October 1, 2012 marks the 20 year anniversary for Cartoon Network. And If you’re anywhere near my age, Cartoon Network probably played a vital role in your childhood. I used to wake up at like, 5:30am on Saturdays and watch Cartoon Network on my parents tiny little tv, in their room, using my dad’s old school(then wayyy out of style) headphones so I wouldn’t wake anyone up. My parents, dead asleep at 5:30am, and me, a five year-old kid sitting two feet away from the television watching Wile E. Coyote chase that little purple Roadrunner through the desert… stifling my laughter as various ACME explosives lit up the small dark room.
Cartoon Network put together a short music video, with the help of some notable music artists – Diplo, RiffRaff, Rusko – to pay tribute to the channel’s iconic history. In it you will see characters from almost every cartoon you watched as a child, from Fred Flintstone to Johnny Bravo. Nostalgia is the name of the game. Enjoy.