Saturday Morning Cartoons

One great thing about the 80’s was toy manufacturers realized that cartoons were half hour advertisements for toys, prior to that they were just losing ventures. Cartoons are a whole other thing now with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and numerous other outlets. But at one time there were only three channels and during this one decade cartoons became self aware

One great thing about the 80’s was toy manufacturers realized that cartoons were half hour advertisements for toys, prior to that they were just losing ventures. Cartoons are a whole other thing now with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and numerous other outlets. But at one time there were only three channels and during this one decade cartoons became self aware of a whole new mission. I’ll take being used in return for such poorly executed shat-out cartoons like The Centurions. Listen to the volumes of material they have to get out to describe the concept, is it so obvious that the toy executives’ concept wasn’t even scripted, just faxed to the voiceover factory? And how great are the names Jake Rockwell and Ace McCloud?

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