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What Robot Thinks of Cartoon Network Today... by kartoonfanatic What Robot Thinks of Cartoon Network Today... by kartoonfanatic
The one time I am compelled to put my signature on a sketch...
Has nothing to do with my handwriting looking like a fourth grader's, oh no. XP
I'll try to put a different sketch in between all of these RJ uploads, but the bot NEEDS some LUV. :heart:
Enjoy the revenge.

Whatever Happened to Robot Jones (c) Greg Miller

Cartoon Network, fry. :flame:
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:iconbigzmofo1996:
BigZmofo1996 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
My sentiments exactly.

SCREW YOU, CARTOON NETWORK!!!!!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mind you, I didn't draw this during the Cartoon Network crisis of 2007-2009. Oh no. I drew it after Adventure Time started getting popular and Teen Ttians Go was announced. I excused the network when they were struggling for money in 2007, as well as the rest of the country, and had to buy the rights to air all those Canadian shows. But I was so not happy with this bullshit "Renaissance" period.
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BigZmofo1996 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
This made me smile.

Renaissance, my ass.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Aye.
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BigZmofo1996 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
I vote corporate shenanigans and whiny parents.
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princess2061 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Artist
omg!
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HEFan1998 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'd rather see Robot Jones shooting lasers out of his eyes at the Cartoon Network logo, but still, this is actually kind of funny. Nice job.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
That actually makes far more sense. :O
I made this back when CN was still sort of stuck in the "CN Real, we can't admit it was a failure so here's one or two more live action shows" phase. I can't speak for it in 2016 because I don't have the channel anymore, but at the time, ... yeah. It was bad.
I kind of just imagined Robot toweling his butt off with the logo after seeing that Yogman food fight bumper from the Powerhouse CN Era.
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jakelsm Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2015  Student
:iconrobotjonesplz::iconsaysplz:That's for not making a DVD of me!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amen.
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Me: "Not only that, Robot, but all the Cartoon Network executives care about is segregating the viewership by gender and making money off of promotional merchandise! They think that girls don't buy any promotional merchandise! Ha, what sexists! Have they no respect for the female gender?"
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, they sell more girls merch than ever, I think. With Steven Universe and Adventure Time's fandom remaining mostly female loyal fans and such. Might have something to do with the new female president of the network. I don't know. Might have realized as MLP got really popular that girls toys do have a market.
CN has basically did a 180 to how they were when I drew this.
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
CN has a new female president? Cool. 
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope she does more good than Snyder...
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Hopefully, and I certainly hope nobody jinxes this.
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Raspberry-Orchid Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cartoon Network is going against me.


because their making my least favorite tv show, Teen titans guu Shooting a :la: GIF Teen Titans Go - Scream 
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, compared to the rest of CN's current lineup, it kinda reminds me of the crap Nickelodeon is trying nowadays to pass for cartoons with effort...
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Raspberry-Orchid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr? This is what happens when CN cancels one show.



but I still like SU.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've heard SU is good, just haven't had the mindset to sit down and see if I like it.

I don't know why CN is milking this Teen Titans Go thing so hard. Usually they give up on these lame spinoffs after a year. Totally remove the Titans element from it, that's a whole different conversation, the ideas it teaches are kind of insulting to children's intelligence, let alone older kids who know better. If they just cut the cord on this show nobody even asked for, and bring in something with at least double it's worth, maybe CN would actually start to see golden days again.
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Raspberry-Orchid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, if CN can do that one thing and bring back the old cartoons, everything will be better
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
I read someplace that all the CN execs care about is milking certain shows for ratings and making money off of promotional merchandise, as well as segregating the viewership by genders.
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Raspberry-Orchid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i believe that is 100% true
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AlKend93 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Yeah. The fact that they keep pushing for TTG! to be promoted, it made the show into an instant ratings trap.
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tailsdollfangirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
old shows are used to be fun and all but when new shows happen to come by and bite them in the ass
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was 12 when the show premiered on CN. I loved it. At that time I was recording cartoons on tape. So I recorded all the first season episodes which I still have today. At the same time, I started drawing him on paper. But when the second season started, I couldn't believe that Robot's voice changed. I hated that which caused me to stop watching the show. They made him sound like a little kid. Eventually later on, I found out the show got canceled. Today I still watch the show on the internet. I don't mind the new voice. Also I still have those recorded episodes on tape with his original voice. I'm so happy I still have that today. Anyway I like the drawing. Makes me laugh just looking at it.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was about 7 when the show came on (Parents was the first episode I remember seeing) and as I remembered it, his thoughts/DLEs were read in one voice and his spoken words in another voice (I remember it being very distracting nevertheless), but that turned out to be completely wrong. >.< I don't mind the Bobby Block voice too too much. I think they could have done worse, although I kinda think they were just bullying Greg Miller when they made him do that. Anyway, I'm glad we have as many original voice episodes as we have. 
Do you really still have those tapes? :O How many have the original voice, if I may ask?
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. All first season episodes on one tape including the pilot. I recorded them at the time the show was airing. That was in the summer of 2002. I still like to watch them today. Before I saw any episodes, I first saw the commercial on CN about the new show. That instantly got me interested in checking it out.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That. Is. Awesome. Do you think you might know how to upload them to Vimeo or Youtube so that the fanclub can see? There are still a lot of original voice episodes from that season that can't be found anywhere else. ^^;
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I don't know how to upload videos on the computer. Especially with a video tape. Nobody like uses tapes anymore. It's all DVDs today.
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Do you have a video capture adapter? Something that could connect the computer to the VCR...
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I don't have something like that. I don't know so much about computers, uploading videos and such. I'm sorry.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's OK. I'm really glad to hear someone has the tapes though. =D
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sometimes I just wish I could go back in time so I could see this show on TV again.
But sadly there is no way to travel back. 
Atleast it's still on the Internet!!!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Agreed. =3 I can barely remember when this show was on TV that I remember. I mean, I know which episodes I saw but they are nothing like watching them again, it's kinda weird. =P
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
yeah, i was about 3 when the show premiered in 2002. so i couldnt remember much of it but thank god in 2005, i was watching CN one day and then the cartoon cartoon show started and at the exact moment i saw robot jones rerun on the show, i was all like OMG, this show...
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That Cartoon Cartoon Top 5 block, correct? Funny thing is, I swear I used to watch that block all the time, and I never saw one Robot Jones cartoon on there, even though I heard it played multiple times on there... Once the show was cancelled, that was the last time I ever saw it played on the network, so finding the episodes was literally a flashback to a decade ago. X)
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
the cartoon cartoon show actually was a short show that aired old cartoon cartoons in a compilation.
here this is the intro to it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ZzQq…
BTW, it was during the CN city era. LOL XD
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah, yes, I remember this. Not too much different from the Top 5, I think they just included some classics and changed the name. X)

