Across the United States, any independent television stations that have aired the most first-run and off-network syndication programming combined were re-launched as a brand-new over-the-air television network, called the WB Network. It premiered on January 11, 1995, and a lot of its original programs were automatically distributed by Warner Bros. Television Studios.

Children's programming

Immediately on the first September after the WB Network's launch on television, another children's programming block called Kids' WB premiered. In the block's first year, it aired three hours every Saturday morning and one hour on weekday afternoons. Then in 1996, the Saturday morning block was extended to four hours, and another year later, in 1997, a one-hour weekday morning block was added, and the weekday afternoon block was extended to two hours.

Anime series, starting with Pokémon, commenced on Kids' WB on February 13, 1999.

Kids' WB stopped airing on weekday mornings as of September 3, 2001, and the weekday afternoon block followed suit after December 30, 2005. The Saturday morning block was extended by another full hour, for a total of five hours.


Title Premiere date
(first known)
(or last aired)
Pokémon February 13, 1999 October 25, 2003
The Mask January 9, 2002 May 17, 2002
The Wizard of Oz November 24, 2002 December 18, 2005



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