Kids' WB Specials (JHughesTV's vision) (2024)

Here are some of Kids' WB's most notable specials:


  • 1 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  • 2 The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
  • 3 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
  • 4 Wakko's Wish
  • 5 Welcome Home, Animaniacs!
  • 6 Zolar
  • 7 Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery
  • 8 Kids' WB's 25th Big Dubba-tastic (virtual) Birthday Bash!
  • 9 Kids' WB's New Year's Jam 2022
  • 10 Notable promotions
    • 10.1 Big Kids Go First
    • 10.2 Devon and Cornwall's Dubba Dragon Day
    • 10.3 Cleopatra's Dubba Diva Day
    • 10.4 Backstreet Boys' Terrifying Tower Takeover
    • 10.5 BNL Day
    • 10.6 Warnerama Celebrity Showcase Featuring NSYNC
    • 10.7 The Adventures of Static Shaq
    • 10.8 Kids' WB Snow Jam
    • 10.9 Kids' WB Big Premiere
    • 10.10 Halloween Duel of Screams
    • 10.11 Hey Dragon, Down in Front!
    • 10.12 Holiday Sock Party
    • 10.13 Kids' WB! Backlot Tour
    • 10.14 Mad Mad Mad Monkey Summer, Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh (Just For Kids) Island, Gotta See-ee-eeh Falls
    • 10.15 Kids' WB! Way Outta The Way Road Trip
    • 10.16 Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands Sweepstakes
    • 10.17 Pillow Head Hour
    • 10.18 The Pokémon Premiere Party
    • 10.19 Top of the Tower Win-a-Rama
    • 10.20 Zany Insany April
    • 10.21 Kids' WB's LEGO-fied Weeks
    • 10.22 The Click and Pick Birthday Bash!
    • 10.23 Naughty or Nice Click and Pick
    • 10.24 Kids' WB's NBA All-Star Jam!
    • 10.25 Kids' WB Goes to LazyTown
    • 10.26 You're on Kids' WB, Charlie Brown!
    • 10.27 Kids' WB Gets Stork'd
    • 10.28 Kids' WB Builds Your Batcave
    • 10.29 LEGO Friends' Heart Stuffed Saturday
    • 10.30 Dogs' WB
    • 10.32 The Dubba-ween Monster Mash
    • 10.33 The Pokémon 25th Anniversary Marathon Morning
    • 10.34 The Kids' WB Super-Pet-tacular
    • 10.35 Pokémon: The From First to Farewell Marathon

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer[]

This Christmas special originally aired on Kids' WB on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 4:00 PM. It aired in The WB's primetime slots beforehand. Both entities have rebroadcast it, usually around Christmas time.

The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon[]

This is the one-hour tenth-anniversary special of the Pokémon franchise, and it aired in the USA before anywhere else, even Japan. Kids' WB! first aired it on April 29, 2006 at 10:00 AM, and it was the first Pokémon program dubbed by Pokémon USA, and the only program dubbed by Pokémon USA to air on Kids' WB on The WB. Kids' WB ran a promotional sweepstakes during it to win Pokémon: Tenth Anniversary merchandise.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys[]

Kids' WB aired the English-language version of this movie on January 22, 2005 at 10:00 AM. However, it was edited due to time constraints. The full-length movie was released on DVD February 15, 2005. Before the movie, during the preceding programs, Kids' WB rolled out the red carpet to meet the stars of the movie.

Wakko's Wish[]

This two-hour direct-to-video Animaniacs movie originally aired on Kids' WB on February 22, 2000.

Welcome Home, Animaniacs![]

This was the very first Kids' WB special, and was a Saturday morning preview special not unlike those that had been shown on ABC in the past. However, this special is rather hard to find, as not many WB Network affiliates actually aired it. And the few WB affiliates that did air the special aired it right after Kids' WB's first broadcast.

This special, hosted by Harland Williams, was built around the fact that, for Kids' WB's first season, Animaniacs was moving there from Fox Kids, and for the special, new animation of Yakko, Wakko and Dot had been produced driving away from the Fox studios to the Warner Bros. lot. In the meantime, the stars of The WB's prime-time shows gave viewers a look at the new shows:

  • Robert Townsend and Curtis Williams of The Parent 'Hood gave a peek at the new season of Animaniacs
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry from Sister, Sister introduced Freakazoid!
  • Kirk Cameron showed off Earthworm Jim
  • The Wayans Bros. gave a look at The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries
  • And Pinky and the Brain was featured as well.


