Saturday mornings were the highlight of the week for children growing up in the 60s.
Before the vast and abundant availability of cartoon programs and even dedicated cartoon channels on TV, the only way for children to enjoy content made specifically for them was to wake up early on Saturday and catch the Saturday morning TV zone. And that’s exactly what they did!
Together with their bowl of cereal and milk, children in the 1960s got their weekly dose of classic cartoon shows that would entertain them. A lot of these cartoons would also school them on various topics, from the big issues like telling right from wrong to the daily routine skills of knowing how to cross the road or what to do in an emergency.
Many of these cartoons became a Saturday morning staple for decades, lasting far beyond the 60s, such as The Flintstones, Casper, Fantastic Four, and Spiderman. Others remained a fond memory, such as the Herculoids, Space Ghost, or Young Sampson.
No matter how well they stood the test of time, the stories, themes, and styles of these cartoons stayed with generations. That includes the ritual of getting up quietly in the morning to pad to the TV set.
In a lovely nostalgic video, all these cartoons are revived, along with their iconic music, for an adventurous trip down memory lane.