Either way, it's a shame they don't have this anymore, or Cartoon Planet... are they still doing that? It seemed so pointless, they were showing the shame freaking cartoons every other week, like the same exact episodes! DX
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
yeah, i kind of agree. and yes they are still doing cartoon planet but on saturday mornings.
but i only watched it to see Ed edd n eddy again. also how could brak and zorak from space ghost coast to coast be on a cn show for young audiences? i mean WTF?
Anyway they need to bring back the cartoon cartoon show again
and have reruns of both RJ, and ed edd n eddy!

well atleast the boomerang channel is still in good hands.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, I'll have to check that out.... though from the sounds of it, they're not showing RJ or others like Time Squad or something... =(

I wondered that thing about Brak and Zorak hosting the block. Well, Cartoon Planet started off as a block on Friday nights. I suppose that just proves that it was geared towards older viewers who grew up with the cartoons, rather than introducing them to the new generation of viewers for possible syndication. It's really a big tease, like having RJ in the 20th anniversary promos and then not showing him AT ALL, even for a day, and I'm kinda mad about it. X(

I completely agree, they ought to bring back the cartoon cartoon show--hell, why not bring back the original Cartoon Cartoon Fridays with the different cartoon hosts every week? I mean, if they're just going to show reruns of the old cartons, might as well slap some old, era-relevant bumpers around them, like they're kinda sorta doing with The 90s Are All That on Teennick. They've already got all kinds of Friday's host bumpers in their archives, it wouldn't hurt to show a couple of those instead of Brak And Zorak's lovable but quickly annoying 5 bumpers they play over and over...
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Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss RJ!!!!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I do, too... so much. :iconmiseryplz:
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Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROBOT WE MISS U!!
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Demoniclilangel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I fricking LOVE IT
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:flame::rage: CARTOON NETWORK :rage::flame:

Thanks for the fav. Glad to hear from you again. =D
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Demoniclilangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same. I am currently working on a random set of sketches for robot
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cool. I miss you're Robot art. :iconrobotjonesplz: :heart:
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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I miss robot Jones ;~; It's sad that he didn't get much popularity when the show was airing, but he will always have a place in my heart full of love and oil <3
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mine too. :heart:

There could be lot of reasons why RJ didn’t make it, but most of those lie with CN, as most of the stubborn choices they made over Miller’s head made it so that it became difficult for the show to gain the ratings that it originally promised. (I mean, I think CN had to be pretty convinced RJ was worth the effort if they gave it its own show even though Billy and Mandy won the Big Pick). What’s sucks is that RJ came at a time when CN was enforcing all of these new ideas and policies that never affected shows like PPG and Dexter’s on their road to success, some of which pretty much ripped the series of RJ down the middle from season one and two, symbolized by the changing of the voice at the start of season one.

My frustration with CN lies with the fact that their decisions basically destroyed the potential of creativity of their cartoonist. That’s why so many… er… mediocre and really random shows got the green light, while God knows how many other promising cartoon pitches hit a wall for some stupid, insignificant reason or another. It doesn’t affect just RJ, but what RJ symbolizes is the new scrutiny CN took on once they thought they were a channel worth crap.

Eh, sorry for the text block. ^^;

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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more. Well said my friend :iconclapplz: It just really pisses me off that they would allow bullshit shows like The Problem Solverz, or SMFA and that they would expect that crap to make it big time on CN when really they only last for about 6-7 episodes, gets canceled, and nobody even notices it because the show didn't impact it's viewers the way they wanted it to. Sadly it was the same end result for Robot Jones but it seemed like that show actually impacted a lot of people who actually gave the show a chance and stuck around for it, but of course that just totally flew right over CN's head and they took down the show *sigh* 

(sorry for the rant, but I take RJ very seriously)
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