Tuesday, November 25, 2008

R.I.P Saturday Morning Cartoons

From the NY Times:

After terminating a deal with 4Kids, an independent producer of children’s programming, the Fox network closed down its Saturday morningblock of cartoons on Monday, and became the first major broadcast network to agree to sell a part of its schedule to producers of infomercials.

Fox executives said that children’s programming was simply no longer viable on network television — mainly because of competition from cable channels.
Somewhere, an Animaniac is crying seltzer water tears.