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Encyclopedia > Saturday morning cartoon

Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. This genre is often referred to by its critics as "illustrated radio" (a term coined by Chuck Jones), because of its focus on voice performances, music, and sound effects over animation and visual quality. [1] An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Chuck Jones in 1976 Charles Martin Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. ...



In the United States, the generally accepted times considered to be Saturday mornings are 8am-12pm Eastern. Most of the stations in Pacific Time generally follow the Central time schedule, which is one hour earlier than Eastern. In addition, until the late 1970s, American networks also had a schedule of children's programming on Sunday mornings, though most programs at this time were repeats of Saturday morning shows that were already cancelled and/or out of production.


In some markets, some shows were pre-empted in favor of syndicated or local programming such as Heathcliff or various programs. Heathcliff may refer to any of these : Heathcliff is a character from the book Wuthering Heights Heathcliff (musical) is a musical based on Wuthering Heights Heathcliff is a comic strip about a cat of the same name Dr. Heathcliff Cliff Huxtable, the lead character on The Cosby Show This is...

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Technique

An animated feature film may use 24 different drawings per second of finished film, sometimes even more, if several characters are on the screen simultaneously. Due to lower budgets, Saturday morning cartoons are often produced with a minimum amount of animation drawings, sometimes no more than 3 or 4 per second. In addition, the movements of the characters are often repeated, very limited, or even confined to mouths and eyes only. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. ...


Early Saturday morning cartoons

Although the Saturday morning timeslot had always featured a great deal of children's fare before, the idea of commissioning new animated series for broadcast on Saturday mornings really caught on in the mid-1960s, when the networks realized that they could concentrate kids' viewing on that one morning to appeal to advertisers. Furthermore, limited animation, such as that produced by such studios as Filmation Associates and Hanna-Barbera Productions, was economical enough to produce in sufficient quantity to fill the four hour time slot, as compared to live-action programming. The experiment proved successful, and the time slot was filled with profitable programming. Advert redirects here. ... Limited animation is a process of making animated cartoons that does not follow a realistic approach. ... The first Filmation logo. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ...


Watchgroup backlash

Parents' lobby groups like Action for Children's Television appeared in the late 1960s. They voiced concerns about the presentation of violence, anti-social attitudes and stereotypes in Saturday morning cartoons. By the 1970s, these groups exercised enough influence that the TV networks felt compelled to lay down more stringent content rules for the animation houses. Action for Childrens Television (ACT) was founded by Peggy Charren in Newton, Massachusetts in 1968 as a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of television programming offered to children. ...


Critics have complained that this proceeded to the point where the very depiction of conflict and jeopardy and the basic elements of drama and suspense were severely restricted, and the artists were left with few avenues of expression. The prohibition against the depiction of anti-social elements often prompted conformist stories, such as in the Smurfs series, where almost any individual initiative often resulted in trouble for the group and therefore had to be avoided. For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Look up Suspense in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs in French) are a fictional race of small blue creatures who live in a forest somewhere in Europe. ...


Saturday morning animation programming restricted itself to certain clearly-defined types of shows:

