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Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years in India

The birthday special programming line-up includes renewed versions of classics such as 'The Flintstones'.

Cartoon Network, the oldest kids entertainment channel in India, has completed 20 years in the country.

The channel, from Turner International India, has announced a birthday programming line-up that includes current shows such as 'Horrid Henry' and 'Oggy and the Cockroaches', and also the reinvigorated versions of classic series such as 'The Flintstones', 'The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy' and 'Courage the Cowardly Dog'.

Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years in India
Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years in India
Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years in India
These shows will be aired from Monday to Friday at 11 AM.

To make the celebrations even more rewarding, Cartoon Network is giving one child and his/her family a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the recently-launched Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Thailand. All they have to do is watch the Happy Birthday Cartoon Network block at 11 AM, throughout May, and answer simple questions. Other exciting prizes such as tablets and PSPs will also be up for grabs.

Siddharth Jain, managing director, South Asia, Turner International India, says, "Since its inception in 1995, Cartoon Network has been the leading channel in the genre, thanks to the adulation and loyalty of our fans across generations. We look forward to the future with innovative and engaging content forming our cornerstone to success."

This summer, the channel will also launch new content, not only from its international portfolio but also from its stable of local Indian shows such as 'Roll No 21' and movies such as 'Mighty Raju: Superhero School', 'Sonic Boom Dhamaal Aur Dhoom' and 'Sholay Adventures'.

Additionally, Cartoon Network Originals' global hit franchises 'Steven Universe' and 'The Amazing World of Gumball' are back with new episodes, and the channel will be launching two new Cartoon Network Original series called 'Uncle Grandpa' (in May) and 'Clarence' (in June).