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Life Magazine on Saturday Morning Cartoons (1972)

1972 was a low-point in the history of the medium (the theatrical release of Fritz The Cat and Snoopy Come Home excepted). That year may also have been the nadir of bad Saturday morning cartoons. Critical writing relating to animated films was practically non-existent (Funnyworld #14 was all we had). Brew reader Tony Wisneske was looking through some old LIFE magazines and found this rather cynical little write-up on the status of the Saturday morning shows. Worth a read to experience the mind-set back then, when the best we had to offer was The Brady Kids, Roman Holidays and The Osmonds. The date of the magazine was December 1, 1972.