It’s no wonder people are trying to figure out where to look Cartoon Network shows of the 2000s. It was a special moment for the network. Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Samurai Jack, Codename: Kids Next Door, Camp Lazlo and others are full of nostalgia for people who came of age in dawn of the new millennium. Unfortunately, steaming these Cartoon Network classics hasn’t always been easy.
Where to stream Cartoon Network shows from the 2000s
Much of Cartoon Network’s original programming is available on HBO Max, but not all of it. Some omissions are strange. For example, you can watch all six seasons of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, but not Grim & Evil or Evil Con Carne. Some shows are also oddly categorized. Samurai Jack is listed under Adult Swim even though the first four seasons were part of Cartoon Network’s programming block.
Some fan-favorite Cartoon Network shows from the 2000s aren’t even available to stream. Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken, for example, must be purchased directly from Apple iTunes, Google Play Store, or Amazon if you want to watch them. Some other shows can only be found in the official Cartoon Network and Adult Swim apps, and you must have a cable subscription to access them.
Things get even more complicated if you’re looking for something other than original Cartoon Network programming. Many of us grew up watching classics from Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna-Barbera in the 2000s, and many of them moved on to Boomerang, which is an entirely separate streaming service from HBO Max. Others are completely unavailable for purchase or digital streaming and can only be obtained on physical media or bootlegs. There are even some media that are currently lost to the general public.
Basically, the programming that aired on Cartoon Network in the 2000s is scattered here and there. Again, most can be found on HBO Max, but for some you’ll have to look elsewhere.