It's Saturday Morning. You run downstairs as the sun comes up and frantically flip the television on. Entering into a cartoon wonderland, you sit back and relax for what could be hours of entertainment until your parents wake up. You revel in discovering what new adventures your animated friends will encounter this week.

The cartoons of the 1980's hold a special place in the hearts of those who remember them well. This nostaligic desire manifests itself in memorabilia, ranging from t-shirts to lunchboxes that people still collect and wear today. It is a sub-culture that has been educated to the same values by the same group of teachers.

This site is dedicated to those educators that reached millions of children in the 1980's. It analyzes how the saturday morning institution subtly introduced children to the values of American culture through clever and enthralling cartoons.


Works Cited and Consulted

© Dave Henning

May 2002