When a lot of us were kids, our parents may not have always liked our Saturday morning plans, but the hours we spent watching our favorite weekend cartoons is what we looked forward to all week.
Although the morning time slot of children’s tv shows began sometime in the early 1950s, the popularity of these cartoons peaked in the mid-1960s through the mid-1990s, before it started to decline. Since then, networks airing weekend morning shows began to regulate the line-up and present more educational programming through mandates put in place by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Nonetheless, we look back fondly at our favorite childhood escape, even if we only had a few hours until our parents made us start our weekend chores.
Here are some of our favorite Saturday morning cartoons.