Picture this: it's Saturday morning, you hop out of bed, pour yourself a bowl of cereal, and plop down in front of the TV. What was the most popular cartoon? No matter what that answer is, all is right with the world as your favorite characters scurry across the screen. But unfortunately, Saturday morning cartoons are a thing of the past.
Oftentimes, the shows we watched as kids help guide the way we view the world, and more often than not, those television shows are cartoons. Scooby-Doo helped viewers think critically; Schoolhouse Rock! taught grammar, politics, and math; and Rugrats reminded kids to keep using their imagination.
Considering the huge role cartoons have the potential to play in young minds, seeing the cartoon that was most popular the year you were born can be eye-opening. Perhaps that cartoon was one of your favorites years later; maybe not. But one thing is for sure - these cartoons put a stamp on pop culture.
- Photo: ABCAnimated adventures of Bugs Bunny and his pals. ...more
- Actors: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus
- Premiered: October 11, 1960
- Photo: NBCA humble shoeshine boy's alter ego battles crime. ...more
- Actors: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift
- Premiered: October 3, 1964
- Photo: United Artists TelevisionThe animated adventures of the Pink Panther and The Inspector. ...more
- Actors: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry
- Premiered: September 6, 1969
1973 - The Yogi Bear ShowPhoto: Screen GemsThe Yogi Bear Show is an animated television series and the first incarnation produced by Hanna-Barbera about a picnic basket stealing bear named Yogi. The show debuted in syndication on January 30, 1961 and ran for 33 episodes until January 6, 1962 and included two segments, Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle. The show had a two year production run. ...more
- Actors: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon
- Premiered: January 30, 1961