It’s been 10 years since the 2007 Boston bomb scare


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the bomb hoax in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston bomb scare was a historical moment that marked the downfall of Cartoon Network that started in 2007 and has been continuing since this day. On the night of January 29th, 2007 two men from Adult Swim’s marketing team placed Mooninite litebrites across the city of Boston as a guerilla marketing tactic to promote the upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. On the morning on January 31st, 2007 the city of Boston panicked over britelites that looked like Mooninite, The city of Boston thought these were bombs but they turned out to be britelites once they were investigated later in the day. The 2 men behind the marketing tactic were arrested on February 1st, 2007. Just 8 days later, Jim Samples who was the President of Cartoon Network at the time resigned on February 9th, 2007. Eventually, Stuart Snyder came in as the new President of Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network’s downfall began with CN Real which premiered in 2007. Cartoon Network and CN Real were at their worst in 2009. Then in 2010, Cartoon Network came back with a renaissance that brought cartoons back to the network. However, Cartoon Network wasn’t out of the dark ages yet they still have been going through dark times up to this day with the recent airings of unwanted reboots like Teen Titans GO!, Powerpuff Girls 2016, and Ben 10 2017. Anyway, the historical significance of this event is groundbreaking for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as it will remain further cemented in Cartoon Network’s history.


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