A Grander World: A Collaborative TL

The Simpsons: An adult animated series that ran from 1989 to 1999 created by Matt Groening. A reboot of the series made in 2019 still airs today.

Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island: Notable for being Kids WB's first original animated series, it ran from 1995 to 2004 for 5 seasons.

The World of Sonic: a continuation of Sonic SatAM that aired from 1997 to 2001 in syndication.
Due to its final episode foreshadowing the events of the upcoming Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast, it sells more copies and the Dreamcast succeeds.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
Based off the What A Cartoon! short "House of Bloos", this CN success aired from 1998 to 2008, becoming the 2nd longest airing CN original at the time, losing to Ed, Edd n Eddy.

Amphibia: An action comedy that aired from 1998 to 2002 about Anne Boonchuy, a Thai girl who ends up in a world of frogs.
This series is known for starting the early new millenium of Disney.

SpongeBob SquarePants: An animated series on Nickelodeon that aired in 1999, and ended in 2004 with The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
It has been known as a cartoon legend.

Ed, Edd, n Eddy: One of the shows voted for Cartoon Network's 2000 Big Pick block (along with Grim & Evil), it is Cartoon Network's longest original cartoon, with a decline in quality similar to Family Guy and South Park.

The Fairly OddParents: Created by Butch Hartman, it ended in 2004 with the episode "Channel Chasers", and is a cartoon legend.

Camp Underwood: Sprig's Under Years: an Amphibia spinoff that aired from 2002 to 2008. Some people say it was an idea to introduce Amphibia to younger kids.

Codename: Kids Next Door: A series that aired for 16 seasons, from 2002 to 2018. It has been known as one of Cartoon Network's biggest cash cows.

Bunsen Is a Beast!: Made by Butch Hartman, it aired from 2003 to 2008 on Nickelodeon as a more comedic show compared to Danny Phantom.

Sprig in Space: A continuation of Amphibia that aired from 2003 to 2006, boosting the Amphibia franchise.

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: a spinoff of Grim & Evil, it aired from 2003 to 2009, and it was notable for its crossovers with Ed, Edd n Eddy, KND, and Foster's.

The Mini Adventures of Thomas: An attempt to reboot Thomas & Friends that aired from 2004 to 2007, for 3 seasons.
While some people praised its comedic style, many people have mixed feelings about it.

Skid & Pump: First started as a Halloween special from Adult Swim in 2006, made by David Casanova (screen name Sr. Pelo), it has become a successful series, still airing today.

Friday Night Funkin: A Cartoon Network series created by Cameron Tyler. First airing from 2007 to 2011, it has recently got a reboot in 2019, and still airs to this day.

Known for the only crossover between a Cartoon Network and Adult Swim show, with an episode involving Keith meeting Skid & Pump.

Star Wars Detours: Airing from 2008 to 2013, it is a comedic take on the Star Wars franchise that aired on Comedy Central.

Mokey's Show: a parody of Mickey Mouse created by Sr. Pelo, it has aired from 2012 to today on Adult Swim.

The Coconut Fred Show: a Hulu reboot of Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island that has aired from 2017, and still airs today.

You can talk more about one of these events, or show how one or more of these events changed history.
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I like how Amphibia came out in the 90s ITTL instead of 2019. I wonder if this affected Gravity Falls or The Owl House in any way?
Ed, Edd, n Eddy: One of the shows voted for Cartoon Network's 2000 Big Pick block (along with Grim & Evil), it is Cartoon Network's longest original cartoon, with a decline in quality similar to Family Guy and South Park.
Does this mean Family Guy and South Park here go the same way they go IOTL?
I am glad you're throwing most of your ideas together into one timeline instead of cluttering the website with one offs. I think i can work with this.


January 15: The Simpsons short The Krusty the Clown Show is broadcast, the episode reveals that Krusty the Clown is actually Homer Simpson wearing makeup. As Krusty he is able to gain his son Bart's love and admiration something he does not as himself. This carries over into the show.

