Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Sunday Morning Tribute Special

Through-out the years,you've heard me talk about Saturday Morning TV (like,all of the time). I also did a thing on Weekday Afternoon TV. The only thing that's left is Sunday Morning TV,which I'm gonna be talking about now.

Back when I was a kid,I used to watch Sunday Morning TV sometimes,but it wasn't until my teen years,when I started watching religiously.  And I'm not alone,almost every American enjoyed the various Sunday Morning programming blocks.

Sadly,like with Saturday Morning and Weekday Afternoon Blocks,SunAM programming was a victim of executive meddling. Church-goers contributed to the downfall as well,as Sunday Mass took place at the same time as the SunAM blocks. So by the time Church let out,the blocks would either be over or only have 1-hour left (depending on the block).

And while not as special as it's SatAM or WeekdayPM counterparts,ya gotta admit SunAM TV was damn good.

Anywho,Sunday Morning blocks began with the USA Network's Cartoon Express way way back in 1982 (the year i was born) and was the very first Cartoon Block on Cable TV.

Unlike with SatAM TV,SunAM TV wasn't as big. Each block was 3 hours long (8am to 11am) and there were only 5 Networks that brought the goods,Those networks were UPN,WB (now known as The CW),The USA Network,Fox/ABC Family (now known as Freeform) and TBS.

However,like all good things,SunAM TV came to an end sometime in 2006,again,thanks to executive meddling. ABC Family was the last network to air a Sunday Morning block.

Anywho,let's talk about some of these blocks. Starting with the one that started it all,The USA Network.
The USA Network!

Like with it's Weekday Afternoon Block,The USA Network aired stuff from Hannah-Barbera,DiC,and Ruby-Spears. In fact,the Sunday Morning edition of the Cartoon Express aired the same shows as the Weekday Afternoon edition. But,most didn't mind that.

In December of 1993,The block introduced it's very first 2 original series: Problem Child and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Both shows lasted until 1996.

In late 1995,The USA Cartoon Express became a Weekday only block,being replaced on the Weekends by an all action block called the USA Action Extreme

The Cartoon Express was retired in September 15 1996,thus ending the USA Network's Afternoon Block. The USA Action Extreme Team expanded to Weekday Mornings a week later.

In the September of 1998,The USA Action Extreme Team ended and with it's demise came the end of all traditional Morning and Afternoon blocks on the USA Network.

Out of all the SunAM blocks,This is the one I loved most.

The Superstation had it's own Morning Blocks,which lasted from the late 80's to the late 90's. There was no difference between them at all. They aired mostly Hannah Barbera shows,as well as Looney Tunes. 1993 incarnation of the block gave us 2 Stupid Dogs and Swat Kats,which would later be moved to Cartoon Network.

All Weekday and Weekend morning blocks on TBS ended in 1997.

UPN began it's Weekday and Sunday Morning blocks sometime in 1990. The name of this block is unknown,but it would eventually become UPN Kids in September of 1995.

Both of these blocks aired a variety of fun programs. Around 1996/1997,Bohbot Communications bought some time on UPN and started up their BKN (bohbot kids network) blocks every morning.

Both UPN Kids and BKN ended in September of 1999 and was replaced with the One Too block,which was a Weekday and Sunday morning extention of Disney's One Saturday Morning.

Even though One Too was the main block during this Era,UPN would also air some non-Disney shows,such as Digimon.

One Too ended in August of 2003. UPN would continue to air Weekday and Sunday morning programming until early 2004.
The WB (aka the Pre-CW)!

The WB would also air Sunday Morning shows starting in 1990. The block was unnamed and was a seperate block from Kids WB. In 1995,the block would get a Sub-Block called The Power Block,which aired Transformers Beast Wars and G.I.Joe Extreme.

WB would stop airing Weekday Morning and Sunday Morning programming in 1998.
FOX/ABC Family (now known as Freeform)!

Tbe Family Channel began it's Weekend Blocks sometime in 1992. First there was an Unnamed Block which lasted until 1998. In 1998,Fox Kids took over the Mornings,and then the Weekday Afternoons in 2002. Fox Kids became Jetix in 2004.

Fox Kids shows would continue to air until 2006,where ABC Family ceased airing Weekday and Weekend Morning programming. For the most part,the Weekend line-ups aired the same shows as their Weekday counterparts. We didn't mind though.
And now a list of shows that aired on these SunAM blocks.

