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What ever happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?

Where did Saturday Morning Cartoons go? Why don't you see Saturday Morning Cartoons like you used to back in the 80's?

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Here's All about what happened with Saturday Morning Cartoons:

• They were the cartoons that were usually shown at periods when parents and their kids have the time to bond and stay in front of their TV screens together.
• Advertisers usually pick these periods to sell their products such as breakfast cereals and toys on national television and this method have truly worked for them.
• These cartoons came from main feature films.
• They used to be so popular that even famous musicians or celebrities were seen in special preview shows during Friday nights. These shows allow people to have a sneak peek of the new cartoon season that’s going to be shown the following day. This may sound crazy but that’s just how people were so addicted to Saturday morning cartoons before.
• MGM studios and Warner Brothers were the pioneering companies in the world of Saturday morning cartoons. They were responsible for Tom and Jerry, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.
• Other characters such as Huckleberry Hound, Magilla Gorilla and Casper the Friendly Ghost came from other animation companies.
• There were other prime time cartoons too. More than a decade ago, we had The Jetsons and The Flintstones which are equivalent to the modern animated series that we have now such as Family Guy and The Simpsons.
• Sadly, these guys are not often seen on TV anymore. Cartoons are expensive to make and the demand of people for more creative graphics have caused our favorite Saturday morning cartoons to lose their popularity.
• They disappeared from the spotlight in the middle of the 1990s. They were being replaced by either live teen shows or programs from foreign studios.
• Most changes are good for us but then some people can’t help but miss those carefree moments in front of their TV every Saturday morning.

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