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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Daniel » May 13th, 2022, 2:55 pm

The broken images kind of take away from it, but yeah. I definitely circled Christmas films and still do!

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Ben » May 13th, 2022, 5:01 pm

Think the images just need time to load…they appeared in the end for me.

Cool, fairly Brit-centric list! A lot of this was basically my sister and I in the 80s…! ;)

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by gaastra » May 13th, 2022, 5:47 pm

Photos don't work well? They work just fine for me.

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by gaastra » May 15th, 2022, 9:08 pm

Hope these work.


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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by EricJ » May 15th, 2022, 10:10 pm

30 Minutes? And that all-Filmation CBS lineup, even without Shazam/Isis!

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by droosan » May 15th, 2022, 10:29 pm

I do appreciate the The Fonz & The Happy Days Gang shout out. I've said here before that Cupcake was a longtime favorite character (and -- as Daniel mentioned -- she was my avatar here, for a couple years). I was very pleased to finally get the complete cartoon series on DVD, a few years back. :)

A couple of my favorite 'Saturday Morning lineup' comic book ads ..
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This one got my attention for Pandamonium! and Meatballs & Spaghetti -- two shows created by Marvel Productions for CBS, both of which became instant favorites of mine.

I'd be all over a DVD release of either..! :mrgreen:

Pandamonium! was one of those shows which sets-up an overall premise in its main title that promises a storyline with a definite conclusion .. but then (frustratingly) never delivers a 'finale'. tF&tHDG suffers from this, as well .. as do a number of SatAM cartoons. :|

However, the panda characters have fun personalites, and the humor was well 'left of center'.



Meatballs & Spaghetti was just plain fun; I liked the characters, and the format of the show was pretty similar to Josie & The Pussycats (another longtime favorite) and other 'rock band-focused' cartoons. Their songs were kinda forgettable fluff .. but -- here again -- the show's humor was 'off-kilter' enough to keep things breezy and enjoyable. 8)

M&S' anthropomorphic dog was named 'Chopper' .. which was the original name of Fonzie's dog 'Mr. Cool' (according to early H-B model sheets) .. I've sometimes wondered if someone might've been involved with the development of both shows.


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This one got me excited to see Drak Pack .. but I recall that -- ultimately -- the actual cartoon didn't live-up to the stories I'd imagined for these characters, based on their very expressive poses in this ad (though, those are admittedly difficult to see, in this image).

DP did get a DVD release of the complete series, awhile back .. but only in Canada, IIRC.


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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Randall » May 16th, 2022, 12:30 am

Aw, the memories!! I loved those ads back in the day.

Man, I'd love a Super 7 DVD set!!!

I never watched those Marvel Animation shows. I vaguely recall Pandamonium being on, but have no memory at all of M&S. I know I saw that ad, but never paid attention to that part of it! I was only interested in the Gilligan revival.

That last ad really intrigued me back then. I did like Drac Pack, and bought the DVD set, though I've barely watched it so far. I was also excited for Tarzan and Lone Ranger, too. Plus, Popeye, and Mighty Mouse/Heckle and Jeckle! And Fat Albert with the Brown Hornet!! I love all those classic characters. CBS really had it going on that year!

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by gaastra » May 16th, 2022, 7:33 am

Funny thing about mighty mouse is they took the great space chase segments and to cash in on empire strike back released them in theatres as a "movie" mighty mouse and the great space chase!

And no the movie has not been released on dvd in america. It did get two vhs releases however.


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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Randall » May 16th, 2022, 9:46 am

I do have a bootleg of that on DVD. At least it's somethin'.

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Daniel » May 16th, 2022, 3:25 pm

droosan wrote:
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DP did get a DVD release of the complete series, awhile back .. but only in Canada, IIRC.
Nah, the US too. Canada just got it first!

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by EricJ » May 16th, 2022, 5:30 pm

Wait, what?? Where are all these ads advertising CBS shows at 12-1:30pm?
I remember, anything after noon were the shows you almost never got to WATCH, because it was considered "cannon-fodder", since there was a 2 in 3 chance the show would be pre-empted for the city sports teams.

That was where CBS put all its "highbrow" older-kid shows in the 70's, like 30 Minutes or the CBS Children's International Film Festival, and ABC dumped all its educational-requirement shows like the Weekend Special.
(Never watched the CCIFF, since they only showed thirty condensed/serialized minutes of something foreign, like "The Red Balloon" or "A Kid For Two Farthings", and now my older film-buff self wants to find out what it missed.)

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by gaastra » May 16th, 2022, 5:33 pm

Speaking of saturday preview specials--

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Ben » May 16th, 2022, 10:06 pm

Still have my Great Space Chase VHS! While not up to the original Terry cartoons, it was quite fun as I recall. :)

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by gaastra » May 18th, 2022, 10:16 am

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Re: Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Ads!

Post by Daniel » May 18th, 2022, 12:18 pm

I love these.

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