBY DOO and TOP CAT -- also will join in the fun with monkey-themed episodes and simian guest stars.
Highlights of "Ape-Reel Fool's Day" include:
-- THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, "Monkey See, Doggie Do" - 7 a.m. (ET) - Mojo Jojo is on the loose with his amazing Anubis Head laser that turns people into dogs. The Powerpuff Girls think they have it under control until they are turned into Power Pups!
-- THE FLINTSTONES, "Fred Goes Ape" - 3 p.m. (ET) - A mix-up at the Bedrock pharmacy has Fred taking strange pills that don't help his allergy but turn him into an ape.
-- THE MAGILLA GORILLA SHOW, "Bird-Brained" - 8 p.m. (ET) - Magilla battles with a parrot that is in the pet store.
Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System's 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment.