Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What Other Shows Were We Watching in 1993?

Saturday mornings weren't the only time to watch animation on the networks back in the early '90s.  Remember racing home from school to catch your favorite shows on weekday afternoons?  This Parent's Guide to Children's Entertainment Issue article lists some well-loved classics like "Batman the Animated Series", "Reading Rainbow", and even "Mystery Science Theater 3,000".  Honestly, there aren't too many duds in this list, just shows that I remember being very popular at the time that have since been forgotten. 

Let's get that "Avonlea" nostalgia train rollin', girls!


Art of the Day

5.31.16 - More Mermaids for MerMay!

The perils of posting art week-by-week is that art I made for MerMay and JuneFae is finally appearing here in the middle of... AngeLy?  Ah well.  That's a pretty rad cliff I painted, IMO.

1 comment:

Warren JB said...

Over here in Northern Ireland, Ghostwriter was 'school TV' - one of those shows where once a week the class would troop down to the assembly hall-cum-gym where the big TV was wheeled out and we'd all watch episodic adventures in howe too rite gude. No idea if Ghostwriter was treated that way anywhere else, even in other parts of the UK. I don't know if it's an indictment of our education system, or an indictment of how dull Ghostwriter was.

For a bit of cross-Atlantic reciprocation, look up 'Through The Dragon's Eye'. The costumes and sets are creakier than vintage Doctor Who, but it's a trip.

At the other end of the scale from Ghostwriter: BATMAN. Granted, parts look a bit creaky now, but this thing was a revelation in animation and storytelling after other Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and early 90s. That's been discussed to death on the internet, but somehow it still needs to be acknowledged...