|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Current Name||Fox Kids Network|
|Predecessor(s)||Fox Children's Network|
|Founded||September 8, 1990|
|Key Figure(s)|| Haim Saban (CEO)|
Margaret Loesch (Division President)
|Parent Company|| Fox Broadcasting Company|
The Walt Disney Company
Fox Kids was a Fox Broadcasting Company's programming block dedicated to youth-oriented cartoons. It originally aired the series X-Men, Solarman, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, The Avengers: United They Stand, and Spider-Man Unlimited.
The block was created to compete with The Disney Afternoon. It originally aired for half an hour on weekdays and three hours on Saturdays. It eventually grew to three hours on weekdays and four hours on Saturdays.
By 2001, Fox felt they no longer needed the block as they were competing with the "Big Three" of American Broadcasting Company, National Broadcasting Company, and Columbia Broadcasting System. They were also losing ground in children's programming to ABC and Kids' WB. Fox eventually sold the rights to the show to The Walt Disney Company.
Other shows the network broadcast include Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Bobby's World, Tom & Jerry Kids, Beetlejuice, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures, Taz-Mania, Little Dracula, Batman: The Animated Series, Eek! The Cat, The Plucky Duck Show, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Incredible Crash Dummies, Animaniacs, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Jim Henson's Animal Show, The Tick, Life With Louie, Casper, Goosebumps, Sailor Moon, Big Bad Beetleborgs, The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Space Goofs, Godzilla: The Series, The Magician, Young Hercules, Beast Machines: Transformers, Digimon, Monster Rancher, NASCAR Racers, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, Action Man, Angela Anaconda, Escaflowne, and Transformers: Robots In Disguise.