Boomerang, a classic cartoon streaming service recently introduced, has officially launched today. The service allows you to stream cartoons you’d likely find on your television set when you were a kid every Saturday morning over a bowl of cereal. It costs $4.99/month for a subscription or $39.99/year. If you subscribe the latter way, you’ll save $20 in the process over subscribing via monthly payments.
If you recall, 17 years ago, Boomerang launched as a digital TV channel which offered similar content, but it pretty much flopped and eventually lead to its adoption as a Netflix for old cartoons. While franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones are all available to stream, original content like Warner Bros. Animation’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, is also exclusively available for subscribers. It’s a simple perk for being a member and to try to keep you from canceling, so there’s no promise that it’ll be any good.
Christina Miller, the president of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim, had the following to say regarding the service.
“Boomerang is a beloved brand that has always had multi-generational appeal and some of the greatest animated shows ever created,” said Christina Miller, President, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim. “Our on-going partnership with Warner Bros. around this new premium service continues our strategy of making sure our fans are engaged with fresh and fun content whenever and wherever they want it.”
A free 7-day trial is currently available for new members, while subscribers are able to stream on the web, iOS, and Android-powered devices. The product will eventually expand to other platforms like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku.