Cartoon Network Studios is getting ready to relocate. Burbank, California has been the longtime home of the studio since 2000. The Burbank headquarters brought fan favorites Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Adventures Time, and so many more since it opened.
Craig McCracken had a role in establishing the studio. “When CN told us they were opening their own studio they asked Genndy and I to help pick the building and make design suggestions on what we wanted for the interior work spaces. So I can honestly say this is [a] place I felt I helped build. It’s sad to see it go,” he said in a tweet.
Warner Bros. Discovery announced late last year it would be merging Cartoon Network Studios with Warner Bros. Animation and now ComicBook report the divisions are being consolidated at one location. However, they will continue to run as separate divisions.
No official announcement has been released from the studios yet, but a few employees have taken to social media to mark the end of their beloved headquarters.
“Sadly, this building will no longer be CNS. From what I’ve been told, everyone will be out by August 1. All moving together in a WB building as one animation unit. Farewell CNS as it was,” tweeted former Cartoon Network Studios General Manager Brian Miller earlier today.
Fans of Cartoon Network need not fret. The studio itself is not closing operations, it’s just moving locations this fall. The network has already announced it will be bringing back classic cartoons this fall while Warner Bros. Discovery has made mention its plans to increase investments in new animated series and films.
Warner Bros. Discovery has yet to announce where the new Cartoon Network Studios will be located.