February 3: Matt Groening, looking to commit the Simpsons to a full show, approaches Filmation, who was about to be closed down by their owner L'Oréal after 27 years. Filmation therefore becomes the company who will produce the Simpsons. It soon becomes Groening's company after he is able to buy it. To save the company, Groening digs up an old Filmation show called Ghostbusters from 1986 based on a 1974 live action TV Series. Not to be confused with the film of the same name. That similar names caused problems since the creators forgot to trademark the name Ghostbusters and weren't aware of the show. Filmation still held the rights and created a show based on the 1974 version while a rival show was created by Dic dubbed ironically "The Real Ghostbusters" justifying the title in universe by the Ghostbusters going to watch the movie, which is apparently based on their "Real" selves. "The Real Ghostbusters" was going downhill since they introduced comedic segments focusing on Slimer. Apparently this was because in the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel, the Ghostbusters were out of business for years, forcing the studio to make Slimer shorts about Louis Tully trying to capture him despite him being the Ghostbusters' "Adorable sidekick" in the show(This is alluded to in Ghostbusters II where Louis gets on a bus and sees Slimer is driving. He says angrily "Oh it's you." Slimer gestures for him to get on. Louis says ok but he didn't know Slimer got his license. While not mentioned and could be chalked up to his idioacy. The reason Louis trusts Slimer this way and doesn't run away from him is he knows Slimer is a friend of the Ghostbusters actually trying to help Louie, and also why he doesn't try to bust him).


When you call the wrong number

Groening is able to negotiate a deal to get the fledgling Filmation and Groening's own staff the license to make "Real" Ghostbusters content, featuring the film cast and merging them with the Filmation cast. Groening however will be hands on with this as he still wants to make his "The Simpsons" show. The show will lead to a third film in order to insert in the Filmation Ghosbusters characters, possibly to balance out the fact that Bill Murray does not wish to return for a third film.

March 4: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers debuts.

March 28: Babar debuts.

March 29: At the 61st Academy Awards. Tin Toy by John Lasseter and William Reeves wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. This will inspire them to make a fully CGI movie about Toys. Richard Williams receives a Special Achievement Academy Award for Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

April 3: Alfred J. Kwak, a Dutch-Japanse co production debuts as does Ciné si in France.

April 26: The first episode of Dragon Ball Z is broadcast. The series is a continuation of Dragonball, now following the protagonist Goku's adult life.

May 14: The last Simpsons short TV Simpsons airs before it becomes a full fledged show.

June 4: The Christian Show McGee and Me! is released on video.

June 23: The Roger Rabbit short Tummy Trouble is releases in theaters alongside the Disney film Honey I shrunk the kids!


July 15: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland is released in theaters.

July 29: Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service is released.

September 9: The Cartoon series Beetlejuice is first broadcast. The First episode was rewritten early in the year. It begins by showing Beetlejuice in the waiting room of the afterlife where he is threatened with being sent to "The Really Dark Place" unless he reforms. A curse is placed on him so his own powers will turn against him, his words becoming literal. He then tries to appeal to Lydia and the Maitlands for help, but the Maitlands have completed their unfinished business and move on into the afterlife peacefully. Lydia and Beetlejuice start to grow closer as Lydia mourns their "Loss." The Episode is seen as poignant due to tackling darker subject matter, evidently due to Burton's direct involvement. The show will be a hit and a Cartoon tie-in to Burton's new film Batman is released the same year. Robin Williams, who was made at being tricked out of playing the Joker in live action(He was offered the role and really wanted it, finally getting it only to discover the studio only signed him on in order to goad Jack Nicholson, who they really wanted, into accepted it by saying they would give it to Robin). Robin is hesitant until he saw test animation of the Joker performing a few of his stand up sketches and signed on. Batman would of course be voiced by Kevin Conroy.

Dic, seeking to compete with Filmation's Ghostbusters show, released Spaceballs: The Animated Series with John Candy and the film's cast, having cancelled their originally planned "Camp Candy" show.

Captain N: The Game Master debuts. The show went through a lot of revisions before release. The companies cracking down hard on how faithful their IPs would be represented. The main cast includes the titular Captain N, Pac-Man, Megaman, Simon Belmont, Pit and Princess Peach alongside appearances by Mario, Donkey Kong, and Samus Aran among others in guest roles. The biggest change came in the protagonist. While it was originally intended to be a boy. It was instead decided to go in a bold direction and have the protagonist be mute, only grunting, similar to most Video Game characters being silent. They were also given an androgynous design since most games either allow you to choose between male or female or have an androgynous design.

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Art by Knox Robbins from this.

September 14: Penny and the Purple Crayon debuts, based on Harold and the Purple Crayon in production it was a British show titled Penny Crayon about a girl who could bring anything to life by drawing it. Someone on the staff noted the similarities and a safe compromised was made.

September 22: Mike Jittlov's The Wizard of Speed and Time, a low budget film, appears in theatres after a TV release. Based on a short film on The Wonderful World of Disney.

September 24: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is added to the National Film Registry.

October 4: The fourth Astérix film, Asterix and the Big Fight is released.

November 4: Wallace and Gromit debut in Nick Park's A Grand Day Out.

November 14: The Walt Disney film The Little Mermaid, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker premieres.

November 16: The Hungarian film Willy the Sparrow premieres.

November 17: Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven premieres.

December 17: The first episode of The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire is broadcast. It is also a Christmas Special.

December 25: The BFG. An animated film by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall is released. While originally the duo of Cosgrove Hall as they are called intended to make it their only animated film. It is moderately successful due to Stephen Speilberg deciding to help produce the film and offering some suggestions. Roald Dahl stood up and applauded the film after seeing it. This guarantees that Cosgrove Hall as they are called will adapt further Dahl stories in the future. While Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is out of the question due to likely to be overshadowed by its Gene Wilder starring film adaptation, and Jim Henson is already working on an adaptation of The Witches, there are other book rights that are available like James and the Giant Peach(Burton is interested and Disney is trying to get the rights too), Fantastic Mr.Fox, and Matilda among others.

January 14: The Simpsons second episode airs and it officially becomes a show. Due to Filmation animating it, the show, which was initially conceived as a parody of the "Nuclear Family" style of sitcom where the family is happy, near perfect and get along well, also becomes a parody of Hanna-Barbera style shows, including the repetitive and recycled animation which they make fun of on purpose but is actually a cost cutting measure. The Simpsons will parody the Flintstones(and to this extent make the dimwitted Barney Homer's neighbor, hence his name), the Jetsons, but also shows like Scooby Doo and Johnny Quest by having the characters go on adventures, while also still balancing Slice of Life stories.

March 26: The 62nd Academy Awards are held. Balance, about a group of characters trapped on a disc on a point that will tilt over and kill them all if they are not properly balanced as they try to escape, wins best Animated Short Film. The soundtrack to The Little Mermaid wins best original score. There is talk of starting an Oscar "Best Animated Film" category but the movement is so far unsuccessful.

April 21: Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue airs on four channels. The TV Special was conceived as an anti-drug special in which cartoon characters appear to teach a kid not to do drugs. It is a massive crossover of Cartoon characters unlike anything before it. Jim Henson talked the creators into including a live action segments, resulting in the Muppets, and Sesame Street characters appearing in "Live Action" along with Muppet version of the Toon characters. This being an anti-drug special. You can guess how this comes about. Rewrites led to a plot about an evil being who conquers dimensions(voiced by George C.Scott) that introduces a drug into many alternate universes to weaken the population and all the Toons becoming aware of this when it reaches their respective worlds. They then come together and discover that the drug is being introduced in the "Real World" and work to help a kid named Kevin kick the habit before he becomes an addict and helps to spread the drug.

Among the characters featured are:

ALF-From the show of the same name. The series has received another season(and thank god because the last season ended on a cliffhanger with ALF being captured by the Government. Given children watched the show god knows how many would have been traumatized had they watched ALF been taken away to be dissected, and never receiving a conclusion).
Alvin and the Chipmunks-From the show of the same name,
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck-From the Looney Tunes
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck-From Disney, like with Who Framed Roger Rabbit the two were legally required to have the same amount of lines as the Looney Tunes.
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger-From Winnie the Pooh
Huey, Dewey, Louie and Scrooge McDuck fron Ducktales
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-From the show of the same name. Michaelangelo is at one point mocked for being the Turtle most likely to take drugs. For the live action segment, the costumes from the TMNT film were used.
Brainy Smurg, Heft Smurf, Papa Smurf and Smurfette-from the Smurfs.
Garfield- from the show of the same name
Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and Miss Piggy-From the Muppets, the baby versions were originally going to be used but Jim Henson campaigned for the use of the live action versions.
Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch-From Sesame Street, thanks to Jim Henson's involvement
Captain N-From the show of the same name, sadly legal rights prevented the use of the Video Game characters though most of the staff were fine with this since they felt since they weren't "Toons" they wouldn't fit. Due to the androgynous design of Captain N, who doesn't speak, only fights, but seems supportive of the main character Kevin, in the present many weirdly started shipping the two, usually those who imagine Captain N as female. Kevin interacts with Captain N the most. The reason is stated in the special where Kevin complains to Captain N "You can't possibly understand what it's like to be pulled out of the real world and find yourself in a crazy one filled with cartoon characters." leading Captain N to give a blank faced expression.
The Simpsons-From the show of the same name. A late addition but strings were pulled and they were added though toned down compared to their home show. Their inclusion, however brief, was controversial and President George H.W. Bush refused to introduce the episode upon learning of their inclusion due to his dislike of his show, claiming he'd rather have a wholesome family like the Waltons, then the Simpsons.

Because of the number of characters featured. The special was turned into a movie length of an hour and a half. It would become a tradition of courts held very 10 years, leading to sequels in 2000, 2010, and 2020, though drifted away from its anti-drug message and more into direct action. The roster of characters would usually shift, turning the series into a type of time capsule for what shows were popular.

April 29: Sideshow Bob, who previously appeared in some episodes, becomes a recurring enemy after framing Krusty the Clown. Due to the show's tone, he will become a Scooby Doo-esque antagonist, often wearing disguises and trying to kill Bart.

May 14: Jim Henson, not feeling well is checked into a hospital by his family after refusing previously togo due to not wanting to cause any trouble. A Bacterial infection is discovered that would have killed him had he waited. Henson commits himself to a lengthy treatment, putting most of his projects on hold, including the selling of the Muppets to Disney.

July 6: Hannah-Barbera releases Jetsons: The Movie. The Movie had a troubles production. Universal Pictures bought the film rights to the Jetsons from Hannah-Barbera. Unhappy with just reruns they had Hannah-Barbera remake some of the old shows including 1962's The Jetsons. Unfortunately most of the original voice actors were old by by this time. Daws Butler, the voice of Elroy, passed away in 1988 but had trained Greg Burson to be his replacement. The Studio considered ignoring Butler's choice and casting someone else but ultimately decided against it. Butler was also the successor of Mel Blanc(who died during the filming) and voiced most of the Looney Tunes after his death. George O'Hanlon, voice of George Jetson, passed away in 1989 but had recorded his lines already. Janet Waldo voiced Judy Jetson for the last time despite efforts to replace her. The Film was released and did only "ok" at the box office, likely riding the wave of the Simpsons parodying shows like it and creating a bit of a Hannah-Barbera revival. It is considered to have underperformed.

August 3: Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is released. The film bombs largely due to competition with Jetsons: The Movie even if that underperformed as well, in fact that movie doing slightly better spelled even worse luck for Ducktales. There are talks of rebooting the franchise, possibly making it more faithful to the Don Rosa comic stories. Another proposed idea is a radical sequel where Scrooge dies while Huey, Dewey and Louie are teens and they go on a mission to find out how he died and fulfill his final mission. To differentiate the three, one would have become an adventurer in the vain of Indiana Jones, one a spy called "Double O Duck" and one a Superhero called Darkwing Duck. As a jab at how the three were criticized for being indistinct from one another, the three stopped wearing their signature colors as teens. As such it becomes a mystery as to which grew up to became which, before its revealed in the finale.

August 8: The Japanese-Finnish show Moomin, based on the beloved Finnish children's book characters, is released.

September 7: Talespin is released. The film will have episodes merging it into the same world as Ducktales, and Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. The Film also includes a character intended as tribute to one of its inspirations Hayao Miyazaki's Hikōtei Jidai ( The Age of the Flying Boat), which Miyazaki intends to adapt into the animated film Porco Rosso. This is referenced in the Italian rival to Baloo, Pork Roast. Miyazaki was touched by this and approached Disney about possible collaborations and the release of Studio Ghibli films in the west.

September 8: The show pitched by Howie Mandell Howie's World, is broadcast, based on his own childhood.

A New Kids on the Block celebrity animated series airs. It will last only one season.

Fox's first foray into animated children's show airs in Peter Pan and the Pirates.

September 14: The First Episode of Tiny Toon Adventures airs. Spielberg worked on the show, which follows the adventures of the children of classic Looney Tune characters. Warner Bros, seeing Disney mesh the worlds of their shows and the failure of Hannah-Barbera to jumpstart this with the failure of The Jetsons Movie, is eager to jumpstart their own endeavor into this.

September 15: Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs. Due to the influence of Captain N, Captain Planet was made female, being composited with Gaea, the spirit of the Earth. To parody the show, the Simpsons will turn Mr.Burns into a recurring antagonist seeking to pollute the world.

September 13: Woody Woodpecker is given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

September 25: The British cartoon Dreamstone airs in the UK.

September 28: The Danish film War of the Birds is released.

September 29: The show Widget begins airing.

October 7: The first episode of Mannetje & Mannetje is broadcast on TV. It is the first use of Computer Techniques in Dutch Animation.

October 19: Fantasia is added to the National Film Registry.

October 25: The Simpsons airs its first Halloween episode in Treehouse of Horror. The beginning of a long tradition.

November 16: Disney released The Rescuers Down Under. The first animated film to use the CAPS System.

November 29: The German animated film Peter in Magicland airs.

December 6: The Music Video Do the Bartman airs after the Episode Bart the Daredevil, Co-written by Michael Jackson, a fan of the show.
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