Kids' WB's first ever original movie, and one of their only live-action programs in history, debuted on May 29, 2004. It featured a sport-competing alien named Zolar, from another planet. His catch phrase was "Blue-yah!" During the movie, Kids' WB! ran a sweepstakes to win a year's supply of buttered popcorn. The movie featured guest appearances by pro skateboarder Jason Ellis (radio host) and freestyle motocross legend Mike Metzger.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery[]

This one-hour direct-to-video Tiny Toon Adventures movie aired on Kids' WB on October 27, and again on November 24, 2012. This was the first Kids' WB special aired since 2008.

Kids' WB's 25th Big Dubba-tastic (virtual) Birthday Bash![]

This was proven to be Kids' WB's first ever special that was made to promote the 25th anniversary of the network's launch and the first special to be held "virtually" due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which broadcasted live as a primetime special on The WB on September 9, 2020. This special featured appearances by many Kids' WB characters, Warner Bros. celebrities, a few Cartoon Network characters, some Musical appearances by "Weird Al" Yankovic, Brad Mossman (best known for composing songs from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!), Austin Powers and the Blue Man Group, and the Holiday Sock (from The Holiday Sock Party), Kids' WB's former mascot from 2001 to 2005 even made a special return appearance as host for the special. There was also a preview for Kids' WB's fall 2020 season in which a few Warner Bros. celebrities gave viewers a look at Kids' WB's new programming:

  • Iain Armitage of Young Sheldon showed off Animaniacs (2020)
  • Ellen DeGeneres introduced Looney Tunes Cartoons
  • And new season previews of other Kids' WB shows like Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? and DC Super Hero Girls were introduced as well.

Viewers would even get a chance to go to and vote their favorite shows seen on the Kids' WB network that would get either 1st place, 2nd place or 3rd place. Voting lasted from September 1st to 9th, 2020 and the 3 shows that got the most votes were:

  • 1st: Pokémon (won the golden Kids' WB Water Tower trophy)
  • 2nd: Animaniacs (won the silver Kids' WB Water Tower trophy)
  • 3rd: Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (won the bronze Kids' WB Water Tower trophy)

Kids' WB's New Year's Jam 2022[]

This was Kids' WB's first ever New Years special that was held at the Steven J. Ross Theater at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Hollywood, California which broadcasted live as a primetime special on The WB on December 31, 2021. This special featured appearances by many Kids' WB characters, Warner Bros. celebrities, Cartoon Network characters, musical appearances by Jaret Reddick and the cast of Animaniacs (2020), also including some appearing virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There was also a preview for Kids' WB's 2022 program slate in which a few Warner Bros. celebrities gave viewers a look at Kids' WB's new programming:

  • Iain Armitage of Young Sheldon introduced Bugs Bunny Builders, Batwheels, Lucas the Spider and Pocoyo, which all premiered exclusively as part of the Cartoonito on Kids' WB weekday morning block.
  • Cookie Monster from Sesame Street introduced Mecha Builders, which was also exclusively introduced to the Cartoonito on Kids' WB weekday morning block.
  • Jaret Reddick shared sneak peeks at the three-part animated mini-series Aquaman King of Atlantis, and new episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys.
  • Bugs Bunny showed off new season previews of other shows from Kids' WB and Cartoon Network like Jellystone!, The Fungies! and Elliott from Earth (just to name a few).
  • And the cast of Teen Titans Go! sang Auld Lang Syne as well.

This is also the first Kids' WB special to feature an interactive fan wall to allow for an audience with utilized XR technology throughout its broadcast, and to be in a domestic simulcast with several WarnerMedia cable networks (including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT and TBS).

Notable promotions[]

As recently as 2023, Kids' WB had many promotional giveaways, primarily to promote its programs and other Warner Bros. merchandise up for grabs.

Big Kids Go First[]

That was a slogan used to describe Kids' WB's schedule as of October 19, 1996 (when Waynehead premiered) through November 21 of that year. In an apparent attempt to simplify the four-hour Saturday morning schedule, the action-oriented superhero cartoons were moved to make up the first two hours of the schedule, with the comedy-oriented shows (including Waynehead) making up the last two hours. In this time, the schedule went as follows:

8:00 AMFreakazoid!
8:30 AMEarthworm Jim
9:00 AMSuperman: The Animated Series
9:30 AMRoad Rovers
10:00 AMWaynehead
10:30 AMPinky and the Brain
11:00 AMAnimaniacs
11:30 AMThe Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries

This move proved to be a disaster, the mistake being that "big kids" (supposedly the kids who would've preferred the superhero cartoons) were more likely to sleep in on Saturday mornings rather than wake up early to watch the shows. As a result of this, on November 22, Freakazoid and Earthworm Jim were taken off the Saturday morning block and moved to being shown on Friday afternoons until the following February, when they disappeared from the block entirely, only to have Freakazoid replaced with The Daffy Duck Show and Earthworm Jim replaced with a classic episode of Animaniacs.

An episode of Animaniacs that was broadcast sometime later parodied this move in its gag credit: "On The WB, Big Kids Go First / In Real Life, Big Kids Sleep In."

Devon and Cornwall's Dubba Dragon Day[]

Aired in May 1998, this broadcast was themed around promoting the release of the film Quest for Camelot. The backlot set used in the bumpers was specially designed with a medieval theme, and Devon and Cornwall, the two-headed dragon from the film, appeared in specially-made promotional spots.

Cleopatra's Dubba Diva Day[]

This 1998 broadcast was hosted by Cleopatra (group). The music video for their song "Life Ain't Easy" premiered at the end of the show.

Backstreet Boys' Terrifying Tower Takeover[]

This broadcast aired in 1998 was hosted by the Backstreet Boys. They introduced shows and talked about their monster characters in the music video for Everybody (Backstreet's Back) leading up to the world premiere.

BNL Day[]

BNL Day was the name given to the broadcast that aired on May 15, 1999, in which the Barenaked Ladies performed between each show. This event was originally intended to be titled Naked Day, but was changed due to complaints from parents.

Warnerama Celebrity Showcase Featuring NSYNC[]

This broadcast aired on May 1, 1999 was hosted by NSYNC. They as well as Kids WB characters performed between shows.

The Adventures of Static Shaq[]

These shorts promoted NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal's guest appearance in the Static Shock episode "Static Shaq".

Kids' WB Snow Jam[]

The Kids' WB Snow Jam was the name given to the broadcast that aired on February 5, 2000, in which Lou Bega performed between each show. New episodes of Kids' WB shows aired all morning, including three new episodes of Pokémon.

Kids' WB Big Premiere[]

This special promoted the series premieres of Yu-Gi-Oh!, The Mummy: The Animated Series, and The Nightmare Room and aired new episodes of X-Men: Evolution, Jackie Chan Adventures, and Pokemon: Johto League Champions. Originally set to air on September 15, 2001, it was later moved to September 29, due to most programming getting pre-empted by coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Halloween Duel of Screams[]

In 2002 and 2003, toward Halloween, Kids' WB would do a promotion similar to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game pitting Kids' WB characters against one another in a duel, but this time with screaming kids. Whoever had the most screaming kids that could affect others won the duel. It was always done in tournament style, but in 2002, Todd "Toad" Tolensky from X-Men: Evolution was disqualified for eating The Flea from ¡Mucha Lucha!, Ash Ketchum from Pokémon almost lost to Joey Wheeler from Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Jade Chan from Jackie Chan Adventures beat Yugi in the final round. In 2003, Yugi defeated The Masked Toilet from Mucha Lucha in the final round and won.

Hey Dragon, Down in Front![]

This sweepstakes aired in the afternoon block for a week sometime in the spring of 2004, to promote Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light. Viewers had to identify a dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series when Yugi said "Hey, (dragon's name), down in front!" and when they did, viewers were to log on to the website and enter for a chance to win Yu-Gi-Oh! card decks, as well as discount coupons for the movie.

Holiday Sock Party[]

The Holiday Sock Party was an ongoing event from 2001 to 2005, and had always taken place on the second Saturday in December. During this five-year period, the Kids' WB mascot, the Holiday Sock, usually goes inside of the Kids' WB! promotional watertower, with other characters from Kids' WB, in which they do Christmas-related things. In 2001 and 2002, the sock was the sole host; however, in 2003, The Flea from ¡Mucha Lucha! co-hosted. In 2004, the sock granted the wishes of viewers who wanted to "turn into something" on TV. In 2005, the set was then moved to the Fruit Salad Island from Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island with Coconut Fred as the co-host, and was about granting wishes again. This did not happen in 2006 and 2007, it was then replaced with a singalong for those two years, it didn't occur in 2008, as all of the Kids' WB networks except for the Australian version had disbanded. This promotion was not aired on the Australian Kids' WB network, because that version uses hosted content.

