Originally offered as a cable channel by Time Warner, Boomerang has this week been spun off into a streaming bundle of its own, offering subscribers on iOS, Android, and desktop access to classic cartoons like Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races and Yogi Bear, as well as shows featuring Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Road Runner (via Variety). Slightly more modern cartoons like The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Courage the Cowardly Dog are also up for streaming.

Boomerang will allow subscribers on-demand access to these shows, and some will even be gaining new episodes each week, including additional episodes of modern shows as well as classics from the Boomerang vault. The service also plans to launch new, exclusive shows to Boomerang subscribers sometime later this year. Boomerang is still sticking around as an addition for traditional cable packages, with the new video-on-demand service being referred to as a "complementary" package to its cable channel.

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For its classics, Boomerang offers over 1,000 episodes of the older cartoons, although there remain a few noticeable omissions like The Flinstones and The Jetsons, but the company has said more shows will continuously be added after this week's launch. Movies related to certain characters -- including Scooby-Doo --are included as well in the subscription plan.

Boomerang is THE place to watch all your favorite cartoons to your heart’s content, on demand and ad free. Enjoy classic shows and new originals you can’t get anywhere else. Your Boomerang subscription allows you to control the viewing experience in a kid-friendly environment with your whole family with no TV package required.

The library is only part of the fun! New episodes of new original shows or classics from the vault are added every week. Get new episodes of New Looney Tunes, Bunnicula, Be Cool Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry and more, plus brand new shows coming later this year! Enjoy full seasons of old favorites from Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and all the favorite cartoons you love.

In terms of cost, users can pay $4.99 a month for Boomerang, or opt in for a $39.99 yearly subscription to drop the monthly cost down to $3.33. Those interested can download the Boomerang app now on the iOS App Store for free [Direct Link], and it's also available on Android and on desktop and laptop computers. TV-enabled streaming boxes, including Apple TV, will be gaining Boomerang apps in the near future as well.


Check out a list of all of Boomerang's shows, broken down by character in the vein of Netflix's kids section, right here on the service's website. New subscribers can gain access to a 7-day free trial upon sign-up of the monthly plan, or a 3-day free-trial upon sign-up of the yearly plan.

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Top Rated Comments

EdT Avatar
68 months ago
I'm interested, but I'm afraid that a lot of the WB cartoons will be missing because of changing standards with what is acceptable. I also wonder if The Batman Animated series will be available, if not now then soon.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaelant Avatar
68 months ago
Sweet! Love to see stuff like this becoming more common. $3 a month for a year is very reasonable, for a niche content channel. I have Netflix, but I'll probably give this a go once the TV app is ready.

I love classic cartoons, but they have to be uncut, uncensored. They're as much a window into a different time as anything.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
68 months ago
Does this have real cartoons that my parents and myself grew up with (old, violent Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, etc.) or this new crap that is making kids these days into "kids these days?"
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I'm interested, but I'm afraid that a lot of the WB cartoons will be missing because of changing standards with what is acceptable. I also wonder if The Batman Animated series will be available, if not now then soon.
That's my question as well.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbotte Avatar
68 months ago
Watching "Wacky Races" as an Adult now and some of the stuff that went over my head as a kid?! WOW!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M.PaulCezanne Avatar
68 months ago
As I get older, I wonder more and more if my personality wasn't shaped by Bugs Bunny cartoons. I do have an unreasonable fear of anvils falling from the sky.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sudo1996 Avatar
68 months ago
Uh-oh

"Is Boomerang kid-friendly?

Yes, all of our episodes are pre-screened to make sure they’re appropriate for cartoon lovers of all ages. Boomerang is fun for the whole family!"

Not what I was looking for, but I guess I don't have a problem if they just drop the 'objectionable' cartoons. Nothing worse than when network TV cuts and snips lines out of the dialogue, etc.
Really? Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I recall them showing the Tom and Jerry episodes that people have complained are politically incorrect or overly violent. But I never saw the really old Bugs Bunny ones that were clearly problematic: nudity in the background and racial slurs against the Japanese.
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I on the other hand, am happy to see some of that racist stuff cleaned up. Having stereotyped/racist images on there would keep me from subscribing because I wouldnt want my daughter to see them.
I wish there were an option. Sure, keep it away from the kids, but I'd prefer to see the originals, which I also saw as a kid on DVDs that had warning labels.
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Does this have real cartoons that my parents and myself grew up with (old, violent Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, etc.) or this new crap that is making kids these days into "kids these days?"
The Boomerang I watched on cable TV ~10 years ago did. IDK if this is the same.
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Watching "Wacky Races" as an Adult now and some of the stuff that went over my head as a kid?! WOW!
Even Spongebob had some dirty jokes, including the "don't drop the soap one" that had to be the nastiest I'd ever seen.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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