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Cartoon Cartoon Marathon Weekend Begins Friday

For the third year in a row, Cartoon Network will wrap up summer with a weekend-long marathon of original animation. Highlights include the premiere of eight new series pilots, the debut of four animated music videos, a sneak peak at the new series CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR and back-to-back episodes from CN's original animated series. From 8:00 pm (ET, PT) on Friday, August 23, 2002 until 10:00 pm on Sunday, August 25, Cartoon Network will air 50 hours of original animation from series such as DEXTER'S LABORATORY, GRIM & EVIL, COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG, ED EDD N EDDY and THE POWERPUFF GIRLS. The weekend kicks off at 8:00 pm on Friday, August 23 with the premiere of eight new Cartoon Cartoon shorts. Look for COMMANDER CORK: SPACE RANGER (created by Mike Bell), JEFFREY CAT (created by Mark O'Hare), LONGHAIR AND DOUBLEDOME and MAKTAR (both created by Gavrilo Gnatovich), FUNGUS AMONG US (created by Wes Archer), LOW BROW (created by George Krstic and Jody Schaeffer), BAGBOY (created by John Mathot and Ken Segall) and COLIN VERSUS THE WORLD (created by Stu Gamble). The eight pilots will be followed by a sneak peek of CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR, a new animated action-comedy series from creator Tom Warburton. Scheduled to premiere on Friday, December 6, 2002, the series follows the escapades of five eager yet bumbling 10 year-olds as they fight against the forces of tyrannical adults.