After it's predecessor, What-A-Cartoon!, Cartoon Network created an all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots, college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself. That show was called Sunday Pants; it first aired on the day of October 2nd, 2005. Sunday Pants varies on different types of animation, from traditional hand-drawn animation, to Flash, or even CGI. The show is directed by Craig "Sven" Gordon & Stuart Hill.
The show has a similar concept to What-A-Cartoon!, except that the shorts are 1-3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals inbetween shorts. The live-action ones are preformed by american band The Slacks, while the animated ones are animated by WeFail.
This is the first Cartoon Network show to be rated "TV-PG", not counting Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.
The show lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on October 23rd, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be returning the month after, but said return never came to fruition and the series was ultimately cancelled. Bernard and Monstories found their way to Boomerang in 2008 for use as timeslot filler.
The reason for Sunday Pants’ cancellation might have been the swears and/or drug references. On one episode of Weighty Decisions, the angel claimed that the devil was drinking too much, and in another episode, the angel says "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"; one other instance is an IMP short, in which the Imp says "Damnit", and "Double damnit!" respectively.
In 2015, several cartoon streaming sites released the five episodes that were produced on their sites. It is now easy-to-find on the web with a simple Google search.
List of known shorts aired on Sunday Pants
- The Brothers Pistov (Lincon Peirce)
- IMP (Andy Fielding)
- Periwinkle Around the World (Aaron Springer)
- Weighty Decisions (Adam Pava & Tim McKeon)
- Travel Logs (Stuart Hill)
- History According to Noodle (Andy Merril)
- Oogloo & Anju (Ariel Martian)
- Monstories (Lance Taylor)
- The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (Dan Chambers, Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler)
- The Topside Rag (Monkmus)
- Show & Tell (Casper Kelly)
- News Channel Station News U.S. (Stuart Hill)
- Jean-Luc & Dondoozat
- Crazy Demands (Craig "Sven" Gordon)