Ah, classic cartoons. Who doesn’t enjoy them? Cartoon Network used to be the place to catch the classics – Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and more. Nowadays, Cartoon Network is certainly not the classics but that is the evolution of television. Right? Boomerang sprang up to answer the call of fans wanting more of the classics and even expanded a bit picking up MGM owned titles and Hanna-Barbera titles along with Warner Bros properties. Sadly, Boomerang is only available in the upper tier cable packages and not available in a standalone form for cord cutters to enjoy. Warner Bros is working on changing that though.
If you miss watching Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and the rest then get ready to be happy. Warner Bros is planning on making their popular classic cartoon channel available in a Netflix style option for $5 a month, or $39.99 per year.
This is exciting news for me personally as I do miss watching these classics on a rainy day, or when I cannot decide on something else to watch. Just being able to let these classic cartoons run in the background is great atmosphere noise for someone like me.
The Boomerang service will be setup like Netflix with no set schedule of shows. Rather subscribers will be able to select shows they wish to watch based on the available content. Supposedly there will be 5,000 episodes available to choose from with content rotating weekly. No word if movies such as The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons or others will be made available too (that would be quite cool if so).
Among the shows that will be included in this service are the reboots for Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. That should be good news for fans to expect other new content to be made available too.
The standalone Boomerang service will only be available in the United States, at least at launch. This could change later though. There will be no ads in the app or in shows watched using the service (remember, just like Netflix).