The Holiday Sock appeared as a question in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit, card #582, "Q: Who was not worn out by hosting the Holiday Sock Party? A: The Holiday Sock"

Kids' WB! Backlot Tour[]

Kids' WB had its Kids' WB! Backlot Tour in the parking lot of The Centre Ice Rink at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware, July 20 to 29, 2006, during the Delaware State Fair. It featured the best of Kids' WB programming, Xbox 360 gaming, and other fun activities. It is a nationwide traveling show, usually at Six Flags Theme Park.

Mad Mad Mad Monkey Summer, Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh (Just For Kids) Island, Gotta See-ee-eeh Falls[]

Beginning June 5, 2004, Kids' WB gave their lineup a monkey-based theme, entitling it "Mad Mad Mad Monkey Summer". They did promos such as "1001 Uses For a Banana" showing a Kids' WB character in need of a banana (usually where it doesn't help or makes things worse), "Stump the Monkey!" where viewers could go online and ask the monkey, "Professor Oo-oo-oo" questions, and pranks where someone in a gorilla costume would pop up randomly in a public area, scaring someone. Also, beginning June 14, 2004, Kids' WB gave their weekday lineup a monkey-related theme to go along with "Mad Mad Mad Monkey Summer" and entitled it "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh (Just for Kids) Island". As a special, until July 30, 2004, viewers could enter online to be the Monkey King of the day and have their picture on a monkey's body on TV. This promo lasted longer than Mad Mad Mad Monkey Summer (which ended August 21, 2004, Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh ended October 22, 2004) and beginning September 17, 2004, Kids' WB entitled the Friday lineup "Gotta See-ee-eeh Falls", as they showed encore episodes of Mucha Lucha and Pokémon from the previous Saturday, and encore episodes of the new series Da Boom Crew and The Batman, as well as other things, such as new "lost" episodes of MegaMan: NT Warrior which were either skipped or dubbed out of order. However, this only went until October 15, 2004, a week earlier before it was originally scheduled to, when the network did a last-minute schedule change to prepare for November sweeps, replacing the scheduled encore of The Batman with an orderly rerun of Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Kids' WB! Way Outta The Way Road Trip[]

These promos consisted of Kids WB characters going on a “road trip” to real locations across the United States of America.

Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands Sweepstakes[]

On May 17, 2008, Kids' WB held a sweepstakes to promote the online game "Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands" on Cookie Jar's Magi-Nation website. In this sweepstakes, viewers were to watch Kids' WB! all morning long to find five secret code words, and then enter them online to be entered into a drawing for a pre-paid game card worth five dollars of in-game currency.

Pillow Head Hour[]

The Pillow Head Hour began on June 4, 2005, as Kids' WB was showing the final episodes of Jackie Chan Adventures, it was a full hour at 8:00 EST (7:00 CST/PST), where they did promos featuring what Kids' WB characters' "Pillow Head Hair" would look like (what their hair would look like if they had just woken up from bed). The Pillow Head Hour was discontinued on June 25, 2005, when the network did a last-minute schedule change replacing Jackie Chan Adventures on July 2 with Teen Titans and The Batman. However, made "Pillow Head Reports" featuring Gisselle, the Pillow Head Reporter for Kids' WB!, talking about things such as entertainment and media. Because of this, starting on January 7, 2006, when Saturdays were extended to five hours, the Pillow Head Hour was reborn at 7:00 am, featuring Giselle and a full hour of a randomly selected Kids' WB! show, and numerous guests talking about their "Pillow Head Hair". The Pillow Head Hour was discontinued once again on July 8, 2006, where Kids' WB! made their "Sizzlin' Summer Lineup" with two Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes in the former Pillow Head Hour's slot. This was supposed to be on September 23, 2006, for the 2006–2007 season, when it was then replaced with Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as then hosts of the block, from Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, a show that was on Kids' WB, at that current period of time. The Pillow Head Hour again returned at the start of the 2014-2015 season, and featured Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck from The Looney Tunes Show (in which, reruns of that series later started appearing on Kids' WB during that season) as the hosts of the block, but were later replaced by Beast Boy and Cyborg from Teen Titans Go! during the mid-season of 2015. The Pillow Head Hour was once again discontinued on September 12, 2015, when Kids' WB celebrated their 20th anniversary three days prior.

The Pokémon Premiere Party[]

This was the name given to Kids' WB's broadcast on February 13, 1999, which marked the first time that Pokémon was shown on the block (the episode aired on that date was "The Problem with Paras") as part of the comedy lineup. Unfortunately for fans of Warner Bros. Animation, though, it was in this same weekend that The Big Cartoonie Show (which came right after Pokémon) was shortened down to half an hour.

