Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s classic cartoon channel, is adding a pair fairly new series to its lineup with Warner Bros. Animation’s Krypto the Superdog and Cookie Jar Ent.’s Gerald McBoing Boing. Both will debut on Minday, Feb. 5 with Gerald kicking off at 6 p.m. and Krypto following at 7 p.m.
Krypto the Superdog introduces tykes to Superman’s dog, who jettisons to Earth after orbiting countless years in space as a test-pilot aboard a malfunctioning rocketship built by Jor-El, Superman’s father. Having landed, the super pup finds companionship in a young boy named Kevin Whitney and together they combat threats to the safety and well-being of the people and animals of Metropolis. The canine character was first introduced in a supporting role in DC Comics’ Superboy series in 1955. The anmated series is exec produced by Sander Schwartz, along with supervising producers Alan Burnett and Scott Jeralds. Boomerang will air all 39 produced episodes Monday through Friday, saving only a Christmas-themed storyline for December.
Adapted from a book by Dr. Seuss and a 1951 Academy Award-winning short film, Gerald McBoing Boing revolves around a kid who speaks only in sound effects. The six-year-old can mimic almost any sound in the world, and he uses them in playful mischief around his hometown, a charming and carefree suburb. Boomerang has access to all 26 episodes, but will air only 18 during its first rotation.