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.
A look at the major trends in 2000s TV animation, from “slice-of-life” TV shows to the influence of anime on Western animation.
A look at some of the trends that dominated 1990s TV animation, from pop culture references to the rise of cable television.
A look at some trends in 1970s TV animation, including pastiches of primetime TV shows and the massive number of “Scooby-Doo” clones.
The influences and trends in 1980s TV animation, including “baby” versions of adult characters and “DuckTales” launching the modern animation revival.
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 […]
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