In a more constructive direction, the networks were encouraged to create educational spots that endeavoured to use animation for enriching content. Far and away the most successful effort was the Schoolhouse Rock series on ABC, which became a television classic. Josie and the Pussycats was an American animated television series produced for Saturday mornings by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1970 for CBS. In 1972, Hanna-Barbera produced a spin-off called Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, which ran until 1974. ... A scene from Rankin/Basss The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon. ... Alvin and the Chipmunks was the second American animated television series to feature the singing characters The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions, Ruby-Spears Productions, and Lorimar-Telepictures (which became Lorimar Television in 1988). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... Jabberjaw was a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from September 11, 1976 to September 3, 1978 on ABC. Jabberjaw is a great white shark who has the brain of a sardine and the courage of a guppy. ... -1... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... Punky Brewster was a popular sitcom in the 1980s. ... ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Gilligans Planet was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by the Filmation animation studio which aired during the 1982-1983 season on CBS. It was the second animated spin-off of the classic television program Gilligans Island (the first being 1974s The New Adventures of Gilligan). ... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ... The Real Ghostbusters was an American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... This article is about the cartoon. ... Fantastic Voyage was an animated television series based on the live-action movie released by 20th Century Fox. ... The Little Mermaid is an animated television series based on the 1989 film of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. ... Beetlejuice is an animated television series loosely based on the Beetlejuice film, and ran from September 9, 1989 to December 6, 1991. ... 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Pole Position is an animated cartoon series produced by Namco and based on the popular Atari videogame racing series, although the show itself had very little in common with the game. ... Captain N: The Game Master is a cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... X-Men is an American animated series which debuted on October 31, 1992 on the Fox Network as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup. ... Spider-Man is an animated television series that ran from September 9, 1967 to June 14, 1970. ... The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show is an animated television series featuring characters and storylines from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. ... There was also an unrelated childrens television series, titled Garfield Goose and Friends, that ran from the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Grimmy is a cartoon series on CBS Saturday mornings during the early 1990s, featuring the characters of Mike Peters Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip. ... This article is about the actress. ... Wish Kid is an animated television series, produced by DiC Entertainment, lasted for just one season (1991 – 1992), and starred Macaulay Culkin as Nicholas Nick McClary. ... Camp Candy is an animated television series produced by DiC Entertainment, with comedian John Candy providing the voice for an animated version of himself. ... Mister T was a animated series aired on NBC in 1983 starring Mr. ... Pryors Place was a 1984-1985 CBS television series which starred comedian Richard Pryor as the title character. ... Gravedale High was an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... SCTV DVD cover, showing Ed Grimley (second from right-top) Edward Mayhoff Ed Grimley was a character introduced on the television series SCTV and later used in Saturday Night Live. ... Hey Vern, Its Ernest! was an Emmy-award winning American childrens television program. ... ҉Jim Hensons Muppet Babies is an American animated television series that aired from 1984 to 1990 on CBS in first-run episodes, and then until 1992 in reruns. ... A Pup Named Scooby-Doo was the eighth incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. ... The Flintstone Kids is a childrens animated television show, a spin-off of The Flintstones which followed the adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty as 10-year-olds with pet Dino. ... The Jetsons is a prime-time animated television series that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... 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Decline

The decline of the timeslot began in the mid 1980s for a variety of reasons, including:

  • the rise of first run syndication animated programs, which usually had a greater artistic freedom, and looser standards (not mandated by a network) such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The increasing popularity of imported Japanese animation such as Robotech also contributed to this.
  • increasing popularity of home video; this made quality animated productions (like the Walt Disney Company's classic animated features) easily accessible, which encouraged unfavourable comparisons with typical television animation.
  • the rise of cable TV channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network which provided appealing children's entertainment throughout the week during all hours, making Saturday morning timeslots far less important to viewers and advertisers.
  • the proliferation of the commercial toy or toyline-oriented animated program in the 1980s also led to advocacy group backlash and a decline in such programming. Many of these programs implemented public service messages at their conclusion to address these criticisms.

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Current state of Saturday morning cartoons

While animated production is still present on most broadcast networks on Saturday mornings, it has been noticeably reduced. Because of FCC-mandated regulations that began in the mid-1990s, broadcast stations were forced to program a minimum of three hours of children's educational/informational ("E/I") programming. FCC redirects here. ... Example of an E/I bug; this one used for PBS programs. ...


To help their affiliates comply with the regulations, broadcast networks began to reorganize their efforts to adhere to the mandates, so its affiliates wouldn't bear the burden of scheduling the shows themselves on their own time. NBC abandoned its Saturday morning cartoon lineup in 1992, replacing it with a Saturday morning edition of The Today Show and adding an all live-action teen-oriented block, TNBC, which featured Saved By The Bell, California Dreams, and other teen comedies. Even though the educational content was minimal to nonexistent, NBC labelled all the live-action shows with an E/I rating. This article is about the television network. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... California Dreams is an American TV series that aired from 1992-1997. ...


