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===Kids' WB!===
[[File:Kids WB logo.png|thumb|200px|right|Kids' WB! logo used from 1997-2008. The design of the logo itself varied slightly throughout the years.]]
{{wp|Kids' WB! (Warner Brothers' Studios)}} is a former programming block that was broadcast on {{wp|The WB Television Network}} television network, and later, as a result of a merge between the WB and {{wp|UPN}}, on {{wp|The CW Television Network}}. The initial run of the block was from 1995-2008, and it aired (at various stages) both before and after school, and also on Saturday mornings. Kids' WB, in its original form, shut down on May 17, 2008. Prior to its closure, it was relaunched as an online {{wp|video on demand}} service.
 
Kids' WB aired episodes from the original [[4Kids Entertainment]] dub of the [[Pokémon anime]] from 1999 until 2006. The first episode aired was ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'', on February 13, 1999. The network aired the remainder of the first season, and every other non-banned episode through [[S08|season eight]]. Warner Bros. also used the Kids' WB! name in their promotions of the first three [[Pokémon movie]]s.
On October 2, 2007, it was announced that the Kids' WB block would end in September the following year. Management stated that this was because of the effects of children's advertising limits and competition from cable TV channels. In an ironic twist, the block was sold to 4Kids, who had also bought the old {{wp|Fox Kids}} block, renaming it the "Fox Box" and then "{{wp|4Kids TV}}". {{wp|Fox Broadcasting Company}} ended their relationship with 4Kids in December 2008, and as of 2010, used the old slot to allow affiliates to use for news or {{wp|E/I}} programming, save for two hours called "Fox Marketplace", in essence a block of {{wp|Infomercials}}.
 
The last time Kids' WB! aired was, contrary to earlier reports, May 17, 2008. After this date, the block was renamed as {{wp|The CW4Kids}}. Kids' WB! was revamped into an online video on demand service, which was launched on April 28, 2008. ''Pokémon'' is not included on the list of available titles, but episodes are available on demand via the USA [[Pokémon.com]] web portal. Seven years later, Kids' WB was subsequently shut down and was split up into Looney Tunes, Scooby -Doo, and DC Universe websites, thereforeeffectively retiring the "Kids' WB" banner and ending Kids' WB's lifename after almost twenty20 years.
 
The Australian television channel {{wp|9Go!}} currently airs an {{wp|Kids' WB Australia|identically named and themed}} television block in that country; unlike the American version, however, this block has never aired the Pokémon anime in any way.
 
===Cartoon Network===
[[File:Cartoon Network 2010 Logo.png|thumb|200px|right|Cartoon Network's logo since May 29, 2010]]
Cartoon Network is a cable network owned by {{wp|Time Warner}} that carriespreviously carried the [[Pokémon anime]] meta series. The channel was launched on October 1, 1992 after Turner purchased the animation studio {{wp|Hanna-Barbera|Hanna-Barbera Productions}} in 1991. They started with ''[[S09|Pokémon: Battle Frontier]]'' on September 8th8, 2006. They picked up the series after corporate sibling Kids' WB! dropped the series in its efforts to focus more on series produced in-house, which hashad since been taken over by [[4Kids Entertainment]], the former producer of the anime series.
[[File:Cn logo lightbg.png|thumb|200px|left|Cartoon Network's original logo, thatwhich is stillcurrently used todayas a trademark]]
Previously, they had aired reruns of episodes from the anime's earlier seasons, such as ''[[S05|Master Quest]]''. Almost every season through ''[[S19|Pokémon the Series: XYZ]]'' has aired on Cartoon Network. They have also aired all ''[[Pokémon Chronicles]]'' episodes during the summer of 2006. Currently, the series does not air on the network. Their sibling network Boomerang aired episodes from the [[original series]], the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
{{bulbanews|TPCi not happy about Cartoon Network movie cut}}
Toon Disney was an American cable television channel which began broadcasting on April 18, 1998 (the date was chosen to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the launch of its parent channel, {{wp|Disney Channel}}). It was owned by {{wp|The Walt Disney Company}}, who also owned the [[Miramax Films]] film studio during the period of the channel's existence. Its programming was aimed at 2-11 year olds.
 
Toon Disney had shown the ''Pokémon'' motion pictures distributed in the United States by sister company Miramax: ''[[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]]'', ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'', ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]'', and ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]''. On February 13, 2009, Toon Disney was succeeded by [[#Disney XD|Disney XD]], a channel geared towards boys ages 6-14.
 
===Disney XD===
[[File:Disney XD Logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Disney XD's logo since 2015]]
Disney XD is a cable network geared towards boys ages 6-14 owned by {{wp|The Walt Disney Company}} that will carry the {{series|Sun & Moon}} of the [[Pokémon anime]]. The channel was launched on February 13, 2009, replacing [[#Toon Disney|Toon Disney]]. In various countries, Disney XD had already been carrying the anime prior to acquiring the broadcast rights in the United States. They began airing the anime with a marathon including ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]'', and ''[[SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!]]'' on December 5, 2016.
 
Currently, reruns of the season ''[[S17|Pokémon the Series: XY]]'' air daily. They have previously aired ''[[M16|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'' and ''[[M02|Spell of the Unown]]''. <!--New dubbed episodes of ''[[S20|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]'' can be seen on *weekday* mornings at H:MM AM {{wp|Eastern Time Zone|ET}}/{{wp|Pacific Time Zone|PT}} (H:MM AM {{wp|Central Time Zone (North America)|CT}}).--> Episodes from ''[[S01|Pokémon: Indigo League]]'' can also be streamed through the Watch Disney XD app or website.
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