Wednesday, July 11, 2007

7/11/07- Saturday morning shuffle...

Back in the 90's, cartoons and Saturday mornings went together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, or Courtney Love and rehab. What has happened to ye old giant of Saturday morning kid-dom.

When I was a kid I was lucky enough to be around in the exact apex of Saturday morning cartoons. FOX had you covered with all of the superhero cartoons, WB had all of the silly cartoons, and ABC had alot of short-lived yet popular shows that have since gained niche audiences and cult status.

These days, I turn on the television on a Saturday morning(not that I watch cartoons at 18 years old, but it's fun to look back and check out how times have changed every now and again) and every single cartoon is some action-packed Japanese absurd concept that is somehow not that different then all of the other absurd Japanese concept-style cartoons.

What happened? How I now look back and long for the days of Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Batman/Superman Adventures, X-Men, Spiderman, Transformers: Beast Wars, The Tick, and so many more.

Thank you corporate America, for raping Saturday mornings of their once glorious luster and replacing it with Japanimation clones.