I have to believe growing up in the 80s allowed myself and others like me to be a part of something special Saturday mornings. It was a golden age of animation and sugar cereals. There was nothing like waking up as a child and eating your Fruit Loops or Sugar Smacks, and watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your whitie tighties. It was an age before crappy anime series of characters always yelling to each other in normal conversation or some parent sensitive cartoon on being nice to everything and everyone.
Saturday Morning cartoons led to today’s prime time animations and movies. The Don Bluth films and Disney Films ruled children movie goings. Nothing was CGI. It was bliss and brainless. It drove imagination and parents with kids who had ADHD crazy.
I want to share that with my own children and anyone who has never experienced any of that. So I decided to start a weekly series called Killer’s Saturday Morning Cartoons. I will feature some episodes or series of the same cartoons I grew up with every Saturday, on this blog. I won’t try to bore you to much with background but I will give a bit of history on the show(s).
So now is the time to grab your favorite cereal and sit in your underwear and zone out. Welcome to Killer’s Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Today we will be watching 3 episodes. The first is Star Wars Droids episode 1. This series only ran for one season but lasted 13 episodes in 1985. Until 1986, when the episodes were rebroadcast alongside the animated Ewoks as the “Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour”.
The next cartoon is Kidd Video. Its original run was on NBC from 1984 to 1985, but continued in reruns on the network until 1987, when CBS picked the show up. The band was created specifically for the show; they performed their own songs and they provided the voices for their cartoon counterparts.
Finally we finish today with Captain N The Game Master. Nintendo’s series in the height of the NES game system domination. Your favorite video game characters all together in Video Land. The series aired on television from 1989 to 1991 as part of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup on NBC.