Thursday, October 23, 2014

Words Of Walt!

With Disney the way it is,it's thought to believe that it was once run by a man who actually gave a damn about the company,it's fans,and it's future. These are the words that every Animation Crusader should take to heart and/or live by. These are the Words of Walt Disney!

"All right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am."

"I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty."
 
"To do the things I wanted to do, I needed better artists. A cartoonist is not the same as an artist. A cartoonist knows the shortcuts and tricks—how to do things in a hurry. His work might have been comic, but it wasn't convincing. The cartoonist had to learn about art. So i sent the boys to [art] school. Some of them hated it and wouldn't go along; most of those fell by the wayside as the studio progressed. But the top men at the studio today are largely those who went through the Disney school."

"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained."
   
"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway."
   
"I've never believed in doing sequels. I didn't want to waste the time I have doing a sequel; I'd rather be using that time doing something new and different."
   
"Never forget that it all started with a mouse."
   
"A prayer, it seems to me, implies a promise as well as a request, at the highest level. Prayer not only is supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God."
   
“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. I worry about many things, but not about water over the dam.”
   
"All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
   
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive."
   
"I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator. I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own, I am an idea man."

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Legendary Words from a Legendary Man! Unfortunately,These words are way, way too difficult for Anne Sweeney to understand and too warped for Bob Iger to understand. Only those who truly understand Disney and have it's best interest in mind, can and will understand these words.

Animation Crusaders, Let Uncle Walt's Words Unite Us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Scene Ideas

I think all this talk about animation doom and gloom needs a rest. So lets focus on the good parts of animations future,shall we. Starting with Wreck-It Ralph 2. Y'know it's gonna happen,and here are some scene ideas for the movie.

- When someone enters Tappers Bar,the patrons shout out that persons name[a nod to cheers,even lamp-shaded by Ralph].

- At Tappers,Tifa Lockheart [or an expy] is dissatisfied on how her drink was made and makes them herself in an impressive manner. The result is better tasting drinks. She then delivers the improved drinks to the patrons.

- While Jax [or an expy] is lamenting over the loss of Sonya Blade to Johnny Cage [or their expies],he mentions the other Jax' and when questioned by Ralph and Felix,he tells them that the games in Litwak's Arcade are just 1 of 10,000-100,000 copies that exist worldwide.

- Scenes of the Potential Sugar Rush II and Heroes Duty 2.

- Ralph revisits Bad Anon to give them a status update on his life. And in attendance are: Ganondorff, Ultimacia, Sigma,Gill, Death Adder,and Shao Khan. With King Bowser,M.Bison, and Dr.Eggman making a return.{or expies of all of those characters]

- Extreme E-Z Livin' 2 Scenes. This is a Game that was proposed for the movie,but never made it in. 

-  Mario Will be in this Movie. So I'd be Awesome if Mickey Mouse made a Cameo and Met Mario.

- Fight Fighters From Gravity Falls Should get to be in this Movie. Makes sense licensing wise,as both WiR and GF are owned by Disney.

- Some Kingdom Hearts Cameos (it is co-owned by disney after all,so why the hell not).

- A Huge 'Cooking With Scorpion' reference. Nuff Said!
 
- The Villain Song. AKA The Best Damn Songs of Any Disney Movie! Shame Turbo/King Candy never got one.

Well that's all I can think of. Well what do you think? What scenes do You think should be in WiR2? I'd love your list Jase.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Operation U.F.A.R. is a GO!!

Hello toonsters and fellow crusaders alike.

   I have recently formed a group on Facebook, that is dedicated for everything related to animation.  It is called U.F.A.R.. It stands for the United Federation for Animation Rights. This group is created for one purpose, to fight for the rights of animation and against those who deemed it as the root cause of the world's problems, including our government's FCC and the moral guardians and corrupt executives that supports them. The page was created recently but it must remain secret for now, best chance it doesn't attract trolls and nay-sayers who will say stuff like, "Animation is too childish!" or "Saturday Morning Cartoons are NOT...COMING...BACK!!"  And if you are interested in fight for saving animation's future, Stefan will have the group on the sidebar along with the other sites, including my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Whenever blogs me or Stefan write when its important news, good or bad, I will post it at U.F.A.R.  Here is the address in case you ask.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/332277020287581/

We will fight on and preserve animation for future generations, that is if we could find  a way to abolish the Children's Television Act of 1990 and give future animators a bright future, too. And Stefan, if you are reading this, I know you don't use Facebook, but if you ever change your mind, you know where to find me.  I will be waiting.  Thank you for your time.

