MeTV launching classic cartoon blocks

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  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  2. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

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  3. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Senior Member

    Ah, great news! Thanks for posting!!!!
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    Pizza With extra pepperoni

  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I am glad all of you like this news
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  6. woody

    woody Forum Resident

    charleston, sc
    Great idea for a Saturday morning block!
  7. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I agree.
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  8. geetar_await

    geetar_await Forum Resident

    Great news!
  9. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    This sounds like fun! I'll watch (while eating a giant bowl of Froot Loops, of course!). :)
  10. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are dead right?
    I'm getting flashbacks to my chilodhood in the 80's with me tvs cartoon programming.
  11. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    Apologies if you seen me post this before, but I’m amazed at how poorly Warner has handled the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies library over the last 20 years. They deliberately pulled the shorts off network TV after 35 years and out of syndication so they could be exclusive to Cartoon Network. Then, after a few short years, they pushed them off to Boomerang. Now, people under 20 haven’t been exposed to that content.

    It’s great that they’re finally licensing them again, but they won’t reach a new audience on a nostalgia channel like MeTV. They’ve lost a generation of fans. Foolish.
  12. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  13. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    Oh, it thought it would be actual Saturday morning cartoons
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  14. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    Dead? No, they're both still very much around.
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  15. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    MeTV? As long as they don't interrupt my mesothelioma ads!
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  16. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    That's what I was thinking of too when it came to "Saturday Morning Cartoons". From what it looks like, what they are going to show remind me more of a "weekday half-hour cartoon show on your local UHF station."

    One thing they should do is go beyond the Warner Brothers Catalog, and include the other Saturday Morning Cartoon Studios, such as DePatie-Freleng (Pink Panther), Filmation (Archie and a large number of other licensed properties), and also include early anime (like Speed Racer, Astro Boy, and 8-Man). They could also show little-seen shows, such as Around The World In 80 Days (which was only on the air for 1 year and as far as I know has never been released on video or shown on reruns). They could also run hybrid shows (featuring live-action and animation) like The Banana Splits (which could be shown in order so you could make sense of some of the segments). There's enough material out there to easily do a 5-hour Saturday Morning cartoon block.
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  17. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    The Pink Panther cartoon I tired a few years ago it's really.. really.. bad.. a product of the time.
    I'm not a kid anymore.. some things I still enjoy that cartoon is not one of them..
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  18. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    MeTV had a Krofft block on Saturday morning for a few years - HR Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost. retroTV had The Archies at one point, and Tales From the Wizard of Oz (from Rankin Bass). Currently, retroTV shows The Houndcats and The Barkeys, both from DePatie-Freleng, on Saturdays.
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  19. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    I’m watching T&J on METV right now and unfortunately both toons I’ve seen so far are the dumb/unfunny ones from the 1960s. Hoping for some classic 40s/50s but none so far.
  20. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    One of my fave Merrie Melodies right here:

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  21. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    I was happy to see MeTV use the “This Is It” theme with the original animation front he 60s and 70s. They butchered it a bit, unnecessarily, though.

    I was also surprised to see a B&W Looney Tunes cartoon from the 40s, since the B&Ws never showed up on ABC and CBS’ Saturday morning packages. Of the other 5, four of them were from the post-1948 package that aired on the network Saturday morning show. And one was a pre-1948 color cartoon that was previously syndicated by AAP.
  22. Jackson

    Jackson Senior Member

    MA, USA
    You can watch most of this stuff on YouTube ANYTIME you like.
  23. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I would have some sort of a host who keeps cartoons in his hat and stuff like that, where they take off their hat and the camera zooms into black and a Roger Ramjet or whatever starts! That and some puppets! MeTV should hire me, I'll do it, my BF has a bunch of hats and I can do lots of voices, it'll be a smash! One definite must-have though are Heckle & Jeckle cartoons, no negotiations without 'em, sorry. :D
  24. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Doctor Do-Very-Little

    Only for Flex Seal, Little Seizures Pizza, and the seemingly week-long Children's Hospital spots.
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  25. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    In California we had Tom Hatten he was good..
    When I was a kid I don't remember any hosts for cartoons..
    I just find out Fido Dido did cbs cartoons intermissions..
    Where was I ?
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