Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Top 20 #19: Bringing the dead back to life

Mostly this series is to glorify the original content the Cartoon Network is responsible for.  I would be remiss though not to point out that the network has done much to perserve and show older animation to a new generation.  This was specially true at the beginning when it ran classic Warner Brothers and MGM shorts along side "The Flintstones," or "The Jetsons."  While they didn't go full tilt PBS on the kids, they provided a rich environment to learn the history of animation if only by Osmosis.  Only the Cartoon Network could make Yogi cool again.

Proof positive though that the Network was doing a solid good came later as it began to play "Family Guy," and "Futurama." With a new audience both shows caught on again to be hot enough to be given brand new seasons. This is incredible and almost never happens in TV. Without the Cartoon Network we'd never have seen episodes like "The Late Philip J. Fry." True it's not all roses and lollipops because of the rebirth of "Family Guy," we had to suffer through "The Cleveland Show," but I'm willing to take the risks baby.

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