U.F.A.R.: Fighting for Animation, One Crusade at a Time!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Discovery Family...Officially Dead On Arrival!

Things Just Keep Getting Worse for the soon to be Discovery Family. A fear of mine has just been realized.

http://deadline.com/2014/10/transformers-robots-in-disguise-series-move-cartoon-network-hasbro-847192/
http://www.nickandmore.com/2014/10/07/transformers-robots-in-disguise-coming-to-cartoon-network-in-early-2015/

It looks like Hasbro will be moving All of their Boy-centric shows to Craptoon Network..starting with the new Transformers Series. *facepalm* So it's now official, Discovery Family is Dead On Arrival.

Discovery Communications! Nikki Reed! Margaret Loesch! You're the Peons I blame for this mess. If you would've properly utilized The Hub Networks potential in the first place, This travesty called Discovery Family wouldn't even happen!

You people are going to Hell for this insult! And you'll have Discovery Family to keep you company!

R.I.P Hub Network, You Could've/Should've Been Awesome!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SatAM Show Master List

As A  Memorial.For Saturday Morning TV,here is a List Of SatAM Shows.

And Now,Here is a list of NBC Saturday Morning Shows...Both Good and Bad:

Various Hanna-Barbera Shows
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Wishkid
The Addams Family (70's show)
Smurfs
Daffy Duck
Shazam
Pro-Stars
Star Trek
The Karate Kid
California Dreams
Saved By The Bell
Saved By The Bell: The New Class
Mr.Wizard
Camp Candy
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
Archies
Rick Moranis in Gravedale High
Ed Grimley
Hang Time
The Godzilla Power Hour
Fraggle Rock
Gary Colemen
Kid Video
Alf: The Animated Series
The Incredible Hulk (80's show)
Punky Brewster
Snorks
Woody Woodpecker
Captain N:The Game Master
The Adventures od Super Mario Bros. 3
Underdog
Kid N' Play
Alf Tales
Mr. T
Thundar
The Adventures of Batman
Alvin and he Chipmunks:Go To The Movies
Super Mario World
Chuck Norris ????
Iron Man (70's show) ???????
Various Baby and Girly-Girl Shows.
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And Now,Here is a list of CBS Saturday Morning Shows...Both Good and Bad:

Various Hanna-Barbera Shows
Archie
Peewee's Playhouse
Teen Wolf
Fat Albert
Gilligan's Planet
Fantastic 4 (70's show) ??????
Muppet Babies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Original Toon)
The Saturday Supercade
Little Mermaid
Tennessee Tuxedo
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
Blackstar
Captain Kangaroo
Raw Toonage
Aladdin
The Dukes
Ghostbusters (Filmation Version)
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Richard Pryor
Felix The Cat
Timon and Pumba
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Wild C.A.T.S.
CBS Storybreak
Garfield and Friends
Popeye
Popeye and Son
Dungeons and Dragons
Tom and Jerry
Galaxy High
The New Adventures of Superman
Superman (80's show)
Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling
Pole Position
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures
Back To The Future ?????
Where's Waldo
Beakman's World
Hey Vern,It's Ernest!
The California Raisins
Rude Dog
Zorro
Aquaman
Hello Kitty
The Weird Al Show
Rescue Heroes
Various Canadian Shows  
Various Girly Girl and Baby Shows
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And Now,Here is a list of ABC Saturday Morning Shows...Both Good and Bad:

