Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday Morning Cartoons is a recurring series in which Brad Gullickson continues the animation-centric ritual of yesteryear. We may no longer schedule our lives around small screen programming, but that doesn’t mean we should forget the necessary sanctuary of Saturday ‘toons.

Browse the entire Saturday Morning Cartoons archive below

Animaniacs Cartoon

‘Animaniacs’ was Designed Purposefully to Stir Chaotic Energy


The ’90s cartoon series behaved unlike any other cartoon series, chasing hysterical absurdity by any means necessary.

She Ra And The Princesses Of Power

The Fight to Shape Self in ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’


‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ provides a beacon for developing souls to follow. Every day is an opportunity for change.

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ Screams So You Will Listen


Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ is not just a bloody bout of prehistoric action. It’s a devastating examination of grief and rage.

Star Trek Lower Decks Cartoon

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ May Be a Cartoon Comedy, But it is 100% ‘Trek’


The cartoon series happily lampoons your favorite franchise but never betrays the soul of Gene Roddenberry.

Mark Mueller Carl Barks Ducktales

Mark Mueller and Carl Barks are the Reasons You Love ‘DuckTales’


While you may not know the names Mark Mueller or Carl Barks, they were crucial in capturing your imagination regarding ‘DuckTales.’

X Men The Animated Series Dark Phoenix

‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ Succeeded Where the Films Often Fumbled


We look back at ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ and celebrate its audacity.

Gargoyles Cartoon

Disney Nearly Built a Cinematic Universe from a Bunch of ‘Gargoyles.’


We return to the early nineties and revel in the unapologetically strange and wonderful ‘Gargoyles’ cartoon series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoons

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Thrive on Cartoon Reboots


The identity of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ required years of revision as the characters hopped from comics to cartoons to movies. 

Superman Max Fleischer

Fleischer Studios Taught Superman to Quit Leaping and Fly


The Fleischer brothers reluctantly agreed to take on Superman, and in the process, they revolutionized the character.