Growing up in suburban Detroit, I was raised on a steady diet of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. However, the package of cartoon shorts syndicated to WKBD-TV, Channel 50 in Detroit consisted mainly of middle-period “Golden Age” Warner Bros. cartoons from the 1950s. More or less these were the same cartoons that also turned up on “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour” (among other titles), airing on CBS Saturday mornings. The most famous Warner cartoons, shorts like What’s Opera, Doc?, One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, etc. were part of these packages.
So popular were these that around the late 1970s another package of syndicated Warner Bros. cartoon shorts turned up, these from the earlier “Golden Age” era of roughly 1944-1948, but this package wasn’t around very long, at least not in the Detroit market. Also, CBS for a time began airin…Read the entire review