USA Network Cartoon Express (1982 - 1996)

Yogi's Gang
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
Captain Caveman
Wacky Races
Yogi's Treasure Hunt
Filmation's Ghostbusters
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling
G.I.Joe:A Real American Hero
The Transformers
The Real Ghostbusters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Dragon's Lair
Garfield and Friends
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Problem Child: The Series
Itsy Bitsy Spider
USA Action Extreme Team (1995 - 1998)

Wild C.A.T.S.
The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog
Savage Dragon
Street Fighter: The Animated Series
Exo Squad
Highlander: The Animated Series
Wing Commander Academy
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Unnamed TBS Blocks (Late 80's - 1996) and The Disaster Area (1996 - 1997)

Looney Tunes
Jonny Quest
Speed Racer
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
2 Stupid Dogs
Yogi Bear
The Jetsons
The Flinstones
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Tom and Jerry
Cartoon Planet
James Bond Jr.
Pirates of Dark Water
Unnamed UPN Block 1. (1990 - 1995)

Mighty Max
Street Sharks
Double Dragon
Mutant League
James Bond Jr.
Widget The World Watcher
Camp Candy
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice
The Bots Master
The Adventures of T-Rex
UPN Kids (1995 - 1999) and BKN (1996/1997 - 1999)

Extreme Dinosaurs
Skeleton Warriors
Sweet Valley High
Breaker High
Bureau of Alien Detectors
The Incredible Hulk (90's series)
Iron Man (90's series)
Fantasic 4 (90's series)
Spider-Man (80's series)
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
X-Men: The Animated Series
The Mask: The Animated Series.
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Princess Gweneve and the Jewel Riders
Mummies Alive
Skysurfer Strike Force
Street Sharks
Sonic Underground
Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens,Myths,and Legends
Captain Simian and the Space Monkies
Action Man (90's series)
Extreme Ghostbusters
Mighty Max
Disney's One Too and Misc Shows. (1999 - 2003)

Disney's Doug
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Pepper Ann
The Weekenders
Legend of Tarzan
Sabrina: The Animated Series
Digimon [4th season]
Kong: The Animated Series
Sonic Underground
Unnamed UPN Block 2. (2003 - 2004)

Mummies Alive
Sonic Underground
Unnamed WB Morning Blocks (1990 - 1998)

Dennis The Menace
G.I.Joe [dic series]
Back to the Future: Animated Series
Conan: The Adventurer
Creepy Crawlers
The Hurricanes
Tenko and the Guardians of Magic
Darkstalkers: the Animated Series
Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars
Biker Mice from Mars
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Beast Wars: Transformers
G.I.Joe Extreme
Dragon Ball Z [Saban/Ocean dub]
Super Human Samurai Cyber Squad
California Dreams
Saved by the Bell
Mega Man: the Animated Series
Unnamed Family Channel Block (1992 - 1998)

Heroes on Hotwheels
The New Adventures of Speed Racer
Wish Kid
The Super Mario Bros.Super Show
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros.3
The New Super Mario World
Captain N
Donkey Kong Country: the Animated Series
Fox Kids on Fox/ABC Family (1998 - 2004)

Donkey Kong Country: The Animated Series
Walter Melon
Sam and Max: Freelance Police
X-Men:The Animated Series
Power Rangers[the 1st saban era]
Power Rangers [disney era]
Digimon[the first 3 seasons]
Spider-Man:The Animated Series
The Tick
Mon Colle Knights
Life with Louie
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego
Big Bad Beetleborgs [and beetleborgs metalix]
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
Godzilla: The Series
Monster Rancher
Flint the Time Detective
Mega Man: The Animated Series
Totally Spies
Jetix on ABC Family (2004 - 2006)

Digimon[the first 4 seasons]
Power Rangers[the 1st saban era]
Power Rangers [disney era]
Kong: The Animated Series
Spider-Man Unlimited
X-Men: The Animated Series
Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
Legend of Tarzan
The Tick

I have such fond memories watching Sunday Morning TV (especially the in 90's). Rest in Peace SunAM TV,you are missed.

Well that was a nice Nostalgia trip,wasn't it? So,what's next? I haven't decided yet. Maybe I'll make a list of the greatest Cartoon Soundtracks of the 80's,90's,and Early 00's.

Until then,
See Ya,Space Cowboys

September 21st 1982 - Sometime in 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

On Tap For 2018.

Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas. Mine was okay. Anywho,let's skip the small talk and talk about what's gonna be going down for 2018. We'll start with ACF.

