A look at reasons why Saturday morning cartoons have ended as a concept, from the rise of cable TV to broadcast children’s TV regulations.
A look at the prevailing trends in 1960s TV animation, including the rise of non-comedic cartoons and a shift to less violent programming.
The 2000s weren’t exactly a high point for TV animation. The trends and shows of the 90s had petered out; however, the aughts seemed to… Read More »What were the main influences and trends in 2000s TV animation?
A look at some of the trends that dominated 1990s TV animation, from pop culture references to the rise of cable television.
On the heels of my post about the main trends and influences in 1980s and 2010s TV animation, I thought I’d look at a different… Read More »What were the main influences and trends in 1970s TV animation?
There’s been a lot of discussion online about the recently announcements reboots of 1980s TV cartoons, including “Thundercats” and “She-Ra.” But what were the dominant… Read More »What were the main influences and trends in 1980s TV animation?
A look at the trends in 2010s TV animation, including the rise of “Adventure Time” and the popularity of comedic adventure cartoons.
A look at why Scooby-Doo endures as a franchise after 50 years.
(An updated version of this post is available here.) Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the death of Saturday morning cartoons on American… Read More »RIP Saturday morning cartoons, and the reasons why they’re dead
This week, I look back at the early 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon “Speed Buggy.” Background Airing on CBS from 1973-1975, “Speed Buggy” was one of the… Read More »Saturday morning cartoons: “Speed Buggy”