We were trapped in the black-and-white TV era amid the late 1950s and early '60s, so seeing familiar animation from the small tube transformed into full big screen splendor was quite a revelation.
I specifically recall the first time I saw Popeye the Sailor's famous spinach in color. The can was red! Who knew?
Those weekly Kiddie Shows rank high among my fondest memories. Even now, I load up the DVDs, making the ritual effort to watch cartoons and a movie on Saturday mornings.
Here's a representative Cartoon Carnival package....
Tom and Jerry in "Cue Ball Cat" (1950)
Popeye in "Taxi-Turvy" (1954)
Bugs Bunny in "Long-Haired Hare" (1949)