First thing I'm gonna be doing is finish my Sunday Morning tribute post. I was planning to have it posted before X-Mas,but let's just say,I had a few road blocks. So the thing won't be completed until early next month.

Does everyone miss my Superior Line-Up series? Well,I'll be continuing that next year too. Speaking of Line-Ups,I'm gonna be starting my Retro Line-Up series,where I take a look at various network line-ups of the past. Warning: This will be nothing more than a fun Nostalgia trip.

The List and Hall of Heroes will be updated. I'll also do more DBZ and Sailor Moon stuff,as well. I may even start up my own gallery to go along with Jasons. All this and more coming to ACF in 2018.

Now,Modern Vintage Wrestling will be Evolving later in the year. Stay tuned for that. The site is updated bi-monthly.

Retro Talk will also be getting some new stuff. I plan on continuing my WWE Redo series. I'm up to 1995. I also plan on doing some lists on my favorite things. I have some good stuff planned.

And finally,there's Giga Fiction. I plan on redoing my Mega Man X RS series. But the Mega Man celebration don't end there. I plan on continuing my Mega Man RS CD Data Base series as well as a Time-Line for the rest of my Rebooted Ruby-Spears Mega Man Universe.

I also plan on doing some edits to previous posts. All this and much more coming to Giga Fiction in 2018.

Well,that's it for now. Happy New Year,Space Cowboys and See Ya in 2018.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Jason's Gallery - Christmas Fanart 2017

Hey Toonsters,

    Christmas is here and I thought I could share some of my artwork to celebrate the holidays!

Here we have a picture of the fictional avatars of my friends who I chat with on other sites like Facebook, Deviantart and YouTube. In my imagination, these characters are proud warriors in their own right, fighting to save all the worlds of fiction, including animation and gaming from that very, evil force that wants to destroy them all. One of them is Rayjin (the dude with the silvery white hair and a staff he carries with him), the fictional avatar of my buddy and brother from another planet, Stefan Bullock. This is my present to you. Thank you for inspiring me to not give up and fight on, especially what I am going through, especially on my friendship journey. Moving on.

Here we have my ficitional self being cheered up and encouraged by Sara Lance aka White Canary. When I feel down and question my mortality and my humanity when it comes to friendship, Sara Lance encouraged me to not give up and fight on, hopefully getting my answers when I least expected. And just like Toph Beifong, she shows affection by slightly tapping on the shoulders of her friends. She may be one tough cookie, but she truly cares. Quentin Lance, her father, should be proud. And finally...

For all you Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors fans, this one is for you. Here we have Minako Aino kissing Rei Fuan Kento (Kento of Hardrock, by the way) underneath the mistletoe (which she is carrying above her.) That is good for a laugh and very sweet, too.

And that's all she wrote, folks. Until next time, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Saraba! (Farewell!)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas From ACF

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas From your friends here at the American Cartoon Federation.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Reaper Gets Daphne Blake!

This very late peice of news was just delivered today (she died weeks ago and they just decided to report it today). Oy,no respect for VA's,I tell ya.

Anyway,Heather North,the first Voice of Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo franchise has died.

North of died at her home in Studio City,California,after a long battle with illness. She was 71.

I'm not that much of a Scooby Doo fanboy,but I will say that the VA Community lost one of it's legends. Rest in Peace,Ms. North.

I'm no good at eulogies,so I'm ending things here.

Heather North
December 13, 1945 – November 30, 2017


Monday, December 18, 2017

The Newest Addition to The List

Ladies and Gentlemen,the latest induction to The List is here..and it's a Huge one.

No,it's not Gary Marsh,it's The U.S.Government. Congress,as it stands at the moment,is chock full of embarrassing figures. Democrats are Corrupt and Republicans are Lame. And Both Parties have a tendency to be Hypocritical and Power-Hungry. And don't get me started on The Donald!

Socialisim Sucks and so does Trump!

So Congress,Trump,congrats guys.....YOU'VE JUST MADE THE LIST!!!!!!!!! And it's been a long time coming too.

Mainstream Media! You're Next!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ACF Presents: The Great List Of Anti-Fail Females

We all dig chicks who have heart. We all dig chicks who have skills. We all dig intelligent chicks. And we all dig chicks that can kick ass. So to celebrate these ladies,I've composed a list of (fictional) women,who I consider Anti-Fail (or undeniably awesome).

