I think that in most western countries that Saturday mornings was and is for cartoons. As a child of the 80′s a part of the nostalgia for me is remembering the cartoons I used to watch on TV. We had only two channels back then and it was in Spanish, but cartoons are cartoons.
Today I still check TV scheduling to see if Boomerang is showing cartoons from the 80′s, I love watching them again especially when feeling nostalgic or having nothing to do. I can’t appreciate modern cartoons nor the modernizations of older cartoons with newer technique and drawings so I never watch them.
Here follows an infographic with some facts and Saturday morning schedule of the last two decades of cartoons.
I know all those cartoons with the exception of Crusader Rabbit and Barbie. I used to watch all those over the course of my childhood plus more like Speed Racer, Candy Candy, ThunderCats, Heidi and of course the classics of Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies.
I read some weblogs of geeks who introduce their kids to all Star Wars movies so that they too can enjoy what their parents enjoyed. Most kids do end up liking it very much too. I think if I had kids I would get them DVD’s of really classic cartoons and movies that where done before computer animations like we have today became standard.
Not to say I have yet to watch that DVD of Casablanca I bought ages ago.