Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CBC Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1985

What's the ad for?
New season of Saturday morning cartoons on CBS
Spotted in

The scoop
Hm, lets see what the fall of 1985 looked like on CBS on a Saturday morning.
Muppet Babies and Monsters only lasted three episodes. the program was an expanded one hour long episode that paired the successful Muppet Babies with Muppet baby monsters. The Wuzzles lasted only 13 episodes which makes it one of the shortest animated series produced by Disney. Dungeons and Dragons lasted three seasons (27 episodes) and had Steve Gerber, the creator of Howard the Duck as story editor. Now here's where it gets interesting. The Young Astronauts was an animated show about a space family. The show was ready for the beginning of the fall launch and was therefore scheduled to debut in February of 1986. You might remember that on January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded moments after lift-off killing everyone aboard. The show was shelved and never seen again.


  1. Actually, The Young Astronauts did air on CBS. The pilot was shown on January 26, 1986 - 2 days before the space shuttle Challenger exploded. CBS got cold feet and pulled the show before the 2nd episode ever aired. I know this because I worked on the series at Marvel Productions. 13 complete episodes were produced, but 12 of them never aired.

  2. Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for the information.


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