Top of the Tower Win-a-Rama[]

During the 2002–03 season, from time to time, Kids' WB would run a contest, usually during weekdays when they had them, where each day they gave you a code to enter on and be drawn to win some merchandise, usually relating to a Kids' WB show. The first one was for Yu-Gi-Oh! in the week of September 16, 2002. Sometimes it coincided with the week as a show was given a special airing, such as the "Weekday Shift" that aired Rescue Heroes the whole week, the special weeks of catching up on The Mummy: The Animated Series or the week of new Cubix: Robots for Everyone episodes.

Zany Insany April[]

Ozzy from Ozzy & Drix hosted Kids' WB in April 2003, and named it "Zany Insany April". For the occasion, every week in April, at 3:30 pm, Kids' WB aired a show that would normally air on Saturday, such as Ozzy & Drix, The Mummy: The Animated Series, Static Shock, Mucha Lucha, and X-Men: Evolution. Saturday promos included the "You Rhyme It, We Rap It, Rap-a-Thon", where viewers could make a rap about a Kids' WB show and Scooby-Doo and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo would get some other Kids' WB character to perform the rap on TV, or the "Burpalicious Belchathon", where viewers could compete with Kids' WB characters to see how loud they could burp.

Kids' WB's LEGO-fied Weeks[]

In promotion of The LEGO Movie in February of 2014, Emmet Brickowski and Lucy Wyldstyle from the movie hosted Kids' WB every week in February with a marathon named as "Kids' WB's LEGO-fied Weeks". During this event, the backlot set used in the bumpers was specially designed with a LEGO theme, and the network held a contest that gave their viewers a chance to go to and send in a photo of their LEGO-designed sculpture relating to The LEGO Movie or any Kids' WB show to be referred as "Kids' WB LEGO Master Builder of the Week!", with a chance to win some LEGO sets and merchandise centered around the latter movie. In addition, the music video for the song "Everything Is Awesome" premiered at the end of the marathon's run. This marathon returned in February of 2019 and was later entitled as "LEGO-fied Weeks: The Second Part", in promotion of the sequel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, with Sweet "General" Mayhem and Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi from the latter sequel appearing as later hosts of the marathon, and eventually with T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay also serving as co-hosts to promote the song "Catchy Song"; which was even performed by them as well as Kids' WB characters between shows. This was Kids' WB's first promotion since 2008.

The Click and Pick Birthday Bash![]

Kids' WB celebrated their 20th anniversary in September of 2015 by holding a special contest where viewers can go online and vote for the two classic Kids' WB shows to be shown the afternoon of September 9, 2015, while being followed by eight other selected classic Kids' WB shows to be aired the following Saturday morning a few days after on September 12, 2015.

Naughty or Nice Click and Pick[]

In December of 2015, Kids' WB ran a contest where the viewers can vote for their favorite Naughty or Nice category at The contest ran from December 7 to December 11, and the winners of the highest-voted categories were revealed the morning of December 12, 2015 inbetween special premiere hours of selected shows.

Kids' WB's NBA All-Star Jam![]

A special NBA-themed marathon Kids' CW pulled off on February 6, 2016. The marathon featured NBA players hosting the block, and episodes of shows that are basketball-themed.

Kids' WB Goes to LazyTown[]

On April 23, 2016, Kids' WB became the official broadcaster of LazyTown (right after NBC lost the US broadcast rights to the show in March of 2016) and aired a marathon of LazyTown episodes known as "Kids' WB Goes to LazyTown". Promos for the marathon included the cast of the series in the Kids' WB studio lot interacting with other Kids' WB characters about their favorite moments from the series itself.

You're on Kids' WB, Charlie Brown![]

Aired on September 17, 2016 to promote the premiere of the 2015 Peanuts series. During the event that lasted from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Charlie Brown and Snoopy from the Peanuts franchise would be seen communicating with Kids' WB characters in an interview-like fashion.

Kids' WB Gets Stork'd[]

Aired in September of 2016, themed around to promote the film Storks, Tulip, Pigeon Toady and Junior from the aforementioned film hosted Kids' WB and ran a contest, usually during the weekday afternoon slots, where each day in September you could log on to, send fan-art of the characters from Storks and win some free merchandise from the film. Kids' WB would even show Storks fan-art from the viewers during commercial breaks.

