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Saturday morning cartoons are dead
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Posted 9/28/14
Not really surprised It seems like they've been leaning more toward Educational Programming over the years than the fluffy stuff that is cartoons and anime. Not that I would mourn the loss of the bastardized anime that was twisted into ad-executives ideas of what kids wanted to watch. The bright side may be that it will be a little (hopefully) harder to "market" more consumer crap to kids.

I was kind of lucky, I got to grow up when they played reruns of all the Hana-Barbera shows, most of the Popeye, Warner, and MGM cartoons; they did this after school as well as on Saturdays. The only shows that didn't get airplay were the more aggressively anti-Japanese/anti-German cartoons from WW2. I would get home after school and I could see a Popeye cartoon that was produced in the late 30's, they were awesome.
Not anymore.... but they were doing away with that kind of stuff during the '80's and 90's....

There are networks that have popped up the take up the slack that people have mentioned earlier in the thread, as well as the late-night stuff; networks that aren't on cable.

I find paying for TV to be a retarded thing to do but I can get over 30 channels off the air here.... so take my comment with a grain of salt. I used to live where there was only 3 channels until cable came along. BUT THEY HAD SUCH GOOD CARTOONS!

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Posted 9/28/14
In my opinion the '80s and '90s were the high point of cartoon programming in America.. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

That aside, you're all crazy for wasting your Saturday morning on cartoons. I remember watching MST3k reruns every Saturday morning as a kid. Such a shame it's no longer on the air.
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Posted 10/4/14 , edited 10/9/14
....Until I became an Adult, grew a taste for Anime, and Subscribed to CRUNCHYROLL! Nothing better than Saturday (Morning) Anime!

HEY...it IS Saturday! Yipppeeeee!

FALL SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US, CRUNCHYROLLERS! THIS IS THE MOMENT WE'VE TRAINED FOR! LETS DO IT!

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Posted 10/8/14 , edited 10/8/14
A message to the young (kids and preteens)

"Your generation doesn't understand cartons at all, sure there's adventure time and Frozen, but back in the days Fridays and Saturdays were special to us. After school on Fridays watching new episodes on Cartoon Network ( the good days) nick ( the good days) and Disney ( the good days) was like a reward after a long week at school. To finish it off was toonami if it wasn't for that anime may have never be exposed to the U.S. sure the Internet and streaming services may be hurting the tv companies, but if shows from the early 2000s and 60s are on Hulu or Netflix. Then check them out I'm sure they will entertain you as they did for us.
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Posted 10/8/14
There was nothing really worth watching on Saturday mornings, except the first season of Yugi Oh and recaps of WWF Raw is War.

They used to show anime on (Sci-fi) Syfy during Saturday mornings. I barely had the attention span watching it in one sitting.
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Posted 10/8/14
I really feel bad for kids of this generation. My generation had a variety of anime and that's how I became an anime fan. I remember I used to have a crush on Rebecca from Yugioh back when I was a kid and that's when I didn't realize that I had a waifu. R.I.P. Saturday morning cartoons, thanks for the memories.
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Posted 10/8/14
Saturday morning cartoons have been dead for years.
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Posted 10/8/14

KurtIrving wrote:

Great times, great times! too bad times have changed.


I know right?
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Posted 10/8/14
i just saw this forum thread...
i'm really quite sad about it, i mean i've been watching pokemon and yugioh since Kids WB was still around and separate from 4Kids (or whatever its old name used to be) saturday mornings were literally my favorite part of the week when i was a kid, and i think thats why i absolutely LOVE anime now... so thank you Kids Wb, and thank you 4Kids (even though you kinda sucked), you've helped make me the person i am today (((:
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Posted 10/8/14
I guess it really is the end of an era. Saturday morning cartoons, you will be missed.
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NintendoFan05 wrote:


KurtIrving wrote:

Great times, great times! too bad times have changed.


I know right?


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Posted 10/8/14
They die when you grow up.
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Posted 10/9/14
*sniff*



So sad...


Goodbye, Vortexx.
We hardly knew ye.
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Posted 10/9/14
I missed when they showed lots of anime on ytv in Canada like Death note and Naruto now they show nothing.
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Posted 10/9/14
When I was a little younger, I used to watch older cartoons that probably showed on Disney. Like The Replacements, The Emperor's New Groove, etc. I really miss all of that.
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