TCM’S CARTOON ALLEY

gable.jpgTurner Classic Movies will debut a new monthly half hour program tomorrow morning (Saturday 10/6 at 9:30am EST/ 6:30am PST), CARTOON ALLEY, a showcase for classic cartoons in the Turner library.Now that Cartoon Network has abandoned their classic library (Boomerang doesn’t count in my book – and besides, the rumors of that channel going with exclusively pre-school programming have been getting hotter with each passing month), it’s great to see TCM pick up the ball, and hopefully present these cartoons as the classic films they are. The first outing highlights Warner Bros. cartoons with Clark Gable charicatures (Hollywood Steps Out, Coo-Coo Nut Grove, Malibu Beach Party), the second episode (in December) contains Christmas themed cartoons and the third (during January) features various Oscar nominees. The show is tucked away at wee hours so set your VCR’s & TiVo machines. Consult the schedule on their website for showtimes.