Saturday Video Entertainment System, known as SVES by the fans of the block, was launched by Cartoon Network in March of 2003. SVES was a new 7-hour (7:00 PM - 2:00 AM) action-animation franchise that featured former Toonami programming as well as other animated action shows that didn't "fit" on Toonami or Adult Swim

SVES marked Cartoon Network's first prime-time lineup completely devoted to action, featuring shows such as: Zoids: New Century.hack//SIGNG.I. JoeDragon BallPokemon, etc.

SVES was packaged like a video game, with a Samus Aran-like character in bumps reminiscent of older arcade game designs. This block was also created by Cartoon Network’s Williams Street division, the same people who created Toonami, [Adult Swim], and Miguzi. The animation for SVES was outsourced as opposed to Toonami’s animation which was done in house.

Many considered SVES the death blow for Toonami, which as it turns out was both true and not true, considering Toonami was cancelled, and then revived as a Saturday night block that replaced SVES in April of 2004.

Programming[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

First SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from March 1-29, 2003

Second SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Third SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Fourth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Fifth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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The schedule existed from May 31-June 28, 2003

Sixth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Seventh SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Eighth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from July 19-26, 2003

Ninth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Tenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

On August 9th, SVES was pre-empted by the Kids Next Door: Mission Weekend marathon. This schedule consisted of:

This schedule existed from August 16-23, 2003

Eleventh SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Twelfth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Thirteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Fourteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Fifteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Sixteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Seventeenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from December 20-27, 2003

Eighteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from January 3-24, 2004

Nineteenth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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Twentieth SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from February 7-14, 2004

Twenty First SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from February 21-March 6, 2004

Twenty Second SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule existed from March 13-April 3, 2004

Final SVES Lineup[edit | edit source]

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This schedule only existed on April 10, 2004

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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