Cartoon Network Crams 100 Animated Characters Into Great Birthday Video

Celebrating 20 years in two minutes

Cartoon Network turned 20 on Monday, and along with a party at its headquarters in Atlanta, it celebrated with birthday-themed programming and by commissioning this beautiful morphing animation by London-based design shop ILoveDust, set to original music by Kevin Seaton from Heavy Duty Music/Mad Decent. They crammed nearly 100 characters into the two-minute music video, which premiered Monday night on the network at the conclusion of the celebration. Head over to Motionographer to read an interview about the making of, which includes concept art and reveals that there was one risqué scene they had to cut involving a character called Coffee from Regular Show and Cow from Cow and Chicken. You can imagine the rest.