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Cartoon Network Studios Launches ‘Artist Stairwell’ Digital Experience

New interactive website invites fans to experience CNS’s Burbank building stairwell, a literal canvas of imagination and innovation, boasting a living history of original drawings, doodles, and sketches by the artists and talent that worked there from 2000-2023.

Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) today announced the launch of a dedicated website that will serve as the virtual home for its iconic Artist Stairwell space, the stairwell that tells the story of a studio… one step and sketch at a time.

According to the studio, From 2000 to 2023, the CNS building in Downtown Burbank stood as a symbol of creativity for original animation and artists of diverse talents and backgrounds. It was not merely a workplace but a canvas for imagination and innovation, literally. The now iconic CNS Artist Stairwell is a living testament to the studio’s collective creativity, where anyone, from artists to accountants and everyone in between, left their unique mark on the walls in the form of drawings, doodles, and sketches.

CNS executive producer Calvin Wong (We Baby Bears) led the effort to scan and photograph every inch of the stairwell to create an interactive website (, which presents a ‘flythrough’ 3D tour of the space, allowing animation fans to explore every piece of art. CNS artists, past and present, who contributed to the stairwell will also contribute to the site by submitting annotations to their work via a special link on the page.

“Cartoon Network Studios will always be a home for creators,” said Sam Register, president, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. "As we continue to further that legacy in our new buildings, it’s a joy to pay tribute to this beloved space for the animation community to enjoy and continue to be inspired.”

Source: Cartoon Network Studios

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.