Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

Sadly, a half-century-long tradition of Saturday morning cartoons has come to an end: The CW has aired its last batch of Vortexx programming, leaving American kids without any animated broadcast TV to start their weekends for the first time in decades. From here on out, young ones glued to the tube will mostly be watching educational … Continue reading Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

  Josh Jones digs up a piece of pop culture history: The band themselves had almost nothing to do with the show, other than appearing in an odd promotion. Trading entirely in broad slapstick comedy of the Scooby-Doo variety, the show saw the four mates tumble into one goofy situation after another, some supernatural, some … Continue reading Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

Your Saturday Morning Cartoon

by Dish Staff Jonathan Crow heaps praise on Astro Boy, the early ’60s cartoon developed by Japan’s “god of manga,” Osamu Tezuka, who counted Stanley Kubrick among his fans. Crow describes the first episode, “Birth of Astro Boy,” seen above: After his son dies in a freak car accident, scientist Dr. Astor Boynton is driven … Continue reading Your Saturday Morning Cartoon