Boomerang, a cable TV under the same name has launched its own streaming service. It is the first streaming service that broadcasts Time Warner’s classics online and this will be exclusive access to their thousands of cartoon animations.
Boomerang was originally a cable channel but it has now also been made into a standalone streaming service that broadcasts cartoons.
This is especially good for kids and of course kids at heart that miss watching reruns of their favorite shows. Time Warner’s Boomerang streaming service will include classic Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and MGM animations.
It is also possible for the streaming service to be the exclusive home for new episodes of three popular shows, namely “Scooby-Doo”, “Looney Tunes” and “Tom & Jerry” but this might irritate the TV subscribers.
There’s over 5,000 titles in total and will also include the new episodes of the current shows in production. To add to that, new series will also be shown on the streaming service. One of these shows will be a comedic fantasy named Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz which obviously is inspired from the classic The Wizard of Oz.
Cartoon movies will also be broadcasted on Boomerang like “Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders” and “Yogi the Easter Bear”.
There’s also playlists that shows certain kinds of shows. There’s “best ofs” which are a handpicked list of episodes that are considered one of the best of the series, “boomerang favorites” and one my personal favorites “Bugs vs. Daffy”.
A year ago, Warner Bros. acquired DramaFever which will be used to power the new Boomerang streaming service and will also handle customer service. Warner Bros. didn’t just buy DramFever to penetrate the Korean TV show business; it was obtaining the infrastructure itself to create more streaming services in the future. And with that said, Boomerang was born to bring cartoon content online to Warner Bros’ many consumers.
As of right now, Boomerang doesn’t have many features yet. However, in a few months many more features will be added which will included family-based profiles, personalized recommendations, download-to-go for offline viewing, Spanish audio, and interactive features. Warner Bros. are also open to exploring additional distribution deals for Boomerang with various partners.
What’s interesting to note is this service is only $5 a month and if you compare the other services like Nickelodeon’s Noggin, Boomerang is by far the cheapest. This is unlimited access to all of Time Warner’s 5,000 classic cartoons that we all know and love and grew up with. This is surely a must-have for anyone who loves classic cartoons.
You can subscribe for $5 a month or $39.99 annually. This drops the price to only $3.33 a month. Besides watching from a computer, you can also watch them from Android and iOS devices. There’s also support for media players such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast.
The service is live now and you can now subscribe and watch your favorite cartoons at www.boomerang.com.