Sunday, September 14, 2008

Disney's First Foray Into Saturday...


Twenty-three years ago today, Michael Eisner put Disney animation where it hadn't gone before...

Saturday morning.

Kids today are used to cartoons/animation all the time, everywhere... but if you take the wayback machine into the past a little more than a decade you'll find that the primary time for kids to see animation was Saturday morning.

The Wuzzles and the Gummi Bears were a statement to television that Disney under Eisner was going to be a far different Disney than what came before. These shows would build the road to the "The Disney Afternoon" that fans around the world love to this day...

3 comments:

ERA INSIDER said...

Boy I do miss the Disney Afternoon, it and Fox Kids were a big part of my childhood... "Gargoyles" would make into a nice live-action franchise if you think about it... but Saturday Mornings are a whole nother thing, this generation of kid blocks pale very much when compared to the ones from the 90s (loved Disney's One Saturday Morning)and the past... but I guess that's what happens when 24-hour kiddie cable channels rule the tube.

baccarati said...

the Wuzzles is still one of my favourite cartoons!

Rogério said...

Totally agree about "Gargoyles". This could be the Disney's "super-hero" franchise.

Rogério
São Paulo, Brazil