Film and television animation is still a hugely popular medium, but it was in the 1960s that Saturday morning cartoon blocks first appeared. Few things were sweeter for youngsters in the late-20th-Century than waking up bright and early on weekend mornings, and consuming a big bountiful bowl of breakfast cereal while lounging in front of the television still in your jammies. Children were entertained by television with programs about criminal fighters, talking animals, small blue creatures, and other animated phenomena. Every Saturday morning, from approximately eight until noon, when school wasn't a problem and it was time to unwind, each generation had its own favorite cartoons that they had to watch.
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