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Title: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: TMC1982 on October 03, 2007, 03:05:39 PM
Kids' CW was the only over-the-air outlet left that produced an original, in-house (as opposed to leasing the schedule to the highest bidder) Saturday morning line-up.

Network shutting down Kids' WB! franchise (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117973235.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

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The CW announced late Tuesday it will shut down the nearly 13-year-old Kids' WB! franchise at the end of this season and turn Saturday mornings over to 4Kids Entertainment, which has handled Fox's Saturday morning kids block for the past six years.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Chaos on October 03, 2007, 03:18:53 PM
I never saw any shows from this... were they actually any good?

I miss the days when cartoons were drawn by hand instead of done in flash.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: gbeenie on October 03, 2007, 03:30:09 PM
Ah well. Here in Atlanta, the local CW station was running the KidsWB! lineup on Sunday.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on October 03, 2007, 03:31:39 PM
Yeah,  somewhat, The Batman, Loonatics Unleashed, and Legion of Super-Heroes, which all got panned at the outset of their premiers for their art style to me are pretty well written.  My only concern is if 4kids takes over Saturday mornings at the CW,  what's to become of their Saturday morning lineup on Fox?
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: daltysmilth on October 03, 2007, 03:32:50 PM
This just goes to show why now, more than ever, we need Freakazoid! and Earthworm Jim on DVD.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: gbeenie on October 03, 2007, 03:35:59 PM
Harumph! Harumph! Harumph!
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on October 03, 2007, 03:50:28 PM
Well I for one don't see how anything can possibly go wrong, unless they sloppily edit some wildly popular japanese anime series, giving them dorky american names. Yes, I think things should go fine, unless they are adled enough to remove virtually any trace of overt violence either actual or implied, change the actor's voices periodically and without warning.  Just so long as they don't take away their weapons and replace them with day-glo super soakers, then no worries.  And most likely they would never, ever, under any circumstances, stop airing episodes1/3 to 1/2 of the way through the season, because the ratings got a smidge iffy, or because they were cheap bastards that didn't buy rights to the entire series.....

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Oh wait...
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: BathTub on October 03, 2007, 04:14:41 PM
Hmm read the topic as "pulling the knob", thought it was something else quite different.....
/me slowly backs out of the thread....
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: RoninFox on October 03, 2007, 04:43:31 PM
I could do without "The Batman" personally, never could sit through a full episode of it.  I mean, why the hell is the Joker half-gorilla?  I miss the 90s Batman animates series with a passion.

Still sucks that another shovel of dirt is being heaped on the traditional saturday morning cartoon concept though.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: daltysmilth on October 03, 2007, 06:04:39 PM
Yeah.  There were some great shows back in the old days.  Why don't we all list off some random Saturday Morning cartoons that we remember.

Remember Wish Kid?  The one with Macauley Culkin, who had a baseball glove that granted wishes?  Remember?  Do you?  DO YOU?!!!
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: GregMcduck on October 03, 2007, 06:46:07 PM
Haha, The Batman. "Oh no, now the Joker knows kung-fu! And so does the Riddler! And Catwoman! And... the Penguin?"
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: gbeenie on October 04, 2007, 12:22:10 PM
Anyone remember Brats of the Lost Nebula?
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on October 04, 2007, 04:07:01 PM
Anyone remember Brats of the Lost Nebula?
No, but it..did remind me of this...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060027/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060027/)
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Brak on October 04, 2007, 06:23:18 PM
Here are my favorites

Freakazoid
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Tiny Toons
Life with Louie
The Tick
and i thought Batman Begins wasnt half bad....
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: RoninFox on October 05, 2007, 05:30:28 AM
Here are my favorites

Freakazoid
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Tiny Toons
Life with Louie
The Tick
and i thought Batman Begins wasnt half bad....

You mean Batman Beyond?  That was a pretty neat little series.  Still prefer the older Batman Animated Series, but Beyond was an interesting addition.  Especially gotta love the Return of the Joker movie though.  Some of Mark Hamil's best work ever there.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Pak-Man on October 05, 2007, 10:17:17 AM
Life with Louie and The Tick were FOX. :^)

I miss Animaniacs and want to get the DVD sets.
I also want them to get right on an Earthworm Jim and Freakazoid DVD set. :^)
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: RoninFox on October 05, 2007, 02:44:01 PM
Most of those at least started on Fox, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: Cosmic Muse on October 08, 2007, 03:27:46 PM
I wish I didn't remember watching this cartoon on Saturday mornings as a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UevBVGMap4 (Molecular Transfer Ray indeed.)

And yes, you are hearing correctly an instrumental version of Thriller in this clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqagfbHPIO0

Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: daltysmilth on October 08, 2007, 06:11:03 PM
Good Lord!  I would never have even considered the possibility that such a thing could exist!  As much of a child of the 80's as I consider myself, I claim no responsibility whatsoever for that show ever making it past the idea stage.

On the other hand, you have to admit, the animation of him actually turning into the car does look pretty good.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: RoninFox on October 09, 2007, 05:09:29 AM
Congratulations, you've plunged me into the depths of shame with those clips, because I actually watched that friggin show.  I forgot about it for years, and about one year ago I even remembered the image of that damn kid transforming into the car and wondered what the hell I was thinking of.

Now you've reminded me Vermithrax...damn you.   :D

This is almost as bad as the Animalympics reference in another thread that forced memories of goats smashing through brick walls and kangaroos beating up bulls.
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: TMC1982 on October 10, 2007, 10:26:58 PM
The Disappearance of Saturday Morning By Gerard Rait, Animation World Network  (http://www.overstim.net/read/saturday.html)
Title: Re: The CW is Pulling the Plug on Kids' WB (1995-2008)
Post by: ig400 on October 22, 2007, 02:30:49 PM
This just goes to show why now, more than ever, we need Freakazoid! and Earthworm Jim on DVD.


Freakazoid rawks :clap: