I grew up without the internet, so my main distractions were books and TV. And as a young kid, my eyes were glued to Cartoon Network, where I watched shows like Cow and Chicken, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Pokemon. I still remember weekends parked in front of the TV set watching reruns of my favorite cartoons, which ended at 9pm with a fun exit sequence that ended with a bang.
I still watch TV, but I’ve outgrown cartoons (except Adventure Time). Even if I’ve graduated from Courage the Cowardly Sog to The Crown, and from Batman: The Animated Series to Black Mirror, I still get a kick out of seeing my favorite channel.
That’s why I was super excited when I was invited to attend Cartoon Network’s A Very Sunny Snowy Christmas event, a day of fun and games for the kids and the kids at heart. Of course, I’m part of the kids at heart category so I watched the kids play their games.
I was really tempted to join, but society dictates that a 27 year old six-footer shouldn’t push away children so he can get first dibs on activities geared for children. So I contentedly watched as kids got their faces and arms painted, colored Adventure Time illustrations, decorated their own Christmas tree, and stacked We Bare Bears blocks. There was also a giant snow globe with characters from The Powerpuff Girls and Uncle Grandpa that I wanted to jump in.
The Mall of Asia Atrium was packed with children who literally screamed when the cast of The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, and Ben 10 came on stage. It was like watching a concert and I totally understand the excitement. I had to stifle a scream when Finn and Jake appeared. They’re such cuties.
It was fun spending the afternoon being surrounded by kids and the network that made my childhood awesome. I may be watching adult-oriented shows now, but I’d love to revisit some of my Cartoon Network favorites for old time’s sake.
Globe has partnered with Turner to develop the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app, which lets kids (and even you) livestream Cartoon Network shows on-demand. Globe subscribers can enjoy the app for free for 30 days, but you can enjoy the features using a data wallet system available via your subscription plan.
You can also download the Cartoon Network Anything app, which lets you watch Cartoon Network shows while playing games.