It's Saturday Morning!: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990s

byJoe Garner, Michael Ashley

Hardcover | October 23, 2018

It's Saturday Morning!: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990s by Joe Garner
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With concept art, archival images, all-new interviews, and a foreword byBobby's Worldcreator and funnyman Howie Mandel,It's Saturday Morning!celebrates the shows, characters, songs, and commercials that made Saturday mornings a pop culture event—decade by decade.

Broadcasting into family living rooms from the 1960s to the 1990s, this wildly creative art form wrought a beloved rite of passage. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., parents could sleep in while theirchildren plopped on the couch to consume cartoons galore. FromThe Bugs Bunny Show,The Jetsons, andJonny QuesttoThe Smurfs,He-Man, andAnimaniacs, this window of time promised pure entertainment andan experience that united generations.

Organized by decade,findprofiles of the most beloved Saturday morning cartoons:
  • 1960s:The Flintstones,Bugs Bunny,Space Ghost, and more!
  • 1970s:The Pink Panther,Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!,Fat Albert, and more!
  • 1980s:The Smurfs,The Adventures of the Gummi Bears,The Transformers, and more!
  • 1990s:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Animaniacs,Pinky and the Brain, and more!
Each show profile is accompanied byeasy-reference stats(years on air, network, number of episodes, and characters and voice actors),promotional and concept images of the cartoons, andcandid photos of its creators and actors. The commentary explores thecultural settingthat influenced its creation andbehind-the-scenes insightsfrom the show's producers and artists.

This entertaining walk down memory lane is made complete by a review of some of the iconic products advertised between these favorite cartoons. “After These Messages...rdquo; segments providefascinating facts about the merchandise that appeared in Saturday morning commercials, such as the Slinky, Lite-Brite, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Golden Crisp cereal.

This exquisitely produced guide to the golden era of cartoons is perfect for artists and illustrators, pop culture fanatics, or anyone who loves a heaping portion of nostalgia.
Joe Garneris a six-timeNew York Timesbest-selling author and one of the premiere chroniclers of America's popular culture. His book,We Interrupt This Broadcast, not only hit theNew York Timesbestseller list, it was aWall Street Journal,USA Today, andPublisher's Weeklybestseller. Among his other bestsellers areNow Showing: Unforgettable...
Title:It's Saturday Morning!: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990sFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 11.25 X 10.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 11.25 X 10.25 X 0.75 inPublished:October 23, 2018Publisher:becker&mayer! BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760362947

ISBN - 13:9780760362945

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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