CBS followed NBC's example by producing a Saturday edition of The Early Show in the first two hours of its lineup and an all live-action block of children's programming. The experiment lasted a few months, and CBS brought back their animated CBS Storybreak series. This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... CBS Storybreak is a Saturday morning anthology television series that originally aired on the CBS network during the 1985 season. ...


In 2004, ABC was the last of the broadcast networks to add a Saturday morning edition of their morning news program, Good Morning America in the first hour of its lineup. Prior to that, especially through the 1990s, it was not uncommon for ABC affiliates to preempt part or all of ABC's cartoon lineup with local news programming. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


"Netlets" like Fox and The WB carried little or no E/I programming, leaving the responsibility of scheduling the E/I shows to the affiliates themselves.


Units of larger entertainment companies

ABC

By the mid-1990s, broadcast networks were now becoming units of larger entertainment companies. ABC was bought by The Walt Disney Company, who began airing all Disney-made programming by 2001 and cancelled non-Disney made productions, most notably The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show. After being purchased by Disney in 1996, ABC began airing their Saturday morning cartoons in a programming block titled Disney's One Saturday Morning before switching to a block of live-action and animated programs titled ABC Kids. Many of the block's shows are produced by Disney and also air on The Disney Channel or Toon Disney. Disney redirects here. ... Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck performing The Bugs Bunny Show theme song, The Bugs Bunny Overture (This is It!). The Bugs Bunny Show was a long-running American television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was comprised of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons made between 1948 and 1963. ... Disneys One Saturday Morning was a three-hour block of animated cartoons shown on the ABC network in the U.S. and on the CTV network in Canada on Saturday mornings from around 1999 to 2001. ... ABC Kids 2004 logo Disneys One Saturday Morning main line-up ABC Kids is a four-hour block of animated cartoons and live-action childrens television shows, broadcast on the ABC network in the U.S. and (until 2002) on the CTV network in Canada on Saturday mornings. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ...


CBS

CBS was purchased by Viacom in 1999 and began airing Nickelodeon-made programming from 1999 until 2006, a year after Viacom was split in two with Nickelodeon going to Viacom and CBS becoming a part of CBS Corporation. The two parties ended the Nick Jr.-branded block, which was be replaced by the DIC Entertainment-produced KOL's Saturday Morning Secret Slumber Party on CBS in fall 2006. A reimagining of the block, "KEWLopolis", with a greater amount of animation, premiered in fall 2007. Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... The DIC Incredible World logo used from the late 2001-present. ... KOLs Saturday Morning Secret Slumber Party on CBS is a three-hour childrens programming block scheduled to begin September 16, 2006 on CBS, replacing Nick Jr. ...


FOX Kids/4Kids TV

From 1990 until 2006, smaller networks like FOX aired child-friendly programming, former ones are FOX Kids and The FOX BOX, both animated and live-action, on weekday afternoons in the hours after most American children were let out of school (outcompeting the syndicated afternoon children's programming on the remaining unaffiliated channels in the process). Several animated series of note, such as Batman: The Animated Series, Eek! The Cat, Bobby's World, and Animaniacs, came out of these afternoon programming blocks, and some later appeared on their networks' Saturday morning programming blocks. From now on, FOX Kids and the FOX BOX are now 4Kids TV, including One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and others. The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... FOX redirects here. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Eek! the cat Eek! The Cat is an American animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp, that ran from 1992 to 1997 on the now defunct Fox Kids Saturday Morning block. ... Bobbys World is a childrens animated television series, which ran from 1990 to 1998, on FOX. It was about the daily life of Bobby Generic (pronounced Jen-A-Rick) and his very overactive imagination on how he sees the world. ... This article is about the television series. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump Original run August 4, 1996 – (ongoing) Volumes 47 volumes with 479 chapters TV anime Director Konosuke Uda Munehisa Sakai Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV GMA 7 Original run October 20, 1999 – (ongoing) Episodes Japanese: 332 of 334 (current) English: 112 of 113... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump BANZAI! Shonen Jump Comics House Original run 1996 – March 2004 Volumes 38 volumes, with 343 total chapters TV anime: Yu-Gi-Oh! Director Various Studio Toei Animation Network TV Asahi Original run April 4, 1998 – October 10, 1998 Episodes 27 TV anime: Yu...


