Mike Durrett: CONFIDENTIAL

Cartoon Carnival

Saturday mornings during my elementary school years were spent at the neighborhood movie theatre. Each week at 11:30, an older film would be shown, preceded by three color cartoons.

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)

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stickboybob said...

thats awesome. i love popeye

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