Various Hanna-Barbera Shows
Rocky and Bullwinkle??
Gummi Bears
The Littles
The Fonz
The Real Ghostbusters
Ewoks
Beetlejuice
Superfriends
The Superpowers Team: Galactic Guardians
The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
Pac-man
Tales from the Krypt Keeper
Spider-Man (70's show)
Quack Pack
Krow
Sonic The Hedgehog (a.k.a Sonic SatAM)
Gargoyles
Darkwing Duck
Goof Troop
Jungle Cubs
101 Dalmatians
The Mighty Ducks
Weekenders
Teamo Supremo
Teachers Pet
Sabrina: The Animated Series
Mikey's Mouse Works
Recess
House of Mouse
The Replacements
Doug (Disney's Version)
Fillmore
Kim Possible
Lilo and Stitch: The Series
W.I.T.C.H.
The Emperor's New School
Hannah Montana
That's So Raven
Suit Life of Zack and Cody
Pepper Ann
Mrs. Munger's Class
The Bugs and Tweety Show
ABC Weekend Specials
Rubix
Plastic Man
Thundarr
ReBoot
School House Rock
Bump in the Night
Cowboys of Moo Mesa
Pirates of Dark Water
Addams Family (90's show)
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Squigglevision
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Road Runner Show
Care Bares
Mighty Orbots
Little Rosie
Madeline
Street Sharks
Hammerman
Bill Nye The Science Guy
NBA Inside Stuff
Land of the Lost
Power Rangers (Disney Era)
Various Educational Shows.
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And Now,Here is a list of Fox Saturday Morning Shows...Good and Bad:

Heathcliff???
Thundercats???
Inspector Gadget??
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Real Ghostbusters
C-Bear and Jamal
Taz-Mania
Batman:The Animated Series
Tiny Toons
X-Men
Animaniacs
Iron Man (90's show)
Spider-Man (90's show)
The Incredible Hulk (90's show)
Fantastic 4 (90's show)
Looney Toons
Beetlejuice
Power Rangers (Saban Era)
Super Dave
Dog City
Tom and Jerry's Kids
Bobby's World
Attack of the Killer Tomatos
Toon-sylvania
Goosebumps
Big Bad Beetleborgs
Los Luchadores
Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog
Young Hercules
Masked Rider
Shinzo
Metabots
Bayblade
Monster Rancher
Mon Collie Knights
Digimon
Flint The Time Detective
Thunderbirds
Eerie Indiana
Ned's Newt
Big Guy and Rusty
Godzilla (the 90's show)
Evolution
Stickin' Around
Angela Anaconda
NASCAR Racers
Sam and Max
The Tick
Life With Louie
Spider-Man Unlimited
The Avengers
Silver Surfer
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Eek! The Cat
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego
The Adventures of Batman and Robin
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2K3)
One Piece
Shaman King
Ultraman Tiga
Dinosaur King
Ultimate Muscle
Sonic X
F-Zero GP Legends
Kirby:Right Back At Ya
GI Joe:Sigma 6
Mew Mew Power
Magical Do-Re-Mi
Bratz (a.k.a. the most disgusting show ever)
Viva Pinata
Chaotic
Di-Gata Defenders
Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
Alien Racers (i think that's what it was called)
Winx Club
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
The Adrenaline Project
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And Now,Here is a list of WB and CW Shows,and...Both Good and Bad:

Looney Toons
Waynehead
Static Shock
Detention
Pinky & The Brain
Animaniacs
Road Rovers
The Mask
Earthworm Jim
Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Freakazoid
Jackie Chan Adventures
Xiaolin Showdown
Mucha Lucha
Mucha Lucha Gigante
Max Steele
Histeria
Men in Black: The Series
Batman Beyond
Tiny Toon Adventures
Taz-Mania
Justice League
Teen Titans
Card Captors
Pokemon
X-Men:Evolution
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Legion of Superheroes
The Batman
Mega Man NT Warrior
The Zeta Project
Ozzie and Drix
Lunatics Unleashed
Shaggy & Scooby Doo Get a Clue
Tom and Jerry Tales
Coconut Fred
The Boom Crew
Johnny Test
Viewtiful Joe
Spider Riders
Eon Kid
Cubix
Skunk-Fu
Will and Duwit
The World of Quest
Migi-Nation
The Spectacular Spider-Man
GoGoRiki
Dinosaur King
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2k3)
Kirby: Right Back At Ya
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back To The Sewers
Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds
Huntik
Chaotic
RollBots
Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
Rescue Heroes
New Adventures of Nano Boy
Bolts and Blip
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
WWE Saturday Morning Slam
Sonic X
Digimon Fusion
B-Daman Crossfire
Transformers Prime
Justice League Unlimited
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Yu-Gi Oh! Zexal
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I really hope you enjoyed it. RIP Saturday Morning TV. I made this with you in mind too Jase. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Sad Time for Animation, The Eulogy to the Hub Network and Saturday Morning Cartoons

