Hey Arcaders, RayGunn here!
It was kinda fratuitus that UberNerd has a post about his new show CARTOON CONNOISSEUR. This popped up on my Facebook page and I had to share it with you.
There was a time in our childhood that was sacred. A time that was truly ours. That time was Saturday morning. 7am till noon was a time of magical storytelling, with characters that took us to worlds unknown. What Could do all of this? one word- CARTOONS! for roughly 30+ years, this was the norm for most children all over the world. and then suddenly, it was gone. Changed forever by cable networks, live action “educational” series, and parts groups who felt they knew what we “needed”.
We had hopes for channels like Cartoon Network and Boomerang to give not only our saturdays back, but as a 24 hour, 7 day a week, flashback fix of our cartoon goodness. But, as time went on, they started eliminating what we grew up on for newer cartoons with less character and storytelling, and just not what we grew up with And then, one Saturday morning, it was gone. Forever. It went out with a whimper.
And the sad fact is our children and their children will never know the joy of waking up early on Saturday, and turning on the TV to watch their favorite shows- once. No recording, no DVR, no Netflix. Just the show the loved to watch and a bowl of cereal.
Well Arcaders, There is a man out there trying to change that.
While on The Arcade Archives Facebook page, I had noticed on the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons & Collectibles page, a guy by the name of Jeremy M. Thayer has started a Kickstarter page to begin his own channel. called “Saturday Morning Classic Cartoon National Archives & Channel” he hopes to bring our past back for us to enjoy and share with future generations. Ill let him explain.
He has a long way to get to his goal ($2,500,000) But, I think he has the right idea. There should be a place for everyone to go to see and enjoy all facets of the rich history of Saturday morning television. So, head over to the Saturday Morning Classic Cartoon National Archives & Channel page and check it out. I hope he meets his goal and bring back all that we miss about Saturday morning Television. What do you think? Let us know in the Reply section below.
Thanks guys, and Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!