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As you may have heard, the CW11 is gonna cancel the block Vortexx, to make way for live-action family content.  What some of you may not be aware of is that this will mark the end of Saturday morning cartoons on basic broadcast television for the first time in DECADES!  Sure, a lot of the shows through the years were poorly done, but a lot of them I also really enjoyed and they contribute to a huge part of my childhood memories.  With the block being canceled, and with the news that The Hub Network is changing from a channel into only a 6-hour block in the middle of the day, animation on TV is undergoing yet another severe loss of exposure to the country.

So I postulate an idea I developed with :icondoodley:.  The following isn't anything official.  I am only striving to spread the IDEA of this around, to get you guys talking, and so you can form your own idea about what it can become.

What if there was a place online that showed original 1-minute-long animations, made by indie animators, of original creations, on a half-hour show… that would ONLY be seen on a lifestream on Saturday mornings??  It will be Operation: SMC! 

- a video site online would host 1 half-hour per weekend on Saturday morning. 
- each episode would be comprised of around 10-20 animated shorts from online animators.
- each short will span all animation mediums, narrative or musical video, with the only requirement being that they must be kid-friendly and give the viewer a feeling of the old Saturday morning viewing experience from childhood.  Video game-inspired stories, superheroes, 8-bit animation, stop-motion block animation, music videos, review shows, edutainment segments, etc, will be welcome!
- some of them will be an on-going series, but only one episode of a given series will show at least per week.  If the creator cannot for whatever reason make the weekly deadline all the time, other animators will reschedule their episodes to be shown those weeks in place of that.
- they would premiere them in the form of a livestream event with a chat that people can use to share their opinions watching them.
- commercials can air that advertise little known indie artists work like web comics, print comics, and other pieces of art!
- the same half-hour would repeat a few hours later for those who slept in or couldn't watch the first stream.
- After a while, each half-hour episode of the anthology series would be reuploaded to a channel in regular YouTube videos, so anyone can watch them whenever they want.
- The episodes can optionally contain a host who is a talking TV.  The bumps will also have other Saturday morning cartoon elements like a cereal bowl or breakfast food, etc.
- When it gets more successful, they can save money to make a second animated half-hour show aimed at adults, livestreaming at a later time on Saturday.

So it will be sort of like MTV Hits in the form of a show for children.  Or anthology shows like Kablam!, only online.  TV networks constantly need to take animation off blocks just when more animation premieres, because animation is expensive, and a network budget cannot sustain too much for so long.  I'm not thinking of too much work.  A minute or less per episode for one creator isn't a whole lot, and with the advent of online hubs, more profitable opportunities will appear. 

Anyone with new ideas for this can suggest them here!  Also, spread this around on other places online so producers can see it and get their own ideas going! So what do you all think?


See my short
'Norm & Cory' in full!

- Orbis Park won a 2012 ASIFA East Award for Excellence in Design in the Independent Film category.  It tied with an SVA thesis called The Girl And The Fox.  Congratulations to all the winners! And as always, my short can be watched in its entirety here: Orbis Park: !


Andrew K.
United States
Current Residence: (see ID)
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock, oldies, jazz, rythum n' blues, bebop, gospel, orchestrational soundtracks
Shell of choice: Do I look like a mollusk to you?!
Skin of choice: Human flesh?
Favourite cartoon character: Wow, if I had a dollar for each of these!
Personal Quote: "It's not what you are that's important. It's what you do." -Norm


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JonnyBCartoonMan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey Andrew! Thanks for watchin' :+devwatch: and for favin' some of my favorite artwork! :+favlove:

I'll make it up to you by favin' some-a yours! Once again, fantastic work my friend =D
FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my Rayman plushie! 
AriellaMay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fave!! :squee:
stephdumas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thanks for the fav :)
Wareful Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
andrewk Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Welcome!  I love Rayman.
Wareful Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I too. :3
JSGEntertainment Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you're having a good day, Andy (or would you prefer just Andrew)
andrewk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I am!
JSGEntertainment Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear.
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, you get a free request. :D
michaelabeetle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thank you for your fav!
MarkProductions Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!
You could +watch me if you like my art? :)
Have a llama badge!
siinclaiir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE your kappa mickey art >.<
andrewk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
You're so welcome! "D  I enjoyed working on the show!
PrincessPeachFan100 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014 Wanna Help Out? ^^
andrewk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Not sure if I have the time.
PrincessPeachFan100 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Oh, Ok.
filmcity Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
hey dude I just say I love your cartoons & I was wondering if you make another pinky and the brain one like this one from a podcast where there swearing here… or a scene from Rob Paulsen's podcast where he's talking like pinky  here…
andrewk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I'm working on an original animation right now. May not have time.
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