Today, we say goodbye to the last two glimmers of hope for television and for all animation.  First off, although it hasn't become Discovery Family just yet, the Hub Network.  Since October 10th, 2010, the Hub Network has given us programs, past and present.  But, once again, where politics and corruption has become the law of the land in all media, the Hub ended up like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel.  When Nikki Reed took over the network's programming format and killing off HuBoom, it was going downhill from here.  And now, while Hasbro has 40% of it's format for 6 hours, Discovery will have most of the channel with nothing but reruns from shows from Discovery's past and present (Honey Boo Boo, anyone?).  Here's what it should be if Nikki Reed didn't become its new head of programming, we would've still have our retro sitcoms and classic cartoons and less and less movie time, but only on the weekends.  But that is not going to happen, now that the network itself is denouncing anything nostalgic.  Which means, don't expect more classic cartoons or sitcoms or animes on this network. 

Speaking of which, the one other thing that we will all miss...are Saturday morning cartoons.  As of September 27, 2014, there are no more cartoon blocks on regular TV.  NBC started this nightmare in 1992 and Litton Entertainment has finished the job.  Even though we have cable, satellite and the internet, I feel bad for those who don't have the luxuries we have.  It makes me sick to my stomach that these poor kids are going to see Maury, Jerry Springer and every single infomercials and news shows more often.  All because of the FCC, who were convinced by those so-called moral guardians that animation is the root cause of the world's problems.  If that Children's Television Act of 1990 wasn't created, none of this would've happened.  PBS is good enough, but all networks with nothing but programs to fit the educational/informational mandates is what I call crossing the line.  Besides, did you see the Count Chocula cereal boxes recently?  Seeing an evil looking Count Chocula instead of a lovable one, represents what is happening today.  The days watching our favorite cartoons and the commercials inbetween are gone.  Replaced with nothing but boring infomercials, baby-mama-dramas and news about diseases and terrorism, that has since become our new reality.  Before I log away, here is a list of my favorite cartoons and anime, which I haven't done years ago when I joined the ACF.

G.I. Joe
Transformers
Jem
Inhumanoids
Visionaries
Thundercats
Silverhawks
M.A.S.K
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
Mr. T
Bionic Six
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fat Albert
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
She-Ra: Princess of Power
BraveStarr
Denver the Last Dinosaur
Widget
Mr. Bogus
The Bots Master
Voltron
Robotech
Sailor Moon
Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers)
Beast Wars
Jackie Chan Adventures
The Tick
Static Shock
Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Spider-Man The Animated Series
X-Men
Men in Black: The Series
Batman Beyond
The Zeta Project
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice
Double Dragon
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic SatAm
Sonic Underground
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Captain N: The Game Master
Street Sharks
Extreme Dinosaurs
Mutant League
Megaman
Megaman: NT Warrior
Animaniacs
Tiny Toon Adventures
Freakazoid
Earthworm Jim
ProStars
Wish Kid
Filmation's Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
Extreme Ghostbusters
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling
EXO-Squad
Highlander: The Animated Series
Biker Mice from Mars
Eek! the Cat (aka Eek-stravaganza!)
Gargoyles
The Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Ducktales
Darkwing Duck
Talespin
Chip n' Dale: Rescue Rangers
The Little Mermaid (TV Series)
Teknoman (Tekkaman Blade)
Centurions
Thundarr the Barbarian
Jonny Quest
Inspector Gadget
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Super Friends
Plastic Man

With that said, to the Hub Network and to Saturday Morning Cartoons.  Although you were in borrowed time, we will never forget all the things you have given us in the past and in the present.

(salutes; TAPS plays)

The Hub Network
October 10, 2010 - October 13, 2014

Saturday Morning Cartoons
1960s - September 27, 2014

Now if you'll excuse me.  I am going to fight this and get this CTA law repealed...and abolished.  Saturday Mornings and everything in between will rise again...someday.

(Oh, Richard by Peter Best from Crocodile Dundee plays)

*Fade Out

Saturday Morning History Redux

With Traditional SatAM Animation blocks now extinct,I've decided to redo an old post.

If you grew up in the 70's,80's,and 90's than you probably watched cartoons on Saturday Mornings,and thus,know about them. But for those who don't here's a little info: A Saturday morning cartoon is the term for the animated television programming which was scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the Late 1960s to the Late 1990s.

