Revisit your favourite Saturday morning cartoons on Rogers Anyplace TV

Rogers Anyplace TVRemember when Saturday morning wasn’t about sleeping in? Instead, it was about getting up early and parking yourself in front of the tube to watch your favourite cartoons back to back.

I’m talking, of course, about Saturday morning cartoons, such as SpongeBob Squarepants.  Who doesn’t remember watching Bobby’s World before class? Who was your favourite Care Bear? And of course, Bugs Bunny and his Friends could always be counted on for some laughs.

With channels such as Nickelodeon, Teletoon Retro, Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, your kids can get their cartoon fix like never before. These channels are all also available on Rogers Anyplace TV, meaning you can watch many of them from your device of choice (computer, tablet or smartphone) wherever you are.

Thanks to Teletoon Retro and Nickelodeon, which all Rogers cable customers can receive on Rogers Anyplace TV for free until April 5, you can share some of your favourite childhood shows with your children. We recently chatted with Toronto blogger Emma Waverman about doing just that.

Were you a fan of Saturday morning cartoons? What was your favourite cartoon growing up?

I was a fan of Saturday morning cartoons. I remember sitting on the couch with my sister and a cereal box hoping that my mother wouldn’t wake up so we could keep watching.

We loved Josie and the Pussycats and Scooby-Doo and the Justice League – especially with the Wonder Twins. But the best thing that could happen on a Saturday morning was when Schoolhouse Rock! put on “Conjunction Junction”. We loved that one – partially because we never knew when to expect it!

Why were those cartoons your favourite?

I always liked the shows that had girls as the main characters — they were few and far between though!

You have kids now, what are some of their favourite shows?

My boys, especially my 9-year-old, love anything to do with superheroes; so Justice League, the Avengers, Iron Man. And my 7-year old daughter sometimes gets a chance to watch the girlie shows like My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. But she also likes superheroes and dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween two years in a row.

Are you excited to introduce them to the shows you loved as a kid with Teletoon Retro on Rogers Anyplace TV?

Any time you can sit and bond with your kids and introduce them to a little bit of your own history, it’s a good thing. Sometimes the retro cartoons give us a chance to talk about how some things have changed about the world, and some things haven’t.

As a mom, what do you like most about Rogers Anyplace TV?

My daughter often steals my iPad and watches cartoons while her older brothers are watching shows that are just too scary for her. She knows how to work the iPad better than I do.

Where is the oddest place you, or your kids, have used Rogers Anyplace TV?

I found my daughter hiding under the dining room table watching retro cartoons the other day. It took me a while to find her!

What was your favourite Saturday morning cartoon?

Sarah is a regular contributor to RedBoard

Treehouse, YTV, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Family Channel, Nickelodeon, CBC Kids, Teletoon and Teletoon Retro available on Rogers Anyplace TV on desktop.

Treehouse, YTV, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Family Channel, Nickelodeon, CBC Kids and Teletoon available on Rogers Anyplace TV tablet app.

Treehouse, YTV, Nickelodeon, Teletoon and CBC Kids available on Rogers Anyplace TV smartphone app.

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  1. Bhupinder D says: March 31st, 2013 a 3:03pm

    I often say to myself they don’t make cartoons like they used to in the 80′s! The classic Justice League was awesome! Some of my fav Saturday morning cartoons were Alvin & The Chipmunks, Smurfs, Ghostbusters and i think even Pacman. OMG, I loved Pacman cereal!

    Thanks for this stroll down memory lane! :)

  2. Brittany B. says: April 3rd, 2013 a 10:54am

    I used to love watching the old Spiderman and Scooby Doo, the new ones I tried watching with my little sister and they just aren’t the same!

    Pokemon was another favourite, embarrasing, I know.

    Some girlie classics were Pepper Anne, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Braceface, and Totally Spies!

    Oh, how I miss being young!