Let's Go! Oh,keep in mind the Disney Bug is still infecting me,so half this list will comprise of Disney ladies. Also,there's gonna be at least 7 live-action characters on this list,so be warned. Ok,Now let's go.

The Anti-Fail Females:

Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty and Disney Villains)
Batgirl (Batman '66 aka The Adam West Batman Show and Batman:The Animated Series)
Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman [70's show] and Justice League [animated series])
Teela (He-Man and The Master's of the Universe)
Evil-Lyn (He-Man and The Masters of the Universe)
Princess Adora/She-Ra (She-Ra:Princess of Power)
Lady Jaye (G.I.Joe: Real American Hero and G.I.Joe Renegades)
Scarlett (G.I.Joe: Real American Hero and G.I.Joe Renegades)
Cheetara (Thundercats and Thundercats 2k11)
Princess Zelda (Legend of Zelda: the Animated Series)
Princess Lana (Captain N: The Game Master)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid Movies and TV Series)
Gadget (Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)
Gaia (Captain Planet)
Linka (Captain Planet)
Gi (Captain Planet)
Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
Kaitlin Starr (VR Troopers)
Ruby-Spears Roll (Mega Man: The Animated Series)
Astronema/Karone/Lost Galaxy Pink Ranger II (Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Jen Scotts/Time Force Pink Ranger (Power Rangers Time Force)
All Sailor Senshi except for Chibimoon (Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal)
Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z)
Videl (Dragon Ball Z)
Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
Cammy (Street Fighter)
Sakura Kasugano (Street Fighter)
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Catwoman (Batman: The Animated Series)
Black Cat (Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spectacular Spider-Man)
Rogue (X-Men: The Animated Series)
Storm (X-Men: The Animated Series)
Lois Lane (Superman: The Animated Series)
Supergirl (Superman: The Animated Series)
The Invisible Woman (Fantastic 4: The Animated Series)
She-Hulk (Hulk: The Animated Series and Hulk and the Agents of SMASH)
Lucca (Chrono Trigger)
Marle (Chrono Trigger)
Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Terra Branford (Final Fantasy 6)
Tifa Lockheart (Final Fantasy 7)
Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy 7)
Yuffie Kisaragi (Final Fantasy 7)
Elena of the Turks (Final Fantasy 7)
Fujin (Final Fantasy 8)
Sabrina (Pokemon)
Cynthia (Pokemon)
Roll Caskett (Mega Man Legends)
Princess Sally Acorn (Sonic SatAM and Archie Sonic)
Bunnie Rabbot (Sonic SatAM and Archie Sonic)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Princess Jasmine (The Aladdin Movies and TV Series)
Nala (The Lion King)
Zira (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride)
Fa Mulan (Mulan)
Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
Esmerelda (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Megera (Hercules)
The Muses (Hercules)
Jane Porter (Tarzan and Legend of Tarzan)
Turk (Tarzan and Legend of Tarzan)
All 3 Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls [classic series only])
Jesse Bannon (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
Callie Briggs (Swat Kats)
Felina Ferrel (Swat Kats)
Sara (Toonami [classic])
Dot Warner (Animaniacs)
Agent L/Elle (Men in Black: The Series)
Rouge The Bat (Sonic The Hedgehog)
Elise (Dan V.S.)
Arcee (Transformers Prime)
Jenny "XJ9" Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
Toph BeiFong (Avatar:The Last Airbender)
Korra (Legend of Korra)
Karai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2k3)
Hawkgirl (Justice League [animated series])
Fairy Leviathan (Mega Man Zero)
Princess Daisy (Super Mario)
Kira Ford (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
All 5 Guardians of the Veil/Infinite Dimentions (W.I.T.C.H.)
Black Widow (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Avengers Assemble)
Captain Marvel (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Avengers Assemble)
Spider-Gwen (Spider-Gwen)
Ashoka Tano (Star Wars)
Sabine Wren (Star Wars)
Hera Syndulla (Star Wars)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Shego (Kim Possible)
Rapunzel (The Tangled Movie and TV Series)
Merida (Brave)
Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
Elsa (Frozen)
Star Butterfly (Star v The Forces of Evil)
Go Go Tamago (The Big Hero 6 Movie and TV Series)
Princess Elena (Elena of Avalor)
Vanessa Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb)

And that about wraps up my list of Anti-Fail Females. Do you agree with this list? Drop me a comment below.

My next post will list the greatest Cartoon Soundtracks of the 80's and 90's and Early 00's.

Until then,Stay Gold,Space Cowboys.