In the United States,Saturday mornings start from 8 am. to 12 pm. Starting in the late 60's,American networks,starting with NBC,created Program Blocks for Saturday Mornings. Though most of the shows aired on these early blocks were reruns of older shows.

Starting in the late-1970s,Network executives started to air shows that doubled as Toy advertisements. This was part of a special deal they made with the Toy and Game companies. Cartoons being used to sell Toys and Games was a very common practice in the 80's.

Because they had shows that contained limited animation,Filmation and Hanna-Barbera were able to produce a decent quantity of cartoons to fill the four hour time slot,without blowing too much money.

In addition to these cartoons,some Saturday Morning Blocks aired old Warner Bros cartoons,as well as the Pink Panther and Popeye. These Cartoons,along with live-action programming,made Saturday Morning TV a great hit.

Though not everyone liked what they say. Some nutjob groups had a problem with wat was being put on Saturday Mornings. 

In the Early 70's,Parents lobby groups voiced concerns about the presentation of violence,anti-social attitudes,and stereotypes in Saturday morning cartoons.

By the mid-1970s, these groups exercised enough influence that the TV networks felt compelled to lay down content rules for the animation houses that were a tad "restrictive"

In a more constructive direction,the networks were encouraged to create educational spots for their Blocks. The most successful effort was the Schoolhouse Rock series on ABC,which became a television classic.

Just as notable were CBS's news segments for children, In the News and NBC's Ask NBC News and One to Grow On, which featured skits of everyday problems with advice from the stars of NBC primetime programs.

According to some,the decline of Saturday Morning TV began in the late 1980's,though I disagree completely. However these people have a variety of reasons on why it was declining in the '80's. Here are their reasons:

Reason 1: The rise of first run syndication programs,which had a greater artistic freedom and looser standards (not mandated by a network).

Reason 2: Increasing regulation of children's programming content,including educational requirements and advertising restrictions, which limited the creative options for the shows.

Reason 3: The increasing popularity of home video; Some shows were made available on VHS (and much later, DVD). 

Reason 4: The rise of cable TV channels like Nickelodeon,Disney Channel,and Cartoon Network which provided appealing kids entertainment throughout the week at nearly all hours, making Saturday morning blocks less important to viewers and advertisers. This reason is Bullshit!

Reason 5: Cable channels also have the additional advantage of being beyond FCC content regulations, meaning they do not have to abide by educational or advertising regulations. Now,This one I Believe!

Reason 6: Increased popularity of Video Games and, by the late 1990s,the Internet.

Reason 7: Many of the same networks who often showed Saturday morning shows began airing similar programs in the afternoons during the weekdays, usually when most children were out of school already. This practice has been discontinued as of late, but it was common throughout the 1990s.(Fox Kids Anyone).

Reason 8: An increase in children playing outside.

Reason 9: The success of live action Saturday morning programming for kids and teens (such as NBC's Saved by the Bell) which led to the development of more live action shows and teen programming, squeezing out cartoons. This block was called Teen NBC.

Reason 10:The gradual loss of most of the American companies which were at one time, iconic producers of kids shows. These companies include: Filmation,Ruby-Spears,Sunbow,DiC,and Rankin/Bass.

Beginning in the late 1990s,Networks started airing Anime and in the early 2000's,Canadian Shows. This was a mistake...a mistake that helped killed Saturday Morning Entertainment.

Because of FCC regulations that began in the mid-1990s, broadcast stations were required to program a minimum of three hours of children's educational/informational ("E/I") programming per week. boy,that sucks,don't it.

Yes it does. NBC,the network that produced the first SatAM Block,abandoned its Saturday morning cartoon lineup in 1992,replacing it with a Saturday morning edition of The Today Show and adding an all live-action teen-oriented block called TeenNBC. this Small block featured Saved by the Bell,California Dreams,Hang Time,and other teen comedies. And Even though the educational content was minimal to nonexistent,NBC labeled the live-action shows with an E/I rating.

In Late 1994,NBC gave up on putting any effort into it's Saturday Morning Line-Up. The Block lost its ligitness As a True SatAM Block. Today,NBC's Saturday block is pathetic and insignificant.

