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Cartoons on Channel 9

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Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by mtburb » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm

Anyone remember when CKLW/CBET actually ran real cartoons back in the day? You probably remember Popeye, but he wasn't the only one.

Back between 1958-1962, CKLW brought Windsor and Detroit the Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear Shows, which were among Hanna-Barbera's first cartoon shorts made specifically for television. They all occupied the 6:30 slot on three consecutive days Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Here are newspaper ads for each courtesy of newspapers.com (subscription required to see larger versions):
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/97928033/
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/98338666/
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/98361380/

There's also a decent blog covering these more in depth, though I've heard that it'll be coming to an end soon.


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:35 pm

I remember they showed Tales Of The The Wizard Of Oz. It was made by Crawley Films / Videocraft which later became Rankin Bass. It first ran in the early 60's but I remember it being on channel 9 around 1976. The theme song was the most memorable part about it. Also, it looked a lot different than your average Hannah Barbara product. Alas, I didn't like it as much a Rocky & Bullwinkle or Underdog.



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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by moldyoldie » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:11 am

mtburb wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Anyone remember when CKLW/CBET actually ran real cartoons back in the day? You probably remember Popeye, but he wasn't the only one.

Back between 1958-1962, CKLW brought Windsor and Detroit the Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear Shows, which were among Hanna-Barbera's first cartoon shorts made specifically for television. They all occupied the 6:30 slot on three consecutive days Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Watched 'em every day! :D I got a kick out of some of the regional commercials which would end with a local voice-over disclaimer: "Not available in Canada." My six year-old self would be thinking, "Why the hell not?". :lol


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by RingtailedFox » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:11 pm

I remember watching The Raccoons on Channel 9 in the 1980s and 1990s (hence the inspiration for my username)… I missed when they used to air animation like that which appealed to viewers of all ages... nowadays, theonly animated fare is mostly of the stuff you'd find on PBS or TVO...


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by sfpcc » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:49 pm

Also, I vaguely remember seeing an animated version of Around The World In 80 Days on channel 9.



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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by windsor » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Channel 9 CKLW TV also was the home of the 1966 Marvel Superheroes cartoons for Detroit.I was 3 yrs old at the time and remember vividly watching Capt.America and the Hulk in B/W on Ch9.........here's the opening to Capt.America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVU4HURKEXs


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:23 am

moldyoldie wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:11 am
mtburb wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Anyone remember when CKLW/CBET actually ran real cartoons back in the day? You probably remember Popeye, but he wasn't the only one.

Back between 1958-1962, CKLW brought Windsor and Detroit the Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear Shows, which were among Hanna-Barbera's first cartoon shorts made specifically for television. They all occupied the 6:30 slot on three consecutive days Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Watched 'em every day! :D I got a kick out of some of the regional commercials which would end with a local voice-over disclaimer: "Not available in Canada." My six year-old self would be thinking, "Why the hell not?". :lol
HA! :rollin

Reminded there were several Simpson commercials done for KFC's in Canada that also carried a similar statement captioned on the screen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S90GTdS_PwY

I recall looking into listings in The Toledo Blade and found out they aired Astro Boy on CKLW, one of the first Japanese animated programs to air stateside. Not sure if other Japanese shows found their way to Channel 9 or not back then.
RingtailedFox wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:11 pm
I remember watching The Raccoons on Channel 9 in the 1980s and 1990s (hence the inspiration for my username)… I missed when they used to air animation like that which appealed to viewers of all ages... nowadays, theonly animated fare is mostly of the stuff you'd find on PBS or TVO...
The irony of Americans that could get CBC freely over the airwaves (or on basic cable) is getting to WATCH The Raccoons without paying extra as we had to via The Disney Channel when it first aired! The same also could be said for Fraggle Rock as well!
windsor wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Channel 9 CKLW TV also was the home of the 1966 Marvel Superheroes cartoons for Detroit.I was 3 yrs old at the time and remember vividly watching Capt.America and the Hulk in B/W on Ch9.........here's the opening to Capt.America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVU4HURKEXs
CKLW would've been home to all the Krantz Films productions given their "Canadian Content" involved (Max, the 2000 Year Old Mouse, Rocket Robin Hood, etc.)



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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by handsomebradybreaker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 am

How 'bout "Jerry Booth's Funhouse" on CKLW,Channel 9 ? I ALWAYS watched that cartoon,and Mr. Booth,along with former Keener 13 DJ Frank "Swingin' " Sweeney died last year .



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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:32 pm

handsomebradybreaker wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 am
How 'bout "Jerry Booth's Funhouse" on CKLW,Channel 9?
Watched it EVERY afternoon after school! He showed my drawing of Clyde Casual the purple moose (actually a deer buck from the prop room, but this was black & white TV). "UH-HUH!!!"


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by In The Bleachers » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 am

My favorite on Channel 9 was The Friendly Giant.


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Re: Cartoons on Channel 9

Post by moldyoldie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:47 am

In The Bleachers wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 am
My favorite on Channel 9 was The Friendly Giant.
"Look up, WAAAAY up...." :D
Talk about chill for hyperactive sugar-soaked kids. Loved that show!


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