Anyone here old enough to remember all the major networks having Saturday morning cartoon line-ups. They used to be a big deal. About a week before they started they'd have a Friday night special telling you about all the new cartoons, plus the returning ones. I'm kind of baffled why the networks stopped doing it; I guess 24 hour kids channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network made them think they had lost their audience or something.
I was just remembering all the crazy shows that used to be on, it seemed that anything could have its own cartoon. It didn't matter if it was a toy, or a puzzle, or a game, or even a video game. There were tons of them, I wanted to watch them all. They had shows like Rubik the Amazing Cub, Pac-Man and Friends, Captain N The Game Master, Space Ace, Dragon's Lair, Hulk Hogan's Rockin' Wrestling, the list can and does go on forever.
I think my two favorite shows from the Saturday morning line-up, however, was Dungeons & Dragons and Mighty Orbots. I've mentioned here before my love for the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, but Might Orbots was really good too. The show only lasted a season (Not sure if all the episodes even aired) due to I believe Tonka suing them for likeness to the emerging GoBots franchise. Orbots had more to do with Voltron, than anything GoBots, but I guess they lost. The show was about a young scientist who created five sentient robots and they would fight against the agents of Xana (If i remember correctly). The five robots could change into a giant robot, and the young scientist with his robot assistant would pilot a vessel inside them and help control them during the fight. It was a great show for its time and the animation was very similar in style to Galaxy Rangers, kind of anime inspired for certain. I'm embedding the opening credits to the show so you can see what I'm talking about.
Do you have a favorite Saturday morning cartoon?
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