CBS followed NBC's example by producing a Saturday edition of The Early Show before airing their Saturday Morning block of live-action semi-educational kids programming.

The experiment lasted a few months,and CBS brought back their animated CBS Storybreak series. In 1999,CBS's Saturday Morning Block became Pathetic,So Pathetic that it wasn't considered a True Saturday Morning Block anymore. Today,CBS's Saturday Morning Block is totally insignificant....Just Like NBC's.

But Who the hell cares what happened to NBC and CBS,because we had Fox Kids and Kids WB to fall back on.

In 2004, ABC was the last of the broadcast networks to add a Saturday morning edition of their morning news program,Good Morning America,before airing their Block. In 2006,ABC's Saturday Morning Block (ABC Kids) officially became pathetic. And Like CBS and NBC,It too lost it ligitness as a Real Saturday Morning Block.

Fox carried little or no E/I programming, leaving the responsibility of scheduling the E/I shows to the affiliates themselves. The WB was far more accommodating. For several years,they've aired the history-themed cartoon Histeria! five days a week,leaving only a half-hour of E/I programs up to the local program block producers.

After Disney bought Fox Family and Fox Kids in 2001,the Fox Kids block was canned and replaced by 4Kids Entertainment's Fox Box a year later. In 2005,The Fox Box became 4Kids TV. This block ended in 2009.

Back in 2008,4Kids Entertainment fused with Kids WB creating the CW 4Kids. In 2010,the block was renamed Toonzai.
 
In 2011,4Kids Entertainment filed for Bankruptcy and were forced to sell their assets..including their SatAM Block,Toonzai. In 2012,Saban Brands bought out Most of 4Kids assets (excluding yu-gi-oh,which went to Konami's American Branch). 

Saban aquired The Toonzai block and renamed it Vortexx. This block was lame,it was like basically Toonzai 2.0. Americans quickly lost faith in it.

Finally in 2014,just recently,Vortexx was canned due to low ratings[surprise,surprise] and replaced with an All education show block for small children,just like ABC did in 2011.

Well that was interesting. Now we are gonna give you a small timeline,chronicling the Birth and Death of Saturday Mornings.

1968?: The Saturday Morning TV is born; NBC creates the First Incarnation of its Saturday Morning Block,followed by CBS.
1973: ABC Saturday Morning TV is born.
1976: Saturday Morning TV gains Popularity.
1987: Fox Enters the Saturday Morning "Race"
1990: Saturday Mornings become Sacred.
1991: Fox Kids debuts.
1992: NBC shortens it's block and rids it of Cartoons
1993: CBS shortens it's block.
1994: NBC Saturday Morning Line-up looses it's ligitness as a True Saturday Morning Block.
1995: The WB's Kids WB debuts.
1996: The USA Network's Action Extreme Team Weekend Block debuts.
1997: ABC's One Saturday Morning debuts.
1998: The USA Network's Action Extreme Team Weekend Block ends.
1999: CBS looses the ligitness of it's Saturday Morning Block; Cartoon Network's Toonami The Rising Sun debuts.
2001: Fox Family debuts it's Weekend Kids Block; Toonami The Rising Sun ends.
2002: One Saturday Morning becomes ABC Kids; Disney buys Fox Kids and Fox Family. Fox Kids ends;Fox Box debuts.
2005: The Fox Box becomes 4Kids TV; ABC shortens it's block...but not much.;Jetix invades ABC Family
2006: ABC Family ends its Weekend Kids Block; ABC Kids loses it's ligitness as a True Saturday Morning Block;Kids WB starts to get pathetic;Saturday Morning TV dies late in the year.
2008: 4Kids merges with the ailing [ratings wise] Kids WB to become CW 4Kids.
2009: 4Kids TV ends.
2010: CW 4Kids becomes Toonzai.
2011: ABC Kids Ends; 4Kids Entertainment files for Bankruptcy and is forced to sell their assets.
2012: Saban Brands buys out most of 4Kids Entertainments Assets,including The Toonzai Block; Toonzai Becomes Vortexx.
2014: Vortexx Ends due to low ratings.

Well I hope you enjoyed this. Weep for the Loss of Saturday Morning Entertainment! And we all have Twisted Network Executives,Misguided Parents Groups,and The FCC to thank. Thanks A Billion,Losers! 

R.I.P SatAM TV
1968-2006