Kids WB

Every weekday afternoon, and sometimes mornings, too, until 2001, from now on, Kids WB is now on Saturday Mornings on The CW in 2006. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... CW may stand for: The CW Television Network (colloquially The CW), a television network which launched in September 2006 as a merger of both the UPN and The WB networks. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NBC

NBC, which had a partnership with the Discovery Kids network to broadcast the channel's original programming, reentered the Saturday morning arena with new, original programming in September 2006 as part of the qubo "edutainment" partnership, which involves numerous parties, including parent company NBC Universal, Ion Media Networks, Scholastic Press, Nelvana, and Classic Media, all of whom providing the programs for the Saturday morning block. Discovery Kids Channel is a digital cable television channel, owned by Discovery Communications (see Discovery Channel) with programming for education of children. ... qubo (kyoo-bo, originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... ION Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and distributing them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. ... Nelvana Limited is a Canadian entertainment company, founded in 1971, that is well-known for its work in childrens animation, among many things. ... Classic Media, Inc. ...


See also

Saturday Morning Preview Specials were aired on television annually to present previews of each networks fall lineup of Saturday morning childrens programming. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ...

References

  1. ^ Stephen Thompson (April 8th, 1998). Chuck Jones. Onion Inc.. Retrieved on 2008-02-08.
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In 1992 on the Sci Fi Channel, a block of animated television shows began called Cartoon Quest. ... There are two television channels named Sci-Fi: a British satellite television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United Kingdom) a United States television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United States) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... On Sci Fi Channel, The Animation Station was a block of television programmes of usually the animated variety and some puppetry that came into being in 1995 as the Cartoon Quest changed its name and was eventually dropped in August 29, 1997 due to poor ratings and lack of variety. ... There are two television channels named Sci-Fi: a British satellite television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United Kingdom) a United States television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United States) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... UPN Kids was part of the weekdays & weekends children portion of the UPNs programming. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The USA Cartoon Express was a popular television programming block of animation on the USA Network from 1980 to 1998. ... The Childrens Television Act was enacted in 1990 in the United States to enhance televisions potential to teach the nations children valuable information and skills. ... Example of an E/I bug; this one used for PBS programs. ...

External links

  • The Disappearance of Saturday Morning
  • Saturday morning grid of 1967, year of debut of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man
  • TVparty presents the schedules and program profiles for every series the networks broadcast on Saturday Mornings from the mid-Sixties all through the Seventies.
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Saturday Morning Cartoons
  • The Death of Saturday Morning

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Saturday morning cartoon - Definition, explanation (921 words)
Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the typical television animation programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks since the mid 1960s.
Although Saturday morning had always featured a great deal of children's fare before, the idea of commissioning animated television series for broadcast really caught on in the mid-1960s, when the networks realized that they could concentrate kids' viewing on that one morning to appeal to advertisers.
Finally, there was the appearance of cable TV channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network which provided appealing children's entertainment throughout the week, making Saturday morning timeslots far less important to viewers and advertisers.
Saturday Morning TV Shows: 1974 (1895 words)
Cartoon about a modern family (the Butlers) sent back in time to a valley that is a home to prehistoric creatures.
Here is a fall season promo for the 1974 Saturday morning programming lineup on ABC - they had only moderate success with these new shows.
NBC felt this cartoon was too expensive to produce, it cost quite a bit more than any other animated show, so they cut back on the episodes ordered for the second year.
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