Kids' WB Builds Your Batcave[]

To promote The LEGO Batman Movie in February of 2017, Kids' WB had a sweepstakes theming to the movie where viewers can win a chance to turn their room into a "Batman-themed bedroom", featuring items that include LEGO sets relating to the movie, along with other sorts of LEGO Batman and Kids' WB merchandise, and a special early Batman-themed Nintendo Switch system (ironically, the contest happened before the console's official launch a month later).

LEGO Friends' Heart Stuffed Saturday[]

In February of 2019, Kids' WB reached an agreement with The LEGO Group to acquire the US broadcasting rights to LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission (moving there from UPN Kids Click during this time), marking the first LEGO cartoon series to be rather exclusive to Kids' WB. Therefore on April 20, 2019, Kids' WB premiered the show (starting with its second season) from the event known as "LEGO Friends' Heart Stuffed Saturday". During that event, Andrea, Mia, Olivia, Stephanie and Emma from the series and the LEGO Friends franchise itself hosted Kids' WB and showed off their favorite moments from the show, and additionally met with other certain Kids' WB characters during commercial breaks.

Dogs' WB[]

A special dog-themed April Fools' Day marathon Kids' WB pulled off that aired exclusively during the network's Friday afternoon lineup on April 1, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The marathon included selected Kids' WB shows that were part of the forerunning lineup with dogs. This was Kids' WB's typical answer to the April Fools' Day marathon of corporate cable cousin Cartoon Network that aired on that very same day.

Bugs & LeBron's Dubba Jam-a-thon[]

Aired from July 12 to 16, 2021, this broadcast was themed around promoting the release of the film Space Jam: A New Legacy, the set used in bumpers for the marathon were specially designed with a Basketball theme, and LeBron James, longtime NBA player, appeared with Bugs Bunny in specially-made promotional spots for the marathon.

The Dubba-ween Monster Mash[]

This Halloween-themed marathon aired on Kids' WB throughout October of 2021, featuring Scooby-Doo and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo hosting Kids' WB during the run of the marathon. This marathon included montages of Halloween moments from Kids' WB shows in promos and even Kids' WB airings of 2 Scooby-Doo movies which include Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! and Scoob! that both aired in primetime on The WB on October 30, 2021.

The Pokémon 25th Anniversary Marathon Morning[]

To celebrate the Pokémon franchise's 25th anniversary and to promote Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl, this Pokémon-themed marathon aired on December 25, featuring Ash Ketchum and Pikachu hosting Kids' WB during the run of the marathon. This marathon included an all new Pokémon Journeys episode, a selected "fan-favorite" episode of the first 6 Pokémon series originally aired by the block (which entirely fulfilled the Kids' WB Saturday schedule that time) and even a Kids' WB airing of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle which aired in primetime on The WB on December 25, 2021.

The Kids' WB Super-Pet-tacular[]

To promote the feature DC League of Super-Pets, this marathon lasted from July 25 to 29, 2022 and had Krypto the Superdog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) and Ace the Bathound (voiced by Kevin Hart) from the movie hosting Kids' WB during the marathon.

Pokémon: The From First to Farewell Marathon[]

For the premiere of the Pokémon Ultimate Journeys episode "The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!" on February 10, 2024, Kids' WB aired a special marathon devoted to the season finale. It was titled "From First to Farewell", mainly to wish Ash Ketchum and Pikachu their farewell from the whole Pokémon anime and Kids' WB in general (as JN147 was Ash's last episode in the Pokémon anime). The selected episodes that were a part of the marathon were:

TimeEpisode TitleEpisode Code
9:00 AMPokémon - I Choose You!EP001
9:30 AMPace - The Final Frontier!AG190
10:00 AMSeeing the Forest for the Trees!XY121
10:30 AMFrom Z to Shining Z!SM144
11:00 AMPartners in Time!JN132
11:30 AMThe Rainbow and the Pokémon MasterJN147

During the split-screen credits of the final episode as part of the marathon, an animation featuring all of the Kids' WB stars waving goodbye to Ash and Pikachu as they leave the Kids' WB studio lot is played (similar to the one that corporate cousin Cartoon Network's adult-centric brand Adult Swim made when Fox series Family Guy left the network in 2021 after reruns of that series have been airing for cable syndication purposes). The music playing in all the flashbacks and promos for the event was "Crawl" by Thisway (which was heard on The WB's 1999-2000 campaign).

This marathon was also aired simultaneously for encore purposes over on Cartoon Network.

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